Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Sensi era is officially over for Roma

Roma President Rosella Sensi quit the Roma board of directors. As known ; American businessman Thomas Di Benedetto bought Roma.

Rosella Sensi took control of Roma after his father Franco Sensi passed away in 2008.

Sensi family have owned Roma since 1993.

Franco Sensi was a legend chairman and brought Scudetto to Roma in 2001.

Bologna bought Gillet (Official)

Bologna bought Bari's goal keeper Gillet after losing Viviano to Inter with a mistake.

Bologna have paid 1.4 M Euros for Belgian goalkeeper.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Let's know Gasperini

As announced from media, Gasperini will be the new manager of Inter for the next season. At Genoa he was like a second "president". His nickname was "Gasperson" because he was more than a manager, he was like a father with whole team, he gave hope to many players also he was helping the players outside the field too.

At Genoa he was known as attacking minded person and his used tactic was 4-3-3 or 3-4-3. He had the right players for this tactic, as Milito, Marco Rossi, Thiago Motta or Sculli. Also he like to crate a solid defensive line and in season 2008-2009 Genoa most of goals were scored with counters as Gasperini in well-known for his good-fast counter game.

Sometimes he was criticized by Italian media for his tactics as he started many games with 3-4-3, but during game his teams converted into 5-4-1 or if the team was under pressure, the players were playing in 7-3, which in Italy is called "Catenaccio" or "Anti-Football". Genoa managed to take positive points after this tactics, but many times Gasperini was criticized by media because of this.

The attack of teams managed by Gasperini start from defensive line to creative midfielders, then to playmaker and in most of cases Genoa do attack with 6 or 7 players.

How can he play at Inter?

For sure he will not change his tactic 4-3-3 or 3-4-3. This can be the first time that Inter fans will see their team to play with 3 defenders. In his press interview Gasperini said that he prefer to use the trio; Lucio-Samuel-Ranocchia in defence. When he was asked about the 3-4-3 tactic, he replied that Inter with actual players can play every tactic. In will be a matter of time to learn this new "tactic".

Most probably the 2 tactic of Gasperini at Inter will be like this:

Inter (3-4-3)

--------------------------Julio Cesar--------------------------


Maicon----------Cambiasso-------Thiago Motta------------Nagatomo

------------Pazzini-------- -Milito-------------Eto'o

Inter (4-3-3)

--------------------------Julio Cesar--------------------------




Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bojan Krkic ready to sign with Roma

According to Spanish media , Barcelona's young striker Bojan is set to sign with Roma.

Roma will pay 10M euros for his transfer.

It is a good move by Roma while Vucinic is about to leave and Borriello had a bad season last year.

Milan sign El Shaarawy (Official)

Milan have signed Stephan El Shaarawy from Genoa. Milan have paid cash and used Alexander Merkel for exchange.

El Shaarawy is 19 years old and very talented player. Max Allegri is very hopeful of El Shaarawy's future.

Also El Shaarawy is playing for Italian Under 21 National team.

Milan are building a young team, especially Milan are needing this kind of a midfielders as El Shaarawy after Pirlo - Gattuso - Seedorf (Ambrosini) era finished. Pirlo already signed with Juventus and Seedorf , Ambrosini are aged.

El Shaarawy's arrival is a good move for ''young Milan project''.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Inter hire Gasperini (Official)

Inter finally found a coach. Gian Piero Gasperini have signed 2 years contract. Inter president Moratti mentioned that he is satisfied with decision.

Inter were searching for a coach and had a long list which including names like Mihajlovic, Capello, Villas Boas , Ranieri and few others but none of them didn't show any interest.

Thats a big question mark that how Gasperini's team will be ? Actually he is known with his offencive mentality, we all remember that Leonardo's Inter played very offencive and failed to catch Milan on Scudetto race and humiliated by Schalke 04 on Europen Champions league. Mourinho's Inter were totally different and defencive team.

In my opinion Gasperini's Inter might be a disappointment. We just have to wait and see till new season that how his team will react.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Napoli have signed Marco Donadel

Napoli have signed Fiorentina's hardworker midfielder Marco Donadel on a free transfer to replace Pazienza.

Mutu has signed for The Sea Horses

Cesena have signed with Romanian star Mutu. Actually Cesena did great job last season with staying in Serie A, they had limited squad and didn't have a deep bench. Cesena president Igor Campedelli has new projects and bought Mutu from Fiorentina.

Romanian star played for such teams as Inter, Chelsea,Juventus,Fiorentina.

32 years old striker have played 70 games under Romanian National team jersey and netted 32 goals.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vucinic and..Inter, Juve, Milan or...

Attacking midfielder and striker of Roma, looks like is going to leave Roma to another team. The price Roma asking for him is around 20 million of euro and some clubs looks to be interested in this talented player.

For the moment there are many top Italian clubs searching him. The first is Juventus, who is searching and attacking minded fast player, or a striker. Behind Vucinic is Inter, Milan, Napoli and latest news says that Fiorentina showed signs of interest too. Let's do a short analyse where Vucinic can play if he joins these clubs.

Juventus has a new coach. Ex-captain Antonio Conte who promoted Siena this year from Serie B to Serie A. He is well-known for his attacking minded team and his tactic will remain 4-4-2, or 4-2-4. Let's see how Vucinic can play if he join Juventus.

LICHTSTEINER - Bonucci - Chiellini - ZIEGLER
Krasic - DIARRA - Pirlo - VUCINIC
Quagliarella - Matri


LICHTSTEINER - Bonucci - Chiellini - ZIEGLER
Krasic - DIARRA - Pirlo - BASTOS
Quagliarella - VUCINIC

Even if Inter has no manager yet, they are looking for both, a manager and Vucinic too. Inter wants to improve their attacking game. Milito in last season did showed a poor attacking form, so they got Pazzini, but looks like Pazzini-Eto'o are not good enough, so they want to add more attacking power to their team. Inter in past showed interest to take Vucinic, but Roma denied his transfer. Let's see how Vucinic can play if he join Inter:

Julio Cesar
Maicon - Lucio - Samuel - Nagatomo
Motta - Cambiasso
VUCINIC - Sneijder - Eto'o


Julio Cesar
Maicon - Lucio - Samuel - Nagatomo
Zanetti - Cambiasso - Motta

Last year Milan was in search of a striker. They got Robinho, but he looks like he can't play inside the box as he wants to run with the ball and to create the game. Then Milan profited from Casano-Garrone crisis and they took Cassano to Milan. Cassano is a talented player, but Milan took him only for the remained period of league, so they are still searching a talented striker. Milan as Juventus or Inter turned the eyes to Vucinic and they are showing interest, but looks like they don't like to pay 20 million of euro and for the moment Milan is looking for something cheaper. Let's see how can Vucinic play if he join Milan:

Abate - Thiago Silva - Nesta - TAIWO
Gattuso - Van Bommel - Seedorf
Ibrahimovic - VUCINIC


Abate - Thiago Silva - Nesta - TAIWO
Gattuso - Van Bommel - Boateng
Robinho - Ibrahimovic - VUCINIC

Napoli president said that if Lavezzi or hamsik will leave, he will take Vucininc without thinking twice, but for the moment none of them are leaveing so Vucinic can wait.

President of Fiorentina said that he love the player and he want him to Fiorentina, but the big problem remain the transfer rate as Fiorentina don't want to spend 20 million euro for a single player. Looks like both Napoli or Fiorentina has to sell some players to take Mirko Vucinic. Let's analyse how can Vucinic play at Napoli or Fiorentina.

De Sanctis
Campagnaro - Cannavaro - CRISCITO
Maggio - INLER - VIDAL - Dossena
Lavezzi - VUCINIC

De Silvestri - Camporese - Gamberini - Pasqual
Behrami - PALOMBO - D'Agostino
Gilardino - VUCINIC

Monday, June 20, 2011

Luis Enrique 100% official

Was already official news that Luis Enrique will be Roma manager, but yesterday Roma board wanted to make the news 100% official with signature and transfer explanation.

Luis Enrique will be Roma manager for the next 2 season:

*In season 2011-20112 he will be paid 2.9 million euro + bonus
*In season 2012-2013 his salaty will be 3.1 million euro + bonus

His staff will be:
Ivan de la Pena Lopez
Moreno Gonzales Robert
Antonio Llorente
Pol Cabanellas Rafael

Genoa appoint Alberto Malesani

Genoa have officialy appointed with Malesani. Malesani have signed one year contract with Genoa.

Malesani did pretty good job with Bologna last season, everybody were expecting Bologna to relegate but Malesani's team proved them wrong.

Alexis Sanchez is ready for Barça

According to latest news Chilean star is joining to Barcelona. Barcelona will pay 28m euros for the Chilean star.

Sanchez, according to Sky Italia will be presented on Tuesday after his medical tests.

Alexis Sanchez took attention of all big clubs of Europe this season with his amazing performance. But he chose Barcelona instead of Inter and Manchester City.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Will Eto'o leave Inter ?

Cameroonian star accepted that he is considering to leave Inter. But he hasn't decided yet. Eto'o said that ''I already have a few offers and we'll have to see whether I should stay or go''

If Eto'o leaves it will be %90 a Premier League team, Eto'o mentioned that to return Barcelona isn't in his plans.

Also there are rumours about Samuel Eto’o to join Manchester City in exchange for Carlos Tevez.

Tevez already said that he wants to leave Manchester City. If we consider Mancini's Eto'o enthusiasms that exchange is looking quite possible.

Eto'o has a month to decide , in a month we will see what will happen with his future.

Eto'o was Inter's best offencive player since 2009.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Stefan Radu renew contract till 2016.

His salary will be from 1.2 million to 1.3 million plus bonus. Radu came to Lazio in season 2008 from Dinamo Bucureşti. With Lazio he won different cups like: Italian Cup and Italian Supercup (season 2009). Juventus was following him, but now he remains Lazio player.

His primary position is Left Defender, but he was used as Central Defender too. His preferred foot is LEFT. His main virtue is high technical ability which allow him to go pass players quite easily. What he lack is aerial fight. He is quite strong, but needs to work a lot to improve his speed and offensive game, in order to be a top left defender in Serie A.

In 2010-2011 season he was rated as an average player with a total mark (5.75). This shows that he has to improve himself.

Stefan Radu:
Starting eleven:26

Serie A 2010-2011 comparing with 2009-2010

After the end of league the best thing to do is to do a total analysis in comparision with season 2009-2010. It is quite notable that Sampdoria from Champions League spot did fall into red relegation zone, due to their bad season and bad player-team performance. The difference shows that Sampdoria is (-31) from season 2009-2010. The other team with a quite notable bad performance is relegated Bari who’s difference is Bari(-26) and the third worst team is Roma (-17).

But there are not only ugly teams in Serie A. We have to take a look at best performances and we can see that Udinese, even if they started with a loss and said that their mission was to save their “head” they did a superb season and their difference was:javascript:void(0) Udinese (+22). The other team is Lazio. In season 2009-2010 they suffered a lot and they were about to be relegated, but somehow they managed to be safe. In last season they managed to improve themselves (Hernandes was their key player and Kozak was their discovery) and their difference was very good (+20). Milan difference is (+12) while Napoli is (+11).

The teams that didn’t change much respectively from season 2009-2010 were: Juventus, Chievo, Bologna, Catania, Cagliari and Genoa.

The table below shows the difference of HOME and AWAY, comparing with season 2009-2010.

Total analyse of Serie A, season 2010-2010

The table below shows the full 38 rounds of Serie A 2010-2011

The last verdicts of Serie A are:
Milan won the title and qualified to Champions League 2011-2012.
Inter(second) and Napoli(third) qualified to Champions League 2011-2012,
Udinese(fourth) qualified to pre-eliminatory round of Champions League.
Lazio, Roma and Palermo are qualified to UEFA Europa League 2011-2012.
Bari, Brescia and Sampdoria did relegate in Serie B 2011-2012.

Complete list of scorers in Serie A:
1. Antonio Di Natale Gol.28 Team.Udinese
2. Edinson Cavani Gol.26 Team.Napoli
3. Samuel Eto'o Gol.21 Team.Inter
4. Alessandro Matri Gol.20 Team.Juventus
5. Marco Di Vaio Gol.19 Team.Bologna
6 Giampaolo Pazzini Gol.17 Team.Inter
7. Francesco Totti Gol.15 Team.Roma
8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Gol.14 Team.Milan
9. Alexandre Pato Gol.14 Team.Milan
10. Robinho Gol.14 Team.Milan
11. Antonio Floro Flores Gol.13 Team.Genoa
12. Andrea Caracciolo Gol.12 Team.Brescia
13. Alberto Gilardino Gol.12 Team.Fiorentina
14. Alexis Sanchez Gol.12 Team.Udinese
15 Marco Borriello Gol. 11 Team.Roma
16. Marek Hamsik Gol. 11 Team.Napoli
17. Hernanes Gol. 11 Team.Lazio
18. Javier Pastore Gol. 11 Team.Palermo
19. Sergio Pellissier Gol.11 Team.Chievo Verona

Records of Serie A 2010-2011:
Major number of victory: Milan (24)
Minor number of defeats: Milan (4)
Best attack: Inter (69 gol)
Best defence: Milan (24 gol)
Best goal difference: Milan (+41)
Biggest number of draws: Fiorentina (15)
Lowest number of draws: Palermo (5)
Lowest number of victories: Bari (5)
Big number of defeats: Bari (24)
Worst attack: Bari (27)
Worst defence: Lecce (66 gol)
Worst goal difference: Bari (-29)
Encounter with many goals: Milan - Udinese 4-4, Inter - Roma 5-3 (8)
Shameful game: Palermo - Udinese 0-7 (7)
When are scored many of goals: 38 (2 week)
When aren't scored many goals: 13 (9 week)
Best series of results: Juventus (13 positive results, 5-17week), Udinese (13-18-30 week)
Negative results: Bari (6 negative results, 19-24 week)
Total of goals scored in Serie A 2010-2011: 955

2011/2012 Season

During summer time here we will update you with transfers news and rumours.

2010-2011 Season was too colourful , three teams had played to win Scudetto (Milan,Inter and Napoli) but in the end Rossoneri had an great run and won Scudetto.

race for 4th spot was also interesting. Juventus tried their best but even failed to join Europa League. Under new owner's control Roma will play on Europe League next season.

No doubt biggest suprise was Udinese. Udinese were best team of 2011 with Milan, Guidolin's Udinese may be played best football , impressed whole Italy even Europe. Especially offencively Udinese were superior. Now big question marks that will Udinese keep their star players or will search for success in UCL with Sanchez, Asamoah, Inler , Di Natale ?

What will be Roma's new target with new coach Luis Enrique and new owner ?

How Juventus will get back their glorious days in Serie A ?

What will be Napoli's performances on European Champions league and Serie A ? Do Napoli have bigger targets ?

What will be the future of shining young stars of Serie A teams ? Especially Pastore (Palermo )and Sanchez (Udinese)

All news and analyses will be here.

Serie A

Serie A TIM due to sponsorship by Telecom Italia, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and has been operating for over eighty years since 1929. It had been organized by Lega Calcio until 2010, but a new league, the Lega Serie A, has been created for the 2010–11 season. Serie A has produced the highest number of European Cup finalists: italian clubs have reached the final of the competition on a record twenty-six different occasions, winning the title twelve times. Serie A is ranked 4th among European leagues according to UEFA's league coefficient, which is based on the performance of Italian clubs in the Champions League and the Europa League. It also ranked 4th in world according to the first trends of the 2010 IFFHS rating.
In its current format, the Italian Football Championship was revised from having regional and interregional rounds, to just one solid league from the 1929–30 season onwards; the Serie A system carries on today. The championship titles won before 1929 are officially recognised by FIGC as a championship in the same way the ones since then are. The 1945–46 season, when the league was played over two geographical groups due to WWII destructions, is not statistically considered, even if its title is fully official.
The league hosts three of the world's most famous clubs as Juventus, Milan and Internazionale, all founding members of the G-14, a group representing the largest and most prestigious European football clubs; Serie A was the only league to produce three founding members. More players have won the coveted Ballon d'Or award while playing at a Serie A club than any other league in the world. Milan is one of two clubs with the most official international titles in the world. Juventus, Italy's most successful club of the 20th century and the most successful Italian team, is tied for fourth in Europe and seventh in the world in the same ranking. The club is the only one in the world to have won all possible confederation competitions and the club world title. Internazionale, following their achievements in the 2009–10 season, became the first Italian team to have achieved The Treble.


For most of Serie A's history there were 16 or 18 clubs competing at the top level; however, since 2004–05 there have been 20 clubs altogether. A season (1947–1948) was played with 21 teams for political reasons. Below is a complete record of how many teams played in each season throughout the league's history;

1934–1943, 1967–1988 = 16
1929–1934, 1952–1967, 1988–2004 = 18
1946–1947, 1948–1952, 2004–present = 20
1947–1948 = 21

Scudetto patch.
During the course of a season, from August to May, each club plays each of the other teams twice; once at home and once away, totaling 38 games for each team by the end of the season. Therefore, in Italian football a true round-robin format is used. In the first half of the season, called the andata, each team plays once against each league opponent, for a total of 19 games. In the second half of the season, called the ritorno, the teams play in exactly the same order that they did in the first half of the season, the only difference being that home and away situations are switched. Since the 1994-1995 season, teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss.
Since Italy is currently rated as one of the top three European countries in terms of club football ratings, the top four teams in the Serie A qualified for the UEFA Champions League. The top three teams qualify directly to the group phase, while the fourth-placed team enters the competition at the third qualifying round and must win a two-legged knockout tie in order to enter the group phase. Teams finishing 5th and 6th qualify for the UEFA Europa League Tournament. A third UEFA Europa League spot is reserved for the winner of the Coppa Italia. If the Coppa Italia champion has already qualified for the major European tournament by placing in the top four of Serie A, the third UEFA Europa League spot goes to the losing finalist. If both Coppa Italia finalists finish among the top six teams in Serie A, the 7th classified team in Serie A is awarded the UEFA Europa League spot. The three lowest placed teams are relegated to Serie B.
Before the 2005–06 season if two or more teams were tied in points for first place, for only one spot in a European tournament, or in the relegation zone, teams would play tie-breaking games after the season was over to determine which team would be champion, or be awarded a European tournament spot, or be saved or relegated. Since 2005–06, if two or more teams end the season with the same number of points, the ordering is determined by their head-to-head records. In case two or more teams have same total points and same head-to-head records, goal difference becomes the secondary deciding factor.


Serie A, as it is structured today, began in 1929. From 1898 to 1922 the competition was organised into regional groups. Because of ever growing teams attending regional championships, FIGC split the CCI (Italian Football Confederation) in 1921. When CCI teams rejoined the FIGC created two interregional divisions renaming Categories into Divisions and splitting FIGC sections into two North-South leagues. In 1926 due to internal crises FIGC changed internal settings adding southern teams to the national divisions which lead to 1929-30 final settlement. No title was awarded in 1927 after Torino were stripped of the championship by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Torino were declared champions in the 1948-49 season following a plane crash near the end of the season in which the entire team was killed.
The Serie A Championship title is often referred to as the scudetto (small shield) because since the 1924-25 season the winning team will bear a small coat of arms with the Italian tricolour on their strip in the following season. The most successful club is Juventus with 27 championships, followed by Internazionale (18), Milan (18), and Genoa (9). From 2004–05 onwards an actual trophy was awarded to club on the pitch after the last turn of the championship. The trophy, called Coppa Campioni d'Italia, is official since the 1960–61 season, but between 1961 and 2004 it was consigned to the winning clubs at the head office of the Lega Nazionale Professionisti.
On 30 April 2009, Serie A announced a split from Serie B. Nineteen of the twenty clubs voted in favour of the move in an argument over television rights. Relegation-threatened Lecce voted against. Maurizio Beretta, the former head of Italy's employers' association, will be the president of the new league