Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ferrara At Procida Summer Camp

Ciro Ferrara spent a day with the children subscribed to the Summer Camp in Procida. The coach is enjoying the last few days of his holidays prior to the imminent return to sporting activities on the 9th of July.

In confirmation of the union of the Juventus technical staff accompanying the coach were his collaborators Massimiliano Maddaloni and Dood Sormani who descended on the field to train the 90 boys subscribed. The boys were rewarded with autographs and photos at the end of the session.

This is an example of the surprises which the children (8 to 16 years of age) subscribed to the Summer Camps organized by the Juventus Soccer Schools can expect. The project which has been doing extremely well since the Summer of 2004 when it was launched in Bardonecchia as the only location has been expanded to other tourist localities like Procida in Campania, Roncegno Terme and Madonna di Campiglio in Trentino, San Marino in the Republic of San Marino and Horsham in England in which last locality English is also part of the training.
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Juve revisit Alonso idea

According to Tuttosport, the Juventus board have given Alessio Secco the all clear to sign Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.

The Bianconeri tried to buy Alonso last year, only for Claudio Ranieri to turn his attention to Christian Poulsen.

Tuttosport understands Juventus want the 27-year-old Spain international to anchor their midfield so Diego can fully express his talent.

A new bid for Alonso was apparently prepared four days ago as talks with Udinese for Gaetano D'Agostino began to deteriorate.

The Bianconeri face serious competition in the race to sign Alonso, who is being valued at £21m amid interest from Real Madrid.

Juventus will need to sell players if they are to raise enough funds to complete the transfer.

Poulsen is the one of the players who is up for sale.

However, at the weekend he rejected a move to Fenerbahce and insisted he wants to stay in Bianconero.
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Juventus Ready To Pounce On Lazio Star Goran Pandev

Lazio's Goran Pandev lets the fans at the San Siro know who's going through to the next round of the Coppa Italia (Grazia Neri)

The Macedonian attacker has emerged as one of the Old Lady's prime targets...

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Juventus Eye Romanian Starlet Cristian Tanase

Juventus logo (Foto Grazia Neri)

Juventus have laid their eyes on Romania international midfielder Cristian Tanase who plays for FC Arges.

The 22-year-old has popped up on the club's radar as the chase for a midfielder continues. After the Gaetano D'Agostino deal collapsed, Juve have been linked with Liverpool's Xabi Alonso, and now Tuttosport claim Tanase is the latest player to attract attention in Turin.

However, the Old Lady are not the only club interested in the star as Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk are keen on Tanase according to club president Andrei Penescu.

"There are talks underway with Shakhtar directors, but nothing is for certain at the moment.

"If there are other offers then we will accept the best one."

Voices in Romania claim Arges want around €4million, and Fiorentina, Besiktas and Stuttgart are also reportedly interested. Many have claimed Tanase is the new Adrian Mutu.

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Pele Predicts Diego To Star At Juventus, Italy To Shine At World Cup

Pele - MasterCard - football business (AFP)

Pele talked about the Confederations Cup final, Brazil coach Dunga, the World Champions, and new Juventus playmaker Diego.

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Lega Calcio 2009/10 Ball Presented

The first official matches are still quite far, however today a fundamental element was presented: the new ball which will be used in all the competitions organized by the Lega Calcio, that is the Serie A and B championships, the Coppa Italia Tim Cup, The Italian Super Cup and the Primavera championship.

Just like in the last few seasons, since Lega Calcio chose to use one unique ball, Nike will be providing the new model. It is the “Nike Total 90 Ascente”, is red and silver in colour and was officially presented this morning.

Amongst the many champions who have already had the occasion to test it and leave their comments is Claudio Marchisio. The Juventus midfielder had this to say: "The external material of which it is made guarantees ball control".
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