2019/20 Italian Football Thread - Serie A

Collingwoodity

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Kulusevski agreeing to go to Juve is a silly move

Plays Dybala's/Costa's position, particularly out on the right cutting in, can't see him getting many minutes

Should've waited for the right move and went to a club who can nurture him to become a star.
But this happens with a lot of players. Think Bernadeschi. Looked like a superstar at La Viola but has only shown glimpses at Juve.
 

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But this happens with a lot of players. Think Bernadeschi. Looked like a superstar at La Viola but has only shown glimpses at Juve.
Him too I guess

Though he might've been a little older (like 21-22 when he moved), Dejan is only 19 or just turned 20, this is only his first full season in the top flight (only played a handful of games for Atalanta previously), pretty sure Bernadeschi had more top flight experience before his move.
 

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Napoli 0 Fiorentina 2

Nice win away for La Viola.
 

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Napoli are going to get dragged into a relegation dogfight if they don't wake up

Potentially other sides incompetence will save them this season though
 

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So we can buy Boga back for 12m. But we won't coz Willian is nailed on. Sad face.
 

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Napoli are going to get dragged into a relegation dogfight if they don't wake up

Potentially other sides incompetence will save them this season though
Tragically bad performance this morning. Fiorentina played well, Chiesa, Castrovilli and Vlahovic are absolute stars, but we could've played for another hour and i still don't reckon we would've scored.

We could be 15th at the end of next weekend when we lose to Juve.

So we can buy Boga back for 12m. But we won't coz Willian is nailed on. Sad face.
I have loved watching Boga play all season. He and Seko Fofana from Udinese are my two favourite players from the lower tier clubs.
 

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A couple of good results for Fiorentina as of late.

These last two performances are the best we've seen from them in quite a while.

Iachini's something of a journeyman who has been criticised for his negative tactics, but he has blooded a number of notable strikers in the past (Icardi, Belotti, Dybala) and so he may be able to get something out of Cutrone, especially with the indefatigable Chiesa supporting him. Plus, so far, it's seems he gotten his tactics right lately and has instilled a new sense of purpose into the side, but that could just be 'new manager bump'.
 

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Hard fought win over a plucky Parma to grab a 4 point buffer at the top thanks to Lecce holding Inter to 1-1
 

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Now I know how Napoli felt for all those seasons.

No one else taking any points of Juve.
The year Juve bought Pjanic and Higuain was the year they were most vulnerable

Them two bought single handedly from their closest title rivals was the difference

The year we beat Juve late in the season, then celebrated like we won the Scudetto was bullshit from fans/players, completely took our mind off the job needed and then dropped points to hand them the title easily again...
 

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Such a shame those Juve campaigners will win it all again.
Maybe it’s time for others to step up to the plate. We haven’t been great this season and it was a real good chance for Inter to nick it but teams who have ambitions of being Champions shouldn’t be walking away from Lecce with just a point
 

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Maybe it’s time for others to step up to the plate. We haven’t been great this season and it was a real good chance for Inter to nick it but teams who have ambitions of being Champions shouldn’t be walking away from Lecce with just a point
You guys have a monopoly on the league though

You'll only slip up if:

1. You get a large amount of injuries (just an ageing Chiellini is out long term)

2. Lack of reinvestment in the squad

It's like Bayern 2013-2019, currently Bayern are suffering from a lack of reinvestment, but don't write them off, Leipzig/Monchengladbach have a heap of work to do still
 

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Maybe it’s time for others to step up to the plate. We haven’t been great this season and it was a real good chance for Inter to nick it but teams who have ambitions of being Champions shouldn’t be walking away from Lecce with just a point
Well you guys actually drew at Lecce earlier in the season too haha

11th placed Napoli will take points off Juve this weekend to close the gap at the top ;)
 

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Our last 5 high profile signings have come from abroad so I find the narrative that we have a monopoly on the league a bit laughable
 

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Well you guys actually drew at Lecce earlier in the season too haha

11th placed Napoli will take points off Juve this weekend to close the gap at the top ;)
Whilst I would not be surprised if Lazio lose the derby to Riomma, if Lazio manages a win and Napoli can take points off Juve it then becomes a real interesting race at the top.
 

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Lol, Nainggolan scores the equaliser for Cagliari against his parent club.
Hopefully Roma can share the spoils in the derby now
 

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And there’s the sealer. Really pathetic performance today but luckily no real damage done
 

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