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Serie A

Relegation playoff, 1st Leg

Thursday May 29, 2003

2:30pm/et

Reggina vs. Atalanta

LIVE, Stadio Granillo, Reggio Calabria

Italian language commentary

Serie A

Relegation playoff, 2nd Leg

Sunday June 1, 2003

2:30pm/et

Atalanta vs. Reggina

LIVE, Stadio Azzurri D’Italia, Bergamo

Italian language commentary

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Telelatino also has the second leg of the Coppa Italia final on Sunday, June 1 at 9 AM EDT (tape-delayed from Saturday). Milan lead Roma 4-1 and have the second leg at home, so it's all but over, unless Milan are too caught up in their CL celebrations.

Telelatino will also have live coverage of the Italy vs. Northern Ireland friendly on Tuesday, June 3 at 2:30 PM EDT.

They should also have the Finland vs. Italy Euro 2004 qualifier on June 11, but they haven't officially announced this.

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The second leg was postponed on Sunday due to very heavy rain (even some hail) followed by a very watter-logged field. The game will now be played on Monday at 12 PM EDT, but I'm not sure if/when TLN will be broadcasting it (I assume they will, but perhaps on tape delay).

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Well I had set my VCR to tape for 9am pacific and of course the game did not air live.I'll check again tonight.Sometimes they might show tape delay games around 8 pm pst.

I couldn't help myself.I checked livescore.com.Since I'm probably the only Reggina fan here.I'll post the score.2-1 Reggina.Another year of Serie A soccer is in the future for my other beloved team.

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quote:Originally posted by Vancouver Fan

Well I had set my VCR to tape for 9am pacific and of course the game did not air live.I'll check again tonight.Sometimes they might show tape delay games around 8 pm pst.

I couldn't help myself.I checked livescore.com.Since I'm probably the only Reggina fan here.I'll post the score.2-1 Reggina.Another year of Serie A soccer is in the future for my other beloved team.

I did the same thing. I set my VCR to start at 12 PM EDT and kept it recording for 6 hours in case they put it on at 2:30. They might have it on later, but the schedule on their Web site was updated today and there's no mention of it. I'll be checking just in case, but like you I couldn't wait and checked Livescore as well (I had to do that with Germany vs. Canada, too). Great job! I thought they might pull through with a scoring draw, but I didn't really expect a win. I was definitely pulling for Reggina, mainly because they're from the south, but also because one of my best friends is from Calabria and cheers for them. (He's living in Rome right now and says that there's so much soccer coverage that it's even too much for him!)

Relegation is horrible. One of my three clubs in Italy, AS Sora, was relegated from Serie C1 to C2 on Sunday. It hurts. [V]

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I was born in a town 40 min north of Reggio.I've never seen them live but in 2001 I had planned a trip to visit relatives and thought I'd check out Regginas'schedule to see if I could go watch them live.Wouldn't you know it.They were playing AC Milan at Granillo.I had informed my relatives of my intent of attending the game.There was nothing to stop me.Right?Wrong.On that same afternoon my family had a huge first comunion party planned for my cousins kids.I had to miss my one and only chance to see Reggina.I made the right decision didn't I?The guilt would have been too much for me had I gone to the game.

I will add that I got to see Napoli and Roma at San Paolo the previous Sunday so the trip wasn't a complete loss.

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It's good to see that the South of Italy (south of Rome. the "mezzogiorno") still has a team in Serie A.

I appreciate soccer fans, especially Latino's, are a passionate bunch, and that's great (and they are passionate without being as violent of some of the worst Northern Euro gobs), but I'm sure there is no cabel to keep the southerners out. It's surely due to the fact that the North of Italy is so much richer. if anything, the Soccer authorities have bent over backwards to ensure that the league pyramids allow for as many southern teams as possible to be promoted up. Italy had a period from 1964 to 1982 when they prohibited foriegner players, and a large reason for this was to

allow the poorer southern clubs to prosper...Palermo, Cagliari and Napoli had good spell during this period because of this policy.

In terms of promotion from Serie B, there is a good chance that at least one other "sud" team will be in Serie A as well, either Lecce (from Puglia, south of Bari) and Palermo (the capital of Sicily), or both will take the two remaining promotions (Sampdoia from Geonoa, and Siena in Tuscany, both from the North , already promoted). The two teams they are fighting for on the last day in are Ancona Centre-East) and, on the outside, Triestina (from Trieste, a large Port city in the extreme Northeast, on the border with Slovenia). Could be play-offs if a tie on points.

In terms of relegation from Serie B, there are a lot of sighs of relief that Napoli have ALMOST managed to get themselves together enough to avoid relegation to C ( a disaster for the 3rd largest city in Italy), especially after just missing out on promotion to Serie A last year. They could still have to face a playoff to avoid relegation if Catania (Calabria) win and they lose the last game on the weekend. 2 of the 3 teams already relegated are also from the south.

Here's the Serie B table going into the last game:

Classifica Serie B

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IN GENERALE CASA FUORI

PARTITE RETI PARTITE RETI PARTITE RETI

PT G V N P F S MI V N P F S V N P F S

SAMPDORIA 67 37 17 16 4 52 28 -6 13 5 1 34 13 4 11 3 18 15

SIENA 67 37 17 16 4 46 24 -6 12 6 1 25 7 5 10 3 21 17

ANCONA 60 37 16 12 9 52 39 -12 12 5 2 34 19 4 7 7 18 20

LECCE 60 37 14 18 5 43 33 -9 9 9 0 22 12 5 9 5 21 21

PALERMO 58 37 15 13 9 45 39 -13 10 7 2 24 15 5 6 7 21 24

TRIESTINA 57 37 16 9 12 52 44 -15 14 2 3 38 19 2 7 9 14 25

TERNANA 54 37 14 12 11 44 36 -15 8 7 3 22 14 6 5 8 22 22

CAGLIARI 54 37 14 12 11 46 44 -15 11 5 2 28 14 3 7 9 18 30

VICENZA 53 37 13 14 10 54 49 -16 9 8 2 33 22 4 6 8 21 27

LIVORNO 48 37 12 12 13 47 42 -19 8 8 2 31 19 4 4 11 16 23

BARI 48 37 10 18 9 37 36 -18 6 9 4 15 14 4 9 5 22 22

ASCOLI 47 37 13 8 16 44 50 -21 11 4 3 29 15 2 4 13 15 35

VERONA 45 37 10 15 12 41 41 -20 8 6 4 23 14 2 9 8 18 27

MESSINA 45 37 10 15 12 50 53 -20 8 9 1 33 25 2 6 11 17 28

NAPOLI 44 37 10 14 13 41 48 -22 8 8 3 22 15 2 6 10 19 33

VENEZIA 42 37 10 12 15 36 48 -23 5 6 7 19 24 5 6 8 17 24

CATANIA 41 37 11 8 18 44 58 -26 11 5 3 28 19 0 3 15 16 39

GENOA 36 37 8 12 17 44 51 -27 6 7 5 25 22 2 5 12 19 29

COSENZA 36 37 10 6 21 29 49 -30 6 5 8 18 24 4 1 13 11 25

SALERNITANA 22 37 4 10 23 27 62 -37 4 5 9 19 26 0 5 14 8 36

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quote:Originally posted by beachesl

It's good to see that the South of Italy (south of Rome. the "mezzogiorno") still has a team in Serie A.

I appreciate soccer fans, especially Latino's, are a passionate bunch, and that's great (and they are passionate without being as violent of some of the worst Northern Euro gobs), but I'm sure there is no cabel to keep the southerners out. It's surely due to the fact that the North of Italy is so much richer. if anything, the Soccer authorities have bent over backwards to ensure that the league pyramids allow for as many southern teams as possible to be promoted up. Italy had a period from 1964 to 1982 when they prohibited foriegner players, and a large reason for this was to

allow the poorer southern clubs to prosper...Palermo, Cagliari and Napoli had good spell during this period because of this policy.

In terms of promotion from Serie B, there is a good chance that at least one other "sud" team will be in Serie A as well, either Lecce (from Puglia, south of Bari) and Palermo (the capital of Sicily), or both will take the two remaining promotions (Sampdoia from Geonoa, and Siena in Tuscany, both from the North , already promoted). The two teams they are fighting for on the last day in are Ancona Centre-East) and, on the outside, Triestina (from Trieste, a large Port city in the extreme Northeast, on the border with Slovenia). Could be play-offs if a tie on points.

In terms of relegation from Serie B, there are a lot of sighs of relief that Napoli have ALMOST managed to get themselves together enough to avoid relegation to C ( a disaster for the 3rd largest city in Italy), especially after just missing out on promotion to Serie A last year. They could still have to face a playoff to avoid relegation if Catania (Calabria) win and they lose the last game on the weekend. 2 of the 3 teams already relegated are also from the south.

Here's the Serie B table going into the last game:

Classifica Serie B

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IN GENERALE CASA FUORI

PARTITE RETI PARTITE RETI PARTITE RETI

PT G V N P F S MI V N P F S V N P F S

SAMPDORIA 67 37 17 16 4 52 28 -6 13 5 1 34 13 4 11 3 18 15

SIENA 67 37 17 16 4 46 24 -6 12 6 1 25 7 5 10 3 21 17

ANCONA 60 37 16 12 9 52 39 -12 12 5 2 34 19 4 7 7 18 20

LECCE 60 37 14 18 5 43 33 -9 9 9 0 22 12 5 9 5 21 21

PALERMO 58 37 15 13 9 45 39 -13 10 7 2 24 15 5 6 7 21 24

TRIESTINA 57 37 16 9 12 52 44 -15 14 2 3 38 19 2 7 9 14 25

TERNANA 54 37 14 12 11 44 36 -15 8 7 3 22 14 6 5 8 22 22

CAGLIARI 54 37 14 12 11 46 44 -15 11 5 2 28 14 3 7 9 18 30

VICENZA 53 37 13 14 10 54 49 -16 9 8 2 33 22 4 6 8 21 27

LIVORNO 48 37 12 12 13 47 42 -19 8 8 2 31 19 4 4 11 16 23

BARI 48 37 10 18 9 37 36 -18 6 9 4 15 14 4 9 5 22 22

ASCOLI 47 37 13 8 16 44 50 -21 11 4 3 29 15 2 4 13 15 35

VERONA 45 37 10 15 12 41 41 -20 8 6 4 23 14 2 9 8 18 27

MESSINA 45 37 10 15 12 50 53 -20 8 9 1 33 25 2 6 11 17 28

NAPOLI 44 37 10 14 13 41 48 -22 8 8 3 22 15 2 6 10 19 33

VENEZIA 42 37 10 12 15 36 48 -23 5 6 7 19 24 5 6 8 17 24

CATANIA 41 37 11 8 18 44 58 -26 11 5 3 28 19 0 3 15 16 39

GENOA 36 37 8 12 17 44 51 -27 6 7 5 25 22 2 5 12 19 29

COSENZA 36 37 10 6 21 29 49 -30 6 5 8 18 24 4 1 13 11 25

SALERNITANA 22 37 4 10 23 27 62 -37 4 5 9 19 26 0 5 14 8 36

A very good assessment of the soccer culture that exists in Italy.And a good geography lesson to boot.I must correct you though on the city of Catania(where my last name comes from).It is actually in Sicily and not Calabria.
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Thanks VanMan, I often get the "C" cities of Sicily and Calabria mixed up, even when I toured that area. Well, the whole area was once known as "The Two Sicilies".

Reggina's looks like a nice little stadium to see a game, I hope you catch one there while they are still in Serie A.

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quote:Originally posted by Blue and White Army

What the hell, Atalanta has been relegated? Weren't they vying for the championship just a season or two ago?

No, you must be thinking of some other team, though I'm not sure which one (only Juventus, Milan, Inter, Lazio and Roma have been vying for the championship the last few seasons). Atalanta is a yo-yo team (constantly up and down between Serie A and B).
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quote:Originally posted by beachesl

In terms of promotion from Serie B, there is a good chance that at least one other "sud" team will be in Serie A as well, either Lecce (from Puglia, south of Bari) and Palermo (the capital of Sicily), or both will take the two remaining promotions (Sampdoia from Geonoa, and Siena in Tuscany, both from the North , already promoted). The two teams they are fighting for on the last day in are Ancona Centre-East) and, on the outside, Triestina (from Trieste, a large Port city in the extreme Northeast, on the border with Slovenia). Could be play-offs if a tie on points.

Great news: Telelatino will be showing Lecce vs. Palermo. However, it will be on tape delay: the match will be played Saturday, June 7 at 2:30 PM EDT and will be broadcast on Sunday, June 8 at 11:00 AM EDT. So please don't post the score!

It's not just a "good chance" that either Lecce or Palermo will be promoted, it's actually guaranteed that one of them will be promoted: whoever wins will be promoted, and Lecce will be promoted in the case of a draw. The only way they can both be promoted is if Palermo wins and Ancona loses to force a playoff (which would be either Lecce vs. Ancona or Lecce vs. Triestina should the latter win their final match). We've seen Lecce go up and down a few times between Serie A and B recently, but haven't seen Palermo in Serie A in over 30 years, so, first and foremost, go Palermo! (Plus, pink is cool! [:o)])

While I generally cheer for the southern teams, I'm glad to see Siena promoted to Serie A, because they are a small club from a small city (population not more than 60,000) and they have never been in Serie A before (in fact, they hadn't even been in Serie B since the 1930s until a few years ago, and were very close to relegation last season). (With Siena added we'll now have three teams with black-and-white striped jerseys in Serie A!)

quote:2 of the 3 teams already relegated are also from the south.
And the third is Genoa CFC (I just discovered the first "C" stands for "Cricket"!), Italy's oldest club (1893), winner of the most Italian championships (9, though the last in 1924) after Juve, Milan and Inter. There was controversy in the last game when the club's crazy president (who stepped down from the role at Como earlier this season in protest of a PK called against his team!) sent out the youth team to face Triestina even though they still had a chance for survival. To make matters worse for their fans, as mentioned city rivals Samp were promoted to Serie A.
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quote:Originally posted by beachesl

In terms of promotion from Serie B, there is a good chance that at least one other "sud" team will be in Serie A as well, either Lecce (from Puglia, south of Bari) and Palermo (the capital of Sicily), or both will take the two remaining promotions (Sampdoia from Geonoa, and Siena in Tuscany, both from the North , already promoted). The two teams they are fighting for on the last day in are Ancona Centre-East) and, on the outside, Triestina (from Trieste, a large Port city in the extreme Northeast, on the border with Slovenia). Could be play-offs if a tie on points.

Great news: Telelatino will be showing Lecce vs. Palermo. However, it will be on tape delay: the match will be played Saturday, June 7 at 2:30 PM EDT and will be broadcast on Sunday, June 8 at 11:00 AM EDT. So please don't post the score!

It's not just a "good chance" that either Lecce or Palermo will be promoted, it's actually guaranteed that one of them will be promoted: whoever wins will be promoted, and Lecce will be promoted in the case of a draw. The only way they can both be promoted is if Palermo wins and Ancona loses to force a playoff (which would be either Lecce vs. Ancona or Lecce vs. Triestina should the latter win their final match). We've seen Lecce go up and down a few times between Serie A and B recently, but haven't seen Palermo in Serie A in over 30 years, so, first and foremost, go Palermo! (Plus, pink is cool! [:o)])

While I generally cheer for the southern teams, I'm glad to see Siena promoted to Serie A, because they are a small club from a small city (population not more than 60,000) and they have never been in Serie A before (in fact, they hadn't even been in Serie B since the 1930s until a few years ago, and were very close to relegation last season). (With Siena added we'll now have three teams with black-and-white striped jerseys in Serie A!)

quote:2 of the 3 teams already relegated are also from the south.
And the third is Genoa CFC (I just discovered the first "C" stands for "Cricket"!), Italy's oldest club (1893), winner of the most Italian championships (9, though the last in 1924) after Juve, Milan and Inter. There was controversy in the last game when the club's crazy president (who stepped down from the role at Como earlier this season in protest of a PK called against his team!) sent out the youth team to face Triestina even though they still had a chance for survival. To make matters worse for their fans, as mentioned city rivals Samp were promoted to Serie A.
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Hey DJT; it is a lighter Rose colour, not really pink [B)]. Their nickname is 'Il Rosanero' or in Anglais 'The BlackRose'. Dates back to literallly, over 50 years or so. On the Ultras website, i had a blurb on them and some websites prople can check out, eg, pictures, history, players and stadia.

Go PALERMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if Palermo is promoted i'll have two teams to cheer for in Serie A next year, Juve and Palermo. woohoo!!!!

Palermo has been playing awesome of late and have beaten Lecce before two to nil at home, but the road trips are usually funny.

If Palermo is promoted, i will definitely tune in on sunday on TLN.

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on a 'of interest' note; i wonder if the owners of L'Impact have any interest in this upcoming match b/w Palermo and Lecce, since the Saputo family originally are from outside of Palermo. I'm sure they cheer for biggger serie A clubs but maybe this might be more special since it is right in their backyard heritage, as it is for myself, although i'm from the next province over, it would be more so huge for Sicilians on the west part of the island.

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Well, Serie B has been decided.

Siena, Sampdoria, Lecce and Ancona are all promoted to Serie A. Lecce beat Palermo 3-0.

Catania, Genoa, Cosenza and Salernitana were all relegated to Serie C1. Napoli and Venezia stay in Serie B by one point.

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