Enrico Preziosi want to sell the club, but he knows he gets the best price if the club plays in Serie A. To keep our team at the highest level he promised at least 5 new arrivals in January. The first 2 already arrived: Brazilian playmaker Matuzalem of Lazio and the return of striker Antonio Floro Flores who scored 10 goals with us in the second half of the season 2010-2011. Both players already are able to play at 6th January against Bologna. Who’s next?
With a 1-1 draw against Inter we end a dramendous year. Last May we saved ourselves in Serie A in the last match against Palermo in an empty Luigi Ferraris, 3 coaches were fired (Marino, Malesani and De Canio), we lost the derby, president Preziosi wants to sell the club and most of all the atmosphere in the stadium has gone down in 2012. To cure all of this the draw in Giuseppe Meazza gives hope for the future. We played good football (after the defeat in Pescara (2-0) and the draw at home against Torino (1-1, goal of Granqvist) we hope that we have reached the bottom now), scored the opening goal and succeeded to stop both Milito and Palacio.
Despite the draw we are still number 19 of the standings, but only 2 points away of the 17th position which means the longest stay of Genoa in Serie A since World War 2. Keep the faith!
After the victory against Atalanta last week we all hoped that the crisis was over, but against Chievo it was clear that the problems are not over yet. Mr. Delneri missed Borriello and Moretti (both banned after their cards in Bergamo), while Chievo had our ex forward Alberto Paloschi in the team. After two errors of youngster Mario Sampirisi the score was 0-2 (both goals of Paloschi). In the 25th minute Delneri substituted Tozser and the new player Said scored within 15 minutes: 1-2. A good result to reach halftime and to give the team extra instructions, but in injurytime Alberto Paloschi scored again: 1-3. In the 56th minute captain Jankovic scored a great volley and after the red card of defender Andreolli of Chievo in the 71st minute the match was completely open again. False hope: in the 91st minute Stoian scored the deciding goal: 2-4. Genoa is again in the relegation area. Next match: Pescara-Genoa, so number 20 against number 18.