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2010 - 11 Recap What a contrast there is between the three newly promoted teams arriving in Serie A this season. Two of them, Atalanta and Siena, make a quick return to Italy’s top-flight after just a season’s absence, the third , Novara, are welcomed back into the peninsula’s premier division for the first time in 55 years . It seemed for much of their previous campaign in Serie B that the club from Piedmont would arrive at Italy’s top [...]

Posted by Steve Mitchell On Aug - 25 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Serie A Weekly club previews continue with Palermo, written by our resident Rosanero master, Lorenzo Vicini. 2010-2011 Recap A roller coaster ride that truly defined the Palermo colors of rosa and nero summed up the previous season for the Sicilian side. Palermo stayed in the race for Champions League football up until February when things came crashing down. After exiting the Europa League at the group stages, Palermo focused on their domestic objectives. The hope for a Champions League quickly [...]

Posted by Lorenzo Vicini On Aug - 22 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

After drawing 2-2 in the first leg in Palermo, the Rosanero made the trip to Switzerland knowing that they would need a win against FC Thun in order to guarantee a spot in the next round of the Europa League. The club was hoping to avoid another repeat of the Mladá Boleslav debacle from a few years earlier when Palermo crashed out very early in the UEFA Cup against the minnows from the Czech Republic. Yet, the memories from the [...]

Posted by Lorenzo Vicini On Aug - 11 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST

Week 1 & 20 28/08/11 and 29/01/12 Atalanta - Cesena Bologna - Roma Cagliari- Milan Inter- Lecce Lazio - Chievo Napoli - Genoa Novara - Palermo Parma - Catania Siena - Fiorentina Udinese - Juventus Week 2 & 21 11/09/11 and 01/02/12 Catania - Siena Cesena - Napoli Chievo - Novara Fiorentina - Bologna Genoa - Atalanta Juventus - Parma Lecce - Udinese Milan - Lazio Palermo - Inter Roma - Cagliari Week 3 & 22 18/09/11 and 05/02/12 Atalanta [...]

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

Transfer market season is always chock-full of speculation and surprises. Often, the overwhelming majority of rumors that find their way into mainstream media outlets never come to fruition. With a number of prized assets on the Palermo roster and the team’s policy of steady turnover each year, the transfer window is always seen with a skeptical eye especially for the most astute Palermo supporter. The winds of change swept over Palermo at the end of last season as a new [...]

Posted by Lorenzo Vicini On Jul - 30 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

With the dust barely settled on last season’s campaign, Palermo have already taken to the field in preparation for next season. The Stefano Pioli era has officially begun as the squad met in Malles, a small town tucked away in the Trentino-Alto Adige region less than a hundred kilometers away from the Swiss-Austria border. Not only are the Rosanero under the guidance of a new coach, the destination of Malles is a change of scenery from past preseasons at Bad [...]

Posted by Lorenzo Vicini On Jul - 7 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

“I prefer to close out the season, remembering that, according to what we’ve said to the president, I will surely remain at Palermo next year as well.” These were the words spoken by Palermo starlet Javier Pastore towards the end of last season. Naturally, the talented trequartista was continually asked throughout the entire season whether or not he would be moving on, and each time he provided a similar response. Javier wanted one more year with the Rosanero before a [...]

Posted by Lorenzo Vicini On Jun - 22 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Once the final whistle blew in the Coppa Italia final loss on May 29th, Palermo have set out to answer many of the question marks surrounding the team this offseason. Despite leading the Rosanero to success in the past two seasons, Delio Rossi and Maurizio Zamparini mutually agreed to go their separate ways. The decision came down to a divergence in opinion over squad philosophy and personnel. As a result, the coaching vacancy was immediately filled with now former Chievo [...]

Posted by Lorenzo Vicini On Jun - 13 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Milan’s duopoly was extended further this weekend as the Nerazzurri defeated Palermo to take yet another another Coppa tricolore - but as Europe still basked in the afterglow of Saturday’s sensational Champions League final, the final throws of peninsula football passed in comparative anonymity. For calcio aficionados this has been an enthralling scudetto race crammed full of entertaining subplots, extending one’s interest far beyond the San Siro stranglehold. From the surprise ascendency of Udinese, the soap opera that is Palermo, [...]

Posted by Stuart Harper On May - 31 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

After succumbing to a loss to Chievo on the final match day of the Serie A season, Delio Rossi was asked if the result had him worried ahead of the all-important Coppa Italia final with Inter. The Palermo tactician replied with the typical wit and wisdom that has endeared him to the Rosanero population for two seasons now: “I would be worried if I didn’t know my team, instead I’m disappointed. We just have to reset and the lads know [...]

Posted by Lorenzo Vicini On May - 25 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

In their second to last game before the all-important Coppa Italia final, Palermo defeated Sampdoria to exact a bit of revenge from last season and banish them to Serie B. Given last season’s exploits, the penultimate match against Sampdoria reminded many of the infamous draw a year prior with a spot in the Champions League on the line. Yet, what a difference a year makes! Sampdoria came into the match with not Champions aspirations, but simply survival in Italy’s top [...]

Posted by Lorenzo Vicini On May - 18 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Rosanero had been waiting for this week ever since the result procured by Palermo on April 20th against Milan in the Coppa Italia. With success in Serie A hard to come by, Delio Rossi and his men knew that the season would be defined by what they did in the Coppa. Prior to playing the second leg of the semifinal, Palermo had to play a largely meaningless game against the already relegated Bari side. Knowing that the return leg [...]

Posted by Lorenzo Vicini On May - 11 - 2011 4 Comments READ FULL POST

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