Lazio 2-1 Roma: Looking Back at the Derby della Capitale
Lazio 2-1 Roma: Looking Back at the Derby della Capitale

I am starting to become a bit concerned at how poor my predictions have been so far this season, and this weekend’s Rome Derby is no exception. But I am, however. prepared to give myself something of a mulligan for my most recent failure. At the end of the preview […]

Juventus and Antonio Conte Need A Plan B
Juventus and Antonio Conte Need A Plan B

For Juventus supporters, it is hard not to be inspired by Antonio Conte. The passion and intensity shown by the Old Lady’s new commander is infectious, for the players on the pitch as well as the fans in the seats. He has done well in his first five games, but […]

Lazio Against Roma Preview: Who Will Win the Rome Derby?
Lazio Against Roma Preview: Who Will Win the Rome Derby?

  Sunday marks this season’s first addition of the Derby della Capitale, as Rome’s two fierce rivals face each other at the Stadio Olimpico. In a season where Serie A looks to be wide open, winning a tense clash like this could put the wind in a team’s sails and […]

Review of Serie A Season, Five Games In
Review of Serie A Season, Five Games In

The international break gives us a chance to take a look back at this early part of the Serie A season and see what we can take from it. Five game in to 2011-2012 and only one thing is certain, and that is nothing is certain. While it may be […]

Can Ranieri Turn Controversial Red Into Inter’s Rally Point?
Can Ranieri Turn Controversial Red Into Inter’s Rally Point?

Just a week ago, it all seemed to finally be moving in the right direction.  After a painful start to the season, including some terrible losses and a coaching change, Inter looked to be turning the corner.  Claudio Ranieri arrived to take command and seemed to be bringing back the […]

Welcome Back to Big Stage Napoli
Welcome Back to Big Stage Napoli

At the Stadio San Paolo earlier this week, in front of a thunderous support, Napoli made their grand entrance onto the European stage, as they defeated Villareal 2-0 in their first home match in the Champions League. Perhaps it is almost time for the football world to stand up and […]

Moratti Deserves as Much Blame at Inter as Gasperini
Moratti Deserves as Much Blame at Inter as Gasperini

You don’t need an Italian football expert to tell you Gian Piero Gasperini was off to a bad start at Inter. Even though he has lead the Nerazzurri in fewer than a half-dozen competitive matches, his team looked nothing short of horrendous in that time. It can be argued he […]

Serie A Teams in Champions League: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Serie A Teams in Champions League: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good: Thiago Silva snatched a point for Milan It was a typical Barcelona match. The Spanish champions passed the ball around the pitch with ease, albeit after conceding a very untypical-Barca goal in the first minute. They scored two goals off some brilliant movement and looked certain to take […]

Previewing Serie A’s Two Biggest Weekend Matches
Previewing Serie A’s Two Biggest Weekend Matches

We have only played one week in Serie A so far this season, but the drama is already building. This weekend have a matchup between two clubs both with managers already feeling pressure and a genuine top-of-the-table battle. Here is a preview of those two top matches in what promises […]

Juventus: The Old Lady Is Finally Smiling Again
Juventus: The Old Lady Is Finally Smiling Again

You couldn’t have scripted a better beginning of this new era in the already storied history of Juventus Football Club. An incredible new stadium, a new coach, new signings, and they all came together beautifully this past weekend for a 4-1 smashing of Parma. For the first time in a […]

After One Game, Inter Manager Gasperini is Feeling Pressure
After One Game, Inter Manager Gasperini is Feeling Pressure

Well, it certainly didn’t take very long for media and supporters to turn on Inter’s new coach Gian Piero Gasperini and his tactics, all of one league match to be exact. But what’s worse is that Inter’s top brass may have as well. Losing the opening match of the season […]

Roma Is Making Me Nervous Already
Roma Is Making Me Nervous Already

Before a ball has even been kicked in the upcoming Serie A season, I have already begun doubting my preseason predictions, specifically that Roma will end the season outside of the top five. But I don’t except all of the fault for this festering feeling of impending failure. Most of […]

Previewing Opening Weekend in Serie A: Milan vs. Lazio
Previewing Opening Weekend in Serie A: Milan vs. Lazio

  The football gods are finally smiling on the calcio faithful.  We have made our way through a player strike and a whirlwind transfer window to finally get to the start of actual football matches.  Serie A begins Friday, and normalcy will at last return…well, as much as we can […]

Serie A Predictions for 2011-12 Season: First Place — AC Milan
Serie A Predictions for 2011-12 Season: First Place — AC Milan

Take a poll of pundits and fans and you will be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t think Barcelona will win La Liga, Manchester United will win the Premier League, and AC Milan will win Serie A. And who are we to disagree? The fact is predicting that Milan will […]