Serie D


Serie D: Messina Goalkeeper Armando Prisco Shown Straight Red Card For Urinating In Goalmouth (Video)

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Sunday saw the Serie D derby between Messina and Igea finish goalless at a rain-sodden Stadio Carlo Stagno d'Alcontres.

Indeed, excess water proved to be the overriding theme of the match as the home side found themselves limping home with 10 men after the dismissal of their goalkeeper, Armando Prisco.

Serie D: Turris Calcio Midfielder Given Five-Match Ban For ‘Urinating At Supporters’ During Stoppage In Play

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Over in the lower recesses of the Italian league, Serie D side Turris Calcio will be without Giovanni Liberti for the next five matches after the midfielder was found guilty of erroneous urination during a recent match.

The Serie D disciplinary board have punished Liberti foraiming his mighty stream at at, not on Sarnese supporters during the 3-3 draw between the two sides on 15th October.

Photo Daily: AC Pisa, Serie D

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AC Pisa supporters.

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Video of the week: Italian amateur football bloopers

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It's the summer, and that means summer friendlies. And most Italian clubs (the ones that don't go abroad and play in makeshift tournaments vs other big sides) stay in a remote town up in northern Italy or even another country like Austria. So, to gain match fitness, they play summer friendlies, and these summer friendlies are most of the time vs whatever local side the club can find, usually made up of the town butcher, a construction worker, some bricklayers, and a few office workers.

After Pisa, three more famous clubs bite the dust

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These are the days when clubs have to register for next season and when we find out which clubs don't have the necessary funds to compete next season. Yesterday, we learned about Pisa's unfortunate fate, and today, two more famous clubs have announced they will have to go bankrupt and start from scratch in Serie D.

Pisa: From almost playing in Serie A last season to playing in Serie D next season

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Bad news for Pisa. The Tuscan club today announced that they do not have the necessary funds to register for the 2009-2010 season and instead of playing in the Lega Pro First Division (Serie C1) next season, they will have to start at the amateur level in Serie D. Pisa is a popular club with a die-hard fan base, and last played in Serie A in 1990.

Who wants to buy Messina? (all you need is 240,000 euro!)

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A couple of years ago (2004 to be exact), Sicilian side Messina were promoted from Serie B and returned to Serie A for the first time since the early 1960s. This is also the same time Palermo were promoted to Serie A for the first time in a long time so all of Italy was surprised to see two Sicilian sides in Serie A in the 2004-2005 season (it's not a surprise anymore, as Palermo became a stable Serie A side and they were joined by Catania).

The Lower Leagues in Italy

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As we've spent all week looking at non-league football in England, I asked our columnist in Italy, Vanda, to explain the world below Serie A and B there. When it was suggested that I could write something about lower and non-league football in Italy, my initial reaction was Eek. Most Italian football fans are very ignorant [.

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Farcical Wind Assited Goalkeeper Own Goal

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Ever being told by parent's when making face's that if the wind changes you'll be stuck like that? Well that wasn't through but when the wind does change it can have disastrous effects on a goalkeeper as you can see in this Serie D clash between Delta Porto Tolle and Ischia, incidently it proved to be the winner.