I have finally watched the Juventus–Hellas Verona match from May. I knew Juve won. Of course they did. They’d already secured their seventh consecutive scudetto and Hellas had long since earned relegation and my interwebs embargo aren’t exactly water-tight. But it was Gigi’s last match and I just couldn’t bear it.
It turns out, of course, that Gigi decided not to retire. He just left the Zebes and went to PSG. I’m not sure how I feel about that. PSG is home to an awful lot of Certified Douchebags, not least of which is Dani Alves. But they also have Thiago Silva, who is a Gentleman Defender. If it were anyone else, he’d be Dead To Me. But he’s Gigi, and the Juve suits aren’t above getting rid of an icon once he reaches a certain age. Ask ADP. We’ll see how this all pans out.
In the meantime, Barzagli has a new one-year contract and so does Chiellini. Cristian Ronaldo (ugh) is a new Zebe, which turned Higuain into a want-away overnight. There’s still almost a month left in the transfer window. I’m checking the list every now and then but trying to pay no heed to the rumors. Juve plays its season opener against the Flying Donkeys in Verona on August 18, and it will still have some of its senatori on the squadra. High hopes.