This week I’ll be researching and writing about Bologna, who up until about 24 hours ago I was convinced had been a mid-tier Serie A side since the dawn of time. Apparently not: it seems Bologna have won the Italian championship not just once, but seven times.
Seven times! That’s four more than Roma and five more than Lazio, Fiorentina and Napoli. It turns out that Bologna, like Genoa, were a dominant force back in the day, but I’m still blown away by this revelation.
This week’s format is going to be a bit different. Instead of just throwing a quick history report together on the first day of writing, I think I’m going to use most of the week to explore Bologna’s heritage. They clearly have a lot of amazing stories that I know nothing about, and it’d only be right to dive into the most significant years of the club’s activity. My shock at Bologna’s glittering past only compounds the size of the task ahead of me!
Tomorrow: Bologna’s formative years.