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8 July 2008
It’s almost two years to the day that Juventus started out on their long road to redemption. It was back in July 2006 that Giovanni Cobolli Gigli took on the task of rebuilding the toppled giants from the rubble of Calciopoli and humiliation of relegation to Serie B.It may have been a humbling experience for a club that had never been relegated in its 110-year history but now after a third-place finish in the top flight last season the Old Lady has regained some of her old swagger.
SHARES
8 July 2008
Faas Wilkes (1923-2006) was Johan Cruyff’s favourite footballer. And yet outside the Netherlands – and Valencia – few people have ever heard of him.
SHARES
7 July 2008
It’s no wonder Italian bookies give up quoting odds on Serie A games during the end of season run-in.They know that it’s time for favours to be called in; a point dropped here or there when a team is safe, a draw suits two sides, okay, a draw it will be. As we know from the 2006 scandal, centring on “Lucky” Luciano Moggi and Juventus, football matches are not won on the pitch.Italy is a country run on favours and a nod to the good to ensure that no one needs to suffer a sleepless night.
SHARES
4 July 2008
Everybody loves a good conspiracy.
SHARES
4 July 2008
So now we are in the off-season and have six weeks to enjoy idle gossip about transfers until the first game of the new season on August 8.
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3 July 2008
I travel to South Africa in two weeks for Manchester United’s pre-season tour. I’m going to be covering the trip for the magazine of a newspaper I’ve never worked for before. They have given me a substantial word count to do a large feature and are meticulous about style and types of photography. I like their attention to detail. 
SHARES
3 July 2008
AC Milan have done the right thing and refused to offer Ronaldo a new contract.
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2 July 2008
If you listen to what the Fluminense folks have been saying for the past few days, a Brazilian win in Wednesday's Copa Libertadores final second leg at the Maracanã against LDU is as certain as death and taxes.It seems the 4-2 defeat in the Quito game never happened. Coach Renato Gaúcho and his players are backing themselves in such a way that even the party-happy Brazilian press is talking about “excess of confidence.”
SHARES
1 July 2008
“The Brazilians do it, the Argentinians do it, the Danes do it…” “Even educated fleas do it.”
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30 June 2008
Well all the praying to the virgin and various other, slightly non-authorised saints seems to have worked as Racing stayed in the Primera thanks to a horrendous miss by Belgrano.

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