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Italy
Can Cagliari's smart summer investment take them to Europe?
17:01 Tuesday 12th November 2019

Atalanta’s fairytale rise in the Serie A rekindled hope amongst the underdogs. No longer are obscure mid-table sides embracing destiny for finishing below the traditional big sides. Now, they’re aiding the cause of breaking…

Italy
2019/20 Inter Milan Serie A preview
19:01 Thursday 22nd August 2019

Internazionale defied turbulence to sneak into Champions League last season. The Nerazzurri finished fourth in Serie A with 69 points, one more than city rivals AC Milan. After all the turmoil at the club, it wasn't enough for Luciano Spalletti…

Italy
Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: What next for 'pesky' Belgian after Inter Milan shutout?
12:00 Tuesday 30th July 2019

Radja Nainggolan is stranded at a career crossroads. The pesky, petulant Belgian must decide between remaining an Inter Milan outcast or rule an empire elsewhere. The Chinese Super League along with former club Cagliari, wait patiently.…

Italy
How high can Diego Godin lift Conte's Inter Milan?
17:00 Saturday 20th July 2019

On 1 July, Diego Godin’s nine-year spell at Atletico Madrid came to an amicable end. The veteran central defender joined Inter Milan on a free transfer, signing for three years. No doubt he’ll have an influential role in Antonio…

Italy
Nerazzurri go to the front line in war on player power
14:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

When Neymar forced a transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017, player power came to the fore in football. Despite claiming €222 million through the sale, the Blaugrana remain bitter about losing the supposed…

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
Roma paying the price for selling experienced players
12:00 Monday 5th November 2018

“Roma have risen from their ruins. Manolas, the Greek god in Rome!” Peter Drury shouted at the top of his voice when Kostas Manolas headed into the back of the net in the 82nd minute against Barcelona, sending Roma into the…

Italy
Forget Nainggolan, Nicolo Zaniolo is AS Roma's future 
09:00 Friday 29th June 2018

AS Roma has been visibly active in the transfer market. The Giallorossi has had to deal with the incessant flow of tourist footballers. For every departee, almost three arrive in Rome.  Radja Nainggolan is the latest passenger. Inter…

Italy
AS Roma Made A Huge Mistake Letting Radja Nainggolan Go
08:00 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Radja Nainggolan had been one of the most consistent central midfielders in Serie A over the past decade. He broke through with Cagliari and spent the past four years with AS Roma, where he reached a new pinnacle. However, Nainggolan…

World Cup
The World Cup snubbed XI: Stars not heading to Russia
09:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

International managers all have some ridiculously tough decisions to make, although picking a squad for a major tournament is easily among the worst. Does he opt for a side that is loaded with the best players and hope he can figure a way to…

World Cup
Roberto Martinez is the Jurgen Klinsmann to Radja Nainggolan's Landon Donovan
12:00 Friday 25th May 2018

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez created a furore on Monday when he released the final 23-man roster for the World Cup. Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan was conspicuously missing. The tattooed, mohawked, chain-smoking destroyer is usually conspicuous…

World Cup
Why Belgium aren’t World Cup favorites without Radja Nainggolan
09:00 Tuesday 22nd May 2018

In a World Cup squad dominated by Premier League stars who are supported by several flops, the Belgian national team is taking a contingent to Russia bereft of an astute midfielder with the intelligence, courage, and talent to grab a game by…

Transfers
Chelsea feel Leicester's pain in search for N'Golo Kante's replacement
16:00 Friday 4th May 2018

Reports this week emerged that Paris Saint-Germain’s main summer target N’Golo Kante is leaning towards rejecting PSG in favour of staying in London. It’s reported that the 27-year-old is happy with life in West London, even…

Champions League
Which players disappointed most in Roma 4-2 Liverpool?
09:00 Thursday 3rd May 2018

Goals, great attacking, and poor defending combine to make an enthralling UEFA Champions League game. These are all components that Roma and Liverpool provided at the Stadio Olimpico. If you thought their first leg couldn’t be topped,…