Italian Football

Discussion in 'Football & Other Sports' started by Gazolba, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. CJ_covblaze

    CJ_covblaze Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2013
    Messages:
    3,337
    Likes Received:
    943
    Location:
    Coventry
    Been there 3 times and each one I haven't felt safe. It's due to the cowardly acts of fans from another football club.
     
  2. Sick Boy

    Sick Boy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,364
    Likes Received:
    3,639
    Location:
    Brighton & Hove
    Ahh okay, if you go away from the football you'll have a much better experience.
     
  3. Sick Boy

    Sick Boy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,364
    Likes Received:
    3,639
    Location:
    Brighton & Hove
    That's not far at all from where my girlfriend is from, she is from the mountains to the north of there!

    The centre of Padova is very nice!
     
    Terry Gibson's perm likes this.
  4. Terry Gibson's perm

    Terry Gibson's perm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    8,327
    Likes Received:
    2,401
    Location:
    Nuneaton
    We were only in Padova on business for a day so most of the time was spent in a factory in an industrial area and a brief meal out
     
  5. Ranjit Bhurpa

    Ranjit Bhurpa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    734
    Location:
    Crewe
     
  6. Sick Boy

    Sick Boy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,364
    Likes Received:
    3,639
    Location:
    Brighton & Hove
    Haha there are a lot of transexuals in Italy. I had a similar experience to you too haha.
     
  7. Ranjit Bhurpa

    Ranjit Bhurpa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    734
    Location:
    Crewe
    It was the first and last one I encountered....as far as I know!
    Local colleagues reckoned there was some connection with the Romanian travellers who lived in the man made shacks on the banks of the Po.
     
  8. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    18,929
    Likes Received:
    5,657
    roma go through as group winners over english champions......

    really does feel like serie a is back now.

    roma juve through, napoli with a big chance and if not europa, lazio and ac milan through in europa too

    league is very competitive and with inter ac having big money it gices italy 5 big teams now, i have a feeling they are in for a boom like the premier league has currently.
     
  9. Travs

    Travs Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2013
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    149
    I'd like to think so, but you know Italy is always only one small step away from chaos! Probably AC Milan going to be a casualty of overspending and unscrupulous owners...

    Good to see some teams looking like they might step up and increase the competition. Fiorentina always look decent but can't quite make the jump. Sampdoria look decent this year. Bologna play great football but have the traditional "soft underbelly".... And for me, good to see Parma competing for a return to Serie A.
     
  10. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    18,929
    Likes Received:
    5,657
    yeah would be nice to see parma back. They can "do" a fiorentina
     
  11. Nick

    Nick Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    70,471
    Likes Received:
    21,820
    Location:
    Coventry
    We need the anglo italian cup back, although we would be too low down for it now :(
     
    covcity4life likes this.
  12. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2013
    Messages:
    5,138
    Likes Received:
    1,669
    I like Italian women, Italian food, Italian cars, Italian fashion/style, Italian scenery, the Italian language.
    Don't care for Italian football except if the beat Germany, then I like it.
     
    Earlsdon_Skyblue1 likes this.
  13. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    18,929
    Likes Received:
    5,657
    such a crazy idea when you think back about it!
     
  14. Earlsdon_Skyblue1

    Earlsdon_Skyblue1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2015
    Messages:
    3,375
    Likes Received:
    2,464
    I love Italy. Have been to Lake Garda, Lake Como, Tuscany, Venice, Rome, Florence and many places in between and on the coast.

    Rome, I must say was a pleasant surprise. For a capital city it was heaps nicer than I was expecting.

    Never been to a Serie A game, but have always wanted to. I did read up a lot about the attendances dropping and I think that has been true to an extent. Something to do with modern football and attitudes towards it and the new stadiums though I think. It has been a similar story in parts of Spain.

    Here is a table of the averages last season, some pretty low scorers there!

    upload_2017-12-7_14-37-10.png
     
  15. ajsccfc

    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    13,173
    Likes Received:
    9,227
    It gets worse when viewed as a percentage too, Juventus are the only side nearing a full house and only a handful others there would go over the 50% mark. You can see why the sides want to move away from city-owned behemoths and go for the more enclosed stadiums like Juventus have and Roma have just had approved (looks a right fancy pants - Photos)
     

Share This Page