AS Bari

In mid-July, I posted a story on this site propos­ing that Bari, if they played their cards right, could be poised for a top six fin­ish.  In the inter­ven­ing four weeks, they lost a top-flight defender and whiffed on a major sign­ing, leav­ing the club in worse posi­tion than they were just a month ago.  […]


Bari, a city on the heel of the Ital­ian boot, is an excel­lent mar­ket for Serie A and Ital­ian soc­cer and the type of club that should be a main­stay in Serie A.  The met­ro­pol­i­tan area is home to over 1.6 mil­lion Ital­ians and Sta­dio San Nicola was one of the mod­ern sta­di­ums built prior to the […]


The Most Surprising Clubs of 2009–2010

by Robert Hay on May 24, 2010 · 5 comments

In this aggra­vat­ing time between the end of the Serie A sea­son and the begin­ning of the World Cup, we can bide our time by look­ing back at the past Serie A sea­son.  As expected by many, Inter Milan won the title.  In my series of posts review­ing the sea­son, how­ever, I want to begin […]


Lessons Learned from Giornata 26

by Robert Hay on March 2, 2010 · 0 comments

As Serie A takes a quick breather for a World Cup friendly this week ver­sus Cameroon, this past week­end once again saw changes in the stand­ings as well as a tight­en­ing cham­pi­onship race.  Before we look ahead and begin debat­ing which play­ers deserve to make the national team, let’s take a look back at a […]


Lessons Learned from Giornata 25

by Robert Hay on February 22, 2010 · 0 comments

This weekend’s action has a wealth of sub­plots, con­tro­versy, and excit­ing soc­cer play.  But the main story line out of this week­end is the stand­ings.  Right now, the top four spots in the Serie A stand­ings are occu­pied by the clubs most thought would occupy them in some order: Inter Milan, AS Roma, AC Milan, […]


Lessons Learned from Giornata 21

by Robert Hay on January 27, 2010 · 2 comments

A nice quiet week­end in Serie A.  For­tu­nately, there were no matches of inter­est and no con­tro­versy that came out of the matches.  Noth­ing unusual or inter­est­ing at all. Or not.  In a week­end high­lighted by the top two squads fac­ing off, injuries to star play­ers, and an odd mask cel­e­bra­tion, let’s take a moment to […]


Lessons Learned from Giornata 20

by Robert Hay on January 20, 2010 · 0 comments

After this weekend’s action, the eyes of Italy will be on its largest met­ro­pol­i­tan city.  The Milan derby could move AC Milan within strik­ing dis­tance of first or could help Inter Milan put some dis­tance between itself and its rival.  And the two clubs are approach­ing this game from oppo­site direc­tions: Inter strik­ing some luck […]