Last week, Arse­nal were drawn with Ital­ian side Udi­nese in the final qual­i­fy­ing match to deter­mine if they’ll reach the Group stages of the Cham­pi­ons League. Udi­nese have lost some of their top play­ers, includ­ing Colom­bian inter­na­tional defender Cris­t­ian Zap­ata who left for Spain’s Vil­lareal. Swiss inter­na­tional mid­fielder Gokhan Inler has left for Napoli. While […]

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Udinese Have No Fear Under Guidolin

by Niccolo Conte on January 23, 2011 · 0 comments

When Francesco Guidolin left Parma to man­age Udi­nese, I was dis­ap­pointed. Guidolin had united a set of strong indi­vid­u­als, man­ag­ing Parma all the way up to eighth in the table last sea­son. Udi­nese fin­ished 15th this past sea­son, yet Guidolin saw some­thing in the club and decided to join them. After a dis­ap­point­ing start of four […]


Five Things To Note From Serie A This Weekend

by Niccolo Conte on January 10, 2011 · 6 comments

It had been a long time that the Serie A wasn’t as inter­est­ing as it is now. The vac­uum left by Inter’s down­fall  was filled with a tem­pes­tu­ous AC Milan which is now begin­ning to slow down. Along with AC Milan, Juven­tus have also begun to lose their knack of outscor­ing their oppo­nents, espe­cially notice­able in their 3–0 loss to […]


Napoli In Second Place After Win Over Genoa

by Niccolo Conte on December 12, 2010 · 2 comments

The Serie A is get­ting more and more excit­ing, espe­cially after these recent results, and the matches which will be played this Sun­day. Napoli got an impor­tant 1–0 win away against Genoa, Palermo came back to beat Parma 3–1 at the Renzo Bar­bera, and Udi­nese also com­pleted a come­back win at home, 2–1 over Fiorentina. […]


Udi­nese have been under­achiev­ers, this was espe­cially seen last sea­son, when the club only arrived in 15th place. While it could seem strange that I define them as under­achiev­ers, I know the tal­ent in the team is incred­i­ble, espe­cially going for­ward. Maybe they’ve never had the right coach, or maybe the team never gelled together […]


Three Serie A Players Get Colombia Call-Up

by Juan Arango on February 5, 2009 · 0 comments

Mario Yepes, Camilo Zúñiga, and Cris­t­ian Zap­ata make their respec­tive returns to the Colom­bian national team.   All three play­ers were part of Eduardo Lara’s call up for the Colombian’s upcom­ing friendly against Haiti in the city of Pereira. Zap­ata has become one of the young defen­sive stars in Serie A as he has esat­b­lished himself […]


Serie A Team Of The Week

by George Metellus on October 27, 2008 · 0 comments

This week’s Serie A Team Of The Week was a tough choice and came down to two teams.  Both teams won in their Euro­pean matches and won their Serie A games as well.  Tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the results, oppo­si­tion, and stand­ings a win­ner has been decided.  Remem­ber that the TOW played matches and/or made head­lines from Oct. 20 […]