the view from italy

Bologna struggle in centenary year

April 29, 2009
By Roberto Gotta
No baloney, but it's funny how the name "Bologna" evokes memories of everything, outside of Italy, except a successful football team. 45 years have now passed since the local side last won a Scudetto in a memorable play-off against Inter in Rome, and their modern-day battles revolve mostly around trying to avoid becoming a side who push the elevator button up and down every year.

Having left the Serie B last year, they were expected to establish a mid-table presence this time, backed ...

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