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Tuesday February 18 2014
‘Di Natale should reconsider retirement’

Udinese midfielder Bruno Fernandes hopes that teammate Antonio Di Natale will reconsider his decision to retire at the end of the season.

The Portuguese is convinced that the 36-year-old still has a lot to offer and says it would be sad to see him leave.

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Monday February 10 2014
Serie A Team of Week 23

Whilst the top two were held to draws, allowing Napoli and Fiorentina to close the gap a little, Dave Taylor assembles a best XI from Week 23.

Mattia Perin [Genoa]

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Saturday February 8 2014
Di Natale reconsiders retirement

Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale hinted he isn’t 100 per cent sure to retire at the end of this season.

The veteran had stated it would be his final campaign, but his Coach Francesco Guidolin and President Giampaolo Pozzo are confident he’ll change his mind.

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Tuesday February 4 2014
Guidolin: 'Udinese cradle Coppa dream'

Francesco Guidolin is glad Udinese’s Coppa Italia “dream continues” and reveals why he had to replace Antonio Di Natale.

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Tuesday January 28 2014
Juve dominate annual awards

The Gran Gala del Calcio was held yesterday, with Juventus dominating proceedings scooping best player, Coach and club awards.

The annual awards recognising the best from the preceding season were held in Milan on Monday evening and for the second year in a row, Andrea Pirlo was named Player of the Year, for his efforts during 2012-13.

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Saturday January 25 2014
Udinese hope to convince Di Natale

Udinese patron Gianpaolo Pozzo reiterated his faith in Francesco Guidolin and tries to talk Antonio Di Natale out of retirement.

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Thursday January 23 2014
Saluting a Bianconeri champion

A fortnight ago Antonio Di Natale announced his retirement from football for the end of the season. Ahead of his swansong, Luca Cetta praises the Zebrette symbol.

You can picture it now. The first day of summer training for Italy’s football officials. Huddled together, the linesmen let out a massive cheer. Spumante is popped. It’s not because another season of scrutiny is forthcoming. Rather, they know their job this upcoming campaign will be just a little easier.

“The decision has already been made,” announced linesman-tormenter Antonio Di Natale on January 6. “I talked it over with my family and my agent, so I’ve decided this is my last campaign. It all ends in June.”

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Monday January 20 2014
Guidolin ‘not at risk’

Udinese’s sporting director has affirmed faith in Francesco Guidolin and defended fans who confronted Antonio Di Natale and Maurizio Domizzi.

The Zebrette were hit with a 3-2 defeat at home to 10-man Lazio in Sunday lunchtime’s kick-off, to leave them after Week 20’s other results just three points above the relegation zone.

For their sporting director, though, any talk of Coach Francesco Guidolin coming under scrutiny is wrong.

“Is he at risk? Absolutely not,” Cristiano Giaretta has told Tuttomercatoweb this Monday.

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Thursday January 16 2014
Pozzo: Guidolin has our full backing

Udinese President Giampaolo Pozzo insists that Coach Francesco Guidolin has the board’s full backing.

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Monday January 13 2014
Udinese 'can change Di Natale's mind'

Udinese director Christian Giaretta believes they can “convince Antonio Di Natale not to retire at the end of the season.”

The striker announced this would be his final campaign, as he would hang up his boots in May after 10 years at the Stadio Friuli.

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