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Tag Archives: Sampdoria

Sampdoria heartbreak in Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Today I was a Sampdoria fan, I cheered wildly for them, and I hated Werder Bremen with all my heart. It was partly nationalistic, and mostly due to the fact that I wanted to see Cassano in the Champions League. … Continue reading

Serie A preview – Will this be Roma’s season?

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Roma are currently considered the anti-Inter, a team which invigorates itself with spirit in the sole purpose of defeating Inter Milan. And while last season started all wrong, Ranieri picked up the team and drove them to a resounding 2nd … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – The Resurrection of Juventus

Posted on by Robert

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

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

Di Carlo to guide Sampdoria into Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Sampdoria have achieved great things under Del Neri, they were able to claim fourth spot and qualify for the qualifying rounds of the Champions League next season. Not only this, but they were competing heavily with Inter Milan for the … Continue reading

The Most Surprising Clubs of 2009-2010

Posted on by Robert

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

Bayern Munich, Chelsea & Inter Achieve Domestic Double!

Posted on by Rami Soufi

This weekend witnessed the conclusion of all of Europe’s major football action and there was a unique outcome considering three clubs were able to combine the league and cup trophies together. Bayern Munich won the domestic double in Germany while … Continue reading

What Next For Milan?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Milan defeated fallen giants Juventus 3-0 in a match with no consequence to the Serie A title race yet it served as the proper farewell for coach Leonardo who managed to do well despite the lack of depth in the … Continue reading

Juventus & Roma Hurt By Giampaolo Pazzini Double

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Giampaolo Pazzini scored a double against Roma to lift Sampdoria to a precious 2-1 win and more significantly the Azzurri hopeful handed the title advantage to Inter while confirming his club’s European credentials ahead of Palermo and Juventus. With Inter … Continue reading

Roma Stage Comeback Win In Rome Derby To Return Top

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Roma were able to fight back and beat their city rivals Lazio after trailing 1-0 at half-time. There were major events during the match starting with the missed penalty by Lazio and then the two surprising yet key substitutions made … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 25

Posted on by Robert

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 24

Posted on by Robert

Objects in your mirror are closer than they appear Inter’s 0-0 draw at Napoli was their second draw in as many matches.  That coupled with AS Roma’s 4-1 result over Palermo means i Lupi are within seven points of the … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 23

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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. … Continue reading

Antonio Cassano Stays With Sampdoria

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Following intense speculation the last few days regarding the future of talented forward Antonio Cassano, it has been confirmed the player will remain in Genoa despite the lingering issues with Sampdoria Coach Luigi Del Neri. Cassano started the season in … 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 17

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The big story of the weekend was the snow that postponed four matches including the much anticipated Fiorentina-AC Milan match, rescheduled for January 27.  However, the weekend still had plenty of drama, especially around Juventus.  In honor of the holiday … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 14

Posted on by Robert

The best way to sum up the action this past weekend is more of the same.  The top 4 remain the top 4 (with one switch) and those looking in danger of relegation still look in danger of relegation.  However, … Continue reading