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Dear Andrea, I Write to You

May 9, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Editors note: This is a translation of a letter first posted at Juve a Tre Stelle, an Italian language Juventus site. It was written by Benny (@SonoGobbo) and translated into English by David Tenenbaum

The sporting chronicle of these days tells us that Juventus, OUR Juventus, has written another memorable page in history, and for that reason I will be forever grateful. Only three years ago it would have been somewhat foolhardy to believe that, a little later, OUR Juve would be able to achieve such a goal and this is thanks to the work, planning, patience, and, great desire for redemption that all the Bianconeri craved after the burning, indelible, and, still bleeding wounds of Calciopoli.

To paraphrase the words of our coach, we know that winning is never easy, we know that winning is an easy word to say but difficult to actualize. We know that castles are not built overnight, and above all we know that they cannot and must not be constructed with sand. Thanks to his work, to the work of his precious collaborators, the name Juventus has returned to be read in the stadiums of Europe that count. And this is our natural habitat, it’s where we want to stay.

The continuation of the long period of crisis that the Italian economy is going through, together with the loss of appeal of Italian football to our European competitors, did not prevent OUR glorious club from constructing what has become OUR house, theater, and, witness of our victories. Nor has it prevented OUR glorious club from exponentially increasing its revenues within a few years.

All this is thanks to the ability to know how to plan, thanks to the patience of the fans who know we had to wait before returning to win. This shows that the Bianconeri people, the one with a capital B, will have the patience to return to win, also, in Europe.

No one will ever ask you to win the Champions League next year, no one will ever ask you to force the milestone. That which we ask, if anything, will be to fight on every soccer field, in every stadium of Europe, until the last drop of sweat.

However, one thing is fundamental, one thing is essential: to lead our troops, to command our deeds, there has to be our leader, our captain, our mentor: Antonio Conte. Because there’s no one like him, black and white from birth, gobbo (hunchback, gobbo/i is a popular nickname in Italy for Juventus and her supporters) in the soul, he knows the meaning of the word JUVENTINITA, because nobody knows the meaning of the word JUVENTUS like him, nobody knows the word WINNING like him. Juventus is a family, a big family and if you can be considered our father, Antonio is our brother and a father would not abandon their child EVER. A father would NEVER let these brothers separate and would do anything to keep his family united.

And if it is true that, at Juventus, winning isn’t important, it’s the only thing that counts, it is also true that we want to continue to win with ANTONIO CONTE. Even if Antonio also had doubts about our patience, even if Antonio had doubts about our desire to continue to dream with him, show him this letter.

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 10, 2014 at 2:41 am

    So i was on my way to subway and after i parked my car, i stumbled upon something so awesome! Look at what someone stuck on their company truck:

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 10, 2014 at 2:49 am

      And i was just walking back to my car and look what the same truck has on its rear!

      Straight reppin! :p

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        philip_manila May 10, 2014 at 10:08 am

        its a sign that Juve will win against Roma

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          Marc Dominic Zaroli May 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm

          Yes, the truck knows

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    philip_manila May 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

    all in for me

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      dinodelfino May 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      mamma mia!!!!

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      JanJuveNL May 10, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Holy. shit.

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      JuventusBuffon May 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Sweet mother of God dude…. if we lose it will mean nothing to us, but it will mean whole lot more to you lol.

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      Hanna May 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      i dont understant this

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 11, 2014 at 12:45 am

        Hes making it rain :p

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      tpick May 11, 2014 at 12:16 am

      What do you do for a living that allows you to throw that kind of money around?

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        philip_manila May 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm

        made an investment of 5k USD every start of the season.. actually, already won almost 50kUSD.. i select which game i have to bet,.. the benfica match i did not bet

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 11, 2014 at 12:26 am

      Ahem! You know if you have that much to throw in on a bet, surely you could donate at least 300$ on my shopping fund 🙂

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        tpick May 11, 2014 at 12:36 am

        ya, buy us all a jersey, damn.

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          Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 11, 2014 at 12:44 am

          Two! Jerseys with a name and number.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm

        Isn’t phil from like Indonesia or something? Where it’s about 1000$ to the pound?

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          philip_manila May 11, 2014 at 11:31 pm

          from philippines

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    Marc Dominic Zaroli May 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    So apparently Dortmund have broken rules by negotiating with immobile.. That’s good news, hopefully the deal won’t happen now. Also it seems that the conte leaving rumours are picking up..

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      dinodelfino May 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      i will be fucked off if conte goes mate,there’s no need!!!!

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm

        As long as we get a good replacement I won’t be too bothered but I do think we should keep him, especially if it means we have to build a more competitive squad

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          dinodelfino May 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm

          can’t see anyone getting maximum impact like conte does.Mourinho?…..yeah…but thats not happening.

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

            Wouldn’t want him! If conte leaves id love Montella. Spalletti would be good too

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            dinodelfino May 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm

            whats the prob anyway??is it this fucking monaco????im getting old marc,lol i dont like change.

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            JanJuveNL May 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

            Lol that has nothing to do with age:) i agree with you dino, Conte should stay

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 10, 2014 at 7:20 pm

            Hahah! Manaco are apparently offering him 8mil a year and dominion over transfers and they can afford the players he wants.. For 8mil a year I can see why his head is turned

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      JanJuveNL May 10, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Man with all the Dortmund talks I only want him more! I mean he’s only 24! How long has it been that a player of that age or younger became topscorer in serie a?

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    Marc Dominic Zaroli May 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    If there was an once of respect left in mazzarri before this it has certainly gone.. not starting zanetti in his send off is a insult and a discrace in my eyes. He may have spent his carrer at inter but the man remains a legend and should have started his last game so he too could have had a moment like del piero had with us.

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 11, 2014 at 12:27 am

      The club and everything about it is a disgrace. Zanetti doesnt deserve that.

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    Marc Dominic Zaroli May 10, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Also it seems that scuffet has been pretty so-so, shall we say? of late, now this is why you shouldn’t get too hyped up on goalkeepers so soon. It’s such a fragile position.

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    JanJuveNL May 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    https://football-italia.net/49016/torino-accuse-bvb-over-immobile

    It doesn’t seem like we’re putting in much effort to keep him.. I guess i’ll just get him on fifa

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 10, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Seems like such an odd thing for us to do, he’s everything we want in a striker.. young, Italian and most importantly can score goals

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    Marc Dominic Zaroli May 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    And there is one more reason we should be keeping immobile

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    tpick May 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    With AC losing it looks like we will be stuck behind Portugal in the coefficient for a few years. Parma/Torino dont have what it takes in Europe.

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 11, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      It’ll still only be a year, as long as we stay on a par with them next season (which we will) we will be back ahead of them next season

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    JuventusVidal May 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    so apparently storari is supposed to start tomorrow. you might regret making that bet philip lol