Match Review Serie A

Roma 0 – Juventus 1: Fouling, Fighting, and, Osvaldo Scoring

May 12, 2014 - 8:38 pm

What a weird match. Neither team had anything to play for aside from pride, Juve clinching the Scudetto last week, and Roma firmly in second place. Yet we still had a decently exciting game. Both sides bypassed the midfield, disappointing for neutral spectators as both Roma and Juve boast skilled midfielders, and we saw lots of chances from both sides.

Despite all of this attacking play, the game was 0-0 for 93 for the 94 minutes it lasted. And everybody seemed more or less ok with that. Obviously these professionals all prefer to win, but many of them are probably now more focused on either next season, the World Cup, or leaving their teams during the transfer window, depending on their individual situation.

Until Dani Osvaldo came on. Osvaldo was met with a deafening chorus of booing, presumably at least half of which was from Roma fans. This must have jarred him out of his slumber, or maybe he finally learned what that silly offside thing was. Either way, with seconds left on the clock, Osvaldo scored against his ex-team.

This is the type of stuff they script in a Hollywood movie, though I am a firm believe that truth is always stranger than fiction. Nobody seemed more please at this goal than Conte, aside from Osvaldo himself. While he may have been a mediocre player for most of his Juve tenure (up until this point), Osvaldo has at least provided Juve with perhaps her funniest moment of the season. By the way, this was Osvaldo’s first Serie A goal this season.

Now that I have given Osvaldo – and Conte – their Master Trolling award, it’s time to rate the players.

Storari: 7.5. He’s gotta be one of the best back up goalkeepers in the world. Storari had a handful of impressive saves, which, coupled with some sitters from Roma players, assured that Juve kept a clean sheet. It’d be nice to see Storari start next week, to give him some more time and to give Buffon some rest before the World Cup.

Barzagli: 6. I am a tad worried that Barzagli could find himself on the bench in Brazil, he has not really returned to his great form since his injury. Still, he wasn’t bad,

Caceres (74′): 6. The “New Barzagli” – just wait, he will be replacing Andrea by this time next season – played much like the Old Barzagli. Not bad, not especially good either. But then, Caceres was only on for 20 minutes.

Bonucci: 6. He had a poor pass that led to a great Gervinho shot. Had Gervinho not bottled said shot, Bonucci would have been to blame for a goal. Aside from that, a secure performance.

Chiellini: 6.5. Extra points for pissing off Roma players and making them pick up yellow cards. Chiellini and Totti are going to have to have a cage match to settle their differences, though Chiellini also traded fouls with Miralem Pjanic today as well.

Lichtsteiner: 7. He always shines versus Roma. Must be leftover hatred from his days with Lazio, bagged an assist on Osvaldo’s goal, and performed when called upon.

Asamoah: 6.5. It’s getting repetitive, but like most of the players today he had a decent game. Asamoah is in great form, has been one of Juve’s best players in 2014, and is making me worried as a USMNT fan ahead of the World Cup.

Padoin: 6. No more goal scoring heroics from Simone this week. Instead, Antonio Conte’s favorite player was what Claudio Marchisio often gets accused of being: invisible.

Marchisio (83′) :s.v. Speak of the devil, Marchisio only played 11 minutes, just enough time to stretch his legs.

Pirlo: 6. Pretty bland from Pirlo today. He had some nice passes but he wasn’t creating any truly dangerous chances.

Pogba: 6.5. Some nice moments of flair by Pogba, and he was denied of a goal only by the goalpost. Picked up a few too many fouls though, but he never got a yellow card so perhaps he was just too strong for the other players.

Tevez: 6.5. Had a chance to score, but for some odd reason he was dribbling and fooling around and only managed to get the shot off with his weak foot.

Llorente: 6. Was in all the right spaces today, and totally owned Mehdi Benatia, but he just was not finishing. Very frustrating as he was constantly getting chances and finding space.

Osvaldo (75′): 7. Great response to a very vicious reaction from Roma fans. Scoring is the perfect way to shut haters up. Though I still don’t think Juve should buy him. That said, I will always be grateful for the laughs he gave me with his goal today.

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    JuventusVidal May 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    lol at the osvaldo one

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    BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 7:59 am

    If you had to choose a player of the season for Juve, who whould it be? 🙂
    Many players would deserve it, but I think I give it to Tevez. He really brought us what the team lacked in the previous 2 seasons, goals.
    It’s always easy to give it to a well performing striker but I feel like he really deserves it, his goals gave changed so many draws into victories.

    So, who would you choose? 😀

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      Peter May 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

      I’d say Pogba, even though it’s a close one. Tevez played an important role in our system from day 1, but his performance was somewhat expected. At least I did. He arrived here as a champion, a complete player, who pulled of great performances in the PL before.
      Pogba on the other hand, has played only 60 minutes less than Buffon did in our games total (4164 Buffon, 4104 Pogba), and overall he played well in the whole season, both in Serie A, and in Europe.
      We all had hopes that Pogba will be great, but I don’t think any of us expected a season like this from him. At least not yet.

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        JanJuveNL May 13, 2014 at 9:21 am

        Still, a player of the season is the best player of the season, whether you expected it or not. And Tevez was definitely not most people´s first choice as a top striker.

        I agree i didn´t expect this kind of season from Pogba tho

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        BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 10:27 am

        Pogba sure is a good pick, stuff like this always is a bit personal. I expect great stuff from all of them tho 😛

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        I think his run of being out of form was too long for him to be considered as player of the season, overall a fantastic season but not player of the season to me

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          Peter May 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm

          I think when his form was down, he still played good enough. Wasn’t horrible, he was just not good. At least that’s how I remember. He was the guy, who stepped in when any of Pirlo, Vidal, Marchisio was missing or had a bad run of form, and he still provided decent football. We should check his contribution in goals, assists, key passes, or whatever, to get a better view, but I’m quite busy right now.

          I don’t think you could ask any more from him.

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

            He was still decent but decent doesn’t warrant player of the season

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      JuveMarchisio May 13, 2014 at 10:33 am

      A S A M O A H

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        dinodelfino May 13, 2014 at 4:11 pm

        that guy is solid…….he is my most improved player this season.

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      JuventusVidal May 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      I kno most people will give it to tevez but I have to go with vidal. You could feel his absence in the team towards the end. Also, along with pogba, vidal was was the only player who actually played well in europe

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm

        Shocking that ‘juventusvidal’ would give it to Vidal.. lol
        Yeah I agree his absences were felt and I’d certainly give it to him over tevez or pogba

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          BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm

          Tevez absence was also felt though, without him we miss a cutting edge up front

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 2:18 pm

            Not as much as Vidal, without tevez we still had Llorente and then when gio started getting into form we missed him even less when he was gone

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            BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 2:20 pm

            Not as much as Vidal, no argument there. But like the Napoli game I think it was, we missed him badly there. Tevez, Pirlo, Pogba, Vidal, Chiellini, Buffon, they all have a good claim 😛

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            JanJuveNL May 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm

            Meh, Gio is a huge downgrade compared to Tevez

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm

            Not when he’s on form he’s not, he’s a huge downgrade in terms of finishing but in creating chances he’s an upgrade. Overall a downgrade but not a huge downgrade

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            JanJuveNL May 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm

            I’ll disagree just to annoy you :p

            I hope Gio goes to Arsenal and that some miracle brings us Immobile instead.

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        BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm

        Yeah, true. Tevez could have done better in Europe and Pogba also had a long drop in form, which prevented me of choosing him as player of the season, it took too long for me to select him for the honour. But still one heck of a season

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      I’d give it to chiellini or pirlo. Chiellini has been a rock all season and pirlo dragged us through one of the toughest parts of the campaign and was as ever amazing

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        JuventusVidal May 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm

        Chiellini actually struggled a bit in the beginning. The inter and copenhagen away game to be exact. But yea he has been great for the rest of the season.

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          Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

          Vidal had games in which he struggled too, against genoa for example. Overall Chiellini was a rock and deserves to be up there

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            ImSoCool12345 May 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm

            But the Genoa game wasn’t as important as the two CL games. I’d say it’s between Vidal, Pirlo, and Tevez.

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 3:51 pm

            No but then Vidal was hardly great in the CL

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        Peter May 13, 2014 at 2:05 pm

        I just can’t say Chiellini simply because he uses his elbow way too often, almost at every header and usually when someone tries to run him down. This usually goes unnoticed and results nothing in Serie A (for whatever reason), but caused us a red card against Real. I know that wasn’t a big punch, but he was careless to put his arm on Ronaldo’s shoulder, that bastard just did what he had to do.

        It seems to me that he can get away with more tough moves in Serie A than others, and thus he gets used to not getting penalized for every elbow he gives.
        On Pirlo: Yeah, he did push us through hard times, but I don’t think he was outstanding in the whole season overall.

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          Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm

          He’s a physical defender which is what makes him great. It caused nothing in Europe either, Ronaldo’s play acting has nothing to do with his defending style, players put their hands on other players shoulders all the time just the other players don’t normally role around on the floor after and get the other player sent off as a result of poor refereeing.

          As for pirlo, he has more influence on the way we played than anyone else on the the team, just because he wasn’t the centre of attention in the media this season doesn’t take away the fact we owe much of our success to him which is why he deserves to be put ahead of the likes of tevez and pogba to me

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      dinodelfino May 13, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      buffon.

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      KPS235 May 13, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      padoin no doubt, he is magician and uses his magic really well, otherwise he couldnt get so much playing time, his winner is worth more than tevez´s 20 goals, score a goal with two left legs, just fantastic

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    Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    So whats that you were saying last season Galliani? When Milan have a bad you still finish.. Where?

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      BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      In a top 10 position 😛

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    Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    https://www.football-italia.net/49133/milan-add-mastour-first-team

    I’ve been waiting for this, he may well make his serie a debut at 15.. If he’s included in the squad to face sassuolo I’m gonna have to have both games on at the same time

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      BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      We should do this too, it’s not like we don’t have any talented youngsters

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 7:13 pm

        We have talented younger players but nobody anywhere near as good as him in that age bracket. From what I’ve seen he seems to translate his skills to the pitch really well.. I think he has a good future ahead of him if milan use him right

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    DutchJuve May 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I read some crazy rumour that we might be the first club Zidane will coach at if he doesn’t go to Bordeaux. If Conte were to leave, that is. In that same crazy rumour story, it said other possibilities are Spalletti, Mancini and Allegri. Allegri. ALLEGRI. Fucking seriously? It was one of those nonsense rumours, but us being named in the same sentence as that idiot pisses me off already.

    Other than that, right now, i don’t want Zidane yet. We took a big gamble with Conte and we know how frustrating it can be at times to have an inexperienced coach. Let Zidane go to Bordeaux first and maybe some other french/spanish/italian clubs and then he’s welcome. Not if we have Del Piero by then though 😀

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      BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      I don’t think our management is retarded enough to go for Allegri. I hope so at least 😛 But personally I want none of those. Conte is fine, Del Piero would be so awesome, if he can coach 😛 Playing and coaching is something totally different ofc but we’ll see what happens, I hope Conte just stays and that the squad gets the fresh blood we need

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        dinodelfino May 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm

        its got to be that way surely….im getting really anxious over this crap.

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          DutchJuve May 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

          I’m not. Conte wont leave us.

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      dinodelfino May 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      how can allegri be even linked with us???????????????????????in my best robert de niro accent…..FORGED ABOUT IT…….

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm

        Forged? There rumours much have been forged in the fires of mount doom lol

        Yeah no way in heck should Allegri ever be considered for a job at juve

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          RUDY ARIS May 13, 2014 at 9:54 pm

          New York accent. Fugghedaboudit.

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      Hanna May 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Del Piero?! seriously? i’d prefer Zidane than him.
      My favorite of those 3 is Spalletti but he’s not for Juve.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm

        You’d rather see zidane manage us over del piero? Wth? Why?

        I’d be happy with Mancini or spalletti if conte leaves but my number 1 choice would obviously be Montella

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          Hanna May 13, 2014 at 8:27 pm

          Montella is my 1st italian choice too. i don’t want Zidane either, but he have some (little) experience. What about Del Piero? Just because he’s Del Piero?
          Mancini?! don’t really want him

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            DutchJuve May 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm

            ”Just because he’s Del Piero?”

            Yes. I would trust the whole club to Del Piero. Obviously he’ll need to get his coaching papers first, but i would take him right away if he wants to. After what Juve did to him as a player, we have no right to decline him as a coach.

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            Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:21 pm

            and you think he have time to get his coaching papers first? i don’t, so i don’t think he’s the best choice to be our manager NOW.

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            tpick May 14, 2014 at 3:19 am

            to be fair, former players can skip a lot of the tests for becoming a coach, so they get their licenses faster than most.

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            DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm

            Now. Yeah, go back and read the last sentence of my original post. Some french/spanish/italian clubs would take atleast a couple of years.

            Del Piero probably wont even quit football right now, so thats not even an option.

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            RUDY ARIS May 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm

            Just because he’s Del Piero??? he isn’t just Del Piero, he is il eterno Capitano. Spalleti would be very interesting. I do agree that we should not get a newbie though.

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            Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

            woow, just because of that? you’ll turn a great president if you want, the best.

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

            Zidane has no experience either so why zidane? Just because he’s zidane? If you’ve read my other comments you’d see that I don’t want him but I’d prefer him to zidane

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            Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:42 pm

            did i said that i want Zidane?! i just said Zidane has more experience (LITTLE) than Del Piero.

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      tpick May 13, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Mancini is the best choice out of those names.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 7:18 pm

        Yeah but you know what football fans are like, managing inter in the dark days of calciopoli can work against him. I however think he’s a great manager so would be happy to have him

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          DutchJuve May 13, 2014 at 9:48 pm

          Mancini can’t handle people at all. He had a fight with Balotelli.. Is that what you want to happen? A coach that lets a player get to him so much that he fights him? Maybe he’s good at tactics and stuff, but that’s not all a coach should be good at.

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            RUDY ARIS May 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm

            I’d rather keep Tevez over Mancini

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm

            If we replaced tevez with a suitable player I have no issue with him leaving

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            Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:42 pm

            let’s give him the number 10 and tell him to fuck off after 1 year

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:58 pm

            Although he has done well I don’t think he ever should have got the number 10. But let’s face it he is no juventus legend so regardless of what number he has on the back of his shirt if selling him leads to us getting another top player then i really couldn’t care less if he goes

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            JanJuveNL May 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

            Like Gio right? :p

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:56 pm

            Like balotelli

            Tosspot 😉

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm

            He didn’t have a fight with him, stop reading the tabloids Dutch..

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            Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm

            yes he did (don’t need the tabloids to know that)

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:56 pm

            He didn’t so I guess you do..

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            Hanna May 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm

            ok Marc, i will not argue about this. im really well informed about this thinks in my job

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            DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm

            I read football news sites, and yes he did fight with Balotelli.

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:55 pm

            No he didn’t

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            DutchJuve May 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

            You really like to stick with what you think, huh? Look for it, it’s all over youtube. It’s not an all out life or death fight, but you can’t call it an arguement. Bottom point is that a coach should stand above that and he should never have touched Balotelli, which he did and don’t deny that or else i’ll have to post a video.

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        BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm

        Fuck Mancini

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        Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm

        fuck mancini

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          Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 10:27 pm

          You wish!

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            tpick May 13, 2014 at 11:48 pm

            no you wish.

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            tpick May 13, 2014 at 11:48 pm

            zing

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:55 pm

            He is pretty dreamy..

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        adp1974 May 14, 2014 at 11:50 pm

        spalletti would be.

        mourinho, maybe.

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    BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Today it’s exactly 2years ago that Del Piero left Juve. A day of mourning 😛

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    Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Why on earth has prandelli included maggio but not criscito?! He really needs to move back to Italy so he’s more in mind but still he should 100% have been in the 30 man squad

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      tpick May 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Im mad theres no Giaccherini.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm

        I like him but there are people who deserved it more so I’m not overly mad about it

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          adp1974 May 13, 2014 at 11:06 pm

          dont get me wrong, I like the guy, he’s a useful player off the bench and can make a difference when he’s used the right way. but he’s barely started for any club team he’s been for ages and I just don’t see him warranting a spot.

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:55 pm

            I don’t see him warranting a spot but the fact he I has been that super(ish) sub for a few years and made the squad I wouldn’t have been overly annoyed at him making it but then again there is a HUGE difference between been a sub for juventus and a sub for Sunderland

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        adp1974 May 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm

        mad why? the guy has been a substitute everywhere he has gone for 4 years … If he’s so good, then why doesnt he play anywhere?

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          tpick May 13, 2014 at 11:47 pm

          Im mad you dont get jokes. I like the guy, hes a poor man’s camoranesi, but hes like 6th in line for spot #30, and only 23 get to play.

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            adp1974 May 14, 2014 at 1:43 am

            I loved cameronesi … he played amazing in 2006.

            he was so good, I;m surprised he doesn;t get mentioned as much when we talk about fabulous former players .. He was inconsistent at times, but man, when he was on his game he was fenomeno.. Absolutely loved him.

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            Hanna May 14, 2014 at 2:21 am

            i love camoranesi!!

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 14, 2014 at 10:08 am

            Camoranesi is a badass and always a hardworker. Definitely and under appreciated player.

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      DutchJuve May 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Who pays attention to Russia? Criscito never should have went there.

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        Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

        lot of people

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 10:27 pm

        He got further in the CL than any of our players

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          Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

          so you think Illarramendi is better than Iniesta? (just an example)

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm

            Thats a stupid and irrelevant example..

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          DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 3:56 pm

          Good for him. Hopefully he celebrated that with some drunk russians. Seriously man, that has nothing to do with what i said. Anyone who goes to Russia just fades away from the eyes of pretty much everyone. No one pays attention what players do in Russia.

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:52 pm

            It has everything to do with it, he played in the CL to a further extent than any of our players and the Russian league isn’t as bad as you think.

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            DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm

            Okay, the CL is the only place where Russian clubs get into the spotlight. Still i haven’t noticed or heard anything about Criscito in this CL’s season. He will be noticed alot more playing for an Italian club, even if he doesn’t get as far as Zenit does.

            The Russian league isn’t terrible, but it’s not very good either. And it’s not really got to do with the quality, it’s just barely part of europe. No one watches it, no one likes it and no one cares. Why do you think players like Hulk fade after they go to Russia?

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 12:20 am

            For prandelli players fade out of vision as soon as they leave Italy, they have to be something very special to not and while criscito is a fantastic left back, that’s what he is, a left back.. Not exactly a headline hitting position is it? He 100% is better than any of the left backs we have included and it was a dreadful choice to leave him behind. The fact I brought up the CL is because those are big games and some people lose their cool in big games but as he has that experience with zenit it won’t happen.

            Rushing may not be the best league but its a respectable league. Its The reason hulk faded is because he played terrible in Russia so the hype faded away and therefore he did.. It had nothing to do with the league he played in

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            DutchJuve May 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm

            But there are so many players linked to bigger clubs than Zenit. Also LB’s. Position doesn’t matter for scouting. Why doesn’t Criscito never gets linked to anyone?

            Idk about Hulk his form as i don’t follow the Russian league. Apparently you do. But there were so much more promising players who chose Russia just because of money and they were never heard of again.
            Russia is a money league, like Qatar and all those other weird ass country’s players pick nowadays and that doesn’t do their skills much good.

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        adp1974 May 13, 2014 at 11:04 pm

        exactly .. who the fuck wants to play in Russia, like honestly.

        Crisicto and Bocchetti went to Russia and have fallen into an abyss of obscurity…. Hulk too for that matter.

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      BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      What, I read Criscito was included, not Maggio

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    JosephVitale May 13, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    really upset Diamanti didnt make it… it was really stupid of him to go to china few months before the world cup

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      JuventusBuffon May 13, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      That was pretty stupid, he was so good in the Confederations Cup too.

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      DutchJuve May 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Wait what? Diamanti went to China?

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        BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm

        Lol, you didn’t know? 😛 joined Lippi I believe

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          DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm

          Oh i see. Well thats a pretty dumb move.

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            BelgianJuventino May 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm

            Agreed but I think they needed the funds

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm

        Yes, hence bolognas slide to serie b.. I assumed simple logic would say don’t sell the player that is carrying your team for a low fee

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    adp1974 May 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    no Berardi………..interesting.

    No Osvaldo either ….

    But of course, those bags of shit Montolivo and Aquilani have been included… I’ll never understand that. EVER.

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      BelgianJuventino May 13, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      There’s more than those I wouldn’t bring 😛 but yeah they hardly add anything to the Azzurri

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

        I think they deserve to be in the provisional squad at least, if not them, who?

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          BelgianJuventino May 14, 2014 at 8:34 am

          As long as it’s provisional it’s okay, It would be nnoying to see them actually go. Marrone maybe, youngsters. Not those good for nothings

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

            Aquilani has had a great season and as much as everyone here dislikes Montolivo he has been an integral part of the Italy squad for a while so deserves to go. Marrone didn’t deserve a call up.

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            BelgianJuventino May 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

            It’s just to name someone that I used Marrone, there is plenty of talent and neither of Aquilani and Monto add something to the Italy squad. Diamanti would be more useful

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:50 pm

            As above.. They add plenty, not sure where your dislike comes from but they are both good players who add international experience to the squad, there are no younger players out there who are better than either and diamanti threw away his chance when he went to china, he may as well have not played since january

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            BelgianJuventino May 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm

            I like Aquilani, but he isn’t good enough, he doesn’t do jack shit for the team. We already have loads of experience, that doesn’t warrant a spot for him imo. Much rather see youngsters go and get some experience than rely on a has been.

            Monto though is like tpick also said, hugely overrated. I’d even pick myself over Monto and I’m a horrible player 😛

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            BelgianJuventino May 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm

            Like, Diamanti and Bonaventura instead of them, would be far nicer

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:48 pm

            Bonaventura over Aquilani, maybe.. But then Aquilani had a great season and bonus was mixed. Diamanti doesn’t deserve to go and monto deserves it over all 3

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 13, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      The fact that monto and Aquilani are in the squad has nothing whatsoever to do with the exclusion of berardi and osvaldo

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        Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm

        yes you’re right

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        adp1974 May 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm

        i know … those were just random musings.

        berardi and osvaldo have nothing to do with the other two ..

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      tpick May 13, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Mount Olive is the most overrated player Ive ever seen.

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        adp1974 May 14, 2014 at 1:40 am

        i hate montolivo’s guts.

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          Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

          Bit strong..

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    JanJuveNL May 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Really looking forward to the worldcup as a neutral fan, not so much as a Dutch fan

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    EriJuve7 May 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    If conte does end up leaving, its only right that carrera takes over, he knows the squad tactics better than anyone else and is also good at motivating his players

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      Hanna May 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      it’s difficult to say, but i’m not tottaly against it.

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      adp1974 May 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      not a bad idea.

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      adp1974 May 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      he was good for us last year when he came in .. better than the other guy we had during that interim.

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        BelgianJuventino May 14, 2014 at 8:33 am

        Yeah far bolder than Alessio, he just stands there and watches. Carrera is more like Conte

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          JanJuveNL May 14, 2014 at 9:56 am

          Carrera also had a lot of great substitutes, i like the idea

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            DutchJuve May 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm

            I think Carrera let Beltrame make his debut.

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      tpick May 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Guidolin knows the tactics, uses 4 man defenses when necessary, and has consistently motivated average players, old players, and a few young gems to be level headed, play as a team, and work hard.

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    adp1974 May 13, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I’m surprised that no one is talking about the fact that Tevez was left out of Argentina’s provisional squad …

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      tpick May 13, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Thats because the AFA, or whatever, hates Tevez for some reason.

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        BelgianJuventino May 14, 2014 at 8:32 am

        Not them, just Sabella. Tevez and him have had a bust and Sabella simply refuses to call him up, much like Lippi also refused to bring Cassano when Italy really wanted him

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          JanJuveNL May 14, 2014 at 10:08 am

          Although they have enough options in attack it’s still weird. I’d take Tevez over Higuain any day

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            KPS235 May 14, 2014 at 10:52 am

            it is no surprise that higuain is there, but nomination of a world class striker like f di santo who scored amazing 4 goals for european ´´big guns´´ werder bremen is master piece for me.

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            JanJuveNL May 14, 2014 at 11:01 am

            Don’t understand that either.. Argentina have an easy start tho. They’ll definitely end first place with Iran, Bosnia and Nigeria

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 13, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Im not surprised. Plus i thought he retired a while back from the national team, so idk why theres so much surrounding his non-call up

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      Hanna May 13, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      because Sabella said Tevez will not be on the team 3 months ago

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      RUDY ARIS May 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      It’s not a surprise. Messi and Sabella don’t get along with Tevez. No matter that most Argentines would rather have Tevez than Messi on the squad.

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        adp1974 May 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm

        Messi and Tevez don’t get along? I didnt know that.

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          DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm

          Messi can’t handle people who are better than him 😉

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            Hanna May 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm

            Tevez is not better than him…..

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:46 pm

            You don’t seem to understand dutchs humour do you..

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            Hanna May 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm

            i guess not

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            DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm

            Admitted, i have very confusing humour :p

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            BelgianJuventino May 15, 2014 at 2:08 pm

            Also known as bad humor 😛

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            DutchJuve May 15, 2014 at 9:04 pm

            Heck no 🙁

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 12:12 am

            To be fair it is dreadful humour but that’s why we love him

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            DutchJuve May 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

            Aww i love you too

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            DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm

            Thank you!!!

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 14, 2014 at 11:20 pm

            Id take Tevez in his Prime rather than Messi in his prime tho

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            Hanna May 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm

            WHAAAAAT?! lol ok, opinions…

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 14, 2014 at 11:25 pm

            Well yea :p dont get me wrong, Messi is one of the best scorers in history, but Tevez entertains me more. I prefer excessive magic to excessive goals 🙂

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 12:14 am

            Hanna jumps on the hype train a lot, Messi is a great player don’t get me wring but he couldn’t do what he has done without the barca team he has played with whereas other great players would’ve done it wherever they were.

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 15, 2014 at 12:27 am

            Almost everyone does nowadays. Even those that had the pleasure of watching true geniuses play which is a pity. Even when i was a biased Messi fan, i was never fully satisfied when watching him. When he scored, my biased side would be like “yeaa this guy is definitely the best”, but the little whisper in my head was ALWAYS left hungry and asking ” was that it?”, unlike when i saw Del Piero, Pirlo or Totti play… And 2 of those 3 i only saw during the later part of their careers, which should say a lot on how brilliant they are. I was always left mesmerized and didnt believe what they did with their feet were real and it was a constant thing, not just moments.

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            Hanna May 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

            best scorers? Messi is one of the best players in history, top 5

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 12:13 am

            I’d take del piero in his prime over either of those

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 15, 2014 at 12:21 am

            SIIIII!

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            DutchJuve May 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm

            Don’t state the obvious 😛

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            DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 11:53 pm

            So one person actually did take it seriously? Ibra is better though. Messi couldn’t handle him either 🙂

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    JuventusBuffon May 14, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Well at least our boy Nando made the cut for Spain 😀

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      Hanna May 14, 2014 at 12:26 am

      don’t think he’s goin to the WC, unfortunately

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        JanJuveNL May 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

        If only Diego Costa was still Brazilian

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

        If Torres goes over him it will be a complete joke

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          Hanna May 14, 2014 at 7:46 pm

          true, but of course Torres will made it to WC instead of Llorente

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm

            Which is a joke.. But a great one since I’m not a Spain fan

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            Hanna May 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm

            me neither, but Llorente is Llorente. i don’t think all of us here appreciate him

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 12:11 am

            I’ve been saying he was a great player from the moment we signed him

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

    So Barardi’s hat trick of hat tricks is a joint record for the top 5 leagues. The other two player that have scored three hat tricks in a season is Messi and Suarez… Now what i dont fully understand is if thats a historical record, or just this season.

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      JanJuveNL May 14, 2014 at 10:30 am

      Probably this season.

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    Guest May 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Probably this season

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    JanJuveNL May 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Did any contract expire this season?

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      KPS235 May 15, 2014 at 7:55 am

      storari

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    JanJuveNL May 14, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I hope Marchisio doesn’t have to deal with injuries next season.. I feel like there hasn’t been a lot of MVP this year

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    Munhuu_Juve May 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    https://football-italia.net/49160/immobile-juve-no-napoli-maybe

    Oh hell no. Just don’t go to Napoli.

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      He’s from Napoli though

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        BelgianJuventino May 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

        Rather see him at Dortmund than Napoli then 😛

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          Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

          I’d rather see him at juventus 😛

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            BelgianJuventino May 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

            Well yeah obviously, but it sounds like he doesn’t even want Juve 😛

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            DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 3:50 pm

            He was in our youth team. Be grateful and express that by winning us the CL, Ciro……

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm

            I think its more him acknowledging the fact that we don’t seem to want him

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      tpick May 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Its sad we arent even considering the leading serie A goalscorer for our team. And we own half of him. Tevez-Immobile would be better than Tevez-Llorente. I dont get why Marotta doesnt want this?

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    BelgianJuventino May 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    https://football-italia.net/49170/milan-plan-balotelli-sale Time to get him if you ask me

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      tpick May 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Id take him, but not for 30m. hes a little rough around the edges for 30m.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm

        I think we can marotta them down to 25million

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    Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain), *Antonio Mirante (Parma);

    Defenders: Ignazio Abate (Milan), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Torino), Mattia De Sciglio (Milan), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Gabriel Paletta (Parma), Manuel Pasqual (Fiorentina), Andrea Ranocchia (Inter);

    Midfielders: Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (Milan), Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain), Marco Parolo (Parma), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Romulo (Verona), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);

    Forwards: Mario Balotelli (Milan), Antonio Cassano (Parma), Alessio Cerci (Torino), Mattia Destro (Roma), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina)

    So the question is? Which 7 are going to be dropped (since we already know mirante is there only if there is an injury – personally I’d have chose consigili for that but nevermind)

    Personally I’d drop Darmian, Maggio Ranocchia, Aquilani, Romulo, Destro and Insigne

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      DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      I wouldn’t drop Insigne. He’s a great player.

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        JuventusVidal May 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm

        he’s good but he tends to try to do too much and ends up losing the ball.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm

        He is but it’s already been said there will be 5 forwards and of the 7 he is one of the two weakest

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          DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm

          Idk man. I’m having doubts about how much Cassano will bring this world cup.

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 12:11 am

            I wouldn’t mind too much if insigne was kept over cassano but cassano has had a great season and has a lot more experience in big games so his cool head may be vital

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            DutchJuve May 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

            That’s true. His experience can be very important. I wouldn’t really mind either which of the two gets picked. As long as he does well.

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 15, 2014 at 10:27 am

            Imo Cassano is one of Italys better forwards, but it pisses me off when he sees Marchisio open and or making a run and completely ignores him. Like damn dude, feed Principino the ball!

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      JuventusVidal May 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      i’d drop the same people. maybe think about changing insigne for parolo

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      BelgianJuventino May 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Darmian, Aquilani, Monto, Motta, Romulo, Cassano, Destro.

      Also I’d swap Pasqual for Bonaventura and swap Parolo for Diamanti

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      DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      From the 30 names, 3 are playing outside Italy. Al 3 are playing for PSG. Serie A should get those 3 back.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm

        There’s quite a bit of talk for us getting verratti (perfect) then sirigu has been linked a few times and even motta once or twice with serie a teams

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          Hanna May 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm

          i love Sirigu, but i don’t want to get him to put him on the bench

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm

            I wasn’t talking about to us.. Serie a clubs.

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            Hanna May 14, 2014 at 10:50 pm

            oh right

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            DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 11:51 pm

            Well in a few years, i would love to have Sirigu replace Buffon. But maybe Leali has grown alot more and he has changed my mind by then.

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 12:09 am

            Leali should have our faith and should replace Buffon when he retires.. Sirigu is great and all but he is never going to be Buffon standard (as he has said himself). Whereas leali at least has a chance of coming close

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            DutchJuve May 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

            Leali remains just a Serie B goalkeeper right now though. Lets see him in Serie A before jumping to conclusions. Why should he have our faith though? He hasn’t done anything for us to earn that?

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            Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm

            He’s a serie b goalkeeper for the simple reason that we wanted him to be a serie b goalkeeper, serie a teams wanted him but we don’t want him coming into the limelight too soon before Buffon retires. Watch his games and you’ll see exactly why he deserves our faith, he’s the best young Italian goalkeeper in terms of talent.

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            DutchJuve May 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm

            That makes sense, but still it remains serie b matches he plays in. Will he be able to do the same in big matches? When he plays for us, he’ll have to perform in the CL too.

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    juve_mike May 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Not going to lie, Immobile’s comments hurt lol

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      JuventusVidal May 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      you can’t blame him. the club engaged in talks to sell him without ever even talking to him. that doesn’t make it seem that he’s gonna come here

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      Hanna May 14, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      fuck Immobile! if you want Napoli go to Napoli

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:18 pm

        No..

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        He didnt say anything wrong tho. He doesnt believe that we want him back and is only considering Napoli because its his hometown.

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          Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 12:08 am

          Yes but hanna is a typical and illogical fan at times..

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    DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Even though i hate the fact that we arent playing right now, i am proud of our stadium to host it’s first european final!

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    DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    One thing we do have on Benfica, they cannot score in our stadium! 180 minutes, 0 goals.

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      We also have something in common, neither of us are lifting the EL trophy

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        DutchJuve May 14, 2014 at 11:43 pm

        We have another thing in common, Benfica has tied our negative record for losing the most european finals in a row.

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          Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 12:07 am

          Such joyful records we share but they certainly have us trumped on how often players can fake head injuries

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    Peter May 15, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Some facts about Benfica:
    Ever since Miklós Fehér died on the pitch playing for them, they usually visit their grave here in Hungary out of respect. Last time their U16 squad and staff were there, just a couple of weeks ago, while they were participating in some U16 cup. Hats off to them.

    They are connected to Hungary in another way:
    Their former coach Béla Guttmann was the coach to sign them Eusébio, and he also won the European Cup (CL) for them twice in a row in 1961 and 1962.

    Fun fact (wikipedia):
    After the 1962 European Cup Final, Guttmann approached the Benfica board of directors and asked for a pay
    rise. However despite the success he had brought the club, he was turned
    down. On leaving Benfica, Guttman allegedly cursed the club, declaring “Not in a hundred years from now will Benfica ever be European champion”. Benfica have gone on to lose eight European finals, including five European Cup finals (1963, 1965, 1968, 1988, and 1990), and three UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa Leaguefinals (1983, 2013 and 2014). Before the 1990 final, which was played in Vienna, where Guttmann was buried, Eusébio even prayed at his grave and asked for the curse to be broken.

    Only 48 years to go…

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      Hanna May 15, 2014 at 1:24 am

      that’s a known story but thanks for sharing. Let’s hope to join them in our next CL final ahah

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

        Not that known.. Obviously

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          Hanna May 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm

          i always tought it was, my father told my when i was young and my friends and co-workers know that. but maybe not that known

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            DutchJuve May 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm

            I only just found out yesterday when my commentator mentioned it.

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        RUDY ARIS May 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

        haha mmm we aren’t Benfica or Portuguese league fans. I had no idea about that. Interesting though.

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          Hanna May 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm

          i’m not a Benfica fan either

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      JuventusBuffon May 15, 2014 at 2:50 am

      that shit cray!

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 15, 2014 at 4:57 am

      Thats pretty cool. I imagined some gray haired man screaming ” for a hundred years, you will not win a eruopean trophy!!”, in the rain and after finishing the sentence, he falls theatrically onto the half dead grass.

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      DutchJuve May 15, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      ”Eusébio even prayed at his grave and asked for the curse to be broken.”

      lol. Kinda sad actually that Eusebio didn’t live to see them win anything.

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        Marc Dominic Zaroli May 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm

        I love how the line saying its kinda sad started with lol

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          DutchJuve May 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

          The fact Eusebio actually asked for the curse to be broken at a grave is funny, but it’s sad that he never got to witness Benfica win a european trophy anymore 😛

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    JuventusMalta1998 May 15, 2014 at 10:18 am

    It’s rumored that LUlic will be in Turin on Monday to have his medical with us and will cost us 15 mill, i dunno but i feel it’s too pricey for him, 10/11 mill would be enough

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 15, 2014 at 10:22 am

      I dont remember; is that allowed? The transfer season has yet to start.

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        JuventusMalta1998 May 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

        napoli did it multiple times, as long as the contract is signed after. also, the agreement was reached between the teams, so they allowed him….dont see anything wrong with it

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          Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

          Oh alright… Couldnt remember of that was alllowed

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Would be kinda disappointed with that, he’s no upgrade

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      BelgianJuventino May 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Could be a Quags for Lulic deal, with some cash maybe. I don’t know if Lulic is that much of an upgrade though.. And he’s 28 already

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      JuventusVidal May 15, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      he’s not a bad player but he doesn’t really improve the team. no improvement=wasting money imo

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    JuventusBuffon May 15, 2014 at 11:40 am

    A picture worth a thousand words.

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      JanJuveNL May 17, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Dutch media says Ferguson was trying to get Vidal.. Sometimes i want to punch journalists for their ignorance

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    The fans of Turin have voted Tevez as player of the season

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      BelgianJuventino May 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Well deserved imo

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        Hanna May 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm

        for me too

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm

        I believe so too

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 15, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      Was always gonna win it

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 16, 2014 at 3:39 am

        Definitely not a surprise, but i thought Vidal was gonna win it again.

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      tpick May 16, 2014 at 1:27 am

      That’s too bad for Padoin, think of all the seats he kept warm. 3 seasons, 3 scudetti. Special shout out to Rubinho, 2 seasons with the club, 2 scudetti, 1 game played. legen… wait for it….. dary.

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    Munhuu_Juve May 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    So according to Corriero dello sport we asked Hummels in a part-exchange deal of Immobile. What do you think guys?

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      Marc Dominic Zaroli May 16, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      We need strikers more than we need defenders so no. However if immobile has to go that would be my idea deal for him

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        JanJuveNL May 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm

        Yes, i was gonna say that exactly

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      tpick May 16, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      If we must get rid of Immobile, than this deal interests me. Hummels is better than Bonucci, Barzagli, and Caceres, so he would start immediately, giving us once again, the best defense in Serie A, and one of the top 5 defenses in Europe.