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Italy
Juventus must be patient with Champions League dreams
08:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

While a celebratory mood echoed over the Juventus stadium on Saturday, the underlying dissatisfaction merely waited to emerge again. The Old Lady became Italian Champions for the eighth straight season, yet something didn’t feel…

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
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…

Champions League
Will Juventus' Recent Slump crush their Champions League dream again?
08:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

Fantasy football is over for Juventus. Their uncontested grip on Italian football was forcibly broken by Atalanta, who knocked them out of the Coppa Italia for the first time since 2016. The 3-0 defeat serves as a wake-up call for Massimiliano…

Italy
How long can Juventus' championship window remain open?
09:00 Sunday 19th August 2018

Juventus have dominated Italian football this decade. The Old Lady's won seven Scudettos in a row. In the last four years, she's also added the Coppa Italia. That's four consecutive league/cup doubles. As domestic success became…

Italy
Have you heard FC Bari's sad Lega Calcio tale?
08:00 Friday 20th July 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus arrival has breathed fresh air into Italian football. The filthy decline of notable club sides, however, still lingers. After 110 years of existence, FC Bari must start afresh from bottom division. …

Spain
One reason to take Cristiano Ronaldo transfer rumours seriously
09:00 Friday 6th July 2018

I didn’t think Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid until he can no longer perform at a world-class level and must find a less competitive division to further his obsession with the game. Given his dedication to both fitness and skill,…

Italy
How will UEFA ban affect AC Milan?
12:00 Friday 29th June 2018

Roughly one month ago, things were looking up for AC Milan. The team had finished sixth in Serie A, reached the Coppa Italia final and qualified for the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League group stage. It wasn’t the best return on a £200…

International
International Friendlies: England v Italy: A Combined XI
17:28 Tuesday 27th March 2018

The Three Lions are set to face Italy at the Wembley tonight. England have won only one of their last seven matches against the Azzurri. Their last encounter ended in a 1-1 draw in 2015. Gareth Southgate’s side has been unbeaten in last…

Italy
How Gennaro Gattuso has transformed AC Milan
10:00 Sunday 4th March 2018

If Gattuso isn't Italian for intense passion it should be. The stocky former midfield destroyer-cum-manager has AC Milan playing as it used. The Rossoneri everyone remembers turned up at the Stadio Olimpico in the Eternal City midweek.…

The Weird And The Wonderful
7 football cliches that roast my oysters
09:30 Wednesday 31st January 2018

As left backs go, the former Arsenal and Manchester City man Gael Clichy wasn’t the best. He wasn’t bad, however. Had I been a fan of either club I don’t think I’d have tired too soon of seeing him take the pitch. On…

European Football
Four renowned players whose form has dipped
16:00 Thursday 21st December 2017

As the season reaches its halfway stage and the year draws to a close, some players are garnering attention due to their thriving form. Others, meanwhile, receive criticism from fans and the media for failing to perform. They are the scapegoats. …

Managerial News
Were Vincenzo Montella, Ronald Koeman sacked prematurely?
09:00 Tuesday 12th December 2017

The dust has settled. Their posts have been filled. Players are adjusting. Still, the question lingers. Were Vincenzo Montella and Ronald Koeman sacked too soon at AC Milan and Everton? Supporters who demand immediate miracles would say…

Opinion
Leonardo Bonucci struggling with life as an ex-Beatle
12:00 Saturday 28th October 2017

It was John Lennon who wrote Just Like Starting Over during his post-Beatles career but forecasts for Leonardo Bonucci were more akin to Sir Paul McCartney. Lennon's love song to Yoko Ono almost fits the Italian defender's sudden elopement…

Opinion
Leonardo Bonucci – from world best to shaky libero
15:00 Monday 23rd October 2017

One of the shock transfers from last summer was that of Leonardo Bonucci. An astute, no-nonsense centre-half, many believe AC Milan made a big steal. However, a few months into his San Siro career, it looks like the former Juventus man was…