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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

Julian De Martinis previews the weekends matches for us Lazio - Cesena. A game that might be tighter than expected. The home side have lost two of their last three and will be reeling from their Derby loss last weekend, as well as the subsequent suspensions of Stefan Radu and Cristian Ledesma. Cesena, on the other hand, pulled off a very decent draw against Juventus after being down two goals. Should Lazio fail to gain all three points here, the [...]

Posted by Julian De Martinis On Mar - 18 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

This new weekly feature may be titled “Northern Lights”, due to the fact that these Serie A clubs hail from the north of Italy, but based on league form it would be more propos to entitle it “Lower End Teams, So Low That Most of Them Are Fighting Relegation.” Only one of these teams is truly shining. The Contender: Udinese Udinese continue to play sparkling football and have been duly rewarded, reaching the height of fourth place for the first [...]

Posted by Julian De Martinis On Mar - 15 - 2011 Comments Off 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

Fiorentina and Sampdoria played out a 0-0 stalemate at the Stadio Franchi. Sampdoria were coming into the game on a low after an embarrassing performance on Wednesday night, losing 1-0 to rivals Genoa. The home side were also coming into the game on a bit of a downer after losing 2-1 at home to title contenders Inter also on Wednesday. Fiorentina were missing Mario Santana, Per Koldrup, Sebastian Frey and Stevan Jovetic all to injury. On the other side Sampdoria [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Feb - 20 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Giampaolo Pazzini scored against his former employers to give Inter a priceless 2-1 win over Fiorentina in Florence. This home defeat was Fiorentina 1st since October. This fixture was re-arranged from week 19 after Inter World Club Cup commitments. For Inter new signing Yuto Nagatomo was given his 1st start at left back and Dejan Stankovic returned from injury. For Fiorentina they were missing Juan Manuel Vargas, Stevan Jovetic, Sebastian Frey and Per Kroldrup. Inter took the lead on the [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Feb - 17 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Fiorentina shocked the Rosanero in an open affair to celebrate their first away win of the season. Qasa Alom reports… ‘Meh’ is probably the most fitting interjection for Fiorentina this season…. they sit in 10th place, with a +1 goal difference, 8 wins, 8 draws  and (yup you’ve guessed it) 8 losses to their name. However after such an indifferent, forgettable and “meh” season, Viola fans finally have something to remember as they scored four away goals to beat a [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Feb - 14 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

by guest writer Liam Apicella - Champions League hunting Palermo will be hoping that they have no more early kick offs for the remainder of the season. For the fourth time in four consecutive 12:30pm starts, the Rosanero have slipped to defeat, on this occasion it was visiting Fiorentina who were the beneficiaries. What will have been even more disappointing for Palermo coach Delio Rossi is the fact that his side led on two separate occasions, only to see his [...]

Posted by Rico Suave On Feb - 14 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

This week Adam and Kevin are joined by Paolo Bandini from the Guardian sports desk to discuss January transfers in Italian Serie A. Addition topics include a focus segment on Udinese and Fiorentina as well as southern club Napoli. Recorded at the close of transfers Monday, January 31th, this podcast is a really good listen so grab a cup of java and pull up a chair for the next hour as hosts and guest go back and forth on what [...]

Posted by Walker On Feb - 1 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

As the transfer window closes in the peninsula, clubs have played their final hand in an attempt to push for Serie A glory, a place in European competition next season or just survival at Italy’s top table. Serie A Weekly now marks your card with its definitive guide to all the transfer activity from Italy’s premier division. Part one of our round-up focuses on Bari to Inter BARI - In: Glik (Palermo - loan deal), Okaka (Roma - loan deal), Rudolph (Genoa - loan deal), [...]

Posted by Steve Mitchell On Feb - 1 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It’s been a fabulous week to be a Lecce supporter, a fantastic win in the capital in week 19 against Lazio was backed up with a courageous performance on Sunday evening against league leaders Milan to earn a 1-1 draw and instill some new found belief in their fight for Serie A survival. For 49 minutes of Sunday evening’s match it looked like the Salentini were hopelessly out of their depth. Milan dominated possession with only the heroics of goalkeeper Antonio Rosati keeping the score-sheet [...]

Posted by Steve Mitchell On Jan - 17 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Napoli failed to close the gap on Serie A leaders Milan after a goalless draw at home against a resurgent Fiorentina in the Saturday early kick-off match. Qasa Alom reports. Coming into the match, Napoli were full of confidence after a marvellous 3-0 victory over Juventus last weekend that propelled them into second place and received wordwide praise. However tonight Fiorentina were equal to the challenge, with a renewed sense of spirit and unity following their miraculous comeback against Brescia, [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Jan - 15 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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