Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Milan Derby: Hope For A City In Ruins?

Popularly known as the Derby della Madonnina, the AC Milan v. Inter Milan match up has lost its appeal. Over the years, this fixture – which used to be bigger than either the Manchester or Madrid derby – has become less fawned over by the media. A week to the derby and you’d be hard pressed to read or...

Serie A Watch: Top 10 Youngsters In The Serie A

We all love a good wonderkid. Something about seeing a youngster excelling in the presence of older guys, showing ability and maturity beyond his years is satisfying to all of us. In the Serie A, there’s an abundance of youngsters that are leading the charge for their teams, and as an ardent Serie A fan I’m here to show...

Serie A: The Golden Oldies

The Serie A, to an extent, still remains a place where experience is deemed of greater importance than youthful energy. Like controversy, the fielding of veterans has come to be deeply ingrained in the league and despite Udinese’s Antonio Di Natale and Hellas Verona’s Luca Toni calling time on their careers last season, the stable is apparently in no...

Serie A Round Review: Game Week Two

Genoa, Juventus, Sampdoria and Sassuolo keep their 100 percent record intact, Andrea Belotti enjoys an eventful Sunday while Inter Milan continue to labour.   Roma squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Cagliari. Luciano Spalletti rang some subtle changes , swapping out Edin Dzeko for Stephan El Shaarawy and the strikerless leading line, while at the rearguard he went with...

Bullying In Serie A, Has Juventus Been Unfair?

After being somewhat unfairly banished to the lower echelons of Italian football in 2006, Juventus have taken revenge in the best way possible! They have dominated the league, constituting a near title monopoly since 2012. Winning the league a joint record 5 times and becoming the first team to claim back to back Serie A and Coppa Italia titles. Juventus’...

Serie A Round Review: Game Week 1

The 2016-2017 Serie A season kicked off at the Stadio Olimpico as Roma shrugged off a drab first half performance to beat Udinese 4-0. Luciano Spalletti, swamped with European commitment on Tuesday, opted for a full-strength side. Wojciech Szczesny returned between the sticks while Bruno Peres was handed his debut. Substitute Diego Perotti scored a brace of penalties and...

Scudetto: Why Juventus Must Watch Out For The Chasing Pack

For the benefit of those who haven’t been following the Italian Serie A, here’s a recap. Suggestive of utter hegemony and totally nauseating for non-Bianconeri fans – Juventus have won the past 5 Scudetti by a collective 54 point margin. 4 points in 2011/2012, 9 points in 2012/2013, 17 points in 2013/2014. It was then another 17 points in...

2016 /2017 Season League Preview: Serie A

352NG looks ahead to the season ahead with daily previews of the top 5 leagues as football season resumes across Europe. It's the start of a new era in the Serie A. For the first time since 1986, Silvio Berlusconi’s direct influence at AC Milan will end. This comes as he has agreed a sale of the Rossoneri to a...
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