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@Paolo_Bandini — 75,710 followers, 22,347 tweets

For now, though, complimenti to SPAL and manager Leonardo Semplici. 8 points from last 4 games giving themselves a real shot at survival. Credit to club board, too, for sticking with Semplici through the rough patches this season. Has been there since 2014 + oversaw 2 promotions
That said, Juve won 12 straight before this. They *still* haven't conceded a league goal in 2018. Yes, they are, and probably always were, the favourites.
The idea that Juve could win every game till the end of the season was always unrealistic. That's why I refused to stick a fork in Napoli - as many wanted to do - immediately after Roma loss. Still a way to go here.
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