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Mario Balotelli (Inter Milan) Man City has lowered its bid for Balotelli and is hoping to structure the contract so incentives are added in. In the latest news reports are surfacing of Man City throwing in Robinho to sweeten the deal and skim a few million off the table. Miguel Veloso (Genoa) Genoa has made a big step in helping its center midfield by signing the Portuguese international. Guillermo Burdisso (Roma) Roma has signed the younger brother of a player [...]

Posted by Walker On Jul - 31 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Week 1 & 20 29/8/10 and 16/1/11 Bari-Juventus Bologna-Inter Chievo-Catania Fiorentina-Napoli Milan-Lecce Palermo-Cagliari Parma-Brescia Roma-Cesena Sampdoria-Lazio Udinese-Genoa Week 2 & 21 12/9/10 and 23/1/11 Brescia-Palermo Cagliari-Roma Catania-Parma Cesena-Milan Genoa-Chievo Inter-Udinese Juventus-Sampdoria Lazio-Bologna Lecce-Fiorentina Napoli-Bari Week 3 & 22 19/9/10 and 30/1/11 Bari-Cagliari Cesena-Lecce Chievo-Brescia Fiorentina-Lazio Milan-Catania Palermo-Inter Parma-Genoa Roma-Bologna Sampdoria-Napoli Udinese-Juventus Week 4 & 23 22/9/10 and 2/2/11 Bologna-Udinese Brescia-Roma Cagliari-Sampdoria Catania-Cesena Genoa-Fiorentina Inter-Bari Juventus-Palermo Lazio-Milan Lecce-Parma Napoli-Chievo Week 5 & 24 26/9/10 and 6/2/11 Bari-Brescia Catania-Bologna Cesena-Napoli Chievo-Lazio Fiorentina-Parma [...]

Posted by Walker On Jul - 29 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Welcome back to Serie A Unione Sportiva Lecce (US Lecce) after a two year stint in Italian Serie B. With home-base in Lecce, Apulia the club play home matches at Stadio Via del Mare with a capacity of 36,000.  After being crowned Serie B champions at the end of last season, these boys (and girls) patiently await opening day of the Serie A 2010-11 season and their first match away to powerhouse AC Milan at the San Siro. Southerners Lecce [...]

Posted by Walker On Jul - 29 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Week 1, 29/8/10 Bari-Juventus Bologna-Inter Chievo-Catania Fiorentina-Napoli Milan-Lecce Palermo-Cagliari Parma-Brescia Roma-Cesena Sampdoria-Lazio Udinese-Genoa Serie A Weekly will have the complete schedule of matches posted later today.

Posted by Walker On Jul - 29 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

New York TV sta­tion, Fox 5, recently con­ducted a inter­view with Thierry Henry, and what was the first question from host Rosanna Scotto, “You just won the World Cup correct?” Do you have your soccer ball for the new season? This has to be one of the worst soc­cer inter­views you’ll prob­a­bly ever witness. Henry has just signed with New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer from FC Barcelona. The Frenchman remain­ed cool, calm and collected dur­ing what would [...]

Posted by Walker On Jul - 20 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Sunday, July 18  A round-up of training events and friendly The Giallorossi march down the field for the afternoon session on day two at Reischach Brunico. Having made the leg slightly in the morning the following day the team will play the first season friendly against a local selection. At the end of the challenge was a scheduled press conference with Ranieri, the next one to follow on Tuesday, with captain Francesco Totti. Club faithful waved a banner which reads [...]

Posted by Walker On Jul - 19 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

What began 31 days ago finally came to a conclusion on Sunday night with the World Cup final, with Spain making more needless passes than John Terry on a quiz show, Spain are now the new world champions following a narrow 1-0 victory over the Netherlands thanks to a late strike by Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta. The match was billed as the battle of Tika Taka passing verses the masters of total football, admittedly many were expecting a highly entertaining match, [...]

Posted by Andy Golding On Jul - 14 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Last weekend Sicilian club Catania officially launched it’s Givova 2010/11 home and away jerseys. Hope you enjoy the post’s eye candy. The club was founded in 1908, having spent much of its history in Serie B, gaining promotion to Italy’s top league Serie A five times. Catania will also be sporting a new manager this season after Siniša Mihajlović departed to coach Tuscan club Fiorentina. Is Mihalovic edging his way closer to the Capital and Lazio? Only if the they [...]

Posted by Walker On Jul - 13 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

No news for Friday due to strike but here are the calcio /football headlines from Thursday, Gazzetta dello Sport Spain you are beautiful! The most beautiful defeat of the Germans It’s their first Final Editorial: Two schools, one cup Agnelli: ‘Just call me Andrea’ Corriere dello Sport Moratti: ‘Get your hands of Sneijder’ ‘Yes, United have asked for our champion, but I don’t want to fall into temptation’ Agnelli: ‘Unite for Juve’ ‘Call me Andrea. We are working to be [...]

Posted by Walker On Jul - 9 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Has Uruguayan luck run out? We’ll find out in less than an hour as the two time winning Cinderella squad from South America meets Wesley Sneijder and his flying Dutchmen in the first of FIFA World Cup semi-finals for 2010. My take, it’s unfair to say Uruguay are cheats because of the Suarez handball against Ghana. Those in the blogsphere claiming such simply don’t know footy. Prior to that split-second reaction Suarez had not draw even one yellow card, and [...]

Posted by Walker On Jul - 6 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Wesley Sneijder (Internazionale) Sneijder sent the ball in that Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo headed into his own goal, then later scored the winner for the Nerherlands in their 2-1 upset of Brazil in the World Cup quarterfinals on Friday. Felipe Melo de Carvalho (Juventus) Melo set up Brazil’s only goal, conceded and own goal, and was sent off for a terrible challenge on Holland’s Arjen Robben as Brazil crashed out of the World Cup with a 2-1 loss on Friday. [...]

Posted by Walker On Jul - 5 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Our South American correspondent Juan Arango of SimplyFutbol recaps match day 21 of World Cup 2010 with an audio podcast of the quarter-final match Argentina vs Germany. The Albiceleste are in total disgrace losing 0-4 over their opponents German yesterday. Little praise for Diego Maradona will be found back in Buenos Aires as all witnessed the slice and dice of a poor Argentine defence. Germany had an outstanding performance with 2 goals from Miroslav Klose reaching a total of 13 [...]

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