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Italy
Is Roma worse off under Claudio Ranieri?
12:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Sacking Eusebio Di Francesco came as no surprise as speculations had been rife concerning his dismissal. Under the 49-year-old, the team was making little progress, if any. The Giallorossi were struggling to keep up with the pace of the league…

European Football
5 emerging stars the European heavyweights should monitor
15:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

European football has hit top gear. The leagues around the continent have produced some scintillating games in recent months, riddled with drama and excitement. While the heavyweights aim to maintain position atop the food chain, the underdogs…

Italy
4 teams to challenge Juventus for Scudetto
12:00 Saturday 15th September 2018

After Juventus clinched seventh consecutive Serie A title in May, attention has focused strongly on which team can present a credible challenge this season. With the Old Lady setting the pace once again, it will be another campaign for the…

Italy
Serie A preview: Is it time for another club to claim the Scudetto?
08:00 Sunday 19th August 2018

The world will be watching Serie A this season and for good reason. Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus transformed Lega Calcio into the must-watch competition this season. But it would be wrong to say Juventus are the only team…

Italy
Giovanni Simeone: Son of Diego lighting up Florence with goals
13:00 Tuesday 8th May 2018

When Juventus eventually win their seventh successive Serie A title, they must send out an emissary to personally thank Fiorentina. Particularly, Giovanni Simeone. It was Simeone Junior who put a spanner in Napoli’s wheel in the race…

Italy
Davide Astori: Rest in peace
09:30 Wednesday 7th March 2018

Italian football and indeed the entire football world was rocked on Sunday morning when news broke that Fiorentina captain and Italian international, Davide Astori had passed away in a hotel room ahead of the Viola's Serie A game…

Premier League
Mohamed Salah: An Egyptian tale
17:00 Sunday 3rd September 2017

With the transfer window now closed, we have seen some of the biggest deals in world football. But before deadline day there were some really good purchases by many clubs. One of them being Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah. He signed with Liverpool…

Italy
2017-18 Serie A Preview - Part 2: Europe And Relegation Races
09:00 Thursday 17th August 2017

Juventus and its closest Scudetto rivals were discussed in the first part of our preview . IRAIW's Serie A Preview, Pt 2, examines squads fighting for Europe or to avoid relegation.  Because gravity is our friend, let's start higher up, then…

Italy
Have you seen this manager? Cesare Prandelli
12:00 Friday 5th May 2017

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…

Opinion
Why this could be the season La Viola make a return to Europe's biggest stage…
17:04 Wednesday 27th July 2016

Fiorentina last qualified for the Champions League in the 2008/9 campaign – now under the guidance of Paulo Sousa, it appears a return to the promised land may be on the cards.It has been a whirlwind of a ride for any Fiorentina fan over the…

European Football
Giuseppe Rossi - The World Class Goalscorer Looking To Shake Off The Ghosts Of Injuries Past
20:55 Monday 12th May 2014

"I'm here to make an impression and give 100% for the club" he said. It was August 2006 and 19 year old Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi signed for Newcastle United on a six month loan from Manchester United. It was this talented youngster's…

Opinion
How Far Can Vincenzo Montella Take La Viola?
12:10 Tuesday 5th November 2013

It's the 20th October 2013 and Fiorentina are facing Juventus at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. In the 80th minute, Giuseppe Rossi strokes home his third, and La Viola's fourth, in the craziest fifteen minute stint of the European football season…

Premier League
Norwich, Wolves and Fiorentina Feature in This Weekend's Treble
09:53 Friday 25th October 2013

There is a full list of fixtures for punters to enjoy this weekend and as always, we have been studying the coupon thoroughly to pick out a decent value treble to have a flutter on. We have decided to add a little bit of European flair this…

European Football
An Italian Renaissance - Serie A Is Back And Stronger Than Ever
10:00 Saturday 24th August 2013

The Serie A is back and after a tarnished few years it looks as if it could be back to its former glory days, Harry De Cosemo takes a look at the Italian league and who could be its potential champions. When you ask a football fan to sum up…

Football
Nothing Like a bit of Extra 'Fan-Power'
17:34 Tuesday 17th January 2012

Football fans – so much springs to mind. Irrational rivalry, mass releases of anger and euphoric celebrations which borderline on insanity. However, in England one word which doesn't present itself immediately is ‘power'.Yes, we've all seen…