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The Old Lady seduced Australian footy fans with her gala performance against Melbourne Victory yesterday. The match ended Juventus 4 - 1 over Melbourne. For match highlights see attached video Melbourne Victory 1 (Carlos Hernandez 57’)Juventus 4 (Nicola Legrottaglie 7’, Raffaele Palladino 65’ pen/90+4’, Marco Marchionni 90’)Referee: Ben WilliamsStadium Telstra Dome, Crowd: 43,357 JUVENTUS FACT FILE Founded: 1897Current ground: Olympic Stadium, TurinCapacity: 27,128Coach: Claudio RanieriCaptain: Alex Del PieroColours: Black and white striped shirts, white shortsWebsite: www.juventus.itHonours: UEFA Champions League – […]

Posted by Alex On May - 31 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Old Lady have finalized the transfer of Amauri from Palermo with a £9.8million transfer fee. Amauri agreed to a four-year contract with the Bianconeri which will net him £2.8 to 3million.[1] The original transfer also includes the sale of midfielder Antonio Nocerino for €7.5million paid by three yearly instalments and co-ownership of striker Davide Lanzafame.[2] Juventus have been looking at the Brazilian for some time and negotiations in his transfer was slow and painstaking. In 52 starts at Palermo […]

Posted by Alex On May - 30 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Marco Borriello’s agent, Tiberio Cavalleri, has confirmed his client will be wearing Rossoneri colours on a permanent basis again after Genoa and Milan finalized his transfer.The Serie A hit-man was involved in a co-ownership deal with both the Rossoneri and the Grifoni. Borriello scored 19 goals in Serie A this term and is on international duty this summer with the Azzurri at Euro 2008. After his impressive performances this season, Milan have been keen on getting him back. “Milan have […]

Posted by Alex On May - 30 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Next stop Internazionale Milano, at least this is what current rumours would have you believe. I’ve been following this situation closely and discussion amongst the various chatboards at one point even supported a return to Chelsea for “the Special One”. However, the picture is becoming clearer by the moment a return to England is not in the cards and with the addition of News media supporting the move to Serie A, it appears Mourinho is poised to wear Nerazzurri colours […]

Posted by Alex On May - 28 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Here is the official photo of the Italian national team released to the public by the Coverciano, the central training ground and technical headquarter of the FIGC, the Italian Football Association. from left to right, seated: Quagliarella, Di Natale, Pirlo, Cannavaro, Amelia, Buffon, De Santis, Del Piero, Gattuso, De Rossi, Cassanosecond row: Camoranesi, Perrotta, Andreini, Buso, Riva, Donadoni, Bortolazzi, Bordon, Zambrotta, Montolivoback row: Aquilani, Borriello,Ambrosini, Materazzi, Toni, Grossi, Panucci, Barzagli, Chiellini and the Milan tailored version, nice suits guys: Photo […]

Posted by Alex On May - 27 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

La Gazzetta dello Sport - Bikini in campo E gli azzurri si distraggono translation: Bikini in the field and the Azzurri are distracted, well wouldn’t you be? Go on Blues take a peak! Two girls have invaded the field of the Azzurri in bikinis. One has been identified as Marianne Puglia, the Miss Venezuelan Hot Strip Tease. The model and dancer made the mad dash across the training grounds of the national-side disrupting their Euro 2008 preparation but was quickly […]

Posted by Alex On May - 26 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Roma vs. Inter (game in progress) Ray Hudson speaks into the mic, “Cool as Father Christmas” watching Philippe Mexes score on the volley for Roma, in the 36th minute of the Coppa Italia. Mexes, once courted by Sir Alex Ferguson, turned down the mighty Manchester United Gaffer to join the Latin fury of Roma. Roma are a team with a future calling and today we should see the purpose of a squad full of winning desire especially with a defender […]

Posted by Alex On May - 24 - 2008 2 Comments READ FULL POST

the second team promo video I’ve been working on Team Italy on their way to Euro 2008, Go Azzurri! Final Roster Italy (Group C)- Head Coach: Roberto Donadoni GK: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Marco Amelia (Livorno), Morgan De Sanctis (Sevilla). DEF: Christian Panucci (Roma), Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Andrea Barzagli (Palermo), Marco Materazzi (Inter Milan), Fabio Grosso (Olympique Lyon), Gianluca Zambrotta (Barcelona), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus). MID: Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo, Massimo Ambrosini (all AC Milan), Daniele De Rossi, Simone Perrotta, Alberto […]

Posted by Alex On May - 20 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Will the Chelsea exodus to Inter happen if Jose Mourinho replaces Mancini in the weeks to come? (from left to right are Claude Makelele, Mickael Essien, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba combined the four players are responsible for 24 of Chelsea’s league goals this season) Lampard has become increasingly unsettled at Chelsea this term since the departure of Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho and is expected to quit Stamford Bridge after refusing to renew his contract, which expires in 2009. According to […]

Posted by Alex On May - 20 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

I think a congratulations is in order as Inter with the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured a 2 - 0 win over Parma on Sunday becoming Scudetto champions for the third year in a row. For all the highlights of Inter’s win please see Marco Pantanella’s review, Parma 0-2 Inter: Saved by Zlatan, Scudetto Goes To Internazionale Also on match day 38 Alessandro del Piero after netting two goals against Sampdoria became top goalscorer of Serie A this season with […]

Posted by Alex On May - 18 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

After failure to be crowned champions last week with a missed penalty can Marco Materazzi win the crowd? Not likely as there will be no visiting fans allow on the final match day when Inter travel to Parma. It is surely to be a tense battle as both clubs need all 3-points, Inter attempting to claim their third scudetto in a row and Parma hoping to avoid relegation. Mancini could not count on Cambiasso, Chivu, Cordoba, Figo, Samuel and Zanetti […]

Posted by Alex On May - 17 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

the following is a post-match interview with Massismo Maccarone, keeper Alex Manninger, and Seina Coach Mario Beretta after their amazing 2 - 2 draw against Inter - Milan on match day 37 at the Guisppe Meazza stadium Soccerway.com has a very good post-match article you can read at, siena-hold-inter-as-title-goes-to-the-wireSiena coach Mario Beretta paid tribute to his battling players “We know that our players play with calm and control, this team never gets worried and that helped us when Materazzi hit […]

Posted by Alex On May - 17 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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