Italian Serie A 2017/18

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  1. Jul 18, 2017
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    Infordin Full Member

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    Milan have had a huge window and have bought Bonucci, Biglia, Kessie, Andre Silva, Rodriguez, Conti, Musacchio and Hakan. They are still rumored to go after Renato Sanches and Morata. At this rate they will have replaced almost the entire team in one window.

    Juventus have lost Bonucci, which is a big blow. Dani Alves has also left. They've brought in Douglas Costa. They are also after Bernardeschi, a DM (N'Zonzi?), and a right back. It's rumored that they will buy De Sciglio for 12m from Milan.

    Roma has brought in Monchi and decided to sell a bunch of players (Salah, Paredes, Rudiger). They probably would have sold Manolas as well if he decided to show up to his medical. However, they have brought in Moreno, Pellegrini and Karsdorp.

    Napoli have retained the core of their team. They have a very strong spine to their team, and some serious quality and depth especially in midfield.

    No idea what Inter are doing, other than trying to get $50m out of United for Perisic.
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    Infordin Full Member

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    Which teams Italians hate the most (from reddit)

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    Interesting how Milan and Inter fans don't hate each other as much as they hate Juventus. :D I would have never guessed.
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    giorno Full Member

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    You can thank luciano moggi for that
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Hopefully the league campaign will be more interesting now. Serie A needs a strong AC Milan.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    You forgot to add Fiorentina to this graphic. They do really hate Juventus, maybe more than Inter fans.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    As it stands, i would say:

    1) Napoli
    2) Juventus
    3) Milan
    4) Roma
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    giorno Full Member

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    Well, we divide into two categories: people who root for juventus, and people who wish to see juventus go bankrupt and disappear. The former tend to be crazy people btw :D
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Yeah, but i think Juventus are a matter of life and death for a Fiorentina fan. Do you remember what happened with Baggio? :D
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    Just looks like everyone hates Juventus...
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    I don't remember 'cause i was too young, but i know, yeah :D
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    Because everyone rightfully hates juventus
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    I liked them during the Del Piero days, back in the 90's. I also liked Barcelona back then too, Rivaldo was amazing. Can't say I'm fond of either team now though.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Fiorentina fans tore Florence apart :lol::devil:
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    giorno Full Member

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    You're not italian mate
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    [​IMG]

    :D
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    Cassano has retired from football and back in just 3 hours. Read it on the italian newspapers :lol:
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    giorno Full Member

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    Only Fantantonio :lol:
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    Nutters National Team for real believers

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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    He is such a bellend! :lol:
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    Ah, but he's an entertaining bellend. I'd still watch Verona games just for him
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Him and Pazzini are back together. Should be interesting.
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    Interesting although i find it hard to believe there isn't and arrow between Roma and Napoli.
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    Oh yeah, that IS strange. Though the hatred is mostly targeted at the fans rather than the clubs themselves. And it's real hatred, too, violent and dangerous
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    I think you're right - it is more of a hatred amongst the fans. It's weird how a once tight bond deteriorated into such a hatred between them.
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    I actually think the Milanese teams will need a couple of years before they catch up to us, buying players is never enough to build a solid team, requires a philosophy, a winning mentality which takes time to instill. Rarely in history there was a case when everything clicked together in a season. As far as Napoli and Roma are concerned, they always seem like a threat, but can't keep up over the course of a whole season. So my money would be on a 7th straight Scudetto, but this season will be interesting for sure.
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    Hoping Roma can have another good campaign and push Juve up at the top. Think juve may have a tougher season now without Bonnuci. Napoli should be good if they keep hold of their key players and bring milik back fully fit.
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    Not impressed at all with Roma thus far. I think they are substantially weakened.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Roma have already sold too many important players to be competitive.
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    giorno Full Member

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    How so? They sold rudiger, salah and a backup. Paredes they already replaced, Rudiger and Salah can be replaced just fine. They also got Deffrel and Florenzi will be back. If they sign Mahrez, can you really say they got weaker?
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    I meant atm. For example, Strootman posted a very critical message some days ago. He said that hopefully Rudiger would have been the last player to get sold.
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    Think Milan will have a decent enough season but won't really challenge for the title. I think the Chinese may lose interest and they will start selling players to Russia and China. It will take them a few years to get back to the very top at least.

    If Napoli can bring in 1-2 good players and keep their squad, which looks likely then they will definitely run Juventus close IMO.
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    1st round up:

    Atalanta-Roma
    Bologna-Torino
    Crotone-Milan
    Hellas Verona -Napoli
    Inter-Fiorentina
    Juventus-Cagliari
    Lazio-Spal
    Sampdoria-Benevento
    Sassuolo-Genoa
    Udinese-Chievo

    2n round up:
    Benevento-Bologna
    Chievo-Lazio
    Crotone-Verona
    Fiorentina-Sampdoria
    Genoa-Juventus
    Milan-Cagliari
    Napoli-Atalanta
    Roma-Inter
    Spal-Udinese
    Torino-Sassuolo

    Tricky start for Inter.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Marcos Alonso on Fiorentina -
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Fun fact - Hamsik has scored 113 goals for Napoli, so far, He needs 3 more goals to become the club's all time leading goalscorer, surpassing none other than the legend that is Diego Maradona, who finished his Napoli fairy tale with 115 goals.
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    Andrea Pirlo on Milan's recent dealings -
    On why he left Milan -
    On the likely winners of the league -
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Pirlo left even because he didn't get along with Allegri anymore. Everyone knew it.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Meh, Pirlo looked done the last 2 seasons at milan. He clearly had no motivation anymore there