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Is Mancio The Man For Juventus?

Clearly there is a problem with Mancini taking over the job, and that is largely down to his history with Internazionale. A team who Mancini in the past has claimed ‘won’ the Scudetti titles fairly,... More

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Video: David Beckham Press Conference AC Milan Introduction

Posted by Kevin Walker Saturday, December 27, 2021


This video is popping up over the net and you can find several high quality versions including one at the Gazzetta dello Sport website. Simply click on the Gazzetta TV icon or view the Youtube version embedded below.

Official Introduction


The Anglo Angle: A Christmas Special, Football Italia with Elvis Costello

Posted by Kevin Walker Wednesday, December 24, 2021
Football Italia Intro

I came across this little gem several weeks ago yet didn't know how to work it into the site. After writing on Paul Ince's demise at Blackburn Rovers under, "The Anglo Angle" it now fits in nicely as an English cross-over to the Italian game, or Christmas special for anyone wishing the return of the Sunday morning show Football Italia.

football italia with guest Elvis Costello

What you'll see below is Football fan Elvis Costello joining James Richardson on Football Italia April 30, 1995, discussing the weekend's matches and the Fiorentina vs Juventus match they both attended.

Being a child of the 80's, I grew up listening to Elvis his songs were a staple food for someone now understood as, an alternative music junkie. Obviously you can understand how I was grinning like a Cheshire cat after discovering this clip on Youtube which I had never seen before and if you listen closely you'll hear Richardson mention a familar name to Chelsea fans when he covers the scores of the day with Parma's victory over Brescia.

This current season there is no LIVE broadcasts of Serie A football in England and that is a crying shame. Whilst the 3 million viewing figure of 1992 dwindled to 20,000 in 2006 for Football Italia, the show was loved by many and it has been greatly missed. Comments attached to the video represent that interest and perhaps there is enough to spur a movement to bring back Serie A coverage to the country.

Here's hoping football fans of the Italian game in England get their Christmas wish and someone in the glass towers of BBC, Skysports or Setanta wake up and realize the Premier League ain't the only flame in town.

YouTube Football Italia video with guest Elvis Costello




There is a facebook group, Bring Back Football Italia for anyone wishing to join the cause and I'll quote one member and viewer of the program who writes, "used to watch this religiously!!!! as a long time Juve fan was the best program on tv, sat morn too gazzette football italia, bring them back 100%"

Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Your Football Fanatic

Posted by Kevin Walker Tuesday, December 23, 2021

Looking for those last minute gifts for that Calcio loving family member? Why not send a subscription to Soccer Italia magazine or visit the local bookstore and purchase such titles as,


Mad For It by Andy Mitten


Mad For It covers the world's biggest, oldest and most famous football derbies and Serie A Talk will have a book review early next year covering the most notable chapters and stories documented by FourFourTwo magazine writer Andy Mitten. Order It Today.


Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson,


EPLtalk - Inverting The Pyramid: The History Of Football Tactics. The first-ever comprehensive history of football tactics has already been critically acclaimed after being named to the short list for Sports Book Of The Year Award in England. Written by Guardian journalist Jonathan Wilson, the book is a must-read for fans interested in tactics. Order It Today.


If you think your fan prefers something more visual, take a peek at Soccer Italia magazine.





The folks at Soccer Italia magazine were kind enough to send out several samples, including one of their Soccer 360 publication which is primarily an examination of game and players across all leagues.


In their bread and butter publication, Soccer Italia magazine, the coverage of Serie A is quite good containing team pullouts, high quality images and articles not only covering the current scudetto race but special features on historic events and past superstars as well.



The magazine also keeps a close eye on the Azzurri (The Italian National squad) and this season's Race To The Finish issue featured, "Filling the void" an article which discusses the difficulties Italy is facing in finding an adequate backup and potential replacement between the sticks for elder statesman Gigi Buffon.


I eagerly await the discussion, "Filling the void", of the back-four in an issue not yet written. Clearly old-time security of Baresi, Costacurta, Maldini, Nesta and very soon Cannavaro is of major concern for Azzurri tifosi so come on Soccer Italia impress us even further with your relevant coverage of this great game.


From all of us at Serie A Talk a Very Merry Christmas.


(thanks goes out to Mario at Soccer Italia for his help)


Looking for those last minute gifts for that Calcio loving family member? Why not send a subscription to Soccer Italia magazine or visit the local bookstore and purchase such titles as,


Mad For It by Andy Mitten


Mad For It covers the world's biggest, oldest and most famous football derbies and Serie A Talk will have a book review early next year covering the most notable chapters and stories documented by FourFourTwo magazine writer Andy Mitten. Order It Today.


Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson,


EPLtalk - Inverting The Pyramid: The History Of Football Tactics. The first-ever comprehensive history of football tactics has already been critically acclaimed after being named to the short list for Sports Book Of The Year Award in England. Written by Guardian journalist Jonathan Wilson, the book is a must-read for fans interested in tactics. Order It Today.


If you think your fan prefers something more visual, take a peek at Soccer Italia magazine.



The folks at Soccer Italia magazine were kind enough to send out several samples, including one of their Soccer 360 publication which is primarily an examination of game and players across all leagues.


In their bread and butter publication, Soccer Italia magazine, the coverage of Serie A is quite good containing team pullouts, high quality images and articles not only covering the current scudetto race but special features on historic events and past superstars as well.



The magazine also keeps a close eye on the Azzurri (The Italian National squad) and this season's Race To The Finish issue featured, "Filling the void" an article which discusses the difficulties Italy is facing in finding an adequate backup and potential replacement between the sticks for elder statesman Gigi Buffon.


I eagerly await the discussion, "Filling the void", of the back-four in an issue not yet written. Clearly old-time security of Baresi, Costacurta, Maldini, Nesta and very soon Cannavaro is of major concern for Azzurri tifosi so come on Soccer Italia impress us even further with your relevant coverage of this great game.


From all of us at Serie A Talk a Very Merry Christmas.


(thanks goes out to Mario at Soccer Italia for his help)



AC Milan 5 - 1 Udinese, what a welcome at the San Siro for David Beckham. Watching a brused, battered and make-shift lineup, no Gattuso, Borriello or Nesta (yet star-studded anyway with the likes of Kaka, Ronaldiho, Pirlo) the Rossoneri performed brilliantly in front of the newcomer, besting visitors Udinese all over the pitch, in all statistics.

Young Alexander Pato scored two while elder Brazlian and mentor Kaka also scored twice and finally the Dutchman Clarence Seedorf scoring the last of five for Milan off a beauty free kick from Andrea Pirlo just outside the box. The shot on goal was initially blocked by Udinese keeper Handanovic only to be redirect into the path of a charging Seedorf after hitting the post on the punch out.



Quote of the Day
Skysports - "I have always said that I would always miss playing at the highest level. I'm not saying that in America they won't get to the highest level - it will take time and it will happen - but with five months off during the season I personally can't do that." David Beckham

hmmmm sounds like a move is coming...






Match Day Results
Saturday, December 20th
Lazio 1 - 0 Palermo
Siena 1 - 2 Inter Milan

Sunday, December 21th
Atalanta 1 - 3 Juventus
Cagliari 1 - 1 Reggina
Catania 3 - 2 AS Roma
Chievo 0 - 1 Genoa
Lecce 0 - 0 Bologna
Sampdoria 0 - 1 Fiorentina
Torino 1 - 0 Napoli
AC Milan 5 - 1 Udinese

Serie A vs EPL In The January Transfer Window Who Will Win?

Posted by Kevin Walker Thursday, December 4, 2021
Will Serie A clubs gain the upperhand against their EPL counterparts during the January, 2009 transfer window or are marquee players such as Carlos Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba set to stay put and play out the current season at their respective clubs?

Transfer News - What The Pundits Are Saying

Serie A Matchday 14 Results

Posted by Kevin Walker Monday, December 1, 2021
Saturday, November 29th

Catania 1 - 1 Lecce
Juventus 4 - 0 Reggina

Sunday, November 30th

AS Roma 1 - 0 Fiorentina
Atalanta 2 - 0 Lazio
Cagliari 1 - 0 Sampdoria
Genoa 1 - 1 Bologna
Inter Milan 2 - 1 Napoli
Siena 1 - 0 Torino
Udinese 0 - 1 Chievo
Palermo 3 - 1 AC Milan


Several shock results this match day or perhaps not so shocking once considering the intense midweek action.

Palermo - AC Milan

Milan was mauled in Sicily with all goals in this one coming in the second half. Palermo manhandled AC Milan after the interval with early goals by Fabrizio Micoli (50') and "El Matador" Edinson Cavani (59'). Brazilian midfielder Fábio Simplicio added to the Palermo tally in the 80th minute taking a 3 - 0 lead over the Rossoneri. Ronaldinho would score a consolation goal for the visitors with a converted penalty in the dying moments.

After the match Palermo manager, Davide Ballardini, was questioned by reporters on the performance of his players and how it felt to defeat the visitors from the North.

“We played a great game tonight” said Ballardini continuing, “it is a great feeling to defeat a team who are favourites for the Scudetto, in my opinion.”



Lineups

Palermo: Amelia; Cassani, Carrozieri, Bovo, Balzaretti; Nocerino, Liverani, Bresciano; Simplicio (Guana 91), Miccoli (Kjaer 87), Cavani (Succi 92)

Milan: Abbiati;Zambrotta, Bonera, Maldini, Jankulovski; Flamini (Emerson 57), Pirlo, Ambrosini (Shevchenko 57); Seedorf, Ronaldinho, Pato (Inzaghi 29)

Ref: Rocchi

Game Highlights


11.30.08 Palermo vs. AC Milan Highlights



Udinese - Chievo

Next notable upset would be Chievo winning 1 - 0 against Udinese in Udin. After four consecutive defeats, Udinese director general Pietro Leonardi cannot deny his team are in crisis. The home side showed no creativity after the sending off of striker Antonio Di Natale. The Udinese hitman was served a red card by referee Matteo Trefoloni in the 57th minute for his reaction to an offside call, disallowing his goal on a through-ball by Floro Flores. Chievo would press the man advantage eventually profitting by an o.g. from Udinese defender Felipe off a cornerkick three minutes short of regulation time.

Lineups

Udinese: Handanovic; Motta, Coda, Felipe, Lukovic; Inler, D'Agostino, Pasquale (Obodo 67); Sanchez (Quagliarella 61), Floro Flores, Di Natale

Chievo: Sorrentino; Moro, Mandelli, Yepes, Mantovani; Pinzi, Bentivoglio, Marcolini (Langella 72); Esposito, Luciano; Pellissier

Ref: Trefoloni

Game Highlights


11.30.08 Udinese vs. Chievo Highlights:

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