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By Robert Hay Jr On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Fiorentina vs Empoli – Derby dell’Arno

Some rivalries are born out of competition for titles and some from supporters’ groups made from different ends of the same population.  And some rivalries simply arise from two clubs being too close together. More...

By Robert Hay Jr On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Serie A Season Preview 2014/2015: Who can stop Juventus claiming four-in-a-row?

Two months ago, this season looked like it would be boring. Juventus was returning possibly the best coach in the league and management had signaled a commitment to upgrading players to make a more serious run in More...

By Robert Hay Jr On Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Empoli Season Preview 2014/15 – Back with the big boys

Empoli will mix proven veterans and promising young loans to establish a foothold in Serie A. The club makes their first top flight appearance since 2008 thanks to a second place finish in Serie B last season. Since More...

By Robert Hay Jr On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Balotelli medical with Liverpool set for Friday

Mario Balotelli could officially be a Liverpool player as early as Friday as the Premier League club has scheduled his medical for that day. The news broke Thursday that the AC Milan player would be moving the Liverpool More...

By Robert Hay Jr On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Allegri praises Juventus fans after friendly win

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri acknowledged the fan reception of him and his club after his team’s first friendly in Italy this season. The Bianconeri easily dispatched their Primavera side 6-1 on Wednesday More...

By Robert Hay Jr On Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Buffon: Conte will bring winning mentality to Italy

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon praised the selection of Antonio Conte as the next coach of the Azzurri and said he looks forward to working with him. The 45-year-old tactician left Juventus by mutual consent More...

By Robert Hay Jr On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Empoli Secure Laxalt on Loan from Inter

Empoli acquired Diego Laxalt and Matias Vecino on loan from Inter and Fiorentina, respectively to bolster their chances in Serie A. The Tuscany-based club was promoted to the top flight last season after finishing More...

By Robert Hay Jr On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Manchester United want Vidal to force move from Juventus

Manchester United will submit a new bid for Juventus’ Arturo Vidal and urge the player to press for the move to go ahead. Vidal is coming off a good World Cup run with Chile, where he featured in all but one More...

By Robert Hay Jr On Sunday, July 20th, 2014
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Sassuolo Owner Backs former Juventus man to give Azzurri bite

Sassuolo owner Giorgio Squinzi backed Antonio Conte to replace Cesare Prandelli as Italian national team coach. The Juventus tactician resigned last Tuesday and has been linked to taking over the Azzurri. Tuttomercatoweb.com More...

By Robert Hay Jr On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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What does the future hold for Juventus and Antonio Conte?

With the shock announcement of Antonio Conte’s resignation from Juventus, both the coach and The Old Lady face an uncertain future. After securing a third consecutive scudetto, Juventus look set to again dominate More...