AS Roma

Ghost of Jose Mourinho Haunts Milan

by Robert Hay on October 20, 2010 · 7 comments

Yes­ter­day was a bad day for Serie A in the Cham­pi­ons League.  Roma lost 3–1 at home to FC Basel to fall into last place in Group E, but level on points with Basel and Cluj.  But the big story of the night was AC Milan’s first trip back to the Bern­abeu since their shock […]


Like most soc­cer fans, I am a soc­cer league polyg­a­mist.  Because I live less than 20 min­utes from an MLS club, I root for and fol­low Major League Soc­cer in the U.S.  How­ever, I am also a pas­sion­ate Arse­nal fan who lives and dies in every match they play through­out the year.  And of course, […]


Serie A Players to Strike on 5th Matchday

by Robert Hay on September 10, 2010 · 1 comment

Serie A fans have had to endure a long two weeks for the inter­na­tional break, but they could be look­ing at another long break at the end of the month that could deprive fans of the most antic­i­pated matches so far this sea­son. Ear­lier today, the Ital­ian Pro­fes­sional Play­ers’ Asso­ci­a­tion announced that, due to the […]

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Today’s UEFA Cham­pi­ons League draw was one that should prove that Serie A is still one of the pre­mier leagues in the world, and that Inter is arguably the world’s best club.  The Ner­az­zurri swept the UEFA indi­vid­ual awards: Goal­keeper of the Year (Julio Cesar), Defender of the Year (Maicon), Mid­fielder of the Year (Wesley […]


Serie B cham­pi­ons Lecce have once again made the jump to Serie A, two years after fin­ish­ing nine­teenth and being rel­e­gated.  Prior to that they spent two years in Serie B, pre­ceded by three years in Serie A.  As you can see, Lecce has made a habit of bounc­ing up and down the ranks, making […]


Italy’s old­est soc­cer club fin­ished a dis­ap­point­ing ninth last sea­son, and the man­age­ment has made it clear this off­sea­son that such a result is unac­cept­able.  Dis­ap­point­ing play by a num­ber of key play­ers left the club out­side the top six, one year after qual­i­fy­ing for the UEFA Cup and two years after return­ing to Serie A […]


On the pitch, an offi­cial has the author­ity to add time to a match to make up for injury or ensure that both clubs actu­ally play 45 min­utes in the half.  In the Serie A stand­ings, there is no added time, and for the three clubs at the bot­tom the tick­ing clock is a dooms­day one. […]

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