Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Milan Derby: The Tale Of The Same City

Whether you're on the blue or red side of the fence or even a neutral, the Derby Della Madonnina has to be a permanently marked fixture on your football calendar. The 219th Derby and the first of the 2017/2018 season is bound to be an eye catcher for quite a few reasons. Even though the derby doesn't have as...

Serie A Transfers Roundup – Team By Team Analysis Of The 2017/18 Summer Transfers

Juventus’ most high profile piece of transfer market business was the signing of Fiorentina’s Italian sensation Federico Bernadeshi for €40m which was shrouded in controversy with the Fiorentina faithful labelling him a traitor, making his return to the Artemio Franchi an unmissable fixture. They also secured the signing of PSG’s experienced midfielder Blaise Matuidi in a €20m deal. Arsenal’s...

Season’s Preview: The Italian Serie A – Part Four

Thus far, we have previewed the Serie A team by team, looking at 15 teams in parts 1, 2 and 3. This is the concluding part of the Serie A Preview. Enjoy!   ROMA — Rome, Italy 16/17 Finish: 2nd Coach: Eusebio di Francesco Stadium: Olimpico Best Player: MF Radja Nainggolan Addition: • RB Rick Karsdorp • LW Cengiz Under • CM Lorenzo Pellegrini • CB Hector Moreno • CF...

Season’s Preview: The Italian Serie A – Part Three

The third part of our team by team review of the Serie A season is up. Read parts 1 and 2.  HELLAS VERONA — Verona, Italy 16/17 Finish: Serie B Runners-up Coach: Fabio Pecchia Stadium: Marc’Antonio Bentogodi Stadium Best Player: FW Giampaolo Pazzini   Additions: DM Marco Fossati RW Alessio Cerci CB Martin Caceres LB Gian Filippo Felicioli CB Nicolo Cherubin CB Thomas Heurtais CM Marcel Buchel RW Daniele Verde CM Bruno Zuculini GK Marco Silvestri After...

Season’s Preview: The Italian Serie A – Crotone to Juventus (Part Two)

The second part of our team by team Serie A preview continues.  CROTONE — Crotone, Italy 16/17 Finish: 17th Coach: Davide Nicola Stadium: Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium Best Player: Alex Cordaz Additions: • LM Oliver Kragl • RM Davide Faraoni • CM Mariano Izco • CB Leandro Cabrera • CB Arlind Ajeti • CF Marcello Trotta • DM Rolando Mandragora • CF Ante Budimir • LM Giovanni Crociata Davide Nicola did the impossible and guided Crotone to safety....

Season’s Preview: The Italian Serie A – From Atalanta To Udinese (Part 1)

SERIE A SEASON PREVIEW   After what was possibly the most exciting season of Serie A in many years, the Italian First Division is back for another 380 games. The players are almost ready, the stadiums are ready to be filled, and the storylines are plentiful. Juventus will try and win an unprecedented seventh league title in a row. Napoli have kept...

The Milan Revolution: What the Future holds for AC Milan

The Rossaneri have slipped into mediocrity of late but are things finally looking up for the San Siro giants? AC Milan last won the Scudetto in 2011, last played in the UEFA Champions League in 2012. Their downward spiral continued and they were no longer a desired location for top players despite their rich history. But things seem to be looking...

Is The Italian Serie A Becoming Considerably Less Defensive?

This exposé is an attempt to debunk the myth that the Italian Serie A pays too much attention to defensive football. The thrust of this piece is to correct the erroneous impression that the Serie A is a dour, low-scoring league. League data from the last 3 seasons have been compiled to support the argument below. Fabio Capello’s Milan team...

Second Chance: The Rise of Suso

Liverpool “flop” Jesus Joaqin Fernandez Saenz de la Torre, yeah, that chap known as “Suso” is currently enjoying life in Italy, a far cry from his underwhelming days at the Kop. What happened? On Sunday, November 20, 2016, Suso clocked 23. The birthday boy scored a magnificent brace in the Milan derby. He could have sealed a remarkable win...

Golden Boy: Is Martial Really THAT Good?

A look at Anthony Martial and his performances in his debut season at Manchester United shows why the club felt justified to spend £36 million (minus add-ons) on the former Monaco forward. Clean strikes from ridiculous difficult positions, movement & dribbles that would confuse any EPL defensive stalwart, and a killer mentality to boot. It was almost a given...
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