The end of an Era – it seems as if the face of the world’s oldest league (by average age not by establishment!) is gone with the departure of legendary regista Andrea Pirlo to the MLS, but we are not only given hope by Juventus’ impressive UCL campaign last year which was unabashedly thumped by well oiled Catalan machine, or by the influx of foreign talent due to a certain Indonesian business magnate, but rather a general restructuring by many clubs, and this season looks filled with uncertainty.
As a revamped and rejuvenated Bianconeri look to seal their fifth consecutive Serie A this term, the departure of three talismen brings great concern, but also much suspense tightly coupled with expectancy. Rewarded with a one-year contract extension that will keep him tied to the Old Lady until 2017, Max Allegri will be expected to repeat last years endeavors with added flair and finesse. Scott Ornkey delves deeper into Juventus’ prospects here
After another year of continued yet understandable frustration, the Giallorossi at least cannot be knocked for consistency following a consecutive second place finish but this year they will look to capitalize on a reshuffled Juventus with new signings Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah. Joe Ginto takes a look at how the Romans have improved in key areas here
Rebuilding from the Ruins
In many ways, the Rossoneri can be likened to that of it’s owner, a world of sleaze that brought upon itself a plight from greatness. After an embarrassing 10th place finish in last year’s campaign, one can only be optimistic that head coach Mihajlovic will bring much needed stability to a club which seems to be off the rails. After what many would agree was a rather smart transfer window, David Lee Wheatley takes at look at what we can expect from ‘The Devils’ this season here.
Following the high profile sacking of Napoli sweetheart Walter Mazzarri after a series of disappointing results, Nerazzurri fans were adamant that this was the end of any form of mediocrity following another disappointing end to the season. It seems the staff where on board, having quickly rectified a number of areas that so visibly needed addressing from the last campaign. With a barrage of new signings flowing in, Marco Credentino analyzes the realistic prospects of a Champions league finish here.