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Serie A Weekly is proud to present another new feature that will be here every Friday. Beautifully written by well known and respected journalist Giancarlo Rinaldi it will look back into the annals of Calcio history and every week bring to life a game that many will not remember but that most cannot forget. Filled with great stories and wonderful anecdotes be sure not to miss it. How Carletto’s clanger put Roma’s second Scudetto at risk It is not the [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Mar - 18 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Here we go again with Serie A Weekly giving you a list of five stories to read this lunchtime that we have seen from around the web and enjoyed ourselves. Many of these will be about Italian football of course but there is always room for something different and those will be here too. Take a look at our recommendations, pass them on and be sure to leave a comment on these great articles. See you at the same time tomorrow for [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Mar - 17 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It was reminiscent of something from a bygone era, a sepia-toned memory brought into living colour, like a remake of a 1930′s Cinecittà movie directed by James Cameron. More than anything it was a signal that, although seemingly everything has changed in recent times, there is a very real sense that things are very much the way they were. Almost twenty-five years after his uncle and father were shown around the construction site of the old Stadio Delle Alpi, Andrea [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Mar - 11 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST

A game pitting two of European footballs true aristocracy against each other should by rights be a title decider as it was in 2005 or even, as was the case two years prior to that, a Champions League Final, but that was never the case as Juventus prepared for their latest clash with Milan. In a match many believe to be the true ‘derby d’Italia’, both teams struggled to create much attacking spark but this was really just a glamorous [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Mar - 7 - 2011 12 Comments READ FULL POST

Played 14. Won 4. Drawn 6. Lost 4 An abysmal record belonging not to one of Serie A’s relegation threatened teams but to Juventus against teams currently in the bottom half of the table. It is unacceptable for a club of their stature and a situation which must be reversed should the Bianconeri be serious in their aspiration to improve upon last seasons dire seventh place finish. The latest result, Saturday evenings 0-2 loss at home to Bologna - a [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Feb - 27 - 2011 5 Comments READ FULL POST

Little more than a year ago, Fiorentina were playing in the Champions League and rightly earning admiration all across Europe for their exciting play built upon a team of extremely talented young players. Yet as this season resumed following the Winter Break the team and club were almost unrecognisable from the one that had stood proud in those prestigious ties with Bayern Munich and Liverpool. The President Andrea Della Valle had stepped down amid the on-going issues over a new [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Feb - 25 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

After a run of three good performances, against Palermo, Cagliari and Inter, Sunday lunchtime saw Juventus return to the kind of inept display seen before that spell. During that dismal seven game run they won just twice and were eliminated from the Coppa Italia while conceding 12 goals, a worrying period that appeared to be over as the squad slowly returned to something resembling full strength. Many people, fans, observers, and the media have been quick to lay the responsibility [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Feb - 21 - 2011 4 Comments READ FULL POST

Udinese sit fifth in Serie A going into this weekends fixtures, just two points behind Lazio in the last Champions League place and two ahead of Juventus. A further point separates them from a Palermo side that have attracted many admirers this season for their stylish and effective play. Alexis Sanchez has been the subject of seemingly limitless media attention, talk of a summer move refuses to subside with many observers offering the opinion that his leaving is now simply a matter of [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Feb - 18 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

While drawing players from various parts of South America and naturalising them as citizens through their parents or grandparents, Italian football has benefited hugely over the last century from the repatriation of numerous members of the Italian diaspora. Raimondo Orsi, Jose Altafini and Omar Sivori are among the most famous members of an ever increasing group of immigrants to don the famous Azzurri shirt. It became such common practice in the years immediately following the Second World War that it [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Feb - 14 - 2011 5 Comments READ FULL POST

Alessandro Matri made a winning visit to a stage he knows all too well as the Bianconeri finally returned to winning ways at Cagliari’s Stadio Sant’Elia and he has been rightly lauded for his performance against a club he spent four years calling home. His transfer to Juventus, this display and his tally of Serie A goals - now at thirteen for the season - has seen him called to Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad for Wednesday’s friendly against Germany. Following [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Feb - 8 - 2011 4 Comments READ FULL POST

Milan have a fantastic array of attacking talent but a huge dearth of depth in both midfield and defence. While an injured forward simply means another world class star takes off his tracksuit and enters the fray, a knock to either Alessandro Nesta or Thiago Silva leaves most Rossoneri fans with palpitations akin to those club President’s have when discovering player has Mino Raiola is his agent. With a number of large contracts due to expire this coming summer it [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Feb - 7 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST

It was confirmed today, in perhaps the only shocking move of the January transfer window so far, that Sampdoria striker Giampaolo Pazzini has agreed a deal to move to Inter with immediate effect. While analysts and fans alike nodded their head at a good move by the San Siro outfit a deeper look makes you ask if it truly is, or if it will eventually be a move regretted by all concerned. Having put his signature on a four and [...]

Posted by Adam Digby On Jan - 28 - 2011 10 Comments READ FULL POST

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