Wednesday August 20 2014
2014-15: Cesena, Inter, Palermo, Torino

Cesena, Inter, Palermo and Torino all begin 2014-15 with different objectives, but the same air of optimism, as Football Italia previews.

A time of year when every Serie A side has hope of what's to come, Football Italia profiles every Serie A side heading into the 2014-15 campaign, at a time of the year when every Coach, player and President should hold hope of what's to come...

On Monday we analysed Atalanta, Fiorentina, Milan and Sampdoria and yesterday we previewed Cagliari, Genoa, Napoli and Sassuolo's respective campaigns. Today we look at Europa League hopefuls Inter and Torino and newly-promoted duo Palermo and Cesena.


Has a return to the big time come too soon for Pierpaolo Bisoli and his Cesena? Rossella Marrai considers the challenges they face this year. Read more



Another summer of change has occurred at Inter, but it has Varun Mathure hopeful of what may be in store for 2014-15. Read more



Back in the top flight at the first time of asking, Lorenzo Vicini profiles Palermo's intentions of staying in Serie A this time around. Read more



A strong pre-season and transfer campaign has Alasdair Mackenzie optimistic for Torino's chances of building on last year's success. Read more

Have your say...
Sure that Palermo can stay in Serie A!
on the 6th October, 2014 at 1:59pm
Even though I believe Inter needs to make a major signing this Window, I really think Inter would be a surprise package this season. Won't be surprised seeing them competing for the scuddeto come July
on the 22nd August, 2014 at 7:39am
Inter have a great young squad with the right balance of experience to do great things this year. Hoepfully as the season progresses they can abort 3-5-2 and switch to a back 4.

maybe one more buy and some sales and they will have had a very good transfer window in my opinion. Really happy that Thohir didn't just splash all his money and spend big. He's doing it right both business wise and in terms of football development.
on the 21st August, 2014 at 3:38pm
snakeskin, in my eyes the current team is not particularly better than last seasons, lost big dressing room characters (Zanetti,Cambiasso) and haven't really strengthened (Vidic, Medel and Osvaldo?!).My point was that Inter are more than often bigged up pre-season and they subsequently fail to deliver when the talking is over.p.s.I like the way you make out that finishing 5th is a success and the 'transfer window is still open' can be used as an excuse for fans of every club to speculate with!
on the 21st August, 2014 at 12:38pm
Here's hoping it will be a positive season for Inter, not just domestically but in the Europa League too. We all know that Italian football needs them to for the sake of regaining some prowess as a major European league.

Wouldn't hold my breath with Milan and their transfer policy. About to sell Balotelli!?!?
on the 21st August, 2014 at 10:32am
Please Rod explain these problems with a weaker version of this side they finished fifth every position has a cover except palacio's the window is not closed yet thohir will make one big buy but first its sales time.
on the 21st August, 2014 at 3:55am
I see Inter as a surprise of the season and I don't think 3rd is out of reach for them.
on the 21st August, 2014 at 12:35am
Inter finishing 4th seems very optimistic. Can't understand why a lot of their problems seem to be glossed over while some other teams problems, not to mention any names, are constantly emphasised and discussed!
on the 20th August, 2014 at 2:47pm

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