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“Everybody talks about violence, but violence is another thing,” said Fabrizio Fileni, one of the ultras that brought a halt to Genoa’s home match with Siena over the weekend. It is remarkable, not only does he defend himself, but, that he actually remains convinced that his actions and those of his fellow Ultras were not violent. Let us recap then the supposedly ‘non-violent’ events at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday. Genoa - a team fighting for Serie A survival – [...]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Apr - 24 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Saturday 21st April Udinese v Chievo Since their departure from the Europa League in early March, Francesco Guidolin’s side have experienced a dip in form that has seen them lose their grip on the last Champions League spot. Only three points will do this weekend in Verona, but they will have to work hard for it. Chievo have rose steadily up the table in recent weeks, and before their 1-0 home loss against AC Milan, the Mussi Volanti had taken [...]

Posted by Ryan Smith On Apr - 21 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

13 wins. 14 draws. Four points behind Milan and 33 left to gain this season. These numbers will be constantly going through the head of all Juventini as they ponder the run home towards the Scudetto. Will it be a first championship since Calciopoli struck, or will Juve sit by the wayside as Milan lifts the trophy for the second successive season? One thing is for certain, the run of six draws from seven matches has made the club nervous [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Mar - 15 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Juventus left Milan with a point on Saturday, but not before a drama-filled 90 minutes that still has fans and the media debating. From phantom goals to offside calls, punches to scuffles, the match kept the moviola busy and threw in some decent football too. Both sides can feel rightly aggrieved over a goal disallowed by linesman Roberto Romagnoli, but the fallout now appears to surround Gianluigi Buffon’s honesty in saying that had he known Sulley Muntari’s header crossed the [...]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Mar - 1 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Inter and Palermo shared eight goals in a 4-4 thriller where Diego Milito netted all four for Inter at the San Siro. Roma’s defence needs to be looked at as they were humiliated away at Cagliari. Lazio overcame AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico and the weather managed to play its part as four games were called off due to the big freeze. Tuesday 31st January The game between Parma and Juventus was called off around an hour before kick-off [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Feb - 3 - 2012 Comments Off 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

After weeks of rumours and hand-wringing negotiations, Martin Caceres finally returns to Juventus from Sevilla  on loan for the rest of the season. Juventus will initially pay €1.5 million and an additional €8 million in the summer to make the move permanent. The Uruguayan defender was already once on the books for Juventus during the disastrous 2009-10 season on loan from Barcelona; however, due to injuries and a high permanent transfer fee, he returned to Spain and eventually signed on [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Jan - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Probable Formations Round 19 Italian Serie A Big Name Update - No Alex Pato for AC Milan, their Brazilian striker is to be sidelined for about four weeks with a muscular injury.  Inter manager Claudio Ranieri looking to continue his clubs unbeaten streak to eight victories. Hopefully team and manager won’t get caught looking ahead to the mid-week Coppa match away to Napoli as Sunday’s match again Lazio should be a tricky encounter. Keep sharp Mr. Maicon and Samuel. Saturday [...]

Posted by Rocky On Jan - 20 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

guest writer Juan Arango Peruvian side Universitario de Deportes announced that 17-year-old Andy Polo has packed his bags and will take a huge step in his career. Polo was recommended by Fiorentina man Juan Vargas and Genoa president Enrico Preziosi said he was willing to pay the money for the Peruvian phenom. “We paid for (Polo) based on his age and the market he was in,” said Preziosi. “But it is quite evident he has some very special numbers.” The [...]

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

The last time they finished first and second in Serie A has been cancelled from the record books by the Calciopoli scandal. Prior to that, you have to go back 16 years to find a time when they filled the champions and runners-up spot in the league table. So we should really give a warm welcome to a Juventus versus Milan Scudetto fight - it has certainly been a while. Of course, Udinese might have something to say this season [...]

Posted by Giancarlo Rinaldi On Jan - 17 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Lazio welcome Atalanta to the Eternal City hoping that last week’s humiliation at Siena was a freak performance. Down to 10-men after the sending-off of first choice ‘keeper Albano Bizzarri’s , the Biancocelesti were thrashed 4-0 by the relegation-threatened Robur. It was nothing less than they deserved. Recklessness and defensive mistakes cost Lazio dearly and allowed Mattia Destro and Emanuele Calaio to grab two goals each. Andre Dias and Mobido Diakité will be welcomed back with open arms after last [...]

Posted by Andrew Murray On Jan - 14 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

All eyes will be on the famed Giuseppe Meazza this weekend as Inter take on Milan in the Derby della Madonnina.  While the atmosphere of derbies in the past have been heightened by the on field personalities, the latest edition of the Milan derby will certainly be white hot due to the psychological warfare that has been waged by both clubs.  Feelings of disgruntlement and displeasure have been intensified with the ongoing Carlos Tevez transfer saga, and the fervor will [...]

Posted by TB On Jan - 13 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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