Another good week. I now feel sufficiently educated on the major events that have defined Bologna’s history, but I’m sure I’ll come across more as my calcio research continues. I could’ve spent more time profiling Schiavio, Bulgarelli & co., but there’s only so much time in the day.
This week’s history-centric format worked well, I think. Ideally I’d spent two weeks with each club: one outlining their history, the other covering other topics (profiles, successes, failures, etc.). Sadly, Serie A has 24 rounds to play and I still have nine teams to cover. Spending a fortnight with every club before the season’s end just isn’t possible.
That said, Bologna are one of the clubs I’ll be revisiting in 2012. I’ve covered a lot of ground with them, but I feel like there’s still plenty to learn. It’ll be interesting to see how Pioli’s mini-revival progresses after a few months have elapsed.
I still haven’t decided which team to write about next week so check back tomorrow for a quick briefing. Here’s what I’ve written this week:-
- Bologna: The First 21 Years: Exactly what it says on the tin.
- Bologna’s Golden Era: The most successful period in Bologna’s glittering history, summarised.
- After the Goldrush: The fallout from Bologna’s golden era and a good excuse for a Neil Young reference.
- To the Abyss and Back Again: Relegation, reformation, promotion and a UEFA Cup run, plus an appraisal of Bologna’s current state.
- Bologna’s World Cup Winners: The five men to win the World Cup while playing at Bologna and the roles they played.
- (Off-topic) (Serie A Weekly) Fiorentina Defeat Farcical Roma: The latest edition of my Team of the Week column, focusing on Fiorentina’s performance against Roma last weekend.