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Preview To The 2014-15 Serie A Season

The new Serie A season is kicking-off this weekend, as Chievo Verona host holding champions Juventus on Saturday (Noon ET). Will the Old Lady retain the title for a fourth consecutive time or will the ever-improving Roma snatch it away? Can Napoli enter the argument and what will Fiorentina, Inter and Milan […]

Serie A Preview – Genoa Aims for European Success

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, one year after qualifying for the UEFA Cup and two years […]

Serie A preview – The Cagliari Enigma

Cagliari has become an enigma, now that their old caoch, Allegri, has left for AC Milan, the team seems to have little direction. With Allegri Cagliari played an attacking game, using the youth of the team to tire out opponents, often playing through extremely exciting matches. But now, their leader […]

Arsenal Could Have the Next Azzurri #1 Keeper

The Telegraph this morning confirmed previous reports that Arsenal is discussing a transfer of Cagliari keeper Federico Marchetti for around $8.5 million.  Marchetti has made it clear that he is seeking a transfer from the Serie A club and Arsenal would seemingly be a good fit.  Most Serie A clubs have […]

The Quiet Offseason of A.C. Milan

The rumors flying around the Internet recently have been focused on the makeup of the 2010-2011 Inter squad.  Will Balotelli move to Manchester or London (or Madrid)?  Will Maicon reunite with his former manager?  At some point I think every player on the roster has been rumored to move to […]

The Positives of the Buffon Injury

By now you have undoubtedly heard about the injury to Gigi Buffon and his questionable status for the remainder of the World Cup.  Reading between the lines of the statements coming out of the Italian camp it looks like possibly the best keeper in the world could actually miss the […]

Cagliari Season taking a dip?

Cagliari are known to play some fantastic football thanks to their coach, ever since he took over in 2008, Massimiliano Allegri brought an attacking spirit with his attacking 4-3-3. And after bringing this to Cagliari, they’ve been scaring teams all over the table, with their fast attacking football. And at […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 23

This weekend’s action saw a movement in the top four and in the bottom four.  While one Roman club continued its climb up the standings, one continued its slide downward.  The next Roma-Lazio match should prove quite an interesting contrast. Roma makes a move into second place… Roma’s away record […]

Serie A Match Day 16 Schedule

Match day 16 welcomes a main event of Juventus vs. AC Milan. Will Juventus overcome fatigue to best scudetto contenders Milan? or will the visiting Rossoneri, overcome injury with a minus-Galacticos lineup (David Beckham has not yet arrived and Ronaldinho doubtful joining Gennaro Gattuso) to reassert themselves as the true rivials of Internazionale? Other matches to watch out for, Roma vs. Cagliari and […]

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Hodgson Needs to Look to Ferguson For Inspiration

Regarding Roy Hodgson and the job he’s done at Liverpool thus far, let’s get all of the criticisms out on the table. In the past few weeks, I’ve heard complaints that “small club” managers, such as Hodgson from Fulham, don’t do well at “big clubs,” Hodgson is hopeless tactically, he hasn’t won any […]

Happy Holidays From EPL Talk

On behalf of everyone at EPL Talk, may you and your family have a Happy Holidays during this special time of the year. I appreciate your support and hope that the holidays and 2012 are an even better year for you and your loved ones. Cheers, The Gaffer

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]