Juve 1 – 1 AC Milan

19 September 2021

Big test for the side, who should have regained some confidence and perhaps even a semblance of cohesion after the solid 0-3 victory away to Malmo midweek…. We proved for 45 minutes we could maintain a hard pressing, high octane, even exciting brand of football, for we were in close to full control. Affording the […]

Malmo 0-3 Juve Player ratings

15 September 2021

Tek – Thankfully wasn’t tested with any clear cut chances due to a very well organised rearguard. Positive to see him punching cleanly, and also coming out sharply to block an angle. A fresh start, I hope. 6 Bonucci – Imperious and unruffled throughout. 7 De Ligt – Solid performance and rarely in any danger. […]

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Malmo v Juventus (champions league)

14 September 2021

Preview We welcome back all the south american contingent to the squad – other than Arthur – and no doubt also to the first XI, as we head to Sweden to open our CL campaign against Malmo. The season has been appalling thus far. 1 point from 3 games. Glaring individual errors from our Pole […]

Napoli 2-1 Juventus

12 September 2021

Despite the one way traffic of the opening 20-25 minutes – with 6 corners conceded in just 11 minutes – I felt that we looked quite solid. That Max had got the shape right and selection far from as bizarre as our last outing. And Napoli were growing bothered, after conceding the early goal which […]

Napoli v Juve preview

Napoli v Juventus match preview

10 September 2021

We certainly are not in the best of shape. Or in any discernible shape whatsoever. Given the first two games have seen regretful results, huge chopping and changing, experimentation, some sparks of life, hugely costly individual errors then Max going full Pirlo aka full retard. The Ronaldo shitstorm refuses to be vanquished, with Cherubini making […]

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The return of the prodigal son…

7 September 2021

Whilst the mercato window closed shut with no last minute addition to the troublesome midfield area, or any serious challenge to the long jaded Sandro, this summer we did make one major signing other than the protracted Locatelli deal. As a former juventino was returned to the fold… Moise Kean was by far the most […]

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 […]

Juve 0-1 Empoli

29 August 2021

10-15 minutes of high pressing, positive football gave way to a deafening reminder of the mess we have been in for many months, perhaps a few years. Last weekend we played better, quite well for the first half, and were undone by Tek’s calamitous individual errors. This time around we were set up to fail […]

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Juventus v Empoli Match preview

28 August 2021

The latest and final instalment of Ronaldo FC has come and gone. We now can once more become Juventus FC, starting with a home tie against Empoli. ZJ writer, Dave Dwicarta, offered this solid piece to begin moving on into the brave new world… Max assuredly would have spoken with Agnelli of his plans during […]

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 […]