Paratici, Cherubini and Agnelli

The Paratici Legacy

14 October 2021

We sit in 7th after a haphazard start to the campaign which many of us felt so positive towards before the first game of the season. For Paratici had gone! Pirlo had gone! And yet then Ronaldo left in the final flurry, which most of us tried to look past, clung onto the hope that […]

We have been here too many times…

1 September 2021

(NB – This was submitted prior to the start of the season, yet still holds value!) We have been here too many times lately, it’s been season after season since Max Allegris departure, too many seasons where we were ecstatic at our new manager and couldn’t wait for the season to start! only to end […]

The Cristiano Aftermath

27 August 2021

As soon as Massimiliano Allegri finished his presser, things were much clearer. Three years after he signed for Juventus, on 10 July 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo had told him he did not intend to play for our beloved club anymore. It looked like his agent, Jorge Mendes, had managed to get Manchester City United to sign […]

The countdown begins…

17 August 2021

By now most have become settled, reluctantly or not, with the incredibly quiet mercato. Whilst there have been some comings and goings, all have been low key with many of those we hoped could be moved on, still stuck at the club, taking up space in the wage bill and roster. The only (probably) major […]

Monday muttering on Juve…

9 August 2021

Many of us have our own versions of support for a club, of bond to the managers, colours, history, successes, failures, greatest and worst players. It differs from fan to fan, and hugely so between generations. On the whole, these subjective proclivities intersect on core grounds, of how the team are faring. We win, and […]

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Return of the King and the reluctant number 2

23 July 2021

It came as only vague surprise to find the latest former player to visit Continassa linked with a job at the club. And now it appears employed by the club. With Simone Padoin rejoining the ranks as part of Max’s coaching staff. Whilst there is some sentimental value attached, given the player spent 4 years […]

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Arthur gunned down…replacement needed???

21 July 2021

Rumours abound of our brazillian midfielder Arthur, many of them ugly, and to my mind, unwarranted. Whether we were expecting him to return somehow transformed into a world class component of our new Max era or simply hoped he might find his rhythm…we now have to accept that due to the recent surgery, the player […]

Squad matters

13 July 2021

No doubt like many with some italian blood flowing through their veins you are recovering from the carnival of tension, hope, fear and ultimate glory from this morning…the wake-up alarm at 443am was met with eyelids hard to unglue and after that first half they really did not want to open any further. Replacing the […]

EUROS – OPEN THREAD

18 June 2021

Already began the coverage of Italy HERE, but no time to get into individual reports of all the games as they are coming thick and fast. So…seems for the best to have an open thread and add to it ideally a few words daily, but with work and oscar and the awful timings, I will […]

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Max and more JUVE mutterings…

4 June 2021

I was too long delayed in finishing my own piece on the return of Max Allegri, which began and had paused just as the waves of confirmation began washing over my shoreline. Some of the response still holds some relevance, which guides me to include some snippets below in the hope that the absence of […]