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Tag Archives: Andrea Ranocchia

Inter Replaces Rafa With Leonardo

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Finally this power struggle is over. It was inevitable that the Spaniard was not going to get anything from Massimo Moratti for this January transfer window, and Moratti got fed up with Benitez’s strange demands. It all seemed slightly better … Continue reading

Italy Out of 2012 Olympics

Posted on by Robert

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

Serie A Preview – Genoa Aims for European Success

Posted on by Robert

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 – Is Bari in Relegation Danger?

Posted on by Robert

In mid-July, I posted a story on this site proposing that Bari, if they played their cards right, could be poised for a top six finish.  In the intervening four weeks, they lost a top-flight defender and whiffed on a … Continue reading

Genoa reinforce with Miguel Veloso

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Genoa are a club with high ambitions, and it’s been shown this transfer market that they want to contend for a Champions League spot with big name arrivals. It’s Genoa president Enrico Preziosi who continues to revitalize the club with … Continue reading

Bari Positioning Itself for a Top Six Finish

Posted on by Robert

Bari, a city on the heel of the Italian boot, is an excellent market for Serie A and Italian soccer and the type of club that should be a mainstay in Serie A.  The metropolitan area is home to over 1.6 … Continue reading

The Most Surprising Clubs of 2009-2010

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In this aggravating time between the end of the Serie A season and the beginning of the World Cup, we can bide our time by looking back at the past Serie A season.  As expected by many, Inter Milan won … Continue reading

Manchester United's Defensive Solution

Posted on by David Schiavone

One player highly thought of and sought after is Bari defender Andrea Ranocchia, who is one of the hottest defensive prospects currently plying his trade in Europe. Manchester United seen particularly interested along with cross town rivals Manchester City and … Continue reading

Will AS Bari Stay Up?

Posted on by Sam Hiser

Introducing the Fearsome Chickens of AS Bari. Promoted side Associazione Sportivo Bari are not too attractive. But you could have said that about Hull, or Stoke, for that matter. In each case, the Premiership club became more attractive with exposure. … Continue reading