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Guest Post: Calling Doctor Petkovic

It’s been a while since any sort of update has happened on here, and for that I apologise profusely. In the mean time Lazio have been busy appointing a new Coach after Edy Reja parted ways with the Rome club. The new man, Vladimir Petkovic, is a relatively unknown Bosnian who comes over after a number of successes in Switzerland and a not so successful season in Turkey.

You can read a piece written for Football-Italia on the new technician.

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Trouble at Lazio for Edy Reja and Lotito

“I don’t know how long I can go on for” were the words uttered by Edy Reja just under a year ago upon receiving a hail of abuse from the fans following a 1-1 draw against Cesena, and it wasn’t to be the first or last time that the Lazio boss would threaten to quit the Rome club.

Lazio's brave eagles have had a very confused week

Lazio's brave eagles have had a very confused week

The last week has been beyond farcical in Rome with the coach tendering a resignation before having it thrown back in his face. All is not well at the club and while the relationship between Edy Reja and Claudio Lotito has been super-glued back together, a departure now feels inevitable.
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Serie A Transfer Window roundup – A winter of bitter discontent

“Now is the winter of our discontent…” the Duke of Gloucester boomed jealously in the opening lines of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Gloucester spoke enviously toward his King, but for Serie A fans this has been a winter of bitter discontent – a rotten transfer window.

There were plenty of rotten apples among the bargains on the winter market.

There were plenty of rotten apples among the bargains on the winter market.


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Napoli lack alternative plans, they play like a broken record

Napoli have captured the hearts of fans and neutrals with their performances in Europe this season, but in their domestic games they have conspired to shoot themselves in the foot again and again, and again. In Serie A they have beaten the best but have been beaten the weaker sides as well. So why are Napoli enduring such a mediocre season?

Napoli lack variation in their play

Napoli lack variation in their play (Credit: Flickr, TrueArtCrew)


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As you were in Serie A – the imminent return of the natural order

Serie A is boring, again. Last season saw an end of season run-in where four sides were potential candidates for the Scudetto. Post-World Cup seasons can often throw up surprises, perhaps because players in the top sides will have exaggerated schedules.

Alessandro Del Piero: a reminder of how things were

Alessandro Del Piero: a reminder of how things were

The league enthralled neutrals worldwide as Napoli, Udinese and Lazio chased Milan all the way to the title. This season, though, we are seeing a return to the normality of the pre-Calciopoli era – at one point Inter even threatened to re-assume the position of perennial losers.


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Enrico Preziosi Should Shoulder the Blame for Genoa’s Inconsistency

Genoa fans must be the most confused fans in the entire Italian peninsula. Take for example the protagonists of our story: Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo. Here is the recounting of a conversation had between the three of them at the last Genoa home game.

Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo: Genoa's three most confused fans

Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo: Genoa's three most confused fans (Image via scotthuckphoto on Flickr)


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Could Juventus’ 18-game unbeaten streak be holding them back?

Juventus currently hold the longest unbeaten streak in Europe’s top 5 leagues. The bianconeri have gone 18 games without losing now and have made some dramatic comebacks along the way. Questions still remain though regarding whether or not they have what it takes to win the league.

Alessandro Matri: desperate for release

Alessandro Matri: desperate for release


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