Odds and Ends Because There’s Really Not Much Going On That’s Not Champions LeagueBy: Martha | November 27th, 2007
â€¢Gigi Cagni is shocked he was sacked. Aw. Poor guy — he did take Empoli to their first-ever European place, so I suppose it wasn’t unreasonable to expect a certain degree of loyalty.
â€¢Brazil’s Olympic team has been named, and a certain teenage Rossoneri is the only foreign-based players on the list. The team play on December 9, a match to which Pato is free to go, since all he can do at Milan is train for another month or so.
â€¢You can tell it’s a slow news day, because La Gazzetta have published a list of the 10 players in Serie A who have played the most minutes through week 13. The top two are Andrea Pirlo and Javier Zanetti , and four of the top five come from a Milan club, despite the fact that both have played only twelve matches so far. I’m not sure this is a good thing, though: Pirlo, Zanetti, Kaka and Esteban Cambiasso are likely to start leaking oil sooner or later — then where will their teams be? (The outsider in the top five is Andrea Barzagli, who started his personal leaking last Sunday night.)
â€¢Remember that Totti-blackmail story from back in December? Well, nevermind — the extortion case against the photographer in question has been dismissed because “there was no threat or profit.” Oh well.
â€¢The Zambro-to-Milan story is back, because his wife’s
boobs are “homesick and desperate to return to Italy.” Why it has to be Milan I don’t know, but Tuttosport (Warning! Warning!) is quoting the man himself as saying they’re the only club for which he could possibly play, were he to make the rumored return.