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There was no sign of a big yellow taxi, but Italian clubs have come to realise that you really don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. With high-placed finishes meaning even more now for Italy’s ambitious clubs, champions AC Milan will have to contend with a resurgent chasing pack if they have designs on retaining their title. Traditional challengers Internazionale and Juventus have bolstered their squads, as have southern giants Napoli and the born-again AS Roma. In a championship stacked with both emerging and established stars of the game, Serie A is set for a memorable 2011/2012 season.


AC Milan

These are dark times for the Rossoneri, there is no denying. The sales of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the departure of the 'Old Guard', and the fact that no recovery plan existed have all set up what could be a catastrophic season. No squad in recent memory has been so devoid of real talents, game-changers, and leadership. The objective is finishing in one of the top 3 positions, which will be no easy task given the competition. Allegri's position is in danger as he waits for his players to step up and fill the shoes of the departed.

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Season 2012-2013 promises to be a defining season for the Nerrazzurri as they shake off the cobwebs of the past few seasons plagued by poor managerial appointments and an ageing squad. With new acquisitions such as Cassano, Palacio and Guarin adding to the experience of the 2010 treble-winning players, the ambitious and talented Andrea Stramacioni has a squad armed to directly challenge Juventus for the title of Italy's best again. Visit the sub-forum and feel welcome to contribute or even just have a read on the latest Internazionale-related news!

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Having returned to the summit of Italian football by ending the 2011-12 Serie A campaign as the undefeated league champions, Antonio Conte's Juventus look to re-establish themselves as a European superpower. New signings Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla hope to strengthen the already formidable midfield trio of Pirlo, Vidal, and Marchisio while the return of Sebastian Giovinco promises to bolster Juve's misfiring foward line. But will the Calcioscommesse trial derail the Bianconeri's season before it has begun? Discuss all things relating to the Old Lady of Turin here.

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Gli Azzurri

Cesare Prandelli is a man. He’s also the coach of four-time world champions Italy, and the face of a bold new direction in Italian football. Join in the encapsulating journey to EURO2012 and pick at the pieces of the peninsula’s second Renaissance.

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