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2016-17 – The best season yet for Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah

Diminutive, shaggy hair, fleet-footed, attacking stalwart, Mohamed Salah is one footballer who would not forget the 2016-17 season in a hurry. For Salah, the 2016-17 season has been the season which he peaked in European football. Read More »

Au Revoir: Three greats retiring at the end of the season

It’s normally a time of no great shakes for football fans when the season is about to conclude. The beautiful game won’t be around every weekend as it used to be, and fans have to wait almost 90 days for the leagues to explode into action again. However, this time we say goodbye to some legends. Read More »

Visiting the Stadio San Paolo

I recently took a vacation to the exciting Italian city of Naples, home to Pizza, Limoncello and of course SSC Napoli. With the team playing at home during my time in Campania, it seemed only fitting to visit 1990 world cup venue, the Stadio San Paolo. Read More »

Juventus set for historic treble

Vecchia Signora, the masters of Italian football are closing in on what could be an incredible season. Juventus remain fighting for the treble, with prizes spanning not only Italy but potentially the crown of Europe. Read More »

Juventus can be referred to as European bulldogs once again

One look at the Juventus team and you’ll conclude they are the most compact and watertight setup in all of Europe. The Old Lady has risen again and she really deserves our respect. In line for a historic treble, the team from Turin has once again, shown they can bark and bite on the big stage. Read More »

3 British managers capable of reviving Inter Milan

British managers haven’t really had the smoothest sail in foreign countries. Nonetheless, the latest opening at Inter Milan might just be the perfect turning point for them if presented the opportunity to return the Nerazzurri back to their glory days. Read More »

The relegation round-up in the major European leagues

Every year a number of teams in every league face the fate of getting relegated. For those that get relegated in the top leagues in Europe, it is even more disheartening. We’ll take a look at who has been relegated so far in the “top five leagues in Europe”. Read More »

Have you seen this manager? Cesare Prandelli

Cesare Prandelli has been among football's more principled, progressive managers on and off the pitch. It has cost him but, one hopes, not permanently.

Whether still chasing silverware, desperately seeking to avoid relegation, or sitting comfortably mid-table, clubs across Europe are beginning to plan for next season even as this one runs down. Some will be searching for a new manager. One or two are already available. Since Simon Pegg was allowed to make a three flavored Cornetto trilogy, I thought I’d start a milk ... Read More »

What must Inter do to rebuild?

At the weekend Inter Milan suffered a demoralising 5-4 defeat away at Fiorentina and with just five games remaining in the season they face the cold reality of another season without Champions League football. So just what are the Nerazzurri doing wrong in their quest to return to power in Serie A? Read More »

Derby della Madonnina ends in stalemate, again

Derby della Madonnina

The Milanese warlords of football are certainly still in the recovery phase, but the games contested between them are still not for the faint of heart. The two clubs are intertwined and seemingly can’t get the better of each other – despite the desire to be the best in Milano. Read More »

Juventus and Chelsea offer other clubs a defensive masterclass

Juventus and Chelsea teach a defensive masterclass for one very obvious reason.

Juventus’ Champions League victory over Barcelona conveyed several interesting points. One, Barça is not the team it once was. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar are outrageously talented, but when stifled in the manner the Old Lady’s defensive masterclass left them, there is very little teammates can do to help. While that point is incredibly interesting, it was the conquering Italians who offered the evening’s most telling contribution. Paulo Dybala’s ... Read More »

Thousandth appearance for truly great Gianluigi Buffon

On Friday night, Italy defeated Albania 2-0. It was the great Gianluigi Buffon’s 1000th career appearance, raising his stock even further among the greatest players in his or any generation. The World Cup-winning shot stopper made his debut for country at the tender age of eighteen, way back in 1997. Since, he has grown into one of the greatest leaders imaginable, at the highest ... Read More »

Remembering Football Italia

Football Italia

“GOOAAAALLLLLL LAZIOOOOOOO”. These words can easily define a generation. Of course, it’s actually Gollacio, but, let’s be honest; no one will ever accept anything except Goal Lazio. 9 am, Sunday mornings, Channel 4. James Richardson (everybody’s hero) sitting in some café somewhere in Italy, Cappuccino and copies of all the major Italian sports pages on the table, reviewing that week’s ... Read More »

Gianluigi Donnarumma – The world best goalkeeper who is just 18

Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas and Edwin van der Sar, all began carving a niche for themselves in the goalkeeping department before the age of 18. By the same age, these guys already had a fledging career. Enter Gianluigi Donnarumma; he’s the best and most experienced goalkeeper of his generation. Read More »

Could Sampdoria beat Juventus?

sampdoria

Juventus are a sickeningly good football team and hold an eight-point advantage over the next best-placed side, AS Roma. Although now, a genuine contender to actually beat them has emerged in Sampdoria from Genoa, who host the champions this weekend. Read More »

The Italy national team could have finally found a top level striker in Andrea Belotti

Over the summer, it’s fair to say that Antonio Conte worked wonders with the Italian national team. However, the lack of a truly world class striker genuinely hampered them when it came down to the crunch. Now less than twelve months on, the Azzurri could have just found their star man in the form of Andrea Belotti. Read More »

Will we see a Juventus star in the Premier League next season?

Higuain, Dani Alves, Juan Cuadrado, Claudio Marchisio, Leonardo Bonucci are a few of Juventus’ top players to date. With the exception of Cuadrado, it’s a surprise that not many of the Italian side have graced the most expensive league in the world. However, one particular player which will have definitely caught Premier League scouts eyes, is 23-year-old, Paulo Dybala. Read More »

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