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Only 17 goals were scored in the 10 games over the weekend but Inter Milan, AC Milan AS Roma and Siena picked up their first wins of the season. Juventus and Udinese end the week as joint leaders being separated by only goal difference. Here is the round up of the weekend’s results Atalanta 2-1 Novara Atalanta fine run continue as they dispatched Novara on Sunday afternoon. Ezequiel Schelotto broke the deadlock just past the half hour when Giampaolo Bellini [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Sep - 26 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Napoli and Genoa enjoy one of the strongest friendships in Serie A. When both sides meet the tifosi from both sides are known for their hospitality towards each other, however it all started with a one of the more murky affairs in Calcio history. It was 1982, and the 30th and final game of the season. Napoli needed a point to qualify for the UEFA Cup. Genoa were in serious danger of relegation as AC Milan were beating Cesena 3-2. [...]

Posted by Napoli Blogger On Apr - 28 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

At first glance Roma and Juventus could not appear to be two more different clubs; hailing from two very different cities, one with a young former player as coach and the other with a well-travelled veteran of Calcio’s benches. A closer look however reveals each to be far more alike than either set of fans would care to admit. To explain these similarities we asked Stuart Harper and Adam Digby to give their opinion on four inescapable parallels. Under New [...]

Posted by Stuart Harper On Mar - 31 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Much changed and much accomplished. Cesare Prandelli continues his brilliant run with the Italian National Team with a two-nil victory over Ukraine. What exactly can Italy fans take away from this? Here are six points worth noting. Cesare Prandelli is the new Tinkerman. A better one. Claudio Ranieri, the old “Tinkerman”, has become somewhat infamous for tinkering in all the wrong ways. For the former Chelsea boss, a set starting eleven is as a spider to an arachnophobe : something [...]

Posted by Julian De Martinis On Mar - 30 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

With a temporary hiatus created by the international break, here at Serie A Weekly we grasp this opportune moment to reflect on Roma’s overall picture – considering the humdrum of league action along with the grander and seemingly complicated scheme of things Since Genoa bounced back off the ropes to land Claudio Ranieri a fatal blow, the giallorossi are unbeaten in the league, an admirable achievement considering three of rookie coach Montella’s five league ties have taken place away from Rome. [...]

Posted by Stuart Harper On Mar - 25 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Vincenzo Montella’s glass is half-full. Despite being drubbed at the Donbass, l’aeroplanino was one of few to draw positives from an aggregate 6-2 reverse to Shakhtar Donetsk. With the Rome derby beckoning, could Montella’s optimism be transmitted to a team seemingly at odds with themselves? Under Sunday afternoon’s slate grey skies and persistent rain, the ‘derby della capitale’ lacked a little of the intensity created when these enemies meet under darkness. With just under 49,000 in attendance, a third of [...]

Posted by Stuart Harper On Mar - 17 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

The Italian Football FanCast is the podcast for fans of Serie A and Calcio. On this edition of the Italian Football FanCast, we look at Milan’s charge for the Scudetto as they steamrollered Napoli at the San Siro thanks to a wonderful performance from Alexandre Pato. Our roving reported Paolo Rusmini fill us in on all the action. Unfortunately for Kris Voakes, Palermo’s match with Udinese was full of goals, but the seven that were scored were all for the Zebrete [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Mar - 2 - 2011 9 Comments READ FULL POST

Within thirty six minutes, Roma were two goals up against Parma, and fans were beginning to worry. After all, how many times have tifosi seen the side take a lead, only to lose it later on? How often now have Roma conceded goals late in games? Far too often, and Vincenzo Montella’s dream debut was halted merely two games into it, as Parma clawed their way back into the game for a point. Roma can take small solace in the [...]

Posted by Julian De Martinis On Mar - 1 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Champion’s league hopefuls Juventus and Roma will be looking to pick up after a disappointing round last week, which saw the bianconeri fall to a shock defeat versus struggling Lecce and Claudio Ranieri sacked. Elsewhere possibly Serie A’s two most exciting teams will go head to head, whilst there’s only the small matter of the top two teams squaring off at the San Siro… Saturday 26th February (2045 CET) Juventus (7) v Bologna (12) Bologna continue to defy the odds [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Feb - 26 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

This week Adam and Kevin are joined by Serie A Weekly writer Julian De Martinis co-host of La Magicast. The panel talk on Ranieri leaving Roma in the final segment and the arrival of Montella plus the need to secure Frenchmen Mexes and Menez before someone else does. Addition topics include a focus segment on Inter and Napoli as well as Sampdoria’s inability to get results after the transfer of Cassano and of course the desperate situation of bottomfeeders Bari. [...]

Posted by Alex On Feb - 24 - 2011 8 Comments READ FULL POST

It was a forgettable week for Italian football in Europe’s premier club competition, the Champions League. Roma, Milan and Inter all lost their first legs in the first knockout round of the competition. To make matters worse, all three losses were suffered on Italian soil. Milan took first to the field of the Italian sides when they hosted Tottenham Hotspur last Tuesday. Having been outplayed in the first half, the Rossoneri did come back to dominate the game in the [...]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Feb - 24 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Italian Football FanCast is the podcast for fans of Serie A and Calcio. On this edition of the Italian Football FanCast, we look back at another eventful weekend in the peninsula, especially in Genoa where Roma threw away a three goal lead to eventually lose the game, and we have our new roving reporter on the case to tell us exactly how such a tragedy could occur. As a result of the defeat, Roma boss Claudio Ranieri handed in his [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Feb - 24 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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