After a huge victory against rivals Catania, Palermo head into the most difficult portion of their schedule as they face Inter, Juventus, Udinese and Fiorentina over the next four fixtures. Continue reading
A cracker of a game filled with plenty of goals and numerous comebacks. In many ways, the last game of the 2011/12 season mirrored that very first game at the Barbera way back in September. Continue reading
When the Rosanero take the field on Sunday afternoon, it will be the last home game for this disappointing 2011-12 season. Continue reading
Inching ever so closer to mathematical safety, Palermo will attempt to earn something out of a place where they haven’t won in Serie A since 1951 when they take on Napoli at the San Paolo. Continue reading
From disappointing to disgraceful, the season of Palermo can be summed up in that short participial phrase. Continue reading
The last time these two teams played each other, it was the “Fog Bowl” that ended in a 0-0 draw. Continue reading
Palermo are gearing up for a torrid run of four games in the next ten days. While the Rosanero have reached the 40 point mark, they are not exactly “safe” from relegation. Continue reading
As most of you have probably heard by now, there hasn’t been any calcio his weekend because of the tragic death of Piermario Morosini. The talented 25-year old suffered a heart attack during Pescara-Livorno and passed away on the way to the hospital. Only a month after Fabrice Muamba only barely escaped the same fate, the death of Morosini is again showing why players need to be screened often.
So, as there was no Palermo-Parma, let’s try something new on UltraPalermo.com. Our Mailbag will present you with short news, rumors and trivia about Palermo and also gives you the chance to suggest some topics for us to give attention to. Because, after all, even we can forget to cover important topics! So, aside from this appeal for even more of your cooperation, these are the things that people talked about this weekend considering Palermo.
Hernandez stays until 2016
It seemed unclear if Abel Hernandez still had a future in Palermo after another season failing to become the player everybody expected him to be 2 years ago, but the Uruguayan extended his contract with the club until 2016. Big vote of confidence from the rosanero directors, making Abel a very happy man: ‘As I’ve said before, I feel great in Palermo and really wanted to stay. I’m very happy to have been given this extension and will do everything to make sure the teams finished before Catania this season.’
It’s always a good thing to see that people think about more than big transfers. Let’s just hope that with that extension finally comes an amazing season with a lot of goals.
Fosschi shines his light
Rino Fosschi, former rosanero DS and the man that brought Edinson Cavani to Palermo, has spoken about Cavani’s transfer to Napoli. Pretty strange, seeing as Cavani was sold to Napoli almost 2 season ago. Fosschi said he ‘finds it strange that Zamparini sold him to Napoli for 18 million, when Man City wanted to spend 22.’ Fosschi also mentions that Palermo initially were in South America for Pato, but the Brazilian was ‘too expensive’. Fosschi might have done wonders for this team, but I don’t see how these comments are relevant today. Maybe his job at Padova isn’t that exciting, after all.
We’ll end this first Mailbag with the biggest transfer rumor so far. Ahum. According to the ever-reliant Corriere dello Sport, both Roma and Milan are after Palermo’s CB Mattias Silvestre. Seems pretty unbelievable to see Silvestre leave after just one season. But hey, we all know how well Zampa negotiates with Milan during the last minutes of the summer mercato…
Gossip Steve out!
There are only two things worth noting about Sunday’s game against Bologna. Continue reading
No preview but an appeal for that elusive first win away from home… Continue reading