Ferrari: Sampdoria v. Empoli, 1/21/2007

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by ElRoss425, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. ElRoss425

    ElRoss425 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sampdoria loses 2 - 0. Three players make it off the bench for Sampdoria and Ferrari wasn't one of them.
     
  2. WC2010Champs!

    WC2010Champs! New Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    was he on the bench? if so wasnt that the first time for him on the bench?
     
  3. thespian89

    thespian89 Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Soccernet lists him as on the bench. Yeah, I'm pretty sure this was his first time. He's getting a chance right away. This kid sounds promising.
     
  4. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gab's goal was to make the bench and get some first team minutes by the end of the year. It might say something about his talent and/or promise if he made the bench the first game he was actually eligible. I'm impressed. I don't know much about the kid but it does strike me that he might be making big strides early on for Sampdoria. We need to keep an eye on him the second half of the season. Sampdoria, while in 8th or 9th aren't too far off from a European spot, so it's not like he's breaking into a terrible, relegation bound team.
     
  5. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
  6. ugaaccountant

    ugaaccountant New Member

    Oct 26, 2003
    WTF! How did this happen, the guy was scouted and found to not even be the best kid on his high school team. Then he goes over and signs a youth deal (not even a reserves deal) from the threads i've seen here and he dresses for the first team in his first game?

    Any chance this was just a goodwill move and he doesn't dress again anytime soon?
     
  7. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    their are no reserve leagues in Italy
     
  8. ugaaccountant

    ugaaccountant New Member

    Oct 26, 2003
    Thanks, that would explain alot.
     
  9. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    that is simply amazing that he flies over, practices a few times, and gets on the bench of his first game. something's going on here. are they having an injury crisis at Sampdoria? whatever, that speaks loudly as to the opportunities he's about to have there.
     
  10. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    There are Primavera (youth) teams.
     
  11. allycks

    allycks New Member

    Feb 14, 2002
    Parma, Italy
    Good question. Samp has four proven strikers who are all relatively healthy at the moment. Bonazzoli has been on the edge of the national team. Quagliarella is a young talent who's been spectacular this season. Flachi and Bazzani are slightly past their prime but still goal-scorers. All four of them, Bonazzoli and Bazzani in particular, have had problems with the injury bug. So Ferrari should just bide his time, sooner or later he'll get some minutes.
     
  12. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Its would be great to have Rossi, but thinking optimistically, Ferrari has almost 3 years to reach his current level! :) (Ferrari 18, Rossi 21)
     
  13. CalcioROSA007

    CalcioROSA007 New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    MILANO
    ferrari will be better than rossi in 3 years...he's a promising player i saw him in a sampadoria primavera training session a few months ago. I also spoke to a few journalist and they said many good things about this kid. aswell as a younger player from america 16 yr old Bernardo, Vincenzo. He is playing with S.S.C. CALCIO NAPOLI. keep your ears open about these two american players playing in Italy.
     
  14. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Quagliarella is currently hot property and could very well be gone by the time the transfer window closes.

    It may be the case that Samp is bringing Ferrari along so quickly because they are looking for him to fill Quagliarella's role after he leaves.

    It's just a theory, but still....
     
  15. allycks

    allycks New Member

    Feb 14, 2002
    Parma, Italy
    A friend of mine who follows Samp told me that Bazzani has been absolutely awful this season, he's 'cotto'-- 'cooked.' Yet another reason why they might be bringing Ferrari along so quickly.
     
  16. Wahoo

    Wahoo New Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Seattle, USA
    ummmmmmm - he's got less time than that.
    Rossi won't be 20 until next month. Born Feb, 1, 1987.
     
  17. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    wmass
    damn that ferrari made it to the bench fast.:cool:
     
  18. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    i'm really scratching my head about this.

    these players weren't even on the radar as top players on our national youth teams over here. are we missing something in the translation? is this real or are these euro teams or the players' agents pulling the wool over our eyes?
     
  19. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Oe the Euro scouts are looking at different things besides "work rate".
     
  20. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are you comparing Euro scouts to American scouts (if there is such an official title- as a fully developed concept- here in America) or to American coaches (ala Rongen, Ellinger back with he u-17, etc...)

    Because at times, it'd seem our coaches are the highest profile scouts we have....and considering their tendency to go for "work rate" at youth level, that's kind of sad....
     
  21. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sampdoria have a Coppa Italia match tomorrow (1/24) against Inter. Maybe he plays then. I am interested to see
     
  22. Thu~Mo^n

    Thu~Mo^n New Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Wow, I hope GolTv has replay of the game in the afternoon.
     
  23. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Also, Sampdoria for the past two seasons always had a youngster on the bench, striker Salvatore Foti, who was 18 when he made his debut with Sampdoria last season and got some good minutes as a sub. Last week he left to go to a Serie B side (Vicenza) on loan where he's playing regularly. So Ferrari probably took his spot on the bench. So the point is Samp is not afraid to use youngsters.

    Also, to answer the question about reserve leagues in Italy, the U-20's Youth League, called Primavera, serves as the reserve league in Italy. If a first team player gets injured and is trying to regain his form, he is usually sent to the youth team and plays some matches there.
     
  24. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I don't know about this one, it's the semi-final and Sampdoria really want to get to the final and need a good performance in the first leg.

    He'll most likely see minutes in a Serie A fixture where Sampdoria is winning comfortably and he's put in for the last minutes.
     
  25. gabola71

    gabola71 Member

    May 31, 2001
    Texas
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Just wanted to say thank you to all the those with info about Sampdoria. It will be interesting to follow Ferrari's rise in Italy.
     

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