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Serie A Thread - 2014/15 Season

Discussion in 'Football' started by Professor Nutmeg, 10 September 2003.

  1. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    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.
     
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  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hopefully Fiorentina will get promoted this season. :) You looking forward to the matches this week Prof on Eurosport?
     
  3. Baggs

    Baggs The Boss

    15 October 2002
    Malta
    That is if the Serie B ever gets underway.
     
  4. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    Well, this agreement has ensured that Serie B will once again start. Unfortunately, i don't have Eurosport Zico.
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Ohhh, sorry to hear mate.
     
  6. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    Yeah, i just go to Italy to watch the games instead. :)
     
  7. Vannizzlefashizzal

    Vannizzlefashizzal TWENTYTIMES!!!!

    31 October 2002
    Wouldnt be suprised, I can see Chelsea laying on a few of Romans private jets so fans can enjoy games in other leagues.

    Not sure if its true as there are so many rumours about the guy, but I read that he loves football so much that when his Sky TV (well, the russain equivelant) went down when the footy was on he flew 9hours to somewhere just so he could watch the highlights.

    Thats one rich mo-fo :)
     
  8. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    Actually, i lived in Rome betweem '93 and '98. A lovely city. But then Italy is a second home for me. Plus my relatives have always lived in Turin (my uncle is a big Juve fan). Ecco perche mi amo la calcio Italiano.
     
  9. Baggs

    Baggs The Boss

    15 October 2002
    Malta
    Translation: That's why I love Italian Football.

    Before u ask, yeah i can pretty much understand Italian. Living so close to the giant boot rubs off on u. Speaking however is another matter :)
     
  10. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Glasgow
    Celtic
    The first game with Bologna and Parma was superb. That Adriano is looking better all the time.

    Looking forward to another season of Italian footy. :D


    FD
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I know, the game between Bologna and Parma was amazing like, had such a good flow to it. The power that Adriano gets behind his shots is unbelievable! The matches should be good this week, Milan v Bologna on Saturday night and Chievo v Juventus on Sunday night. :)
     
  12. cfdh_edmundo

    cfdh_edmundo Maverick

    30 December 2002
    does anyone know if the Juve V Roma match on the 20/21st will be on the saturday or the sunday ?
     
  13. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    I'm suprised Inter don't recall Adriano, he's been a hit everywhere in serie A, at Inter, Fiorentina and Parma. They'll probably wait till he's white hot and just say, "right, we'll have him back now thanks..."
     
  14. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    Lol, there we go, funny that.... :)
     
  15. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    You guys mentioned Serie B...
    Last season there were some major problems over Catanania's relegegation to Serie C1. The farce provided plenty of entertainment because, depending on what day of the week the Sicilian club had been re-instated in Serie B or re-relegated to Serie C1 in the wake of a ridiculous series of contradictory hearings carried out both by Football Federation judicial bodies and by the state magistrature...With the day looming for the official launch of the fixture list for the new season and nobody sure just which clubs were in Serie B, firstly yet another State Court (in Palermo) ruled in favour of the federation and against Catania (after a State Court in Rome ruled in favour of Catania). Secondly, the Italian government helped out by anticipating the contents of a government decree due to be voted on in parliament in october. In essence, the newe legislation wil legally bind members of sports clubs federations into accepting a new state sports tribunal. The above is but a potted history of the Catania affair. Suffice to say that at one point the three other relegated sides in Serie B - Genoa, Cosenza and Salernitana - also took cases to regional courts claiming their right to stay up. The farce touched its apex when a court in Salernitana ruled that Salernitana be re-admitted to Serie B. Thus notwithstanding the fact that the club had finished last in Serie B, 22 ├┤int behind Napoli and Venezia who would relegate in that case...
    This is very similar with the best football book i have ever read: " The miracle of Castel di Sangro"... Ever since i read that book if i'em a fan of one football team it has to be Castel di Sangro...
     
  16. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    Castel di Sangro is the club Cudicini came from. :) I remember when Salernitana were in Serie A with Di Vaio upfront.
     
  17. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    How times change.
     
  18. cfdh_edmundo

    cfdh_edmundo Maverick

    30 December 2002
    remember when Samp had players like Vialli, Chiesa, Mihailovic, Lombardo...

    they used to be very good.
     
  19. Misfit

    Misfit veni,vidi,vici

    3 January 2003
    Timbuktu
    even made the euro cup final.....
     
  20. Baggs

    Baggs The Boss

    15 October 2002
    Malta
    Pagliuca, then Zenga (Now he was a keepr!) and didn't Platt used to play for them?
     
  21. cfdh_edmundo

    cfdh_edmundo Maverick

    30 December 2002
    yeah he did, so did Vinny Montella and I think even Mancini for a bit. I hope they do better now theyre in the Serie A again.
     
  22. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    And Seba Veron played for Samp.

    Fuck they've had some fantastic players play for them! anyone remember Lee Sharpe playing for Samp? :mrgreen:
     
  23. Misfit

    Misfit veni,vidi,vici

    3 January 2003
    Timbuktu
    guess who was coach then?thats right..cwright....
     
  24. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    But i thought CW was managing the local Primary School team back then. :mrgreen: ;)
     
  25. cfdh_edmundo

    cfdh_edmundo Maverick

    30 December 2002
    Klinsmann, Danny Dichio
     
  26. loz

    loz Guest

    didnt Gullit go to Chelsea from Sampdoria?
     
  27. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Ariel Ortega, well he wasn't exactly good, always falling on his arse. :D
     
  28. loz

    loz Guest

    and they had the great Dessie Walker.
     
  29. cfdh_edmundo

    cfdh_edmundo Maverick

    30 December 2002
    did they have Karembeau and Seedorf, or was it just one of the 2 ?
     

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