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Champions AC Milan are back to their brilliant best after an utterly dominant 3-0 victory against Palermo. Massimiliano Allegri stated prior to the match that Milan had to “get three points” above all else, but what he got was far more important. Accomplished performances from the midfield new boys Nocerino and Alberto Aquilani, a stunning comeback from Brazilian Robinho, doubts over Antonio Cassano and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s commitments to the long term future thoroughly dispelled and above all else a champions [...]

Posted by Qasa Alom On Oct - 18 - 2011 Comments Off 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

Gazzetta dello Sport Turbo Juventus! Marchisio brace defeats Milan. Old Lady go first Rocchi stopped for two or three games, but it’s a no to an Inter veto Udinese still top with super Di Natale Palermo and Cagliari fly Lazio strike, Fiorentina KO Tuttosport Immense Juve Milan dominated and trounced aside from the 2-0 Marchisio double, stadium to scream about: Bianconeri first Udine also top. Bologna, bye Bisoli Giovinco, Parma’s wizard shines blue Palermo and Cagliari fly: Two happy islands [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Oct - 3 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Although Juventus and Manchester United come from completely different footballing cultures, there is a remarkable similarity between the two clubs, and not in terms of domestic triumphs, European successes, and being recognized as two of the most popular clubs in their respective countries. Rather, I’m talking about this season in particular. Sure, at first glance, there are some stark differences; Manchester United is coming off a season where they overtook Liverpool in English titles won and a spot in the [...]

Posted by Frank Lopapa On Sep - 24 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

There has been some cracking action in Serie A in midweek and there was a couple of upsets including Novara beating Inter Milan and then end of Gian Piero Gasperini reign at Inter Milan. Cesena 1-2 Lazio Lazio came back from a goal down with two goals in the 2nd half to end a dramatic few days for everyone aligned with Lazio. Adrian Mutu stuck his first goal for Cesena as he sprung the offside trap and finished calmly past [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Sep - 23 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Training for acceleration is vital in helping a player to become faster, but improvement in acceleration may not transfer into improved performance on the field. If the athlete is unable to decelerate from those faster speeds in a timely and controlled manner, it can lead to ineffectiveness on the field or, worse, an injury. An athlete’s ability to decelerate is a skill that can be trained, and needs to be included in a well rounded strength and conditioning program. In [...]

Posted by Derek Salvador On Sep - 22 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Serie A Weekly welcomes writer Ben Powell to the pages of Serie A Weekly. Throughout the 2011-2012 season Ben will be bringing Gialloblu updates and insights to the website. Make sure to leave your comments for Ben all Chievo Verona faithful. A new Coach, a raft of new faces, another year older but some things remain the same. At the Stadio Bentegodi, this means front man and skipper Sergio Pellissier. At the end of last season, the Aorta born striker [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Sep - 22 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Gazzetta dello Sport Euro Pazzo Pazzini goal: Italy qualify for Euro 2012. And what a Balotelli! Spain are OK Capello almost Trap draw Cavani: “Mazzarri, a Scudetto man” Juve, a show to baptise the new stadium         Tuttosport Cairo: “Ogbonna, the new contract is ready” “It’s a great stadium. Now a great Juve is needed” Lippi: “I remember the emotions at the Nou Camp, and I returned to Berlin alone to relive the World Cup moments”. Practice [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Sep - 7 - 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

Gazzetta dello Sport Inter, major signing of the day: Zarate Milan surprise swoop: Good deal Nocerino Roma, hit after hit: Pjanic-Gago show Juve brake, no Alves and Amauri doesn’t go Caracciolo to Genoa Parma: Floccari Palermo shock, Pioli sacked, Mangia’s turn         Tuttosport Juve’s Conte - Happy? Bruno Alves fails, as does bid for Andreolli Marks of the market, the full squads Inter: Zarate Milan: Nocerino Horrible and presumptuous Toro Ventura: “Not phenomenons”         [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Sep - 1 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Gazzetta dello Sport Seven LAST MINUTE Swoops Zamparini dreams of a Real piece. Pressing for Fernando Gago Napoli exaggerate, they’ve signed 10 with Fideleff 16-year-old talent Tassi is Inter’s Sneijder: “I’m staying” Same old Cassano, angry in training Ibra promise: “Milan, I won’t stop” Elia story, a fighter for Juve Zeman top with Sassuolo, Toro tonight         Tuttosport Juve, hands on Bruno Alves Juve-Zenit agree terms. All that is missing is the OK from Bonucci Palacio to [...]

Posted by SerieAWeekly On Aug - 31 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The dream of Champions League football this season is over for Udinese as they were knocked out by Arsenal  3-1 on aggregate in qualifying late Wednesday. First leg action at the Emirates last Tuesday ended 1-0 to the hosts yet Udinese equipped themselves well as the Gunners went on to capitulate at the weekend against Liverpool for the first time in 11 seasons on their home turf.  Perfect time for Udinese to place a nail in the coffin as things unravel under [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Aug - 25 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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