Fans fight back in Italy over signings

July 15, 2008

Poulsen has signed for Juve despite fan opposition

Amongst all the talk of football and footballers losing touch with the common fan, supporters in Italy are fighting back.

There have been at least four recent incidents where fans have protested against potential signings they did not like. JuveĀ supporters failed to stop Monday’s purchase of Christian Poulsen but did prevent a bid for Inter Milan’s Dejan Stankovic.

Christian Vieri has been abused on his return to Atalanta and Fiorentina fans halted a move for Lazio’s Luciano Zauri.

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PHOTO: Christian Poulsen while on national duty with Denmark in 2007. REUTERS/Scanpix Denmark


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Farnk Lampard to SerieA…very interesting rumor…

Posted by kovolikessoccer | Report as abusive

Poulsen could be the replacement of veteran Zanetti. Juve desperately need another defensive midfield, who can break opponent style of playing. Sissoko only will not enough. Tiago? He is a playmaker type, but lack of confidence last season. I hope he will be better.

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