A.S. Bari Offside
For all intents and purposes, our beloved Biancorossi will be spending next season in Serie B. It’s not yet mathematically assured, but morale-wise, it certainly is. Even the new coach Mutti had zero faith, after his first game on the bench (and first loss) he conceded “We’re already relegated, now all that is left is to honor the shirt.” It brings up dozens of questions of why on earth he took the job aside from another sporadic paycheck, but an admission that there is nothing left to do. (Honestly, if the club has accepted the relegation, why not let Ventura finish out?) Read the rest of this entry »
1 point is not going to save us, but for a minute there, Ghezzal gave Biancorossi fans something to stand up and scream about.
With this weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Brescia, Bari now look certain to be doomed back to the calcio purgatory that is Serie B. Seven losses in a row have put Bari seven points behind 2nd-to-last Cesena, and after seven coaching changes in Serie A, Giampiero Ventura becomes the 8th. Let’s hope the other records don’t tally one more this coming weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
After a self imposed, unpaid sabbatical, the Bari blog is back! I know, I know, I said I wouldnt put something up until Bari actually won a game, but after some reflection, I realised that course of action was foolish and irresponisble on my part. Besides, this is the first Derby di Puglia in Serie A in 10 years, so if I didnt have a preview for this one, I would have to turn in my Barese card. Rest of the story after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
While many this summer expected Bari to be smack in mid-table, the same cannot be said for Fiorentina. After a disappointing season, and one which they lost Cesare Prandelli to the Nazionale, there was a lot of optimism in Firenze. They signed an ambitious young coach, Mihajlovic, who had done wonders with Catania last season. Without the fixture congestion brought about from playing in UEFA competitions, the aim was to get back into Europe. Instead, after 7 days of Serie A, Fiorentina find themselves propping up Serie A, rock bottom with a miserable 5 points from 7 games. It is curious that two of the best performing managers last year find themselves facing the sack. Read the rest of this entry »