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Italy
Has Roberto Mancini struck gold in Azzurri midfield?
09:00 Friday 13th September 2019

When Roberto Mancini signed as Italy’s manager, the Azzurri were in dire straits. Fresh off a shocking failure to qualify for the World Cup, it wasn’t the job for the light-hearted. Since then, he’s executed exactly what…

Italy
Is Chiellini's injury De Ligt's opportunity to impress the Old Lady?
12:00 Monday 9th September 2019

Mathijs de Ligt's transfer to Juventus was one of the summer's most notable in Europe. The central defender commanded much attention due to his eye-catching performance which helped Ajax claim the domestic double…

Italy
Are Juventus crazy to sell Moise Kean? Or worse?
08:01 Sunday 4th August 2019

Not many months ago, Juventus shed the spotlight on a special youth academy product. Moise Kean strode the Allianz Stadium pitch with a Pogba-esque swagger and powered in goals like Didier Drogba. The 19-year-old proved his mettle with…

Italy
Is Leonardo Bonucci destined for the Juventus scrap heap?
09:00 Friday 19th July 2019

Through the years, Juventus has transformed its reputation. Once known for economical transfer business, the Bianconeri's reformed their approach to a more volatile one in recent times.    Signing Matthijs de Ligt for…

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…