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Italy
How can AC Milan get out of this mess?
09:00 Tuesday 21st January 2020

AC Milan are in a colossal mess. After a brilliant campaign with Sampdoria, Marco Giampaolo replaced Gennaro Gattuso to begin the season. Life at San Siro wasn't so well lit and he was sacked in short order. Stefano Pioli took over…

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…

Youth Scout
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…

Champions League
Can Atalanta follow in Ajax's Champions League footsteps?
12:00 Sunday 15th December 2019

When Atalanta lost their first three games in a Champions League baptism of fire, gaining a third-place finish, let alone a place in the knockout rounds, appeared a near-impossible task.  Raheem Sterling’s early opener in their…

Italy
Could Champions League elimination work in Inter's favour?
08:01 Thursday 12th December 2019

Just when things were going swell for Inter, the football gods decide to throw a curveball. Sitting at Serie A’s summit, the Nerazzurri just needed a win over Barcelona’s B-team to guarantee qualification for the Champions League…

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
Can Inter's loanees make them stronger next season?
17:01 Monday 25th November 2019

Inter Milan’s fortunes keep blossoming under new management. Once their biggest foe, Antonio Conte, is determined to use the recipe he did with Juventus in a quest to derail the Turin outfit as Italy's dominant body. …

France
Will Monaco return put Tiemoue Bakayoko’s career back on track?
08:00 Monday 2nd September 2019

Tiemoue Bakayako moved to Chelsea two years ago after superb performances in midfield for Monaco. He featured at the Stade Louis II during a time when the French side were the main challenger to Paris Saint-Germain. He helped them beat the…

Italy
Can Marco Giampaolo take AC Milan back to the top?
09:01 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte share something in common. The three legendary players came back as managers to lead their teams to glory. Winning trophies galore between them, this model became worthy of emulation. Unfortunately,…

Italy
2019/20 AC Milan Serie A preview
17:01 Thursday 22nd August 2019

AC Milan underwhelmed last season. While a fifth-place finish was respectable, it marked another botched bid at cracking into the Champions League. It's been six laborious years since that happened and eight when the Scudetto last came…

Italy
Why AC Milan may rue getting rid of Suso
09:01 Wednesday 7th August 2019

Marco Giampaolo's AC Milan era is underway. The ex-Sampdoria manager settled into his new role quite swiftly. As part of a major shakeup, Spanish midfielder Suso is expected to depart. This could ultimately backfire.  A drastic overhaul…

Italy
European ban darkens Rossoneri hopes
08:00 Thursday 11th July 2019

Oh, how Milan's mighty have fallen. Once the city's two clubs lived and breathed at the pinnacle of European football. Now they find themselves praying to relive their Champions League euphoria. AC Milan, in particular, has succumbed…

Italy
Has Tiemoue Bakayoko ruined his chances of a permanent AS Milan move?
08:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Any footballer who starts a game on the bench would be delighted to get on the pitch as a substitute, right? Tell that to Tiemoue Bakayoko. AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso wanted him to replace Lucas Biglia in the first half of the match against…

Italy
Gennaro Gattuso is rebuilding AC Milan to last
15:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

Gennaro Gattuso has transformed AC Milan. As a neutral, it is good to see AC Milan back to where they belong. But, it did not happen overnight. When Gattuso took over after Vincenzo Montella’s horrifying spell, journalists and fans were…

Italy
Has Inter Milan made another transfer mistake with Nicolo Zaniolo?
12:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

Inter Milan has a long history of selling players that go on to achieve significant success in their careers elsewhere. It's been the case with household names like Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Fabio Cannavaro, Roberto Carlos, Dennis…