BLOG ITALIA: ROB PATON
Udinese do it again
In a four-way race where no-one seemed willing to lead, Rob Paton analyses how Udinese managed to take the prized third place for 2011-12.
Nesta – thanks and goodbye
Serie A will lose one of its greatest centre-backs of the modern era when Alessandro Nesta leaves in the summer, says Rob Paton.
Game, set and match to Juve
Juventus secured the title in Week 37’s dramatic evening of football that, as Rob Paton suggests, perfectly summed up the previous 36 rounds.
Rossi hits self-destruct
A dramatic Week 36 saw Serie A pull few punches for action, but again attention shift away from the pitch. Rob Paton writes.
Has Roma’s project failed?
Roma’s project is coming under real strain now that the fans have turned against it. Rob Paton rounds up Week 35.
Recovering substance if not style
Week 33 was Max Allegri’s best opportunity yet to end building criticism coming his way. Rob Paton looks at whether he was able to.
Champions League Cavani
Week 34 delivered an interesting warning from Edinson Cavani to Napoli, one that Rob Paton feels you can’t blame the player for.
Madness at Marassi
Another weekend of Serie A action will be remembered for actions not related to the sport itself, reflects Rob Paton.
Open to Oriali
Lele Oriali is not the most familiar name, but Rob Paton believes it’s the one to follow in this summer’s transfer market.
Perhaps unknown to the wider world of football, Piermario Morosini’s life will still be remembered for more than how it ended. Rob Paton writes.
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