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Sunday September 27 2015
Iachini: 'Palermo won't sack me'

Beppe Iachini brushed off suggestions he could be sacked by Palermo, but needs “a big performance” against Torino.

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“Am I at risk of the sack? No, there’s nothing to suggest or warrant that. I don’t see any alarm bells,” said the Coach.

“We must remain united and continue working. Serie A is a difficult League and a few early season defeats can happen.

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Sunday September 20 2015
Zamparini slams ref Russo

Maurizio Zamparini said Palermo “may as well have stayed home” after blasting the referee in their 3-2 defeat to Milan.

The Rosanero saw both Coach Beppe Iachini and assistant manager Giuseppe Carillo sent off from the touchline for dissent by referee Carmine Russo.

“If I’d known he was officiating, I’d have told my players they may as well stay at home. It’s ugly to see officiating in this manner,” said President Zamparini.

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Saturday September 19 2015
Zamparini: 'Miha owes me!'

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini fears Mario Balotelli tonight and said Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic “owes me.”

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“I would’ve preferred to face Milan in the opening round, not now they are fired up and angry at having lost to Inter,” Zamparini told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Friday September 11 2015
Belotti ‘ready for Toro debut’

Andrea Belotti is ‘ready to debut against Verona’ and says he wants ‘to start a fairy tale’ with Torino.

The striker joined the Granata from Palermo this summer for a reported fee of around €7.5m and was presented by the club this afternoon.

“I’ve felt good here from day one, everyone has welcomed me warmly,” he said at a Press conference.

“I’m ready to make my debut in Verona, I know what I need to do with my teammates.

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Wednesday September 9 2015
Gilardino: ‘Aiming for 200 goals’

Alberto Gilardino reveals he wants to score his 200th Serie A goal during his time with Palermo.

The striker has 177 goals in the Italian top-flight so far, from previous spells with Parma, Milan, Genoa, Fiorentina and Bologna.

“I don’t feel like a 33-year-old,” Gilardino said at his official presentation.

“I have enormous motivation. I chose Palermo because I know this is an important team. I really want to do well, and my aim is to reach 200 Serie goals.”

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Wednesday September 9 2015
Palmieri: ‘Here to help Roma’

New Roma signing Emerson Palmieri says his goal is to help the team, and doesn’t fear competition.

The left-back has joined the Giallorossi on loan from Santos, and was officially presented to fans and media today.

“It will be a long season, my goal is to help the team,” Palmieri told a Press conference.

“Competition for places is normal at a big club, and I’m not afraid of that. Every player has the quality to play their part, but my first goal is to help Roma.”

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Wednesday September 9 2015
Zamp: ‘Juve should believe in Dybala’

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini tells Juventus to ‘believe’ in Paulo Dybala.

The Rosanero patron sold the forward to the Old Lady this summer, in a deal which could eventually be worth up to €40m, and says the forward has to play.

“Juve must believe in Dybala,” Zamparini told Tuttosport.

“[Coach Max] Allegri must believe in him. When I saw that he started from the bench in the Supercoppa and the first League match against Udinese, my heart sank.

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Tuesday September 8 2015
Zamparini: ‘Vazquez like Baggio’

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini can’t understand why Franco Vazquez doesn’t play for Italy more often, comparing him to Roberto Baggio.

Though he was born in Argentina, the 26-year-old has been capped twice by Azzurri CT Antonio Conte, but remained on the bench for wins over Malta and Bulgaria.

“Vazquez is like Baggio,” Zamparini told Andkronos.

“He provides fantasy, he’s the man for the final ball. I don’t understand why Conte doesn’t play him.

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Wednesday September 2 2015
‘Dybala Juve’s only class act’

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini believes Paulo Dybala is Juventus’ only world-class talent.

The Bianconeri bought the forward from Palermo this summer, for a fee which could eventually rise to €40m.

Zamparini spoke to Giornale Di Sicilia about the players the Rosanero have sold this summer, comparing Dybala to Andrea Belotti, who went to Torino.

“Belotti, who was always on the market for us, has yet to play,” Zamparini pointed out.

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Tuesday August 25 2015
Zamparini: ‘Allegri, grow up!’

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini attacks Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri: ‘It’s the Coach, not Paulo Dybala, who needs to grow up.’

Dybala left Palermo earlier this summer and Zamparini accused Allegri of being at fault for not starting with the young striker, who has been benched for their first two competitive matches.

“If someone has to grow up at Juve, it’s not Dybala but the Coach,” Zamparini said to Gazzetta dello Sport.

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