Saturday, August 25, 2007

Serie A Is Back (With A Bang)

At last the most awaited football league (at least for me) is ready to kick off. After the English Premier League started two weeks ago now welcome Italy's Serie A. This season promises to be a new beginning for Italian football. A year ago football scandal in Italy cost Juventus their position in the top flight, they had to go down to Serie B. But the Italian proved that they were still the best league in the world by winning the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Inter then won the scudetto, but not without many critics saying that they had been helped by the missing Juventus and Milan's point deduction. Juventus are back and Milan will start the season level on points with Inter and that promised us a really interesting season. Juventus have bought many new players such as Vincenzo Iaquinta, Tiago, Sergio Almiron, Jorge Andrade and Grygera while still holding on to their best players like Trezeguet, Del Piero and Nedved. Inter also made a few good signings with the likes of Cristian Chivu and David Suazo. If Juventus and Inter are very active in the transfer market, the same does not apply to Milan. They have only made one investment in the young Alexandre Pato. Latest news said that Milan have transferred midfielder Emerson from Real Madrid. This would make Milan like "little" Brazilian international team. Last but not least there is Roma. Many people said that they have done the best transfer in serie A. They have bought Ludovic Giuly, Brighi, Esposito and Juan. They hope to be able to compete with the usual championship contenders. After the lost of the Premier League - the local television in Indonesia has lost the rights to a cable tv - we can now be relief that at least we can still see the league from where the world champions is. Benvenutto Serie A! Forza Milan!

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