Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: Napoli Rise, Bari Sink, Palermo Not Quite In The Pink

The Good During the World Cup, Edinson Cavani was very much the third option in the Uruguayan attack.  He made some blazing runs from the right flank but the real dangers were Diego Forlan in the middle and Luis Suarez on the far side (and in goal).  All in all, his play was largely positive … Read more

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: AC Milan Get Tough, Sampdoria Sell Silverware, Brescia Coaching Confusion

The Good What a difference a year makes. Last season, AC Milan, with Leonardo at the helm, was chasing Mourinho’s Inter and Ranieri’s Roma, the combined flair of Ronaldhino, Pato, Clarence Seedorf, Klass-Jan Huntelaar, Andrea Pirlo, Pippo Inzaghi and David Beckham of insufficient substance to contend for the Scudetto.  Now, after an autumn in the … Read more

Spaghetti Western Theatre: Udinese Pour In The Goals, Chievo Suffer A Drought & Lazio Drowning In Misery

The Good For the past two weeks, Udinese and Internazionale have alternated the starring role in SWT, filling opponents full of lead (well, leather actually) like a pair of wild west gunslingers, but the top spot in this column simply wasn’t big enough for the both of them.  So, the  pair met on Sunday at … Read more

Spaghetti Western Theatre: Inter Rolling, Genoa Stalling and Roma Splintering

The Good Last week, I nominated Udinese ahead of Inter Milan for mention in this section of SWT.  The Little Zebras continued their gallop up the table on Sunday, with a strong 4-2 victory at the Luigi Ferraris against Genoa.  Still, one good turn deserves another; now the Bianconeri will have to step aside for … Read more

Spaghetti Western Theatre, Udinese Throw Down With Milan, Lazio Lose Altitude, Juventus Crash

The Good Two thirds of this week’s Spaghetti Western Theatre will be brought to you in black and white. if you were anticipating the good third to be filled by Juventus, you’ll just have to wait until we get further down.  Much further down. No, even though the 2011 version of Inter, featuring Leonardo at … Read more

Spaghetti Western Theatre: Rafa Benitez’ Inter Dream Shot Down, AC Milan Court Cassano & Bari Court Disaster

The Good It’s finally official.  Inter have announced the sacking of Rafa Benitez.  While I am on the record as a critic of the Spaniard, labeling his sacking a good thing is by no means meant to be vindictive.  Rafa Benitez is an accomplished manager.  He won two domestic titles at Valencia, who happen to … Read more

Spaghetti Western Theatre, Round 15: Starring Hernan Crespo, Rafa Benitez and AS Bari

The Good After a very slow start to his return engagement with Parma, Hernan Crespo has come alive.  The 35 year-old Argentine has scored the last five goals for his club, including a brace this weekend over red-hot Udinese.  In that 2-1 victory, the veteran overshadowed the Little Zebras captain, Antonio Di Natale, who had … Read more

Spaghetti Western Theatre: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly In Serie A, Round 13

The Completion of Round 13 signifies that Serie A has officially (by my authority, anyway) completed the first third of the 2010-11 campaign.  Everything has a beginning, a middle and an end but for this year, there is an end to the beginning.  Don’t worry too much, though, as there is quite a way to … Read more

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