Official Italian Serie A Thread

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  1. BirdMan21

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    Just about time for Serie A to start up again.

    Juve taking on Chievo next Sunday to start off the season. We really need to get off to a good start this year to set ourselves up for the first leg against Inter on December 6th. Last year Inter just got too far out front early when Juve was dealing with injuries to Buffon and the entire back 4. If we get out to a fast start I think the Scudetto is ours...but without that I still have to give the edge to Inter as much as it pains me. They have won 4 straight and even though they lost Ibra, Eto should fill in nicely....the championship will have to be taken back from the Nerazzurri. FORZA JUVE!

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    Have you seen any preseason Juve games? I've seen a few Inter games and they weren't as impressive as a championship side should be. Of course, it's preseason, but I like Juve's chances.
     
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    Ya I watched all of the TIM matches as well as a couple of their friendlies. The additions of Diego and Melo are really going to help this team. We have lacked a lot of creative play outside of Del Piero...and they will allow us to be a lot more attack oriented this year. Now if only the back 4 can realize that just because Buffon is back in net they can't half ass things like they did after he came back. If the back 4 plays like they did when Manninger was in goal for an entire season we will run away with the Scudetto...otherwise I think it will be a real battle with Inter till the end.
     
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    I would think Cannavaro will really, really help that back 4. Don't you?
     
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    I dunno, he isn't nearly the quality CB he used to be. Legrottaglie has actually looked a lot better in the middle paired with Chiellini so far in the friendlies. The fact that we went out and brought Caceres in from Barcelona makes me feel like that they still want more help in the middle. But if Canna can regain his form anywhere near what it was 2 years ago him and Chiellini will form an amazing center defense for us.
     
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    Inter have always been my fav team outside the UK. Glad to see them finally have a bit of domination after not having the greatest success in the 90s.
     
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    Roma fan here. Anything better then last year is what I'm hoping for. As for Giovinco he is awesome. I really hope he has a great season, so hopefully he can play a major role once the World Cup rolls around.



    I know this is a Serie A thread, but special shout out to my one true love Pescara.

    FORZA PESCARA! Lets get back to the Serie B this season.
     
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    Well great start to the season for Juve. Solid win vs Chievo Verona and Inter with the draw at home vs Bari. Would have liked more goals after Iaquinta put it in the back of the net just 11 min in, but still 3pts and Inter losing 2 at home is a great weekend.

    As far as the team, Diego is gonna be huge for us this year. He brings such creativity to the midfield as created numerous chances in his first Serie A match. Also loved the fact that Ferrara subbed him out with 3 min left so he could get a standing O for his first match for Juve. Without Del Piero, Sissoko, and Camoranesi in the lineup I am very happy with how the team played. Canna looked a lot better on the back line today than he has looked in any of the friendlies this year. If he can regain any of the form he had for the 06 World Cup the middle of our back line will be one of the best if not the best in the world. This is as excited as I have been about Juve in a while...I really think we have a squad that can make a run in both Serie A and Champions League this year. A win @ Roma next week would be huge.

    Also, for those who don't have the ability to watch any matches on TV, this site does a great job of streaming them live. http://www.atdhe.net/

    FORZA JUVE!
     
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    Roma for some reason always stink it up when playing Genoa. It is beyond annoying!:bang:
     
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    DIEGO!!! Just 25 min in against Roma and he scores his first goal for us. We are a completely different team with him in trequirista roll.
     
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    Wow, what a goal by Roma. Usually taking the quick kick like that and firing from 24 out doesn't result in a goal. 1-1
     
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    That was a great goal.
     
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    DIEGO!!!! 2-1 Juve!
     
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    MELO!!! 3-1 Juve. Our two big transfers this summer show up huge. This is a completely different team than last years. Go into Rome and win 3-1, great start to the year.
     
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    I am still so jacked up from this game. I have wanted this team to become more attacking because we had a great back four and one of the best goaltenders in the league. With these additions it looks like we are just gonna try to out score you and trust the back four and Gigi to limit the goals allowed.

    FORZA JUVE!
     

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