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The official home for audio programming from Black & White & Read All Over, SB Nation's community for fans of Juventus Football Club. *This podcast is not an official podcast of Juventus Football Club S.p.A. nor it is authorized and/or connected to Juventus Football Club S.p.A. Juventus Football Club S.p.A. is not responsible nor liable for the contents published in this podcast nor for its use. All trademarks and signs related to Juventus Football Club S.p.A. used and/or displayed in this podcast are exclusively owned by Juventus Football Club S.p.A.
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 223: The Turin derby ends in a scoreless mess

The second Derby della Mole of the season saw Juventus drop more points as they try and lock up a spot in the Champions League, with Dusan Vlahovic struggling in front of goal and Max Allegri doing ... well, Max Allegri things. On Episode 223 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the the scoreless draw with Torino — how Dusan Vlahovic is starting to test some patience levels, how much Juventus seriously set themselves up without much width, and how Juve’s second-half approach was very much like a Juve team of old. Juventus’ second-half performance against Torino was just ... bad. Why does Max Allegri continue to do these things like he did in the second half against Torino? And because Juve dropped points again against a team they shouldn’t drop points against, the race for the Champions League becomes just that much more of a stressful proposition. Twitter questions — including of Max Allegri’s self-help book actually has a misprint, how the heck can Juve’s players rediscover their ironclad mentality of yesteryear, how to avoid the constant loop of changing coaches, what about players struggling despite Allegri getting all of the blame, and just how good of a striker is Dusan Vlahovic after misses like he had against Torino. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202451 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 222: So, about all those links to Bologna players ...

With rumors aplenty flying about Juventus’ potential next manager and some of the players Cristiano Giuntoli might want to bring in from that squad, we take a look at the Bologna trio in which the Bianconeri will be linked to a lot over these next few weeks and months. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202427 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 221: Juventus get two straight wins for the first time since January

Juventus had their first successful week in quite a few weeks, with wins over Lazio in the Coppa Italia and their first league win in over a month, against Fiorentina, hopefully providing some positive vibes for the first time in a long time. On Episode 221 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how it was nice to see Juventus play some competent kind of football again and how Sunday’s win over Fiorentina felt like a carbon copy from what happened in Florence back in November. Thoughts on Juventus’ win over Fiorentina to give them their first victory in six weeks. Corto muso is back, baby! Thoughts on Juventus’ win over Lazio in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals. Twitter questions — including our confidence level for Juventus maintaining their spot in the top four, and how are three non-Thiago Motta names we could see potentially replacing Max Allegri as Juve’s manager next season. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20241 hour, 39 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 220: Another Juve-Fiorentina chat with Mr. Tito

We invite one of our best friends of the podcast who happens to host his own podcast about his favorite Serie A team onto your favorite podcast to talk about this weekend’s game between Juventus and Fiorentina at the Allianz Stadium. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202433 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 219: Juventus’ struggles have turned into a total collapse

Two weeks without a game wasn’t enough to turn the tide for Juventus, as Max Allegri’s squad suffered another defeated Saturday, this time to a Lazio squad that was playing its first game with a new manager. We get into the loss to Lazio as well as the overall situation regarding Allegri and his future at the club as his squad has now won just once in their last nine games. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202456 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 218: What could a new-look Lazio have in store for Juventus?

An old friend resigned as manager of Lazio earlier this month, and his replacement just so happens to be another old friend of ours from not so long ago. It’s Igor Tudor time at Lazio, as Juventus get set to face his new time quite a bit over the next couple of weeks. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202433 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 217: On Adrien Rabiot and his undecided future

One of Max Allegri’s most dependable players is out of contract again this summer, with Adrien Rabiot saying late last week that he still hasn’t made up his mind about where he will be playing next season. We take a look at the positives and negatives of a potential Rabiot contract extension. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202440 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 216: It goes from bad to worse for Juventus

Sunday’s lunchtime kickoff didn’t result in Juventus’ poor run of form getting any better, as a scoreless draw against Genoa extended the Bianconeri’s struggles into the first international break of 2024. On Episode 216 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from Juventus’ scoreless draw against Genoa — including how Dusan Vlahovic’s sending off reminded us of his old habbits of being irritated on the field, how nice Genoa’s away kit is, how things that Juve are now again struggling again are things we thought they had gotten over in the first half of the season. This eight-game run from Juventus has us tired. Thankfully, Juventus had a very strong first half of the season because the last eight games have not helped cement their standing in the top four. The vibes are bad. Twitter questions — including if there is any way Max Allegri fixes this and get his team back on track, and if we had to wake up so early in the U.S. to watch this game then why did it look like the team was so sleepy in Italy. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202458 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 215: Juventus do Juventus things, drop more points

It was the same kind of deal that we’ve seen from Max Allegri’s squad so many times over the last month and a half, with a game that Juventus could have won ending with yet another case of points being dropped. On Episode 215 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from Juventus’ draw against Atalanta — including how the defense continues to struggle and how that is supposed to be Max Allegri’s strongest point, how Arek Milik is representative of one of the biggest issues that this team has (translate: he’s not great despite scoring a goal), and how Fabio Miretti had another solid performance. So what the heck happened to Atalanta? What the heck has happened over the last seven games? There’s no singular reason as to why Juventus have struggled over the last month and a half, either. From manager to players, it’s basically on everybody. Twitter questions — including why things have gone so bad so quickly and how could Juventus even begin to get out of this sudden mess. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20241 hour, 2 minutes
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 214: Talking Juventus-Atalanta, Paul Pogba’s suspension

As Juventus gets set to face direct competitor for one of Serie A’s oh-so-valuable spots in the Champions League next season, the reality of Paul Pogba never playing a game again for the club truly set in with last week’s ruling about his long-term suspension coming down. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202431 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 213: Juventus let one slip away against Napoli

The first game of March brought a better team performance for Max Allegri and Juventus, but the Bianconeri’s finishing let them down mightily in a loss to Napoli that has extended a six-game run with very few points earned. On Episode 213 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the loss to Napoli — how it was a little odd to see Joseph Nonge subbed immediately out after he gave up the penalty late in the second half, how Fabio Miretti was a quite pleasant surprise against Napoli, and how Juve’s defense certainly fell asleep Juventus’ finishing against Napoli ... NOT VERY GOOD! So as much as people will blame Joseph Nonge, it’s the finishing in front of goal why Juventus didn’t win on Sunday night, right? Juventus executed their plan against Napoli quite well. It was the execution of shots in front of goal that let the team down. Twitter questions — including how we are feeling and what adult beverage(s) we might turn to after a game like that one, if Allegri was right to sub off Joseph Nonge right after he committed the game-changing foul in the penalty area, and how will the starting lineup that was used against Napoli will be looked upon. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202456 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 212: Juve head to Naples in search of back-to-back wins

Two teams that have not been playing very well of late (or for much of the 2023-24 season) face off at the Maradona looking to start the month of March off on the right foot. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202426 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 211: Juve actually won a game in February

It wasn’t pretty, but Juventus finally got a win in February, with relegation-threatened Frosinone giving the Bianconeri quite a scare before Daniele Rugani’s stoppage-time winner allowed his team to collect all three points. On Episode 211 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how fielding Federico Chiesa as a striker experiment needs to finally come to an end, and how Juventus looked unprepared coming out of the gate against Frosinone on Sunday. Thoughts on Juventus’ tight win over Frosinone. With Adrien Rabiot and Weston McKennie both having to be subbed out injured, Juventus’ midfield is likely to be even more shorthanded than it has been for much of the season. Federico Chiesa’s ongoing struggles have things in an interesting spot. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202452 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 210: Can Juventus actually get a win in February?

The month of February has seen Juventus’ Scudetto hopes come to an end — and then some — as they look to get their first win in four weeks and try to hang onto second place as they face another relegation battler at the Allianz Stadium. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202426 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 209: Juventus’ month of February has only gotten worse

Juventus’ horrid run in the month February rolled on this past Saturday, as their winless streak extended to four games with another draw against a relegation battler in Hellas Verona. On Episode 209 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from Juventus’ loss to Hellas Verona — including how Andrea Cambiaso continues to be a bright spot and a spark amid the recent darkness, and how Max Allegri’s tinkering in the second half again left us scratching our heads. Things are bad. Very bad. So what the heck has happened to Juventus? If Juventus’ struggles appear to be mental more than physical, where does the solution come from? Is there even a solution? Twitter questions — including general foul moods because of Juventus, the perma-struggles of Filip Kostic along the left wing, if the Arek Milik red card against Empoli has created a butterfly effect of sorts, the eight-minute cameo of Kenan Yildiz, Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa all on the field at once, and thoughts on Carlos Alcaraz’s first real chunk of playing time as a Juventus player. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/202446 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 208: Juventus are in the midst of a February to forget

Max Allegri’s squad dropped points for the third straight game, with a 1-0 loss to relegation battler Udinese putting salt in the wound following last week’s Derby d’Italia loss to Inter that put a serious dent in Juventus’ Scudetto hopes. On Episode 208 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including why (AGAIN) is Alex Sandro still playing meaningful minutes for Juventus this season, and how things were very much an “odd” tactical setup against Udinese because of Federico Chiesa and others. So, yeah ... about that performance against Udinese. Has much have the last three games just absolutely killed Juventus’ mojo from basically all of January when they were winning and winning with plenty of room to spare? How much of these last three games — and especially the loss to Udinese — really on Max Allegri? Oh, and by the way, even though Juventus’ status in the top four is still pretty comfortable, their advantage over third-place AC Milan is now down to a single point. Not great! Twitter questions — including when the #AllegriOut movement will start trending again, what a sad San Francisco 49ers fan (namely Danny) who also roots for Juventus is supposed to do after a rough couple of days, if Juventus do think of replacing Max Allegri next season who it should be, and what a Valentines Day-themed topic on the pod may look like. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202457 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 207: Looking at Juve’s quiet yet still a little surprising winter transfer window

Juventus are a club that historically never does many big things during the January transfer window, but they still added a pair of players in Tiago Djaló and Carlos Alcaraz that could very well be play some sort of part this season (and beyond). You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202438 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 206: Juve can’t keep pace with Inter at San Siro

Rather than busting the Serie A title race wide open, Juventus couldn’t muster much at the San Siro on Sunday night, falling to league leaders Inter, who now have a four-point lead and a game in hand heading into the final 15 games of the season. On Episode 206 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways — including how Andrea Cambiaso “chose” to have one of his worst games of the season against Inter on Sunday, how the Scudetto race (as of now) appears to be over, and how the battle of the center backs and out on the wings proved to be vital. So, yeah. About that Juventus performance against Inter... Did Max Allegri get his tactics wrong? Or was the bad performance against Inter simply down to the players imply playing poorly? OR BOTH?! Social media questions — including why Juve couldn’t keep up with Inter, what could change in the starting lineup as the same players continue to struggle, if it’s time to simply consider changing to a back four, and if the big run of a goal scoring numbers in January was a flash in the pan or will Allegri go back to his conservative ways? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202455 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 205: There’s plenty on the line in the Derby d’Italia

First place is on the line Sunday night when Juventus and arch-rival Inter face one another in the biggest Derby d’Italia that Max Allegri’s squad have played in at least a couple of years. We preview Sunday’s showdown here. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202432 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 204: Down a man, Juve can’t hold on vs. Empoli

After a blistering run in January, Juve weren’t able to finish the month with another convincing win — or any sort of win for that matter, as Arek Milik getting sent off highlighted a disappointing night at the Allianz Stadium against Empoli. On Episode 204 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the game that was — including why are we starting Alex Sandro in the year of 2024, how Juventus were simply unlucky after going down a man less than 20 minutes in, and just how razor thin the margins became once Arek Milik got sent off. Are we playing the blame game because of how things went on Saturday? Other thoughts on Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Empoli. Why has Fabio Miretti suddenly become such a polarizing player? Twitter questions — including why a loan spell looks more and more of the way to go when it comes to Miretti next season, and what we think will be the point total needed to win Serie A this year. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202456 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 203: What the heck has gotten into Dusan Vlahovic?

But in a good kind of way! Because Juventus’ big-money No. 9 has come alive over the last five weeks, leading a Bianconeri attack that is suddenly scoring a whole lot of goals in a limited number of games. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202433 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 202: More wins, more goals as Juve move into first

Juventus’ big start to 2024 continues to roll on, as two more wins over teams in the bottom half of the Serie A allowed the Bianconeri to jump over Inter and into first place in the table. On Episode 202 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how this is becoming the moment of strikers and how many goals Juventus are scoring in such a short time period, how cool it is to see Dusan Vlahovic playing the way he is right now, and how refreshing it has been over the last month to not have to sweat out so many close wins every single week. Juventus’ high-scoring ways only continued in wins over Sassuolo and Lecce. The Dusan Vlahovic and Kenan Yildiz striker partnership continues to work quite well. Yildiz, especially, has brought something different — and vitally important — to the table even when he hasn’t had the best of games last week. Twitter questions — including if there is ever a Federico Bernardeschi return to Juve where would he fit into the squad, what the biggest factor in making Juventus into a genuine Scudetto contender has been this season, and would a loan move away from Juventus this season been the best for Fabio Miretti. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202455 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 201: How Weston McKennie won his place back at Juventus

The first-ever American male to sign with Italy’s Old Lady, Weston McKennie, looked set to be sold when the summer first began. But now as we sit here at the midway point of the season, McKennie has won back the faith of his manager and Juve supporters alike. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202427 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 200: Juve cruise into Coppa Italia semis as the winter mercato heats up

In a week in which Juventus rolled to another blowout win in the Coppa Italia, we also saw the transfer rumor mill pick up plenty of steam when it comes to one likely deal and a rumor that came completely out of nowhere. On Episode 200 (!!!) of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including thankfully Fabio Miretti is having a well-timed uptick in form in recent weeks, how Manuel Locatelli has been really (like really, really) good lately, and how Coppa Italia Juventus is the best team in Europe. So, how about that demolition win over Frosinone that propelled Juve into the Coppa Italia semifinals? Transfer thoughts! Juventus have been linked with ... Jordan Henderson?! Tiago Djaló is also pretty much all set to sign with Juve in the near future. Twitter questions — including if there’s really any way Juventus actually sign Jordan Henderson, why Serie A referees are so bad, and if there’s any possibility of a front three of Dusan Vlahovic, Federico Chiesa and Kenan Yildiz in the near future. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/20241 hour, 8 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 199: Discussing Dean Huijsen’s loan move to Roma

One of Juventus’ brightest young prospects has headed out on loan for the second half of the 2023-24 season. Although it’s not at the club we thought it was going to be at for weeks. So what does the move to Roma mean for Dean Huijsen? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202430 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 198: Juventus sweep their week full of Salernitana

Juventus began the new year with a pair of games against Salernitana, a team that has been stuck at the bottom of the league table for weeks now. The Bianconeri got a pair of wins in the Coppa Italia and Serie A, although they came in very different kinds of ways. On Episode 198 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the two wins over Salernitana — including how Max Allegri made some really good substitutions in the second half on Sunday night, how Federico Gatti is going through a bit of a mini-slump right now, and it’s time for Samuel Iling-Junior to start to get more ... starts. Thoughts on the week that was against Salernitana. We are officially at the midway point of the 2023-24 season. So, how we feeling? Twitter questions — including just how important to this Juventus team Andrea Cambiaso has quickly become, and what could Vlahovic’s goal against Salernitana on Sunday mean if Juve go on to win the Scudetto this season. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202456 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 197: Juventus close out 2023 with a big win over Roma

Juventus closed out the 2023 calendar year in strong fashion, beating Roma with a stout defensive effort and an Adrien Rabiot goal just two minutes into the second half to claim the 1-0 win. On Episode 197 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from Juventus’ win over Roma on Saturday — including how Dusan Vlahovic is starting to truly show signs of improvement, how Vlahovic really did look like he’s playing with a lot of confidence, and how good (and refreshing) Juve’s form at the Allianz Stadium has been this season. So, how about that Juventus performance against Roma? Kenan Yildiz was pretty good in his second career start, too! After a great assist to Adrien Rabiot and a quality performance overall, is Dusan Vlahovic starting to turn a corner when it comes to his level of play? Social media questions — including Vlahovic’s performance against Roma being one of the best from him this season, if Max Allegri should keep the faith with Timothy Weah and how that could impact Andrea Cambiaso/Filip Kostic/Samuel Iling-Junior, if it’s still OK to be a bit frustrated with Allegri despite the results, and thoughts on the winter transfer window. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 196: What’s up with Roma? We asked.

Two of the last remaining Serie A managers who are very much in the old school of tactics are set to square off this weekend in Turin, as Juventus host Roma in the final game of the 2023 calendar year. On Episode 196 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss with Bren from Chiesa Di Totti: What’s going on with Roma these days. What are the vibes like coming off last weekend’s win over reigning champions Napoli? Jose Mourinho and the impact he’s having in Year 3 of the Special One Experience. Romelu Lukaku’s season in Rome. Paulo Dybala’s status for Saturday’s game and his 2023-24 season. Who could be the unsung for Roma against Juventus? Roma women > Roma men Predictions for Saturday’s game! You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202325 minutes
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 195: Yildiz shines, Vlahovic saves the day vs. Frosinone

Juventus’ newest striker and their most expensive one combined for the goals during Saturday’s lunchtime matinee, giving the Bianconeri three points a couple of days before Christmas. On Episode 195 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the win over Frosinone — including how Juventus have done well in utilizing loan deals quite well this season, how Weston McKennie continues to be one of Juventus’ performers since becoming a regular in the squad again, and how Filip Kostic shouldn’t be considered a lock in the starting lineup anymore. Let’s talk Kenan Yildiz! What can Yildiz’s role be going forward the next few weeks even if Federico Chiesa returns quick from his current knee injury. Let’s talk about Dusan Vlahovic, the guy who scored the game-winning goal for Juventus. Social media questions — including a whole slew of how could Max Allegri try and take advantage of Kenan Yildiz being ready to make his mark and if that means a change out of formation/tactics, You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/25/202359 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 194: Juve look for early Christmas gift vs. Soulé, Frosinone

Juventus’ final game before Christmas is a lunchtime visit to Frosinone on Saturday where they will face arguably their brightest prospect, Matias Soule, who has run with his opportunity on loan with the newly-promoted side this season. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202324 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 193: Juventus stumble vs. Genoa to end run of Friday fixtures

It was a night to forget at the Marassi, and no matter what Max Allegri said about a precious point being earned his team left a whole lot to be desired against a newly-promoted Genoa side that wasn’t anything special on the night. Takeaways from the trip to Genoa — including how there’s really no easy games for Juventus no matter what we think or what things say on paper, and how there looks like there’s a complete lack of a Plan B from Max Allegri and Juventus outside of trying to win 1-0. So, about that performance against Genoa. Yeah, not great. Old problems came back to haunt Juventus after a string of performances where scoring one goal ended up being enough. Serie A referees suck and this was the latest example of that. Social media question of the day: If the reported frustration about playing time from Kenan Yildiz is actually true, what’s a possible way to get him into the lineup more often? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/202353 minutes, 1 second
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 192: Juve head to historical bugaboo at Genoa looking to extend unbeaten run

Heading to the Marassi has not always been as simple as it may seem no matter where Genoa (or Sampdoria) are in the table, but Juventus will try and make it 11 games straight without a loss to wrap up their run of Friday fixtures. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202329 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 191: Juventus keep things rolling, beat Napoli

A game that probably shouldn’t have ended 1-0 actually did end up with a 1-0 scoreline, as Juventus extended their unbeaten run to 10 games and kept pace with first-place Inter yet again. On Episode 191 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from Juventus’ win over Napoli — including how this team continues to win games this season that they were losing last season, how Juve players are doing the ugly stuff well (in a good kind of way) to continue to get wins, and what kind of interesting approach Juve took to try and keep Khvicha Kvaratskhelia under wraps. Juventus’ win over Napoli was a weird game because both teams should have combined for more than one goal. Yet, there goes Juve in the end winning 1-0 again. Andrea Cambiaso did some good things! This is pretty good to see. For a team that continues to hammer home that finishing in the top four continues to be the No. 1 priority, there’s suddenly becoming a lot of room between Juve and fifth place. Twitter questions — including what Dusan Vlahovic needs to get his goal scoring form going again, if it’s time to admit that the demands to have Max Allegri leave over the summer were maybe wrong, and what should Juve do with a struggling Filip Kostic. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202356 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 190: Juve face big a December test vs. Napoli

Juventus started the final month of 2023 with a win against Monza, but now things will be taken up a notch or two as defending champion Napoli roll into Turin for another big test for Max Allegri and company. On Episode 190 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Juventus vs. Napoli — very important! Napoli’s got a new manager and things so far have been ... a bit mixd. One thing that’s still there for Napoli — a very dangerous trident that has been kept intact through the managerial change earlier this season. Another win in a big game will help Juventus’ potential title chase. Players to keep an eye on when Juventus faces Napoli in Turin on Friday night. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202325 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 189: Juve avoid disaster with a miracle vs. Monza

Just when it looked like Juventus was going to drop points for just the third time this season, Federico Gatti’s stoppage-time winner allowed the Bianconeri to jump back in front once and for all and beat Monza. On Episode 189 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from Juventus’ win over Monza — including how the interchanging between Andrea Cambiaso and Weston McKennie on the right wing is becoming more and more of a thing, and how Contract Year Rabiot has reappeared in a game in which he was needed. Juventus’ win over Monza was quite the roller coaster ride in stoppage time. Can Juventus continue to win like how Max Allegri wants to play? Should Dusan Vlahovic continue to be Juve’s No. 1 penalty kick taker? Or, better yet, do Juve have another real option amongst their regular starters to take penalties? Twitter questions — including how good was Adrien Rabiot’s response to Roberto Gagliardini on Instagram after Juve’s stoppage-time win, and do we think Juventus can win the Scudetto. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/202349 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 188: It’s all square in the Derby d’Italia

Juventus couldn’t record another win coming out of an international break this season, but were able to at the very least keep the distance between first and second place in Serie A just as it was before kickoff against Inter this past weekend. On Episode 188 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the game that was — including how we got to see Hans Nicolussi Caviglia make his first career Juve start in one of the toughest assignments there is, how the Derby d’Italia was a game of two Serbs for two very different ways, and how nice it was to hear the Allianz Stadium be loud again in a big game. Thoughts on Juventus’ 1-1 draw against Inter in the first Derby d’Italia of the season. Things can be boiled down to this after Inter’s equalizer: the appetite for risk that Max Allegri has no matter who’s available for selection. Twitter questions — including why does Max Allegri continue to go back to Alex Sandro despite the obvious fact that he is completely washed, and why aren’t more people giving Allegri his due for doing a good job with a limited squad so far this season. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20231 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 187: The Derby d’Italia is Juventus’ biggest test yet

The post-international break slate of games to close out the 2023 calendar year is going to start with a banger this weekend, as it’s first-place Inter against second-place Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Sunday night. On Episode 187 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: So, the Derby d’Italia is this weekend. Let’s check out who is likely not playing for Juventus ... oh, that’s not good. There are injuries, but this is still Juventus’ chance to head into December as the Serie A leaders. Inter are very good (even though they are forever frauds), so this is Juventus’ best opportunity yet to show whether or not they are actually Scudetto challengers this season. Which Juve players are we watching when they face Inter this Sunday night? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202331 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 186: The Early Season Awards Extravaganza!

With just about one-third of the 2023-24 Serie A season played and Juventus sitting in second place ahead of the Derby d’Italia this weekend, we dished out some thoughts on the early part of the campaign and had out some awards — both good and bad. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202353 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 185: Juventus beat Cagliari to extend winning run

The defenders did it all for Juventus in the final game before the November international break, as the Bianconeri will head into the Derby d’Italia on a five-game winning streak after Saturday’s win over Cagliari and the chance to take first place over with a win over Inter. On Episode 185 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Juventus’ defense continues to do it all for the team ... including scoring goals against Cagliari, and through injuries and suspensions the depth in the midfield is really being tested and giving Max Allegri some interesting selection choices. Juve’s performance against Cagliari wasn’t great, but like so many times this season it just got the job done. This is the kind of game that Juventus dropped points in a good amount of the time a season ago. This season, thankfully, they’re winning those same types of games. Hey, everybody ... Bremer is really freakin’ good. Twitter/social media questions — including who can be added to help Juve’s currently quiet attack, could Juventus switch to a 4-3-3 and make it work, and what’s up with Dusan Vlahovic right now. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 184: It’s time to have a chat about Matias Soulé

Juventus sent the young Argentine on loan with the hope of him taking advantage of newfound consistent playing time at Frosinone. He’s done just that — and then some. Therefore, there’s really just one thing — or, in this case, person — we talk during this midweek episode. And that is the impressive as all hell season that Soulé is in the midst of these days. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202330 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 183: Juventus get (very) defensive to beat Fiorentina

Juventus’ first game of November proved to be one in which Max Allegri had about as defensive as a game plan as he’s had all season, as the Bianconeri recorded their third straight 1-0 win. On Episode 183 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from Juventus’ win over Fiorentina — including how much of a pain in the ass Juve must be to be playing against right now, how the counting stats don’t tell the story about how well Moise Kean is playing of late, and just how ineffective all of those Fiorentina’s crosses ended up being. So, about that performance against Fiorentina ... The defense was good! The rest of the deal? Maybe not so much. But hey, Bremer was an absolute beast! So was Daniele Rugani! In a game in which the defense was the star of the show, Juventus could have maybe been a little bit more expansive when it came to their attempts to go forward ... right? Twitter questions — including when Juve’s last truly ugly win was, were we secretly smiling like Max Allegri was as Juve’s defense shut Fiorentina down, and is there even the smallest of chances that Arthur wears bianconero again. (Hint: there isn’t.) You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202355 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 182: What to know about Fiorentina? We asked.

With Juventus set to travel to Florence to face Fiorentina this weekend, we brought in an old friend to give us the scoop on all things Viola and how things have gone for Vincenzo Italiano’s squad so far this season. On Episode 182 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Hey, it’s our old buddy Tito from Viola Nation to talk Fiorentina! How have things gone for Fiorentina as of late heading into this weekend’s matchup at the Franchi? What has this season been like on the whole for Fiorentina? How has this season gone for the infamous Arthur Melo since he traded in Juventus for Fiorentina this past summer? How is Year 3 for Vincenzo Italiano going knowing that there’s been another summer of important players coming and going? Thoughts on this weekend’s matchup and how we think things might go. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202336 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 181: Juventus leave it VERY, VERY late vs. Hellas Verona

A frustrating night thanks to VAR and other ineffectiveness in front of the Hellas Verona goal ended with a bang thanks to Andrea Cambiaso’s 97th-minute winner that took Juventus (momentarily) top of the table this weekend. On Episode 181 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — if you don’t succeed after 96 minutes and 20-something shots against Hellas Verona then persevere some more and get the win, and the refereeing in Juve-Verona was ... less than ideal — and that’s probably being nice about it. Ooof maddone ... that refereeing! Juventus got a second straight 1-0 win in as many weekends, this time against Hellas Verona, but in a very different kind of way than they did a week ago against Milan. It wasn’t all bad Saturday night — Juventus played quite alright! What the heck has happened to Samuel Iling-Junior’s playing time? Twitter questions — including a handful regarding Filip Kostic and whether Moise Kean deserves a starting spot even as Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic get back to full fitness. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202357 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 180: As Juve’s set to face Hellas Verona, where do things stand?

The opposition this weekend is not very good at all and should mean Juventus are a heavy favorite, but we’ve already seen Max Allegri squad fall into the trap once this season ... On Episode 180 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: After last weekend’s big win over AC Milan, Juventus return home to face a Hellas Verona team that hasn’t won in nearly two months. That’s not good — but also the makings of a total trap for Juve after the highs of victory at San Siro. So, we’re basically a quarter of the way into the season. That means we ask: Where do you stand on Juventus’ 2023-24 season to date? Players who we are going to be keeping an eye on when Juventus face Hellas Verona on Saturday night. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202330 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 179: Manuel Locatelli does to Milan as he once did to Juventus

Exactly seven years ago to the day, Locatelli scored a long-range shot to give his current team a win. The first time it was for Milan against Juventus, but this time the script was flipped. On Episode 179 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from Juventus’ win over AC Milan — including how this was one of the most Moise Kean games that ever Moise Kean’d over the last few years, how it’s now pretty official that Juventus and Max Allegri have gone back to their old ways of playing with a low block and being less proactive than they were to begin the 2023-24, and how we need to slow our collective role about Juve being Scudetto contenders. So, how about that win over Milan at San Siro? Max Allegri is still doing Max Allegri things — which means the more progressive and “modern” tactics that Juve used the first few games of the 2023-24 season are gone. A closing question: How about Dean Huijsen?! Twitter questions — including how much of Juventus’ win over Milan had to do with luck and how much did it have to do with them being a half-decent team, why the heck was Moise Kean subbed out when he was, and is January a good time to go back in for Domenico Berardi knowing Juve’s continued lack of creativity. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202357 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 178: After another tumultuous break, Juventus returns with a big-time test

It has been another international break in which there wasn’t much relaxing done around the Juventus offices at Continassa, and it’s not like things appear to be slowing down as the Bianconeri return to the field against one of their biggest rivals on Sunday. On Episode 178 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Boy, it sure was another rough international break, huh? As of this recording, some of Juventus’ most important players were major injury doubts to face Milan on Sunday night. That’s on top of missing Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli due to their respective off-field matters. However, it’s not like Milan are going to be at full strength, either — so there’s that. All of this seems like it could make for an interesting night at the San Siro this weekend. Players to keep an eye on when Juventus faces Milan on Sunday night in a big-time test right out of the international break for Max Allegri’s squad. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202325 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 177: Nicolo Fagioli has been doing some betting

For the second straight international break, Juventus has been involved in quite the off-field drama that looks to have a big-time impact on what’s to come on the field. On Episode 177 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: The one takeaway from the first week of the October international break — we are so very tired of all of this and just want to talk about games and only games. To cheer things up, Sergio has some very exciting personal news to share! OK, then back to the not-so-good news: Nicolo Fagioli was the first name to be involved in Italy’s growing gambling scandal and things aren’t looking so good for the young midfielder. Could there be some sort of plea deal for Fagioli on the table that would see him with a reduced suspension? The Italian media thinks so. We must remember that as much as it hurts to lose a talent like Fagioli on the field, this is very much a young man who is dealing with a serious problem off the field. There is very much a human element to all of this and that can’t be forgotten. Twitter questions — including what’s the potential of another Adrien Rabiot contract extension considering Juve’s midfield is now incredibly shorthanded, and what could Weston McKennie’s role be now that one of Juventus’ RCM options in Fagioli is looking at a suspension at some point soon. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 176: Talkin’ Juve-Torino, Paul Pogba and finances, oh my!

A busy Friday was not exactly the best lead-in to the first Turin derby of the season, but Juventus was able to get a win over Torino to go into the October international break on a positive note. On Episode 176 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how Max Allegri’s experiment of Fabio Miretti playing as a seconda punta-ish kind of player probably needs to come to an end, and how Juve’s financial numbers (and massive amount of losses) over the last couple the years continue to boggle the mind. The Turin derby was once again won by Juventus. Your thoughts? Max Allegri can be a stubborn man, but he made the right call at the right time with the introduction of Arek Milik to begin the second half. Filip Kostic — he back?! The Paul Pogba B sample came back just as positive as the A sample and his doping suspension rolls on with a long-term ban looking all the more likely. Twitter questions — including what Juventus’ expected capital increase means for potential transfer additions in January, what Moise Kean’s role could be going forward, and who the heck will step in for Adrien Rabiot and/or Danilo if they’re ever hurt or suspended. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 175: It’s Derby della Mole time for Juventus

After a week in which Juventus’ performance resembled those of the previous two years, the Bianconeri head into the final game before the October international break looking to pick up three points against cross-town rival Torino. On Episode 175 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: It’s Turin derby time! Throw out the form guide! As much as we joke, the Derby della Mole has been hard to predict over the years despite Juventus’ overwhelming success over city rivals Torino. Juventus are coming into Saturday’s derby not exactly on the best run of form the last couple of weeks. The same can be said about Torino, who have struggled quite a bit to consistently score goals so far this season. Some players we’re going to be keeping an eye on as Juventus host Torino this weekend. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202326 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 174: Juventus look to be regressing to the mean

The bright start to the 2023-24 season might be fading as Max Allegri looks to be reverting back to his old ways of trying to grind out results rather than sticking with the new tactics we’ve seen in Juventus’ best performances of the new campaign. On Episode 174 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how this was a week and a pair of games where Juventus regressed back to the mean and how Max Allegri’s response on a tactical basis to the Sassuolo loss has been the very predictable one, which means going back to how things looked the last couple of years. The win over Lecce and the draw with Atalanta had very common themes even though they were different results. We are worried that Max Allegri is going back to his old ways, everybody. So what does that mean for Juventus going forward knowing that corto muso hasn’t gone all that well the last couple of years on the whole? How much did not having Dusan Vlahovic and Arek Milik play into Allegri’s decision to play for a draw rather than push for a win as Sunday’s game went on? Twitter questions — including patience with young players, the potential for Nicolo Fagioli and Fabio Miretti actually playing at the same time, and how Juventus’ manager and management have tried to tamper expectations regarding any potential Scudetto push. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202349 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 173: Juve suffer ‘freak loss’ against Sassuolo

The self-inflicted wounds were taken to an extreme Saturday, with game-changing mistakes being stacked up on top of one another in Juventus’ first loss of the 2023-24 season. On Episode 173 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how Juventus’ loss to Sassuolo was a comedy of errors and how it was actually kinda interesting, how this was a little like the Bologna game in which Juve went out and tried to do what they have been doing even amidst the struggle, and how we are waiting to see what Max Allegri’s next move is. So, yeah. About Juventus’ 4-2 loss to Sassuolo. Those mistakes by Wojciech Szczesny ... what happened there? So, where does Juventus go from here knowing big games are fast approaching? Social media questions — including if it’s truly time for Juventus to start looking for a long-term replacement for Wojciech Szczesny, how much criticism/credit does Max Allegri deserve so far this season, is there any realistic hope that Juve can find a backup to Manuel Locatelli during the winter transfer window, if Juve can survive with three at the back, and if it’s fair to blame Federico Gatti for as much most have considering he’s still relatively young. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 172: Can Juve avoid the trap against Sassuolo?

Coming off one of their best performances of Max Allegri’s second stint in Turin, Juve head back out on the road to Sassuolo in what is certainly a fixture that has a bunch of potential for a letdown kind of game this weekend. On Episode 172 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Last Saturday against Lazio was quite the enjoyable outing at the Allianz Stadium. Now that Juve is heading back out on the road to Sassuolo, what do they have to do to keep the good times going? Sassuolo have struggled this season. Their schedule has been relatively tough, too. Does that mean this has the makings of a trap game for Max Allegri and Juventus? So, what does Juve need to do to ensure that it doesn’t become a trap game? (Besides, you know, go out and win the game in the simplest of terms.) Players we’re keeping an eye on as Juve head to Sassuolo — including somebody who called the Mapei Stadium his home stadium for a couple of years before moving to Turin. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202333 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 171: Juventus pass their Lazio test with flying colors

After a week filled with more off-field drama and uncertainty, Juventus delivered their best performance of the season against a Lazio side that went into the international break with a win over the reigning champs. On Episode 171 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including Juve’s international break was chaotic and the off-field issues could have distracted the team again ... but it didn’t, how possession continues to be a funny thing like it was against Lazio, and how there is an attitude difference in this season’s Juventus team and it’s most on display in goal celebrations. So, that win over Lazio ... pretty good! How significant of a chance — for the better! — this season has been so far and how Juve are getting it done on both ends of the field through their first four games. Not everything is totally great for Juventus right now, with Paul Pogba being provisionally suspended for failing a doping test and former captain Leonardo Bonucci reportedly suing the club for damages after being frozen out of the squad this summer. Social media question of the episode: Considering there were so many choices, who was the man of the match against Lazio? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @BWRAO_1897 or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202357 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 170: Juve face first big test of the season vs. Lazio

Juventus’ international break has been suddenly dominated by off-field issues, but their first game in two weeks sees a direct rival for the top four roll into Turin this weekend. **NOTE: This episode was recorded before the news of Paul Pogba failing a doping test and Leonardo Bonucci taking legal action against Juventus due to being frozen out of the squad.** On Episode 170 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Juventus are back from the international break. Isn’t that exciting?! Juve does have a potentially big injury concern involving Federico Chiesa, who had to leave Italy camp and head back to Turin late last week due to reported muscle fatigue. Lazio has had an interesting start to the season — which means trying to predict which version of Maurizio Sarri’s team that will show up Saturday is awfully tough. Juve have, at least recently, had success against Lazio, but their new tactics might be a little bit different from how they’ve beaten Sarri’s side in the past. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @BWRAO_1897 or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/202327 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 169: Grading Juventus’ summer transfer window

The were plenty of players leaving compared to players arriving, as we take a look at how Juve’s Cristiano Giuntoli-led front office did during its first summer mercato. On Episode 169 (nice) of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: How would we grade Juventus’ summer mercato? Do we agree with how the BWRAO community rated Juventus’ summer mercato? How are we feeling about the first few months of the Cristiano Giuntoli era at Juventus? Out of all the young players who left on loan (not named Nicolo Rovella), who are you going to be paying attention to the most? And do they probably play for Frosinone? Twitter question of the week — what will need to happen for Juve to both challenge for the top four in Serie A and potentially challenge for the Scudetto this season? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @BWRAO_1897 or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202351 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 168: Juve don’t throw away more points vs. Empoli

The visit to Empoli in September went a little bit better than it did back in the spring, with Danilo and Federico Chiesa ensuring that Juventus went into the first international break of the 2023-24 season with a victory. On Episode 168 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how Paul Pogba is back to being injured, it was nice to see Filip Kostic back in the starting lineup against Empoli after some transfer rumor-filled final days of the summer window, and how Weston McKennie starting at wingback isn’t exactly the greatest thing. The performance against Empoli wasn’t great and Juve certainly should have been Did Juventus ever lose control of the game against Empoli despite the fact that they were holding onto a slim 1-0 lead? Thoughts on Dusan Vlahovic’s up and down kind of performance and his season as a whole so far. Twitter question for the week: Assuming health, what would Juventus’ best midfield three be? (Of course also assuming Max Allegri sticks with a 3-5-2 all season.) You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @BWRAO_1897 or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202355 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 167: Which Juve will show up against Empoli?

This weekend, Juventus are heading back to a place where one of last season’s most forgettable nights took place, with a visit to Empoli being a complete letdown on and off the field. On Episode 167 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: We revisit the last time Juventus played on the road against Empoli. ... just kidding. We don’t want to bring up those bad memories. Juve’s coming off a disappointing performance in their home opener against Bologna. Now, against a struggling Empoli side, we await to see if it’s more of Matchday 1 or Matchday 2 showing in the final game before the international break. Who are some players that will be key for Juventus against Empoli on Sunday night? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @BWRAO_1897 or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/202329 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 166: Juve can’t make it two wins in two games to open the season

Juventus’ second game of the season didn’t come anywhere close to the first, with the Bianconeri struggling for much of the first half and having to claw back to get a point against Bologna. On Episode 166 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from this weekend’s game — including why Juventus’ tying goal against Bologna was a good example of why it’s always handy to have a Plan B (in this case being Samuel Iling-Junior), and howe we got another example of why Alex Sandro is not good enough to get regular minutes at Juventus anymore (again). The performance in the first half by Juventus was basically the complete opposite of what we saw from Juve’s first-half performance against Udinese seven days earlier. The second half was better from Juventus ... but that’s only because you couldn’t have gotten much worse than what we saw in the second 45 minutes. Thoughts on Paul Pogba’s season debut knowing that these kinds of appearances can be relatively short-lived based on how much time he’s missed due to injury the past few years. Twitter questions — including what’s up with Adrien Rabiot’s passing, why the Chiesa/Cambiaso combo wasn’t clicking against Bologna and why Max Allegri keeps trotting Alex Sandro out there when he’s far past his prime as a player. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202346 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 165: Can Juve build off their season-opening win?

There were a lot of good things that happened last weekend in Udine, and the hope is that Juventus can keep the good things going to begin the 2023-24 season as the setting shifts to the Allianz Stadium in Turin. On Episode 165 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: That first game of the season sure was fun, wasn’t it? Well, now it’s time for Juventus’ home opener against another mid-table side in the form of Bologna that may or may not be more challenging than Udinese was. What will Juve have to do to playing anywhere close to how they did in the season-opening win over Udinese last weekend? Some players that we’re keeping an eye on as Juventus head into their home opener this Sunday. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202332 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 164: Juventus open their season with a bang

It was hard to predict what kind of Juve team was going to show up at the Friuli on Sunday night. But, thanks to a first-half blitz, Juventus stormed to a season-opening win that saw a whole lot of good things happen along the way. On Episode 164 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways — that there’s a negative amongst the positives and that’s Juve’s defense against Udinese, how Andrea Cambiaso made quite the first (official) impression in his Juve debut, and how Max Allegri used Cambiaso’s ability to make underlapping movements to his team’s advantage. That first-half performance from Juventus, though ... that was good. That second-half performance from Juventus ... wasn’t great, but when it’s 80-something degrees out and you’re up 3-0, easing off the throttle is a little more forgivable. The two stars of the show were easy to figure out: Federico Chiesa and Andrea Cambiaso, two players who combined quite well on the left wing. Dusan Vlahovic played pretty well, too, by the way. Twitter questions — why do so many Juve fans seem to dislike Weston McKennie, if Federico Chiesa would be better playing out wide or closer to Dusan Vlahovic in Max Allegri’s current setup, and if Chiesa and Vlahovic both stay and things click ... does that make Juventus a serious Scudetto challenger? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202347 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 163: The 2023-24 Season Preview Extravaganza!

The start of the 2023-24 Serie A season is nearly upon us, and it just so happens that Juventus’ need for an influx of money has also kicked into gear as the middle of August has arrived. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: A podcast announcement — and it’s good news, not bad news. Before we get to the season afoot, there’s plenty of transfer happenings going on. The biggest of which involves the upcoming departure of midfielder Nicolo Rovella, somebody who many of us did not expect to be leaving the club this summer after his positive loan spell at Monza a year ago. Somebody who also could find themselves suddenly leaving Juventus before the end of the summer transfer window? Filip Kostic. To the season preview portion of things: What is Juventus’ biggest goal for this season and why is it 100% trying to get back into the top four in Serie A? Who will be the players who need to come up big time if Juventus wants to have any shot at making the top four this season? Scoring goals was an issue all season long for a Juventus team that averaged less than 1 1⁄2 goals a game. So, with that said, how many more goals will Juve need to score to have a chance at the top four? So, with all that being said, does Juve get back into the top four this season? Twitter questions — including what the feelings toward Max Allegri be if Juve surpass our current expectations this season, what do realistic valuations of Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku look like in our eyes after the proposed swap deal fell through, and what’s our preferred starting lineup if no more moves were made the rest of the summer transfer window. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 162: Juve return from U.S. tour as transfer window centers around Lukaku, Vlahovic

Max Allegri’s squad picked up a surprising win over Real Madrid to close out play in the States, but it’s what’s going on off the field on the transfer rumor mill that is what has people most interested in what’s to come. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Our boy is back! Our favorite Dutchman, Chuks, is back! Juventus’ United States tour is now a thing of the past, and the way they wrapped things up against Real Madrid in Florida was a pleasant surprise even if it was a friendly. Timothy Weah was one of the standout performers during the preseason tour, but who else caught our eyes with how they played in the United States? (It was two games, but still!) The transfer rumor mill is starting to heat up again, with talk of a swap deal between Juventus and Chelsea that involves Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku dominating the conversation these days. Of course, Juventus’ inability to sell players is still very much preventing much of anything signing-wise from happening, too. One of the best Juventus players to ever play in Turin, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, retired late last week at the age of 45 years old. That’s right, the GOAT of goalkeepers played into his mid-40s in a professional career that spanned nearly three decades. Twitter (X?) questions — including Andrea Cambiaso’s role now that it looks like he’s sticking around for the 2023-24 season and what our impressions of Dean Huijsen have been during the preseason friendlies. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 161: Juventus are officially out of Europe this year

The expected verdict by UEFA has come down and the schedule for the 2023-24 season will be a lot less busy than it has been in years. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? A thing in which the expected nature makes us feel totally indifferent about it all? On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: The UEFA decision that everybody was expecting officially came down late last week, with Juventus banned from participating in the Europa Conference League this coming season. Because we all expected this, is this actually a big deal? The financial impact isn’t as big as it would have been if this was a ban from the Champions League, but it’s still Juventus losing out on money during a time in which they very much need as much cash as they can get. But, there won’t be any Thursday-Sunday grind like the Conference League requires — which is good news when it comes to focusing on trying to make the top four in Serie A and getting back into the Champions League. Thoughts on Juventus’ first friendly of the summer against AC Milan. Who stood out against Milan? Who are we looking forward to seeing more of against Real Madrid? (Don’t worry, there’s not a whole lot of overreaction with the first friendly of the summer.) You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202349 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 160: Juve’s U.S. tour gets underway ... sorta

Juventus flew in for their first game of the United States tour and then saw said first game canceled because of Barcelona players being ill. Where to go from here? We take a look. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Juventus’ less-than ideal start to the United States tour — and it wasn’t even their fault! How much does not playing the first friendly of the summer really impact Juventus? Something to worry about: Paul Pogba’s fitness issues are back again. Who we are interested in watching during the final two friendlies of the U.S. tour. (As long as they actually get to play them, of course.) The return of Twitter questions — including if we see a managerial change happening if Max Allegri starts the season in a rough way, why the insistence on waiting for Paul Pogba to be healthy again, what there is to actually be positive about entering the 2023-24 season, and what the whole meaning of life might be. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202347 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 159: Talking Juve, Women’s World Cup with Adriano Del Monte!

The Old Lady Speaks welcomed a special guest for this episode, as the crew welcomed TV presenter Adriano Del Monte to the pod for a chat about Juventus and the upcoming Women’s World Cup. Amongst the topics we talked with Adriano on Episode 159 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast: A little background information on his scoopage that Federico Chiesa — and other attacking players — were frustrated toward the end of last season regarding how Juve was playing and how Max Allegri was doing things. Just where he thinks things stand at Juventus right now with the arrival of Cristiano Giuntoli during a summer that seems far from normal. What Juventus need to do both on and off the field to try and get back to contending for the top spot in Serie A. Thoughts on Max Allegri at the midway point of the Allegri 2.0 experience. What it’s been like in Italy during the past year or so as the different Juventus financial investigations have gone on and the greater issues that it has revealed about Serie A. The current leadership void that Juve’s had the last few years. The Italy women are about to start things up at the Women’s World Cup this weekend in New Zealand and what we think they will do in the group stage. What the expectations are like in the Italian squad amongst the players. Who are some Italian players to keep an eye on as the tournament gets underway. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202343 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 158: Lukaku, Kessie in? Vlahovic, Bonucci out?

Things are getting very, very interesting — and maybe not for the better — on the summer transfer market as the Cristiano Giuntoli era gets underway at Juventus. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: So, about those Remulu Lukaku rumors that have Juventus basically replacing Dusan Vlahovic with the big Belgian who may or may not be on the decline of his career. That price Juve are reportedly going to pay if they do indeed sign Lukaku seems like A LOT for somebody who is his age and his struggled for large stretches of the last few years. Of course, there’s the reason why Juventus are pursuing Lukaku: the anticipated sale of Vlahovic, who is being heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain over the last week. Another player who Juve could be bringing in: midfielder Franck Kessie, who is one of the handful of players Barcelona are wanting to get rid of this summer. Reports out of Italy say that Juve captain Leonardo Bonucci is out of the squad, with the 36-year-old no longer in the club’s plans and is on the transfer market. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202344 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 157: July brings more transfer rumors — and a Twitter mailbag

Even though Juve hasn’t made many official moves over the last few weeks, the official arrival of the summer transfer window means there’s plenty to talk about. Questions that we answer from the Twitter mailbag that we answer involve: Max Allegri and his use of the 3-5-2. Whether loaning Fabio Miretti out for a season is a good idea. Whether including Nicolo Rovella in any kind of deal is a good idea. (And this was before Lazio agreed to send SMS to Saudi Arabia on a €40 million fee.) The sudden rumors involving Juventus potentially being interested in Romelu Lukaku. What would we like to see Juve do from a formation point of view. Keep, loan, sell — a time to play a game. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 156: Juventus finally get their Cristiano

The summer transfer window is officially here, and the same pretty much goes for the guy who is expected to rebuild Juventus into a title contender in Serie A after he was freed from his contract with Napoli. On this week’s episode of the Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: There’s been a lot of smoke as usual — and that’s before Juve hired somebody to head the sporting area of the front office. The soon-to-be official arrival of Cristiano Giuntoli gives Juventus something that they haven’t had in quite a while — somebody from outside of the Exor bubble and worked his way up the Juve ladder these last few years. Adrien Rabiot has officially signed up for another year and Timothy Weah have officially arrived, so does that mean more 3-5-2 next season? If Juve runs the 3-5-2 back, things aren’t looking good for Federico Chiesa sticking around. How surprised are we that Rabiot ended up taking a one-year contract extension? Twitter questions — including what advice we’d give Cristiano Giuntoli as he starts his new job at Juventus, why are Juve being so stubborn when it comes to the 3-5-2, and if there’s any way for Juve to balance the books without a big-time sale involving somebody like Dusan Vlahovic or Bremer. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202354 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 155: Juve go for Tim Weah, Adrien Rabiot may be sticking around

Business is starting to pick up for Juventus, as an expected move has become official and another player who previously called Ligue 1 home is set to be moving to Turin. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Max Allegri appears set to turn down even MORE money from the Saudis. Like, A LOT of money from the Saudis. The kind of €30 million a season kind of money. Actual transfer happenings: Juventus are closing in on a deal for Lille and USMNT wide man Timothy Weah, who will arrive in Turin for a price of around €12 million. More transfer happenings: Juventus could see one of their best players from the 2022-23 season, midfielder Adrien Rabiot, stay around a little while longer. It was reported that they are to have the best contract offer on the table — a one-year deal worth €7 million net — after it was widely expected the Frenchman was going to leave on a free transfer this season. A tangent of sorts: This whole Saudi thing is nuts, right? (Yeah, it’s pretty nuts no matter who they end up signing.) Arek Milik is now officially a Juventus player after he was signed outright from Marseille. Twitter questions — including a couple about Juventus’ potential midfield and howe we got into rooting for this club in the first place. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/20231 hour, 57 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 154: Hello and welcome back to Silly Season

The season is over and that means one thing and one thing only — the transfer rumors are flying and the first few lines of Juventus’ summer mercato are starting to be written. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: It’s transfer rumor season, everybody! There are so many rumors out there. Does a potential Fabio Miretti loan move make sense? We do actually have an official move that went through: Tottenham bought Dejan Kulusevski outright for €30 million. Juventus have finally been being linked to some fullbacks like Fabiano Parisi and Timothy Castagne (and more!) over the last few days. Thankfully, those seem like strong rumors. No matter who gets linked to Juventus and who is potentially leaving the club this summer, there still very much one thing that is present in Turin: it’s Max Allegri. Could Allegri’s style of play hurt just who wants to join Juve this summer? Juventus are reportedly close to making Arek Milik’s move to Turin a permanent one after re-engaging in talks with Marseille. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202353 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 153: The 2022-23 Season Review Extravaganza

The 2022-23 season is officially in the rear view mirror, so there’s only one thing to do now — look back on what went right, what didn’t and who Juve’s best and worst were. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Some quick thoughts on the rumors of the Saudi Pro League trying to lure Max Allegri to the Middle East with a massive contract offers. The annual season review! Who is the pick as Juventus’ MVP? Who is the pick as Juventus LVP? Who is the pick as Juventus’ biggest surprise player? Who is the pick as Juventus’ biggest disappointment? As we head into the summer and all of the unknowns that come with it, what is something we are hoping happens during the course of the next few months? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202359 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 152: The 2022-23 season is finally over

The first weekend of June saw Juventus produce one final win but fall short of getting into the Europa League, ending a season in which a whole lot has happened — and not much of it very good. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how disappointing it was to not see the unwritten tradition of Carlo Pinsoglio end-of-season appearance not happen again, how Federico Chiesa showed some positives to close out the season, and a special shoutout to the Juventus women who beat Roma in the Coppa Italia Femminile. Juventus’ season ended with a whimper rather than some good news and a spot in the Europa League. So, who’s excited about the Conference League? (Until UEFA probably says otherwise.) There is still very much a big managerial elephant in the room to try and decide upon because there’s some big decisions and like big-name player’s futures to figure out. Hiring a sporting director as soon as possible would also help Juventus starting its rebuild this summer. Twitter questions — including one word to describe the 2022-23 season, what the “ideal” offseason would look like this summer, who will be the biggest departure this summer and if we truly believe Max Allegri is staying or going. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 151: Juve lose 10 points, then lose to Empoli and Milan

For the first time in over a decade, Juventus won’t be playing Champions League football next season — which just so happened to be the cherry on top of a truly awful week for the Bianconeri on and off the field. This week on The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how Juventus has mentally checked out and how you can’t always tell when a team’s era, no matter the sport, is coming to an end but you can definitely see it with this modern version of Juventus. This team is fried. Just look at how they’ve played against Empoli and Milan — they’re fried. This has been building and Max Allegri wasn’t able to get anything out of his squad when they still had a chance for the Champions League despite the 10-point penalty being handed down right before the loss to Empoli. But, in a way, this is what Juventus needs — to truly rebuild from the bottom up. Just how much patience does this new-look Juventus front office, the ownership at Exor and, maybe more importantly, the fan base have for a true rebuild. But if Juve are going to truly rebuilt, this is the chance to do it with Europe likely out of the picture next season. How the last few weeks (and months) (and years) have continued to sour the Juventus watching experience. Twitter questions — if the season is over yet, if there are any positive lessons to take out of this season despite everything that has happened, why there are reasons to believe the club is going to try and get better soon and how much trust is there in John Elkann to get things right this summer. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 150: Juventus’ Europa League run comes to an end

The last chance Juventus had to win a trophy this season officially disappeared Thursday, with Sevilla beating the Bianconeri 2-1 in the second leg of the Europa League semifinals. What does this all mean? We take a look. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the Europa League semifinal that was — how it’s time for Juan Cuadrado and Juventus to go their separate ways, how it’s time for Angel Di Maria and Juventus to go their separate ways, and how this this loss to Sevilla is the first result in a long time that’s truly hurt because it was so entertaining and felt great to be in a European semifinal again. Thoughts on what went wrong and what went right for Juventus in Thursday’s loss to Sevilla. In a rare state of affairs, there isn’t a whole lot to pin on Max Allegri. Maybe in the first leg, but not the second leg in which Juve’s manager didn’t get much of anything wrong. The positives to come out of Thursday’s loss: the performances of the youngsters like Nicolo Fagioli (before he got injured) and Samuel Iling-Junior, the latter who has truly impressed in recent weeks since getting a major uptick in playing time. What a second straight season without a trophy means for Juventus and the guy who manages the team. Twitter question of the week — where the podcast crew stand on the #AllegriOut train and how things might have changed (if at all) since the start of the 2022-23 season. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202354 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 149: Juve has all to play for in the Europa League

Juventus and Sevilla are all square after the opening 90 minutes of the Europa League semifinal. Now things head over to Spain where Juve look to do what Manchester United wasn’t able to do in the quarterfinal round. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how much injuries really do suck, how it feels to be on the other end of a Max Allegri banana peel moment and face a team that comes out guns blazing and then throttles down to protect a lead, and how Max Allegri continues to display how his style of play is very much not conducive to consistent success. Thoughts on Juventus’ draw with Sevilla in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals. What needs to change for Juventus entering Thursday night’s second leg in Seville. Thoughts on Sunday’s win over Cremonese that marked Juve’s third straight victory in Serie A and allowed them to get some breathing room between fifth-place Milan. (Which is important because there are still off-field matters to be determined.) Twitter questions — including what might be wrong with Juventus’ strikers, what to do with Dusan Vlahovic this summer, how might the midfield needs be addressed this summer and what the heck is there to do about VAR and semi-automated technology these days. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 148: Juve get a big-time win over Atalanta

Juventus were able to slay one of their recent boogeymen with a successful trip to Bergamo, sending the Bianconeri into second place as the race for a top four spot heats up with four games to go in the 2022-23 season. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — how scared we are about Juventus messing things up with Samuel Iling-Junior, how nice it is to have some squad depth at this time of the season and it’s nice to have it at Max Allegri’s disposal, and Mattia De Sciglio’s season-ending injury on magnifies how Juve’s depth at fullback/wingback is not up to par. Juventus beat Lecce. Good times! Juventus also beat Atalanta. Even better times! There were some good things to come out of the 2-0 win over Atalanta despite seeing La Dea record a whole lot of shots but really not put much on target. Looking ahead to Thursday’s first leg of the Europa League semifinal against Sevilla, the masters of the competition who have found form after a managerial change. Looking at the rumors that Juventus could have a new sporting director in relatively short order, with the Bianconeri reportedly holding talks with Napoli head honcho Cristiano Giuntoli. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 147: Good riddance to an awful month of April

Things aren’t getting much better for Juventus, with Inter ousting them from the Coppa Italia and the overall product on the field making more than just supporters of the club grumpy and wanting a change for the better. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how the hopping and the jumping on penalties is just becoming very tiresome and how continuing to use players like Federico Chiesa out of their best position has also become very tiresome. The Coppa Italia semifinal at the San Siro was very, very bad. Where Max Allegri got it very, very wrong against Inter and how it played right into the hands of Simone Inzaghi. Things were improved against Bologna over the weekend, but Juventus still dropped points. It was a game Juve should have won, but their finishing in front of goal was not very good — at all. Twitter questions — including if we were upset about Juve not totally pushing for a second goal against Bologna after tying up the game, what the “project” at Juventus would look like by the end of the 2023-24 season if Max Allegri stays around, if starting at Twitter is better than watching Juventus these days, if any Juve players have embraced the city of Turin like Federico Bernardeschi has embraced Toronto and if there can just be a collective hug for Juventus fans after the last few months. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 146: Juve get their points back, but lose again in Serie A

It was a wild week both on and off the field for Juventus, seeing their points penalty temporarily retracted right before their decisive Europa League quarterfinal and then falling at home in a controversy-filled loss to Napoli. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how Napoli has the championship luck on their side like Juve had for the better part of the 2010s when they were on the Scudetto streak, how Max Allegri deserves credit for going against the perception of himself and giving a handful of young players a chance, and how it’s impossible to not feel so bad for the group of Juventus’ forwards. Juventus got their 15 points back as their appeal to CONI was successful and their points penalty was temporarily overturned. All of this came about two hours before kickoff against Sporting in the second leg of the Europa League quarterfinals. All of a couple of hours after the 15-point penalty appeal decision, Juve went out and took the field against Sporting and advanced to the Europa League semifinals. The week concluded with Juventus falling to soon-to-be Serie A champions Napoli at the Allianz Stadium on a night in which they could have snatch-and-grabbed their way to three points but saw VAR be the ultimate enemy again. Twitter questions — including just how washed Juan Cuadrado appears to be and why Angel Di Maria has suddenly cooled off form-wise. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 145: Is the Europa League Juve’s only hope?

Juventus holds a slim lead over Sporting in the Europa League quarterfinals heading into Thursday’s second leg, but things domestically aren’t looking as great as we await word of the points penalty appeal. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — how some of us never want to see Leandro Paredes play for Juventus the rest of the season, how Danilo has become a secret midfielder of sorts during the last couple of games, and the schedule crunch is very much on for Juventus and how Sunday’s loss to Sassuolo (as well as other Serie A teams who are still alive in Europe) started to show some cracks. Thoughts on Thursday’s win over Sporting in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals. Thoughts on Sunday’s loss to Sassuolo that served as the latest hit to Juventus’ chances of finishing in the top four if the 15-point penalty is to remain. Twitter questions — including the form of Filip Kostic, why Juventus don’t press higher and take advantage of the pace of the center backs, #DeZerbi in if it’s #AllegriOut, and what are our predictions for the next few games on all three fronts. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 144: Are Juve falling back into old habits?

Some of Juventus’ most notable qualities under Max Allegri — and maybe not in a good way — showed their faces this past week as Juve could only manage a draw with Inter in the Coppa Italia and lost to Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. This week on The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how Juve are picking a poor time to have a run of poor performances coming out of the international break and how we hope that Juventus and Max Allegri come up with (or rediscover) a Plan B on how to try and beat teams. The racism problem in Italy is becoming such a problem that we’ve reached the point of it not being a surprise anymore when a player gets racially abused during a game. We start the on-field talk with what happened first this past week with Juventus’ 1-1 draw against Inter in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals. Or, just two flawed teams crashing into each other. We shift the on-field talk to what happened against Lazio over the weekend and how, a lot like against Inter, it was a missed chance for Juventus to do something positive. Instead, for a large majority of Saturday night’s game, Juve’s play was anything but positive. Seriously, what the heck were those tactics? Some quick thoughts on the upcoming matchup on Thursday night against Sporting in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals. Twitter questions — including (sarcastically) asking if Adrien Rabiot should get a new kit number if he signs a new contract, (sarcastically) asking if Mattia De Sciglio would have made any sort of difference against Lazio, and why pondering why Max Allegri continues to a ultra-conservative style when his team playing more aggressively worked so well in the final 20 minutes against Lazio. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 143: Taking positives out of a drab Juve win

Juventus returned to the field with a relatively bland win over Hellas Verona, but that doesn’t mean that there were a few players who continued their strong play as bigger and more important games approach. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including Dusan Vlahovic and his tendency to fall into complaining to the refs very easily, and how Mattia De Sciglio is still very much there and getting playing time and not exactly anything of note to the table. Because Juventus’ win over Hellas Verona was quite forgettable in terms of the overall performance, we decided to something a little different this week. That involves spotlighting a few players who we feel like are playing quite well right now. First up, it’s Manuel Locatelli! Next up, it’s Federico Gatti! Twitter questions — including if Federico Gatti has done enough to get more “big game” starts going forward this season and where we want the biggest core of Italians to be when it comes to a positional group. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20231 hour, 39 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 142: The April gauntlet awaits Juventus

Juventus finished its March slate of games on a high note. But the Bianconeri face a daunting month of April that will play a big role in determining whether or not they have a chance to win silverware this season. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: A very, very important month of April is almost upon — and some of Juventus’ most important players in the attacking phase are set for crucial exams at J Medical. If Filip Kostic is out for any significant number of games in April, does Max Allegri play it safe on the left wing or roll the dice with Samuel Iling-Junior? The amount of games in the month of April is A LOT, and that is something that a team like Juventus that has seen its depth come and go at various points throughout the season doesn’t exactly inspire a lot of confidence. Two legs against Inter and two legs against Sporting all within a couple of weeks? That’s tough! Antonio Conte left Tottenham by “mutual consent” right before we hit record, so we talked a little bit about the guy who won a couple of Serie A titles at Juventus. It’s an international break, folks. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook as well as the Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN. You can also follow us on our Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202352 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 141: Juve finish up March in a big, big way

With big wins in Serie A and in the Europa League, Juventus heads into the first international break of the calendar year feeling pretty good about things as the club awaits the points penalty appeal verdict to come down. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: What a good week that was! Takeaways from said week — including Juventus will be qualifying for Europe come the end of the season, Manuel Locatelli has found his footing at the base of the Juve midfield as a regista and is in a nice run of form, and “Federico Gatti, man.” Thoughts on Juventus’ Derby d’Italia win over Inter at the San Siro. The way Juventus played things and Max Allegri’s tactics were pretty well executed against Inter, with the team being progressive with their pressing rather than being reactive like we’ve seen so many times before. Even though the final score was 1-0, this was a pretty good game between Juventus and Inter. We debate who the man of the match was against Inter, with a special shoutout for Nicolo Fagioli, who is playing like a sure-thing starter these days. Thoughts on Juventus’ Europa League Round of 16 second leg win over Freiburg and the quarterfinal draw, with Sporting the next one up on the schedule for Max Allegri’s squad in Europe. Twitter questions — just how massive Max Allegri has been, if Nicolo Fagioli 100% a baller or 100% a baller and a lock to be a starter going forward this season, and what has Federico Gatti done to try and ensure himself more playing time going forward the rest of the season. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 140: Juve’s Europa League hopes are still alive

Juventus won both of its games this past week in very different kinds of ways, but face some tough sledding in the final stretch going into the first international break of 2023. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways form the week that was — including how football is still very much a game of moments both good and bad, how Matias Soulé was a very good performer off the bench against Sampdoria, and how Dusan Vlahovic is just not having a very good time right now. Thoughts on Juventus’ 1-0 win over Freiburg in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 16. What went right for Juve? What went wrong for Juve? What needs to change entering Thursday’s second leg in Germany? The question to end all questions: Will Juventus get past Freiburg and advance to the Europa League quarterfinals? Juventus’ defensive hopes in the second leg against Freiburg might come down to Leonardo Bonucci and/or Daniele Rugani. Not the best situation. How nervous did Juve’s blackout defensively make us for the rest of Sunday’s win over Sampdoria? (Hint: It was quite a bit!) But Juventus got the three points, so everything wasn’t so bad, right? Twitter questions — including the return o prodigal son, why shouldn’t Juventus give Paul Pogba’s money to Adrien Rabiot, is Sunday’s performance a good or bad sign for Dusan Vlahovic, if the crew has any game day superstitions and some talk about the BBC and Gary Linekar. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 139: Roma beats Juve at their own game

Juventus used a furious comeback to get a win in the Turin derby earlier in the week but couldn’t replicate things when the Bianconeri made the trip to Rome on Sunday night. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including that Max Allegri’s Juventus got out-Max Allegri’d by Jose Mourinho and Roma on Sunday, Juventus-Roma was emblematic of why the board of directors got rid of Max Allegri the first time around, a cry from Chuks to do away with zonal marking like what we saw didn’t work against Torino earlier in the week. Juventus’ comeback against Torino was good. Juventus’ failed comeback against Roma was not good. A deeper dive into what went wrong for Juve in the loss to Roma, one that probably killed any lasting Champions League hopes if the 15-point penalty remains in effect. How games like Sunday’s against Roma just magnify how slim Juventus’ margin for error is and what has to change going forward if this team wants to win any trophies. One main Twitter questions this week — what’s up with Dusan Vlahovic and how much of it is the player and how much of it is the manager’s system holding him back? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 138: Angel Di Maria is a wonderful human

In the one game that Juventus played last week, Juventus’ veteran Argentine winger was at his world-class best, with Angel Di Maria showing just how good he can still be in leading his team into the Europa League Round of 16. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: A quick update on the future of the podcast. (Don’t worry, we’re not going away!) Takeaways from the week that was — including what Angel Di Maria’s position on his field really is and what his best position on the field really is, and how Juve loanee Andrea Cambiaso absolutely bossed Bologna’s win over Inter on Sunday afternoon. The Europa League dream is still alive, everybody! Everybody talks about how good Angel Di Maria has been since coming back from the World Cup. Any concerns about Di Maria just kinda cruising once he came back from the World Cup were completely unwarranted because he’s been great since the restart. (If only we could say the same about his countryman Leandro Paredes...) Taking a look at Juventus’ opponent in the Europa League Round of 16, Freiburg, and what kind of challenge that they might pose in the coming weeks. Twitter questions — including what Juve need to see happen in the Coppa Italia to qualify for the Europa League next season, who could realistically replace Max Allegri this summer if the #AllegriOut contingent get their way, and what are the latest updates surrounding the financial investigations into Juventus. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202356 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 137: Juve’s Europa League spot is on the ropes

It was a week in which Juventus didn’t lose either of its two games, but it’s not like Max Allegri’s squad was all that great, either, with European hopes again down to one singular 90-minute stretch. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how Juventus should offer Angel Di Maria a big bag of money for a contract in the 2023-24 season and force him to say no, how Max Allegri is coaching more and more defensive (and we didn’t think that was possible), and how Juve continues to drop to the level of their competition a lot of the time. Just what went wrong for Juventus against Nantes in the first leg of the Europa League playoff round. Just what went wrong for Juventus — despite winning! — against Spezia over the weekend as the Bianconeri moved up a few more spots in the Serie A table. Just how much was Juve’s play against Nantes and then Spezia on Max Allegri and how much was it on the players? How optimistic are we about Juve getting past Nantes and advancing to the Europa League Round of 16? (Warning: previous Juventus struggles in European competition is discussed.) Twitter questions — including the noticing of the latest blunder from Leandro Paredes, should Federico Gatti be starting more in games where Juve faces opponents like Spezia, what’s the realistic expectation for some of the youngsters in this season’s squad to stick long term, and what should the formation be going forward knowing that Allegri has worked in a 3-4-2-1 recently. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 136: Juve sweep the week, but issues still remain

Juventus picked up wins over Salernitana and Fiorentina, but they were two very different kinds of victories with two very different kinds of performances from Max Allegri’s squad. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how we keep waiting for Juventus to beat the teams it should beat consistently and not play to the level of its opponents and how Max Allegri clearly reads BWRAO because Angel Di Maria and Federico Chiesa both played from the start against Fiorentina. Thoughts on Juventus’ 1-0 win over Fiorentina, a game in which a lot of things happened even though a decent amount of said things weren’t exactly all that good. The way Max Allegri approached the second half against Fiorentina is nothing new, but it continues to be something that is putting points his team in tough situations when trying to close out games. Thoughts on Dusan Vlahovic’s return from injury. Thoughts on the attacking trident of Vlahovic, Federico Chiesa and Angel Di Maria that Allegri rolled out against Fiorentina on Sunday night. Twitter questions — including what we’re expecting from the first leg of the Europa League playoff round against Nantes on Thursday night. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202351 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 135: We continue to wait for Paul Pogba to play

Paul Pogba was arguably the biggest name that Juventus brought in this past summer, but the Frenchman’s injury troubles have only continued since returning to Turin. And now, with February here, we still have yet to see Juve’s No. 10 play in a competitive game this season. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how the cup competitions (and mainly the Coppa Italia) are the only things that really matters this season because of what’s happened the last few weeks how sometimes simplicity is the best when it comes to Juventus’ players following Max Allegri’s notable screaming at Angel Di Maria, and how winning the Coppa Italia is there for the taking. The current injury situation surrounding Paul Pogba is sad because all of us were looking forward to seeing him back at Juventus again. The problem, however, is that he has yet to appear in a competitive game and his comeback to Juve has been marked by him not playing more than anything else. In short, Pog’s still not back. And it's now February. Thoughts on the Coppa Italia quarterfinal win over Lazio seeing as the Coppa Italia is becoming more and more the best chance for Juventus to get into Europe next season. You gotta admit that there’s at least some sort of comedy in the fact that Juventus could potentially be a relegation battler or even get relegated and be in Europe next season. Twitter questions — including how Juventus might be able to get out of this mess, just how much job security Max Allegri might have the rest of the season or into the summertime, and just how good or bad the current version(s) of offside technology has gotten. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 134: Juve’s January goes from bad to worse

Juventus’ winless streak was extended to three games after Monza rolled into the Allianz Stadium and claimed another historic win over the struggling Italian giants. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how Juventus is (quickly) regressing back down to the mean after the eight-game winning streak and how Juventus is very quickly becoming its own worst enemy on a regular basis once again. Juventus’ performance against Monza was ... not very good at all. And this is what happens when Max Allegri chooses to go old school and sit back and try to counter against a team that loves to possess the ball and has gotten better as the season has gone on. Allegri choosing to play like this is not sustainable for much of the season simply because Serie A is evolving and he continues to show that he wants no part in that evolution. In what looks like the lone “big” transfer of the January window, Weston McKennie is headed to Leeds United on loan with an option to buy. How would we sum up McKennie’s tenure at Juventus? Twitter questions — including there being any worries about a transfer ban coming down, what the new Juventus front office can do to get this thing turned around, if this is the worst Juventus team of the modern era and what’s a good drink to mix together to try and get through the current state of Juventus. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202356 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 133: Juve’s unrelenting winter just got worse

A week that started with us hoping Juventus needed to pick itself up off the floor following a terrible loss to Napoli only saw things get worse off the field when it comes to the ongoing capital gains investigation. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: A quick update on the status of the podcast amidst the most recent round of cuts around SB Nation by Vox Media, most notably within the NFL and MLS communities as well as the entire podcasting network. Further updates will be available in the coming weeks. Takeaways from the week that was — including Juventus starting to shoot itself in the foot again, how it’s suddenly all about the cup competitions (Coppa Italia and Europa League) now, and how Bremer got back to being Good Bremer against Atalanta after being Bad Bremer against Napoli. A deep dive into what the heck happened on Friday when Juventus was docked 15 points and the impact that it will have on the rest of the 2022-23 season. How did Juventus get here? Why did Juventus get here? How the heck can Juventus get out of this and start to prevent another major crisis like this from happening again? As much as many are trying to pin these financial irregularities solely on Juventus, this is very much a sport-wide issue and everybody knows it. The difference is that Juve is a publicly traded company while others are not — and that ended up being a big sticking point in the investigation. Talk of actual on-field things — namely Juventus’ wild 3-3 draw with Atalanta over the weekend in the first game since the 15-point penalty was handed down. Hypothetical question: Would you be OK with Angel Di Maria sticking around for another season? Not-so-hypothetical question: Nicolo Fagioli has to be a regular starter now, doesn’t he? No Twitter questions this week, but we do promise they will return for our final episode in the month of January. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202358 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 132: Juve come crashing back down to earth

On a night in which Juventus had the chance to show that it belonged in the Scudetto race, Max Allegri’s squad went out against Napoli and suffered its worse loss in three decades, falling 10 points behind the league leaders in the process. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: OOF. Takeaways from Juventus’ dismantling at the hands of Napoli — including Napoli is a really, really good team and they are everything that we wish Juventus could play like, maybe this loss to Napoli is something that could bring the heat back to Max Allegri’s seat as manager, and the issue of Federico Chiesa and where Allegri is going to play him. We play a little game: What’s one word to describe Juventus’ performance against Napoli? Where Max Allegri got it wrong against Napoli. What the heck is Max Allegri going to do with Federico Chiesa, his team’s best player who doesn’t really have a spot in the 3-5-2 formation that Allegri is dead set on using right now. Why has Allegri suddenly gone away from using the likes of Nicolo Fagioli and Fabio Miretti after they were a big reason why Juve went on their eight-game winning streak. Are we worried about Bremer? (Hint: No, we aren’t.) Twitter questions! You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202355 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 131: Juve start 2023 with a pair of wins

Things might not have been very pretty, but Juventus has taken advantage of Napoli’s first slip up and moved into second place in Serie A entering this week’s big showdown in Naples. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Juve keep winning! Takeaways from the first week back in action after a month and a half away due to the World Cup — including how it might not be about how you start the season but how you rebound from it, why Juve’s play still might have us a little trepidatious about things, and holy bleeping bleep that assist from Federico Chiesa. Seriously, Juve keep winning! As nice as it is to see Juve keep winning games and adding to the winning streak, just how sustainable is this brand of football knowing that much more attack-minded opponents are coming up on the schedule. What a win (or a draw) against Napoli would mean for Juventus, its Scudetto chances and for the rest of the top of the Serie A table. Federico Chiesa is back, his assist against Udinese most certainly shows that, and he’s obviously going to be vital for Juve’s success going forward in Serie A and the Europa League. With Arek Milik’s goal on Wednesday against Cremonese, Juve have another free kick option that we didn’t necessarily knew they had before that game. Twitter questions — including how Juventus can generate some more offense and what it will take to do that, has Max Allegri’s recent run of success made up for the beginning to the season and the Champions League struggles, and if Danilo has proven to be the best piece of business Fabio Paratici did during his time in Turin. A few thoughts on the passing of former Juve captain Gianluca Vialli. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 130: Juve’s back, so let the games begin (again)

We’ve all been (hopefully) waiting patiently for club football to return again, and Wednesday marks the day in which Juventus will play its first game since the middle of November. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Juventus’ season is about to resume — who’s excited for this to actually happen?! We actually are kind of excited seeing as Juve has been able to turn the domestic season around a little bit and get into the top four before the World Cup break. Some things we are looking forward to seeing when the games start up again in a matter of days. A discussion on where Federico Chiesa might fit into Max Allegri’s sudden desire to keep the 3-5-2 formation around for a little while. Or what changes might need to happen to accommodate Chiesa upon his return to being fully match fit in the new year. As is natural with Juventus over the past month, there just so happens to be off-field things happening, this time with the first members of the new-look board of directors being confirmed, including a new president and director general along with three others who have some very business-oriented backgrounds. One thing is very clear about this new Juventus board of directors — they are being brought in to help fix the business side of the club after both the investigations the club finds itself involved in as well as two fiscal years with over €200 million in losses. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/202252 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 129: World Cup final, Arsenal friendly thoughts

The World Cup in Qatar has officially come to an end with arguably the best final any of us have ever seen. And that means that we’re just that much closer to Juventus coming back into our lives. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: That World Cup final. Whooooooooooa boy that was a good World Cup final. How did the three Juve players involved in the World Cup final do? Argentina’s win has given us the chance to ask the question that we’ve never even discussed before: Messi or Ronaldo????? Just kidding. We didn’t talk about that. We did pose this question, though: Which Juventus player had the best World Cup? A few thoughts on Juventus’ 2-0 win in Saturday’s friendly against Arsenal. Oh, and there are more injuries to talk about. Namely, the injury to Paul Pogba that continues to keep Juve’s big summer signing on the sidelines and still away from training with the rest of the group. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202252 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 128: Did Juventus get some good legal news?

With plenty of talk swirling off the field, Tuttosport reminded us that there can potentially be some good developments to come out of Juve’s current legal mess. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Tuttosport reported over the weekend that things might all lost when it comes to what’s going on involving the investigation into Juventus’ finances. What does this development mean? Why we aren’t doing celebrations in the streets just yet. Where do we go from here? Talking about another Tuttosport report, this one from a few days earlier, that says this summer could be the end of Federico Cherubini’s tenure at Juventus. Does that open the door for Juve to potentially rebuild the bridge with Beppe Marotta knowing things aren’t going so well at Inter these days? World Cup thoughts with the semifinals upon us. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 127: We take a break, Juventus goes into chaos

Your favorite Juventus-related podcast took a break because we were very tired and upon hearing this apparently the board of directors wanted us to have something to talk about upon our return. How nice of them, right? On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: The very large elephant in the room. Yes, we took a week off and then a giant Juventus scandal broke out with the entire board of directors resigning. These two things seem related! We take a look at what we know regarding this Juve financial scandal and what has taken place over the last week since the board of directors stepped down. Another thing we consider: How did Juventus get here? Another thing we consider: Where do we go from here? What we know about Juventus’ new president — it’s not much — and what role could Alessandro Del Piero potentially play if he decides to come back to the club. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202254 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 126: Positives, negatives from Juve’s first half

We’re done with the first week of the World Cup break, so we decided to talk about some Juventus things nonetheless — namely what has taken part over the course of the first half of the 2022-23 season. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: There are no takeaways this week! Because, unless you count Italy’s two friendlies, there were no games to discuss! (Gotta love Italy playing a meaningless friendly on the same day of the opening day of the World Cup, by the way.) We don’t know if you’ve heard, but Juventus went into the World Cup break on a six-game domestic winning streak. Because of that, we decided to start out with some positivity. What were some of the positives from the first half of the season? The kids — most notably Nicolo Fagioli and Fabio Miretti — have been doing pretty well. Juventus’ defense has played surprisingly well. So much so that they’ve allowed just seven goals all season — four of those coming in two games — and have the best defense in the league. They went into the World Cup break with six straight shutouts. Danilo is good. Bremer is good. Alex Sandro ... also fairly good lately, too?! And then the not-so-good stuff from the 2022-23 season. Yes, the Champions League might have been mentioned. Same goes for all those damn injuries Juve’s had this year. There’s also how Max Allegri has managed for much of the season — which was not great. Twitter questions — including if it’s time to truly move on from Leonardo Bonucci and if Danilo should become a full-time center back with how well he’s played there this season, allowing Juventus to focus on signing a new fullback or two. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202253 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 125: Juventus might actually be back

Following Sunday’s win over Lazio, Juventus has not lost a Serie A game in over a month and head into the World Cup break on a six-game winning streak that has put them into third place in the league table. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including Juventus is playing like a good team again, Arek Milik is becoming a Mario Mandzukic 2.0 kind of striker who does the dirty work and Moise Kean has been on a tear just when a lot of people were ready to throw him to the side. We take a brief look at Juventus’ win over Hellas Verona. Juventus beat Hellas Verona and that’s all we’re going to say about that. (We said it was brief, people!) A much more in-depth kind of look at Juventus’ win over Lazio that saw Max Allegri’s squad jump up into third place with their sixth straight victory. Juventus’ counterattacking style has had a little more bite to it in recent weeks — except against Hellas — and that’s starting to pay off well. We look at what’s changed for Juventus from the early months of the season when things weren’t going well to now when they’re going much better. Twitter questions — including what happens to Weston McKennie during the January transfer window, is the World Cup break a good or a bad thing for Juventus, if we trust Juve to keep this form going come the new year, what will be key for Juve to keep this run going when games resume in January and how happy are we that Juve’s suddenly in third place. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 124: Juventus take the Derby d’Italia

Juventus capped a week in which they played rather well with a deserved win over Inter in Sunday’s Derby d’Italia giving Max Allegir’s squad a big boost going into the final week before the World Cup break. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Juventus beat Inter, and therefore we’re in a good mood! Takeaways from the week that was — including Nicolo Fagioli has arrived and it’s time to be extremely happy about it, we’ve reached the end of the road for Leonardo Bonucci being a regular starter for Juventus (and Sunday’s win over Inter proved that), and Juventus gave us a reminder that Inter are frauds — you better not forget that — while being fun to watch in two straight games. Let’s talk about the win over Inter! (And a little bit about the performance midweek against PSG, too, but mostly about the win over Inter.) Nicolo Fagioli has taken his chance to suddenly get minutes in the starting lineup and completely run with it. He’s already proving to be a big-time player and a breath of fresh air for a Juventus team — and especially midfield — that needed somebody like him. Seriously, Fagioli is really good already! Also, Federico Chiesa is back! And in his first two appearances since injuring his knee 10 months ago, Chiesa has looked pretty good — and more importantly incredibly lively — in his limited minutes on the field. How much did luck and how much did Max Allegri’s adjustments play into Juventus’ win over Inter in the Derby d’Italia? A Twitter question-a-palooza! (Everybody was in a good mood after the Inter win.) You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 123: Bingeing the Europa League anthem

Juventus won’t be in the Champions League knockout rounds thanks to their loss to Benfica last week, and it’s not exactly like you like their chances in the Europa League these days, either. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how the word “nadir” continues to come back in the fold even when you’ve though Juve has hit rock bottom, and how this season has basically forced us to run out of takeaways because it’s the same problems over and over again. (But we power on regardless!) No more Champions League after Juventus faces Paris Saint-Germain this week. That’s because Juventus’ latest Champions League loss, last Tuesday night against Benfica, means that they are officially out of the running for the knockout stages. You won’t believe this, but Max Allegri didn’t get a lot of things right against Benfica. So, it’s most likely the Europa League now unless something goes seriously wrong against PSG on Wednesday night. (Which, based on how Juve’s season has gone, you never know!) Juventus’ game over the weekend was absolutely terrible outside of Nicolo Fagioli’s stunning goal against Lecce. The kids, they’re doing pretty OK so far, aren’t they? Twitter questions — including why J Medical is so busy all the time, could the recent exploits from Juve’s youngsters light a fire under the veterans’ backsides, and what realistic expectations are for the rest of the season are. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202252 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 122: Juve pummel Empoli, deliver good vibes

Juventus had one objective during the third week October — beat Empoli. And for one of the few times this season, Juve actually gave something to be happen about as we watched them play. On this episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including Juventus giving us something fun to watch against Empoli, Filip Kostic being a dude who will cross and cross and cross and cross some more, and Moise Kean not being totally BACK but showing signs of improvement. Some thoughts on the win over Empoli and how Juventus actually played pretty well. We know, it’s hard to believe after what we’ve seen this season, too, but it actually happened. And we know the caveat is that “it’s just Empoli,” but that’s fine because it’s not like they can control who’s playing opposite of them. Some players who had been having some rough patches really did play well. Guess who looks like they’re going to be be coming back soon? Federico Chiesa and Paul Pogba. The thing is, though, just what should we expect from them upon their immediate return considering that we’re just a few weeks away from the World Cup break? Our lone Twitter question of the week — just how much Paul Pogba (and to a further extent Federico Chiesa) fit into things when he does indeed come back from injury? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202255 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 121: Juve’s UCL campaign is on life support

As much as the Turin derby win was a nice change of pace, it’s hard to get over just how bad Juventus has been in the Champions League this season, with a potential trip to the Europa League beckoning. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Chuks is back from his honeymoon! He wouldn’t show us his fancy wedding ring, though. Probably because it’s a massive rock and cost thousands of dollars. Humble guy, he is. Takeaways from the week that was — including We work our way from backwards to forwards, starting the bulk of the show with a chat about Juventus’ latest Champions League disappointment against Maccabi Haifa midweek. We go through some of the tiebreakers that Juventus might need to simply finish third ahead of Maccabi and get into the Europa League. Seriously, tiebreakers for third place in the Champions League group. This is where things have gone. We switch over to the weekend’s action when Juventus actually got a win in an away fixture. It ironically came against a team that plays in the same city — which is another sign of how things are going so far this season. Not kidding, folks: Juve’s Derby della Mole win was the first away win of the season and it came within the city of Turin. Twitter questions — including Juventus’ potential Europa League hopes and how far might they go in the “other” European tournament going on, and what the heck is up with Fabio Miretti suddenly not getting any playing time as more than one Juve midfielder continues to struggle with his form. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 120: Juve regress back to the mean vs. Milan

Just when it looked like Juventus actually had the chance to string some wins together, Max Allegri’s squad goes out and has an absolute stinker against Milan over the weekend, showing us that even a couple of wins won’t be the thing that gets things turned around. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including Juventus isn’t very good, Juventus won’t be coming anywhere close to competing for the Serie A title and even with all the injuries Milan had they were still able to make Max Allegri look rather bad. So, about that Juventus performance against AC Milan over the weekend. Sorry to Juventus’ win over Maccabi Haifa, but we’re not going to talk much about you this week. This is about Juve failing in a big game again rather than beating the minnows of the Champions League group. Juventus’ first nine games of the season in the 2022-23 campaign are officially worse than in the 2021-22 campaign, one where we thought it couldn’t necessarily get any worse. Things just keep repeating themselves this season and there’s no end in sight. If there are any hopes left that Juventus will get to the Champions League knockout rounds now that they’ve got their first European win of the season on the board. Twitter questions — including concerns of how Max Allegri has handled Manuel Locatelli this season, who needs to take the bulk of the blame for all of Juventus’ failures this season, should we (n a twisted way) pull for Juve to keep playing poorly so the management parts ways with Max Allegri sooner, and digging deep to find an actual positive form this season. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 119: Juventus gets its first win in over a month

No, seriously. The title is actually the truth, as Juve returned from the international break with a solid 3-0 win over Bologna to begin an extremely busy month of October. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the weekend back in action — including Juventus’ third kits being an interesting color combination and how Max Allegri might have been onto something when he said Dusan Vlahovic and Arek Milik could actually play together. Thoughts on Juventus’ 3-0 win over Bologna. While it might not have been a spectacular team performance, it was what the team and Max Allegri needed to try and start turning things around this season. What a goal and an assist against Bologna could mean for Dusan Vlahovic going into a crucial stretch of the schedule for Juventus. Just what this win could mean for Juve going forward and how it won’t mean all that much if Allegri’s squad can’t stack up some positive results on top of each other the next couple of weeks. Twitter (and Instagram) questions — including why Juventus hasn’t been able to get consistent contributions from youth sector products since the days of Claudio Marchisio being a regular starter, if the Bologna win has any kind of impact on Max Allegri’s future, how the Milik-Vlahovic combo might impact Angel Di Maria’s role in the immediate future and if Juve’s win over Bologna was actually real life or just a blip on the radar before things come back to normal next week. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202247 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 118: Juve’s finances are not great, Bob!

It may be the middle of an international break, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something Juventus-related to discuss. And considering what time of the year it is, it usually means there’s a financial report to dissect. On this week’s episode of the Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: We post the question: How nice was it to not have to watch Juventus over the past seven days during the international break? Some discussion about the news late last week that Juventus posted a €254 million loss during the 2021-22 fiscal year, the second straight year in which the club has posted a loss of €200 million or more. Just how can Juventus try to get out of this financial mess without simply relying on more capital infusions by Exor? Winning and putting a better product on the field would be a start. On top of the news that Juve’s fiscal report was not very good at all, there’s developments on the injury front. While we know Fabio Miretti suffered some sort of ankle injury while on international duty with the Italy Under-21 squad, but Federico Chiesa and Paul Pogba could be trying to make a return to the field before the end of October. Or, more specifically, ahead of Juve’s big trip to Lisbon to face Benfica in the Champions League on Oct. 25. Twitter (and Instagram!) questions — including just what the risks (besides financial) or crashing out of the Champions League, who might fit Juventus for both the rest of this season and next if Max Allegri is let go at some point mid-season, if this Juve squad is any better than Gigi Delneri’s team in 2010-11, and what a BWRAO drinking game could look like. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202255 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 117: Juve has an awful week ... but these moments happen in football

Juventus’ disaster beginning to the 2022-23 season continued as we hit the middle of September, with a pair of awful performances resulting in a pair of equally awful losses to Benfica and Monza. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was (and, surprisingly, they’re not very positive) — including just how much psychological damage this kind of situation can have on Juventus, how the loss to Monza could very well be Sergio’s fault and if we should be worried that Filip Kostic is sort of a one-trick pony in attack. Guess what? We talked about Max Allegri’s current situation. For the record, pretty much everybody on the podcast is on the #AllegriOut train at this point. What can we learn from other situations in other sports when it comes to managers either not adapting with the times and when it’s time for a change. Who are we kidding? This who episode is basically about Max Allegri and not about any specific moments in the losses to Benfica and then Monza. Twitter questions — including of Paolo Montero coming up from the primavera squad to replace Max Allegri would be a good idea following the Andrea Pirlo experience and who we want to see potentially replace Allegri if he were to be dismissed by Juventus. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 116: Things get VAR-y interesting vs. Salernitana

In a week in which Juventus dropped its Champions League opener, it’s what happened over the weekend against Salernitana that still has people talking and leaving us wondering how things failed so badly. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including just how bad Serie A refereeing has become, how the heck VAR didn’t have access to the same cameras that broadcasters like Sky Italia and DAZN had, and why VAR hasn’t solved all of the problems we might have thought it would when it first came about. Seriously, though ... how the heck did all that get missed against Salernitana? But let’s not forget about Juventus’ performance against Salernitana after they fell behind 1-0. It was not good. Then it got worse when it was 2-0 — the kind of deficit Juve hasn’t faced at home against Serie A opposition since 2004. TWO-THOUSAND AND FOUR! A question for the crew: What were you doing in 2004? How the performance against Salernitana is just another example of how up and down and filled with inconsistencies Juventus’ season to date has been. We turn our attention toward the Champions League — both what happened against Paris Saint-Germain and what is to come Wednesday night against Benfica. We wrap thins up with a question: Is there any sort of confidence entering Benfica’s visit to Turin that Juve can actually get things done and get their first Champions League win? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202259 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 115: Juventus drop more points in Florence

Juve got another early lead before again seeing that lead go up in smoke against Fiorentina on their way to a third draw in five games and more dropped points from a winning position. On this week’s episode of the Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including worries about Juan Cuadrado and if Father Time is catching up with the 34-year-old Colombian winger, and Mattia Perin’s fine form and the pressure he might be putting on Wojciech Szczesny. Talking about the elephant in the room. No, not Juventus beating Spezia after a disappointing draw against Roma last weekend. More so another disappointing 1-1 draw, this time against Fiorentina. The issue with Max Allegri going ultra-conservative again and how it’s truly impacting Juventus’ success at the moment. Just how bad is it for Juventus right now and can things actually get better when some of the injured players come back. (Essentially, will the talent of the players overcome the shortcomings of their current manager.) We were going to talk about the summer mercato, but then we ended up just talking about Max Allegri some more. You can understand why. Twitter questions — including can Allegri keep his job if Juventus don’t get out of the Champions League group stage, how long of a leash does Allegri have if these types of performances/results continue, do we think Max actually knows what he’s doing, why can’t Juve actually create consistent scoring chances and our thoughts on Leandro Paredes’ debut with Juventus. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202257 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 114: Juve goes all Jekyll & Hyde vs. Roma

Juventus played arguably its best half of football Saturday, but the Bianconeri couldn’t make it last against Roma in a second straight night of dropped points. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Our takeaways from the week that was — including Juve showing a heartbeat after last Monday’s crapfast against Sampdoria, how Juve might have a guy who can actually be a threat from a free kick again, and how Fabio Miretti’s emergence might mean the end for one or two midfielders currently on the Juventus roster. Thoughts on Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Roma from over the weekend. The good, the bad, the questionable from Juve’s performance against Roma, a game in which Juventus probably dropped two points more than deserved a draw. How weird it was to see Paulo Dybala playing against Juventus for the first time since his days at Palermo. We bask in the glory of Fabio Miretti’s first start of the 2022-23 season and hope that Max Allegri allows us to see more of such in the immediate future. Thoughts on Juventus’ Champions League group, one that includes Paris Saint-Germain, Benfica and Maccabi Haifa. Twitter questions — including if Juventus has a chance for a top four finish if Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria are injured on a consistent basis, will Fabio Miretti’s star performance against Roma translate into Max Allegri giving him more playing time, and why Filip Kostic hasn’t been all that great to begin his Juve career. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 113: Juve show shades of old self against Samp

The second straight Monday night of Juventus football looked far from the first one, with Max Allegri’s squad giving us plenty of flashbacks to last season in a scoreless draw against Sampdoria. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including Manuel Locatelli’s future as a regista, how Fabio Miretti and Nicolo Rovella were two of the few positives against Sampdoria, and how (like the classic meme of the dog sitting in his house surrounded by fire) everything is fine. A deep dive into what went wrong for Juventus against Sampdoria. Seriously, folks: Dusan Vlahovic had nine — NINE!) — touches against Samp. Unfortunately, that meant talking about a lot of the same things that happened last season because Juventus’ draw against Sampdoria was a lot like so many games last season. Manuel Locatelli is not a regista yet Max Allegri still uses him as a regista. How just totally unsettled things are in the midfield at the moment. Twitter questions — including the best defense for further use of a McKennie-Locatelli-Rabiot midfield, what has Max Allegri done to actually help Juventus get better, thoughts on Pavel Nedved’s pre-game comments about training and the transfer market, how long until Miretti and Rovella get looks from the start, what needs to happen between now and Juve’s game against Roma for things to get better. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 112: Di Maria, Vlahovic steal the show in opener

Juventus’ season-opening win over Sassuolo provided some reasons to be optimistic about what could be on the way over the next few weeks, with the Bianconeri’s big-name players leading the way Monday night. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: We’re back, baby! We mean the podcast talking about games that matter, not necessarily Juventus being BACK BACK after a season-opening win. What else can we consider as back? The takeaways from Juventus’ season opener — including if this win over Sassuolo actually helps us figure out if we know anything new about Max Allegri’s squad, how Mattia Perin is pretty dang good regardless of being a backup goalkeeper and how nice it was to see the youngsters get a decent run out. More discussion on Juventus’ season-opening win. Like, there were some good things to happen, folks! Angel Di Maria was a leading man. Dusan Vlahovic scored a couple of goals. Bremer was strong. Heck, even Allegri himself was able to switch things up on the fly and make a very important first-half adjustment coming out of the cooling break that led to Juve taking the lead shortly thereafter. How nice it was see Allegri make those early changes rather than try and stick with the original plan that wasn’t exactly working out all that well. Thoughts on how the youngsters who came on in the second half — Fabio Miretti, Nicolo Rovella and Matias Soule — played in some extended minutes against Sassuolo. Thoughts on the main transfer arrival rumors centering around Juventus regarding Barcelona striker Memphis Depay and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes. Twitter questions — including if this opening-game performance changes any thoughts on the forthcoming season, how some of the young midfielders might fit into things with Paul Pogba out injured for the next month or so and a little game to wrap things up. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 111: The 2022-23 Season Preview Extravaganza!

Juventus closed the preseason with a pair of duds. Is that a hint as to what’s to come or will Max Allegri actually have this team playing well enough to do more than just finish in fourth place ... again? On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Reaction to Juventus’ 4-0 defeat at the hands of Atlético Madrid to wrap up the slate of preseason friendlies. Just kidding, we didn’t talk about that because we’re not crazy. What we did talk about was how we’re feeling a little moosha moosh about Juventus’ upcoming season — and for more than one reason, too. No matter if it’s the injury to Paul Pogba and everything that comes with it or Alex Sandro’s continued horrendous form over the last couple of years, things are rather unsettled at Juventus these days. And then there’s the elephant in the room: Max Allegri and how he is going to manage this team, what his tactics will be and if this season will look a lot like last season. Spotlight some players that we will be keeping an extra-close eye on this season. Twitter questions — including Max Allegri and the transfer window, if 80 points is the magic number for Juventus to be contending for more than just fourth place, how much blame can be put on Juve’s financial situation for the transfer inactivity of late and — wait for it — if Max Allegri secretly cooking up something. One bold prediction from each on of the guys before we sign off for the day. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 110: Juventus ends its U.S. tour on a down note

Playing its third game in a little over a week, Juventus concluded its preseason tour in the U.S. with a strugglefest against the reigning European champions, Real Madrid. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Rather than takeaways from the week that was, we have some takeaways from Juventus’ summer tour in the United States now that it has come to an end. Some thoughts on Juventus’ 2-0 loss to Real Madrid to close out the U.S. tour. (Don’t worry, they’re not much simply because Juve didn’t show all that much against the reigning European champions.) This might be hard to believe, but there’s a gulf in quality between Real Madrid and Juventus right now and Saturday night’s friendly only confirmed that. Injuries! Injuries are here! It’s not just Paul Pogba now, but Weston McKennie looks set to miss a month after separating his shoulder in training the morning of the Real Madrid friendly. Wojciech Szczesny also didn’t play against Real Madrid, although it’s unclear just how serious his muscle injury is. Twitter questions — including positives and negatives from the U.S. tour, who Max Allegri’s Swiss Army knife could be this coming season, what players or tactics could help Juventus with its struggles of playing out of the back, what Juve’s midfield could look like if there are no more additions this summer, and can we actually expect an improved Juve under Allegri this year. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202255 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 109: BWRAO goes to Vegas; Pogba is already hurt

OK, so it wasn’t totally a vacation because the main reason we were there was for work, but that “work” involved watching Juventus during its first stop in its 2022 tour of the United States. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Our takeaways are back! Why? Because Juventus actually played a game a couple of days ago. Sure, it was a friendly, but it was a game and we like when Juve plays. (Most of the time.) It’s over to the breaking news that happened right before we hit record: Paul Pogba has a torn meniscus and it looks like he is going to miss the start of the Serie A season. Where do Juventus go from here knowing that they are potentially looking at the big summer signing in the midfield being out for a couple of months? Is it Adrien Rabiot time again?! Onto things of a more pleasant nature: The BWRAO boys — or at least two of them — went to Las Vegas to cover Juventus’ U.S. tour opener against Chivas this past Friday. And while the travel getting home wasn’t the best experience, the same can’t be said for what happened at Allegiant Stadium. Basically, being credentialed media for a Juve game was cool as hell. Seriously, Sergio got to ask Juan Cuadrado a question! Observations from the Juve-Chivas game, including just what kind of skillset that Ángel Di Maria brings to the table and how Max Allegri may try to take advantage of that. Twitter questions about: the current state of Juventus’ fullback corps, just how Juventus might use the rest of the money from the Matthijs de Ligt deal, and who of Fabio Miretti, Nicolo Fagioli and Nicolo Rovella will stay at Juventus this season. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 108: Matthijs de Ligt is leaving, so now what?

Juventus’ best defender is heading to Bayern Munich, with what’s to come and how the club will spend the money they now find themselves with very much a giant question mark. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Another blog announcement: With the Las Vegas friendly coming up and BWRAO having a pair of writers covering the game, we have decided to document it on our new Instagram page! Follow us on IG at @BWRAO_SBN. Now, to the main topic of the show: Matthijs de Ligt is heading to Bayern Munich after Juventus agreed to the German giants’ offer Sunday night. É fatta, folks. Did Juventus get a good price for de Ligt or did Bayern having no true competition for him over the last couple of weeks hurt things? Now that de Ligt is about to leave, who should take his place? We know the main names by now with Torino center back Gleison Bremer, Villarreal’s Pau Torres and Gabriel of Arsenal being the biggest players already linked with Juventus. Seriously, you know there are about to be a bunch of names linked with Juventus over the next couple of days and there’s nothing you can do about it. With de Ligt set to leave, does the United States tour become even more important for somebody like Federico Gatti considering he’s a player with no Serie A experience? Twitter questions — including who’s the biggest “what could have been” transfer at Juventus, if there’s anybody worth paying attention on Chivas’ roster, who will be the crowd favorite in Las Vegas and trying to predict Juventus’ midfield depth chart if there are no more signings this summer. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. You can also follow us on our new Instagram page, too! Get all of our match coverage, transfer rumors and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 107: Pogba and Di Maria in, so is Zaniolo next?

Juventus has made its first two signings of the summer, but things are expected to pick up in the coming days — and it’s not just about who might be leaving the club, either. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: An important blog announcement regarding Juventus’ first friendly in the United States against Chivas Guadalajara. (Hint: we’re gonna be there and it’s gonna be fun.) Over to Juventus news: Ángel Di Maria has officially signed with the Bianconeri. More Juventus news: Paul Pogba has officially signed with the Bianconeri on a free transfer for the second time in his career. #PogBack x 2. Now that they are both official and we can talk about them as actual deals, what does Pogba’s return and the addition of Di Maria mean to this Juventus squad still very much in construction. Thoughts on Juventus’ increasing interest in Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo, who comes with a lot of red flags despite his obvious talent. Twitter questions — including a Roma-leaning friend of the blog asking about hamburgers, how much leadership will Di Maria and Pogba add to a squad in need of some leaders, andif the Di Maria signing is hurting long-term building or just a frustrating thing in the moment because Juventus seemed to be wanting to go younger and less expensive salary-wise. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 106: Is Matthijs de Ligt heading for the exit door?

As June turns to July, the Juventus transfer rumor mill is centered around one very large and muscular Dutchman, who is going to command a lot of money wherever he ends up going. On this episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: It’s Matthijs de Ligt transfer rumor mayhem! Chelsea want to sign de Ligt. We know this. But how much could Juventus actually get for de Ligt this summer now that it basically seems inevitable that he’s leaving? How much hardball should Juventus play knowing that they’ve got such a valuable asset in de Ligt? Is not selling de Ligt because a suitable offer never arrives really a bad thing? A chat about something that we already know will happen — the Serie A schedule release. What do we like about Juventus’ schedule? What do we not like about the schedule? Just how much is the World Cup being in late-November and December absolutely creating an idiotic situation close to the midpoint of the 2022-23 season? Seriously, a winter World Cup in the middle of the club season is so dumb. Twitter questions — including a genuine question where to find legitimate transfer information as well as who the crew prefers between Luca Pellegrini and Andrea Cambiaso. (Please note that this episode was recorded on Saturday, and that obviously means that some things might not be totally up to date two days later.) You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 105: Talking de Ligt, Di Maria and Zaniolo, oh my!

Juventus’ best defender as well as the club itself will have to make some tough decisions soon, with Chelsea hot on the trail to sign Matthijs de Ligt this summer and an even bigger rebuild potentially in the cards as a result for the Bianconeri’s front office. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: The sudden burst of rumors involving Matthijs de Ligt potentially leaving Juventus and heading to the Premier League, with Chelsea being the No. 1 suitor for the 22-year-old Dutchman. Chelsea’s first reported offer for de Ligt was ... pretty funny. The benefits and shortfalls of selling de Ligt this summer compared to next summer. Just how much trust we have in Juventus’ front office to spend that money wisely whenever they do end up parting company with de Ligt. In the end, do we believe Juventus will sell de Ligt this summer? Looking at Juventus’ reported deal for Ángel Di Maria, which at the time of recording was still inching toward the finish line. Looking at Juventus reported pursuit of Nicolo Zaniolo, which looks to be something that is happening no matter what happens with the Di Maria deal. Twitter questions — including would a Christian Pulisic plus €45 million be enough for de Ligt, what the right kind of profile for a backup to Dusan Vlahovic should be, how bad would losing de Ligt be for Juve’s already-suffering defense and if Juve has the makings of a really good midfield with Paul Pogba’s arrival this summer. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 104: Is one Frenchman leaving Juve as another is set to arrive?

As we await Paul Pogba’s triumphant return to Turin, his national team teammate Adrien Rabiot has reportedly told Juventus that he would like to leave the club this summer. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Could Adrien Rabiot be heading out this summer? It certainly looks possible after Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reported over the weekend that Rabiot has asked Juventus to sell him this summer, with a handful of Premier League clubs interested. Just why could Rabiot be asking for a transfer right now? How much could it do with Pogba? How much could it be for a new experience? What this adds to a summer transfer window in which there looks to be a lot of movement within Juventus’ midfield group. What this means for Juventus’ three young Italian midfielders in Fabio Miretti, Nicolo Fagioli and Nicolo Rovella, and the potential of this opening up another spot for one of them. Actual news of the week: Atalanta exercised its buy option on Merih Demiral, which came as a surprise seeing as just two days earlier it looked like the Turkish defender was set to return to Juventus (and likely headed for a new club). Twitter questions — including whether Juventus should put more money into the midfield after Paul Pogba’s arrival or focus more on improving the situation at each fullback spot, and what are the best and worst case scenarios for Pogba’s return to Juventus. You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202258 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 103: The offseason Twitter question mailbag

The Juventus world is currently filled with transfer rumors galore, and because of that we decided to take a break from talking about said rumors to take some questions from the some of our loyal listeners and Twitter followers. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: An offseason Twitter mailbag with questions from you the listeners! But before that, we actually talk about some on-field stuff — Federico Gatti’s debut with the Italian national team, which just so happens to have come a few months before he is likely to make his official Juventus debut. And now, the Twitter questions! Those topics include: If we think Max Allegri will make it to the end of his contract, one that expires in three years. Just how much blame would you put Juventus’ struggles this past season on Max Allegri, the players themselves and the injuries that were a constant throughout much of the year. Whether we can see the day in which Andrea Pirlo ever comes back to manage Juventus again. (Pirlo has taken a managerial job in Turkey recently.) If Juve’s top two midfielders will be Manuel Locatelli and Paul Pogba, who should be third between Adrien Rabiot and Denis Zakaria (and Weston McKennie)? To the complete contrary, should Juventus go after Sergej Milinkovic-Savic when Paul Pogba chases the money and surprises the Juve front office when he signs with Paris Saint-Germain? Should there be worries about Federico Chiesa’s playing style potential putting him at risk for another major knee injury in the future. A twist on things: Where do we think Juventus would finish if last season’s squad picked up and left Serie A behind to join the Premier League? Closing arguments: What are the expectations for next season? You can follow us — or send us questions — on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202256 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 102: Matthijs de Ligt speaks, people freak out

But consider the four of us not any of those people who are actually freaking out about what de Ligt said about his contract extension and his Juventus future while on international duty with the Netherlands. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that ... oh, wait. There’s no games for the next couple of months. To actual news things! Or maybe something that might not be news? Getting down to the bottom of what Matthijs de Ligt said while being interviewed after a Dutch national team training session. Thankfully, we got a loyal Dutchman to help us properly translate what de Ligt actually said, not go all crazy like the Italian media did. Expanding on the de Ligt quotes — do they mean much of anything or does some of the panic to come as a result of it seem unwarranted? A debate after the de Ligt talk: If Juventus had to choose to sign only one of the two Udinese fullbacks they’ve been linked to over the last couple of weeks, who should it be, Destiny Udogie or Nahuel Molina? Twitter questions — including what should Juventus’ tactical setup be with Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic, and what Juventus should do with de Ligt and the center of the defense overall this summer? You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 101: The 2021-22 Season Review Extravaganza!

There are some awards to hand out, but be warned that not all of them are good ones. (We’re looking at you, players who have not had vey good seasons.) On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: End of the season awards! Who was Juventus’ most valuable player during the 2021-22 season? Who was Juventus’ least valuable player during the 2021-22 season? Who was Juventus’ biggest disappointment during the 2021-22 season? Who was Juventus’ biggest surprise during the 2021-22 season? No Twitter questions this week because we were too busy handing out so many awards that we ran out of time. They will be back next week, we promise! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 100: The last dance with Chiello and La Joya

Juventus signed off for the 2021-22 season with a we’re-on-the-beach kind of performance against Fiorentina this past weekend, but the real memorable moments came last Monday night at Allianz Stadium — for good and for bad. On Episode 100 of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: One singular takeaway from the week that was — we aren’t going to talk much — if anything at all — about Juventus’ 2-0 season-ending loss to Fiorentina on Saturday night. Looking back at the home finale on Monday night against Lazio. Not really talking about the game as you might think, but moreso talking about the farewells to Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala as they each got one hell of a sendoff in their final games at Allianz Stadium as Juventus players. However, as you might have noticed, the tone surrounding Chiellini and Dybala’s respective farewells was very, very different. Also, how about that reaction Juventus president Andrea Agnelli got during Chiellini’s post-game ceremony? That was ... rough. Juventus are reportedly close to signing Paul Pogba and Ángel Di Maria on free transfers. Is this a good idea? Is this a bad idea? Could one of them be worse of an idea than the other? Twitter questions — including realistic and dream scenarios for the summer transfer window and what some of most favorite and least favorite memories from the 2021-22 season ended up being. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 99: The Coppa Italia final goes terribly wrong

In what could have been some sort of salvation for an overall disappointing 2021-22 season, Juventus — and its manager — left a lot to be desired in falling to arch-rival Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia final. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including just how Juventus is not a very good team right now (or for pretty much all of this season), the concern about how many penalties Matthijs de Ligt has given away during his Juventus tenure, and Max Allegri continues to play not to lose rather than playing to win (especially when the opponent is there for the taking). Thoughts on the Coppa Italia final and just how wrong Allegri got things when Juventus took the lead within a two-minute span in the second half against Inter. But seriously, what the heck was that penalty call against Juventus that led to Inter tying the game? VAR in Italy — and pretty much at large — is bad and who knows if it’s getting any better. So, how about those new Juventus home kits, everybody? Twitter questions — including recalling some of our most favorite Paulo Dybala memories and what we think about a potential Juventus and Paul Pogba reunion taking place this summer as the rumor mill continues to churn out talk of things happening. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 98: A dead rubber ends in a Juve implosion

In the final game before the Coppa Italia final against Inter Milan, Juventus went out and blew a 1-0 lead late to one of the worst teams going in Serie A. So, not great. This week on the Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaway from the week that was — including if getting mad at Juventus for blowing a lead against Genoa is something worth doing and if it’s time to worry about the most recent stretch of games that Dusan Vlahovic has had after some completely average defenders have kept him quiet. Further thoughts on Juventus’ loss to Genoa in which Max Allegri’s moves kinda-sorta backfired and an opponent battling relegation suddenly came alive to steal three points. Mattia De Sciglio, what the heck? Moise Kean, what the heck? Thoughts on the Coppa Italia final against Inter Milan, which will serve as one last chance for Juventus to make something out of this 2021-22 season in which the Bianconeri have yet to claim a win over their rivals from the blue side of the San Siro. Twitter questions — including why Juventus players continue to be so slow and static despite the three coaching changes over the last three years, which Juventus player we think has the coolest mom and some predictions for the three upcoming European finals. (Yes, Chuks actually makes predictions — shocking, right?) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202259 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 97: Welcome to the Fabio Miretti hour

Juventus officially booked its place in next season’s Champions League this past weekend, but it was an 18-year-old midfielder who got his first-ever senior squad start that dominated the conversation this week. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including what Juventus might be interested in accomplishing over the next couple of weeks of the season now that the Champions League spot is secured, and our resident Agent of Chaos being disappointed in a way that Juve won’t be in a lower level European competition next season. Thoughts on Fabio Miretti’s debut in the starting lineup and how impressed we were by the Juve youth product. Seriously, we talked a lot about Fabio Miretti because he deserves it. The importance of Miretti’s development and the Under-23 project as a whole. Juventus has qualified for next season’s Champions League — now what? Twitter questions — including what we would like to see from Juventus the rest of the season, if Juve potentially finishing in third place something to be happy about knowing how this season has gone, and if Max Allegri could play Miretti, Matias Soulé and Marley Aké all at once before the season is over. (We just answer the questions, folks.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202254 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 96: Juventus counterattacks into the Coppa final

Juventus made the most out of their chance to get to another Coppa Italia final, playing a classic Max Allegri counterattacking game to beat Fiorentina in Turin. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the weekend that was — including “50 Shades of Dusan Vlahovic,” if Juventus were actually good against Fiorentina’s very high defensive line, and what playing guys in their actual positions can result in when Max Allegri does it. Thoughts on the Coppa Italia semifinal against Fiorentina and how that same Max Allegri ended up getting a lot of things right Wednesday night. Thoughts on the Coppa Italia final against Inter Milan — which, knowing how the previous games between the two sides (and especially the last one) have gone this season, should make it to be a doozy. Thoughts on the report of Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini deciding to leave the club even though he has a year remaining on his contract. Thoughts on the report that Juventus will not renew the contract of Federico Bernardeschi, the man responsible for the pretty goal that the Bianconeri scored against Fiorentina. And to complete the Sky Italia report trifecta, thoughts on somebody who might replace Bernardeschi — Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria, who is out of contract at the end of the season and has reportedly been contacted by Juventus over the last few days. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/202257 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 95: Juventus slog through another weekend

In a season full of sub-par performances, Juventus put forth one of the most sub-par of them all, dropping points against a Bologna side that has been absolutely dismal away from home in 2022. On this week’s episode of the Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the weekend — including the fact that fourth kits might not be as bad as we might not think they are, how Max Allegri went incredibly far not to give Fabio Miretti playing time against Bologna and how difficult Allegri’s selection was Saturday night without so much of the squad’s spine out injured but how he should have kept it simple. Minimal talk about Juventus’ draw with Bologna. Why? Because that game was very bad. And instead our talk of the Bologna match spurred a discussion about how Juventus’ handling of young players coming through the academy and Under-23 team has not been the greatest. The decision by federal prosecutor’s office in Italy to drop all charges in the plusvalenza case involving Juventus, Napoli and other clubs. Juventus President Andrea Agnelli reportedly faced lengthy suspensions for their roles in the case. Twitter questions — including if Allegri playing a midfield of Adrien Rabiot, Danilo and Juan Cuadrado against Bologna proof that Agnelli doesn’t like Alessandro Del Piero, who made his long-awaited return to Allianz Stadium after 10 years and what Lapo Elkann’s Twitter fingers getting spicy after Saturday’s draw mean for Juve’s future. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 94: Juventus get back to their winning ways

Once again, we have just one game to focus on, and it’s not like that game was anything special outside of the fact that Dusan Vlahovic scored the winner and Juve got three points because of it. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: The takeaways from the week that was— including that the Arthur experience continues to be one that isn’t exactly all that fun and how shockingly bad Juve’s depth takes a hit when there’s just a few injuries (and suspensions) like what happened against Cagliari. An extended discussion coming out of Sergio’s point about depth on Juve’s bench situation — which wasn’t much against Cagliari and was far from game-changing this weekend (and many previous games before that). Thoughts on the game itself against Cagliari — which, a lot like the depth of the squad, wasn’t all that great and nothing to truly be happy about outside of the win. Looking at the main transfer rumor of the week involving Juventus’ reported interest in Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori as the Italian media has said the Bianconeri has identified the 22-year-old Italian as the main man to replace Paulo Dybala next season. Twitter questions — including ones about what Max Allegri’s burner account on Twitter might be after his comments from over the weekend regarding criticism (social media and in the press) during the Villarreal loss; should Juventus go for Sergei Milinkovic-Savic or Paul Pogba; and just how good was the peak of Allegri actually was and if his brand of football was worthy of winning the two Champions League finals he guided Juve to in 2015 and 2017. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20221 hour, 22 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 93: Juve plays well, still somehow lose Derby d’Italia

In the first game out of the international break, Juventus dominated for much of the game, only to see Inter Milan score on its lone shot on goal and some bizarre refereeing decisions go against them in Sunday’s Derby d’Italia loss. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was that might as well have been takeaways from Sunday night’s loss. They include: How well Juventus played compared to Inter; maybe how there’s a little too much positivity about how Juventus played against Inter and how it was rather ironic that Juve played one of their more energetic and more lively games in a losing effort. Expanded thoughts on Sunday’s loss to Inter because that is the elephant in the room. Like, really, what else did you expect us to talk about knowing we’re just out of an international break? Sidebar to the main bar: Thoughts on Paulo Dybala’s performance against Inter knowing full well this is the beginning to his final two months as a Juventus player. Even though he will be around for a short period of time, is the 4-2-3-1 the way to go as long as Dybala stays healthy the rest of the season? Or, at least when he is available? Twitter questions — including two very important questions about why we think Juve can’t score as well as how much shooting practice should be in the works coming up in training after Sunday night’s less-than-stellar performance in front of goal; and if not renewing Dybala’s contract is really the best thing this team needs knowing its issues. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202257 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 92: Paulo Dybala’s last stand at Juventus

International breaks are usually rather dull. This time around, though, Juventus went out and revealed its vice-captain’s contract will not be renewed, kicking off a frenzy of rumors involving both Paulo Dybala’s next step and who will replace him in Turin. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was, non-Italy getting from World Cup qualification zone — including how being loyal to a single club like Paulo Dybala has been the last seven years doesn’t mean what it used to, and just how difficult it is for folks who aren’t actually in-the-know or in the meetings to truly know what’s going on in contract negotiations. Thoughts on Paulo Dybala leaving Juventus at the end of the season, how we got to this point and what might have happened if Dusan Vlahovic wasn’t brought in during the January transfer window. Maurizio Arrivabene’s recent quotes have been very ... honest. And maybe a little detrimental.to how Juventus is viewed by potential signings going forward. In the days following Dybala’s contract renewal — or lack of one — news, Juventus has been linked to a host of players, most of which have been Italian. Is this a good thing? And how it reflects Juve’s future that involves building around Dusan Vlahovic. Twitter questions! Including ones about: Juventus’ tactics in the future once Dybala is no longer on the roster, if Chucky Lozano might work at Juventus, if some youngsters might actually stay at Juventus and contribute next season, why said youngsters have maybe stayed at Juventus and if the Wings of Fede could have saved Italy’s World Cup hopes. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 91: Another Juventus UCL Round of 16 eulogy

For the third straight season, Juventus’ Champions League run came to an end in the round of 16, this time at the hands of Villarreal, capping another European campaign that started so brightly yet came crashing to an end. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including somebody selectively forgetting to acknowledge what happened against Villarreal, how Juventus has fallen from the big players in the Champions League with another round of 16 exit and, in a way, how it doesn’t have to be this way if the front office had done a better job over the last few years. A deep dive into what happened against Villarreal. Like, a deep, deep dive. And some venting about things, maybe not just as a result of the Villarreal loss. Where does Juventus go from here after another Champions League Round of 16 exit? Taking a look at recent reports that said Juventus may nor may not have agreed to a deal with Chelsea defender and soon-to-be free agent Antonio Rüdiger. Twitter questions! Including ones on how Andrea Agnelli might have been feeling after the Villarreal loss, if Daniele Rugani’s penalty never happened would have changed anything Wednesday night, how the heck do we fix Juventus’ mental state and if Matthijs de Ligt’s last-ditch diving attempt to block a shot was actually somewhat innovative. (Please note that this was recorded after Sunday’s win over Salernitana, so the recent news about Paulo Dybala’s contract extension not happening and his impending departure on a free transfer was not discussed. We will obviously talk about it a ton next week.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 90: Morata scores, Tek saves, Juve wins again

Juventus scored two goals in the first half — really! — and Wojciech Szczesny showed off his penalty-stopping ability once again as Juventus put more distance between itself and the chasing pack for a Champions League spot over the weekend. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how style points, especially at this point of the season, are secondary to getting three points, and how Juve now finally have some serious breathing room between themselves and their closest competition for fourth place. Some talk about Juventus’ win over Sampdoria and how odd of a win it was. Seriously, it was an odd win where Juve were relatively in control yet got outshot 16-6, needed a penalty save to keep Sampdoria off the scoreboard then saw Samp score on a wild deflection to cut the lead in half. A look-ahead to Wednesday night’s big showdown with Villarreal in the Champions League Round of 16. An Adrien Rabiot-related tangent. A Twitter question about which one of the currently injured players who are close to returning could Juventus miss the least against Villarreal. A Twitter question that’s not actually from Twitter regarding Juventus’ style of player under Max Allegri and if we think it’s sustainable going into the future. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 89: Juventus is playing the survival game

Juventus’ roster is beat up like it hasn’t been in years and the players that are available to have clearly be exhausted after weeks with little rest. All the while, Juve’s on their longest unbeaten run since Max Allegri’s first tenure as manager. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including Arthur’s sudden improvement with more playing time and just how cruel this game can be. (Sorry, Fiorentina fans.) More chat about the week that was, with a focus on how Juventus is just trying to survive the current injury situation. Why style points don’t really matter right now. A reminder that injuries are quite stupid. Looking at how Arthur’s recent run of starts — and improved form — has benefited Manuel Locatelli and what that might mean for the future. Twitter questions — including ones about how Federico Chiesa might fit into Max Allegri’s current tactical setup next season, who you would choose between re-signing Paulo Dybala or re-signing Paul Pogba and a few observations about Juve’s triangles vs. Spezia. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202250 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 88: Dusan Vlahovic is taking charge

The final week of February brought us more Champions League knockout rounds frustration — although not a loss! — and the continuation of Dusan Vlahovic’s early success in a Juventus jersey. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including Max Allegri’s search for a consistent starting lineup (again), Juventus might be seeing some grinta in the squad returning and this team is still kinda-sorta still in the Scudetto race after all of the issues that have gone on this season. A look at the current Champions League situation after last week’s 1-1 draw with Villarreal. Further confirmation that injuries are dumb. Further confirmation that Dusan Vlahovic is a cyborg. Thoughts on Juventus’ win over Empoli, one where Vlahovic was really, really good. Twitter questions — including ones about why Juve’s injuries keep happening and what a future formation could like and why that’s difficult to think about with so many uncertanties going into this summer. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20221 hour, 26 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 87: Juve gives us a Turin derby to forget

During a weekend in which Juve’s closest competition for fourth place ended up dropping points yet again, Juventus rolled out a complete dud against Torino in the second Derby della Mole of the 2021-22 season. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including how Juventus, new signings and all, continues to be the frustrating mess; how Dusan Vlahovic has been completely man-marked out of Juve’s last two games; and if Max Allegri truly knows what his best starting lineup is now that we’re at the end of February. More thoughts on the Derby della Mole draw against Torino. More thoughts on how Max Allegri is handling this team right now. Breaking news: injuries are dumb. Thoughts on Juventus’ Champions League Round of 16 tie with Villarreal on Tuesday night. A single Twitter question about what, if anything, Juventus could do to get Max Allegri to open up his tactics just a little bit going forward. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20221 hour, 31 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 86: Things remain status quo in Bergamo

Juventus dominated proceedings early on Sunday against Atalanta, but had to get a stoppage-time goal from Danilo to ensure they left Bergamo with a point to ensure they remained in fourth place in Serie A. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week — which, as you might guess, center around what all went down on Sunday night against Atalanta in Bergamo. More detailed thoughts on Juve’s draw with Atalanta, with an emphasis on just how Max Allegri handled things in a very winnable game and important matchup against the closest contender for fourth place. Matthijs de Ligt is playing out of his mind right now. (In a good way!) Danilo has become one of Juventus’ most important players after arriving to little fanfare. Twitter questions, including Juventus’ Champions League chances and the crazy amount of substitutions that Max Allegri used during the closing minutes of Sunday’s game against Atalanta. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20221 hour, 5 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 85: Juve’s new guys make a good first impression

Juventus rolled out its two big January signings in the return from the international break, and the two newest arrivals didn’t disappoint in a 2-0 win over Hellas Verona on Sunday night. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from Juventus’ 2-0 win over Hellas Verona — including the positioning of one Paulo Dybala, the impact that the new guys are already having on the team and the impact the new guys also had on the people watching at Allianz Stadium. Thoughts on Dusan Vlahovic’s Juventus debut. Thoughts on Denis Zakaria’s Juventus debut. Just how much those two guys helped change Juve for the better on Sunday night. Did Max Allegri still go back on his old habits and start to get a little conservative after Juventus went ahead 1-0? Twitter questions — including if the formation that Max Allegri used against Hellas Verona should be the way forward, what Juventus’ ceiling might be with the Vlahovic and Zakaria signings and if the role Alvaro Morata played on Sunday is his best for the future, You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202259 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 84: Juven-Dus and the wild end to January

For the better part of the first month of 2022, it didn’t look like Juventus wasn’t going to do much of anything on the transfer market. And then, like a levy breaking, things got absolutely crazy and Juve now have two major additions before January ends. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: The takeaways from the week, which as you might expect center around the sudden flood of transfer activity for Juventus after three weeks of nothing in January. Breaking down the Dusan Vlahovic signing, a club — and Serie A — record amount of money spent for a player during the January transfer window. Breaking down the Denis Zakaria signing and just how much he will improve Juventus’ midfield both in the immediate and long-term future. Plus, you know, Zakaria arrives for a transfer fee that is much lower than he could have been sold for over the summer or a year ago. Juventus has a new No. 7 and an interesting hashtag to come along with it. Breaking down the two major names leaving Juventus this month, who just so happen to be going to the same team in Tottenham — Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski. Twitter questions, including where Max Allegri could go now that he has a big-time goal scorer again and an improved midfield, just how much Vlahovic should we expect in his first few games with Juventus, the sudden shift to more of a work-in-silence type of transfer strategy and how we want things to look like when Juve do return to the field. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 83: Juve’s silent night at the San Siro

Visiting the fabled stadium in Milan for the second time in two weeks, Juventus’ attack never got into gear despite the fact that there was a chance to get into the top four. On this week’s episode of the Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was, including Juventus’ misfiring attack, the rediscovering of form for some former outcasts and if a certain Dusan Vlahovic would have actually helped against AC Milan based on how the team played. A much, much deeper dive into the scoreless draw against Milan from Sunday night, where Juve’s inconsistent attack barely created much of anything against a second-string defense. No, seriously. Juve’s attack was not good at all against Milan. Some talk about the story reported by Tuttosport earlier in the week that stated Juventus’ front office is going to try and convince the club’s six soon-to-be free agents to take paycuts of 15% each. The most notable free agent to be, Paulo Dybala, is in the midst of a long-standing negotiation with Juventus that has him seeking out the highest salary at the club. Twitter questions about: Federico Chiesa’s recovery from major knee surgery, Daniele Rugani suddenly being thrust into action and just how much confidence this season has given us for Max Allegri and the future. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 82: Paulo Dybala is not a happy man right now

Juventus lost a chance to win its first trophy of the 2021-22 season, but the last image of the week that was will be the man wearing the captain’s armband against Udinese not celebrating his goal and why things have gone bad. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was, including Chuks admitting that he needs to get better at thinking about how players actually play during the course of a game and, you know, the whole Dybala happenings from over the weekend. The Paulo Dybala contract extension mess — how we got here, what the heck is going on now and can there really be some sort of solution after everything has (or hasn’t) happened over the course of the last couple of months since it looked like he was getting ready to sign his new deal and be done with this once and for all. A quick look back at the Supercoppa loss to Inter Milan midweek. (Don’t worry, we didn’t talk too, too much about Alex Sandro because things are already frustrating enough.) Twitter questions regarding the best lineup going forward this season knowing who’s injured and if there are any young Italian central defenders who Juventus could sign to potentially usher in the next era of things alongside Matthijs de Ligt. (No, not Daniele Rugani.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202258 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 81: Riding the Juventus roller coaster in Rome

As much as the first game of 2022 was frustrating, the second was absolutely thrilling, with Juventus coming back from 3-1 down to record a wild 4-3 win over Jose Mourinho and Roma. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week — which, sorry to Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Napoli, are focused on the insanity that was Sunday night’s win over Roma. More thoughts on the win over Roma. In an absolutely wild game where so many players contributed to Juventus comeback, a Twitter question asks: Who is the Man of the Match? The knee injury to Federico Chiesa. (Please note that we recorded this episode on Sunday night, with the Chiesa diagnosis not officially known just yet, only reports of what it could be the most advanced information that we knew of at the time.) Where Max Allegri might go tactically because of the injury to Chiesa, something that takes away one of his best offensive weapons just as he’s coming back into the fold. Twitter questions, including if a midfield of Manuel Locatelli and Arthur can work on a regular basis, what Juve’s project might be for the immediate future and if now is the time to bid farewell to one of the squad’s longest-tenured players in Alex Sandro. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 80: Into the January gauntlet Juve goes

We are just a few short days from the holiday break being over and done with, and Juventus’ first game in January 2022 is one that could set the tone for the rest of the month. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Juventus’ 2022 opener against Napoli and just how big of a match it truly is. What the return of Federico Chiesa and Paulo Dybala could mean for Juventus when it faces Napoli on Thursday night. The Alvaro Morata to Barcelona rumors and what they mean for the immediate future. Dear God, more rumors with the same handful of players who might replace Morata if he were to leave during the January transfer window. Twitter questions, including who we might prefer to replace Morata of the usual suspects being linked with Juventus and a few New Years resolutions as we start 2022. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202256 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 79: Reviewing the first half of Juve’s 2021-22 season

They weren’t all wins, they most definitely weren’t all pretty and there were some pretty rocky moments, but we take a look back on what has transpired over the last four months. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Some quick takeaways from last week’s 2-0 win over Cagliari as Juventus was able to go into the holiday break on a relatively positive note. We hand out some awards for the first half of the season, starting with Juve’s MVP. Then we go to Juventus’ LVP for the first half of the 2021-22 season. Then we go to the best moment of Juventus’ season. We wrap up our first-half award session with the biggest surprise of the 2021-22 season. The return of Twitter questions, including a very attack-minded group of topics about Moise Kean and his position out wide, who Juve could go for if they don’t sign Dusan Vlahovic and, wait for it, a question about The Wings of Fede. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 78: Juventus able to brave the fog

Despite a foggy, foggy night in Emilia Romagna, Juventus was able to come away with a 2-0 win over Bologna. But unfortunately, as things tend to be with this club right now, what happened on the field is only part of the discussion surrounding Juventus at the moment. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Our takeaways from the week, including a potential new role for Moise Kean, just how dumb injuries truly are and more than just a quick shoutout to Juventus Women. Further thoughts that, yes, injuries are dumb. Thoughts on the win over Bologna in which the fog was quite unreal. The sudden cloud hanging over the future of Matthijs de Ligt at Juventus in the wake of what the Dutchman’s agent, Mino Raiola had to say about things on Sunday. Some closing thoughts on Juventus Women making the Women’s Champions League quarterfinals, a massive step in the progress for both the club in general and what first-year manager Joe Montemurro is trying to accomplish during his time in Turin. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202155 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 77: Juve has some issues by the sea

Coming off a surprise in the Champions League in which Juve finished atop its group, the squad’s trip to Venice was far from anything you would describe as “good” or “enjoyable.” This week on The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Takeaways from the week that was — including a mention of traffic talk in Mexico. Juve dropping points from a winning position once again, this time in Venice against a club in Venezia that is trying to avoid going into the relegation zone. Max Allegri got conservative again and Juventus paid for it. The Champions League Round of 16 draw. (The second one that didn’t have to be redone after the first one was clearly botched by those running the show.) Twitter questions, including ones about Paulo Dybala’s contract extension and just how much of the blame does Max Allegri deserve for Juve’s struggles this season. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202157 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 76: Max makes the switch to a 4-2-3-1

Max Allegri made his first big tactical move of the 2021-22 season following a couple of big-time losses last week, and the initial results have been fairly encouraging. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Takeaways from the week — most notably a mention or two of the switch to the 4-2-3-1. Delving deeper into Max Allegri’s switch into the 4-2-3-1 and what it means for Juventus’ attack both this past week and potentially going forward. How the switch to the 4-2-3-1 impacts Paulo Dybala. Holy crap that Juan Cuadrado goal against Genoa. Luca Pellegrini is actually playing pretty well since getting an uptick in minutes. Twitter questions, including a couple of Max Allegri’s job performance so far this season and if our idea of Andrea Pirlo has changed at all after watching the Amazon Prime doc. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202155 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 75: What a week — and not in a good way

Both of the field and on it, Juventus didn’t have one bit of good news come its way. Unless you’re talking about the Amazon documentary being released, of course. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: The current state of affairs at Juventus — which aren’t doing so great! That Chelsea loss. That Atalanta loss. The new investigation into transfer dealings Juventus (and other Serie A clubs) where 42 of the club’s swap deals between 2018 and 2021 are being looked into by Italian officials. What could come out of the investigation into the swap deals and just how worrying it is to see Juventus involved in something like this. (Please note that with sooooo much going on, we decided to push the Twitter questions segment back to next week’s episode. We just simply ran out of time, folks.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 74: Juve’s successful trip to the Olimpico

It was a happy return to the field for Juventus following the latest international break. That isn’t necessarily something we’ve seen a lot of so far this season, so we will cherish the chance to be about in the first game back after a two-week “break” whenever possible. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Our big takeaways from the weekend that was, featuring Max Allegri’s decision making, Dejan Kulusevski’s roller coaster ride and Luca Pellegrini’s strong start against Lazio. The Allegri vs. Sarri battle that thankfully went Juve’s way. Looking ahead to Tuesday night’s showdown with Chelsea in London, a game in which Juventus can clinch the top spot in its Champions League group with a positive result. Twitter questions! And a lot of them, including ones about Aaron Ramsey’s health, potentially picking Moise Kean over Alvaro Morata and if Juve have a chance to do anything in the Champions League knockout rounds. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202158 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 73: Will Juventus have happy holidays?

We’re starting a new week and it is a week in which Juventus returns to the field when they face an old friend in Maurizio Sarri and Lazio. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Looking ahead to Lazio and the first match against Maurizio Sarri since he was fired at the end of the 2019-20 season. Juventus’ midfield vs. Lazio’s midfield. Could the end be near for Aaron Ramsey at Juventus? Twitter questions, featuring questions about Dejan Kulusevski’s future at Juventus, rumors about Axel Witsel coming to Juventus and Weston McKennie’s recent run of form. (And, as a result, some #DosACero discussion feating our own resident Mexico resident.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202158 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 72: Johnny Square leaves it late

Juventus closed a busy run of fixtures with a couple of wins over Zenit St. Petersburg and Fiorentina in Turin, but in two very different kinds of fashions. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Tales of fatherhood, starring Sam Lopresti. Tales of Formula 1 visiting Mexico, starring Sergio Romero. Tales of Juventus continuing to be, well ... Juventus. Thoughts on the final two games before the November international break — which just so happened to be two very different kinds of team performances. Can we please have a 4-2-3-1 or at least Adrien Rabiot off the left wing, please, Max? Where this team is at come the beginning of November. Twitter questions, including our first discussions of the winter transfer window. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202153 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 71: Juventus has a truly awful week

You want to hear us talk about how bad Juve was over the last few games, you’ve come to the right place. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: The week that was for Juventus, one that saw the squad earn zero out of a possible six points and look not-so-great doing it. Is it time for Max Allegri to ditch the 4-4-2? Juventus has way too many “OK” players on the roster. Twitter questions, including topics regarding the realistic expectations for the rest of the season, is there any kind of hope for the winter transfer window, is another banter era on the horizon for Juventus and if it’s time to let Kaio Jorge loose in the starting lineup. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202154 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 70: Juve gets a point in the Derby d’Italia

Juventus made its first trip of the season to the San Siro and came away with a point despite not playing at its best, 1a result that extended the current unbeaten run under Max Allegri to nine games. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Inter and what to take out of it. The good, the bad, the VAR — everything. Let’s face it, there wasn’t much to be said about the win over Zenit. It was a game played, it wasn’t good and we treated it as such despite the fact that Juve actually won. Sometimes Max Allegri’s lineup choices make perfect sense. Other times, they confuse you. Either way, we just have to live with it. A two-month job performance review for a certain Max Allegri, whose team is now on the brink of cracking the top four after a very tough start to the season. Twitter questions! Including ones about Paulo Dybala’s return to the field, Juve’s Champions League chances and a debate over what’s for breakfast. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202158 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 69: Juve keeps rollin’ vs. Roma in Turin

Juventus marked its return to the field after the October international break with another Allegri special, beating Roma 1-0 to continue their winning ways against Jose Mourinho’s squad at Allianz Stadium. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: The win over Roma and what stood out during a third straight 1-0 victory in all competitions. (Hint: Playing well defensively is nice!) Are Juventus starting to get it as Max Allegri becomes more and more comfortable with the squad that he’s working with? A short tangent on library books courtesy of Chuks. Looking ahead to Wednesday’s Champions League group stage game against Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia, which could go a long way in helping Juve qualify for the knockout rounds. Your Twitter questions! Including topics regarding The Wings of Fede, Max’s tactics, Kaio Jorge and a potential Dusan Vlahovic signing next summer. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202156 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 68: Meeting With Mourinho

It’s the back half of the October international break, which means Juventus is close to returning to the field once again. And it just so happens an old “friend” is coming back to Turin for the first time in a few years. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Sunday’s matchup with Roma and just how we’re all feeling about it. An outsider’s look at the early days of Jose Mourinho at Roma and just how things are going for him during his first couple of months back in Serie A. Juventus’ schedule the next month or two is, a lot like the end of September — big fixture after big fixture in both Serie A and the Champions League. Just how much does Adrien Rabiot’s COVID-19 absence potentially change things up for Max Allegri’s tactical choices the next couple of games. Twitter questions about J Medical, the new owners at Newcastle potentially helping Juventus out and could that same ownership group be looking at Serie A next. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202156 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 67: Allegrimania Runs Wild

Juventus entered its matchup with Chelsea as the underdog. They not only one, but they turned in a classic Max Allegri performance and went into the international break with plenty of momentum. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Looking back on Juve’s 1-0 win over reigning European champions Chelsea, allowing Max Allegri’s squad to take over the top spot in their Champions League group. Wait, Juventus’ defense did WHAT against Chelsea? Are we feeling a little bit better about this team knowing what they’ve done in the last couple of games? Thoughts on Juventus’ win over Torino in the Derby della Mole. A week after talking about Matthijs de Ligt, we talk about Matthijs de Ligt again — but in a much better kind of way. Twitter questions, including some stuff on the aforementioned Matthijs de Ligt, Paulo Dybala, Moise Kean, Federico Bernardeschi, Adrien Rabiot and Weston McKennie. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 66: Two (wins) the hard way

Juventus is finally in the win column in Serie A this season, with a pair of 3-2 wins over Spezia and Sampdoria within the last week. But, as always, things aren't as wonderful as they may seem. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Juventus has won two straight Serie A games! Those two wins, however, have come under the circumstances in which Juve has continued to struggle defensively against teams that aren’t exactly world-class quality opponents. Juve’s defense ... yikes. Where the hell does Juve go from here defensively? (Other than continuing to piss us off.) Juventus head into Wednesday night’s big Champions League game against Chelsea without Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata. (Note: This was recorded Sunday night, so we hadn’t officially heard how long the two strikers would be out for.) Thoughts on the matchup against Chelsea, which was going to be tough even if Dybala and Morata were both healthy going into the game. Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202159 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 65: Relegation Zone

Juventus' tumble down the table continued this past weekend, with a third lead blown in four games resulting in Max Allegri's squad finishing the fourth matchday of the 2021-22 season in — wait for it — 18th place. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: BLOG NEWS! BLOG NEWS! Thoughts on Juventus’ 1-1 draw against AC Milan, the third game this season in which Juventus has thrown away a lead and dropped points because of it. How Juve’s first four games of the 2021-22 season have already put themselves in a massive hole when it comes the Serie A standings. Can Juventus stabilize this thing in short order to hopefully start to work its way up the table? Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202149 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 64: My Own Worst Enemy

Juventus’ season-opening struggles continued against Napoli this past weekend, and it’s not like they’re doing a whole lot to inspire confidence that they’ll turn it around any time soon. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Juventus played like crap again, this time against Napoli. The suddenly glaring problem Juventus has in goal with Wojciech Szczesny. How much of a leash should Szczesny have after another game-changing mistake? Does that return of the South Americans inspire any kind of confidence that things will be a little bit better come Tuesday night against Malmö in the Champions League group stage opener? Twitter questions, including a few about — you guessed it! — Wojciech Szczesny. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202158 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 63: Going International

It’s the first international break of the season, so that gives us a chance to get caught up on a few things now that the summer transfer window is officially a thing of the past. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: A bit of a delayed reaction to the Champions League group stage draw in which Juventus have been put in the same group as last season’s winners, Chelsea. In talking about Chelsea, Sergio decides to declare he’s ready to die on a new type of hill. “Black & White & Malmö All Over.” Max Allegri will likely head into this weekend’s trip to Naples without some of his top players after they will return the day before and traveled back from South America for World Cup qualifiers. The Weston McKennie situation, one that saw the American midfielder sent back to Turin early after he was suspended by United States men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter for breaking COVID-19 protocol. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202156 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 62: What a Week

Max Allegri tried to do some experimenting against Empoli, but it ended up blowing up in his face and Juventus dropped points for a second straight game to begin Allegri 2.0. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: What the hell happened against Empoli over the weekend? Where Max Allegri got it wrong, and what can be done to try and right the ship coming out of the international break. Should a 4-2-3-1 be in Juventus’ future? Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit, and the manner of how he left Juventus. #ThankYouCristiano? Quick thoughts on Ronaldo’s tenure at Juventus. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 61: Tek-nical Difficulties

The drama Sunday started well before kickoff and lasted well after Juventus opened the 2021-22 season with a disappointing 2-2 draw against Udinese at the Friuli. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t start against Udinese, and the reasons as to why he was on the bench come kickoff differ depending on who you believe (either Max Allegri or the Italian press). Thoughts on the 2-2 draw against Udinese to open the 2021-22 season. Where did Max Allegri go wrong — especially in the second half? — against Udinese? What the hell is up with Wojciech Szczesny? Twitter questions involving Juve’s new third kits, Weston McKennie transfer rumors, Aaron Ramsey’s performance vs. Udinese and just how interested we think Juventus was in signing Gianluigi Donnarumma earlier this summer. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202159 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 60: The 2021-22 Season Preview Extravaganza!

The start of the 2021-22 season is almost upon, and that means a deep dive into what’s good and bad about this edition of Juventus and the man who’s back to coach them. We broke this episode of The Old Lady Speaks into a couple of different parts. They are: Expectations/thoughts on the upcoming season. Just how much of an impact will having Max Allegri back as manager make this season. Who we are looking at to be a potential standout player this season. An under-the-radar or wild card pick for an important contributor this season. And, as teased last week, we wrapped things up with some Twitter questions. (PLEASE NOTE: This podcast episode was recorded Monday night, which proved to be a few hours before Juventus and Sassuolo finally agreed to a deal for Manuel Locatelli.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 59: No party, no Gamper Trophy

Juventus took a big step up in competition level in its third friendly of the preseason. It wasn’t all that great and there was plenty of freaking out, but was it really necessary? On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks: Juventus lost 3-0 to Barcelona and we clearly lose our heads about it. Well, not really. We try and find some positives — or not dwell on the negatives — from Juve’s loss to Barcelona this past weekend. There are a lot of preseason trophies, but unfortunately Juventus won’t win them all this summer because of said loss to Barcelona. Looking ahead to the final friendly of the preseason this weekend against Atalanta. The Manuel Locatelli deal could be done this weekend. The looooooooong Paulo Dybala contract extension talks and drama could also reach the light at the end of the tunnel this weekend. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202153 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 58: (Kaio) Jorge of the Jungle

Juventus have a new Brazilian talent coming to their ranks in a matter of days, and that means we get to figure out how to actually pronounce his name after learning how to spell it. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Juventus’ suddenly happening signing of Brazilian starlet Kaio Jorge. We also try to figure out how to actually pronounce “Kaio Jorge.” The domino effect that is Juventus sending Merih Demiral to Atalanta and what it means for Juve’s attempt to sign Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli. Also, the domino effect that is Demiral leaving and the impact on Juve’s depth in the center of defense considering that Giorgio Chiellini is 37 years old with his lengthy injury history and Leonardo Bonucci is 35 years old. DANIELE RUGANI?!?!?! Max Allegri did some experimenting over the weekend against Monza and that meant Juventus’ new deep-lying midfielder was ... Aaron Ramsey?! Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20211 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 57: Return of the Max

Juventus, albeit with very limited senior squad experience available, returned to the field this weekend with a familiar face barking orders from the sidelines again, as Max Allegri 2.0 debuted in Saturday’s friendly vs. Cesena. We take a look at Saturday's game as well as a few other things this week. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: General thoughts on Max Allegri’s first friendly since returning to manage Juventus, a 3-1 win over Cesena on Saturday. The potential departure of Merih Demiral, who out of all the Juve players rumored to be leaving right now looks like the most likely to actually leave. The ripple effect of a potential Demiral sale on Juventus’ central defense depth chart. Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Turin and that it looks he will be staying with Juventus for the 2021-22 season more than ever before. The return of Twitter questions after a couple of weeks hiatus. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202142 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 56: Is having that many supercars an annoyance?

As Juventus starts up training under Max Allegri, there’s plenty happening off the field involving players who are both currently in Turin or on holiday after the Euros. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Max Allegri is back on the training ground and yelling at the limited number of senior squad players that Juventus currently has. The Cristiano Ronaldo situation as we await either an answer about his future at Juventus or for the Portuguese superstar to show up to training in a matter of days. The Paulo Dybala contract extension situation, which seems to be on the way toward a possible relaunch as his agent is expected in Turin somewhat soon. The Arthur injury news that will see the Brazilian midfielder miss the next three months after undergoing surgery over the weekend. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202152 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 55: Top of the Mountain

We are two days removed from Italy winning Euro 2020, and the party in Italy is still very much going on. We’ve seen videos coming from yesterday’s welcome home party, especially those that involve Giorgio Chiellini taking the microphone and singing along with all of his teammates. So, you can probably guess what this podcast episode is about. No, not Chiellini singing — although that probably would have been fun to break down and analyze based on how he sounded and how just absolutely nerdy he looks doing anything outside of defending and yanking down English attackers by their collars. (Not a red, by the way.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202139 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 54: Andiamo In Finale!

We talk a little Italy, we talk a little Juventus, we talk Juventus players who are Italian. It’s just that kind of podcast when you’ve got a major international tournament going on. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Thoughts on Italy’s run to the Euro 2020 final. Italy’s midfield vs. what England could do against the Azzurri on Sunday Federico Cherubini and Maurizio Arrivabene are now officially in their new jobs. Just how much Cherubini’s task this summer hinges on Cristiano Ronaldo’s status at the club, one that the new Juventus chief football officer sounded rather confident in. Twitter questions! And, on our way out the door, Italy-England predictions. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20211 hour, 4 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 53: Momma Said Knockout Rounds

We talk a little Juventus, a lot of Euros and remain hopeful that this summer of tournament madness continues to deliver. A revelation about Sergio ... the Switzerland fan?! The Juventus-related happenings to date at Euro 2020. (Although, since we recorded Monday, there’s no info about how Dejan Kulusevski’s round of 16 went against Ukraine.) General thoughts on the Euros thus far. A brief discussion off of what Chuks wrote about earlier in the tournament regarding international football still very much mattering to the game. RIP to the away goals rule in UEFA club competitions, namely the Champions League. Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202159 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 52: Stuff’s Been Happening

We belated take a look back at the 2020-21 season now that the dust has settled when it comes to Juventus’ managerial situation. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Who Juventus’ most valuable player was this past season. Who Juventus’ least valuable player was this past season. Who Juventus’ most disappointing player was this past season. Who Juventus’ most improved player was this past season. Twitter questions — with a heavy dose of Manuel Locatelli discussion. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202158 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 51: Version 2.0

Max Allegri is back at Juventus, and this summer is shaping up to be one full of drama, transfer rumors and plenty of chaos along the way. Just look at the last week we’ve had as Exhibit A, folks. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Thoughts on the week that was and the absolutely craziness that took place after reports that Allegri was coming back truly started to pick up steam. Max is making A LOT of money. The dynamic between Allegri and Juve’s somewhat new-look front office, with reports suggesting that a big sticking point for him to return was having more power in how the roster will look come the start of the 2021-22 season. The €31 million-after-taxes elephant in the room: How much of Juve’s summer transfer activity depends on Cristiano Ronaldo still being on the team. (Hint: A lot!) Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202158 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 50: Sneaking In

Juventus, somehow, had everything go their way on the final day of the season, both winning and getting help to qualify for the Champions League next season. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Some breaking news from the Chuks family right outta the gate! A quick summary of just what it was like during the Juventus-Bologna/Napoli-Hellas Verona/AC Milan-Atalanta viewing experience. Some thoughts on Juve’s Coppa Italia win over Atalanta. Just what might be next for Juventus as we head into a summer that is filled with storylines, holes that need to be filled and a roster that could see its biggest stars as well as its manager leave. Twitter questions! (And there are some good ones this week.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/20211 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 49: Needing Help

Juventus might have picked up a win over Inter Milan in the Derby d’Italia over the weekend, but they still remain on the outside looking in of the top four heading into the final game of the 2020-21 Serie A season. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Juventus beat Inter — which is never not good. Oh, what a refereeing performance we saw on Saturday night. Why did it take this team this long to show some sense of urgency? Just how preventable it was when it comes to this team not being in a situation where they need serious help on top of a win in the final game of the season to grab a spot in the top four. A quick look ahead to the Coppa Italia final against Atalanta on Wednesday night. The return of Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202158 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 48: Spiraling Outta Control

In a season full of disastrous results, Juventus’ 3-0 loss to AC Milan at Allianz Stadium was maybe the worst of them all knowing the context of having their status in the top four directly tied to it. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: The 3-0 loss to Milan. Just who’s to blame for all of this mess. How much is this Andrea Pirlo’s fault? How much of this is on the players? How much of this is on the front office? Doom, gloom and nothing in between. Positivity? Maybe next week. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202141 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 47: Points Are Points

Juventus’ performance in Udine was absolutely garbage, but thanks to a couple of late Cristiano Ronaldo goals they were able to salvage something out of one of their final away fixtures of the season. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks Podcast, we discuss: Thoughts on the Udinese win, a game in which Juventus was collectively bad for 80 minutes and then suddenly found themselves leaving the field with three crucial points. A whoooooooole lot of Twitter questions after a few weeks of not having them post-Super League creation and then very quick demise. Going a step further, those Twitter questions address: The potential impact of Barbara Bonansea signing with Mino Raiola. How much does Inter Milan winning the Scudetto this season adjust a Juve fan’s hate for them? Pick one: Manuel Locatelli or Rodrigo De Paul? Is there some sort of short-term kind of fix for the current midfield to finish the season? Could a return to Juventus for Max Allegri mean that Paulo Dybala is back in business? Champions Leaug e or Super League? You get to pick! Could Andrea Pirlo go back to being the Under-23 manager if he were to be relieved of his senior team duties like so many people think he will when the 2020-21 season ends? What’s the best midfield Juventus could realistically hope for next season? With four games (and a Coppa Italia final) remaining, what is your favorite moment from this season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/20211 hour, 7 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 46: Pace & Power

Juventus dropped points to Fiorentina again and one of Andrea Agnelli’s biggest projects yet, the European Super League, blew up in his face. So, as you can guess, it was a bad week. On this week’s episode of The Lady Speaks, we discuss the following: We get an outsider’s view of what the hell is wrong with Juventus from Tito. More venting about Juventus dropping points against teams they shouldn’t drop points against. The Serie A’s race to finish in the top four, which (somehow) is even tighter after the weekend’s games than it was at the beginning of Saturday’s schedule. The two-day rise and fall of the Super League and what a mess it has been for Andrea Agnelli and Juventus, who are still technically part of the Super League. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202156 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 45: Super Size Me

The news of the creation of the European Super League made Juventus dropping more points in the race for a Champions League spot — whatever that may mean now — seem like a very minor blip on the radar. On this week’s episode of The Lady Speaks, we discuss the following: Yeah, you guessed it: Juventus and the European Super League. Andrea Agnelli’s role in the Super League. Some of the crazy finances of the Super League. Just how much the pandemic impacted the race to begin the Super League. Oh, right. Juventus played a game — and lost that game to Atalanta. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 44: A Good Week

The first-full week of April provided something we haven’t seen Juventus do a lot of lately — win back-to-back games in relatively good fashion. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Hey, we’re in a good mood! Thoughts on Juventus’ week that was, with relatively enjoyable viewings during the course of wins over Napoli midweek and then Genoa this past Sunday. A player focus of sorts as we discuss just how awesome Federico Chiesa has been the last couple of months. Juventus has been pretty solid in their last two games. With tougher competition coming up the next few weeks, just how crucial is this upcoming stretch before May arrives? A very good discussion coming out of our lone Twitter question. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202157 minutes, 1 second
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 43: Groundhog Day

Juventus’ returned from the international break and looked a lot like the team that went into the international break — which is bad and something nobody wanted to actually see take place. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Juventus’ top 4 chances seem to be hanging on by a thread right now. Just how confident are we that this team, with the way it is playing of late, can actually ensure Champions League football next season? The pressure is on Andrea Pirlo to get results or else there won’t be any Champions League and he will likely be out of a job because of it. The team’s confidence levels ... yikes. This summer is going to be one of transition no matter who the manager is at Juventus, so that means the front office has to nail it or else the next few seasons might end up being just as tough as the current one. Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 42: Speculation Station

There has been a lot of talk surrounding Paulo Dybala’s future at Juventus. With no games to talk about, we decided to add to that talk. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: ALL THE HOT AND SPICY DYBALA TAKES YOU ALL CAN HANDLE. Has this been a contract extension negotiation with Dybala and his representatives that has lasted as long as it feels? (Yes.) Just what it would mean for Juventus if Dybala leaves ... or stays. Do we actually think Dybala is going to stay with Juventus beyond this season. Twitter questions! (With a certain discussion of a certain young Italian midfielder who has been linked with Juventus quite a lot the last few weeks [and months] [and for essentially the last year or so if we’re being completely honest here] in the Italian press.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20211 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 41: The Witching Hour

Things went from bad to worse for Juventus, who now have the “honor” of saying that they are on the wrong side of a game where Benevento got its first win in nearly three months this past weekend. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: The loss to Benevento because there’s no disappointing Champions League results to dominate the discussion this week. (Well, damn.) People are blaming Andrea Pirlo A LOT over the last few games. Is that really the right thing to do with such a problematic squad he has to work with from the get-go? A childhood story from Chuks because Sergio’s takes were that hot. As we asked last week on the podcast: What now? Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202154 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 40: So, What Now?

It’s been a week since Juventus was eliminated from the Champions League by Porto, and that’s probably a good thing since we were VERY ANGRY when it all first went down. On this week’s episode, you can probably guess what we’re going to talk about, but we’re going to go ahead and tell you anyways ... Juventus is a team that has left us disappointed. Juventus is a team that needs a lot of work. Juventus is a team that is paying one of the best players in the history of the game A LOT of money and it is very much possible that said money could be better allocated to other areas. An honest discussion about Cristiano Ronaldo and his future at Juventus. Chuks flexes his economics background — again. More discussion about Ronaldo and his future at Juventus. A question: What is there to look forward to for the rest of the 2020-21 season? More questions, but these via Twitter. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202155 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 39: More Morata, No More Problems?

Juventus’ first week of March was opposite that of the last week of February — and that means it was a victorious one as their ever-important No. 9 returned with a bang. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: After Juventus stumbled, they went and got themselves back up. Thoughts on Saturday night’s win over Lazio. Alvaro Morata is back and he’s already scoring goals again. Dejan Kulusevski’s struggles despite his obvious talent level. Just how, exactly, are we feeling heading into Tuesday night’s Champions League Round of 16 tie against Porto. Your Twitter questions! (With most of them being about Dejan Kulusevski.) Bonus story time featuring Chuks! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 38: Highway to Hellas

Juventus’ Scudetto hopes are hanging on by the thinnest of threads 1after dropping points once again against Hellas Verona. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: The draw against Hellas Verona. What the draw against Hellas Verona means. Federico Chiesa — he’s been pretty good lately! The last few weeks has suddenly showed us how important Arthur has become. Related note: Injuries are stupid. Another related note: Paulo Dybala is still injured, and that’s sad. The current faith levels in Fabio Paratici and his ability to build a squad for the future. Your Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 37: Needing a Lifeline

Juventus followed up making the Coppa Italia final with a pair of disappointing showings against Napoli and Porto. This team, this stupid team. What the heck happened for Juventus against Porto. The struggles of Rodrigo Bentancur. Remember when Juventus advanced to the Coppa Italia final ... a week and a half ago? It seems like so long ago, but it really wasn’t, we swear! Our rapid fire Twitter question segment because the folks on the Twitter machine brought it this week and gave us lots to talk about. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202159 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 36: D-Fense! D-Fense!

The month of February continued to be a successful one for Juventus over the weekend, with a solid win over Roma as Andrea Pirlo showed his adaptability as a manager Saturday night. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: How Andrea Pirlo went full-on Max Allegri against Roma. The ability Pirlo has shown of late to adapt to the opposition rather than sticking with one set formation and/or one set of tactics. Giorgio Chiellini is healthy — knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood — and giving Juventus’ defense a whole lot more depth than it had a couple of weeks ago. With the schedule being absolutely brutal and relentless these days — a lot like it was in December and January — Juventus has about as much depth as its had all season. Pretty good situation for Pirlo to have knowing there is a game every three or four days. Looking ahead to the second leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals against Inter on Tuesday night, a game Juve will take a 2-1 aggregate advantage into the latest Derby d’Italia. Paulo Dybala back soon? Maybe? You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation or on Facebook. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202138 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 35: Forward Thinking

As the month of January comes to a close, Juventus shows signs of starting to figure things out under the watchful eye of their first-year manager Andrea Pirlo. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: That lovely first half of play from Juventus against Sampdoria over the weekend. Arthur and his tiny little circles — again. Cbuks adds triangle talk to the list of shapes discussed. How the stability in the midfield following the loss to Inter two weeks ago has helped things stabilize for the team as a whole and how the results have followed. We talk with Chiesa Di Totti head honcho Bren about Roma and this weekend’s big game in Turin. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202152 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 34: Halfway There

Just as the midway point of the season arrived, Juventus got a couple of breaks to go in their direction — which, for this 2020-21 season, was a change for the better in our eyes. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: After two more very strong performances, we talk about what everybody else is talking about these days: Weston McKennie being awesome. When talking about Weston McKennie, Chuks brings to light a word in Dutch that translates to being the footballing version of a vacuum cleaner. Looking back on the weekend that was where Juventus got the win and plenty of help from their friends who were playing their main Scudetto rivals. The improvement of Arthur and his little circles. A review of the first half of the season, including thoughts on Andrea Pirlo’s first five months as Juventus’ manager, who the MVP of the team is, who the LVP of the team is and who we’re looking to have a better second half of the season. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20211 hour, 28 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 33: Four Angry Men

Juventus-related venting. A whole lot of Juventus-related venting. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Oh, right. The Juventus-Inter game from over the weekend. Chuks fixed his Zoom and then remembered Juventus’ midfield doesn’t consistent of Marchisio, Vidal, Pirlo and Pogba anymore. Just how much of this is a reflection of Juventus’ front office not completely addressing a weakness that has been there for years. Andrea Pirlo — still a rookie head manager who’s in his fifth month of being a coach. Oh, right. Juventus’ midfield isn’t very good. Juventus’ midfield vs. Inter’s midfield. Twitter questions! (Because the guy who runs the BWRAO Twitter account actually remembered to ask for Twitter questions before we recorded this week.) You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202158 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks: Episode 32: Milan Rouge

The second game of 2021 brought us one of Juventus’ biggest wins of the season to date just when they needed it the most. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: So, how about that Federico Chiesa performance against Milan. eh? So, how a1bout that Wojciech Szczesny performance against Milan, eh? With two wins to start 2021, how much of this might come down to Andrea Pirlo’s system finally getting to stick? Sergio would like to let you know something about how he feels about Milan fans’ behavior during the 2020-21 season to date. (And it’s not like we all objected The wild Wednesday in Serie A basically characterizes what the Scudetto race is looking like right now. (There’s a lot of teams close to one another and not a lot of points separating them.) No Twitter questions because the guy behind the BWRAO Twitter account forgot to ask for them. We’ll make sure he is disciplined because of it. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202144 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 31: Deuces, 2020!

We take a look back at the year that was, and the year that a lot of us would like to forget as much as possible. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: The year 2020 — your thoughts? What were some of our best Juventus moments of 2020. Who do we think was Juventus’ player during 2020. Some of the most memorable moments of 2020. Since there’s been plenty of other Juve things going on during the last couple of weeks, we finally get a chance to discuss the Champions League Round of 16 draw and what we think of the Portuguese opposition in FC Porto. You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/202057 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 30: Crash Landing

Welcome to the podcast's first official therapy session after a very, very disappointing showing on Tuesday night against Fiorentina, a team that hadn't previously won a game in nearly months. On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: Therapy. Venting. Airing of grievances. The Leonardo Bonucci showing against Fiorentina where he had one of the worst games of his Juventus career and what can possibly come of it if the club’s central defenders ever get completely healthy at once. Does Juventus have a on-field leadership void? Where do we go from here knowing January is going to have tougher opposition, just as many games as the recently-completed run of games and now a big deficit to make up in the Serie A standings? Your Twitter questions! You can follow us on Twitter @JuventusNation. Get all of our match coverage and much more at our website, blackwhitereadallover.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 29: Statement Game

On this week’s episode of The Old Lady Speaks, we discuss: SO HOW ABOUT THAT JUVENTUS WIN OVER BARCELONA?! Thoughts on Juventus’ win over Barcelona on Tuesday night. Thoughts on what Juventus’ win over Barcelona (hopefully) means for the immediate future. What a win like this means for Andrea Pirlo the manager who has been under the microscope and a bit of heat with the team’s form far from impressive to begin the season. Gigi Buffon — still pretty good! Weston McKennie’s form of late and what he’s able to bring to the table that some of Juventus’ other midfielders don’t. (And of course we tried to coax as much McKennie praise out of the person on the podcast who was born and raised — and currently lives — in Mexico.) Your Twitter questions! You can follows us @JuventusNation on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202052 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 28: Roller Coaster Ride

Juventus' form has been all over the place coming out of the international break, and it's been no different over the course of the last seven days both domestically against Benevento and in the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv in Turin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202052 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 27: Into the Sweet (Round of) 16

Where we discuss Juventus moving on in the Champions League, Andrea Pirlo’s tactics and Matthijs de Ligt’s quads. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 26: Going International

With not much in the form of Juventus happenings over the past week, we decided to take things in a little bit of a different direction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 25: Blues Clues

Debuting their fresh dark blue away kits, Juventus went into the international break on a disappointing result, but what’s the temperature around the club as some of the team’s best players appear set to return in a couple of weeks? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 24: Euro Step (Backwards)

Juventus had the chance to make an early-season statement against Barcelona this week. Instead, the Italian champions and their first-year manager laid an absolute egg on their home field Wednesday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202056 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 23: Euro Step (Forward)

Juventus began their Champions League campaign with a solid and workmanlike win over Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine. We break things down after the group stage opener and look ahead to the showdown with Barcelona next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 22: Euro Trip 2020

The Champions League is about to make its return again, and that means the schedule is going to get a whole lot busier than it has been. We look at Juventus' group, the chances of finishing in the top spot and what the next few weeks could look like for first-year manager Andrea Pirlo. (As a note: This episode was recorded before Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/202055 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Special Edition: Blog Boys, Part II

It’s the international break, so we decided to bring in a couple of friends of the blog to help you all kill some time before Juventus plays again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202049 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 21: No Show

This was one of the most interesting 72-hour periods involving Juventus that we’ve seen in a while. And, the strangest parts of it all is that they didn’t even play a game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20201 hour, 18 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 20: Reality Check

The first weekend of Juventus' 2020-21 season brought lots of excitement and optimism. The second weekend brought a dose of reality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 19: Hype Machine

Let the optimism flow as we discuss Juventus’ season opener and a very impressive debut for Andrea Pirlo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202059 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 18: Season's Greetings

JUVENTUS HAVE A GAME THIS WEEKEND! JUVENTUS HAVE A GAME THIS WEEKEND! On this week's episode, we talk our first impression of Andrea Pirlo's Juventus after the club's lone friendly of the preseason this past weekend. With the season opener just a few short days away, we look forward to what Pirlo might have in store as well as spotlight a few players who are of interest to us come kickoff against Sampdoria and the early parts of the 2020-21 campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202058 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Special Edition: BWRAO Book Chat

Our buddy Chuks is coming out with his book in early December. We decided to talk to him about it and what it was like putting something like this together. You can learn more about Chuks' book and preorder it before its Dec. 1 release date at https://edwardp.me/yousaysoccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202045 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 17: Mambo Americano

It’s transfer season and there are no games being played, so you can probably guess what we talked about. A whole lot of Weston McKennie, a whole lot of rumors that are going around these days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/3/20201 hour, 6 minutes
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The Old lady Speaks, Episode 16: New York, New York

Say hello to the offseason, everybody. It will be a short one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 15: Pirlolandia

The dust has settled on Juventus’ newest managerial hire. Now we’re able to have some coherent thoughts about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 14: #SarriOut

Over the course of this hour-long episode, we went from talking about Juventus’ former manager, not knowing who’s replacing him and then knowing who exactly will replace him. What a ride. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/20201 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 13: The Champioooooons!

Bye bye, Serie A. Hello again, Champions League! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/202050 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 12: Campioni d'Italia

SIAMO NOIIII SIAMO NOIIIII CAMPIONI D’ITALIA SIAMO NOIIII Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202048 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 11: Sarri, Not Sarri?

Juventus’ defense is leaking goals right and left, and a step up in competition is now exposing season-long issues again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202052 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 10: Hey, Wha’ Happened?!

Juventus was good ... until they weren’t. We discussed what we wrong for Juventus after going up 2-0 against AC Milan on Tuesday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/202057 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 9: Swap Meet

Juventus has played a few Serie A fixtures, but the Bianconeri have also made some deals off the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20201 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 8: Struggle Bus

For the second straight week, Juve’s struggles coming out of the coronavirus break dominate the conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202052 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Special Edition: Blog Boys

We wanted to get some outside opinions on the Serie A restart, so we called in a couple of friends and SB Nation brethren for a little calcio chat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202048 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 7: The Coppa (Italia) Cabana

WE HAVE AN ACTUAL GAME TO TALK ABOUT! WE HAVE AN ACTUAL GAME TO TALK ABOUT! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202052 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 6: Game Week

The Serie A season is getting closer and closer to returning, but before that there's a little matter of finishing up this season's Coppa Italia. We discuss it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202051 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 5: Start Your Engines

Serie A is coming back soon, but there’s a whole lot going on in the world on top of just our favorite football team getting ready to play games again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202048 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 4: Gossip Guys

There has been a good amount of transfer chatter in recent days. And because of that, what chatted about some of then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202058 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 3: Melo Drama

A discussion of when Italy might actually get back to playing as well as a reminder of a player we wish never actually played for Juventus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202043 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 2: Training Days

Serie A clubs have started individualized training with an eye toward restarting the season, but is that really the right move knowing just how hard Italy has been hit by COVID-19? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202051 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Old Lady Speaks, Episode 1: The Four Quarantinos

The debut episode! The boys discuss their quarantine happenings as well as answer a few Twitter questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/202045 minutes, 7 seconds