1- Make us a presentation: Age, real name, place of birth and current residence, that you study or work, tastes and hobbies, etc …
Dario, 47, Italian from Rome. Biologist, PhD in environmental sciences. I’m specialised in biodiversity and protected areas. I worked in many countries… Yemen, Cuba, Philippines, China, Lao, Sao Tomé and Principe, etc. Viet Nam and Cape Verde are the two countries where I spent longer time, and where my roots expanded most. I used to spend most of my working time in the field, but with career development I had progressively to move into offices. That made me understand how happier I was before…
My interests include travels (especially on my VW T2 van), workers class’ and independence’s movements (especially from the 20th century), football, music (especially from late 60s / early 70s), French existentialist writers, mountain trekking, etc.
Women, diversity and defence are the three key words of my life.
2-You have been in a Goleada for a long time and at the same time you have little for so many successes that you have achieved, what is your secret? And what do you advise the newest?
I won a lot at league level, true. In my second full season in Goleada I lost the title on goal difference. I won it in my third season. This is about a special feeling with the game.
Anyway, I loss 5 international finals on 7 I played. This is why I’d define myself in Goleada more as a “successful loser” than a “winner”. I remember when the press described this way coach Sven Goran Eriksson… someone the many recognise as very good, but that “je manca sempre un soldo, pe fa na lira”, as per roman’s slang. (“always lacks a penny to make a pound”).
To the new managers, if they really want to be competitive, I suggest them to pay attention on everything, because everything is important in Goleada to be competitive. Every income, every tactic detail, every player on the market, can makes a small, but decisive difference in the right moment.
Luckily, Goleada provides managers with all the possibilities. Each manager can set his/her own targets and try to reach them with the available time. This makes Goleada potentially interesting for everybody.
3-Tell us 3 outstanding managers of old goleada and 3 others with views of future outstanding
I don’t know about “old” Goleada, since I’m here since Jan 2019. When It was asked to me to rank the three top managers, I voted Aptul, @Danciualin and RedStar in this order. There are two more managers I had to think if they do not deserve to stay in this top 3, they are @Max’71 and Ececchi.
There are several other top managers that I do really like and consider as very strong, but I think the managers I named are the best because since I arrived in Goleada, they have been almost all time long at the top of international competitions.
I do respect managers that implement golden generation strategies, but for me the managers playing to win international competitions not implementing the golden generation approach worth most of consideration. Aptul and @Max’71 make miracles in the market every season to stay there. Cris and RedStar apply hybrid strategies mid-way between golden generation and steady high level.
I particularly appreciate Aptul, because he is one of the very few managers excelling in adapting his tactics to the players he has, rather than the opposite. This approach provides him an economic surplus on the market that makes possible his seasonal “miracles”. Alin(@DanciuAlin) is also good in that approach. Like in real football, the best managers are those able to turn skilled players into champions…
Very interesting the part of the question about the new arrivals… I like to watch in the leagues to seek the fast-growing newest. 🙂
For what I see, 2020 managers’ generation is very rich of interesting managers, I think richer than 2019 generation. If I have to point out only three, maybe Feinos, Hjking and Pipo68. In Italy there are also very active and interesting managers such as DocFab, LauraB and several others, but in Italy they need longer time before to reach international appeal. The two Hungarian managers are also developing quite fast. Some of them will be top managers, soon or later… 🙂
4-Tell us an anecdote from your real life and another within Goleada
A long-time friend of mine – that I unsuccessfully tried to bring into this game – said that after my arrival, the owner of the game will have to rename Goleada in “Catenaccio”. 😀 It was not, of course.
5-What can you tell us about your nick “cosmoanarca”? and Why Cape Verde?
The nick comes from university time. It recalls me the most beautiful “lady” of the ideas, the anarchy, but at the same time it recalls me the entropy of the universe. It makes me think to the “irresistible wish” of the molecules that compound our bodies to spread all over the universe asap, while we struggle to keep them all together a bit longer.
Cape Verde became my main living place since 2013. Till 2015 I was moving for periods to China and other countries where I was working at that time, but since 2016 I have been working steadily in CV. I spend some of my time in Italy too.
Unluckily, covid was a terrible earthquake in my (professional) life, reducing tremendously my possibility to travel and to get new assignments. I hope we all can get off of it asap.
6-For your taste, what is left over in Goleada? and what is missing?
I’d happily dispense with RedStar complaints on the dashboard and in my match’s chats.
Last season, in a match with his team at 473 ATSP, he lost 4-1 with Cosmoanarca playing almost the whole second half 11 vs 9 due to two red cards on Cosmoanarca players (talking about luck…). Despite of that, a few days later he appeared in the chat of the match between Cosmoanarca and Areal (a 325 ATSP team), claiming that Neytiri was not playing to defeat Cosmoanarca. He is not able to defeat Cosmoanarca 11 vs 9 with at 473 ATSP, but he expects a team at 325 and 11 vs 11, to do that! 😀
He is often appearing in matches between Cosmoanarca and Areal teasing Paula. He writes posts on the dashboard referring to imaginary combines of our teams. He used a beautiful participatory discussion on large capitals’ tax for non-supporter teams at the committee, to frontally attack me and Paula (the proposal was not mine, I did not supported the proposal as it was delivered, I never referred to him and his teams in that discussion also because they were not interested by the proposal, and I did not answered to the provocation). He also finds the way to write about Cosmoanarca and Neytiri in his personal interview. What is all that about?
Goleada only misses the time of Mitaka. Sometimes I don’t like his proposals, but I’m sure if he could spend more time here, we would certainly appreciate the game more and more. Recently, he seems very active on the game… let’s cross the fingers! 🙂
7-This question only accepts one word for an answer, whatever comes to mind the fastest:
GOLEADA- challenging fun
FOOD- taste everything
CITY- Roma (but I love and hate)
COLOR- Dark Red
8-Tell us something about the most important game you have played in Goleada:
I think two matches make of Cosmoanarca a “successful loser” rather than a “winner”. The champions’ finals of season 64 (vs RedStar), and of season 66 (vs Aptul’s Steaua).
In season 64, I loss the final the day before. In the last league match, I put in the line-up only reserve players, like I use to do before an international final. The match was not relevant for any target. At half time Cosmoanarca was losing 0-1, I was tempted, and I decided to put in my best player, a 550 TSP forward; my 2nd forward was at 430 TSP… After 10 minutes of the second half he got a red card (talking about luck…) and I fucked-up that way the champions’ final. I managed to keep the final match 1-1 till minute 83’. I’m sure with a different gunfire support it would have been a different match.
Aptul in his interview told a tale about our champions’ finals a bit different from my understanding. In season 56, he dominated both, the group match and the final, not just the final. I was lucky enough to tie the group match. But yes, he perfectly understood my approach and Steaua destroyed Cosmoanarca in the final. I paid my limited experience at that time.
In season 66 final, Cosmoanarca played better in the group match, but probably less than what the score said (3-0). I’m sure Cosmoanarca played much better than Steaua during the first half of the final, but Steaua tied at 45’. There I understood I was going to lose the match. At that level, if your team plays better, but not concretize its prevalence in the score, your opponent is generally able to find solutions to balance or turn the match to his/her side. Here is, Steaua played better the first 30 game minutes of the second half, scored twice, and won the match. When I found new solutions, it was too late to recover the match. Cosmoanarca lost the match 1-3, but replays gave it 60% victory vs 36% of Steaua. Replays don’t say all about how a match was played by teams/managers, but help to understand. I think Cosmoanarca deserved at least to play overtimes in that match. 🙂
9-Surprise the community with something that we do not know about you or about Goleada:
The man in the Cosmoanarca’s avatar is Tommaso Maestrelli, “il maestro”. He is the trainer of the first national title for Lazio, my favourite team in real life. He was a communist former partisan that led to the national title an improbable mix of talented and insane hotheads (many of them politically far right positioned). Lazio from ’74 is one of those unconventional tales that football provides us sometimes. If someone is interested to insight the topic this is a reasonably good summary of that experience (but terrible translation from Italian to English): https://x-sport.news/iorestoacasa-the-stories-of-the-goodnight-lazio-74-the-band-maestrelli-the-team-the-most-insane-ever/
It is a pity that globalization and money are reducing the possibility of those experiences to occur.
Once Maestrelli said “in Lazio I found what I was looking for”. Talking about games, I can say with Cosmoanarca I found what I was looking for. 🙂
P.S-So far the interview that I most wanted to do and the last of this interview phase …
That of a friend, a great person, a great teacher for the new Goleada managers, a true traveler and football lover, a great Lazio supporter and a well deserved member of the Goleada committee …
Thank you very much Dario for making you known and for being like that, for my part, never change friend (great successes in Goleada and even more in real life