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Underestimated Roma

What is so dispiriting about Roma’s Serie A season is that, at least on paper, there is nothing that impressive in being second to Juventus, especially when the Scudetto champions have looked so dominant throughout. Competing with the Old Lady has no margin for error, making any runner-up look like an also-ran.

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Five things Inter need in a new manager to accelerate rebuild

With Inter sacking Stefano Pioli ten days ago, fans of the Nerazzurri can expect another summer rife with rumours and speculation.

While it may be too early to talk about the numerous candidates set to replace him, it isn’t premature to discuss what Inter’s future manager will need to do to keep both the club (and his own reputation) afloat.

Here are five key issues that have to be addressed if the blue side of Milan is to have anything to celebrate next season.

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Which African and Asian players will Serie A miss the most?

With the African Cup of Nations and Asian Cup in full swing, fans the world over now have an excuse to sneakily watch football at work every day of the week. A few, however, won’t be best pleased to find out that their teams’ stars could be away for weeks, or more if they pick up an injury.
We all got to see the most xenophobic wing of this school of thought when Bordeaux manager Willy Sagnol revealed his true feelings about the African Cup of Nations late last year, so why not target a federation who elected a racist president? Step forward Italy, who elected Giogio Tavecchio despite some horrific comments about African players made in the run-up to the voting.
So, without further ado, let’s review which absences will hurt their respective teams the most.

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