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After defeat in the Derby d’Italia, the Nerazzurri were back to winning ways putting Sampdoria to the sword. The victory showcased a solid defensive display but even more so Rodrigo Palacio’s performance caught the eye. His brace gave the Inter faithful something to cheer about that had been sadly missing in the last weeks. Palacio said of the victory that “It was important to get back to winning ways. We played well and the result was the most important thing,” [...]

Posted by Richard Hall On Apr - 6 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

In case you missed it, here it is again. This list was first published last week. Week 1 & 20 08/28/12 and 13/01/13 Fiorentina - Udinese Juventus - Parma AC Milan - Sampdoria Roma - Catania Atalanta - Lazio Chievo - Bologna Genoa - Cagliari Palermo - Napoli Siena - Torino Pescara - Internazionale Week 2 & 21 09/02/12 and 20/01/13 Torino - Pescara Bologna - AC Milan Udinese - Juventus Cagliari - Atalanta Catania - Genoa Internazionale - Roma [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Aug - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Roberto Mancini was born 27th November 1964 in the town of Jesi, of the Province of Ancona, Marche. This small town in central Italy was the place which saw Roberto first fall in love with the beautiful game. As a boy, his only two interests were football and religion. He was a committed Roman Catholic, and as such honoured his faith by being an altar boy at his local place of worship, the church of San Sebastian. His football club [...]

Posted by Ryan Smith On Mar - 2 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The bissextile or leap year has, despite its unswerving will to make the world work for free, aligned itself with some great things. The first Playboy club was opened on a leap year, the Olympics and European Championships are on leap years, and the motivational speaker Tony Robbins, described as “banana hands” by Jack Black in Shallow Hal, was born on a leap year becoming one of four million quasi-Tolkien figures known as a leaplings. In the middle earth of [...]

Posted by Owen Neilson On Feb - 29 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Lecce managed the shock of the round by stunning Inter Milan 1-0, the defeat bringing to an end the Nerazzurri’s six-game winning. Juventus kept their undefeated record intact by defeating highflying Udinese by two goals to nil in very wet conditions in Turin on Saturday. Alessandro Matri was the hero on the night as he claimed both strikes. Genoa and Napoli played out a five- goal thriller which included a belter from Genoa striker Rodrigo Palacio while AC Milan hardly [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Jan - 31 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

When Pasquale Sensibile arrived in Genoa following a triumphant two years as Sports Director of Novara, Sampdoria seemed to have invested wisely as it sought to wake from a nightmarish nine months. Sensibile’s CV was fat with success after presiding over the arrival of coach Attilio Tesser and a number of productive signings including Samir Ujkani, Michel Morganella, Marco Rigoni and Francesco Marianini. Tesser put together a 30-game unbeaten run in Lega Pro in 2010, and last year led the [...]

Posted by Owen Neilson On Jan - 19 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Sampdoria thought it had left the Wild West of Campania behind when the players boarded the plane to Liguria; the in-flight meal a digestion of the 4-2 thrashing meted out by Nocerina. But after arrival, when passing through the Christopher Columbus Airport they were met not by smiling wives and girlfriends, but an aggressive mob intent on violence. CCTV in the airport confirmed a volley of eggs and vegetables preceded an all out attack which left defender Andrea Rispoli missing [...]

Posted by Owen Neilson On Nov - 3 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

“But age, with his stealing steps, Hath claw’d me in his clutch, And hath shipped me intil the land, As if I had never been such.” I don’t think the Clown in Hamlet was singing about a footballer’s career, but in the same way age steals away life’s vigour, so it diminishes the speed and skill that creates quality players. Serie A can resemble an old people home at times; Gennaro Gattuso’s failing eyes, Alessandro Del Piero constantly wrapped in [...]

Posted by Owen Neilson On Oct - 28 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

We’ve got the Champions League, the much maligned Europa League but if there was a knockout competition comprised of the top XI’s from Europe’s second divisions where would Serie B finish? As the first quarter of the season ends the column selects the stand out performers and those to compete in the inaugural Second Best League. Firstly the coach. There are a number of candidates; Torino are top of the league so Giampiero Ventura has a fair shout, Fulvio Pea [...]

Posted by Owen Neilson On Oct - 20 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

It’s official, qualifying for the European Championships in the Ukraine and Poland next summer is over, well almost. 240 games have been played by 51 national teams across 403 days with 648 goals scored. So far the tournament has 12 sides confirmed, Italy topped group C and finally we can get on with a few weeks of uninterrupted domestic football; about bloody time. Domestic fans of Serie-A have had to suck on a trio of postponements with two international breaks [...]

Posted by Owen Neilson On Oct - 13 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

At the request of readers, Serie A Weekly welcomes guest writer Vincenzo Sottile. Vince will be covering Sampdoria as the squad struggles to make their return to first flight and Italian Serie A football this season. Sampdoria find themselves with another tie in a 1-1 game against Sassuolo on Sunday, their records so far has not been what would have wished for with 3 wins, 5 ties and 1 loss. It has not been what they have planned for. The [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Oct - 11 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The big news at the top was Torino’s come from behind win away at Sampdoria on Friday night, a result that saw them leading the division along with Padova after their 4-2 win at Empoli. Empoli fired coach Alfredo Aglietti after the match, replacing him with Giuseppe Pillon. Il Toro inflicted Sampdoria’s first defeat of the season in a tight game that was decided by Rolando Bianchi’s third goal of the season. Andrea Costa had put the hosts in front [...]

Posted by Owen Neilson On Oct - 7 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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