The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio

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The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« il: 21 Ago 2015, 10:21 »
In a summer of transition for many of Italy’s top clubs, Lazio have been inconspicuous. They were the surprise package of last season, with an eight-match winning run between February and April propelling them into contention for a top-three finish and Champions League football – something that was eventually secured with a stunning 4-2 away win over fellow hopefuls Napoli on the final day of the season. It was the least that Lazio deserved; outside of Juventus they had been Serie A’s form team of 2015 and, without spending extravagantly, had built a strong, organised team capable of competing with anyone on their day.

This theme of steady progression has continued over the summer months. Rather than wild pursuits of star names, Lazio have brought in talented, affordable young players with vast potential. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the winner of the Bronze Ball at the Under-20 World Cup this year, was signed from Genk for €10m, while the promising pair Wesley Hoedt (free transfer from Twente) and Ricardo Kishna (€4m from Ajax) arrived from Holland. If Lazio are to win another Scudetto this season, it will be achieved in a different manner to their success in 2000, brought about by Sergio Cragnotti’s lavish spending on proven top-class players.

Much of the credit for Lazio’s sustainable transfer strategy must go to the club’s sporting director, Igli Tare. The Albanian spent his final two seasons as a player with the club before moving into his new position, where he has been responsible for co-ordinating the signature of many of the players that make up the team today, including Stefan de Vrij, Lucas Biglia, Marco Parolo and Felipe Anderson, each of whom cost under €10m in transfer fees. The transfer policy supplied the individual talent but still required good organisation, which is where coach Stefano Pioli comes in.

Pioli was appointed last summer after being sacked by relegation-threatened Bologna in early 2014. His selection was generally considered uninspiring, but he managed to knit together a wholesome unit from the players available to him. He showed tactical flexibility and positive man-management to get the best out of previous under-performers, such as the aforementioned Anderson.

The successful synergy of Tare’s expertise in the transfer market and Pioli’s coaching skill allowed Lazio to return to the top of Serie A last season, reach the Coppa Italia final and make the Champions League qualifying rounds. To reach the group stages, Lazio will have to negotiate a tough play-off with Bayer Leverkusen, though they have the advantage of going to Germany with a 1-0 lead gained in the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday. If Lazio go through, they would be entering Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 2007.

The coach: Stefano Pioli
Stefano Pioli was largely unheard of outside Italy when he was appointed last summer. He began coaching in his mid-30s, taking charge of Bologna’s youth team before forging a career improving the fortunes of Serie B sides such as Salernitana, Grossetto, Piacenza and Sassuolo. Despite a strong reputation in Italy’s second tier, he struggled to leave much of an imprint on Serie A with either Parma or Chievo.

However, Pioli finally made his breakthrough with Bologna, guiding the Rossoblu to consecutive safe mid-table finishes after years spent towards the bottom end of Serie A. Then, a downturn in form at the start of his third season in charge prompted his sacking last January before Lazio picked up the phone last summer.

His €600,000 salary meant that Pioli was the fifth lowest-paid coach in Serie A last season, which reflected the low level of expectation surrounding his hiring. He quickly dispelled any notions that he wasn’t up to the task by instilling a level of organisation that enabled Lazio to compete on even terms with the best in Italy, achieving their highest league position in seven years.

Key player: Antonio Candreva
Antonio Candreva is a player many know about but few truly appreciate. Heseems to consistently remain under the radar, perhaps because he has never quite established himself at any of Italy’s traditional top clubs.

Candreva spent six months with Juventus in 2010 but failed to leave enough of an impression to earn a longer deal. From there he had a difficult time with Parma and a short spell at Cesena before arriving in Rome on the last day of the January transfer window in 2012. Since becoming a Lazio player, Candreva has rarely looked back.

With his quick changes in tempo and direction coupled with a desire to beat his opposite man, Candreva has become a Lazio favourite and a regular in the Italy team. Indeed, it was his cross for Mario Balotelli that inflicted defeat upon England at last summer’s World Cup. He’s a regular source of attacking inspiration for his club and is elemental to Pioli’s tactics.

One to watch: Filip Djordjevic
With Miroslav Klose celebrating his 37th birthday this summer, Lazio have had to consider replacing the enduring striker with a younger model. This issue became more pressing when he came off at half-time during Tuesday’s win over Leverkusen with a suspected muscular tear.

Filip Djordjevic joined Lazio from Nantes on a free transfer last summer and scored nine goals in 26 appearances during his first year in Italian football. He was inches away from becoming a hero in the Coppa Italia final defeat to Juventus. With the match tied at 1-1 in the early stages of extra-time, Djordjevic received the ball to feet outside of the penalty box, turned and whipped a left-footed strike that thudded off of both posts before rebounding out to safety. Lazio eventually lost the match, but Djordjevic will be determined to ensure that near miss doesn’t define him.

The Serbian striker will miss the start of this season as he is recovering from an injury, but once fully fit he will be expected to take on the responsibility of ruffling opposition defenders’ feathers in Klose’s absence. With the customary settling in period now over, Djordjevic will be under pressure to hit double figures in his second season with Lazio. His failure to do so could be costly with so few genuine striking alternatives at the club.

Tactics
Pioli showed enough evidence of adaptability last season to suggest that his Lazio side will be well equipped to deal with the rigours of competing both domestically and on the continent. He switched to a 3-4-2-1 formation for the Coppa Italia final against Juventus without much prior warning. The formation was relatively successful, allowing Lazio to press high and restrict Juventus’ options passing out from the back.

Pioli may adopt that system again at some point this season, but generally speaking he will use a variant of a rough 4-5-1 shape. The five in midfield will either take the form of one defensive midfielder, two central midfielders and two wingers, or a double pivot with one advanced midfielder and two wingers. Against Leverkusen, Lazio lined up in the former shape, with Lucas Biglia at the base of midfield and Ogenyi Onazi and Marco Parolo further forward.

It’s sometimes difficult to properly assess exactly how Lazio will line up due to the interchangeable nature of these systems but one constant is that Pioli likes to have both Felipe Anderson and Candreva behind a lone striker. The pair are given a certain amount of creative license, often switching wings and occasionally drifting inwards.

Defensively, the full-backs – usually Dusan Basta and Stefan Radu – aim to congest space by moving infield when Lazio do not have the ball, making the defensive line more horizontally compact, before bursting forward down the flanks when Lazio win possession. Basta is particularly effective at this and is a regular source of attacking width on the right.

The starting line-up will probably be the same as last season, with the new additions likely to spend the majority of their first few months with the club on the bench, learning where they fit into the system. As a result, Lazio look settled and have less work than any of their rivals to do in integrating new players, though they must resolve the future of Biglia as soon as possible. The Argentinian has been reportedly close to leaving the club and, should he do so, there will be a gaping chasm at the heart of Lazio’s midfield that must be filled if they are to remain as effective as they were last season.


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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #1 il: 21 Ago 2015, 10:27 »
The Guardian e' fenomenale.
Un'ispirazione; la loro serie sulla tattica si staglia nel panorama (triste, OK) del giornalismo sportivo.
Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #2 il: 21 Ago 2015, 10:34 »
e vabbè, ma si sa che gli inglesi si considerano i maestri ma in realtà di calcio non capiscono niente   :DD

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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #3 il: 21 Ago 2015, 10:39 »
Bell'analisi, a noi può sembrare un pò ovvia e scontata, visto che viviamo la nostra Lazio, ma vista dall'esterno,  fa piacere leggere come si facciano analisi profonde e sincere (non pilotate come i vari cazzetta, trigorriere o le varie radiette..) come il progetto di Tare sia concreto e apprezzato (bello il passo con il paragone della grande Lazio del 2000 fatta di esborsi e grandi campioni...).

Belle anche le valutazioni dei giovani. Considerati grandi acquisti di prospettiva e non semplici parametri zero o scarti al mercatino delle riserve...come fatto presente da qualche addetto ai lavori qui in italia !!
Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #4 il: 21 Ago 2015, 10:47 »
but we don't have a project  :zzz:

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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #5 il: 21 Ago 2015, 10:49 »
bello per una volta leggere un articolo non condizionato da tifo e accordi vari

tra l'altro si insinua che potremmo vincere lo scudetto, e alla luce di quello che è scritto verso la fine (As a result, Lazio look settled and have less work than any of their rivals to do in integrating new players), mi viene da pensare che forse abbiamo più possibilità di quelle che pensiamo. juve, roma, napoli, inter e milan sono tutte da ricostruire, mentre noi siamo gli stessi dello scorso anno (chi lo ha detto che è un demerito?) con un anno in più di amalgama :meow:

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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #6 il: 21 Ago 2015, 11:13 »
SOlo questa frase
With the customary settling in period now over
dovrebbe essere memorizzata dalla meta' di questo forum.

No, devi da gioga' subbito, e devi da esse forte subbido.
Me servi oggi, no dopodomani (cit. riferita a SMS)

Il customary settling in period da noi non viene concesso.

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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #7 il: 21 Ago 2015, 11:16 »
SOlo questa frase dovrebbe essere memorizzata dalla meta' di questo forum.

No, devi da gioga' subbito, e devi da esse forte subbido.
Me servi oggi, no dopodomani (cit. riferita a SMS)

Il customary settling in period da noi non viene concesso.

amo speso 10 mijoni pe sta in panchina..

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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #8 il: 21 Ago 2015, 11:18 »
bello per una volta leggere un articolo non condizionato da tifo e accordi vari

Triste però che ormai occorra andare in Gran Bretagna per trovarlo.

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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #9 il: 21 Ago 2015, 11:42 »
Secondo me l'ha scritto Robylele.

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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #10 il: 21 Ago 2015, 11:57 »
Secondo me l'ha scritto Robylele.
Visto che nello stesso articolo vengono analizzate pure le merde, direi che sia abbastanza probabile. :DD
Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #11 il: 21 Ago 2015, 11:59 »
Secondo me l'ha scritto Robylele.



(con grande stima per roby ovviamente  :beer: )
Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #12 il: 21 Ago 2015, 12:58 »
Il mio inglese è pessimo (lo so, pure il mio italiano  :DD): qualcuno potrebbe tradurre per sommi capi il paragrafo che riguarda Djordvic?
Grazie anticipate (se ve va, si intende)
Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #13 il: 21 Ago 2015, 13:24 »
In a summer of transition for many of Italy’s top clubs, Lazio have been inconspicuous. They were the surprise package of last season, with an eight-match winning run between February and April propelling them into contention for a top-three finish and Champions League football – something that was eventually secured with a stunning 4-2 away win over fellow hopefuls Napoli on the final day of the season. It was the least that Lazio deserved; outside of Juventus they had been Serie A’s form team of 2015 and, without spending extravagantly, had built a strong, organised team capable of competing with anyone on their day.

This theme of steady progression has continued over the summer months. Rather than wild pursuits of star names, Lazio have brought in talented, affordable young players with vast potential. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the winner of the Bronze Ball at the Under-20 World Cup this year, was signed from Genk for €10m, while the promising pair Wesley Hoedt (free transfer from Twente) and Ricardo Kishna (€4m from Ajax) arrived from Holland. If Lazio are to win another Scudetto this season, it will be achieved in a different manner to their success in 2000, brought about by Sergio Cragnotti’s lavish spending on proven top-class players.

Much of the credit for Lazio’s sustainable transfer strategy must go to the club’s sporting director, Igli Tare. The Albanian spent his final two seasons as a player with the club before moving into his new position, where he has been responsible for co-ordinating the signature of many of the players that make up the team today, including Stefan de Vrij, Lucas Biglia, Marco Parolo and Felipe Anderson, each of whom cost under €10m in transfer fees. The transfer policy supplied the individual talent but still required good organisation, which is where coach Stefano Pioli comes in.

Pioli was appointed last summer after being sacked by relegation-threatened Bologna in early 2014. His selection was generally considered uninspiring, but he managed to knit together a wholesome unit from the players available to him. He showed tactical flexibility and positive man-management to get the best out of previous under-performers, such as the aforementioned Anderson.

The successful synergy of Tare’s expertise in the transfer market and Pioli’s coaching skill allowed Lazio to return to the top of Serie A last season, reach the Coppa Italia final and make the Champions League qualifying rounds. To reach the group stages, Lazio will have to negotiate a tough play-off with Bayer Leverkusen, though they have the advantage of going to Germany with a 1-0 lead gained in the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday. If Lazio go through, they would be entering Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 2007.

The coach: Stefano Pioli
Stefano Pioli was largely unheard of outside Italy when he was appointed last summer. He began coaching in his mid-30s, taking charge of Bologna’s youth team before forging a career improving the fortunes of Serie B sides such as Salernitana, Grossetto, Piacenza and Sassuolo. Despite a strong reputation in Italy’s second tier, he struggled to leave much of an imprint on Serie A with either Parma or Chievo.

However, Pioli finally made his breakthrough with Bologna, guiding the Rossoblu to consecutive safe mid-table finishes after years spent towards the bottom end of Serie A. Then, a downturn in form at the start of his third season in charge prompted his sacking last January before Lazio picked up the phone last summer.

His €600,000 salary meant that Pioli was the fifth lowest-paid coach in Serie A last season, which reflected the low level of expectation surrounding his hiring. He quickly dispelled any notions that he wasn’t up to the task by instilling a level of organisation that enabled Lazio to compete on even terms with the best in Italy, achieving their highest league position in seven years.

Key player: Antonio Candreva
Antonio Candreva is a player many know about but few truly appreciate. Heseems to consistently remain under the radar, perhaps because he has never quite established himself at any of Italy’s traditional top clubs.

Candreva spent six months with Juventus in 2010 but failed to leave enough of an impression to earn a longer deal. From there he had a difficult time with Parma and a short spell at Cesena before arriving in Rome on the last day of the January transfer window in 2012. Since becoming a Lazio player, Candreva has rarely looked back.

With his quick changes in tempo and direction coupled with a desire to beat his opposite man, Candreva has become a Lazio favourite and a regular in the Italy team. Indeed, it was his cross for Mario Balotelli that inflicted defeat upon England at last summer’s World Cup. He’s a regular source of attacking inspiration for his club and is elemental to Pioli’s tactics.

One to watch: Filip Djordjevic
With Miroslav Klose celebrating his 37th birthday this summer, Lazio have had to consider replacing the enduring striker with a younger model. This issue became more pressing when he came off at half-time during Tuesday’s win over Leverkusen with a suspected muscular tear.

Filip Djordjevic joined Lazio from Nantes on a free transfer last summer and scored nine goals in 26 appearances during his first year in Italian football. He was inches away from becoming a hero in the Coppa Italia final defeat to Juventus. With the match tied at 1-1 in the early stages of extra-time, Djordjevic received the ball to feet outside of the penalty box, turned and whipped a left-footed strike that thudded off of both posts before rebounding out to safety. Lazio eventually lost the match, but Djordjevic will be determined to ensure that near miss doesn’t define him.

The Serbian striker will miss the start of this season as he is recovering from an injury, but once fully fit he will be expected to take on the responsibility of ruffling opposition defenders’ feathers in Klose’s absence. With the customary settling in period now over, Djordjevic will be under pressure to hit double figures in his second season with Lazio. His failure to do so could be costly with so few genuine striking alternatives at the club.

Tactics
Pioli showed enough evidence of adaptability last season to suggest that his Lazio side will be well equipped to deal with the rigours of competing both domestically and on the continent. He switched to a 3-4-2-1 formation for the Coppa Italia final against Juventus without much prior warning. The formation was relatively successful, allowing Lazio to press high and restrict Juventus’ options passing out from the back.

Pioli may adopt that system again at some point this season, but generally speaking he will use a variant of a rough 4-5-1 shape. The five in midfield will either take the form of one defensive midfielder, two central midfielders and two wingers, or a double pivot with one advanced midfielder and two wingers. Against Leverkusen, Lazio lined up in the former shape, with Lucas Biglia at the base of midfield and Ogenyi Onazi and Marco Parolo further forward.

It’s sometimes difficult to properly assess exactly how Lazio will line up due to the interchangeable nature of these systems but one constant is that Pioli likes to have both Felipe Anderson and Candreva behind a lone striker. The pair are given a certain amount of creative license, often switching wings and occasionally drifting inwards.

Defensively, the full-backs – usually Dusan Basta and Stefan Radu – aim to congest space by moving infield when Lazio do not have the ball, making the defensive line more horizontally compact, before bursting forward down the flanks when Lazio win possession. Basta is particularly effective at this and is a regular source of attacking width on the right.

The starting line-up will probably be the same as last season, with the new additions likely to spend the majority of their first few months with the club on the bench, learning where they fit into the system. As a result, Lazio look settled and have less work than any of their rivals to do in integrating new players, though they must resolve the future of Biglia as soon as possible. The Argentinian has been reportedly close to leaving the club and, should he do so, there will be a gaping chasm at the heart of Lazio’s midfield that must be filled if they are to remain as effective as they were last season.

Adesso comparatelo con la stampa nostrana. Domanda: Ma se la squadra di rugby di Treviso si può iscrivere alla Celtic League, noi ci possiamo iscrivere alla Premier League?

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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #14 il: 21 Ago 2015, 13:35 »
Il mio inglese è pessimo (lo so, pure il mio italiano  :DD): qualcuno potrebbe tradurre per sommi capi il paragrafo che riguarda Djordvic?
Grazie anticipate (se ve va, si intende)

Racconta che Djordjevic è arrivato gratis dal nantes segnando 9 gol in 26 partite e che eà andato vicinissimo a diventare l'eroe della finale di Coppa Italia con il doppio palo preso. Conclude dicendo che sicuramente vorrà dimostrare di valere di più di un'occasione mancata di poco.
 
Poi continua:

L'attaccante serbo salterà l'inizio di questa stagione visto che sta recuperando da un infortunio, ma una volta recuperato ci si aspetta che prenda la responsabilità di disturbare i difensori avversari in caso di assenza di Klose
Con il consueto periodo di ambientazione ormai concluso , a  Djordjevic sarà chiesto di arrivare in doppia cifra in questa stagione. Nel caso in cui fallisse in questo obiettivo la società ne risentirebbe vista anche la scarsità di alternative di qualità in attacco
Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #15 il: 21 Ago 2015, 13:39 »
Il mio inglese è pessimo (lo so, pure il mio italiano  :DD): qualcuno potrebbe tradurre per sommi capi il paragrafo che riguarda Djordvic?
Grazie anticipate (se ve va, si intende)
sostanzialmente che è atteso a una stagione in doppia cifra come vice-Klose, essendo terminato il periodo d'adattamento citato da Tarallo, obiettivo che se non venisse raggiunto potrebbe pesare molto vista la mancanza di vere alternative nel ruolo.
Prevede anche che Filip vorrà riscattarsi dopo essere arrivato a pochi cm dalla gloria con il doppio palo in Coppa Italia
Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #16 il: 21 Ago 2015, 13:42 »

Racconta che Djordjevic è arrivato gratis dal nantes segnando 9 gol in 26 partite e che eà andato vicinissimo a diventare l'eroe della finale di Coppa Italia con il doppio palo preso. Conclude dicendo che sicuramente vorrà dimostrare di valere di più di un'occasione mancata di poco.
 
Poi continua:

L'attaccante serbo salterà l'inizio di questa stagione visto che sta recuperando da un infortunio, ma una volta recuperato ci si aspetta che prenda la responsabilità di disturbare i difensori avversari in caso di assenza di Klose
Con il consueto periodo di ambientazione ormai concluso , a  Djordjevic sarà chiesto di arrivare in doppia cifra in questa stagione. Nel caso in cui fallisse in questo obiettivo la società ne risentirebbe vista anche la scarsità di alternative di qualità in attacco

sostanzialmente che è atteso a una stagione in doppia cifra come vice-Klose, essendo terminato il periodo d'adattamento citato da Tarallo, obiettivo che se non venisse raggiunto potrebbe pesare molto vista la mancanza di vere alternative nel ruolo.
Prevede anche che Filip vorrà riscattarsi dopo essere arrivato a pochi cm dalla gloria con il doppio palo in Coppa Italia

OK Grazie  :up:
Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #17 il: 21 Ago 2015, 14:27 »
Esempio di vero giornalismo, non la carta igienica italica.
Un unico appunto: L'ho letto molto velocemente, ma parla di Ravel?

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« Risposta #18 il: 21 Ago 2015, 14:37 »
No.

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Re:The Guardian - pre season preview: Lazio
« Risposta #19 il: 21 Ago 2015, 14:46 »
Il mio inglese è pessimo (lo so, pure il mio italiano  :DD): qualcuno potrebbe tradurre per sommi capi il paragrafo che riguarda Djordvic?
Grazie anticipate (se ve va, si intende)

in pratica quasi sicuro vincemo lo scudo  :)

Blair Newman, molto ben fatto, informato anche su cose che solo leggendo giornali italiani puoi sapere. se avete un po' di tempo, il suo sito/blog e' spettacolare

http://tacticalcalcio.com/






 

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