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Champions League
Can Barcelona loot and pillage Napoli?
17:00 Tuesday 25th February 2020

In any list of absolute football fortresses in Europe, San Mames, Mestalla and San Paolo must rank near the top. While some might first consider grounds like Anfield, Old Trafford, the Allianz Arena, Santiago Bernabeu, Nou Camp and, more recently,…

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
Has Tiemoue Bakayoko ruined his chances of a permanent AS Milan move?
08:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Any footballer who starts a game on the bench would be delighted to get on the pitch as a substitute, right? Tell that to Tiemoue Bakayoko. AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso wanted him to replace Lucas Biglia in the first half of the match against…

Italy
Juventus set for Scudetto coronation against AC Milan amid Moise Kean saga
09:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Amid the whole Moise Kean saga, Juventus can seal an eighth straight Scudetto with a victory over AC Milan today and a Napoli defeat to Genoa tomorrow. On 81 points, the Old Lady is 18 above Gli Azzurri. Eight games remain.  Juve's…

Italy
Gennaro Gattuso is rebuilding AC Milan to last
15:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

Gennaro Gattuso has transformed AC Milan. As a neutral, it is good to see AC Milan back to where they belong. But, it did not happen overnight. When Gattuso took over after Vincenzo Montella’s horrifying spell, journalists and fans were…

Italy
Why AC Milan cannot afford any more slip-ups in Serie A
12:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

Despite Juventus’ continued dominance, 2018/19 offers a compelling Serie A campaign. Champions League football remains a distinct possibility for six other clubs. Carlo Ancelotti built spacious accommodations for Napoli in second place,…

Features
Where next for Antonio Conte?
09:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Chelsea endured its fair share of troubles in the past three seasons. The 2015/16 campaign was the worst. Players and fans revolted. The club's most successful manager was sent packing midseason. Interim boss Guus Hiddink could only salvage…

Italy
Too late, Azzurri realising what they had in Pirlo, Gattuso, and de Rossi
14:00 Saturday 5th May 2018

In the not-too-distant past, Italian midfielders were noted for their dexterity, physical prowess, astounding technique, and superior ability to read the game. Serie A was regarded as the best league in the world. One didn’t look much…