FIVE for 2019

Soccer 360 - - Serie A -

SOME­ONE STOP JUVE

Ju­ven­tus look set to win yet an­other Scud­etto, but how won­der­ful would it be to see an­other ti­tle chal­lenge like we saw last sea­son? That’s noth­ing against Ju­ven­tus or their bril­liant Coach and squad, but a healthy Serie A with a strong ti­tle chal­lenger against the Old Lady would be a huge ben­e­fit to the League.

MI­LAN MAKE WAVES

If you can have one Mi­lan side do­ing well in Serie A, it’s a good thing. But if you have two, it makes the League so much stronger. If Mi­lan and In­ter can get it to­gether long enough to com­pete with each other for a Cham­pi­ons League place, then Serie A will be­come a much more in­ter­est­ing place.

GENOA END THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

Ivan Juric might be the un­luck­i­est Coach in Euro­pean football. Since 2016, Jur­cic has man­aged Genoa three sep­a­rate times, but each time he’s been sacked and re­placed by some­one else, the most re­cent oc­ca­sion be­ing Ce­sare Pran­delli.

It would be a huge achievement for the club if they can keep Pran­delli for longer than six months.

EUROPA LEAGUE WILD­CARD

The Europa League race has been rather ex­cit­ing in the first six months of 2018, but in 2019 it would be so fun to see clubs such Sas­suolo, Torino, Fiorentina and Ata­lanta keep up their Euro­pean push and chal­lenge Lazio for their Europa League spot.

A bunch of new teams in the Euro­pean mix keeps the League fresh and com­pe­ti­tion keeps teams on their toes, which could be the per­fect sit­u­a­tion in Serie A this sea­son.

MOVE FOR­WARD ON RACISM

A huge is­sue in Ital­ian football has been racism in the past few years and in the words of Kevin-Prince Boateng of Sas­suolo, ‘noth­ing has changed.’ And he’s right, but it would be a huge pos­i­tive for Ital­ian football to have harsh sanc­tions on both fans and play­ers when they’re caught us­ing racially of­fen­sive lan­guage — it would mas­sively im­prove the im­age of the League both in Europe and across the globe.

WILL SOME­ONE FI­NALLY STOP JU­VEN­TUS? WILL BOTH MI­LAN CLUBS RE­TURN TO FOR­MER GLO­RIES? AND WHAT OF THE PROB­LEMS ON AND OFF THE FIELD, TOM SC­HOLES ASKS…

Ju­ven­tus lift­ing the Scud­etto has be­come a toofa­mil­iar sight

Serie A would ben­e­fit hugely from the Mi­lan clubs duk­ing it out at the top of the ta­ble again

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