Category Archive: 2010/11

Jul 19

Few words on Federico Marchetti and Marius Stankevicious

Background Only few weeks back, none of us Lazio fans would have believed that Federico Marccheti and Marius Stankevicious would today be Lazio players in full effect. They were just two names of random Serie A players which only Serie A fanatics would know. However, as all of us are aware now SS Lazio has …

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Jul 13

Lorik Cana signs for Lazio and what this means for the team

The background to the deal When confirmations appeared after the January transfer window closed that Lazio had submitted a bid for Lorik Cana, I must say this took me completely by surprise. Lorik Cana is my co-patriot and we must admit that all of us want that our co-patriots play for our favorite teams. I …

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Jul 05

Abdoulay Konko signs with Lazio and what it means for the team

Background Immediately after the season was over, it became obvious that Stephan Lichsteiner had chosen to leave Lazio. As usual, Lotito was willing to fulfill player`s desire but of course, if the buying team would meet the asked price. From day one and in particular following appointment of new manager, Juve was on pole for …

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Jun 18

Roberto Mancini`s backheel goal in Parma-Lazio

In one football forum, someone had started an argument based on a quote by Real Madrid current President. He said that Zinedine Zidane`s goal in Real Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen Champions League final was the best goal in football. As one would expect, a lot of people jumped in the discussion suggesting this and that …

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Jun 10

Miro Klose joins Lazio and what it means for the team

Those of you who are unfamiliar with Miroslav Klose`s transfer to Lazio or if you were caught by surprise by this move, here is a short history of the case. Last January, Lazio coach Edy Reja had asked the team for a pure striker. Lazio have scouted and shortlisted two: Hugo Almeida (who ultimately ended …

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Jun 06

Season grades and performances – Attack

After analyzing last week the performances of Lazio defense and midfield, I conclude the rating by analyzing and the attack. We all expected more from the likes of Zarate and Floccari and much less from Kozak. Mauro Zarate – 5,5: I honestly expected so much more from the player whom we purchased for 20+ million …

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Jun 02

Season grades and performances – Midfield

After grading and analyzing the performance of Lazio defense during the last season (which if you missed can be found here) today it is the turn to grade the performance of Lazio midfielders. Ledesma – 7,5: This was probably Cris`s best season since he arrived at Lazio. Leaving his contractual problems behind, he had focused …

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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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