Lippi, Calciomercato and Euro

I am back from a long holiday and the football world has been in full swing. Firstly a congratulations to Spain for winning the Euro 08 they played consistent, attractive football throughout the tournament and it is about time the Spaniards triumphed after 44 years of dry luck. After years of having their domestic league dominate the standings it was only time for Aragones' youngsters to triumph and well done to them.

As the majority of my holidays took place in Italy it was rather disappointing to not be able to watch an Azzurri game in Italy but the press was buzzing nevertheless with news on Lippi, calciomercato and the Euro.

Every day I managed to get hold of the "pink newspaper" and the majority of the news was ruled by
Lippi's return to the Nazionale. Suicide or another taste of Victory? I for one am not quite sure how to handle Lippi's return. "Nello" is a master at work on the field and he managed to combine something special two years ago but can that feat be redone? It is almost as if he is standing on the edge of a footballing miracle or suicide. Should he fail it could turn out nasty after all Bearzot is the only coach to win it twice in two separate errors. Only time will tell....

A never e
nding story in Italian football is the calciomercato. So far this summer has seen coaches come in and out and big name players leaving their teams for hopefully a new start. Alberto Gilardino did just that as he decided to leave Milan for the stunning city of Firenze where my family saw him playing beach volley under the Tuscan sun- at Forte dei Marmi. As ever a gentleman Gila kindly obliged for a photo to be taken of him -though not a very good one but nevertheless. The ex-Milan forward will surely have a fantastic time playing under his former Parma coach Cesare Prandelli.

And last night was the night where all speculation about Ronaldinho's future was brought to an end after Adriano Galliani sealed the deal with the Brazilian for him to join the Via Turati outfit; after two years of being courted by the rossoneri. After talks with Drogba and Adebayor failed 'Dinho came back into the picture where it seems he is happy to contend with UEFA Cup football.
It's been an interesting three weeks and it can only get better...


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