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12 Days of Football 2019/20: Ten lads-a-leaping
08:01 Monday 30th December 2019

On the tenth day of football, UEFA gave to me Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool…

Why Gattuso crushes Sarri's Napoli foundation
09:01 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli reign got off to the worst possible start against Parma on Saturday. Gli Azzurri was down after just three minutes in Naples. Although they rallied back to restore parity, the resilient visitors struck the…

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…

Serie A preview: Is it time for another club to claim the Scudetto?
08:00 Sunday 19th August 2018

The world will be watching Serie A this season and for good reason. Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus transformed Lega Calcio into the must-watch competition this season. But it would be wrong to say Juventus are the only team…

Can Parma reach the Promised Land?
15:00 Thursday 1st March 2018

If Disney ever decided to open a football theme park, the biggest roller coaster ride they have should be named after Parma. No club in world football has suffered highs and lows on the scale that the Italian side has been through over…

Champions League
Can Gianluigi Buffon end his Champions League drought?
15:00 Tuesday 13th February 2018

Gianluigi Buffon has had an extraordinary career. Now 40 years old, he isn't playing as many games as before yet his desire to win trophies remains firmly intact.  After Italy's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Buffon…

Have you seen this manager? Cesare Prandelli
12:00 Friday 5th May 2017

Whether still chasing silverware, desperately seeking to avoid relegation, or sitting comfortably mid-table, clubs across Europe are beginning to plan for next season even as this one runs down. Some will be searching for a new manager. One…

Ishak Belfodil: Just Who Are Everton Close To Signing?
12:00 Thursday 12th January 2017

Everton are reportedly close to completing the signing of Ishak Belfodil from Standard Liège. £10.4 million is the fee agreed between the two clubs, but just who is Ishak Belfodil? Everton have dipped their toe into the transfer market yet…

Coming back from oblivion: Parma F.C - Not just an ordinary club
09:00 Tuesday 10th May 2016

It can be a traumatic experience for a football club to be declared bankrupt and risk losing everything it has worked so hard to build. Very few, if any, come back from it… but one club is making a habit of it.

The Topsy-Turvy Times At Parma Has Been Replaced By An Air Of Calm
10:01 Sunday 29th September 2013

The demise of a once successful football club is a sad fact of the game these days, but perhaps the worst thing is how common it is.Money is everything in football, so much so that many people are saying that the beautiful game has sold its…