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Top 10 30-somethings still seeking a major international trophy
08:00 Monday 21st June 2021

Can you imagine if Johan Cruijff or George Best had won a Euro or World Cup? Their legacies are already astounding but an international honour might have put them higher in the debate over the greatest of all time. On the other hand, Franz…

Italy
How long is Antonio Conte's Inter leash?
15:00 Sunday 23rd February 2020

Intenazionale entered the 2019/20 transfer market with guns blazing and targets in mind. Their raid began by hiring Antonio Conte as manager and culminated with €156.6 million invested in new players, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez…

Italy
Is Lazio the Serie A dark horse?
09:00 Wednesday 19th February 2020

Until Liverpool and Manchester City raised the bar, the Premier League was often hailed as the game's most competitive. La Liga was a two-horse race, Ligue 1, the Bundesliga and Serie A not even that. Juventus' dominance in Italian…

Italy
Victor Moses repaying Antonio Conte's faith at Inter
19:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Roberto Di Matteo didn't last long as Chelsea’s permanent manager after leading the club to Champions League glory as interim boss in 2012. But one player he signed that summer has been ever-present in the team.…

Italy
Theo Hernandez leading AC Milan's resurgence from the back
08:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

When Theo Hernandez left his birthplace, Marseille, to join Atletico Madrid at the age of nine, the young boy must have dreamed of exploits in the Spanish capital, but the dream took a different path in 2017. He was signed by cross-town…

Italy
Can Napoli use Juventus victory as a catalyst?
12:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

Napoli’s once top-of-the-table encounter with Juventus had assumed the tag of just another game as the reigning Champions visited the Stadio Sao Paolo. The reason for that is not far-fetched. Gli Azzurri has taken several steps backwards…

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
Luis Alberto: Liverpool castoff, Lazio superstar
09:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Barring an epic collapse even by their standards, Liverpool will finally lift the Premier League trophy this year. In large part, the Reds' recent success is due to shrewd transfer policy, moulding lesser-known talents into…

Italy
Is Ciro Immobile on for the record Capocannoniere?
17:01 Saturday 4th January 2020

With Juventus on eight consecutive Scudetti, it's difficult to label Serie A unpredictable. Since 2015/16, Napoli, Roma and Inter divide second, third or fourth between them except for the two occasions when Atalanta intervened.…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Two title races
08:01 Sunday 22nd December 2019

On the second day of football, UEFA gave to me Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures, our writers will…

Italy
Can Lazio unsettle the Serie A status quo?
12:01 Thursday 19th December 2019

For the last decade, Rome has been recognised for one predominant football entity - AS Roma. The thinking was unquestioned as the Giallorossi maintained podium finishes and peaked during their Champions League semi-final run last year.…

Champions League
Barcelona block Inter's path to the Round of 16
09:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Inter unexpectedly held onto first place in Serie A over the weekend. After a goalless draw against visiting Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza on Friday evening, the table was set for Scudetto holders Juventus to retake the initiative in this season’s…

Italy
Do AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need each other?
12:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

AC Milan continues to struggle despite several attempts to arrest their near-decade-long slump. The Italian and European heavyweights remain locked in mediocrity. Their last trophy was the 2010-11 Scudetto. Zlatan Ibrahimovic led…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: Inter's loss, Cagliari's gain
12:01 Friday 15th November 2019

When Inter threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund earlier in the month, questions were again raised regarding the club’s chances of success this season. For a side that spent over €150m on transfer fees in the summer…

Italy
Can Ciro Immobile become Europe's Mr Reliable?
09:00 Wednesday 13th November 2019

Ciro Immobile's career trajectory has been somewhat bizarre. His time in Torino was littered with goals and that's where the Italian would make his breakthrough. Spells at Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, weren't as fruitful, though…