Associazione Calcio Siena currently sit 9th in Serie A having collected 5 points from their first 4 games. They are a newly-promoted side who finished 2nd in Serie B last year after just a single season away from the top flight. Siena play at the 15,373 capacity Stadio Artemio Franchi and are nicknamed the Bianconeri (“white-black”) or Robur (“strength”).
I don’t know much about Siena. I know they enjoyed a decent spell in Serie A before their relegation in 2009-10 and that Antonio Conte managed them last season, but that’s about it. I’m a bit more familiar with their name because they’re not complete Serie A newbies but I draw a blank on their history, squad and… well, just about everything else.
They’ve had a couple of decent results this season with last Sunday’s 3-0 win over Lecce and a 0-0 draw with Luis Enrique’s new-look Roma sticking-out. They play Palermo this weekend: hopefully I’ll get an opportunity the watch the full ninety minutes and not just highlights.
This should be another fun week of reading-up on another club I’m completely unfamiliar with. I’ll be documenting their condensed history in a post this evening before presenting my thoughts on their win over Lecce on Wednesday. After that I’ve no idea what I’m going to write about. I’ll just trawl their history until I find something particularly interesting to write about, as I’ve already done for Milan and Novara.
Check back later for more on Siena.