Italian Serie A 2018-19

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  1. Jun 20, 2018
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Looks like big changes in the league, Inter are finally back in Champions league and for a change looks sensible in the transfer market too.

    They have already signed Stefan di Vrij on free transfer, Asamoah on free transfer, Lautaro Martinez for 20 million. Now they are very close to finalising deal for Nainggolan (for 20 million + Zaniolo and one more youngster). Zaniolo is very highly rated youngster itseems.

    They were also linked with Dembele, looks like that one isn't going anywhere. As it is, they have done some very good business.

    Juventus have signed Douglas Costa and Perin. They are also trying to sign Darmian and/or Cancelo.

    Roma have signed Coric, Cristante, Ivan Marcano and also close to finalising deal for Pastore.

    Biggest change is at Napoli with Sarri getting sacked and replaced by Ancelotti. They have sigend Verdi for 25 million. Will be very interesting to see how many of these players will retain their level after Sarri.

    Last season Napoli pushed Juventus till the last 2-3 weeks, ultimately fell bit short. Now they have changed the coach.

    Also from this season Top 4 leagues will have 4 CL spots and all of them enter group stages.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing Lazio build on last season. I think Inzaghi's doing a great job there. Disappointed to see Lazio going into the season having lost de Vrij and potentially losing Felipe Anderson, though. Maybe Savic, too, though his price tag makes that unlikely. On the flip side, I'm interested in seeing who they sign this summer themselves.
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    11101 Full Member

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    Perfect time for me to start supporting Inter then having just moved to the area :)
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    Dennis Viollet New Member

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    and Kluivert Jr
    Juve also signed Caldara and Spinazzola.
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    The Mitcher connoisseur of pot noodles and sandwiches

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    The quality is improving, do any of the Italian fans reckon it will be back to how it was 10-20 years ago?
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    Don Alfredo Full Member

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    Not a very sensible move. Inter is notorious for fecking up all the decisions which make a difference. Better than supporting Milan I guess, they could cease to exist in short time. Great stadium and history though

    Inter reminds me of Man Utd, just without the noodle sponsors;)
  7. Jun 24, 2018
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    The-Mezzala New Member

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    Wow Inter are really having a go this season some great signings. Juve have also signed Can not sure why considering they have Khedira, Pjanic and Matuidi as centre mid options not sure if Emre gets 10 games this year with that infront of him. Napoli will struggle to repeat last season they really deserved to win it but bottled it towards the end. I rate Ancolotti as a coach but this group of players is totally wrong for how he likes his teams to set up. Lazio need to keep SMS if they want to stay relevant.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Now Juventus have signed Cancelo, one more quality addition for Juventus and sort of big miss for Inter.
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    Halilovic Alen, former Barca youngster, is having a medical with AC Milan.
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    broccoli Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Next year Serie A will be the tits again. A certain superstar is gonna play there :cool:
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    :lol: Who, Iván Marcano
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    Grib Full Member

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    Good choice, always have mint kits
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    kirk buttercup New Member

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    So do Roma , Sampdoria and Torino
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    broccoli Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Wish i could say more!
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    Grib Full Member

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    He moved to Milan so not sure what that has to do with anything but cool
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    damageinc. New Member

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    Inter closed for the fifth transfer Nicola Politano from Sassuolo.
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    Bepi Full Member

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    So folks it is 1500 messages from me over these internet shores in almost two years, I really need to stop now and let this account decay for good: Ranieri gone, Guidolin & Mazzarri gone, Conte going, United stuttering. Thanks again for your time, then, I tried to behave honestly as an oppo fan. Still good riddance, I know :p. Have a nice time. Ciao belli!
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    B&Wandmore Full Member

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    Can will play way more than 10, he will most likely be one of the 4 regular starters in the midfield
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Inter have officially signed Lautaro Martinez from Racing Club for €23m.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Napoli have confirmed that left-back Faouzi Ghoulam underwent successful knee surgery.

    There were concerns over the weekend that he had damaged the knee again after it flared up following new training exercises, but that was not the case.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Juan Jesus and Di Marzio exchanged words on twitter, after Di Marzio reported on his website that Porto and Zenit had enquired about Juan Jesus -

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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Rangers defender Bruno Alves is reportedly set to return to Serie A with newly-promoted Parma.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Milan are trying their best to offload major flop Kalinic and free up wages to sign Simone Zaza from Valencia as a replacement.
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    izec Full Member

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    Inter are going in the right direction. Roma buying so many players, lets see if it turns out to be good business. I feel Napoli will suffer a bit this season.
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    Roma has Monchi they will make smart moves in the market, maybe Inter will improve, not expecting much from Napoli under Ancelotti, I think they will get worse.
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    See AC Milan have signed Halihovic on a free transfer. Looked a very exciting talent a few years back but career stalled last couple of years at Hamburg and Las Palmas.

    Actually thought Barcelona still owned him but appears not.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Juve's ex director Moggi is claiming that Ronaldo has already signed for Juve and had his medical in Munich. I do think there's something going on here but it's probably too soon for a transfer of this magnitude to be completed so quickly and quietly.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Following the departures of Perin and Reina, Genoa and Napoli are tussling over the signature of Mexico's GK Ochoa. His agent has already told Standard Liege about his wishes to leave for the Serie A and he's currently in Italy trying to negotiate with the two interested clubs.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Di Marzio's website is saying that Fulham have approached Milan for the transfer of Musacchio. The defender had high hopes pinned on him after his transfer from Villareal but he has failed to break into the first team and he is one of the more expendable squad members who might be sold to raise funds.
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    I was mentioning him as possible for new Argentina era the other day, only 27. He was great for Villareal so surprised it hasn't happened for him at Milan.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    How did you know? :lol:
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Napoli's team doctor has confirmed that Ghoulam will be back in action in about a month.

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    broccoli Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I'm Georgina's ex boyfriend. We still talk sometimes when she's lonely at home :).

    Nah it was my dad who told me like one month before. He knows some people from the Mendes camp but at the time I didn't really believe it but posted anyway. Hope it goes through, would probably get Juve's jersey for those 5 a side :drool:
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Can't believe it is happening! No excuse for Juventus anymore. They must win the Champions League now, as CR7 still got 2/3 years left at high level.
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    B&Wandmore Full Member

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    never underestimate our ability to feck up CL finals, we did with juve team way stronger than this against opposition way weaker than the current one :rolleyes::D
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    Valerio New Member

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    5 finals lost in a row that some record for us really hard to beat for anyone!
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Don't make excuses again lol! His signing is a big question mark for your dressing room though.
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    B&Wandmore Full Member

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    not making excuses, we have managed to loose a final with platini, boniek and 7 world champions against a team 2 categories below and another one against a team made up with our second choices players, God knows if I give it for granted against the likes of Real, Barca,City, PSG and Bayern.

    For sure if he comes he should bring a lot especially for the CL. I am not worried about the dressing room, Juve is generally good at managing this and Ronaldo has such a standing that I do not think it would make the others jealous. I am more curious about the tactics since it won't be easy to combine Costa,Dybala,Mandzu and Berna assuming Higuain will leave as they say
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Dybala behind Ronaldo and Mandzukic would be interesting.
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    B&Wandmore Full Member

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    yes that would replicate Real setup, but would penalize Costa who has been outstanding this season especially in the second part and that would be a shame. I would rather prefer a 4231 with dybala costa and Mandzukic behind Ronaldo but that is probably too unbalanced