Category Archive: Player Profiles

The Fuss About Ogbonna

The season is done, the sun is sweltering, and the Confederations Cup is, well, the Confederations Cup. Indeed that means that despite the fact that the transfer market still technically does not open until next week, transfers are on the front of any self-respecting soccer fan’s mind. A slew of preliminary moves conducted all around …

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Juventus PAGELLE: 2012-2013 Full Roster Players and Management Ratings

With the 2012-2013 Juventus season at an end Juventus stand alone at the top of Serie A, having successfully defended a consecutive title and crowned Champions of Italy for the 31st time. While victorious in the domestic league this latest campaign was not without its set-backs, including stumbles at the knock-out stages of both the …

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Juventus PAGELLE: 2012-2013 Ratings – Managers

With the 2012-2013 Juventus season at an end Juventus stand alone at the top of Serie A, having successfully defended a consecutive title and crowned Champions of Italy for the 31st time. While victorious in the domestic league this latest campaign was not without its set-backs, including stumbles at the knock-out stages of both the …

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Juventus First Team Loan & Co-Ownership Review 2012-13

Continuing our comprehensive look back at the event of the 2012-13 season, we bring you a look back at those players who were away on loan or co-ownership this past season but are still owned by the Bianconeri. With the co-ownership deadline set for June 20, many of these names may feature regularly in the …

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Luca Marrone: The Future Of Juventus?

It seems that wherever you look, someone knows better. After two years in which he has seen very little action, the Internet is filled with column after column of people offering opinion on what is best for Luca Marrone. They look back over his two seasons under Antonio Conte at Juventus, and declare that in …

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Tevez to Juventus? Carlitos’ Way

This post was guest-blogged by Matt Statto. Follow him on Twitter (@ilstatto) The transfer window is yet to open, but the rumours are well and truly into overdrive. Juventus’ hot pursuit of a brand-new ‘top’ striker has been at the forefront of the sports pages, both in Italy and abroad. With every day that passes, …

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Crossfire Debate: Ibrahimovic to Juventus

A funny thing happened on Twitter today. John and Aaron agreed on something, and Adam vociferously voiced his opposition to it. Wait, that’s not incredibly atypical, is it? The Ibra stories aren’t going away. Marotta is publicly telling him to drop his salary expectations. Could be done with a bonus-structure. — Aaron Giambattista (@agiamba) April …

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A Tale of Two Transfers: Asamoah & Isla’s Separate Paths since leaving Udinese

Few could’ve ever believed that Antonio Conte’s debut season at his beloved Juventus would result in an unbeaten Scudetto. It wasn’t the stuff of dreams- it was pure fantasy, only two sides in calcio history had ever done it, and certainly not in the tumultuous chaos in which Conte arrived. There will always be a …

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The New Paul Pogba

It was around this time a year ago when the buzz first began; Juventus had set their sights on an interesting young addition for the summer. At the time, Paul Pogba was a Manchester United youth player who had just begun to receive call-ups to the first team. Reports suggested the reason for Pogba’s sudden …

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Now You See It: Analysing How Leonardo Bonucci Silenced The Doubters

€15million sounded a lot. When Juventus announced the signing of Leonardo Bonucci from Genoa in the summer of 2009 it looked like they had, despite the arrival of a new and supposedly more astute management team, once again overspent on a player. His early showings in the Bianconeri shirt did little to appease those fears …

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The Sad Disappearance of Martin Caceres

In recent years at Juventus, there have always been players who can contribute to the cause who are in-and-out of the team for various reasons. Mohamed Sissoko is a clear example – Gigi Delneri famously labeled him a “mysterious object” because he was absent from the team so much due to injuries and, well, family …

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Juventus: Always Home To The Number One Number Ones

Pass any park, field or playground in the days surrounding footballs biggest occasions, be it a World Cup, Champions League or FA Cup Final or even the opening match of a new season and you will more than likely find a group of children playing the game we all love. More than just playing, they …

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Marchisio & Vidal: Juventus’ Twin-Turbo Engine

This post was guest-blogged by Bassel Barakat. Follow him on Twitter (@the_juventino) Juventus were absent from European competition in 2011-12 following a second consecutive 7th place finish in the table. Former Bianconeri player and current Siena coach Antonio Conte was brought on board to replace the deposed lead man, Luigi Del Neri. In his first …

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Sempre Nel Cuore: Why ALE & RICKY Must Never Be Forgotten

If you have followed Juventus for some time you might have heard the names ALE and RICKY mentioned and indeed may have seen players and fans laying tributes to them before games. It will be happening again this week as their tragic anniversary is once again upon us. Perhaps the reasons for this have passed …

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