Pitchside Europe: Juve emerge from shadow of scandal

“Juve’s insistence on kicking up a fuss over Calciopoli will not improve their popularity in the eyes of opposition fans but it has helped to foster the impression that the whole club is pulling in the same direction and is refusing to give up without a fight. In the sleek, compact Juventus Stadium – the first club-owned arena in Serie A – Juve also have a new symbol of communal identity to rally behind, as well as a menacing atrium in which to unsettle opposition teams.”

My latest Pitchside Europe column for the Eurosport website can be read here.

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