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Round 31: Palermo?! More Like Paler-No!

Last week we took advantage of wambulance-riding Milan to narrow the gap to -2 at the top, with eight weeks left to play. Seriously, it wasn't that clear of a goal from the replays. Certainly not...

On Another Note: Takeitease, Everybody.

I remember growing up as a calcio fan -- and note, I use that noun, not soccer -- being one of the only ones around caring about what I cared about, knowing anything about what I knew, feeling the ...

Round 30: Do it (again) for Dino (And by "do it," I mean "play the game without a postponement")

Alright, I know that we're playing home, so the whole "meet me in Napoli" motif with the Dean Martin song doesn't really work as well as planned. But I tried this before only to get shelved due...

Round 29: Biscione in the Grass

To be completely, 100% honest, I haven't had a case of writers' block since I began here over a year ago. But I'm feeling a little something right now. My fingers move, but my keyboard pumps...

Coppa Preview: A Second Helping of Milanese

Well it's been a hell of a couple of days, living in the afterglow of our 5-0 thrashing of our one-time rivals Fiorentina (and I say "one-time" because one wouldn't say that a nail has a "rivalry"...

Round 28: Drunk Brazilian Returns With a Florence Flask

After a series of disappointing draws, Juventus travel to Florence to take on their old rivals led by an old friend. Can they capture three points and climb back into the Scudetto race?

Round 27: Sick of Bologna, Time for Salami

I'm really fed up. But then again, I'm really happy that we're overachieving. Right? I don't know. Perhaps it's because another legitimate penalty was wrongfully disallowed, although we aren't...

Round 26 (26!) - All Caught Up and No Place to Go?

And so, we are finally prepared to catch up with the rest of Serie A, with the opportunity to jointly reclaim the top spot in the league. I sit and prepare to write the preview for this makeup...

Round 26 (25): Look Out For Flying Donkeys

Before we begin, I hope you're all enjoying the new digs. When Aaron asked me to write for the Offside right around a year ago, he mentioned the opportunity that it would be with the SB Nation...

ItalJuve Meets Stars & Stripes

Regardless of which club you watch in Europe, every few weeks, per international rules, comes a break in the action of your beloved team. Sometimes it's a fixture which actually means something --...

POTD: Some Thoughts

Well, for the first time this season, I can honestly say that Juventus were outplayed, and didn't deserve to win. But that's why you play 90 minutes of soccer football. A couple of thoughts: A...

Round 25 (24): Drama? Controversy? What Dramaversy?

Which story should we latch onto at this very moment? Let's see...there's Pirlo's first second first second return to the San Siro, the first of which is in league play, to face Milan. Whew. ...

Round 20-something, with one in hand: Catania (+Game Time Thread, what a deal!!!)

What used to drive me crazy about the Juve of old, and by old, I mean the past 5-6 years? Simple. Tactically labile coaching, or rather, lack thereof. Be it personnel or formations. This is one...

Midpoint Review Guest Post: Juventus by the Numbers

As always, we at the Juventus Offside encourage banter, ideas, and contribution from our readers. Recently, Jose R. from the message board was kind enough to submit the following piece for all of...

P/VOTD: More Snow, More Cancellations

Bologna-Juventus: Postponed. Another week, another called-off game due to inclement weather, and another chance for the British-based media to talk about how crappy the Italian stadiums are as if...

Round 22 (21): In Conte Ci Fidiamo

This was a bit of a crazy week. The transfer window came and went, and many people are rating our past market as good one. And, thank God -- Secco approves. I was nervous for a minute. Anyway,...

Mercato Wrap Up

The market ends today, I believe at 19:00 Italian time, and there's apparently a ton of activity. Where do I begin... It was looking yesterday like Radja Nainggolan would not be arriving from...

Manic Monday, VOTD: Ciao, Luca

While we prepare for tomorrow's clash at Parma, why not try out some erbazzone (herb sandwich) to get into the mood? Meanwhile, it's time for us at the Juventus Offside to bid farewell to our...

Game Time Live Blog: Atalanta - Juve

Okay, so I'm going to try something new. Live blogging. I tried setting up an account with live blogger, and it looked really complicated, so I am just going to keep updating the post from Word...

Round 19: Welcome to Atalanta

Welcome to Atalanta, where the playaz play, and we ride on them things like every day. Big beats, hit streets, see gangsta's roamin', and parties don't stop til eight in the monin. Fact:...

Game Time Thread, 14.01.12, Juve-Cagliari

Will Matri get the chance to do his little chicken-head goal celebration thingie that apparently has some connection to an inside joke he had with, among other people, the aforementioned Cossu? ...

Round 18: Bury My Heart at Cagliari

Last year, a match against Cagliari in Sardinia was largely considered to be pivotal...well, at the time, at least. In just his second match with the club, new boy Alessandro Matri had to face off...

Round 17: Caffe Con Lecce

It seems as if it's been forever, huh? Actually, I'm going to be honest, it doesn't. Not for me at least. The makeup against Udinese a mere four days before Christmas meant that we had Serie A...

Mercato Madness Continues: Midfield Options

Well, since I guess I dropped the ball and the window is now officially open, I can't call it a preview anymore. No matter. We'll continue our discussions all month long, in all its madness. As...

A Quick Buon Anno, & Mercato Preview Pt. 2: The Probables

On behalf of the Juventus Offside writing staff, I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. A lot has happened since I got that e-mail from Aaron last spring, asking me if I was...

Post Natale Winter Mercato Preview Part 1

I'm sure that everyone enjoyed their seven fishes, and I hope that Santa was kind to all of you good little boys and girls, and now it's time to fill in the gaps of these slow news days with what...

VOTD: Buon Natale da Juventus (and the Offside Too)!

Well, the winter break is here, meaning we'll have to go til January 8, when we face Lecce away at another godforsaken midday kickoff (that's 9:00 a.m. for me here stateside). The good news is...

Round 15 (or so), We'll be Caught up in a Few Days

Apologies for the late and relatively non-substantive preview. Nobody here needs to be told how hectic the holidays are, and particularly in the line of work which I am in, this particular time is...

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