Who had the Best Offseason?

Discussion in 'Italy: Clubs' started by mritalian1210, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. mritalian1210

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    Milan- Gilardino, Jankulovski, Vieri, etc
    Juve- Viera, etc
    Inter- Figo, Solari, Samuel, Pizarro, etc

    Discuss!


  2. Sempre

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    Milan did well to get Gilardino and Janukolvski. But
    Vogel is going to fail badly in Serie A, and I have
    doubts about Vieri.

    They seem undisturbed by their aging defense though;
    I can't figure it out. The young player that I LOVE is
    called Marzorati and I imagine he'll be a regular in a
    few years time. Meantime that defense is creaking w/
    age.
  3. phillips10

    phillips10 New Member

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    to me the team that improved the most was inter....pizarro's a top creator in the middle and Samuel a big upgrade in the center of defense.
  4. SueB

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    Yes. Of course, they NEEDED to improve the most. ;)


  5. Hexenmeister

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    Bah, Milan/Inter/Juve had great teams last season and they'll have great teams this season, no big story there.

    I'm a little biased, but I think Fiorentina improved their quality quite a bit with Frey, Toni, Fiore, Brocchi, and Pancaro. They might not yet be at the level of the top 3 teams, but I think you'll see a dramatic improvement over last season.
  6. Sempre

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    And they got Prandelli--that's the biggest addition.
  7. garrinchanumero1

    garrinchanumero1 New Member

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    Lest we forget about Roma
    Taddei
    Kuffour
    Nonda
    Bovo

    possibly Brighi-Esposito-Miccoli-Marchegiani-Lima

    if Roma could get at least 2 or 3 of those players listed then they would prob have the most impressive off-season

    Other than that I think that Fiorentina had a great Off-season a long with Juve and Milan, Inter do the same garbage every year
  8. Duck Manson

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    fiorentina had a great off season? they lost miccoli, Marseca, Chiellini and obodo for basically nothing. they had alot to make up for before they got frey, toni and those guys. inter, milan and Juventus didnt lose anything. theres a huge difference there. my vote goes to inter. if the wall gets back his old form, they will be very hard to beat this season.
  9. RandyNA74

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    This article by Giorgio Tosatti of Corriere della Sera is right up this thread's alley. I don't always agree with everything he says, but he is recognized as one of the greatest analysts in Italian soccer.

    According to him, Milan had the best summer, followed by Inter, Juve, Fiorentina, and Sampdoria.
  10. Cassano

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    Giorgio Tosatti reminds me of Milton from the movie Office Space:

    Tosatti
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    Milton
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  11. RandyNA74

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    Uhm uhm uhm they they they took my stapler and.....
  12. SueB

    SueB New Member

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    I was just going to mention Sampdoria because they've added quite a bit of talent and depth while their biggest "loss" was Simone Inzaghi. Sampdoria is unique among the teams being discussed here, in that their roster is almost entirely Italian - Kutuzov and Edusei are the only foreigners.

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