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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 »

Could Sampdoria beat Juventus?

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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 »

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 »

Juventus demonstrating their prowess in the Champions League

Juventus have been impeccable so far this campaign and they produced another victory Wednesday night, this time away to Porto in the Champions League. The Bianconeri are formidable from back to front, capable of competing among Europe’s finest, and they have the men at their disposal to achieve an unprecedented feat for the club this season. Read More »

There is no such thing as a good draw

Coming away from a football match with a draw is a bit like playing Monopoly, landing on Community Chest, then selecting the card which reads “You Have Won Second Prize in a Beauty Contest — Collect $10.” That is to say, there is little reward in not coming out on top. Read More »

Francesco Totti: A Legend At 40

This weekend saw Italian frontman Francesco Totti become the 10th oldest player to make an appearance in the league. Not only has he just achieved this landmark but he has made a prolific career from his goal scoring abilities. Read More »

Edin Dzeko emerges from the shadows at Roma

The Bosnian has been in blistering form for Luciano Spalletti’s side this season – he’s been doing exactly what a centre-forward is meant to do. Last season, Džeko had endured criticism for his poor form in front of goal, but today, Roma can boast of one of the best goal machines in Europe’s top 5 leagues. Read More »

Juventus are still performing without Pogba

Juventus are an Italian super club. Well known throughout the globe as one of the most dominant football clubs around. Most recently they sold  French international superstar, Paul Pogba back to Manchester United for a record fee of £89.3M plus add-ons. Read More »

Did the implosion of AC Milan hamper Stephan El Shaarawy?

It wasn’t that long ago we were talking about the young Italian as one of the future world stars. He’s now twenty-four and we are still waiting. Did AC Milan’s rapid change of fortunes, thwart him as a player? Read More »

Andrea Belotti: The Torino striker conquering Serie A

Italian football witnessed the rise of a new superstar this season: Andrea Belotti, a player who has alerted some of Europe’s biggest clubs with his outstanding performances in Serie A. So how did the Torino frontman reach his new-found status and just how far can he go? Read More »

The rise of AC Milan youngster Gianluigi Donnarumma

AC Milan supporters haven’t had much to celebrate over the last several seasons, but the emergence of Gianluigi Donnarumma is something all associated with the club should feel proud of. The 17-year-old has the potential to become one of the best goalkeepers in world football. Read More »

Arsenal have bid for Italian striker rejected

In one of the more bizarre and unlikely stories of the January window thus far, Arsenal have reportedly had a £56m, yes, FIFTY-SIX MILLION pound, bid rejected for Torino striker, Andrea Belotti. The bid by Arsenal was made public by Torino’s sporting director Gianluca Petrachi in an interview with Sky Italia. Read More »

Wenger eyes £28million Santi Cazorla replacement

The transfer window is upon us and Arsène Wenger has allegedly made an early move for a long-term transfer target. With Santi Cazorla’s Arsenal future up in arms, the boss is done waiting for his recovery to take place. He needs a suitable replacement right now if Arsenal are to catch Chelsea in the title race. Read More »

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