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Author Archives: Robert

Lessons Learned from Giornata 20

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After this weekend’s action, the eyes of Italy will be on its largest metropolitan city.  The Milan derby could move AC Milan within striking distance of first or could help Inter Milan put some distance between itself and its rival. … Continue reading

Lessons Learned From Giornata 19

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We have reached the halfway point of the season, and it seems like the race for the scudetto is over (whether it is or not you can debate).  The big story from this past weekend was Milan’s thumping of Juventus … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 18

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Like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, Italian soccer has returned to our airwaves, and this week’s matches saw the return of David Beckham, the goal of the year, and some good calcio as well.  As reports roll … Continue reading

Nike Launches Shoe Campaign Honoring Maldini

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In the post-holiday season, Nike has upped its newest shoe campaign to honor one of the most decorated Italian soccer player ever and his international teams’ accomplishments. The Nike Tiempo 94 cleat is a re-release of the original 1994 shoe … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 17

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The big story of the weekend was the snow that postponed four matches including the much anticipated Fiorentina-AC Milan match, rescheduled for January 27.  However, the weekend still had plenty of drama, especially around Juventus.  In honor of the holiday … Continue reading

Lessons Learned From Giornata 15

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The Derby d’Italia Is a Match Not to Miss The goals were impressive.  The fans were incredibly creative with their chanting and thankfully not offensive.  The players were obviously emotional invested in the match, as it was stopped briefly late … Continue reading

Italy Named World Cup Top Seed

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In an announcement Wednesday that will not come as much of a surprise to followers of soccer, Italy was named one of the top seeds for the 2010 World Cup, joining host nation South Africa, Brazil, England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 14

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The best way to sum up the action this past weekend is more of the same.  The top 4 remain the top 4 (with one switch) and those looking in danger of relegation still look in danger of relegation.  However, … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 13

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Totti was a star in the 3-1 win over Bari For Italian soccer fans, the international break was excruciating.  The national team had two friendlies (which Arsenal fans would not consider too friendly) and watched to see who else would … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 12

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The International Break is a Welcome One for Top Squads The 1-1 Inter-Roma draw this weekend highlighted the risk for top flight Serie A clubs participating in international tournaments; Inter has played three matches this month already and eight in … Continue reading

The Fate of Antonio Cassano

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If he were an opera star, he would be il divo.  If he were an American sports star, he would be called a prima dona (yes, Americans don’t speak other languages well) and be compared to Terrell Owens or various … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 11

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A Halloween weekend for the 11th matchday saw tricks and treats for various clubs, players and managers.  In honor of the holiday, we will take a look at those who got their candy this weekend and those who got toilet … Continue reading

Lessons Learned From Giornata 10

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Midweek matches see some excitement and some scoring that has been absent in many match days.  The top of the table also has a familiar look with Inter, Juventus, and Sampdoria in the lead, but watch for an approaching AC … Continue reading

Juventus, Roma Suffer Major Injuries

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UPDATE – Goal.com is reporting that Felipe Melo will also be out for this weekend’s match against Sampdoria. Two large Italian clubs received huge injury news today as they sought to climb up the Serie A table. Juventus star and … Continue reading

Lessons Learned From Giornata 9

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The Top 6 Keep This Week Interesting Inter, Sampdoria, Juventus, Palermo, Fiorentina and AC Milan all won this weekend to raise the stakes for the mid-week matches: Genoa v. Fiorentina, Napoli v. AC Milan, Juventus v. Sampdoria, and Inter V. … Continue reading

Disaster for Bari and Serie A

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ESPN and Fox Sports are reporting that the deal for the Matarrese family to sell AS Bari to American real estate magnate Tim Barton has been cancelled.  Barton had until yesterday to make an initial payment for the club, which … Continue reading

Lessons Learned From Giornata 6

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Two words to describe this weekend’s action: low scoring.  No team scored more than 2 goals during their match, and the highest combined goal total was 3 (Napoli’s 2-1 win over Siena).  However, a more appropriate word may be clarity, … Continue reading