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Tag Archives: AS Bari

Serie A Preview – Is Bari in Relegation Danger?

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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

Bari Positioning Itself for a Top Six Finish

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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

Lessons Learned from Giornata 26

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As Serie A takes a quick breather for a World Cup friendly this week versus Cameroon, this past weekend once again saw changes in the standings as well as a tightening championship race.  Before we look ahead and begin debating … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 25

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This weekend’s action has a wealth of subplots, controversy, and exciting soccer play.  But the main story line out of this weekend is the standings.  Right now, the top four spots in the Serie A standings are occupied by the … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 21

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A nice quiet weekend in Serie A.  Fortunately, there were no matches of interest and no controversy that came out of the matches.  Nothing unusual or interesting at all. Or not.  In a weekend highlighted by the top two squads … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Italian FA President: No Foreign Owners

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For Milan fans, the news was bad enough that they had been trounced by rival Inter while being watched by their owner and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.  However, a rumor circulating that Berlusconi has been in negotiations to sell … 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