Here's a thread for peeps who would like to discuss Italian football in general, but perhaps specifically Serie A. I'll kick things off by mentioning a new twist to Serie A next season. After all the problems with the Italian league recently, normally due to money, Serie A will have 20 teams next season, as opposed to 18. This would mean five teams promoted from Serie B this season and three relegated from Serie A. A playoff will take place between the sixth place side in Serie B and the team finishing 15th in Serie A. From next season Italy will therefore have an expanded 20-team Serie A, with Serie B reduced to 22 teams.