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Author Archives: Robert

Ghost of Jose Mourinho Haunts Milan

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Yesterday was a bad day for Serie A in the Champions League.  Roma lost 3-1 at home to FC Basel to fall into last place in Group E, but level on points with Basel and Cluj.  But the big story … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney Belongs At Inter Milan

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The soccer press has been buzzing about the latest Wayne Rooney press conferences, statements, and rumors.  The usual suspects have been named as possible destinations: the ATMs that are Manchester City and Real Madrid, EPL rival Chelsea, and Bundesliga giant … Continue reading

Italy Out of 2012 Olympics

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One Italian national team played a match yesterday, and the results were quite dispiriting.  With a seemingly safe 2-0 aggregate lead over Belarus, the Italian U-21 club found a way to lose 3-1 in the return match and be eliminated … Continue reading

Vote – What Was the Goal of the Week

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Niccolo brings up an interesting debate in his weekend review post that I wanted to put to a vote.  This weekend we saw two incredible goals in Serie A, and I will throw it out to the readership to vote … Continue reading

Ibrahimovic Could Already be the MVP

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The importance of Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan goes beyond the simple statistics – 6 total matches for AC Milan, five goals.  On a team full of high-profile talent and scoring ability, Ibra has stood out early in … Continue reading

Why Serie A is better than the English Premier League

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Like most soccer fans, I am a soccer league polygamist.  Because I live less than 20 minutes from an MLS club, I root for and follow Major League Soccer in the U.S.  However, I am also a passionate Arsenal fan … Continue reading

Serie A Players to Strike on 5th Matchday

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Serie A fans have had to endure a long two weeks for the international break, but they could be looking at another long break at the end of the month that could deprive fans of the most anticipated matches so … Continue reading

Why You Should Watch the Euro 2012 Qualifier on Friday

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As the new Serie A season pauses this weekend for national teams to begin their qualifying for Euro 2012, Italian soccer fans may feel lost not being able to watch their favorite club.  To be honest, the Italy-Estonia qualifier looks … Continue reading

Inter Sweeps UEFA Awards, Plus Champions League Draw Analysis

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Today’s UEFA Champions League draw was one that should prove that Serie A is still one of the premier leagues in the world, and that Inter is arguably the world’s best club.  The Nerazzurri swept the UEFA individual awards: Goalkeeper … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Sampdoria Adjusts to Life At the Top

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Last season was a special one for the Blucerchiati, as they finished the season in fourth place in Serie A and qualified for the Champions League.  The club also unveiled a striker-duo that could not only lead Sampdoria to further … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Parma Looks for a Repeat of ’09-’10

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Named one of this blog’s most surprising teams of 2009-2010, Parma not only survived their first season back in Serie A but finished eighth, two spots ahead of the team that finished before them in Serie B and three points … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Can Cavani Take Napoli to the Champions League?

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In 2005-2006, Napoli was looking to escape dire finances and Serie C1.  In 2010-2011, Napoli can credibly claim that it is competing for a Champions League berth.  The Partenopei led by their president Aurelio De Laurentiis have been slowly built … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Will the Lecce Yo-Yo Stop This Season?

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Serie B champions Lecce have once again made the jump to Serie A, two years after finishing nineteenth and being relegated.  Prior to that they spent two years in Serie B, preceded by three years in Serie A.  As you … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – The Resurrection of Juventus

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Mention the 2009-2010 season to Juventus’ 170 million fans and they will shake their head in disgust.  Italy’s most successful and beloved soccer team was a shell of itself, missing out on a European tournament spot due to poor play … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Genoa Aims for European Success

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Italy’s oldest soccer club finished a disappointing ninth last season, and the management has made it clear this offseason that such a result is unacceptable.  Disappointing play by a number of key players left the club outside the top six, … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Can Chievo Verona Do It Again?

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Looking back on our 2010-2011 Serie A preview to this point, it is interesting to see the number of teams that have failed to actively work the transfer market for improvements to their clubs, even though they are in danger … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Can Catania Take The Next Step?

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The other Sicilian club in Serie A last season, the Elefanti finished in the bottom half of the standings but avoided relegation by mid-April.  Since their return to Serie A in 2006, this has been a trend for the club – … Continue reading