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  1. Raith fans have a popular thread running where they can discuss all things Raith without the need for various different threads, so with there seemingly being a lot to discuss with us right now, it seems a good idea to make one for ourselves to keep any discussions in a single thread. If you want to discuss the board, management, stadium, transfers, players...or anything else relating to the club, let's try and keep it in here.
  2. Thought it might be better to have an Italian football thread rather than just a dedicated Serie A one, as each year the thread gets filled with stuff from Serie B etc anyway, plus I imagine I'll be polluting this one with a lot of Parma/Lega Pro stuff! Anyway, the Serie A fixtures are due out in a couple of weeks with the first round of games kicking off at the end of August. Can't seem to find any confirmation of when the Serie B/Lega Pro fixtures are out, but I'm fairly certain they are released after the Serie A ones, although I could be wrong. Crotone, Cagliari & Pescara are the new sides in Serie A after winning promotion last year - Crotone in the top flight for the first time. Verona, Carpi and Frosinone the teams whose places they've taken. In Serie B, Como, Modena, Livorno & Virtus Lanciano were all relegated to Lega Pro, with Cittadella, SPAL, Pisa & Benevento all coming up from the third tier. Lots happening over the summer as well so far, with the biggest stories probably being Pjanic moving from Roma to Juve (joining Dani Alves whose moved from Barcelona), Paul Pogba looking like he's leaving Juve for a world record fee and Marcelo Bielsa taking over at Lazio...then leaving after 2 days.
  3. Italian Football Thread

    3-3. Lovely goal. Edit: Worth noting Lazio won 4-3 here last year, certainly fancy them to go on and win it now.
  4. Italian Football Thread

    Hopefully! Atalanta back in front. Hilariously bad challenge to give away the penalty.
  5. Italian Football Thread

    Cracking first half hour in Bergamo. Atalanta scored two goals in three minutes, should have gotten another about 2 minutes later and now Milinkovic-Savic has just scored a beauty to get Lazio back in it.
  6. Italian Football Thread

    Been really enjoying this game actually - Milan dominant but hopeless in front of goal. Suso is vastly overrated.
  7. Italian Football Thread

    Yup. Cagliari are building a new ground, but I don't think it's been clarified who will own it yet.
  8. Italian Football Thread

    Really good second half this.
  9. Italian Football Thread

    Indeed. Should have been a penalty though IMO.
  10. Italian Football Thread

    Think it'll be between Inter and Juve in the end. Napoli look out of sorts, Roma keep throwing away points and Lazio lack the depth in their squad IMO to put in a real challenge. As it stands at the moment though with Roma and Lazio having games in hand, its wide open.
  11. Italian Football Thread

    Decent enough for a 0-0 I suppose, but not great. Juve really should have won by a couple at least, Inter were pretty poor going forward.
  12. Italian Football Thread

    What the f**k was that goal?
  13. Italian Football Thread

    Only been watching since the second half and it's been a great watch. A few chances, one excellent goal, tackles flying in, end to end. The pitch is fucking awful though.
  14. First league game of the season for me today, won't be too disappointed if it's my last. Utter shite all over the park, really. Miller had a couple of good chances before the third goal, but we created next to nothing outside of that. Morton won't have an easier game all season.
  15. So I have a virtual reality headset.

    Just picked up a PSVR headset with camera, two move controllers and GT Sport for £299 at Game. Been wanting to pick it up for a while and couldn't really pass it up at that price.
  16. Football Manager 2018

    Just finished my first season in charge of Atalanta - finished 9th behind Roma on goal difference. Made it to the SF's of the Coppa Italia losing to Lazio and got to the Quarters of the Europa League - beat Ajax 7-4 on aggregate in the knockout round, but went out to Lyon on away goals after drawing 3-3 across the two games. I spent more than half the season inside the European places, but a disastrous 2018 saw me sink like a stone. I only won 4 games after New Year, with 2 of them coming in the final 4 games of the season. I didn't lose many, but I drew a lot, I ended up finishing with 15 draws in the league. Best results were doing the double over Milan and going unbeaten against Juventus and I only got pumped twice, 4-0 at Napoli and 5-1 at Roma, both early in the season. I didn't spend a penny on transfers, only bringing in 4 players across the season - Georges-Kevin Nkoudou on a loan from Tottenham, Olivier Ntcham on loan from Celtic, Nicolas Dominguez on a free from Velez and Stefano Sensi on loan from Sassuolo. Only major outgoing was Remo Freuler in January for £18m to Monaco. The summer is going to be murder as I have three of those going back to their parent clubs, as well as Pierluigi Gollini my backup 'keeper, Mattia Caldara who was my best CB and Captain, Leonardo Spinazzola my first choice LB, Bryan Cristante who is probably my best CM and Riccardo Orsolini, who was a bit of a bit part player, but did chip in with about 8/9 goals and assists. At the season's end I have a transfer budget of about £12m, but I'm way over on the wage budget, so I'll likely be looking at some loans again and scouting for some good players out of contract. There's a few players I can probably shift on for a decent amount of money, so might be able to pay a fee for a couple of good players as well. The most pleasing thing to happen all season though, was probably Juventus losing out on the title to Inter on the final day by 2 points...when they'd missed a 94th minute penalty against us with 3 games to go, which would have won them the game.
  17. World Cup 2018 Qualifying

    He's actually not bringing on Insigne, fucking hell.
  18. World Cup 2018 Qualifying

    That sums Candreva up. Could have taken a touch and dinked it in, instead just puts his foot through it. Tit.
  19. World Cup 2018 Qualifying

    I'd be tempted with Gagliardini instead of De Rossi, but other than that, good shout. Candreva does my fucking head in.