News Roundup As We Take a Deep, Post-European BreathBy: Martha | November 29th, 2007
â€¢Because of their participation in the Club World Cup next month, Milan’s Serie A matches against Reggina and Livorno have been postponed; the new dates have not yet been announced.
â€¢Giorgio Chinaglia has been fined â‚¬4.2 million for market manipulation, related to his attempted takeover of Lazio in 2005. Just guessing here, but I have a feeling that fine’s never going to be paid.
â€¢According to La Repubblica, Fabio Capello and Ronaldo were on the same plane to Lisbon on Wednesday. When asked about their interaction, the man who more or less ran the fatty out of Madrid said “I asked him how much he weighs.” Brilliant.
â€¢Speak of Ronaldo, maybe God wants him to retire: Finally back to health, the lumpy Brazilian injured his calf warming up in the second half of Milan’s Champions League match yesterday and will likely miss Saturday’s match against Juve. In addition, he’s questionable for the team’s trip to Tokyo.
â€¢After going missing during the summer and then swearing he’d never play again for the club, Victor Obinna now says things are all good with Chievo, and that he’s going to stay and help bring the team back to Serie A. Not even thinking about leaving anymore, no sir.
â€¢Glasgow has forgiven Italy today. More or less, anyway.
â€¢Tribal Football claim Palermo have reached an agreement with Flamengo stud Renato Augusto. The 19-year-old allegedly has a â‚¬30 million release clause in his contract, and is being chased by suitors such as West Ham, Chelsea and Man United. I mention these things because they make Tribal’s reported price of Â£8 million sort of hard to believe.
â€¢In addition to Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Zlatan Ibrahimagic and The Great Totti are all on the (alleged) Golden Ball top 10 list.
â€¢Despite seeing him get turned inside out twice by Vincenzo Iaquinta last Sunday, Juve are again sweating Andrea Barzagli.
â€¢And, finally: Italian Cock Fined for Crowing.