The difficulty of an “award” like the Androberto Guaracciolo lies in the fact that when the entire team puts in a non-performance, it’s very difficult to pick one winner.
Sure, we could give it to the entire team, but Alexandros Tzorvas wouldn’t deserve that, seeing as he was the only one who put in something that came close to “heart” and “spirit”. We could give it to the defense, for giving the Milan strikers an opportunity to do whatever they wanted for 90 minutes, but they definitely weren’t the only ones to blame.
What about the attack? Almost not getting any shots in at all? Hmm, no. I can’t even give it to Zampa for his post-match comments (“This game reminded me of the Udinese thrashing”) because He Who Would Better Shut The Fuck Up was actually right…this time.
You can see this was a difficult decision. In the end, it was pretty much a tie between Josip Iličič and Devis Mangia. Iličič was practically invisible for 90 minutes, not contributing anything to the team. Combined with his attitude problems, there’s no reason to start him in the next game. We need Zahavi back. But the first Ultra Palermo Androberto Guaracciolo Award goes to Devis Mangia. Some might find it harsh, but while Iličič is only to blame for his own terrible performance, Mangia takes responsibility for bad calls that damaged the entire team. Starting a slightly injured Miccoli and replacing him by Alvarez (really, an attacking midfielder), not subbing Iličič, still hanging on to Della Rocca instead of giving Bačinovič a chance and playing for a dull draw for the entire match.
Mangia has already done great things for the team, but the Milan game showed his inexperience. Therefore, he gets the award. Luckily, nothing went too bad, seeing as Inter and Roma lost and most other teams only got a draw.