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Sunday Summary: Udinese

That was ace. I had a lot of fun this week and feel like I produced some of the blog’s best content so far. The next few weeks might be a tad spotty with Christmas and New Year, but I’ll still be producing content over the festive period. I obviously won’t be matching the prolificness of the past couple of weeks, but there’ll be something.

  • Friuli History (part one): I split this week’s historical summary into two parts because of the volume of information on Udinese’s website. Here’s part one.
  • Friuli History (part two): A piece I wrote on Schrodinger’s Cat and the experiment’s relevance in comparing marking systems. Not really.
  • Udinese & the Scudetto: Notes on Udinese’s previous brushes with the Scudetto and an appraisal on the current team’s chances of success this season.
  • The Friuli Farm: The Bianconeri’s “buy high, sell low,” model, how it benefits them and some of the greatest players to pass through the Stadio Friuli.
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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:-

  • After the Goldrush: The fallout from Bologna’s golden era and a good excuse for a Neil Young reference.
  • (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.

 

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Another good, productive week. It would’ve been nice to get something posted yesterday but I feel that the rest of the week’s work makes up for one quiet day. Here’s what I’ve done this week:-

  • Made in Sicily: My rough guide to Palermo’s history and how they became an upper-midtable force in Serie A.
  • The Madness of Maurizio Zamparini: In a league known for its eccentric club owners, one man stands head and shoulders above the rest. Palermo’s resident mentalist, profiled.
  • (Serie A Weekly) Palermo’s Home Run Continues: Analysis of Palermo’s 2-0 win over Fiorentina last weekend and what the result means for the rest of their season.
  • (Off-topic) (Back Page Football) Napoli’s Unsung Heroes: Walter Gargano, Hugo Campagnaro and the other players who don’t get enough credit for Napoli’s continued ascension.

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This is the start of a new weekly feature aimed at summarising my week’s writing and a more digestible format than the round-ups of before. I hope that this well make navigating the past week’s content easier for you guys, and it’ll definitely make it easier for me to quantify everything I’ve accomplished.

Atalanta week was very productive. Doing that extra research certainly paid-off, and I feel like I’ve dug-up a lot of quality stuff. From now on I’ll be providing a full list of sources with each piece that required research to produce. It’s something that I should’ve been doing since day one, and it’ll provide a good source of further reading.

Anyway, here’s this week’s summary. See you tomorrow for a quick brief on the following week’s focus club.

  • The Boys from Bergamo: From 1907 to 2011, a look at all the major events that’ve shaped Atalanta into the club they are today.
  • Notes on a Scandal: This season’s Calcioscommesse match-fixing scandal and Atalanta’s involvement.

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