Reuters Soccer Blog

Benitez to Juventus? Not likely

October 8, 2008

The press in both Italy and Britain are speculating that Juventus want Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez to replace Claudio Ranieri.

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.

Are sponsored stadiums worth it?

April 22, 2008

Juventus are to become the first Italian club to have their stadium sponsored.

The concept is so alien to Italians that Juve had to hold a presentation in Milan this week to explain what it was all about, and to look for sponsors. I went along hoping to speak to the directors about potential transfers but most of my Italian colleagues asked question after question about this strange new marketing trend.

Are expectations too high at Juve?

April 8, 2008

After winning promotion to the top flight, most clubs would be happy just consolidating their position for a season. But not Juventus.

Another fan death in Italy, should away travel be banned?

March 31, 2008

Italy is hoping the death of a Parma fan on Sunday was not the result of more fan violence.

What’s your least favourite stadium?

March 19, 2008

New Wembley

Juventus have decided to redevelop the moth-balled Stadio delle Alpi, one of the most unloved stadiums in the world.