Napoli out of Serie B? (1 Viewer)

Zlatan

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Jun 9, 2003
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Napoli out of Serie B?
Tuesday 27 July, 2004

Napoli and Ancona have been left out of Serie B after it was ruled in the court that they were financially unable to be enrolled in the new season.

“The Football Federation had to respect the decision of the courts,” insists the League’s Vice-President Antonio Matarrese. “So those teams that weren’t in line with the rules could not be entered into next season’s Championship.”

The two clubs will have to restart from Serie C1, but this is unlikely to be the end of the case after last year’s debacle surrounding Catania dragged on for the whole summer with the club eventually remaining in Serie B.

Other teams that have been excluded from the Championship include Como and Viterbese in Serie C1 and Varese, Palmese, L`Aquila, Brindisi, Isernia, Meda e Paternò in C2

Meanwhile, League chief Adriano Galliani (right) has insisted that this will not affect the start of Serie B on August 29. He also stated that Serie A would begin on September 12 with the fixtures being announced on August 12.
 

swag

L'autista
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Sep 23, 2003
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Looks like the Camorra have been skimming off Napoli as well as their match fixing scandal. :frown:

Bummer. Lega Calcio seems that much more interesting when a team like Napoli is at least a contender in Serie B (if not A).
 

The Arif

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Jan 31, 2004
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Napoli Excluded From Serie B
7/27/2004 6:44:00 PM

Napoli and Ancona have been left out of Serie B after they failed to prove that they were financially able to be enrolled in the new season.
"The Football Federation had to respect the decision of the courts," said the League’s Vice-President Antonio Matarrese. "So those teams that weren’t in line with the rules could not be entered into next season’s Championship."

As it stands, the two teams will have to restart in Serie C1, but the case is likely to drag on.


http://www.goal.com/NewsDetail.aspx?idNews=13418&progr=9
 

Len

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Feb 13, 2004
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FVCK! With Teams like Napoli and Fiorentina being excluded from the Serie A, there is less competition.....they are both great teams....and thats one of the reasons why Serie A average attendances are being pulled down.......Fiorentina will probably at least 30-35,000 a game, while the same goes with Napoli.....maybe even higher when they are playing well....:down:
Its a shame, really....
 

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