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Italy
Can Henrik Mkhitaryan make a successful Arsenal return?
08:00 Saturday 7th March 2020

Luck hasn’t been in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner. After producing spectacular performances at Borussia Dortmund, his fitness crumbled under Premier League intensity. Jose Mourinho's confrontational man-management at…

Italy
Can Ante Rebic inspire Milan to Europe?
12:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

AC Milan saw their season hit rock bottom when high-flying Atalanta humiliated them before Christmas humiliation. It ended a disappointing 2019 during which three managers oversaw the squad. In January the club responded. Zlatan Ibrahimovic…

Italy
Transfer Analysis: Roma's latest addition, Carles Perez
17:00 Saturday 1st February 2020

Roma signed Carles Perez from Barcelona on a loan deal with an obligation to buy him permanently in the summer for an estimated €15.5 million. The forward was the third La Masia graduate sold in the January window. Perez came a long…

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…

Italy
Can Lazio unsettle the Serie A status quo?
12:01 Thursday 19th December 2019

For the last decade, Rome has been recognised for one predominant football entity - AS Roma. The thinking was unquestioned as the Giallorossi maintained podium finishes and peaked during their Champions League semi-final run last year.…

Bundesliga
Can Patrik Schick realise his potential under Julian Nagelsmann?
09:01 Tuesday 17th December 2019

Patrik Schick once ranked among Europe’s best teenagers. When he lifted Sampdoria to new heights, the buzz surrounding his potential went off the charts. Then his move to AS Roma ended the hype. Managerial issues at the Giallorossi…

Italy
Are AS Roma reaping the rewards for trusting in youth?
00:25 Monday 11th November 2019

Patience is a virtue. AS Roma’s learnt that the hard way. After the struggles in an uncomfortable campaign last time around, the smiles are returning to the Italian capital. A new era’s been ushered in with Paulo Fonseca’s…

Bundesliga
Marcus Thuram: The secret behind Gladbach’s surge 
08:00 Sunday 10th November 2019

Marcus Thuram schleps a lofty burden throughout his career. He must uphold a famous family legacy. Another awaited in Germany last summer; filling Thorgan Hazard's huge void. Unheralded, Thuram has done both with aplomb, in the process,…

Italy
Chris Smalling proving worth at AS Roma
08:00 Saturday 2nd November 2019

Chris Smalling arrived at AS Roma out of the blue at the end of the transfer window. He had limited time to adapt to a new team, league and country. Being a vegan in the carbonara capital without the compliment of pre-season seemed like…

Italy
Jack Rodwell and the Italian bench
09:00 Monday 28th October 2019

In the early 2010s, Jack Rodwell was a name circulating around the Everton camp. Here was a youngster with the potential to help Everton craft themselves into a top club. Just over a hundred games later, J-Rod was a firm favourite…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: What next for 'pesky' Belgian after Inter Milan shutout?
12:00 Tuesday 30th July 2019

Radja Nainggolan is stranded at a career crossroads. The pesky, petulant Belgian must decide between remaining an Inter Milan outcast or rule an empire elsewhere. The Chinese Super League along with former club Cagliari, wait patiently.…

Italy
Who should be AS Roma's next manager?
08:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019

A changing of the guard. The glorious night when defeating FC Barcelona in the Champions League gave AS Roma the sweetest ecstasy now feels a distant dream. Since then, the Italian giants have been brought back down to harsh…

Italy
Who wins Serie A's six-team battle royal for Champions League?
08:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

Yet again, Juventus had it too soft in Serie A. The Old Lady didn't show any sign of letting up, clinching a record eight consecutive Scudetto's, finishing ahead of Napoli. There's still plenty at stake for teams beneath, though,…

Italy
Revived Roma threaten Inter's Champions League quest
17:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

AS Roma picked up nicely after a rough start under Claudio Ranieri. I Giallorossi gutted out three wins on the trot. The Romans visit the Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday, fired up to maintain that run. Inter's Champions League dream is…

Italy
Claudio Ranieri must take advantage of AS Roma return
08:00 Monday 11th March 2019

After almost a decade gallivanting around Europe, Claudio Ranieri returns to hometown club AS Roma. Most recently, his career featured two unsuccessful spells in France sandwiched between mixed stints in England. The Tinkerman must revive his…