Serie A 2022-23 (10 Viewers)

Hist

Founder of Hism
Jan 18, 2009
10,825
#7
Milan got acquired. What kind of management is this, are they in crisis or good shape to strengthen
 
Aug 2, 2005
3,007
#12
""Mayor of Milan Beppe Sala is eager to get it done, but his fellow council members are certainly not, with many of them determined to put up as many roadblocks as possible.""

Milan/Inter Stadium proposal

Are they serious??



Wtf Italy

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Strickland

Senior Member
May 17, 2019
4,045
#15
too many Serie A clubs guaranteed a spot in the latter stages, ruins all the fun. I'd much rather see Juve 2nd stringers entering the competition earlier, but getting to play Ascoli, Brescia, Perugia, Pisa and other lower division clubs we haven't seen since forever.
 

Strickland

Senior Member
May 17, 2019
4,045
#17
Would be good for U23 players and fringe, but the top clubs simply don't want the extra fixtures.
yes and no.

for Liverpool to win FA cup they had to go through 6 games against Shrewsbury Town, Cardiff City, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Man City and Chelsea. Out of the 6 games, in the first 4 Klopp was able to experiment and give playing time to reserves and youngsters, because 3 were lower league sides and 1 was on their way back to lower leagues. His best player Salah wasn't even called up for those first 4 and played 123 minutes in total.

for Juventus to get to the Coppa Italia final we had to go through 5 games, playing Sampdoria, Sassuolo, Fiorentina twice and Inter in the final. The Coppa Italia format almost guarantees these sort of opponents, it's almost impossible for lower leagues to reach the rounds we start to play in and in result we hardly rested our first stringers. f.e. our best player Cuadrado (at least imo :p) started 3 out of 5 games and played 340 minutes in total.

I'd much rather have the FA Cup format, for me it's a lot more entertaining having these David vs Goliath matchups and seeing younger players in action. Current Coppa Italia format for top clubs is basically additional 5 Serie A rounds that are packaged differently.
 

Knowah

Pool's Closed Due to Aids
Jan 28, 2013
4,449
#19
I'd much rather have the FA Cup format, for me it's a lot more entertaining having these David vs Goliath matchups and seeing younger players in action. Current Coppa Italia format for top clubs is basically additional 5 Serie A rounds that are packaged differently.
Agree 100% but I think Serie A clubs are opposed due to the loss in matchday revenues these matches provide. Their argument would be nobody wants to see Juventus play Novara away
 

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