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Tag Archives: Juventus

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

Posted on by Robert

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 – Will the Lecce Yo-Yo Stop This Season?

Posted on by Robert

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 – 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

Juventus want Elia instead of Krasic

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Juventus hasn’t been spending big bucks to reinforce the team, the bianoneri have decided to go for a route which includes youth developement, and Italian players. But now that they have 20% less season ticket holders than last season, the … Continue reading

Juventus beats Shamrock Rovers 1-0 in return leg

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Juventus have passed their first test, they’ve qualified for the next round of the Europa League defeating Shamrock Rovers 2-0 away from home and 1-0 in the return leg at home. Now Juventus will play a play-off against Austrian side … Continue reading

Champions League, Europa Draws Announced

Posted on by Robert

Earlier today, UEFA unveiled its pairings for both the UEFA Champions League play-off rounds and the UEFA Europa League play-off draw.  For Champions League participant Sampdoria, they will take on Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen on August 18 (away) and … Continue reading

8 of Serie A’s best prospects

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Seeing a young Roberto Baggio, Ronaldinho, or Fabregas is always exciting, but noticing young players which in 5 years can become one of the world’s best is rare. With Serie A’s relative downfall compared to other European leagues, it’s time to find some … Continue reading

Inter Dismantle Manchester City 3-0 in Baltimore

Posted on by Rami Soufi

While this was a mere friendly and many of the starters from both teams were not on hand, the manner with which Inter overcame Manchester City serves as a warning for those aiming to dethrone the Serie A champions and … Continue reading

Amauri scores double against Shamrock Rovers

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

While Juve’s main concern this season isn’t the Europa league, the European competition is helping Delneri build his team. So now that Juventus has played and won their first competitive match against Shamrock Rovers in Europa League qualification, Delneri will … Continue reading

Serie A calendar revealed

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Serie A calendar has been revealed, and like many the first matchday I wanted to check was the one between Inter Milan and Roma. If you’re interested in seeing the entire calendar, you can check it out here. Here … Continue reading

Juventus defeat Lyon 2-1 in friendly

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Juventus have been preparing for their Europa League qualifier which will be played against Shamrock Rovers with friendlies against Hamburg (0-0) and Lyon (2-1 for Juventus). Juventus will play the Irish club over two legs, and the team with the … Continue reading

Juventus 0-0 with Hamburg and other Serie A friendlies

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I always find summer friendlies interesting, you get to see how new players interact with their new teammates as you get a sneak peak to the next season. The first “big” friendly was played out recently between Juventus and Hamburg, … 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

Juventus ready to sell

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Juventus had a disappointing 2009/10 season, last summer they signed Diego and Felipe Melo in hopes of ending Inter’s title run, but the two failed to deliver the scudetto. Now Juventus is beginning to change, with Andrea Agnelli as the … Continue reading

AC Milan = American Club Milan?

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As always, it pays to take all off-season transfer rumors with a grain of salt.  But one rumor within the realm of possibility suggest a move of pure genius by the Rossoneri. Yahoo Sports is reporting that Fulham star and … Continue reading

Buffon returns in 2011

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Buffon has been troubled by his back for just about three years, and when he had to pull out of the World Cup just 45 minutes in the first match, it was time for Buffon to get an operation. Buffon … Continue reading