i'm excited to watch the serie A matches generally this season, we're promised with excitement and enjoyment after these brilliant transfers market and so many changes happened for top teams.
can Samp knock the top 5 this season?
So, here is my pre-season summary:
2 starting central defenders gone.
One good forward gone.
The best striker is yet another year older, and bound to regress if only because nobody can repeat what he did last year
New purchases are unproven, although, to Samp's credit, they seem to be good at finding quality replacements for players that leave.
Some locker room bust-up at the tail end of last season caused the technical director to leave
Owner is talking about selling the club, and is generally rather eccentric
Manager left after 3 successful, maybe even over-achieving seasons
New manager is a big question mark
Boy, I don't know. It sounds like good background material for a relegation dogfight. Do you think I'm being over-pessimistic?