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Author Archives: George Metellus

2009/10 Juventus Kits

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Check out the new Juventus Kits for the 2009/10 season.

Serie A Team Of The Week – Week 23

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Week 23 of the Serie A was loaded with great drama & theater. Udinese & Juventus both got game winners in 2nd half injury time. Fiorentina got 3 points from Alberto Gilardino in the 89th minute and Chievo & Siena … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 23

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The race for European spots tightened up considerably after Week 23 of Calcio Italiano. After this week only 6 points separate 2nd & 6th place. 

Italy Finalizes Roster For Brazil Friendly

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The coach of the defending World Champions, Marcelo Lippi finalized his roster for the massive encounter against Brazil. An omission from the squad is Juventus icon, Alessandro Del Piero. Il Capocannoniere from last year didn’t get the call and neither … Continue reading

Del Bosque Names Squad For England Friendly

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Vicente del Bosque has named his squad for the February 11th friendly versus England in Sevilla.  Barcelona players Gerard Piqué & Sergi Busquets got their 1st ever call up for La Furia. Piqué was called up to provide cover in … Continue reading

Serie A Team Of The Week – Week 21 & 22

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Another edition of Serie A Team Of The Week and 1st off may I say congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers on winning their 6th Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLIII was a good game with big plays and drama right to … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 22

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Week 22 witnessed a change near the top of the table as Juventus lost its 2nd straight match and slipped to 3rd in the standings. Cagliari took advantage of poor central defending from Juve to score 2 goals in the … Continue reading

Amauri Finally Gets The Call

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Juventus’ goal poacher, Amauri finally received the call to play for A Seleção. Dunga called Amauri to the team for the friendly against Italy on February 10th after original call up Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano ruptured two ligaments in his … Continue reading

Italian Players To Protest This Weekend

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Italian Serie A & B players will be coming to work a bit late this weekend.  This time their bosses will not mind, in fact they will support it.  In a statement released by the Italian Players’ Association (AIC – Associazione Italiana Calciatori), … Continue reading

Serie A Results – Week 21

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Midweek madness in the Serie A.  All teams were in action with plenty of drama, surprises, and teams jockeying for a better position on the table.  Fiorentina moved back into a European spot with an important 2-1 home win over Napoli.  … Continue reading

Surprises on Brazil Roster For Italy Friendly

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VS. The 5-time World Champion (and official national team of the Metellus Family) Brazil announced their roster for the highly anticipated Feb. 10th friendly vs. 4-time and current World Champion, Italy. Its a roster that was surprising due to its … Continue reading

Serie A Team Of The Week – Week 20

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It was a very eventful week in Italy with Coppa Italia fixtures and the wild happenings of Week 20 in the Serie A. There was a dramatic 2nd half comeback (Torino v. Lecce), a return of a icon in Turin (Gigi … Continue reading

Serie A Week 20 Roundup

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The big news coming out of Italy this weekend was football’s pretty boy David Beckham (photo courtesy of AP) scoring his 1st goal for AC Milan in an impressive 4-1 road victory over Bologna.   The real man of the … Continue reading

Coppa Italia Quarterfinals Results

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The quarterfinals of the 2008-09 Coppa Italia offered no surprises as the teams that were seen as stronger advanced to the semis.  The biggest story was Inter Milan getting revenge on 2-time defending champions AS Roma.  Roma beat Inter last year in … Continue reading

Ibra Wins Big At Italian Football Awards

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Inter Milan’s Swedish hitman had a big night on Monday 2 days after the Nerazzurri’s surprising 3-1 loss to Atalanta. Ibra won the award as the 2007-08 Serie A Footballer of the Year at The Oscars Del Calcio … Continue reading

Serie A Team Of The Week – Week 19

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At the halfway point of the Italian Serie A, Inter’s hold on a 4th consecutive scudetto seems to be slipping because of the performance by our Team Of The Week for Week 19. The team of the week made headlines … Continue reading

Serie A Team Of The Week

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This is the 1st Serie A Team Of The Week for 2009.  So the squad that earns the prize this week is fortunate enough to have the honor of being the first.  Anyway, the winner played matches and/or made headlines … Continue reading

Serie A – Week 18 Scores

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Thankfully, the Serie A is back in action after a well deserved holiday. Week 18 saw the possible revival of Hernan Crespo at Inter. He came on in the 68th minute and set up Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s point salvaging goal in … Continue reading