Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tag: Serie A

Serie A Transfers Roundup – Team By Team Analysis Of The 2017/18 Summer Transfers

Juventus’ most high profile piece of transfer market business was the signing of Fiorentina’s Italian sensation Federico Bernadeshi for €40m which was shrouded in controversy with the Fiorentina faithful labelling him a traitor, making his return to the Artemio Franchi an unmissable fixture. They...

Season’s Preview: The Italian Serie A – From Atalanta To Udinese (Part 1)

SERIE A SEASON PREVIEW   After what was possibly the most exciting season of Serie A in many years, the Italian First Division is back for another 380 games. The players are almost ready, the stadiums are ready to be filled, and the storylines are plentiful. Juventus...

The Case Against Referee Inconsistencies

Referee inconsistencies, from as far back as we can recall, have stained football and caused endless debates and frustrations. Whether it's Colina or Webb, Oliver or Øvrebø, the human factor in these referees inclines them to make wrong calls. Needless to say that so many conflicts have arisen because referees interpret...

Serie A: Can De Boer Really Succeed At Inter Milan?

"I think my philosophy can be successful if the players follow it because players can win matches, but it is the squad which wins titles.” - Frank de Boer Bold statement coming from a manager with a lot to prove at the Guiseppe...

Cinderella Again: Can Sassuolo Emulate Leicester City?

US Sassuolo Calcio. Are they perhaps, "Serie A’s Leicester City"? Can already imagine you asking, "who?" and for good reason too. The young girl from the popular tale who some prince sought after all over glass slippers was similar. The Cinderella story is well...

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...

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,...

Whatever Happened to the Serie A?

Long ago, the Italian First Division was the undisputed height of football. The best players in the world played in Italy, its clubs repeatedly played in European finals. TVs across the world tuned in every Sunday to watch the nation’s best play 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...

Which is the Best League in the World, Really?

Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1. These are the most popular football leagues, some might say in that order, in Europe today and in the World. But which of those can be called “the best”? Spoiler: it’s not as easy as you think to...
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