Genoa August VII: Goodbye Juraj Kucka

On Friday, I was shocked to learn  Genoa midfielder Juraj Kucka had moved to Serie A giants AC Milan in a €3 million transfer. This was a complete shock as Kucka, in most recent times, had been linked with moves to Germany and Turkey. Though I expected him to stay put at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris for at least another season.

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genoa line up vs Celta


Making preparations ahead of the new season, it kicks off in a week’s time, Genoa tasted heavy defeat against Spanish opposition last night. The Grifone travelled to Celta Vigo and were manhandled 4-0, the club were down three goals by halftime and showed no ability to create goals or put them away. As a fan, I shouldn’t expect preseason to be too much of an indicator of what will happen. But it’s hard not to.

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Soccer Travels: Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington D.C.

Since Washington D.C.’s NFL team the Washington Redskins moved into FedEx Field in 1997, Robert F. Kennedy Stadium has been allowed to rot as Major League Soccer’s DC United have been its main tenants. Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals played three seasons in the late-noughties at the famous stadium. However, the MLB team moved into Nationals Park in 2008.

Interestingly, the Redskins who have only been in FedEx Field for 17 seasons,  are already looking into building a new stadium in the coming years.

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Genoa blog: Do you know Il Mister?

A new Genoa blog has been posted in the Genoa section. This time I take a look at Genoa’s most successful coach William Garbutt, an English transplant that brought Genoa much success during his spell in charge during the early 1900s.

While Garbutt is typically ignored by the British press, he was well know in Italy and when he died in 1964, made front page news on the peninsula.

Genoa: August III – Do you know Il Mister?