Why is Juve called "The old lady"? (1 Viewer)

Dhaliwich

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Aug 24, 2003
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Just something I have always been wondering about. I'm studying Latin in school, and as far as I know Juventus (In danish) means: The young or something like that. And that it was a title given to brave soldiers back when Julius Caesar was running things in Italy, and half of Europe. So how did they get this nick name? And do people call Them The old lady in other places, besides Denmark?

(Just tell me if this thread has allready been posted, and i'll delete it)
 

nina

Senior Member
Feb 18, 2001
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#4
You don't have to remove it ;)

I don't think it's uncool. The name is quite respectful IMO as old usually is associated with wisdom, experience ... all that Juve is/has.

BTW, welcome to the forum :)
 
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Dhaliwich

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Aug 24, 2003
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#5
Thanks.
I tried to join some forum at Juventus.com, but it never really worked, but the I came across this wonderfull site.

And maybe you're right about the name, it does have something special to it. it's just a bit ironic geving what Juventus really means.
 
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Dhaliwich

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Aug 24, 2003
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No, I guess when you come to think about it, the old lady does reprecent Juve the best. It reprecents wisdom and experience.

But if you look at a club like Arsenal, their nickname "The Gunners" does seem more logical.
 

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