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Palermo Swedish striker Agon Mehmeti was one of Palermo’s marquee signings in this window. The striker has been hailed as both the new Cavani and Ibrahimovic before signing from Malmo. Mehmeti was quick to quash such hyperbole insisting he isn’t Ibrahimovic and emphasised that his versatility by suggesting he could play anywhere along the front line. (+ve) Franco Vazquez is a signing that has excited the Palermo fans. Parallels have been drawn with Javier Pastore, and Vazquez has admitted his best position is […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Feb - 8 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Lazio Lazio’s transfer window saw few arrivals. Sporting director Igli Tare was able to bring in a forward in Liverpool Montevideo’s Emiliano Alfaro. The 23-year-old Uruguayan has played few games and rarely impressed, by all accounts. (-ve) Another controversial transfer saw Antonio Candreva arrive from Cesena (with Simone Del Nero going in the opposite direction). Fans weren’t pleased with signing the wide midfielder after he had made comments regarding his inclinations for AS Roma 2 and a half years ago while on Italy […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Feb - 7 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Atalanta Guglielmo Stendardo joined Atalanta on loan from Lazio until the end of the season. The 30-year-old defender has spent most of past two seasons on the bench at the Rome club, and will be delighted to get the chance to feature for the first team in Bergamo. (+ve) Another experienced arrival is midfielder Alessandro Carrozza from Serie B outfit Varese. The 30 year old arrives on loan (with an option to buy) and can play on the left or right of midfield. […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Feb - 6 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

As the Serie A season enters the winter break, Lazio sit firmly in fourth position on 30 points after an encouraging start to the season. They have only lost two games in the league (against Juventus and, once high-flying, Genoa) and they have qualified from the Europa League group stages. The additions made to the squad in the summer have been incredibly influential in helping carry the squad forward. From back to front most of the new signings have made […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Dec - 23 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

After waiting 9 games for his first minutes in Serie A this season, Tommaso Rocchi was finally unleashed. Coming on for Djibril Cisse in the 83rd minute with Lazio already 2 goals to the good, he crowned the performance with a goal of his own. A special goal. Not so much for the execution - Rocchi scored from a rebound after Michele Agazzi saved his initial header - but for the significance of the goal. It was Tommy Gol’s 100th […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Nov - 3 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

On Sunday night, Lazio won the derby. It was the first win for the blue side in Rome in a long while, having lost the last 5 - a fact that the Roma fans took great pleasure in announcing with countless banners reading “Roma 5-0 Lazio”. It was a hard fought victory for a Lazio side who conceded sloppily in the first 6 minutes. Their equaliser arrived in an incident that would condition the rest of the game when Simon […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Oct - 19 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

On Friday, Italy will travel to Belgrade to play Serbia in their penultimate Euro 2012 qualification match. The game comes just under a year since the events in Genoa on 12 October 2010 which saw Serbian hooligans forcing the game to be called off, and leading to harsh punishments being meted out against the Serbian National team. The Italians have come a long way since then and under Cesare Prandelli have secured qualification swiftly - Italy’s best ever performance in […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Oct - 5 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST

Thursday evening sees Lazio continue their Europa League campaign in Portugal against Sporting Lisbon. The Rome side will be anxious to get their European campaign back on track after a disappointing draw at home to Romanian side FC Vaslui in their first outing, but will also be incredibly wary of Sporting - who are clearly the other big club in the group. The sides have never faced each other before - in fact it is Lazio’s competitive game in the […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Sep - 28 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

After 82 minutes on Sunday at the Olimpico, Lazio boss took off left back Senad Lulic and replaced him with the 30 year old Marius Stankevicius. That doesn’t appear to be all that strange, until you see that he wasn’t injured and Lazio were trailing 2-1 that it is a very odd way for Edy Reja to use his final substitution. After the game Reja confirmed the decision to haul Lulic off the pitch was a punitive move. Lazio have […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Sep - 21 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

One hundred and ten days - or to be more precise 109 days, 22 hours and 10 minutes - is a long time for Lazio fans to wait to see their side compete in League action. Serie A fans were forced to wait an extra two weeks because of the players non-strike, but it turned out to be a wait worthwhile. Lazio traveled to the San Siro to face last season’s champions, Milan, in the effective Serie A opener last […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Sep - 15 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The good news is that Italy, with a 1-0 victory, have secured qualification to the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine next summer. The bad news - it’s not that bad - is that the they haven’t been living up to the hype recently. Italy have been compared with Barcelona an awful lot during Cesare Prandelli’s tenure in charge of the Azzurri, but any viewers tuning in to see a Catalan imitation tonight will have been left feeling unsatisfied, confused […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Sep - 7 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

The 2010-11 season was filled with amazing highs and relative lows for Lazio fans. Le Aquile soared to the top of the table early in the season and remained there for a month or so before toppling under the immense pressure of a wonderful Milan side. They eventually slipped down to fifth, losing out on Champions League. This could be regarded as a relative failure given their quick fire start, but after flirting dangerously with relegation the season before, fans […]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Aug - 19 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

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