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Lessons Learned from Giornata 26

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 which players deserve to make the national team, let’s take […]

Inter Lining Up Mourinho Replacement

It looks like another scudetto wouldn’t be enough for Inter Milan’s management. ESPN Soccernet is reporting that Inter owner Massimo Moratti wants former Manchester United and French national team star Laurent Blanc as his manager next year if the squad fails to advance to at least the finals of the […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 25

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 clubs most thought would occupy them in some order: Inter […]

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 […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 21

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 facing off, injuries to star players, and an odd mask […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 20

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.  And the two clubs are approaching this game from opposite […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 18

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 in of players leaving Italy in transfers, the question is […]

Mazzarri takes on Napoli job

After Napoli’s disappointing start to the season, president Aurelio De Laurentis has decided to “dismiss” Roberto Donadoni as head coach, and has now hired Walter Mazzarri. Napoli were looking forward to a successful season, with new signings such as Quagliarella, De Sanctis, and Cigarini. Napoli looked ready to shine with […]

Vincenzo Bernardo Is A Free Agent But Will Major League Soccer Let Another Italian Get Away?

This past week it was officially announced that Vincenzo Bernardo had opted out of his contract with Italian Serie A club Napoli and is now a free agent. For some weeks there has been speculation that the New Jersey native, who joined Napoli’s primavera squad in 2006, would be coming […]

Italian Players To Protest This Weekend

Italian Serie A & B players will be coming to work a bit late this weekend.  This time their bosses will not mind, in fact they will support it.  In a statement released by the Italian Players’ Association (AIC – Associazione Italiana Calciatori), players from the Top 2 flights of Italian football will […]

Diego Maradona Returns to the International Football Scene

As Diego Maradona prepares to return to the forefront of international football it is quite fitting that he will make his managerial debut of the Argentine national squad in the cauldron of all English hatred, Hampden Park.  Anyone that can somehow contribute to the demise of the England national football […]

Prospects and Parity Ahead for 2010 Champions League

As intriguing as the current edition of the Champions League may be, there’s a chance the 2009-2010 tournament could be one of the strangest, parity-rich events in football history. Seems someone has taken the snow globe that is European football, given it a good shake and the flakes aren’t landing […]

Serie A Match Day 10 Results

Saturday November 1st Reggina 2 – 3 Inter Milan Juventus 2 – 0 Roma Sunday November 2nd Atalanta 0 – 0 Lecce Cagliari 5 – 1 Bologna Lazio 1 – 0 Catania Palermo 3 – 0 Chievo Sampdoria 1 – 0 Torino Siena 1 – 0 Fiorentina Udinese 2 – […]

Is The South Rising Upon Serie A?

American readers quickly grasp my play on words and Italians of course know all too well the North-South rivalry alive and well in game and nation.  This season has seen a parity of representation from both halves of the Italian nation, yet the biggest Serie A surprise thus far is a […]

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What did US Soccer know about Chuck Blazer’s bribes?

After court documents were released today revealing that former CONCACAF General Secretary and US Soccer Executive Vice President Chuck Blazer admitted accepting bribes in the voting for host nations for World Cups 1998 and 2010, as well as bribes involving broadcast rights for five Gold Cup tournaments (from 1996 to 2003), the questions have […]

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Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

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FA Cup betting preview

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