Everybody, lose the long faces and chin up right now! 
How can we be sad or depressed when we are STILL top to the table, with only 2 games to go and STILL masters of our own destiny. A year ago that would have been simply unimaginable. 
Just take a look at the front cover. I know you already saw it at the main page, but still scroll up and really look at it. If that’s the spirit in the team, why the hell shouldn’t it be our own too?! We are a solid team with good bonds and are STILL rocking Serie A. 
Indeed, the team failed to make the most of the match against Lecce, but it was no way Gigi‘s fault alone. We could not convert our chances when they had gone down to 10 men. And the bonus gap we had ahead of Milan was reduced to a single point.  
That being said, we must leave it behind. There are 6 points up for grabs and collecting them will make us champions.  Now I don’t want to speculate and suggest we depend on other results, but anything short of a Milan win vs Merda, coupled with our success in Trieste will hand us the crown this very week..but again, let us not speculate and instead just play our game. 


THE GOOD


Since Cgliari are having some trouble with thier home pitch, we will instead be playing at Stadio Nereo Rocco, which makes for little a visit as it is much closr to Turin than Cagliari. And since the Tyrrhenian Sea cannot be crossed from the island of Sardinia on a cheap swim, I think it likely that we meet a depleted amount of Rossoblu fans at Trieste, especially when around 30,000 Bianconeri fans are expected.


Buffon was the one who made the mistake. How is this good news, I hear my dog say? Why, because if there is someone in the team that can bounce back from such a horrid mistak, it‘s him. Don‘t forget he‘s a super hero. Super Gigi. 

THE BAD


Paolino suffered from a thigh strain, which will not only keep him away from Trieste, but from the 2 remaining fixtures altogether, and coming at a time whe he was hitting top form, and a deserved spot in the Euros had been suggested. This sucks, as Chiello will be fielded as LB if we defend with 4, and Esti or Martín as LWB if we defend with 3. Esti hasn’t been great defensively, and Martín proved to be much less efficient vs Lecce when coming from the left. 



THE UGLY


We will all sort of be cheering for Merda, which is always ugly shit.  





CAGLIARI


Even though the Sardi remain unbeaten in their last 5 “home” games, they still hold an unflattering record of late, with just one victory in their past 6 games, altogether. We must be wary of some of their players, as we meet former Juventini duo Ariaudo and Ekdal, which are both talented.  On defense they boast one of their most promising talents in Astori. The reason why we follow him as a target, as many other top clubs do, is because he is a solid defender, getting more intelligent and sharp by the day.  Another target we have is the well know Nainggolan, who is a key part in Cagliari’s midfield and success. Further up front we may well be prepared for a probable duo, yet another Colombian named Victor Ibarbo, who is young and powerfull. And the Chilean Mauricio Pinilla, who is not world class, but is consistent enough to make him a very decent striker. 


Not much to be said apart from the very title of this post.  
It was will and courage that brought us here, now is the time to maximize our potential and prove to ourselves and to the world what we are made of, and just exactly why Europe should be scared again. 


STARTING XI


No more funny names until the get all “This is Sparta Turin!” again.


I am picking Pepe for the midfield. He has proven for over a year that he can operate on both flanks.


Buffon/Barzagli-Bonucci-Chiellini/Lichtsteiner-Vidal-Pirlo-Marchisio-Pepe/Matri-Vucinic.


I for one will be three pronged on Sunday.  iPad with Forum on right hand. Laptop with the Milans game.  T.V with our destruction of Cagliari. And lying on the bed with a 39 degree fever (I kid you not), and pretty much postponing every bit of work I have due for Monday.


FIORE
MERDA
NAPOLI
PALERMO
LAZIO
ROMA
CESENA
NOVARA
LECCE
CAGLIARI
ATALANTA
SCUDETTO


Fino alla fine.
Pablo Giles
Giles09

P.S- Why did Conte bring all the squad to Trieste, and I mean ALL the squad, Milos and all.
Is he preparing for a celebration? I wonder…