Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: AC Milan’s 21 Gun Salute

While AC Milan quietly won their first Scudetto in eight years, Udinese moved back into the Champions League, Lecce climbed out of danger, Sampdoria fell into it and Brescia left themselves nowhere to go but down.

WFC’s Weekend Catch – Choice Fixtures For 7-8 May, 2011

Fair enough. This weekend sees Manchester United face off against Chelsea with the Premier League title at stake, the KNVB Beker and Paulista Cups being contested and AC MIlan on the verge of wrapping up their first Scudetto in eight years. So, why is there a picture of David Beckham and Thierry Henry on the cover of this article? Come on, isn’t it obvious? Henry in a full beard is major news!

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: Inter’s Pazzini Stuns Cesena, Brescia Cling To Hope & Udinese Look Lost

The Serie A is unfortunately ahead of schedule in conducting its end of season business. The Scudetto is almost secure and the automatic Champions league places are locked down. Still there are two quartets, one battling for the remaining European places and the other to survive relegation. If this weekend’s array of last minute goals is any indication, none of the eight sides will rest easy until their task is done.

Ligue 1 Channel Surfing: Has Taiwo’s OM Swan Song Sealed An AC MIlan Deal?

OM full back Taye Taiwo spoiled his own party by joining Marseille fans in chanting derogatory songs regarding PSG after he scored the winning goal at the Stade de France in the first successful defence of the Coupe de la Ligue title in French history. With Marseille in prime position to retake the LIgue 1 lead and possibly defend their league championship, as well, the disciplinary fall-out may be critical and could hasten the Nigerian’s rumoured departure for AC Milan.

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: AC Milan Within Reach of Scudetto, Napoli Throwing It All Away

Milan seem to be the only club in Italy consistently winning. As such, they’re on the threshold of their first Scudetto since 2003. In the meantime, last week’s losers, Roma and Inter came out on top on Saturday while the winners from seven days past, Lazio and Udinese took it on the chin.

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: Pato Powers Milan, Leonardo Sours Inter & Bari Can’t Catch A Break

Suddenly, it doesn’t matter whether Leonardo’s Inter are good for two or three goals per game. They can’t keep the ball out of their own goal. Forget walking home after another loss, the ends of the Earth wouldn’t be far enough for Julio Cesar to purge himself of the memories of the drubbings he has been receiving lately.

WFC’s Weekend Catch: Choice Fixtures For 2-3 April, 2011

After a week of international fixtures, highlighted by Euro Qualifiers, it’s back to the club grind. Most of the top clubs across Europe can be thankful that the Fixture Gods have allowed them to ease back into their respective competitions. In Serie A, however, players will need to hit the ground running, with four key match-ups on deck, including the second leg of the Milan Derby, with 1st place on the line. As well, Barcelona, who limped into the international break, face a stern test against Villareal and young Seleção sensation Neymar has 2 key matches in the Paulista and Copa Libertadores, for Santos, on the heels of antagonising an entire nation by playing the race card after his brace against Scotland on the weekend.

Enjoy!

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: Napoli’s Cavani Braced, Milan’s Ibra Misplaced & The Azzurri School For Wayward Boys

Inexplicably, Napoli are right back in the hunt for the Scudetto, just three weeks after their no-show against Milan at the San Siro. Like a bad case of acid reflux, the Serie A title race just refuses to settle down. Meanwhile, Cesare Prandelli demands more from his young players than mere prowess out on the pitch. Daniele de Rossi and Mario Balotelli have been told their services won’t be required against Slovenia, in the wake of their foolish red cards in continental competition.

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