Memories…By: Dylan | July 9th, 2011
9th of July 2006. The fact that we won the World Cup meant very little to me, it was the way in which we won that made us special.
The cancer that still is Calciopoli had just been let loose. Italian football was entering a very dark place. Corruption and fraud were a common sight. Yet for one day we managed to win by overcoming our difficulties. What a memory.
Exactly five years on, and 2006 is just that. A memory. The fact is Italian football is still in that very dark place thanks to certain individuals. Events such as 2006 and Inter winning the Champions League only take us out of that place for a short period of time. We need a permanent solution to Calciopoli. Which is for the culprits to be punished and a system in place that would prevent another such event to ever take place again. I wish Calciopoli was just a memory, but sadly it is still very much alive.
For a proper look at 2006 have a look at Elaine’s Quattro Stelle: 2006