CAMPIONI D'ITALIA 2017/18 - #36! (1 Viewer)


Mark

The Informer
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Dec 19, 2003
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VARriale on Twitter shitting on Chiellini and the number of scudetti we have. LOL
and Juventini pay that fucker since he works for RAI.
 

Chiello3

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Nov 26, 2017
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napoli is out of fireworks :V
 

Powis

#WeAreATeam #HungrierThanEver
Dec 9, 2009
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It's a bit sad some people don't appreciate what our club has accomplished so far. I suppose most of them weren't with us during Calciopoli. Every title against these losers means so much to me.

Congrats to everyone ladies and gents. Juve till the end.
 

Chiello3

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Nov 26, 2017
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But they still have some tattoos left... ::lol3::

thats all they can celebrate
they suck so much they celebrate winning a game which brings them 3 points
we celebrate tittle wins, they celebrate 3 points thats the difference between us and them
and also that some dumb napoli player responding to giorgio makes 0 sense .
 

Amer

Senior Member
Feb 13, 2005
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It's a bit sad some people don't appreciate what our club has accomplished so far. I suppose most of them weren't with us during Calciopoli. Every title against these losers means so much to me.

Congrats to everyone ladies and gents. Juve till the end.
This.

20-30 years from now, people will look back at this period and ask: how the fuck did they won so many Scudetti and 4 doubles in a row?
 

Bianconero_Aus

Beppe Marotta Is My God
May 26, 2009
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Who can stop Juventus?

After a seventh straight title and fourth domestic double, Emmet Gates wonders when and if the Juventus dominance of calcio will end.

Moments after Nicola Kalinic unintentionally glanced a header past Gigio Donnarumma to give Juventus a four-goal lead in the Coppa Italia Final, a shot of Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso flashed across the television screen.

He was standing on the touchline, hands on hips, looking utterly crestfallen. It’s impossible to know what was going through his mind, but to hazard a guess, it must’ve been something along the lines of “How can anyone topple this?”

It’s a sentiment that’s echoed by millions of fans around the Peninsula and further afield. How can anyone stop this all-conquering machine that The Old Lady has morphed into over the last seven years? With four Coppa Italias, seven league titles in a row, four consecutive domestic doubles, and financial muscle that leaves all would-be challengers eating dust. If Juve were a superhero, they’d be Thanos from the latest Avengers movie.

It’s a dynasty never before witnessed in Italian football, in statistical terms surpassing everything that’s come before them: the mythical Il Grande Torino, Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan, Maradona’s Napoli, the Inter of Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho, and even the Juve sides of Giovanni Trapattoni and Marcello Lippi all pale in comparison. The longevity of their dominance is staggering.

What has been lost by many, or willfully ignored - be they fans of rival teams or onlookers who merely see Juve racking up titles like they’re going out of fashion - in the narrative of this Juve-dominated landscape is that their success isn’t fuelled by Qatari or Emirati petrodollars, or by a Russian oligarch or an American conglomerate.

Their success can be put down to shrewd, strategic planning, forward thinking and perhaps most crucially, all boats rowing in the same direction. They’re the antithesis to the way PSG rode roughshod over Ligue 1. Juve have earned this supremacy.

What has set Juve apart from everyone else in Serie A has been the sheer level of organisation within the structure of the club. To be a little more specific, the proficiency at the top of the sporting hierarchy, from club President Andrea Agnelli down to general manager Beppe Marotta to sporting director Fabio Paratici, they all sing from the same hymn sheet.

It might sound absurdly simple and rather logical, but the trio all work together, along with first Antonio Conte and later Max Allegri, to work out a financial budget and identify transfer targets at the end of the season for the following campaign. Hardly rocket science.

Maurizio Sarri constantly bemoaned the strength in depth of the Juve squad throughout the season. Whilst it’s true Juve are now in a position to spend €90m on two wingers, it must be remembered this wasn’t always the case.

Cast your mind back to the summer of 2011. Milan had just won the Serie A title and Juve had finished seventh for the second consecutive season, and revenues were down to €150m. Club owners Fiat issued Juve a €100m loan to reboot the franchise, so to speak, in a bid to regain their position in the upper echelons of the league. Their most expensive signing was Mirko Vucinic for €15m, but their most important was Andrea Pirlo, who cost nothing.

Milan spent twice that amount last summer, and failed miserably at even cracking the top four, let alone challenge for the league. They signed Leo Bonucci from Juve for €42m, a figure the Bianconeri wouldn’t reach until signing Paulo Dybala in the summer of 2015, after four consecutive titles.

Inter spent just shy of €90m on Stevan Jovetic, Joao Mario and Gabigol less than two years ago, and none of them currently reside in Milan. Money is not the issue, being intelligent with its usage is.

Surveying the decimated Italian football scene, who’s in a position to dethrone The Old Lady? It makes for a depressing sight. Roma and Napoli in recent times have tried and failed – the latter admirably so – ultimately flying too close to the sun before getting burned. The two Milanese giants stagger from one disastrous season to the next, each taking turns in outdoing each other on the embarrassment scale. The city of Milan hasn’t seen Champions League football for the better part of five years, and both look aeons away from a serious title tilt.

What we are left with is one club that’s pulling further and further away financially, which in turn consigns everyone else to also-rans. Calcio’s best hope is for Roma and Napoli to build on, rather than dismantle, all of the good work that was achieved this season. Yet Roma still may not be out of the entangled web of FFP, and you get the sense that the Sarri era at the San Paolo is reaching the endgame, with players also leaving in tow.

One would be very brave to bet against the Bianconeri winning a fifth domestic double next season on A1 Betting Sites. With rumours swirling around Turin of a mini purge of the squad in order to keep Allegri on the Juve bench, they could well be stronger than ever in 2018-19.

There’s always the relegation battle to look forward to.
@Emmet a former Tuz poster. The dude is doing well for himself these days, see his name everywhere on social media writing good footy articles.
 

Bianconero81

Ageing Veteran
Jan 26, 2009
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This was tough, and it's a great accomplishment, an incredible feat. 4 consecutive doubles!!!

Now, let's focus on the CL next season :baus: :tup:

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This was tough, and it's a great accomplishment, an incredible feat. 4 consecutive doubles!!!

Now, let's focus on the CL next season :baus: :tup:
 

Gep

The Guv'nor
Jun 12, 2005
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This was tough, and it's a great accomplishment, an incredible feat. 4 consecutive doubles!!!

Now, let's focus on the CL next season :baus: :tup:

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This was tough, and it's a great accomplishment, an incredible feat. 4 consecutive doubles!!!

Now, let's focus on the CL next season :baus: :tup:
You’re right it was tough. But we should let that be a little reminder that we are not light years better than the chasing pack as from previous years. It could have easily gone the other way. We need to strengthen properly this summer and stop buying bench players.
 

Bianconero81

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Jan 26, 2009
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You’re right it was tough. But we should let that be a little reminder that we are not light years better than the chasing pack as from previous years. It could have easily gone the other way. We need to strengthen properly this summer and stop buying bench players.
:beppe: That depends on how ambitious we really are. If merely getting to the QF in the CL every year is our target, then we're never gonna win the big one. Maintaining our core, keeping our star players, and selling some of the trash we have will aid us in our quest to become European Champions. Keeping our most marketable assets and winning in Europe can only boost commercial revenue streams and increase the value of our brand.
 

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