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Opinion
Why Max Allegri should top every managerial shortlist
15:00 Monday 20th May 2019

Massimiliano Allegri is a careful man. Everything that he does is meticulously planned, pored over and executed with a precision that precludes spontaneity. Thorough planning and attention to detail is a trait common among Italian managers.…

Italy
Has Inter Milan made another transfer mistake with Nicolo Zaniolo?
12:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

Inter Milan has a long history of selling players that go on to achieve significant success in their careers elsewhere. It's been the case with household names like Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Fabio Cannavaro, Roberto Carlos, Dennis…

Opinion
Juventus: The dominant force in Italian football
11:57 Friday 14th October 2016

Serie A has been dominated in recent times by one team, Juventus: The Old Lady have won five consecutive league titles and the club sits top of the table once again. Juventus' journey has been incredible and they don't look like relinquishing…

Opinion
Out with the old and in with the new: A summer of change in Calcio
13:30 Friday 6th May 2016

The face of Serie A is changing. Iconic players for both club and country are either hanging up their boots for their club or looking to ply their trade.

Opinion
Mario Balotelli - Liverpool's Maverick Scapegoat
16:08 Monday 13th April 2015

Our resident Italian football expert Harry De Cosemo takes a look at the flawed genius that is Mario Balotelli

Opinion
The Fall And Rise Of Sampdoria - How Mihajlovic Could Bring Back The Good Days
12:54 Monday 26th January 2015

Italian football is the home of the sleeping giant. At one time or another, Italy's biggest clubs have all had ups and downs. Some clubs have mismanaged finances, others have sold players without replacing them, and some have even fallen as…

Opinion
The pressure could tell on Inter boss Walter Mazzarri if he isn't careful
11:40 Wednesday 8th October 2014

Inter Milan suffered another defeat at the weekend, Harry De Cosemo looks at what dangers this could pose for the manager.

Opinion
Five Things To Watch Out For In Serie A This Season
15:09 Wednesday 27th August 2014

They always say that it is better to be fashionably late to a party, and calcio has very much subscribed to that theory. The Premier League, Ligue 1, the Bundesliga and La Liga are all up and running, but this weekend it is Serie A's turn to…

European Football
Safe Option Of Allegri Doesn't Give Juventus Best Chance Of Progressing Following Conte Exit
11:35 Thursday 17th July 2014

There was a manager exit in the Serie A as boss of current Champions Juventus, Antonio Conte leaves the club just a day into pre season training, Harry De Cosemo takes a look at what this will mean for the club.

England National Team
Familiarity Can Be Both Friend Or Foe For England Against Italy In Manaus
17:39 Thursday 12th June 2014

Our Italian football correspondent Harry De Cosemo takes a look at the opening game for England in Brazil and the problems that the team will be facing.

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…

European Football
In a year of surprise packages across Europe, Roma have somewhat unfairly slipped under the radar
15:16 Tuesday 1st April 2014

At the start of the Serie A season last summer, it was predicted that there would be a return to the glory days for calcio. The strengthening of the squad that had gone on at Juventus, although bordering on unfair given that Carlos Tevez and…

European Football
Nemanja Vidic is a good signing for Inter, but his impact may not have the desired effect
10:56 Monday 10th March 2014

There has been big change in the city of Milan in the last couple of years, with cost cutting the order of the day for two teams traditionally filled with household names. It's taken its toll on Milan and Inter, with both teams further away…

European Football
Balotelli sheds a tear as Milan crash in Naples while Juve stutter and Roma miss Derby opportunity
12:27 Tuesday 11th February 2014

Rafael Benitez and his Napoli side were the big winners of week 23 in Serie A, as their 3-1 victory over Milan at Stadio San Paolo cemented third place for them in the race for Champions League football, while closest rivals for the position…

European Football
Gervinho's Great Form At Roma No Surprise At All
19:33 Saturday 25th January 2014

When Gervinho left Arsenal and followed his former Lille boss Rudi Garcia into Roma last summer, the Giallorossi couldn't have been blamed for having reservations about the pair. Garcia, despite winning a league and cup double in 2011 was relatively…