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Italy
How can AC Milan get out of this mess?
09:00 Tuesday 21st January 2020

AC Milan are in a colossal mess. After a brilliant campaign with Sampdoria, Marco Giampaolo replaced Gennaro Gattuso to begin the season. Life at San Siro wasn't so well lit and he was sacked in short order. Stefano Pioli took over…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Spain
Reinier Jesus: Who is Real Madrid's latest target?
19:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Long before the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City began splashing the cash to acquire the best players in the world, Real Madrid has been in the same habit. The Spanish giants are famous for it, hence the Galacticos nickname.…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

Italy
Why Gattuso crushes Sarri's Napoli foundation
09:01 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli reign got off to the worst possible start against Parma on Saturday. Gli Azzurri was down after just three minutes in Naples. Although they rallied back to restore parity, the resilient visitors struck the…

Italy
Do AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need each other?
12:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

AC Milan continues to struggle despite several attempts to arrest their near-decade-long slump. The Italian and European heavyweights remain locked in mediocrity. Their last trophy was the 2010-11 Scudetto. Zlatan Ibrahimovic led…

European Championships
Olivier Giroud must choose between Euro2020 and Chelsea
09:00 Monday 18th November 2019

France were in Tirana on Sunday evening attending to formalities. Already qualified for Euro 2020 this coming summer, a victory over Albania would allow Les Bleus to top their group, easing the minds of other top seeds reluctant to draw the…

Italy
Can Cagliari's smart summer investment take them to Europe?
17:01 Tuesday 12th November 2019

Atalanta’s fairytale rise in the Serie A rekindled hope amongst the underdogs. No longer are obscure mid-table sides embracing destiny for finishing below the traditional big sides. Now, they’re aiding the cause of breaking…

Italy
Are Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli losing steam?
01:18 Sunday 10th November 2019

Juventus’ eight consecutive seasons of reigning supreme in the Serie A has not come unchallenged. Napoli has run the Zebras close in the last few campaigns but always seem to come up empty-handed. Gli Azzurri have stayed consistent…

Italy
Will Giampolo exit revive Piatek form?
17:00 Thursday 10th October 2019

Krzysztof Piatek stormed Serie A at full speed last season. From Genoa to AC Milan, the Pole struck like a rocket out of control. There was a comparison with compatriot Robert Lewandowski. These days, though the idea seems absurd. Piatek is…

Italy
Can AC Milan find their rhythm against Internazionale?
08:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

AC Milan 'host' this season's first Derby Della Madonnina at a time when Marco Giampaolo's men struggle for goals. Against a razor-sharp Internazionale, top of Serie A, the Rossoneri could get hurt. Milan managed just two strikes…

Italy
Has Carlo Ancelotti flipped the script at Napoli?
19:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Napoli put high-flying Liverpool to the sword in the Champions League this week. The 2-0 result surprised the many who view the Reds as untouchable after last season's success. Until the final whistle in Madrid, however, the Merseysiders…

Italy
Inter, Napoli leading Serie A revival?
09:01 Friday 6th September 2019

Many eyes are on the new Serie A season. There's intrigue as to how it will take shape. There's expectation it will be more competitive.  The last eight Scudettos have been won by Juventus. During that time, no real challenger…

Italy
Ante Rebic the last piece of AC Milan's puzzle
08:00 Thursday 5th September 2019

Life isn't being kind to Marco Giampaolo. Unlike compatriot Antonio Conte at Inter, the AC Milan manager is struggling to incorporate a dominative aura. Quite the contrary, the Rossoneri are a stuttering unit while their rivals function…

France
Will Monaco return put Tiemoue Bakayoko’s career back on track?
08:00 Monday 2nd September 2019

Tiemoue Bakayako moved to Chelsea two years ago after superb performances in midfield for Monaco. He featured at the Stade Louis II during a time when the French side were the main challenger to Paris Saint-Germain. He helped them beat the…