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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…

Premier League
Why aren't Arsenal as concerned about being off course as Everton?
08:00 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Remember that scene in Titanic when the engineer comes to the bridge, lays out blueprints of the ship and details the catastrophe that will occur as a result of colliding with an iceberg? Some fat cat protests, boasting that the ship cannot…

Premier League
Is Carlo Ancelotti the right choice for Everton?
17:00 Tuesday 17th December 2019

When reports on Monday evening suggested three-time Champions League-winning manager Carlo Ancelotti had agreed a deal in principle with Everton, Merseyside's blue half went into ecstasy. Although the club subsequently made a statement…

Italy
Should Dries Mertens be on Juventus' summer shopping list?
15:00 Sunday 8th December 2019

Over the years, Juventus have been branded the king of free transfers. Included in certain players they've signed for nothing are Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Dani Alves, Emre Can and Aaron Ramsey. When looking at such…

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
Koulibaly ruining reputation at Napoli with costly mistakes
19:01 Thursday 7th November 2019

They all make mistakes. That includes the best. It only becomes a problem when mistakes become too regular and costly. Kalidou Koulibaly knows what I mean. When it comes to the Scudetto, this season, Napoli are in trouble. Their fortunes…

Italy
Did Adrien Rabiot make a mistake joining Juventus?
09:01 Thursday 26th September 2019

There are approximately 250 million footballers in over 200 countries worldwide. Sieving through, the most popular players are found in five European nations: England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. Expectedly, something shifts…

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…

European Football
How can Liverpool and Napoli solve a shared problem?
08:01 Thursday 29th August 2019

Liverpool and Napoli may be totally different clubs playing in vastly different countries, but the duo shares unique similarities. For a start, they both lifted their respective league titles in 1990. If you are thinking that’s a…

Transfers
Are James and Ancelotti destined for each other?
15:01 Saturday 13th July 2019

The future looked bright for James Rodriguez when he hit the ground running five years ago. The Colombian had the football universe learning to pronounce his name [ha•mess] thanks to his Golden Boot performance in the 2014 World…

Features
Can this Copa America restore James Rodriguez's reptutation?
09:00 Tuesday 25th June 2019

Luka Modric raised his career to an exceptional height with brilliant displays in last year's World Cup. Thanks to the Croatian midfielder's exploits in Russia, he soon defied the odds to become the first player other than…

Other Tournaments
Can James Rodriguez focus on the Copa America with his club future in limbo?
09:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

“Hit by James… Oh what a goal! One of the greats. My word! This boy’s a star!” shouted Peter Drury when James Rodriguez fired a chest-controlled volley from outside the penalty box past Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera…

Europa League
Gunners won't find Gli Azzurri easy targets at San Paolo
09:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Arsenal fans are smiling after their 2-0 first-leg victory over Napoli at the Emirates. Some may think their ticket to the Europa League semifinal is punched. There are few fortresses in football more imposing than Stadio San Paolo, however.…

Europa League
Can Arsenal exploit Napoli's defensive woes in Europa League?
12:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Arsenal welcome Napoli in the first-leg of the Europa League quarter-final at the best possible time. The usually rugged, impenetrable Gli Azzurri wall has shown cracks. Although not at customary destructive best, the Gunners must find a way…

Football
Why great midfielders suddenly make great managers
17:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Legendary figures chasing managerial seats after retirement isn't a rare sight in football. Despite hanging up their boots, the passion for kicking the round object still stirs in the soul. If they can't kick it in the literal sense,…