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Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

Ma che cazzo fai?


Antonio Cassano: I soldi non contano, qua sto divinamente. Resto qui, a meno che non faccia qualche cazzata.



Lega Serie A: Opti Poba Top Player

Welcome to the latest edition of Italy’s Serie A, a rapidly crumbling league for criminals, geriatrics and literal murder. This year we have will have a revolution as known old racist man Carlo Tavecchio is set to become the new head of the FIGC, after long serving president Giancarlo Abete resigned due to Italy’s horrendous World Cup campaign. Gone are the days of a player being owned by ten teams and gone are the days of being able to loan young players to Serie C2 sides. A new horizon beckons us to come forward and scream impotently at a bunch of poo poo cloggers playing in front of 30 or so drunk ultras waving a flag with a “VESUVIUS TAKE THEM” during a match between Sassuolo and Chievo.
Don’t worry about any of that though, the football is good, the off the field drama is better and northern most city in Africa is back in the top flight!


Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio
Home City Bergamo
Manager: Stefano Colantuono
Notable players in: Giuseppe Biava (defender, Lazio)
Notable players out: Marko Livaja (striker, Rubin Kazan)
Trophies: Coppa Italia [1] 62/63
Last finish: 11th
Mid table fodder, despite their president rolling in to town on top of a decommissioned MiG fighter claiming that they will be “Bombing the Serie A!!!”. Livaja was a big bitch baby and complained about his teammates being mean or something, enjoy Russia.


Cagliari Calcio
Home City Cagliari, Sardegna
Manager: Zdenek Zeman
Notable players in: Nobody, unless you count our friend Massimo Cellino, who now owns Leeds instead. Manuel Almunia apparently???
Notable players out: Davide Astori (defender, Lazio) Radja Nainggolan (midfielder, Roma, last winter)
Trophies: Serie A [1] 69/70
Last finish: 15th
Zeman is currently in the process of ridding this team of all competent defenders and midfielders but forgetting the other crucial part of the equation which is buying a lot of good attackers. A lot of drama unfolded around Cagliari last year as the stadium situation which saw them play home games all over the country finally ended with home games being played in a restricted seating Sant Elia in Cagliari, which was probably the plan all along. Noted psycho Massimo Cellino sold the side and hosed off out of Italy to purchase Leeds United in England, which should prove to be pretty good once the season starts in earnest and the English press start getting to him. Im going to guess that Cagliari go down this year.


Associazone Calcio Cesena
Home City Cesenaa
Manager: Pierpaolo Bisoli
Notable players in: Nicola Leali (keeper, Spezia via Juve)
Notable players out: A bunch of Serie B garbagemen
Trophies: None at the top level
Last finish: Serie B playoff winner

Cesena were the first winners of the 6 team playoff format in Serie B, defeating Latina twice 2-1 in their two legged final. The Seahorses were recently in Serie A if you all remember, but look to be going straight back down if they don’t make some serious signings. Leali is a promising keeper but he’s going to have to be incredible to stop what’s coming at him all season.


Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona
Home City Verona
Manager: Eugenio Corrini
Notable players in: Maxi Lopez (striker, Sampdoria via Catania) Valter Birsa (winger, Milan)
Notable players out: Luca Rigoni (midfielder, Palermo) Cyril Thereau (forward, Udinese)
Trophies: none at the top level
Last finish: 16th

These pieces of poo poo just wont loving die despite selling their good players every season. Thereau did enough to get himself a move to Udinese, as did Luca Rigoni, so there goes what was essentially the spine of their midfield->attack. The venerable Sergio Pelissier continues to play for the Flying Donkeys and will probably get a decent amount of games if he can stay fit. Could be an interesting trio of attackers with him, Lopez and BIrsa, but I expect them to lose a lot of balls in midfield. They’ll probably scrape their way to safety AGAIN.


Empoli Football Club
Home City Empoli
Manager: Maurizio Sarri
Notable players in: None
Notable players out: None
Trophies: None at the top flight
Last finish: Serie B, 2nd place (promoted)

Empoli have finally managed to turn their consistent Serie B playoff appearances in to a promotion by avoiding the playoffs all together. Empoli were last in Serie A the 07/08 season and before that they even managed to sneak a European spot to play in the Europa League. It will be a serious uphill climb to stay in the league this time around as money has gotten tighter and Empoli is one of those teams that lives off of co-ownership and loan deals. They haven’t signed anyone of note, but they haven’t really lost any of the team they had in B yet either, so I guess they’ll be hoping they can secure some last minute players on deadline day as all of the big clubs try to offload the players they couldn’t sell at the last minute. I hope they do well because they have a good system but I can’t see them doing anything but fighting relegation all season.


ACF Fiorentina
Home City Firenze
Manager: Vincenzo Montella
Notable players in: Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez are like new signings!
Notable players out: Alessandro Matri (“attacker” Genoa via Milan)
Trophies: Serie A [2] 55/56, 68/69
Coppa Italia [6] 39/40, 60/61, 65/66, 74/75, 95/96, 00/01
Cup Winners Cup [1] 60/61
Last finish: 4th

Another fourth place finish that should’ve been higher, but a horrific injury crisis that saw two of the teams best players out for the majority of the season kept them below the CL spots. Cuadrado was just enough to make up the difference as Fiorentina finished in a decent position on the table, but that performance along with the world cup hype might see him move on to a bigger team. Montella remains one of the better coaches in the league and he has the actual backing of the Della Valle family who own the side, meaning he’s also one of the few coaches in the league to be lucky enough to have a decent relationship with the board. If, and this is a big if, Fiorentina can keep Cuadrado and keep everyone healthy, I expect them to be challenging for the CL spots again.


Genoa Cricket and Football Club
Home City Genova
Manager: Gian Piero Gasperini
Notable players in: Alessandro Matri (“attacker”, Fiorentina via Milan)
Notable players out: Alberto Gilardion (striker, Guangzhou Evergrande)
Trophies: Serie A [9] 1897/98; 1898/99; 1899/1900; 1901/02; 1902/03; 1903/04; 1914/15; 1922/34 1923/24
Coppa Italia [1] 36/37
Last finish: 13th

Gilardino was decent enough last year to help Genoa to a relatively comfortable mid table finish despite a pretty scary early season where we saw poor Fabio Liverani get booted after a string of terrible performances. Gasperini seems to have leveled them out a bit but they haven’t made any good signings yet. The derby with Sampdoria is always entertaining, one of the better ones in the league, so we’ll have that anyway.


Football Club Internazionale Milano
Home City Milano
Manager: Walter Mazzarri
Notable players in: Nemanja Vidic (defender, Manchester United) Dodo (defender, Roma) Yann M’Vila (midfielder, Rubin Kazan)
Notable players out: Javier Zanetti (defender/midfielder, retired) Walter Samuel (defender, end of contract) Esteban Cambiasso (midfielder, end of contract) Diego Milito (attacker, end of contract)
Trophies: Serie A [18] 1909/10, 19/20, 29/30, 37/38, 39/40, 52/53, 53/54, 62/63, 64/65, 65/66, 70/71, 79/80, 88/89, 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09 09/10
Coppa Italia [7] 38/39, 77/78, 81/82, 04/05, 05/06, 09/10, 10/11
European Cup/Champions League [3] 63/64, 64/65, 09/10
UEFA Cup/Europa League [3] 90/91, 93/94, 97/98
Last finish: 5th

Inter are a completely new side after having to replace the giants of world football that they lost in Zanetti, Cambiasso and Samuel. Mazzarri’s last season wasn’t his best work and he drew a lot of heat from fans. I suspect only the new ownership of Thohir and being better than an absolutely disgusting Milan side was all that kept him from getting the sack. 5th place is a little flattering to be honest, and Mazzarri is probably walking on thin ice. Mauro Icardi provides a lot of off the field idiocy and some good on the field play so he’ll be one to watch this season as he takes over the scoring duties. Inter should be challenging for the CL spots, even the title, but I don’t think Mazzarri has the attitude to take the risks needed.


Juventus Football Club
Home City Torino
Manager: Massimiliano “DAI DAI DAI” Allegri loving lmao
Notable players in: Alvaro Morata (attacker, Real Madrid) Patrice Evra (defender, Manchester United)
Notable players out: Mirko Vucinic (striker, some oil team in the desert) Fabio Quagliarella (attacker, Torino FC)
Trophies: Serie A [29] 1905, 25/26, 30/31, 31/32, 32/33, 33/34, 34/35, 49/50, 51/52, 57/58, 59/60, 60/61, 66/67, 71/72, 72/73, 74/75, 76/77, 77/78, 80/81, 81/82, 83/84, 85/86, 94/95, 96/97, 97/98, 01/02, 02/03, 11/12, 12/13, 13/14
Coppa Italia [9] 37/38, 41/42, 58/59, 64/65, 78/79, 82/83, 89/90, 94/95
European Cup/Champions League [2] 84/85, 95/96
Cup Winners Cup [1] 83/84
UEFA Cup/Europa League [3] 76/77, 89/90, 92/93
Last finish: 1st

Another year another Juve title waltz, yawn. Juve dominated everyone except Fiorentina last year but also managed to embarrass themselves in Europe going out in the Champions League group stage in a group containing Galatasaray and FC Kobenhaven. This year promises to be a bit different as title bringing manager Antonio Conte has left the side and the board smoked a lot of meth and hired Max Allegri as his replacement. I expect to see Giorgio Chiellni as a trequartista and maybe if we’re lucky Tevez will play left back. Juve will probably win the title again despite all this but with a transfer month left and big Max in charge it could be someone elses time to really take it.


Societa Sportiva Lazio
Home City Roma
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Notable players in: Marco Parolo (midfielder, Parma) Stefan De Vrij (defender, Feyenoord)
Notable players out: none
Trophies: Serie A [2] 73/74, 99/00
Coppa Italia [5] 1958, 97/98, 99/00, 03/04, 08/09, 12/13
Cup Winners Cup [1] 99/98
Last finish: 9th

Lazio had a decent enough season last year but were ultimately disappointing given the talent they had on hand. Miro Klose will continue to lead the forward line, and they’ve been bolstered by the signing of Stefan De Vrij. The side also features the oldest youth player in the world, Joseph Minala, who is 54 years old but is actually only 19. Lazio also continue to be the only side without a shirt sponsor because Lotito hates money. I expect Lazio to be better with a competent defender in the backline now but Im not sure how Pioli will line up and deal with a “big” team.


Associazione Calcio Milan
Home City Milano
Manager: Pippo Inzaghi
Notable players in: Jeremy Menez (attacker, PSG) Alex (defender, PSG)
Notable players out: Urby Emanuelson (midfielder, Roma) Kaka (midfielder, Sao Paolo via Orlando City)
Trophies: Serie A [18] 1901, 1906, 1907, 50/51, 54/55, 56/57, 58/59, 61/62, 67/68, 78/79, 87/88, 91/92, 92/93, 93/94, 95/96, 98/99, 03/04, 10/11
Coppa Italia [5] 66/67, 71/72, 72/73, 76/77, 02/03
European Cup/Champions Leage [7] 62/63, 68/69, 88/89, 89/90, 93/94, 02/03, 06/07
Cup Winners Cup [2] 67/68, 72/73
Last finish: 7th

The worst season in club history that didn’t end in relegation, the less said about it the better. Max Allegri was fired way too late after pissing his way to 4-1 defeats to Sassuolo and draws against Livorno. Clarence Seedorf was brought in as a replacement despite never managing a side in his life and did as well as could be expected given the garbage he had to work with. He was summarily axed for no good reason and was replaced by another club legend in Pippo Inzaghi. The preseason has gone poo poo so far and the defense consisting of legendary turds Daniele Bonera and Philipe Mexes just wont go away so I expect another miserable campaign beginning with a desperation signing of a mediocre player on August 31st. If Inzaghi makes it to Christmas with this poo poo team I’ll be impressed.


Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli
Home City Napoli
Manager: Rafa Benitez
Notable players in: Michu (attacker, Swansea) Kalidou Koulibaly (defender, Genk)
Notable players out: Pepe Reina (keeper, Liverpool)
Trophies: Serie A [2] 86/86, 89/90
Coppa Italia [4] 61/62, 75/76, 86/87, 11/12, 13/14
UEFA Cup/Europa Leage [1] 88/89
Last finish: 3rd, Coppa Italia Winner

Aurelio De Laurentiis must be making GBS threads himself seeing top clown Max Allegri take over Juve. If Napoli are ever going to win another title, it has to be now. They couldn’t manage a season finish that they needed to secure auto qualification to the CL group stages, but they did hold on to the last spot, so some lovely trips to the San Paolo for unsuspecting foreigners are incoming. The only big loss so far has been Reina, who was good, though not spectacular last year, but there are brewings that there could be more. ADL has never been shy about opening his wallet when needed though, so if players go out, others will come in to replace them. Napoli should be challenging for the title and the CL spots, but I’ve seen better teams come out midtable so who knows.


Parma Football Club
Home City Parma
Manager:
Notable players in: none
Notable players out: Marco Parolo (midfielder, Lazio)
Trophies: Coppa Italia [3] 91/92, 98/99, 01/02
Cup Winners Cup [1] 92/93
UEFA Cup/Europa Leage [2] 94/95, 98/99
Last finish: 6th

Donadoni remains one of the longer lasting manager in Serie A after leading Parma to a Europa League spot last season. Unfortunately for them, they were unable to get a UEFA license to compete so the former Europa League two time champs will have to settle for…well…nothing. Antonio Cassano played well enough last year to earn a World Cup spot and promptly poo poo the bed along with the rest of the team, so he’s probably ready to redeem himself a bit. Other than that, Parma have lost their other Italian World Cup player in Marco Parolo, who moved just a tiny bit up to Lazio. Donadoni seems to have finally set in to a good managerial groove again and will probably be fighting for Europa League spots again.

Unione Sportivo Citta Di Palermo
Home City Palermo, Sicilia
Manager: Giuseppe Iacchini
Notable players in: Luca Rigoni (midfielder, Chievo)
Notable players out: KYLE LAFFERTY IL DYLAN DOG DI PALERMO (striker, Norwich City)
Trophies: None at the top level
Last finish: Serie B Champions

After a hilarious start to the season in which Gennaro Gattuso managed the team to the bottom of the table, Maurizio Zamparini waved his dick around and appointed Beppe Iacchini to guide them to the top of Serie B in just a few months and managed to hold the spot for the rest of the tournament. The surprise of the league was one Kyle Lafferty, one of the few brits to play in Italy’s leagues in a long while. He scored 12 goals including some very nice free kicks and was loved by fans so much that legendary Italian comic Series “Dylan Dog” wrote him in to an issue. His goal scoring was outshone by a much nastier habit as Zamparini sold him right after promotion, stating that he was “an out of control womanizer, an Irishman without rules” and that he “disappeared for weeks going on the hunt for women in Milan”. He also apparently has “six children with two families”. Whether any of this is true is up for debate but Im sorely disappointed that we wont see him in Serie A and instead have to deal with bullshit Ashley Cole for our Brit-Fix. Unlike the other promoted teams Palermo actually has a decent squad and I could see them being above the relegation zone easily, though it’d be a miracle if they got above 13th or so. Unfortunatley since Catania went down there will be no Siclian derbies year, but since everybody that isn’t from Sicily hates Sicily then there will be plenty of charge dmatches at the Renzo Barbera and elsewhere.


Associazione Sportiva Roma
Home City Roma
Manager: Rudi Garcia
Notable players in: Ashely Cole (defender, Chelsea) Manuel Itrube (midfielder, Hellas) Seydou Keita (midfielder, Valencia) Salih Ucan (midfielder, Fenerbahce)
Notable players out: Dodo (defender, Inter) Rodrigo Taddei (attacker, end contract)
Trophies: Serie A [3] 41/42, 82/83, 00/01
Coppa Italia [9] 63/64, 68/69, 79/80, 80/81, 83/84, 85/86, 90/91, 06/07, 07/08
Last finish: 2nd

A record start to the season saw Roma go 10 games undefeated before finally succumbing after Francesco Totti got injured and Gervinho just couldn’t carry the weight in that little headband of his. Regardless of the insane season Roma had (a good insane) they got too many draws and were doomed to 2nd place behind Juventus. This season, along with Napoli, will be a defining season for Roma as Juve don’t look as monstrous as they usually do and Roma hasn’t lost any key players yet. Garcia has the backing of the whole side and the board, as well as the fans and has repaid them with some wonderful results. This may or may not be Totti’s last season, but if they win the title I bet he retires. The only negative thing to say about Roma is that their deal for a new stadium seems to have hit a snag when it was revealed that there were several child and bullshit companies that would own the stadium when it first opens rather than the team itself, so the city rightly threw the proposal out. Regardless, I imagine enough palms will be filled with cash so that it works itself out, but that’s disappointing. Whatever, this is a really good team and I expect them to challenge for the title this year.


Unione Calcio Sampdoria
Home City Genova
Manager: Sinisa Mihajlovic
Notable players in: Mario Yepes (defender, Atalanta) Duncan (midfielder, Livorno via Inter) Gonzalo Bergessio (attacker, Catania)
Notable players out: Maxi Lopez (striker, Chievo)
Trophies: Serie A [1] 90/91
Coppa Italia [4] 84/85, 87/88, 88/89, 93/94
Cup Winners Cup [1] 89/90
Last finish: 12th

Not too much to say about Samp this year, they were a mid table team last season and are a mid table team now. Mihajlovic provided a nice boost when he took over midseason, but the shine has worn off and they were playing pretty poorly by the end. I don’t expect much of a difference this season unless Mihajlovic has been showing them all how to take free kicks.


Unione Sportivo Sassuolo Calcio
Home City Sassuolo, though home games will be played in Reggio Emilia while the stadium is finished (still!)
Manager: Eusebio Di Francesco
Notable players in: Federico Peluso (defender, Juventus) Sime Vrsaljko (defender, Genoa)
Notable players out: none
Trophies: None at the top level
Last finish: 17th

Eusebio Di Francesco was hired twice last season after some ill fated spells with other managers and managed to just barely hang on to Serie A status. This was largely due to Domenico Berardi’s excellent season and the team have managed to hang on to him, hoping he will score more status-maintaining goals this year. The Mapei Stadium, Sassuolo’s actual ground, is still being rebuilt in order to host more people during events so Sassuolo will continue to play in Reggio Emilia while this is happening. There are rumors that It’ll be done during this season, but I doubt it. This team will still be fighting for survival this year, I don’t think they’ve done enough to get any higher.


Torino Football Club
Home City Torino
Manager: Giampiero Ventura
Notable players in: Fabio Quagliarella (striker, Juventus) Antonio Nocerino (midfielder, West Ham via Milan)
Notable players out: Ciro Immobile (attacker, Dortmund)
Trophies: Serie A [7] 27/28, 42/43, 45/46, 46/47, 47/48, 48/49, 75/76
Coppa Italia [5] 35/36, 42/43, 67/68, 70/71, 92/93
Last finish: 7th

Torino just barely missed out on European football last season when Alessio Cerci whiffed a penalt….what’s that? Parma couldn’t get a license? TORINO IN EUROPE STARTING TODAY. This season’s team will not be the team that placed so high last year as they have lost the league’s top scorer in Ciro Immobile, and will have a very tough time keeping Alessio Cerci. Picking up Quagliarella from Juve was a very smart move as I think he’s still an excellent player and will be looking to pick up after his career basically stagnated at Juve, despite winning a bunch of trophies. Ventura did very well to adapt his tactics to his players, but without Immobile doing a lot of the work I expect it to be an uphill battle to place as well as they did last year.


Udinese Calcio
Home City Udine
Manager: Andrea Stramaccioni
Notable players in: Cyril Thereau (attacker, Chievo) a bunch of nobodies to sell for 20 million in two years.
Notable players out: Roberto Pereyra (midfielder, Juventus)
Trophies: None at the top level
Last finish: 14th

Fears that Di Natale was going to hang up his boots were cast away when he decided to give it one more go after what was finally an “expected” season for Udinese. Long time manager Francesco Guidolin has been promoted to the greater staff of the Pozzo footballing empire and was replaced by Andrea Stramaccioni….bene BENE! They actually made a signing of someone who I have heard of so already Udinese are breaking new ground. I expect this to be another mid table finish or a disastrous mess when Strama is found out again.


Hellas Verona Football Club
Home City Verona
Manager: Andrea Mandorlini
Notable players in: Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (attacker, Bologna)
Notable players out: Manuel Iturbe (midfielde, Roma), Marquinho (midfielder, Al-Ittihad via Roma)
Trophies: Serie A [1] 84/85
Last finish: 10th, eat poo poo you fuckers

quote:

A pack of cunts from an embarrassment of a city that some American wrote a book about. Likely to be relegated before the season is over for burning their own stadium down because a black guy looked at them funny.
STILL RELEVANT




I only follow football for the fashion

Given that we are the style capital of the world, here is every shirt from every team this year:

http://www.corriere.it/foto-gallery...d29de8b1e.shtml

How do I know if someone is from the south and therefore will cause me to be arrested if I call them cunts

A helpful map!


Wait, that can happen?
Last year a bunch of supporters from Juve to Inter to Roma all levied the usual “Vesuvius take you” chants and banners and a bunch of whiny southerners complained to the league who made it so that this act is grounds for a stadium closure. Juventus decided it was a good idea to fill the resulting empty curva with school children, which seemed brilliant until they all screamed “poo poo” at the opposing goalkeeper in unison for an entire match.

Where can I watch?

In America
Well, the internet is more than likely your best bet. beIn sport “carries” Serie A but it’s usually limited to the late game on Sunday or Saturday, provided Barcelona or Real Madrid aren’t playing. They also show stuff on tape delay.

RAI International (now called RAI Italia) carries a game in each time slot (lunch time, 1500 and 2045) on each game day, but the quality of the broadcast is really bad and also it’s in Italian!

BeIn has launched a streaming service here though it's only available if you have Time Warner or some other networks that have signed a deal with them. Check your local listings I guess!

In the UK
BT Sport apparently has the license to broadcast a lot of the games in the UK, so if you have that channel, that's where you should go!

Anywhere else
I have no idea! If you know please let me know and I’ll put it here.

What should I read?

La Gazzetta Dello Sport: Italian sports daily with an English language site that isn't updated often enough. Most of their news is reliable, except when they tell you outright that they heard it coming from an underage prostitute stumbling out of a Sardegnan Villa.

Football Italia: A English language site covering Italian football that updates constantly. One of my favorites for English language.

Forza Italian Football A site with some news coverage and a lot of decent editorial pieces. English language, best for opinions.

transfermarkt.it: A gigantic real life transfer database, the .it version is in Italian and covers Serie A on the first page, but if you go to the bottom there's a .co.uk version that's in English.

Please suggest others! Everything I read tends to be Milan specific and in Italian, but if you have sites that are good I'd be happy to put them here.

Who should I follow on twitter/facebook/the yohan kebab?
The league itself actually has a very good social media presence, and they post all the time. They post a lot of good pictures and announce important things pretty quickly.

Tancredi Palmeri is a multilingual journalist who is mostly worth following during the transfer season for entertainment only; he’s mostly full of poo poo but every now and then he tells a good story about a player or a manager and such.

Gianluca Di Marzio is another good journalist who’s more serious than Palmeri and also has an English section on his website. He’s usually pretty reliable.

OptaPaolo for stat dorks

Mario Balotelli, of course

What to post about in this thread
This is the Serie A thread, but feel free to post about Serie B, the Lega Pro, the Lega Dilettante and any other competitions that Italy plays. I’ll also entertain one or two posts about politics, though don’t get carried away. Be nice you fuckers.

Miscellaneous Important Things

An important summary of everyone in here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIGJwz8OFPI


An long but excellent documentary about why Florentines are badass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XctCNiDICXo


Hell,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odZeT8T88f8


Lol



A horrible stinkyhole who is banned from football stadiums country wide



Especially for Hellas:




Destro was a goon



Bombing the poo poo out of Serie A



Bastos, who I think left? Good sentiment anyway.



Lotito is a secret Roma supporter



This is probably me all season long, but hopefully it remains that Mazzarri’s a little bit frustrated


Posting begins here, Genny says OK.

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Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

Ma che cazzo fai?


The season begins for real tomorrow when Torino take on IF Brommapojkarna of Sweden.

Ras Het
May 23, 2007

when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child - but now I am a man.


A lot of people will probably call me deluded, dangerous and out of touch, but I think Juve will take this.

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

follow the white dove


What exactly is the dividing line between the north and south? Do you have your own mason-dixon line as such?

Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

Ma che cazzo fai?


pik_d posted:

What exactly is the dividing line between the north and south? Do you have your own mason-dixon line as such?

Depends on who you ask. Some say Rome, some say the Po River valley. The farthest south anyone will go is probably Rome though.

Ragingsheep
Nov 7, 2009


Gigi Galli posted:

and northern most city in Africa is back in the top flight!

This referring to Palermo?

Drogadon
Jun 26, 2003



Top title, top OP.

Hopefully I will be posting here this year, unless some idiotic transfers force me to go to the piazza.

Robviously
Aug 21, 2010

Genius. Billionaire. Playboy. Philanthropist.

Great OP as always. I'm looking forward to a year of cheering on Max Allegri? Is there a pill I can take instead or do I just need to drink more?

hecko
Nov 24, 2005
¿donde estoy?

Looking at all club badges, Maxi Lopez should play for Torino. It seems logical.

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit



Good thread, this

Troy Queef
Jan 12, 2013

I was 12 when I made love for the first time, in Tropea, with a Roman girl who was 17 years old.


(inhales deeply, admiring new thread smell)

Now that I'm back at my computer here's some more images of last year:




(and the mandatory reaction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa9ypyjiB98)




(name me another league where a film director gets a massive display for mentioning his club/their greatest player while accepting an Oscar)

And of course, our favorite soap opera, El Triangulo de Amor y Pasión Argentino:




















Troy Queef fucked around with this message at Jul 31, 2014 around 07:00

Soulex
Apr 1, 2009

woofwoof.mp3

KING FAGGOT OF GIP


Let's do this!

stickyfngrdboy
Oct 21, 2010

Bitter,
probably


excellent op, op

Bogan Krkic
Oct 31, 2010

Swedish style? No.
Yugoslavian style? Of course not.
It has to be Zlatan-style.


The Mauro Icardi thing makes me laugh a lot, and so does that picture of Destro. Good thread so far, unfortunately at some point everyone will start posting about the actual football and it'll go downhill instantly

canepazzo
May 29, 2006

Siamo ufficialmente in corsa per il terzo scudetto.

Arriedecci Mario!

Don't worry about Icardi, Inter signed a great role model for him, Osvaldo, he'll turn out just fine.

MrBling
Aug 21, 2003

Oozing machismo

A good twitter-man to follow is James Horncastle. He's a nice man who will usually answer questions about Italian football. He also has long flowing hair, which makes him better than the other James (ac jimbo) that cares about Serie A.

Cippalippus
Mar 31, 2007

Rocco loves chips...

One thing that has to be said about Allegri is that he managed to get fired from Berlusconi's Milan mid season, something that rarely (if ever?) happened before.

Homework Explainer
Feb 23, 2010



"mid table fodder" you say

surrender
Aug 31, 2001
tryin to catch me ridin dirty


This may be a dumb question since I don't follow Serie A, but why didn't Juve hire someone like Spaletti instead of Allegri?

Sandwolf
Jan 23, 2007

Pirlo
Translates
Into
"Assassino"


surrender posted:

This may be a dumb question since I don't follow Serie A, but why didn't Juve hire someone like Spaletti instead of Allegri?

Our board are idiots.

Posting here to say: BBilan

Raffles
Dec 7, 2004

STYLISH
LOVE SEXY
FUTTOBORU

SAMURAI BLUE


MrBling posted:

A good twitter-man to follow is James Horncastle. He's a nice man who will usually answer questions about Italian football. He also has long flowing hair, which makes him better than the other James (ac jimbo) that cares about Serie A.

Sacrilege

There are few men I love more than AC Jimbo. I'm at work so I can't, but some should post the old Football Italia skits with Gazza from youtube.

MrBling
Aug 21, 2003

Oozing machismo

Raffles posted:

Sacrilege

There are few men I love more than AC Jimbo. I'm at work so I can't, but some should post the old Football Italia skits with Gazza from youtube.

I like Jimbo too, but Horncastle actually answers questions about italian football and is generally more active on twitter.

And he has better hair.

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012



i hate icardi

Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

Ma che cazzo fai?


Ragingsheep posted:

This referring to Palermo?

It is.

dilbertschalter
Jan 12, 2010


great op as always, should be a great year. hopefully roma don't turn to poo poo, because they've got a pretty good shot given that they're going up against massimiliano "big max" allegri.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS


Drogadon posted:

Top title, top OP.

Hopefully I will be posting here this year, unless some idiotic transfers force me to go to the piazza.



Yeah pretty much, I can't wait! I've been explaining to 8 year old girls all summer how I love pink and manly men wear pink in Italy and they don't believe me.

Cippalippus
Mar 31, 2007

Rocco loves chips...

The president of CONI (Italian Olympic Committee) met with Albertini, ex player and main opponent of Tavecchio for the FIGC presidency. It should be noted that while several clubs withdrew their support of Tavecchio following his "controversial" remarks, they didn't openly announce their support to Albertini.

What I hope? Albertini wins, bringing a young president and a man of sport to the presidency.
What I fear will happen? Tavecchio wins, and FIGC gets an old racist shithead as president. Though he was right about one thing, there are too few italian players in the Serie A, or at least in some teams.

Funkysauce
Sep 18, 2005
...and what about the kick in the groin?

pik_d posted:

What exactly is the dividing line between the north and south? Do you have your own mason-dixon line as such?


Gigi Galli posted:

Depends on who you ask. Some say Rome, some say the Po River valley. The farthest south anyone will go is probably Rome though.

I hate this thread so much.

Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

Ma che cazzo fai?


Funkysauce posted:

I hate this thread so much.



Cippalippus posted:

The president of CONI (Italian Olympic Committee) met with Albertini, ex player and main opponent of Tavecchio for the FIGC presidency. It should be noted that while several clubs withdrew their support of Tavecchio following his "controversial" remarks, they didn't openly announce their support to Albertini.

What I hope? Albertini wins, bringing a young president and a man of sport to the presidency.
What I fear will happen? Tavecchio wins, and FIGC gets an old racist shithead as president. Though he was right about one thing, there are too few italian players in the Serie A, or at least in some teams.

Tavecchio will win because he has the support of every single one of the lower league teams.

Soulex
Apr 1, 2009

woofwoof.mp3

KING FAGGOT OF GIP


What would happen if he won?

Cippalippus
Mar 31, 2007

Rocco loves chips...

pik_d posted:

What exactly is the dividing line between the north and south? Do you have your own mason-dixon line as such?

Technically, the south is the old "Regno delle Due Sicilie", which comprised all or parts of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia and Sicilia. Some don't consider Abruzzo south, whereas some others distinguish Sicily from south proper.

Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

Ma che cazzo fai?


Soulex posted:

What would happen if he won?

His platform is that he wants to limit the number of foreign players even more mostly. Really I doubt much will change but it's bad having someone like that be the chief of the whole football association. Plus he's a lovely old man so he's mostly there to collect a paycheck.

canepazzo
May 29, 2006

Siamo ufficialmente in corsa per il terzo scudetto.

Arriedecci Mario!

Soulex posted:

What would happen if he won?

Nothing. That's the problem.

Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

Ma che cazzo fai?


loving

https://play.google.com/store/apps/...actory.optipoba

lol

Sandwolf
Jan 23, 2007

Pirlo
Translates
Into
"Assassino"



holy loving lol

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS



That's uh. Okay. A joke app based on a racist comment?

Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

Ma che cazzo fai?


silvergoose posted:

That's uh. Okay. A joke app based on a racist comment?

yes you play as Tavecchio and you have to collect the bananas

oilcheck my ass
Mar 8, 2006

Well, hello ladies.


I will be rooting for Cagliari if for no other reason than Zeman is a goddamned hero and deserves to be around forever.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS


Gigi Galli posted:

yes you play as Tavecchio and you have to collect the bananas

Yeah that's what it looked like. I hadn't paid enough attention to racist comments until googling that so was confirming I had it right.

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Chillao
Jan 12, 2004
discerning gentleman

Antonio De Laurentiis posted:

Fellaini has long hair and the Swiss is shaven. Together they have a hairstyle that looks like a lion’s mane and three years ago I presented Inler with the mask of a lion!

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