Grandes Managers: Diana Millan [Interview]

Interviewer (Pipo68)

1º Make a presentation, age, place of birth, likes and hobbies …

Diana Millan

You all know my name and surname. I was born in Livorno (my mother’s hometown) 47 springs ago (48 in November, we women are very tax on the XD age). I have a degree in theology. I have lived in Pisa for almost 30 years. In my youth, I was a big fan of RPGs, especially AD&D. I have been writing short stories for many years and I have also won some prizes and had flattering placements in various competitions. Now I am following more demanding projects, two novels. I love cats (but all animals), nature, cinema, books, Rome (my father’s hometown) and Rome (of which my dad was a big fan) and, of course, my husband not necessarily in this order 🙂

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2º Where you met Goleada and why you like it more than other games …

Diana Millan

I met Goleada through my husband who immediately became passionate about the game, making me passionate too and without whom I would not have been able to understand how it works 🙂 I like him very much, despite not having had other managerial experience, because besides to remind me a little about role-playing games, in my opinion it is an excellent simulation of real football and live games can be a lot of fun (it depends who you play with).

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3º tell us an anecdote of the game and another of real life that makes us laugh or cry …

Diana Millan

Many of the toughest battles that I fought in Goleada were right against my husband to whom I managed to blow some badges both in the Italian and in the GB Championship (but they are more than he managed to blow me -.- ) or, losing with me, lost the championship with someone else. But we still love each other 🙂 The anecdote: my husband is Pisan and Romanist, and being a Roma fan in Pisa is not at all common so, when I met him, I thought my dad had sent me.

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4º Surprise the community with something most of them don’t know about Goleada or you …

Diana Millan

In my youth I practiced ninjitsu and I was avid reader of manga. I love Chinese and Japanese culture very much and I find oriental philosophies and martial arts wonderful.

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5º favorite team or manager of Goleada …

Of managers (and consequently of teams) that I like there are many: I cannot fail to name the Maestro first, Aptul. But also Cosmoanarca, Danciualin23, Max71, MaxDino who, together with my husband, holds an absolute record: NEVER be relegated, Diabolik67, Marvelmouse and there are many managers that I value for many reasons both for playing and for personal reasons: Leon1912, Melga, Harrisonsml only to name a few. I also remember one that unfortunately no longer plays, MatCap85 who gave us the first silver in the European and the first gold in the World Cup. The list would be too long. And of course my husband. And, of course, I cheer for the women who play and I sincerely hope that soon, they will become really strong!

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6º What was the most important or memorable game you played in Goleada and what happened in the end? …

Diana Millan

The most memorable game .. there were several but the World Cup final against rs’s France was epic. The satisfaction of having beaten him was indescribable. Even more because it did nothing but insinuate that it was not I who played it but my husband, ruining the pre and post game with shameful post misogynists but on the other hand the tongue beats where the tooth hurts 🙂

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7º They say this is a game for men but every day you are wrong, what would you say to all those mans …

Diana Millan

A men’s game? I see it as a game. Looking at things as if they were blue or pink seems very primitive to me. It is true that football, like many other sports (I love e.g. rhythmic gymnastics and ice skating which probably have a more female than male following) is traditionally more followed by men than women, but this must not be an impediment so that women approach worlds that have been the prerogative of men only and women’s football, which has recently come to the fore, shows it that for the new managers I simply say that it is a wealth that there are also women playing football and in Goleada and that everyone can learn from everyone.

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8º And finally the question that all Goleada managers are waiting for, single or married? Hahahaha …

Diana Millan

I believe that even the stones know that I am Emiliano’s wife: D
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… So far the interview with an exceptional manager and from my point of view, also an exceptional person, when I entered Goleada, both Diana and her husband Emiliano Ececchi received me very well, which made me feel very comfortable in this game, something that is important to me; So, thank you friend Diana for being like this and for giving us a piece of your real life and also your virtual life (Goleada)…
No one can deny that you are a great manager on your own merits

Interview by Pipo68

 

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