Last year was an up and down on for the Tardini supporters as the Crociati hovered near the relegation zone before a last minute run saw them sneak a UEFA Cup spot after the Calciopoli scandal. They will sorely miss Marco Marchionni, but hope to regain a solid position in the top half of the league table.
Goal: A UEFA Cup qualifying spot
Prediction: A decent top half finish
Players In: 11 FW Vitali Kutuzov (from U.C. Sampdoria & A.C. Milan) 9 FW Zlatan Muslimovic (on loan from Udinese Calcio) 18 MF Andrea Gasbarroni (on loan from Juventus F.C.) 32 GK Fabio Virgili (from Napoli) (co-ownership in favour Parma) 20 FW Igor Budan (on loan from Palermo) 41 MF Maurizio Ciaramitaro (on loan from Palermo) 80 DF Antonio Bocchetti (co-ownership from Piacenza) 7 DF Paolo Castellini (from Real Betis) (free transfer) 28 DF Massimo Paci (from Ascoli via Genoa) Players Out: 5 DF Daniele Bonera (to A.C. Milan) 9 FW Bernardo Corradi (return to Valencia, to Manchester City) 16 FW Francesco Ruopolo (to Triestina) (co-ownership) 23 MF Mark Bresciano (to Palermo) 28 DF Paolo Cannavaro (to Napoli) 30 MF Fábio Simplício (to Palermo) 32 MF Marco Marchionni (to Juventus) (free transfer) 33 DF Giovanni Pasquale (return to Internazionale, to Livorno) 36 FW Marco Delvecchio (free transfer) 99 GK Matteo Guardalben (return to Palermo, to Vicenza)