Yes, i would say your comparison is accurate. Our biggest rivals are Inter by a good margin, we call it derby d'Italia and the heat with Torino is huge regardless of how well they are doing being from the same city (derby della Mole, or simply derby di Torino). I do remember Adebayor getting mad hate when he left for City, but was to be expected !
The hate for Adebayor was based on the rubbish that came out of his mouth. He is a greedy motherfucker only concerned by his wage packet. Still, he plays for an inferior club now so I don't care.
What is the perception of Lorik Cana in Italy? He is one of my favourite players.
Duncan, Henman was brilliant. Did the absolute best he could with his career. We Brits expect too much at times.