Serie A opening up to foreign investment

The signing of Iturbe fits nicely with James Palotta’s ‘Moneyball’ ethos that informs Roma’s transfer policy

Italian football clubs have often existed in a vacuum. Owned by local business magnates or as dynastic family heirlooms, clubs like Inter, AC Milan, Juventus and Napoli have been at the epicentre of their communities, as local guardians of tradition and part of a common enterprise, a shared social capital. This has been beneficial for some clubs (the More...

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Atalanta BC v SSC Napoli - Serie A
By Marco Jackson On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Revitalised Higuain Spearheads Renewed Napoli

Gonzalo Higuain is enjoying a year of booms and busts, his fortunes seemingly swinging from the sublime to the ridiculous to the sublime again. After scoring a hat-trick against Lazio towards the end of last season, More...

Mauricio Pinilla Genoa
By Drew Farmer On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Genoa grinta provided Grifone duo

Genoa have been blessed with some excellent strikers over the years. Diego Milito had two unbelievable spells at the club where he scored 57 goals in 90 matches. More recently, Genoa have showcased the likes of More...

Mattia Perin Genoa
By Ahmed Assem On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Buffon’s Baton Pass to Genoa starlet

Thirteen years after the hefty fee paid for the then-Parma goalkeeper, Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon walked out onto the pitch to make his 500th appearance in the Bianconeri shirt. It was against Genoa, at the More...

Massimiliano Allegri
By Vito Doria On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Time for Allegri to Change Juventus’ System

Massimiliano Allegri needs to change Juventus’ system by shifting away from the 3-5-2 formation. The new Bianconeri coach has persisted with the formation that Antonio Conte used so successfully in the last three More...

Rolando Maran
By Luca Gunby On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Maran must unlock Catenaccio Chievo’s shackles

After a 2–1 home defeat at the hands of Genoa under new coach Rolando Maran’s first game, things looked bleak already for Chievo. Worryingly, the arrival of club legend Maran did not seem to provide the expected More...

Atalanta Primavera
By Marco Credentino On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Atalanta’s Barcelona blueprint — La Masia of Italy

An accusation that can be — somewhat rightfully — directed towards Serie A in general is that clubs fail to utilize their youth system and prefer to employ older and more experienced players instead. In doing More...

Di Natale + Andrea Stramaccioni
By Michelle Bonsu On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Udinese find harmony in odd pairing

On January 6, 2014, Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale made the announcement that Zebrette supporters had long dreaded. The then 36-year-old, after a decade of donning the kit of their beloved club, had finally decided More...

Palermo v Lazio
By Rajath Kumar On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Dark horse Lazio enter race

When it comes to Champions League qualification, there probably isn’t another league quite as competitive as Serie A. Particularly after Italy conceded it’s fourth Champions League berth to Germany, More...

Erick Thohir Inter
By Ahmed Assem On Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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Thohir’s management failing Inter

In one of Erick Thohir’s first press conferences after officially  purchasing Inter, the businessman said that he would like to see the Nerazzurri contesting the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League final at the More...

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