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Italy
Pyrrhic victory: Atalanta's bright season dimmed by coronavirus
09:01 Sunday 15th March 2020

Atalanta garner praise across Europe for their football. Relentless attacking, quick transitions and an insatiable appetite for goals make Gian Piero Gasperini’s team a joy to watch. Even with Duvan Zapata's injury trouble this…

Managerial News
8 managers who were in the sack by lunchtime
17:01 Friday 24th January 2020

With the managerial revolving door perpetually spinning, a football manager's job isn’t one for the long term. across the world and around the leagues, new appointments arrive on their first morning in a flurry of hope, filled…

Managerial News
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eight managers managing
08:01 Saturday 28th December 2019

On the eighth day of football, UEFA gave to me Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's…

Champions League
Can Atalanta follow in Ajax's Champions League footsteps?
12:00 Sunday 15th December 2019

When Atalanta lost their first three games in a Champions League baptism of fire, gaining a third-place finish, let alone a place in the knockout rounds, appeared a near-impossible task.  Raheem Sterling’s early opener in their…

Italy
Atalanta: Serie A’s great entertainers
13:53 Wednesday 20th November 2019

In a league renowned for defensive stability and counter-attacking football, Atalanta ripped up the script. There is no catenaccio under Gian Piero Gasperini, making the Bergamo team a joy to watch. Atalanta languished at the foot of the…

Italy
Are Atalanta shedding away from their reliance on Duvan Zapata?
17:00 Monday 4th November 2019

For all the quips on how “boring” Serie A is, Atalanta sits as the ideal counter-argument to such nonsense. Not only are they more entertaining than many European giants, but their uprise also makes them synonymous with the underdogs'…

Italy
Are Gasperini, Roma a perfect match?
09:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

It’s almost 100% certain Roma won’t be offering Claudio Ranieri a long-term deal. It’s also an open secret the Giallorossi have been on the hunt for a new manager since April. Jose Mourinho bragged he’s turned down…

Italy
Atalanta: Lombardy's 'other team' on course for historic season
17:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

Atalanta is on course for its best season yet. The poor man's Nerazzurri is eyeing maiden Champions League qualification. With two matches to go, the dream becomes more realistic. But before that happens, they have a shot…

Opinion
How Gian Piero Gasperini performed a miracle with Atalanta
12:00 Sunday 25th June 2017

When they started the season, the objective for Atalanta was to avoid the drop. Then they hired Gian Piero Gasperini from Genoa and ended up at the sunny side of the Serie A table. For the first time in over two decades, Atalanta will play…