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Fans About The Derby – Part II

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We continue with the next question.

2. Our fondest memories are bound to be exceptional goals, games and wins. But what special memories do you have regarding your own actions (preparations, celebrations, trips) towards the derby?

Jasper: The thought of the derby starts haunting me from the final whistle of the previous Serie A game. Then the derby week starts where you need to know everything about upcoming match as well as look up every previous victory. No outragegous celebrations come to my mind. Just the usual Galliani-Crudeli crazyness during goals and final whistle. And my only derbytrip was the 4-3 loss.

DugiNesta: Today its the fourth day I didnt take off my Milan jersey. (I wore my Nesta jersey for two days and in the last two days I’m wearing Pirlo’s). I remember that one of my craziest moments watching the derby was in the clashes in Champions League especially when Sheva scored the goal in the semifinal. I was only 11 or 12 then and I remember that I went running, jumping, screaming and crying in my yard. And I hurt my hand while I was jumping.

The other one was when Sheva scored a superb goal with his left foot in the returning leg of quarterfinal I was at my cousins house who also is a Milan fan and I remember us jumping all over the house and that day we broke a table, a window, some glass, a phone. I have many other memories for example last year when they beat us 4-0 I broke my iPhone and broke a window by trying to hit my brother cause he’s an inter fan.

Sven: First I avoid to watch Milan games like these on bars and public spaces. This is something I promissed to myself in 2007. I can watch a normal Serie A fixture, but games like this I want to stay at home. I also avoid contact with supporters of other Italian teams pre-derby cause this can ruin my mood. Somehow I choose to live the derby my own way. And alcohol, I simply need alcohol.

inomilan: I remember having a conference in yahoo messenger with my friends and giving them links to watch the derby. It was in the 07-08 season, the 2nd derby, the one we won. I remember it fondly because I just graduated high school, and looking back, that was the game that got my friends interested in football. So yeah, it’s special to me because for once, I’m not alone watching Milan play.

Sage: I never prepare anything for any game, but the main difference is that for this derby im going to be extremely tense, there is so much on the line and just thinking of it gets me nervous.

seveners: I don’t have any preparations , just too nervous to do anything, sometimes my body shaking a bit during the match, it’s really uncomfortable, till now i still can’t find a way to makes me feel better during the game. The 6-0 victory always become a special derby. At that day we really put them back to where they are trully belong.  s***

Cristina: The game is usually in the middle of the afternoon for me. I wake up late because I won’t be able to get anything done while waiting (too nervous). I usually watch it at home with my dad, and the same 2-3 cousins when they can make it. We all root for Milan, it’s great when we win, very depressing if we lose – each contributing to the memories.

Congo Powers: ~i ONLY watch the game by myself. a long time ago, as a rash youth, i watched it with other people. im just an unpleasant person during this occasion…it doesnt work out. sometimes friends ask to watch it with me, i oblige, but its a clearly defined understanding of 100% pro milan irrelevant of anything else.

Sod-Lod: I witnessed most of the derby games, i prepared for it as if I’m going to splash a speech in the crowder auditorium, buy Milan shirt, help my Friends for the festival (Pre and Post) and selecting phrases and quotes for the banner and make sure our members are ready for the show.

Each one is like a page in the memory history to flash it back and enjoy with it is sweetness and bitterness moments, but the best were 6-0, 4-2, 2-1 + 2-0 & 3-0 CL and recently 1-0 victories.

Pedro: None. Nothing special at least.

Giova21: I’ve been to one derby, May 2008 when Inzaghi and Kaka scored, that’s easily my most memorable, was just surreal but in terms of prep for it well I did nothing out of the ordinary. As for other derbies I have my suspicions as to what to wear, what to say even so much as what to eat, another thing I try to avoid is watching it with my friend George. He’sa very good friend of mine but his lack of intensity and understanding of what it means to me means his negative energy often I feel affects the result and performance of the team.

diehardmilanist: I am 18 years old almost and I have been a fan of Milan since 7. I have been wearing a nameless Milan T-Shirt for 5 days in a row now,and I plan to wear it till the derby night,during the match as well. This match,I am watching it in a Rossonero cafe here in Shkodra,where there are no other fans except Milans allowed to enter,and there is a big screen to watch the match and I think it will be awesome if we won it.

Charbel: It’s funny to be honest. I usually get myself ready by just seeing the formations and watching a couple of Milan clips. Then, I give myself a rest as I feel that in someway I’m going to contribute to the win, whether it’s jinxing Inter or anything…I feel I’m a part of it. It’s not only a derby feeling, but for some reason I get really nervous thinking that losing will be my fault to a certain degree..

Senatore_M84: For me, the best one was the euro-derby. The way inter collapsed. The way, milan was owning them, with sheva near top of his game, and kaka, pirlo ,gattuso and everyone at there bests.

Sheva’s goal to put milan up 3-0 was icing.

And fact they had to forfeit even though they had NO CHANCE at winning was just icing. Additional embarrassment. Kind of summed up my feelings towards them in pre-calciopoli era. I remember watching this one with my friend (who will be mentioned below), probably lowest I’ve ever seen him. Was great

My own actions…. I have traditions. Game is typically on at 11:30-11:45 am my time. I like to wake up early, put on a milan shirt immediately, and watch highlights. Get myself excited. It’s hard to explain, there’s a real anticipation

Dwa Milan: The most memorable derby in the last few years probably the 3-2 victory after coming back from a 2-0 down, the emotion after that comeback is just great. I never really made any special plan (unless I’m watching it in the stadium), probably just watching it by myself if since it’s better to do that coz I can go wild without embarrassing myself.

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