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Sunday October 22 2017
An Introduction to Serie B

Pippo Inzaghi’s Venezia are top ahead of Zdenek Zeman's Pescara with only four points between the top 15 sides, as Patrick Graham urges you to follow Serie B.

Venezia is club unlike any other, who under the ownership of celebrity American lawyer Joe Tacopina have enjoyed a meteoric rise. After 15 years outside of the top flight, and three bankruptcies, finally the good times seem to be beckoning for the club on the lagoon, as they are now only one rung below Serie A and top of the table under Coach Pippo Inzaghi.

The ascent of the club despite their tumultuous past has been well documented, however it helps shine a welcome light on one of Europe’s most entertaining, yet little talked about divisions.

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Sunday August 27 2017
Serie B: Zemanlandia is back

Zdenek Zeman made a typically flamboyant start to the Serie B season, Pescara crushing his former club Foggia 5-1.

It was at Foggia in the 1990s that the original ‘Zemanlandia’ was born, so it was fitting that he should make his seasonal debut against the newly-promoted side.

Stefano Pettinari was the star of the show for Pescara, bagging a hat-trick.

Click here for the full Serie B section with results, fixtures and tables.

Pescara 5-1 Foggia

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Thursday August 3 2017
Serie B: 2017-18 fixtures

The opening round of the 2017-18 Serie B season has been drawn up, including Pescara-Foggia for Zdenek Zeman and Bari-Cesena.

The campaign begins on the weekend of August 26, but the fixtures are only formed this evening.

It’s a return to the past for Pescara Coach Zeman, who immediately comes face to face with his former club Foggia, now back in Serie B.

Week 1

26/8/17

Avellino-Brescia

Bari-Cesena

Carpi-Novara

Cittadella-Ascoli

Palermo-Spezia

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Saturday May 6 2017
Cremonese promoted into Serie B

Cremonese are back in Serie B after a heart-stopping 3-2 victory over Racing Roma, meaning Alessandria go to the promotion play-offs.

The Grigiorossi had gone in front and were overturned to trail 2-1, but fought back again to take the lead at the 88th minute with Fabio Scarsella.

This result seals Cremonese’s victory in Lega Pro Girone A and their return to Serie B after an 11-year absence.

Alessandria beat Pontedera 2-1, but will have to go through the play-offs.

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Saturday May 6 2017
Gomez launches Papu Dance single

Atalanta star Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez has released a single for charity, including other football players, based on his trademark ‘Papu Dance.’

The Argentine united with the comedy group Gli Autogol (the own goals) to make the single and video, which you can buy on iTunes, Spotify or Google Play.

The proceeds go to help the ‘Insuperabili’ – football school for disabled children.

As well as Papu and Gli Autogol, the video includes Cagliari midfielder Simone Padoin and Chievo full-back Fabrizio Cacciatore.

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Wednesday February 22 2017
Zeman: China not for me

Zdenek Zeman reveals that 'China is not for him' as he feels he wouldn't be able to employ his own brand of football there.

After talking about his first game in charge, the new Pescara boss was also asked about Antonio Cassano, who is without a club after terminating his Sampdoria contract.

"Given his technical ability, few compare favorably with him, the Coach told Gazetta dello Sport.

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Monday September 5 2016
De Zerbi banned for Palermo

New Palermo Coach Roberto De Zerbi will be suspended for this week’s Serie A game against Napoli.

Davide Ballardini resigned last week in protest at the lack of transfer activity, specifically when it came to getting a goalkeeper and striker.

De Zerbi is widely expected to take over and could well be announced this evening.

However, it emerged the former Foggia tactician will not be able to sit on the bench for this Saturday’s Serie A clash with Napoli.

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Sunday September 4 2016
De Zerbi to Palermo tomorrow

Palermo will have their first training session under new Coach Roberto De Zerbi tomorrow after Davide Ballardini resigned.

The club is already in chaos just two rounds into the season, having changed management eight times last term.

Ballardini resigned in protest at the lack of transfer activity, specifically the refusal to sign a new striker or experienced goalkeeper on deadline day.

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Sunday June 19 2016
Crotone seek new Coach

Crotone consider Giuseppe Sannino, Razvan Lucescu and Walter Zenga after receiving two rejections.

The Calabrian club earned promotion from Serie B this season and will have their first ever top flight campaign.

Coach Ivan Juric opted to walk away in order to take over at Genoa and the race for a replacement has been fraught with difficulty.

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Sunday June 12 2016
Gattuso's Pisa promoted

Pisa have earned promotion to Serie B after a chaotic play-off against Foggia, which saw Coach Gennaro Gattuso struck by a bottle.

Gattuso’s Pisa won the first leg of the Lega Pro final 4-2 and came away with a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Zaccheria this evening.

It is their first step back into Serie B since 2009.

The match had to be suspended when objects were thrown from the stands, including a plastic bottle that struck Gattuso on the head and a pitch invasion.

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