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Author Archives: David McBride

Serie A Predictions for 2011-12 Season: Third Place — Juventus

Posted on by David McBride

For most clubs in Italy, finishing seventh in Serie A for two consecutive seasons would be considered a positive result. But for a club like Juventus, it is nothing short of a crisis. Since their banishment to Serie B, Juventus … Continue reading

Serie A Clubs Face Tough Draw in Champions League Group Stage

Posted on by David McBride

The draw is set for the upcoming Champions League group stages, so let’s take a look at the groups in which the Italian clubs will be playing. GROUP A: Bayern Munich (Germany) Villarreal (Spain) Manchester City (England) Napoli (Italy) GROUP … Continue reading

Serie A Predictions for 2011-12 Season: Fourth Place — Napoli

Posted on by David McBride

Picking Napoli to finish fourth, a spot behind last year’s finish, is certainly not a popular prediction. Most fans of Serie A fell madly in love with their attractive attacking style last season, and would be happy to see them … Continue reading

Serie A Predictions for 2011-12 Season: Fifth Place – S.S. Lazio

Posted on by David McBride

This season’s Serie A campaign looks to be one of the most competitive in recent memory. With the top clubs from the last few seasons getting older, and upstarts gaining more experience, the gap seems to be closing and fans … Continue reading

Is Juventus’s Search for a Left Winger a Symptom of a Bigger Problem?

Posted on by David McBride

Juventus has been very busy this summer, something we are all used to by now, but it seems their business is not yet concluded. Earlier this week club director Giuseppe Marotta revealed the Turin giants are looking to sign at … Continue reading

Can Antonio Conte Help Andrea Pirlo Find His Magic Again?

Posted on by David McBride

So far this summer, Juventus has spent money all over the pitch, already adding ten players to their books as of this writing. But despite spending somewhere in the range of 70 million euros on new transfer fees and making … Continue reading

Juventus, Fiorentina and Inter Milan Transfer News

Posted on by David McBride

Hamburg rejects Juve bid for Dutch winger After signing striker Mirko Vucinic last week, Juventus has turned its attention towards filling the hole the team has on the left wing. Over the last few days the focus of their search … Continue reading

Italy 2-1 Spain: New Coach Cesare Prandelli Gets A Major Confidence Boost

Posted on by David McBride

Yes, it may have been “just a friendly,” but anytime you can claim a victory over the reigning world and European champions, it is something worthy of getting excited over. Italy’s 2-1 win at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari … Continue reading

Inter Milan Transfer Rumors: Maicon, Sneijder and Eto’o

Posted on by David McBride

Internazionale have spent much of this week in Beijing, China preparing to defend their Italian Supercoppa tomorrow against city rivals AC Milan. But all the talk surrounding the club has been focused on potential transfers including some very big names. … Continue reading

Wesley Sneijder Transfer Saga Continues, and Other Serie A Transfer News

Posted on by David McBride

The Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United saga continues to evolve, as the move seems to be picking up steam. But the rumors are somewhat conflicting to say the least. Reports from England in the last 24 hours suggest Inter have … Continue reading

Mirko Vucinic Signs With Juventus In £13.1m Deal

Posted on by David McBride

Juventus announced today the signing of Montenegro international Mirko Vucinic, ending the clubs long search for an impact striker. The former Roma star will cost the Turin club 15 million euro, a significantly smaller fee than the club had been … Continue reading

Roma Capture Barcelona’s Bojan Krkic

Posted on by David McBride

Roma have grabbed the transfer spotlight as they have closed a deal to bring in Barcelona’s Bojan Krkic.  The transfer fee is reported to be 12 million euros, but it is a somewhat convoluted deal that includes a 13 million … Continue reading

All Change at Juventus: Arturo Vidal In, Felipe Melo Out

Posted on by David McBride

The door is certainly revolving at Juventus. Yesterday began with the club announcing the arrival of Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal in Turin for a medical. Vidal is set to join the Bianconeri from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of 10.5 … Continue reading

Serie A Transfer Rumors: Alexis Sanchez Deal Done? And More

Posted on by David McBride

Alexis Sanchez Deal to Barca Finally Done? It appears the dismantling of the best Udinese side in recent memory continues, as star Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez appears to be finally off to Barcelona.  Despite the fact that Udinese earned a … Continue reading

Juventus Transfer Rumours: Rossi, Vidal, Valencia and More

Posted on by David McBride

Rossi to sign this week? Juventus have made it clear that among their summer signings they plan to spend big on a marquee striker.  However, without the promise if Champions League football next season that task can prove difficult.  The … Continue reading

Napoli and Udinese Heading In 2 Different Directions In Transfer Window

Posted on by David McBride

Just about every league in Europe has their own privileged clubs, the biggest and most popular teams loaded with money to spend and trophies shining in their cabinets. Italy is no exception. Most Serie A seasons begin with pundits trying … Continue reading

Serie A Transfer News: Alexis Sanchez, Wesley Sneijder and Alexander Doni

Posted on by David McBride

Napoli Shoot the Moon, Make Offer for Sanchez As we spoke about earlier this week, Udinese’s Alexis Sanchez is one of the most sought after transfer targets by Europe’s top clubs, being linked with high-priced moves to the likes of … Continue reading

Velez Sarsfield Announce Sale of Ricardo Alvarez to Inter Milan

Posted on by David McBride

Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield have announced the sale of Ricky Alvarez to Inter Milan, for a fee of around 11 million euros. The 23 year old attacking midfielder was a sought after player in the current transfer window and had … Continue reading