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Women's League in Italy

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by bzygo, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. bzygo

    bzygo New Member

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    Does anyone know if there is a Women's Calcio League in Italy? I thought I found some information on such a league, but have not been able to find that info again.
     


  2. bzygo

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  3. chinadaiyi

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    yes,seria A and seria B.

    12 teams join seria A.
    Atalanta
    Bardolino
    Chiasiellis
    Sassari Torres
    Fiammamonza
    ACF Milan
    Reggiana Femminile
    Riozzese
    Roma CF
    Tavagnacco
    Torino
    Venezia 1984
    and the bardolino we named verona,the 4TH of past year europ champions league .but after FCR,Ur?mk.Arsenal.

    if you want change mind with me
    E-mail:[email protected]
     
  4. gricio61

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    I have recovered this old thread about the Italian championship to introduce the 2011-2012 season that started last Saturday with these matches:

    Sassari Torres 3 - Riviera di Romagna 0
    Roma 1 - Venezia 2
    Mozzanica 1 - Verona Bardolino 2
    Chiasiellis 0 - Brescia 3
    Como 2 - Tavagnacco 2
    Milan 0 - Torino 3
    Firenze 0 - Lazio 1

    3 of the 4 supposedly stronger teams (Torres, Verona and Brescia) won their matches, only Tavagnacco, still recovering from the 0-5 against Malmoe :(, couldn't go beyond a draw against the newpromoted Como.
    Here the highlights of 2 matches:
    Mozzanica - Verona http://youtu.be/6faeDB93DMM
    Chiasiellis - Brescia http://youtu.be/OstPUmamhIs

    Sidenote1: the Italian League is still amateurish, so the teams named after well-known male teams (Milan, Lazio, Roma, Torino etc.) have nothing to do with them, they aren't the female counterparts like Frankfurt in Germany or Lyon in France...
    Sidenote2: because this not-professional nature, teams can recruit only 1 foreign player (besides players with double citizenship), but from next year it will possible to recruit 2 of them :)

    Enough for today, I'll try to keep this thread regularly updated, and I hope that other italian fans will join in it ;)
     


  5. kool-aide

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    Welcome, gricio61. Thanks for bumping this thread and providing a link to highlights & info on the league.

    An American w/ dual citizenship is/was the starting keeper for the Italian national team (Ana Maria Picarelli). Do you know what club she's with right now? I know she tried to find a summer playing gig in the USA but I'd think she'd want to keep playing over the fall/winter.
     
  6. gricio61

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    Hi, Kool-aide, thanks for the kind words.

    Anna Maria Picarelli is still in the NT roster, she has just been called for the upcoming matches against Macedonia and Russia for the Euro 2013 qualification.
    According to the italian websites, now she is with "Pali Blues Soccer Club"; since I don't know a football (soccer) italian team named that way, I presume it's a usa based team...
     
  7. kool-aide

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    Pali Blues is a W League team that plays only in the summer. The season runs basically May-July. Many of their players still have USA college eligibility and return to their school clubs. That's why I wondered what Picarelli was going to do for the fall/winter. Surely she'll need to stay game fit?
     
  8. JanBalk

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    The best and most well know womens soccer club in Frankfurt (1. FFC Frankfurt) are not the female counterparts to a male side, unlike the slightly less successfull FSV Frankfurt.
     
  9. gricio61

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    Second game week results:

    Verona 2 - Chiasiellis 1
    Brescia 2 - Firenze 0
    Tavagnacco 4 - Mozzanica 0
    Riviera di Romagna 0 - Como 0
    Torino 0 - Torres Sassari 3
    Venezia 1 - Milan 1
    Lazio 0 - Roma 0

    Torres, Verona and Brescia are already in the lead with 6 points, and the fourth "big", Tavagnacco, runs after with 4 points. Next matches in 2 weeks, for the NT Euro matches with Macedonia and Russia.

    Highlights of the matches:
    Verona - Chiasiellis http://youtu.be
    /oifHl4CBxw0

    Brescia - Firenze http://youtu.be/qhiU7oPZ12U

    Take a look at Valentina Boni, n° 10 of Brescia (the small girl with long curly hairs), IMO a really classy player, at least for our standards :cool:
    Sidenote: in the highlights you'll se also 2 of the few foreign girls playing here, the GK of Brescia (Lucjia Mori NT Slovenia) and Verona (Swedish Stephanie Ohrstrom) :)
     
  10. ceezmad

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    So the league still divided onto Serie A and B with pro/rel like back in 2008 I assume.
     
  11. JanBalk

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    Stephanie Öhrström have a pretty interesting blog about her time playing in Italy (in Swedish):
    http://www.damfotboll.com/blogg/stephanie-och-italienska-ligan
     
  12. kool-aide

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    Thanks for the link. I laughed at the part where she said a ref said she should go back to Sweden.

    (or at least I think she was talking about the ref. My Swedish is non-existent and google translate not always reliable).
     
  13. JanBalk

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    Google got that right, but he didn't dare say it to her direct so he said so to one of her defenders :)
     
  14. gricio61

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    May be would be easier for you to follow this: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stéphanie-Ohrstrom-Official/104542626289006
    She updates it daily, both in english and in italian (kind of, she's still learning :) )
    Looks like she's a big Juventus fan :mad:, anyway, she's forgiven
     
  15. gricio61

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    Not exactly, this year the Women League Commissioner (I don't know if it's the correct word in english, I mean the big boss), who is appointed from the football federation and not from the teams, enforced to create a "Serie A2", putting together the former Serie B, Serie C (partly), and the teams relegated last year from Serie A :eek:
    So now there are 4 groups, divided according the geography, with a grand total of more than 50 teams, thus putting together well-organized teams with national experience and super-amateurish teams that never played outside their region, but had just the money to enroll in this new series! :mad:
    At the end of the season will be 3 relegations from Serie A and 5 advancements from Serie A2, so next year in Serie A will be 16 teams, while, as far as I know, nothing is still decided about the destiny of Serie A2.
    These decisions went against the will of most of the teams, that would rather adopt the german bundesliga model, with a 12 teams 1° division and a 2° div. with 20-25 teams in total.
    In their views (and in mine, too) this is the only way for the italian female football to grow up, and for the teams to achieve a more professional feature...but until the destiny of the female football won't be in the hands of the teams themselves, I am afraid that will prevail reasons that have few or nothing with the sport :(
    I hope I had made myself clear, it's not easy to explain the enigma of the italian (sport) bureaucracy..
     
  16. ceezmad

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    True, but Regional conferences make sense to save on money, I mean the less money the clubs lose, the longer they will keep on playing.
     
  17. JanBalk

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    And the 2° div split in two? one north and one south?
    It's the same way the Swedish Wones Leauges is organized.
    But currently they are planning to join the two 2° div to one, since the quality and finances of the teams seems to be able to allow for it, but the final decision isn't taken yet.
     
  18. Micol

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    Not exactly about the Italian league, but an interview with national team goalie Katja Schroffenegger (in German). She plays for USV Jena in Frauen-Bundesliga, and the reason her club is struggling against relegation is not Schroffenegger's excellent performance but the fact that they don't manage to score goals. I'd love to see her play some time.
     
  19. gricio61

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    Thanks for the link, Micol.
    It's funny to see, how she, as a Sudtiroler, marks (unconsciously, I think) the differences with Italian people, habits, food etc; no wonder that she choiced to go to play and study in Germany rather than to stay in Italy, where she surely could have big chances to join a top team (she had been appointed best italian GK last year, although playing in a team that at the end of the season was relegated). And I am saying this without argument, I like the girl and I perfectly understand her choice. :)

    Changing topic, last Saturday the NT won 9-0 against Macedonia, no needing to say without any cover from the italian media...2 days after some fan found out that the match had been broadcasted live by the macedonian TV and could be seen via web too ! :mad: Our federation didn't care to inquire about this so that nobody in Italy knew! It's unbelievable, I don't really know if to laugh or to cry...:confused:
     
  20. gricio61

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    After the break for the NT matches, last saturday Serie A teams played the 3° gameweek, here the results:

    Como - Torino 1-2
    Firenze - Chiasiellis 3-1
    Tavagnacco - Verona 3-1
    Milan - Lazio 2-0
    Mozzanica - Riviera di Romagna 2-2
    Roma - Brescia 0-1
    Torres - Venezia 1-0

    In the table Torres and Brescia lead with 9 points, Tavagnacco has 7 points, Verona and Torino 6.

    Highlights of the big match Tavagnacco - Verona http://youtu.be/jptaGK8k5dQ
    Roma - Brescia http://youtu.be/VgPD2IrG7lA
    and Mozzanica - RdR http://youtu.be/hzB4h6O7Er0

    Tomorrow is again matchday, to make up for the NT duties (is holiday here in Italy), I'll keep you updated as soon as possible :)
     
  21. gricio61

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    Results of the Tuesday matchday:

    Verona - Firenze 4-0
    Brescia - Milan 1-0
    Chiasiellis - Roma 2-2
    Riviera di Romagna - Tavagnacco 1-1
    Torino - Mozzanica 1-0
    Venezia -Como 1-1
    Torres didn't play for the CL yesteday's match

    In the table, now Brescia is leading with 12 pt., Torres (1 match to catch up), Verona and Torino 9 pt., Tavagnacco 8 pt.
    Highlights of the matches of Verona: http://youtu.be/HegQruTIUwc
    and Brescia: http://youtu.be/sAXpfoEPG1s

    I attended at the match Riviera di Romagna-Tavagnacco; RdR, with a strong match, a great GK, and a bit of luck got a draw facing one of the claimants to the champ, as a confirmation that this year the teams are pretty balanced, and most of the matches haven't an appointed winner ;)
    Next matchday on Saturday...
     
  22. gricio61

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    Saturday's matchday:

    Como - Brescia 1-1
    Tavagnacco - Venezia 5-2
    Milan - Firenze 1-4
    Mozzanica - Lazio 1-0
    Riviera di Romagna - Torino 0-2 :(
    Roma - Verona 0-5
    Torres - Chiasiellis 1-1

    In the table, Brescia is leading with 13 points, Verona and Torino (surprise team!) are at 12, Tavagnacco 11, Torres 10 (1 match less)

    On Saturday, both Brescia and Torres got a draw facing bottom-chart teams, thus now there are 5 teams fighting for the leadership, and no clear favourite...and next Saturday is scheduled Brescia-Torres and Torino-Tavagnacco :cool:

    Highlights of the matches:
    Como-Brescia: http://youtu.be/pVnKTPX8A7w
    Roma-Verona: http://youtu.be/kBrO8SblmjY
    Mozzanica-Lazio: http://youtu.be/SIBzbxl_Bbw
     
  23. ceezmad

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    Not a fan of Torino?
     
  24. gricio61

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    No, I haven't nothing against Torino, but I am rooting for Riviera di Romagna (mainly because it's the closer team, has just been promoted and I would like it could be able to stay in Serie A next year too..)
    I was at the match and I must admit that Torino deserved the victory, it's a young team (I mean the average age of the players) with a couple of really talented girls, also in the U20 NT, who made the difference...
     
  25. gricio61

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    Saturday/Sunday results:

    Lazio - Como 1-0
    Verona - Riviera di Romagna 5-0
    Chiasiellis - Milan 2-0
    Firenze - Roma 5-0
    Torino - Tavagnacco 0-2
    Venezia - Mozzanica 1-6
    Brescia - Torres 1-4

    The 2 "big matches" outcomes have turned upside down a bit the table: the new leader is Verona with 15 pt., Tavagnacco has 14 pt., Torres (1 match to catch up) and Brescia 13 pt., and Torino 12 pt.

    Highlights of the matches Verona-RdR: http://youtu.be/z0WYKq7regg
    and Brescia-Torres: http://youtu.be/QwMSAD_5Xks
    On Sunday I too was at Brescia, and I have to say that those 3,5 hours train/bus trip fully worthed: 5 goals, many beautiful actions (mainly from Torres), and in the whole a very pleasant match...Torres played great, it's really a shame that hasn't been able to get through the 8th in CL against Brondby, IMO it wasn't out of its reach (who knows, may be a bad day...), anyway this year too is the team to beat for the Championship :cool:
    Next week-end no play for the NT matches against Poland and Greece, Serie A will resume Nov. 26th :)
     
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