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snakies2010-05-05 11:33:16 +0000 #1
in whats probably going to be the best serie A season in a long, long time we're going to be seing a fairly new Juventus than previous years. With a new manager and quite a few new players (and more to come) Juventus will be looking to mount a serious title challenge. I think we can challenge for a CL spot and maybe even title depending on how Rainieri does and how much the squad wants it. We will without a doubt be the most motivated squad and without CL football we have more time to concentrate on the league. All i know is that everyone should keep an eye on Juventus, we might surprise u. I wish everyone the best of luck and i hope we can be on top sooner rather than later. Forza Juve!
Zek2010-05-05 11:38:21 +0000 #2
finally there is someone in here!!! I am proposing to S modes and Omar to combine all Italian forums into one and keeping Inter forum separate, so people like won't feel lonely in empty Juve or Milan or Roma forums. Do not know what they think of the idea, but hope it will work.

so back to the topic I think CL shall be Juve's realistic objective, Ranieri fired early enough to bring Capello in then maybe confident CL place!
snakies2010-05-05 12:15:01 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Zek

finally there is someone in here!!! I am proposing to S modes and Omar to combine all Italian forums into one and keeping Inter forum separate, so people like won't feel lonely in empty Juve or Milan or Roma forums. Do not know what they think of the idea, but hope it will work.

so back to the topic I think CL shall be Juve's realistic objective, Ranieri fired early enough to bring Capello in then maybe confident CL place!

hehehe well i have to admit i never liked the idea of rainieri coaching but i would never, ever accept capello back as coach. he disrespected us the way he left. id rather we convince lippi to come back but that will have to wait till hes ready. as for rainieri, lets give him a chance cause we cant just dis him without the season even starting yet.
snakies2010-05-05 11:49:01 +0000 #4
Ranieri's great expectations

Thursday 5 July, 2007

Juventus boss Claudio Ranieri has stressed that he expects big things from his newly-promoted Bianconeri side in the coming season.

The excitement in Turin has been growing ever since the Old Lady secured their return ticket to Serie A, but it remains to be seen whether a summer spending spree will be enough to regain a place amongst the Scudetto contenders.

After miraculously delivering Parma from relegation last term, Ranieri is full of confidence and isn’t ready to accept anything less than the best.

“We have a burning desire for victory – it’s in our DNA,” he explained in Hurra Juventus magazine. “First we’ll demonstrate it domestically, and then in Europe.

“I can guarantee I will tell my players the one thing I have always said in my career – I don’t care who we’re playing, I just want to win.”

However, the ex-Fiorentina tactician was willing to admit that it may take a little time to turn Cadetti champions into top-flight heavyweights.

“The fans must understand that rebuilding a squad and returning it to its past glories will take some time,” he admitted.

Meanwhile, Czech winger Pavel Nedved’s future at the club lies in the balance, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

“There was a meeting, but it wasn’t satisfactory,” he stated. “We’ll meet again next week to try and resolve the situation.”

Mauro Camoranesi and his representative Sergio Fortunato are also set to discuss a contract extension before the end of the week.

Juventus return to training next Wednesday at the Dolomite resort of Pinzolo.
snakies2010-05-05 12:22:51 +0000 #5
Buffon: We can win it

Friday 6 July, 2007

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon has insisted that the Bianconeri cannot be discounted from the Scudetto race.

Since euphorically rejoining the elite, the Old Lady have been trying to build a squad that can compete with the top sides in Serie A.

Despite a generous transfer budget and a star-studded squad, Juve are widely expected to need a season of consolidation before they challenge for the title, but Buffon appears to disagree.

“We’re aiming for Champions League qualification, but we’re going to annoy everyone,” the ex-Parma custodian insisted.

“The summer Scudetto predictions are often wrong. We just need a central defender – I don’t mind whether it’s Gabriel Milito or Fabio Cannavaro .”

The 27-time Italian champions are listed as 5/1 third favourites to take the silverware by most bookmakers in the peninsula behind Inter and Milan.
snakies2010-05-05 13:39:07 +0000 #6
Moggi questions Collina

Friday 6 July, 2007

Ex-Juventus managing director Luciano Moggi has spoken out against former referee Pierluigi Collina by claiming he shouldn’t be the new referee designator.

Having been one of football’s most recognised and respected officials, Collina is currently working as a voluntary consultant for the Italian Football Referees Association.

According to widespread rumours, the Bologna-born financial advisor is almost certain to be handed the task of designating referees to matches next term.

The post of designator grabbed the nation’s attention during the Calciopoli scandal when it emerged that Moggi had been making telephone calls to Paolo Bergamo to request certain referees.

However, Moggi, who is the most recognisable face of Calciopoli, has cast a shadow over the 47-year-old’s credentials.

“I always said Collina was an excellent referee, but I really don’t think he should be the designator for the coming season because there were intercepted telephone calls between him and directors of certain clubs,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

The 70-year-old continued to criticise the state of calcio by insisting that the game had done nothing to purge itself of corruption since last summer’s events.

“Ex-FIGC President Guido Rossi said that without Moggi and Antonio Giraudo football would heal itself, but instead nothing has changed,” he insisted.

“There’s a strange idea of justice given that the same people are running the game as were 20 years ago.”
snakies2010-05-05 14:19:11 +0000 #7
Almiron eager to start

Friday 6 July, 2007

New signing Sergio Almiron is ready to start his adventure in Turin with Juventus. “I can face any problems.”

The former Empoli man joined La Vecchia Signora last month for a fee of around £6.5m and admits that he had been dreaming of the day he would play with the Bianconeri for a while.

“I am here to prove myself to everyone and I am ready to face any problems,” the midfielder told Hurra Juventus.

“This is a new starting point in my career – I have been waiting for this moment for some time,” added Almiron, who started his career in Argentina with Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina before moving to Udinese in 2001.

“I especially remember one episode associated to Juventus, when I scored against Gianluigi Buffon at the Stadio Delle Alpi in 2006.

“It is a moment that will remain in my memory forever, you don’t beat Buffon every day. At the end of the match I was pleased to hear that he feared my free-kicks,” concluded Almiron.

Portuguese international Tiago Mendes is also thrilled to be at Juventus after moving to the Stadio Olimpico in a £9m move from French champions Lyon.

“I don’t want to speak about myself, I prefer to be judged by others. I like to do simple things, helping my teammates to score,” said the holding midfielder.

“I know that this outfit has gone through a difficult time, now it has been renovated and is building a strong side with experienced players. I am sure we can do great things,” concluded Tiago.

In the meantime, Juve have allegedly given up on signing defender Gabriel Milito, as Real Zaragoza have accepted a £12m offer from fellow Spaniards Barcelona.

However, the Bianconeri are still tracking Portuguese duo Jorge Andrade of Deportivo La Coruna and Stuttgart’s Fernando Meira as they search for a new central defender.
snakies2010-05-05 12:03:23 +0000 #8
Juve chief: Let’s beat Inter Sunday 8 July, 2007

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Juventus chief Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has today intensified the rivalry between the Turin giants and Inter. “We must beat them next season,” he urged.

The two clubs have never been the best of friends and relations soured further last summer when the Nerazzurri were the big winners in the aftermath of Calciopoli.

Not only were the Bianconeri demoted to Serie B, but they saw their 2005-06 title taken off them and handed to Inter – a victory the Milan outfit labelled as the ‘Scudetto of Honesty’.

“It would really be important for us to beat them next season,” Cobolli Gigli told the Tuttosport newspaper.

“We’ll have the chance to face them in a few summer friendly tournaments, before the two League meetings next season. They are the ones we are waiting for.

“Inter owner Massimo Moratti? I have no problem at all in talking to him, but the day of the game will be a moment of great passion. It would be best if we stayed away from each other.”

As part of the match-fixing consequences, Juve’s finances also forced them to sell Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Patrick Vieira to their great rivals.

“It hasn’t happened this year and it won’t do,” added Cobolli Gigli. “We won’t do any business on the market with Inter until we win another Scudetto…”

We’ll have to wait and see if that is true given that Juventus are known to be keen on signing Inter stopper Nicolas Burdisso.

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