The Old Lady Speaks Podcast
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Juventus’ "new" manager got the better of Juventus’ old manager and allowed the Bianconeri to move up another couple of spots in the Serie A standings.
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.
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.