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martinb
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Hi guys! 

In Italy. Keen to watch some Italian football, but haven't organised it. Even local club stuff would be cool really.

In Tuscany Friday night, or Saturday day and in Milan, then Turin in the evening on Saturday so let me know please if you can make any suggestions for either day!

Could head towards Milan earlier if the football suggestion is that way.

Cheers cheers!

pacy

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Most football in Italy is played on Sunday

But there are some games on Sat

Juventus v Chievo in Turin 

Inter v SPAL in Milan

check out Goalzz.com - under competitions and countries, they have fixtures for Italy Serie A, B & C

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sthn.jeff
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Doing a tour round the San Siero is worth it even when no football on

martinb
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Cheers! 

Both good ideas. Thinking either Arezzo  or Juve if it can be done...or maybe a San Siro tour if it can't. Depends on energy and who I can convince to go with...

pacy

martinb
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martinb
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Was full . Home side had a tough time. They seemed to allow a bunch of subs. Is Series C treated LL Ike adevelopment league or was it a friendly? 

There was a yellow Submarine based chant, and had to provide I'd and have full name and birthday on the ticket.

pacy

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Where did you go in the end? Sorry didn't see this until Tuesday otherwise I could have given you some tips, even those the weather was pretty dreadful over the Italian peninsula last week by the sounds of it.

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martinb
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Yeh! there were two massive thunder storms. though after the first one it was hot and sunny the next day.

meant was fun, not full..!Had to provice ID, not I'd. Grr autocorrect.

Watched Arezzo play. Seemed to have about 5-6 subs? 

They seemed like they were early season- didn't really get much fluid play going.Were on the back foot for most of the first part of the game.

pacy

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Looks like you watched Arezzo lose to Pistoiese (from Pistoia) 1-2. Must have been a good one as I'm pretty sure the two teams don't like each other.

Truth be told, most Tuscan towns have strong rivalries with one another...

You're right - Serie C (and potentially amateur teams too) have the chance to make up to 5 subs each this year. It's a trial and the FA might potentially extend it to Serie B and maybe even Serie A if it goes well.

Interestingly though, right now teams can only interrupt the game (for subs) only 3 times - I guess in an effort to avoid winning teams from stopping play 5 times in injury time to waste time and ruin their opponent's chances of scoring.

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martinb
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Looks like you watched Arezzo lose to Pistoiese (from Pistoia) 1-2. Must have been a good one as I'm pretty sure the two teams don't like each other.

Truth be told, most Tuscan towns have strong rivalries with one another...

You're right - Serie C (and potentially amateur teams too) have the chance to make up to 5 subs each this year. It's a trial and the FA might potentially extend it to Serie B and maybe even Serie A if it goes well.

Interestingly though, right now teams can only interrupt the game (for subs) only 3 times - I guess in an effort to avoid winning teams from stopping play 5 times in injury time to waste time and ruin their opponent's chances of scoring.

Number 10 was their best player. Maybe an old pro? They brought on a much younger team at the end. The second goal came very late as Arezzo were pushing

pacy

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I figure you're talking about the Pistoiese (away team) number 10 since he scored two goals?

Franco Ferrari is his name, he seems to be a very young Argentine footballer of only 22 who most recently played for Tuttocuoio San Miniato (third tier of Italian football). 

Personally never heard of him?

The other number 10 was Italian Aniello Cutolo, 34 years old, he spent most of his career in the third and fourth tier (Serie C2 used to be a step below Serie C1) with a couple of forays into Serie B.

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martinb
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I figure you're talking about the Pistoiese (away team) number 10 since he scored two goals?

Franco Ferrari is his name, he seems to be a very young Argentine footballer of only 22 who most recently played for Tuttocuoio San Miniato (third tier of Italian football). 

Personally never heard of him?

The other number 10 was Italian Aniello Cutolo, 34 years old, he spent most of his career in the third and fourth tier (Serie C2 used to be a step below Serie C1) with a couple of forays into Serie B.

Cutolo was the most creative player for Arezzo and was on the ball a lot as they searched for the win. He also got generous applause when he was substituted. 

pacy

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That's cool, he sounds like a bit of a veteran and has definitely been around and played all over Italy.

That's what I mean when I comment in the "Kiwis in lower European leagues" - playing in the Italian third division (like Kirwan is now and IIRC Graham did at some stage) can actually provide very good exposures for young kiwis.

A lot of Serie A teams loan out their players to Serie C teams and there a number of very talented players who may not be quite good enough to make it to the top who play in Serie C and even D (and even lower). I remember when the Jets signed Marcello Fiorentini from Serie D - ok he wasn't the most talented midfielder in the A-League, but he could play. If you think that he was plucked from football obscurity, it gives you some real perspective.

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