Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Serie A Season Preview – A spectacle to behold

Turbulent waves of controversy are never too far away from the murky shores of Italian football, especially towards the beginning of each new season over the past several years. The countdown to Serie A’s last campaign was marred, and eventually delayed by a strike, after the Players’ (AIC) and Clubs’ (LEGA) unions failed to agree upon a new collective bargaining agreement.

The Calciopoli match-fixing scandal in 2006 shook the entire sport to its core. With the subsequent trial lasting years and uncovering a ravage trail of corruption, but also descending into a complete mockery when evidence was only brought to light after the statute of limitations had already been superseded.

The built-up to the upcoming 2012-13 Serie A season has proved to be no exception to this now unwritten rule.

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