Italian Serie A 2006/2007

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It'd be much more proper if the Derby would be his last, with Matrix sending his fat ass to retirement (and hospital). :D
 

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Zamat said:
If you look at this, plus Calciopoli, events at Catania, well, Croatia-Hungary SHOULD be the winner, but I tell you: Italy WILL get it. ;)

I would prefer Italy to have it, because I dont like joint bids. But infrastructure can be improved in 5 years both in Ukraine and Poland. But I dont know why they rejected Turkey bid.

And by the way my country Azerbaijan was bidding as well. This bid was for a joke pf course. We dont have any good stadium :D
 

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The fatboy had some chances to score, he needs to lose some kilos before come on fire. Galliani celebrated the victory like that was a trophy LOL

Palermo lose at home vs Empoli, Reggina win at Toro home with Bianchi on fire, and Roma 3-0 vs Parma.
 

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Roma as hot as ever, another good result
the race could still be on if they continue this way
 

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As long as (s)he only gets silverware, Francesca can score as many as (s)he wants. :D :D
 

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Nah man we play palermo and roma in the space of three days. Those are going to be two grueling games and I dont know if the team will be able to handle that kind of pressure if the decit is close to being reduced. There are going to be some rough days in April people.


Anyways who saw how happy that c.unt Ronaldo was when he came on. He was smiling an shit all the time and looked like he was having a good time out there. I hope Materazzi studs him in the face. :yuck:
 

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eurosport.com

Mancini makes radical statement

Roberto Mancini believes that playing Serie A matches behind closed gates is pointless and has suggested that the Italian football authorities should bring the season to an immediate close.

Inter boss Mancini has said the Serie A title should be awarded to the team currently at the top - his side - and the league resumed next September when the situation has been properly resolved.

Mancini's comments are in relation to the recent events in Catania, and the measures taken by the government to combat further violence after a policeman was killed during riots.

Inter played their away fixture at Chievo on Sunday to an empty stadium.

"Playing without supporters is nonsense. It's better stopping here, assigning the title to who is top of the league, and restarting when things are ok" he said.
 

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"Playing without supporters is nonsense. It's better stopping here, assigning the title to who is top of the league, and restarting when things are ok" he said.
I hope that it's one of those lost-in-translation things cause this is pathetic. No-one seems to doubt who will get this years scudetto, but the way your coach proposes to get it because there's no supporters is paranoia in my eyes. Though as said first I think the press misunderstood him or made a big deal out of some one-line joke.
 

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has anyone noticed Cesar playing for livorno??.....
i must have missed his transfer to livorno
 

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Mancini should stop worrying about other things and just concentrate on the football.
 

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Poor Parma, they've got Ranieri as a coach.
 

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top article by the top man....specially the part about ranieri buying him chocolate biscuits :lol:

All hail Claudio Ranieri


Parma fans welcome new manager

James Richardson
Tuesday February 13, 2007
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Claudio Ranieri
"Don't worry, Jimbo, the biscuits are on me". Photograph: Getty Images.

For the English, he's the proud and ultimately wronged man who made a bit of a hash of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final. For the Spanish, he's the gaffer who blew his reputation at Valencia by buying Bernardo Corradi and generally being Italian. For this reporter, meanwhile, he's the top gent who once got me an extra bag of chocolate biscuits in a top Milanese eaterie. So, all hail Claudio Ranieri: cups may come and go but it's little gestures like that one that truly mark the measure of a man.

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Late this Monday night Claudio provided an after-dinner treat for a whole new set of people by taking over at Parma. It ends eight years of absence from his native league, and much has changed in the meantime. When Ranieri was last striding the touchlines of Serie A at Fiorentina, Parma were one of his rivals for the title, but since then Parma have collapsed like Cristiano Ronaldo in a sudden gust of wind, while Ranieri has been off abroad, building and then blowing a fine reputation at Valencia on either side of his stint at the nascent Chelski. His second spell in Spain had left him with his usual fat payoff but whenever I saw him he nonetheless struggled to disguise a yearning for his days on the bench, a longing no amount of bite-sized baked delights seemed able to satisfy. "What I want is a good project," he'd say, wistfully motioning the waiter over again.

Has he got one now? At first glance Parma look anything but promising. The spectacular bankruptcy of their former owners Parmalat saw the team stripped back and placed in the hands of the official receivers, since when they've faced an annual battle against the drop. They're down in the bottom three again this season and until recently looked to have as much chance of staying up as a narcoleptic on Night Nurse.

Now, however, there are signs that things are changing. Three weeks ago Parma were finally bought by a consortium of local industrialists, who immediately snapped up former Parma youth product Giuseppe Rossi on loan from Manchester United. For a club where Fernando Couto now passes as a big name player (as opposed to just a big haired player) this was something of a coup, and Rossi immediately made his mark by scoring the winner against Torino to net Parma only their third victory of the season. Now the arrival of Ranieri is being hailed by the Stadio Tardini faithful as further proof that the new owners mean business. Claudio is, by their consensus, the genuine article, and one of the best managers available. "With Claudio we could stay up playing with just eight players," boasts one happy fan, and with card magnets like Domenico Morfeo and the aforementioned Couto in the side, he may yet get his wish.

"The project right now is staying up, which is why I've only signed until June. After that we'll see", says Ranieri. "But this is a now a solid club with serious intentions, and they want to build Parma back up again." Some might shudder at the thought of the twinkly-eyed Tinkerman in the dog-eat-dog world of a relegation scrap but Ranieri points out he's been here before. "When I brought Cagliari up from the third division to the first in straight seasons, we had to really battle then to stay up. I'm looking forward to the challenge again."

Parma have a Uefa cup tie this week which they evidently couldn't care less about, given that they've changed bosses just two days before it. Far more important is Sunday's fixture at Sampdoria, which has to mark the start of a new campaign against the drop. They currently lie three points from safety after Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Roma, but with Messina and, increasingly, Torino looking as cooked as those famous Milanese chocolate snaps, who'd bet against them? Top scorer Igor Budan and Rossi are a quality pair up front, and Morfeo, one of the greatest Italian players never to make it big, is on hand to provide the flair. In short, the outlook is anything but Claudio.

And while we wait to see how the cookie crumbles for Parma's new boss, there's just time for a cursory round up of the rest of the league. The big news of the weekend was Ronaldo's debut at Milan - the big man didn't score but he looked far from washed up, stinging the hands of Livorno's keeper with one blast from range and narrowly missing with another two shots. "The goals will come soon enough," grinned Ronie after, "and there'll be plenty of 'em." However it was Ronaldo's fellow new arrival, goalkeeper Marco Storari, who turned out to be the real hero of the afternoon, making several crucial saves in a 2-1 win.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was missing for Inter but Adriano came up with his best goal of the season (alright, he's only scored four) just 45 seconds in as he helped power Roberto Mancini's side to their 15th straight win. "We might as well be playing in Scotland," as Mancini himself was careful not to say after the game. Meanwhile, Roma stayed 11 points back with that win over Parma, while Francesco Totti became the leading active scorer in Serie A with his 139th career goal. Considering he's spent most of his life as a midfielder, that's some going.

Next weekend Roma are at surprise packages Empoli while Inter host Cagliari, and Milan - now just two points from the top 4 - visit Siena. We'll have all the details here next week, so see you then.
 

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I closely followed his adventure here at Chealsea. He is a humble man and a good coach. I’m sure with the new owner at Parma and some cash invested in the club he will hopefully keep them up this season.

Also LOOOL @ the "We might as well be playing in Scotland" part.
 

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Edit by Han: We don't allow URLs of other forums to be posted here. Good job in silencing that Buventino though.

i love it. the moderator on this forum is arguing with me that our 15 game win streak is because there is no competition in serie a this season. I told him that we have more consecutive wins then they have all season in serie b. and he responds "have you seen the competition in serie b this year" hahahahah :)
 
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Hey guyz I just have a question on Serie A
Has any team gone unbeaten in Serie A before? and what is the longest unbeaten streak in Serie A?
Just curious :p
 

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Well, the longest unbeaten streak was first held by Juventus at 9 till last season when Roma were on top of their game and made it 11, we came now and destroyed that with an ongoing 15 games and counting MSA.


And yes I have to agree with Han, there is no competition in this season and thus we are "kings of italy and possibly Europe" and I stress those words in quotes because I don't buy it ;)
 

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Karim said:
Well, the longest unbeaten streak was first held by Juventus at 9 till last season when Roma were on top of their game and made it 11, we came now and destroyed that with an ongoing 15 games and counting MSA.


And yes I have to agree with Han, there is no competition in this season and thus we are "kings of italy and possibly Europe" and I stress those words in quotes because I don't buy it ;)

I thought that was winning streaks? I mean unbeaten counting the draws... or maybe it is the same number of games??
 

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NAh i think the longest unbeaten run is from Milan under capello, sadly i don t know how long it was but i think it was over a season
 
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