The secret blitw: Serie A 2013/14

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Livorno   0-2  Roma
Roma 3-0 Hellas Verona
Parma 1-3 Roma
Roma 2-0 Lazio
Sampdoria 0-2 Roma
Roma 5-0 Bologna
Inter 0-3 Roma

Because this sequence deserves some attention.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 October 2013 21:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Roma were so sweet last night. Gervinho causing havoc (in a good way). Totti strolling around running tings. Just the one goal conceded which as someone who saw them play under Zeman I find frankly unbelievable. Rudy Garcia ot 'em purring.

Juve-AC Milan tonight, and Napoli on right now but I've already watched 2 games today so might give it a miss.

pandemic, Sunday, 6 October 2013 13:40 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVhGGbNZtsM

god that is so nice

r|t|c, Monday, 7 October 2013 12:55 (five years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/kaf7yz2.jpg

The Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has agreed to sell a majority stake in the club to an Indonesian businessman.

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 15:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Thohir was born on 30 May 1970.[1] His father is Teddy Thohir, co-owner of the automotive group Astra International with William Soeryadjaya.[1][2] His brother, Garibaldi Thohir, is an investment banker; he also has a sister, Rika Thohir.[2]

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 15:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Roma: De Sanctis, Maicon, Benatia, Castan, Dodo, De Rossi, Strootman, Pjanic, Florenzi, Gervinho, Totti

Napoli: Reina, Maggio, Albiol, Britos, Mesto, Inler, Behrami, Callejòn, Hamsik, Insigne, Pandev.

r|t|c, Friday, 18 October 2013 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

pjanic

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 19:36 (five years ago) Permalink

think totti's gone off injured

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 19:36 (five years ago) Permalink

inchperfect freekick

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 19:37 (five years ago) Permalink

on the halftimeverge

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 19:41 (five years ago) Permalink

paolo cannavaro (who gave away that freekick) takes fortyfiveyarder that goes about twentyyardsworth overbar, real contender for dumbshot 2013

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

paolo cannavaro sentoff (doubleyellow) for ridiculous rugbytackle competing for highball. pjanic slams home resultantpenalty

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 20:20 (five years ago) Permalink

possibly the worst twentyminute cameoappearance in footballhistory

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Friday, 18 October 2013 20:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Weird that, even after this all-time start, Roma could still be only two points clear by the end of the weekend.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 18 October 2013 21:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Juve just got mugged

Number None, Sunday, 20 October 2013 14:49 (five years ago) Permalink

ahahahaha

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Sunday, 20 October 2013 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink

My word what's happened there?

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 20 October 2013 15:43 (five years ago) Permalink

secondhalfcomplacency

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? Please don't hesitate (imago), Sunday, 20 October 2013 15:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Roma now won 9 in a row and have conceded 1 goal so far this season. Last season they conceded 56.

pandemic, Monday, 28 October 2013 11:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Everything from Torino down is looking like cannon fodder at the moment but that might be a little harsh.

Ramnaresh Samhain (ShariVari), Monday, 28 October 2013 11:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Was a lovely finish from Bradley, very neat considering the pressure.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 28 October 2013 11:42 (five years ago) Permalink

i feel very foolish for laughing at Roma in the transfer thread. how good are they?
pleased for Bradley, hoping he work his way back to a regualr spot in the team.

I hope our coach wears the pants and resigns (mizzell), Monday, 28 October 2013 15:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I always rated him and thought he could go on to really big things. He might yet.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 28 October 2013 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Not that Roma aren't a big enough thing; I mean more that he could potentially fit in fine at a CL contender, whether Roma or otherwise.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 28 October 2013 19:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Nov 10 (Reuters) - An Italian third-tier match was called off on Sunday after visiting side Nocerina, having allegedly received death threats from their own fans, were reduced to six men by injuries after only 21 minutes.
The southern derby match at Salernitana had begun 40 minutes late and Nocerina made their three permitted substitutions in the first two minutes.
Over the next 20 minutes, five players went off injured, leaving the team with six players, below the minimum needed to continue the game.

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 10 November 2013 15:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Roma conceded a 94th minute equaliser to Sassuolo. Juve-Napoli on BT Sport tonight.

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 10 November 2013 15:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Pirlo striking home a free kick for 2-0 with 15 mins left. After all that record-breaking run, Roma now lead by only a point :o(

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 10 November 2013 21:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Stunner in off the post from Pogba, 3-0

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 10 November 2013 21:22 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Roma taking a comprehensive shoeing tonight - 3-0, two men sent off, unbeaten record obliterated, the works. Juventus looked immaculate from the bit I saw, quite how they contrived to get knocked out the CL I have no idea.

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 5 January 2014 22:09 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah, FUCK YOU de Rossi

Number None, Sunday, 5 January 2014 22:53 (four years ago) Permalink

boy is his face red tonight

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 5 January 2014 23:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Is today a holiday in Italy? Bemused to find Napoli-Samp. on right now. 60 mins gone so must have kicked off at 11.30. Napoli 1-0 up but Gabbiadini has just hit the post for Samp.

pandemic, Monday, 6 January 2014 12:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Mertens free-kick, poor goalkeeping. 2 nil Naples.

pandemic, Monday, 6 January 2014 12:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Epiphany, no?

Ramnaresh Samhain (ShariVari), Monday, 6 January 2014 13:02 (four years ago) Permalink

napoli have been rampant these last ten mins.

Reina not in goal. Injured? Dropped?

pandemic, Monday, 6 January 2014 13:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Ah yes. So it is SV. I know v little about religious holidays.

pandemic, Monday, 6 January 2014 13:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Pozzi with a curler off both posts and out!

pandemic, Monday, 6 January 2014 13:10 (four years ago) Permalink

ffs taking a two-on-two into the corner when you're two-nil up in injury time

Ismael Klata, Monday, 6 January 2014 13:25 (four years ago) Permalink

First half Berardi hat trick for Sassuolo vs Milan. Think that's ten in fourteen since he went there on loan.

Ramnaresh Samhain (ShariVari), Sunday, 12 January 2014 20:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Got another one three minutes into the second half.

Ramnaresh Samhain (ShariVari), Sunday, 12 January 2014 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

He is a veritable beast on the new FM, and has an admirably spartan wiki page for such a highly rated talent. Still don't really have any understanding of how the co-ownership system in Italy operates

Windsor Davies, Sunday, 12 January 2014 21:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Thanks, those have cleared things up a bit. Would be interested to see some sort of mid-long term analysis of how this plays out for the various parties compared to the system in place in the EPL. Seems like there might be money in it for smaller teams when big clubs take a small punt on a talented player that may not make the grade, but at the expense of denying them the big pay-day that smaller EPL clubs pick up when their stars are acquired by the top teams.

Windsor Davies, Sunday, 12 January 2014 22:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Has anyone seen Nainggolan play? Intrigued after reading this on whoscored

pandemic, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Inter have pulled the plug on a proposed swap deal with Juventus involving Fredy Guarin and Mirko Vucinic because of a backlash from fans - but it could yet be resurrected.

r|t|c, Monday, 20 January 2014 19:15 (four years ago) Permalink

such a classic example of numinous immanence in fitba, like no matter who's in charge over the generations inter will always and forever be guided by the spirit of magically inept transfers

r|t|c, Monday, 20 January 2014 19:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Now, according to Sky Sport Italia, Guarin is looking to push the move through and is refusing to leave Juventus’ offices in the hope that Inter will reconsider and allow him to join the Serie A champions.

It is also thought the Colombian has threatened to refuse to train with Inter should the move collaps

r|t|c, Monday, 20 January 2014 19:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Vidal just wiped out by a psychopathic challenge.

pandemic, Sunday, 2 February 2014 19:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Ooh Inter have bought Hernanes.

pandemic, Sunday, 2 February 2014 19:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Pirlo with a sumptuous pass to Lichsteiner. 1-0. PIRLo my God!

pandemic, Sunday, 2 February 2014 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Hold on, that's not from today. The rest is true though. What a player, I wish I'd seen more of him.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 17 May 2014 22:24 (four years ago) Permalink

very seldom watch serie a now but is goalscoring over the last few years has been absurd, before he was 30 he was reliable, since then he has been prolific to the sort of rvn/shevchenko level

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (nakhchivan), Saturday, 17 May 2014 22:28 (four years ago) Permalink

might not retire now? comments a bit vague

r|t|c, Saturday, 17 May 2014 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

102 points and winning 33 out of 38 games is monstrous.

pandemic, Sunday, 18 May 2014 15:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Torino just missed a 93rd minute penalty after a shocking dive that would have put them in Europe next season.

Parma are in, justice is done.

Yuri Bashment (ShariVari), Sunday, 18 May 2014 20:46 (four years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Massimo Maccarone has scored his seventh and eighth league goals of the season, Toni has nine, Di Natale eight. Combined age of 109.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:34 (three years ago) Permalink

5 teams in the last 16 of the Europa League. Napoli FTW.

pandemic, Friday, 27 February 2015 21:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Salah has been unbelievable for Fiorentina. Six goals in seven matches, including two vs Juve last night, and a couple of assists.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Friday, 6 March 2015 06:25 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Another nice goal for Salah this evening.

Luca Toni got his 14th and 15th of the season, putting him one behind Tevez and Menez.

Ethnically Ambiguous / 28 - 45 (ShariVari), Saturday, 4 April 2015 18:19 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Toni now capocannoniere with one round to play. Assuming Juve rest Tevez it's only Icardi (one behind) who can catch him. He will be 38 on Tuesday.

Petite Lamela (ShariVari), Sunday, 24 May 2015 14:43 (three years ago) Permalink

icardi and toni share it.

amazing game between lazio and napoli: lazio up 2-0 at halftime, napoli comes roaring back higuain scores two then misses a penalty and then lazio score two late goals to win 4-2. two players sent off somewhere in there too.

mizzell, Sunday, 31 May 2015 21:07 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Juve fifteen minutes away from losing their two opening matches for the first time in history. Excellent Pjanic free kick.

Evra has just been sent off.

Looks like they haven't worked out what to do with Mandzukic.

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Sunday, 30 August 2015 17:39 (three years ago) Permalink

Dzeko makes it two!

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Sunday, 30 August 2015 17:39 (three years ago) Permalink

today was a good day

balls, Sunday, 30 August 2015 20:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Juve losing again - behind against Chievo inside five minutes.

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Saturday, 12 September 2015 18:53 (three years ago) Permalink

All four early kick-offs ended 2-2. You could have got odds of about 70,000 to 1 on that. It being Italy, I wouldn't be shocked if someone did.

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Sunday, 13 September 2015 15:16 (three years ago) Permalink

MATCH-FIXING!

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 13 September 2015 15:30 (three years ago) Permalink

Napoli 2-0. If it stays like this Juve will be 10 points behind Inter, having played one game more.

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:11 (three years ago) Permalink

2-1 immediately though.

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Having conceded one goal in the previous five matches, Inter are 3-0 down to Fiorentina at home in the first half.

Two goals from Nikola Kalinic, ex of Blackburn Rovers.

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Sunday, 27 September 2015 19:33 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Inter - Sassuolo has been great fun. Sass just nicked it with a 95th minute penalty.

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Sunday, 10 January 2016 13:27 (two years ago) Permalink

serie a is confusing nowadays.
wee teams like frosinone and sassuolo kicking about that james richardson never talked about while eating a pastry in naples.
milan are terrible
inter were terrible for a couple of seasons but are back this season
napoli top of the league
high scoring games

Cuombas (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 13 January 2016 17:32 (two years ago) Permalink

fu Maurizio Sarri

alomar lines, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 09:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Genius from nainggolan

broderik f (darraghmac), Saturday, 30 January 2016 20:07 (two years ago) Permalink

i do feel v comforted by inter being inter. eder, soriano, banega, no reasons just keep that numb shopaholic ache ticking

r|t|c, Saturday, 30 January 2016 20:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Wonderful goal from El Shaarawy. Pjanic's was pretty sweet too.

Seems absurd that Juve should be back in this at all after the start they had but it's difficult to see anyone stopping them from this point on.

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Saturday, 30 January 2016 22:35 (two years ago) Permalink

Juve's first ten games of the season - 10 points
Juve's last twelve games of the season - 36 points

Dybala / Morata / Pogba is beautiful to watch.

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Sunday, 31 January 2016 13:35 (two years ago) Permalink

Should have been 12 from first ten^

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Sunday, 31 January 2016 13:36 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

maybe overreacting but pjanic to juve seems somehow a worse omen for the competitive health of italian footie than juventus being champs yet again.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2016 18:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Juve are becoming Italian Bayern. Ugh.

The Nickelbackean Ethics (jim in glasgow), Monday, 13 June 2016 18:57 (two years ago) Permalink

£25m is a steal.

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Monday, 13 June 2016 18:58 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

De Boer off to a flyer - lost 2-0 at Chievo last week, losing 1-0 at home to Palermo with 25 to go now.

On a Raqqa tip (ShariVari), Sunday, 28 August 2016 17:31 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

^^^^ sacked

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 11:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Poor bastard didn't stand a chance tbh.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 12:14 (two years ago) Permalink

tbf, he inherited a squad that probably under-performed in finishing 4th last season and spent £112m on players over the summer. I'm not sure why it fell apart so horribly.

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 12:20 (two years ago) Permalink

It didn't help that he was only brought in mid/late August, but yeah, it's been a spectacular downfall.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 12:23 (two years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

anyone gonna be watching this season? i've not paid much attention since i moved back to the UK but i wanna rectify that, seems like things could be heating up at long long last.

watching the Milan game against Cagliari now, the young lad Cutrone just gave Milan the lead converting from a nice Suso delivery - 2nd goal this season having scored one, assisted one and won a penalty in the 3-0 win over Crotone last week. had never heard of him before that. Kalinic and Andre Silva not getting a look in yet. Milan look very exciting this season, so much depth in the squad now. could this be the year?!

all the talk this summer has been about Milan but it's Inter who've put in the most eye-catching performance so far - they came back from 1-0 down to win 3-1 away at Roma last night - Icardi banging in 4 goals in the first 2 games. their transfer window obviously hasn't been eye-catching like Milan's but Borja Valero is a quality signing and Spalletti is a great managerial appointment. big advantage they have on the competition this time is there's no Europe for them again this season. i love Mauro Icardi.

loads of pundits tipping this to be Napoli's season but they haven't really done anything to speak of during the summer and they're currently makin a balls of it at home to Atalanta.

meanwhile Dybala is looking on it and keeps doing stuff like this (his hat-trick goal in a 4-2 win)

https://streamable.com/9esl7

Juve have once again been bringing in players by the bucketload (Bernadeschi, Douglas Costa, Matuidi, De Sciglio) and still have by far the best team and deepest squad in the division and will definitely win the league. unless they don't.

whatever, come one come all, can't say how long the feeling will last but it seems like Serie A might finally be getting slightly more competitive again

Windsor Davies, Sunday, 27 August 2017 19:33 (one year ago) Permalink

watched Inter's first game against Fiorentina the other day and was delighted to see Jordan Veretout and Carlos Sanchez looking something less than useful in the Fiorentina midfield. clearly wasn't just a personal thing against Villa :)

Windsor Davies, Sunday, 27 August 2017 19:36 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Giovanni Simeone and Federico Chiesa up front for Fiorentina tonight, reminding everyone who grew up watching their parents of our mortality.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 24 September 2017 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Benevento vs Milan is pretty interesting. It’s Gattuso’s first match as Milan manager, Benevento’s record before today was Played 14, Lost 14. Benevento have just equalised. Not sure they are going to hang on for their first point of the season but it’s going to be fun seeing how Gattuso reacts if they do.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 3 December 2017 12:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeeeesssssss they're gonna do it!! :D

Windsor Davies, Sunday, 3 December 2017 13:26 (one year ago) Permalink

The Benevento goalkeeper just scored a diving header to make it 2-2 in the 95th minute!

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 3 December 2017 13:27 (one year ago) Permalink

This is amazing

Windsor Davies, Sunday, 3 December 2017 13:27 (one year ago) Permalink

I’m so pleased for them.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 3 December 2017 13:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Lololololol what a start for Gattuso. His managerial record is really something, I don't even know how he's ended up here

Windsor Davies, Sunday, 3 December 2017 13:31 (one year ago) Permalink

This warms the heart

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 3 December 2017 16:05 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Fifteen minutes in to Inter - Juve, Inter were down to 10 men and a goal behind.

20 minutes to go and Inter are 2-1 up. Napoli might actually do this.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 28 April 2018 20:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

Damn them, 3-2 Juve. Two goals in two minutes,

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 28 April 2018 20:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Krzysztof Piatek’s now scored nine goals in seven games in the league (having scored four in one match in the cup), since signing for Genoa. It’s the best start any striker has ever made in Serie A.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 7 October 2018 10:52 (two months ago) Permalink


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