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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old August 19th, 2009, 06:34 Thread Starter
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Serie B Matchday 1: Grosseto-Torino

The time is upon us - our campaign to get back to the top begins with a trip to Tuscany to face Grosseto. They are a relatively new face in the top levels of Italian football coming from one of the few (maybe the only?) town in Italy where baseball is the most popular sport and beginning their spell in Serie B in 2007-08, for the first time ever. Nonetheless they are a tricky opponent as they finished 13th in their first Serie B season followed by a 6th place finish last season that saw them qualify for the playoffs, where they lost to eventual winners Livorno in the semis.

They are a good team with no standout players though some of their better players include Australia international Carl Valeri, Austrian forward Thomas Pichlmann who has two caps for the national team, Cameroonian midfielder Thomas Job and Italy youth international Marco D'Alessandro, on loan from Roma. They also have many players with plenty of experience in Serie B so they are not to be taken lightly. Their manager is Elio Gustinetti who has had a long, if unspectacular career in the Italian lower leagues.

As for us, it is difficult to say as we could see plenty some departures before Saturday including Dzemaili, Amoruso and Abbruscato. Di Michele and Bianchi will surely start up front with DDM recovering from his gastrointestinal problems and Gasba probably has a lock on a starting place. Loria and Pratali have looked shaky in central defense during the Coppa Italia but will probably get the nod nonetheless for lack of better options. Ogbonna could return on the left of defense and Colombo will probably keep his place on the right. The midfield, aside from Gasba is where the biggest questions are, mostly revolving around the situation of Dzemaili. We could see any of him, Loviso, Zanetti, or Säumel (should he be fit) starting and I wouldn't be surprised to see Gorobsov or Belingheri around on the flanks and Bottone on the bench. My best guess?

Bianchi - Di Michele

Gasba - Dzemaili - Loviso - Belingheri

Ogbonna - Pratali - Loria - Colombo

Sereni

Bench: Calderoni, Rivalta, Rubin, Gorobsov, Zanetti, Amoruso, Abbruscato

NOTE: This is given no ins and outs before Saturday, of which I feel there is a 50-50 chance.

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FORZA VECCHIO CUORE GRANATA!

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Latest: Dzemaili not included in the squad for game 1

P.S. Best of luck for the season.

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Thanks a lot for the info on Grosetto, naervod, as well as for the detailed preview.
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1. Sereni Matteo
3. Rubin Matteo
5. Loviso Massimo
7. Zanetti Paolo
8. Abbruscato Elvis
9. Bianchi Rolando
10. Di Michele David
13. Benedetti Simone
14. Gasbarroni Andrea
15. Loria Simone
16. Rivalta Claudio
17. Amoruso Nicola
19. Gorobsov Nicolas
20. Bottone Davide
21. Belingheri Luca
22. Malonga Dominique S.
27. Calderoni Alex
28. Vailatti Tommaso
32. Colombo Riccardo
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GROSSETO (4-4-2): Caparco, Melucci, Mora, Federici, Job, Valeri, D'Alessandro, Papini, Vitofrancesco, Sansovini, Pichlmann. A disp. Carparelli Vitiello, Margarita, Carparelli, Turati, Lanni, Crescenzi, Fautario. All. Gustinetti

TORINO (4-3-1-2): Sereni; Rubin, Loria, Rivalta, Colombo; Zanetti, Loviso, Belingheri; Gasbarroni; Di Michele, Bianchi. A disp. Calderoni, Benedetti, Gorobsov, Vailatti, Bottone, Abbruscato, Amoruso. All. Colantuono

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1-0 42' Di Michele
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2-0 st 17' Bianchi
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Massive win, congrats.
Great way to start the season

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What a start! Did you see the match, chinaren? How'd it look?
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Grande! great start to an important saeson!

The journey begins!
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What a start! Did you see the match, chinaren? How'd it look?
not really, not fluent enough,just some sec-episode and the reply of 2nd goal :rollani:
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Bianchi+DiMichele……really too luxury for B
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These downloads are going to be a massive help this season, chinaren -- thanks again for providing the links.
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These downloads are going to be a massive help this season, chinaren -- thanks again for providing the links.
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made by nanou @ forzatoro.net
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Bianchi/Di Michele could be Toro's Diamanti/Tavano

I Hope you keep them, if you do i can see you do a Parma/Livorno and bounce right back up.
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Great win, I hope this is a sign of things to come. If we really can hold on to Bianchi/DDM for the season we'd have to seriously shoot ourselves in the foot to not get back up. Still a long way to go...

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