Lovely stuff that Di Natale scored his 200th goal on his 400th appearance. To think he teased us with wanting to retire at the end of last season too.
Great news to see that Joaquin Correa has taken the step into European football and signed for Sampdoria this morning. Quite a few European clubs were said to have shown a bit of interest in him from Monaco to Benfica to Man City to Chelsea, so I'm a little bit surprised (but at the same time very pleased) to see him signing for Sampdoria. Very much looking forward to seeing how he will take to European football as I have done nothing but admire him whilst he's been playing over in Argentina. Hopefully this move will work out for him.
Mario Gomez is back - 5 in 3 games. It's a shame he was injured a lot of last season. When he gets going he is easily a 25 goal a season striker.
I'm following Italian football from a distance this season. I used to get to see some games but now I see virtually nothing.
I've got to admit I'm fed up of this Juve dominance. I hope Roma can continue to put up the fight but they seem to drop too many points against the top teams. Napoli have been meh in 3rd, doubt they'll finish higher. Was hoping Fiorentina could make a return to the Champions League but it's not looking likely.
It's nice to see a good old Italian team in Sampdoria doing well, but I wish Milan could get their act together. Used to be my favourite European club, and they had a brilliant team between from the turn of the century up until Ibra left really.
It's also sad what has happened to Parma. Couldn't play in Europe this season and now bottom.
Terrible about Parma's plight - at one stage in the 90s they had Baggio, Cannavaro, Buffon...
Apparently, no confirmation of their demise but incredibly sad if they do. Missed the Channel 4 days, like, as stated above, they had a selection of good players. Thuram, Zola aswell.
Well this thread is dead. But anyway now Rafa is on his way to Madrid I will close by saying, Napoli was a fantastic time. Such a modest club that didn't go spending huge sums of cash but ultimately couldn't compete with Juve. Losing Pepe Reina and our best defender (Fernandez) to Swansea was the nail in the coffin though last summer.
Tonight. Napoli vs Lazio.
More goals in Serie A than any other major European division this season. The renaissance is well and truly underway.
Good to see Torino end such a good campaign with a thumping, too. Enjoyed watching them in the Europa League.