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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…

Italy
Why Paulo Dybala must leave Juventus this season
16:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Like every Argentine forward not named Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala's struggle to feature regularly for La Albiceleste astounds. Recently, though, finding minutes with his country became less a priority than finding them with his…

Two Points Lost
Just another manic Sunday after the international break
08:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Imagine returning to work from maternity leave. You expect to ease back into the grind, maybe pass around selfies of you and the little bundle of joy on the first day, bask in the obligatory praise, tell a few horror stories about labour and…

Champions League
Is Florentino Perez getting the Bernabeu band back together?
08:00 Wednesday 13th March 2019

When a virus infects your computer, sometimes the only recourse is to reset the system to a point in time when the problem didn’t exist. Real Madrid lost their last four home games under Santiago Solari. Opponents outscored them 11-2…

Italy
Emre Can enjoying life at Juventus
12:00 Monday 11th March 2019

Emre Can chose to run down his contract at Liverpool and moved to Juventus on a free last summer. Some may have wondered why anyone will do such a thing. But after spending four years at Anfield with no trophy to show for it, it is perfectly…

Managerial News
What next for Claudio Ranieri after leaving Fulham?
12:00 Sunday 3rd March 2019

Claudio Ranieri is out of a job again. The Italian has been in and out of various managerial jobs since 1986, rarely seeming to catch a break. He set the table for Chelsea and was sacked less than a full season after delivering the Premier…

Italy
Rugged Franck Kessie becoming one of Europe's best midfielders
12:00 Tuesday 26th February 2019

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso faced numerous critics this season over the club’s inconsistent performance, especially early in the campaign when the side struggled to cope with both league and continental exertions. After exiting…

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…

Italy
Tiemoue Bakayoko enjoying AC Milan as Chelsea's midfield struggles
09:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Tiemoue Bakayoko came a long way in the last few seasons. A fan favourite in Monaco, he was a key part of the Ligue 1-conquering midfield that stunned Unai Emery's four-time defending Paris Saint-Germain champions. When the dust…

Italy
Atalanta: The surprise package in Italy this season?
12:00 Friday 8th February 2019

Beating Juventus 3-0 does not happen often, especially in domestic competition. So when a team accomplishes the feat, it deserves all the praise it can get. But Atalanta's thrashing of a high-flying Juventus side, parading a certain Cristiano…

Italy
No one can stop Juventus in Italy
16:07 Saturday 22nd December 2018

The Old Lady keeps getting younger every day, it would seem. Juventus are on course for their eighth consecutive league title but the worrying sign is that the teams that are meant to compete with them are simply not up to the challenge.…

Italy
Can Torino upset Juventus in the Turin Derby?
15:00 Saturday 15th December 2018

Forget Juventus’ record Scudetto. Don't be fooled by the Old Lady’s utterly boring Serie A hegemony. Never mind Cristiano Ronaldo and the other Bianconeri mercenaries. When it comes to the Turin derby, it all counts for little.…

Italy
Are the Nerazzurri poised to upset the Old Lady?
12:03 Friday 7th December 2018

On paper, Inter don't stand a chance. The Allianz Stadium is dread for any team. The Nerazzurri came away broken and battered after their last seven visits. It was difficult to score, let alone win. At the moment, Juventus’ confidence…

Italy
Allan: Napoli's long-unheralded midfield dynamo 
09:00 Friday 30th November 2018

There are certain players who rarely get the praise they merit. Either by virtue of position or style, such talents are often overlooked while top stars are celebrated. Allan Marques Loureiro leads this category in Italy's Serie A. When…

Italy
Is Rodrigo De Paul finally fulfilling potential at Udinese?
12:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Rodrigo De Paul is enjoying a breakout season in Serie A. It seems Udinese's Argentine winger is finally living up to the expectations that led to Valencia bringing him to Europe in 2014.  De Paul's career began in his home…