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Author Archives: Niccolo Conte

Italian teams stumble in Europe

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The Champions League and the Europa League are now priorities, now that the Bundesliga has surpassed the Serie A, Italian teams need to pull their weight in European competition. The first matchday of the group stages of the Champions League … Continue reading

Five Things To Note From Serie A This Weekend

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The second matchday of Serie A was exciting, that’s pretty much the only way to describe it. It was full of upsets, goals, and action. At the top of the table you have Chievo in first place with six points, … Continue reading

Milan and Roma Humiliated as Inter Milan Rise

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An extremely interesting few games were played out, and they show a few things about the team which might win the scudetto. Inter Milan, Roma, and AC Milan all played out their second match-day games, and while the nerazzurri won, … Continue reading

AC Milan Channel will be on GolTV

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AC Milan are on the rise, the rossoneri are aiming for the scudetto now that they have new stars like Ibrahimovic and Robinho. These two stars added to Ronaldinho and Pato provide an attacking group of players which seem very … Continue reading

Italy crush Faroe Islands 5-0 with wonder-Cassano

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Finally Italy has clicked. While the comeback win against Estonia was a good result, this 5-0 win shows that Prandelli has found harmony within the team. Prandelli’s home debut as the coach of the Italian National team is certainly positive, … Continue reading

Italy need win against Faroe Islands as Serbia looms large

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Now that Italy have won their first match of the EURO 2012 qualifiers against Estonia, it’s time to look ahead. The group which Italy have been put in isn’t difficult, but it could cause some unexpected results and slip-ups if … Continue reading

Italy come back to win 2-1 against Estonia

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Italy have begun to forget about Lippi and the World Cup failure, the team has new faces and is beginning to click under Cesare Prandelli. The first qualifying match for the European Championships Poland/Ukraine 2012 was against Estonia, and while … Continue reading

Transfer Market finish provides surprises for Serie A

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Wow, that’s all I can say seeing some of the transfers that have gone through in the past few days. While there aren’t too many “big” names which moved around, there’s are certainly some interesting, young and skilful players which … Continue reading

Italy Euro 2012 qualifiers squad announced

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Prandelli has announced the squad of 23 which will face Estonia and the Faroe Islands this International break for the Euro 2012 qualifiers. The azzurri will face Estonia in Tallin September 3rd, and then the Faroe Islands in Florence September … Continue reading

Five things to note from Serie A this weekend

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The Serie A has begun, a nostalgic set of games which begin to show how teams will play, and what they’ll get out of this new campaign. After every weekend of matches, I’ll be publishing five things to note from … Continue reading

Serie A starts on Fox Soccer Channel

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Yes the wait is over, the Serie A is finally starting this weekend. The 2010/11 season is kicking off August 28th on Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus, and Foxsoccer.tv, where there willbe nearly 187 games available to viewers in … Continue reading

Serie A preview – Guidolin’s Udinese will prosper

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Udinese have been underachievers, this was especially seen last season, when the club only arrived in 15th place. While it could seem strange that I define them as underachievers, I know the talent in the team is incredible, especially going … Continue reading

Sampdoria heartbreak in Champions League

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Today I was a Sampdoria fan, I cheered wildly for them, and I hated Werder Bremen with all my heart. It was partly nationalistic, and mostly due to the fact that I wanted to see Cassano in the Champions League. … Continue reading

Serie A preview – Will this be Roma’s season?

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Roma are currently considered the anti-Inter, a team which invigorates itself with spirit in the sole purpose of defeating Inter Milan. And while last season started all wrong, Ranieri picked up the team and drove them to a resounding 2nd … Continue reading

Serie A preview – Palermo won’t miss Cavani

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Palermo are one of the best put teams in Serie A, while their president, Zamparini, is a bit crazy, he has made some smart signings. And maybe at first you think that Palermo will suffer without Cavani and Simplicio, I … Continue reading

Inter Milan win Italian Super Cup 3-1

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Inter Milan have continued their dominance in Italy, while I questioned whether they could continue for much longer here, but they’ve continued without much trouble. Inter defeated Roma 3-1 at the San Siro to claim their 5th Italian Super Cup, … Continue reading

Serie A preview – AC Milan will need to fight

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AC Milan didn’t exactly have a disappointing season, they just didn’t achieve much. And while the team is full of very old players (remember Oddo?), there is a project in place, this project starts with Allegri, a new, relatively young, … Continue reading

Serie A preview – Will Lazio fulfill their potential?

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Lazio is a team full of great players, from Muslera in goal to Zarate up front, they’ve got some great players, especially for the future. Last season can only be described as a disappointment, 12th place with little fight in … Continue reading