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Who wins Serie A's six-team battle royal for Champions League?
08:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

Yet again, Juventus had it too soft in Serie A. The Old Lady didn't show any sign of letting up, clinching a record eight consecutive Scudetto's, finishing ahead of Napoli. There's still plenty at stake for teams beneath, though,…

Premier League
Ola Aina deserves a chance at Chelsea
09:00 Sunday 5th May 2019

Ola Aina's resurgence in Italy put Chelsea under the spotlight. Although underwhelming in recent weeks, prior upturn already alerted the Blues. With a transfer embargo and other clubs on red-alert, Chelsea shouldn't hesitate to bring the…

Can Torino upset Juventus in the Turin Derby?
15:00 Saturday 15th December 2018

Forget Juventus’ record Scudetto. Don't be fooled by the Old Lady’s utterly boring Serie A hegemony. Never mind Cristiano Ronaldo and the other Bianconeri mercenaries. When it comes to the Turin derby, it all counts for little.…

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…

World Cup
Joe Hart still making a case for England number one shirt in Russia
12:00 Wednesday 11th April 2018

West Ham United goalkeeper Joe Hart delivered a man-of-the-match performance away at Chelsea on Sunday. On a day when the Blues honored former captain Ray Wilkins, who recently passed away, much was expected of the reigning Premier League champions…

World Cup
Joel Obi: Fighting desperately for a plane ticket to Russia 2018
13:00 Friday 23rd February 2018

Every footballer craves international football. The brutal reality is international football hasn’t room for every footballer. To make the cut a player must work hard and stand out. To stand out he must play regular football at the highest…

Premier League
Loan Shark: Joe Hart's Dilemma
08:30 Monday 18th December 2017

With the World Cup just around the corner, it's slightly worrying that England's number one goalkeeper is only deemed good enough to sit on the bench at club level. Joe Hart, currently on loan at West Ham United from Manchester…

Right now, Ciro Immobile is Europe's deadliest striker
11:00 Saturday 28th October 2017

Europe is where the world's best strikers play on a weekly basis. And while everybody knows the usual suspects, there is one player in the Serie A that has quietly gone about his business. He is the current top scorer among Europe's big five…

Juventus 4-0 Torino: Three talking points
11:15 Monday 25th September 2017

The defending Serie A champions ended Torino's unbeaten start to the campaign, whilst extending their own with a comfortable 4-0 thrashing in Turin against ten men. Juventus' display was convincing, but what did we learn from the encounter?…

Andrea Belotti would fit perfectly at AC Milan
17:02 Thursday 17th August 2017

AC Milan have been linked with several strikers during the summer, but recent reports have indicated that they are on the verge of adding Andrea Belotti. The Torino marksman is not a sexy name by any means, but there is no question he would…

2017-18 Serie A Preview - Part 2: Europe And Relegation Races
09:00 Thursday 17th August 2017

Juventus and its closest Scudetto rivals were discussed in the first part of our preview . IRAIW's Serie A Preview, Pt 2, examines squads fighting for Europe or to avoid relegation.  Because gravity is our friend, let's start higher up, then…

5 strikers who took Europe by storm last season
10:00 Saturday 10th June 2017

Last season, we witnessed loads of surprises in several Europe domestic leagues. Monaco's extraordinary cruise to the Ligue 1 title; RB Leipzig's fairytale debut in Germany and Antonio Conte's exceptional first taste of Premier League football,…

Three strikers Arsenal should sign if they can't get Kylian Mbappe
17:30 Wednesday 7th June 2017

I don't know what's stranger, the fact Arsene Wenger bid £100m for a player or the fact Arsenal actually look capable of signing him. However, with all big deals , fans must be cautious as Kylian Mbappe is a player the whole world is watching. …

European Football
Four overseas players that could thrive in the Premier League
20:00 Wednesday 19th April 2017

As May looms closer, football fans begin to wonder about next season and which footballers they want to join their respective sides. Here are four overseas players that could perform well in the Premier League. Mauro IcardiThe South American…

Could Manchester City regret releasing one of their most loyal sons?
17:00 Wednesday 29th March 2017

The problems at Manchester City this season have been very well documented, with Pep Guardiola finding the Premier League a difficult place to secure consistent results from a team that is under-achieving once again this campaign. The defence…