Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 30

Season grades and performances – Defense

If for anything else, we, the Lazio fans can be proud of our defense. Only the Serie A winner AC Milan had a better defensive record that we did. The arrivals of Dias and Biava proved to be crucial in obtaining this record. Worth noting are also good performances by Radu and in particular Lichsteiner …

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May 27

Edy Reja remains with Lazio and why this is great news

In February of 2010, SS Lazio found itself in an unthinkable position: fighting for survival in Serie A. It was so apparent for some time that Davide Ballardini had lost it with the team and that persistence to continue with him at the helm of Lazio was seriously jeopardizing Lazio`s Serie A status. Once Claudio …

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May 25

Eagles return to Europe

When the Serie A that season ended few days ago started last end of August, Lazio was regarded as a team that would be fighting for a mid table position. Regardless of the fact that we had managed to strengthen the team with few quality signing here or there, the general consensus was that based …

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May 23

Lecce-Lazio 2-4! Europa League it is

And so it happened just like we all believe it would: Lazio got the win at Lecce but failed to grasp the final CL spot, despite having the same number of points as Udinese. Believe it or nor, I intentionally did not watch the match, as it was obvious that the other match played at …

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May 20

Lecce vs Lazio, match preview

vs       So, we take on Lecce in the ultimate match of season, a match that can decide nothing, or could be historic. Considering the circumstances, it is quite unlike for the latter to occur. So, what is actually at stake here? Theoretically, we could still grab the last Champions League, but for that to …

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May 20

Now this is what I call having fun

Find below some pictures from Formello, where Lazio players along with the coaching staff are having fun with barbecue prepared by an Argentinian cook!  

May 16

Lazio vs Genoa: report! Is this too late for Lazio?

Well, we managed to beat Genoa after a brilliant second half display but this will most probably prove to be insufficient for a CL spot, as Udinese managed to grab a vital away win @ Chievo yesterday to remain 2 points clear with one match to go. First half What a dreadful experience. True, 2 …

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May 12

Lazio vs Genoa: preview

vs      Date: Saturday, 14.05.2011  (18;00 hrs) Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome In the penultimate week of this Serie A season, Lazio hosts at Stadio Olimpico Genoa. The latter team has nothing to play for, as they are safe from relegation zone but yet, far in points for European competitions. This does not mean that a win …

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May 12

The nerves are to blame

Below, I tried to translate into English an interesting editorial from the Italian daily IL TEMPO. I tried my best, hope you understand something. The federal prosecutor, with a speed of elephant (the facts date back to March 13), has charged Stefan Radu for the rude gestures aimed at Roma following his expulsion in the …

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May 09

Udinese-Lazio 2:1, farewell Champions!?

  As I was unable to watch the first half due to technical issues with internet connection and because I it is hard to write something after the third consecutive defeat which basically ended our hopes of a Champions League spot, I provide you with several links where you can read the reports. First is …

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