Italy

ReJuvénation- Two big strikers set for Turin

January 26, 2013

The recently stagnating Juventus have today secured a deal for Spanish forward Llorente, and (continental sources tell us) the zippy forward Lopez for a total overhaul of their attacking abilities. Llorente -who has been in the sights of the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, and is tipped to be leader of France’s next assault on […] […]

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Will Ronaldo prove he’s the worlds greatest player?

June 27, 2012

Time for a Semi. After the heartbreak of last Sunday night, I have finally dragged myself back to the computer to trudge out a few lines with the tears still streaming down my face, I should be used to it by now but it still hurts. Fair play to Italy, they deserved it, the 3 […] […]

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Is England’s name on the Trophy?

June 24, 2012

Quarterfinals  Pt 4. England V Italy “A game of Chess is like a sword fight….you must think first”* The final quarters conflict takes place at The Olympic Stadium on Sunday night and out of the four match-ups, this one is definitely the hardest to call. I fancied Portugal & Germany in the first 2 games and […] […]

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Euro 2012 Quarter Final Predictions

June 21, 2012

Excitement mounts now that Euro 2012 has reached the Quarter Final stages and it is Germany, the only team left in the Tournament with a 100% winning record who head the betting at odds of 9/4, narrowly ahead of defending champions, Spain who are a 5/2 chance. The first of the Quarter Finals takes place […] […]

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A-Z of Euro 2012

December 4, 2011

The draw for the 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine was made yesterday with some very interesting match-ups. This A-Z guide should enlighten, confuse, bore or maybe even fascinate some of you football fans. A is for Absence – The group games are being played at 5pm and 7.45pm UK time which should mean that many […] […]

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Everybody wants Krasic (Apart from Juventus)

November 17, 2011

In the last year he was one of the best player for Juventus, but the advent of Antonio Conte’s era at Juventus seems to have stopped the rising of Milos Krasic in the club. When he arrived in Italy in the last year he was received by Juventus fans as the “New Nedved”, both for […] […]

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Italy could lose their best forward for Euro 2012

November 2, 2011

Bad news for Italy’s coach Cesare Prandelli, as one of his most talented forward could miss Euro 2012. Antonio Cassano has suffered a small ischemia after AC Milan victory against Roma last Saturday. When it happened the player was with his teammates on the airplane, coming back from Rome to Milan. After three days of […] […]

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Road to Poland and Ukraine

September 7, 2011

Germany, Italy, Spain and Netherlands (plus hosts Poland and Ukraine) are the first nations to be qualified to Euro 2012 with still two more rounds of matches to play in October. In this moment Germany and Spain seemed the best European national teams.  Last saturday  Joachim Loew’s team has won 4-0 for the 4th time […] […]

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Big clubs beware: River Plates fall from grace

June 23, 2011

The world of one part of Argentina’s top two clubs, Club Atletico River Plate (referred simply as River Plate in most circles) is on the brink of disaster. Having suffered defeat to CA Lanus (2-1 at home) the club then faced the prospect of a two-leg playoff with second division outfit Belgrano for a place […] […]

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Alexis Sanchez – How long before he’s at Barca, Real or Man City?

March 15, 2011

While Serie A fans have been aware of the talents of Udinese’s Alexis Sanchez for some time now, it can’t be long before he becomes a household name a la Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Another mesmeric strike from the Chilean at the weekend and two assists for striker partner Antonio Di Natale make his […] […]

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Serie A should thank Benitez

December 1, 2010

The Serie A is wide open. Milan are top, and Juventus have finally recovered from calcipoli, sitting in third. Napoli’s exciting young team containing Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik is finally clicking and has them fourth, as well as sixth-placed Palermo’s young South American contingent of Javier Pastore and Abel He […]

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Is it time Italy got tough on racism?

November 19, 2010

By Laurie Fitzgerald When it comes to dealing with racism within football, it’s important to notice what are isolated incidents and what are consistently occurring. While racism may still exist in English football (without having evidence, its difficult to state otherwise) at least there is a concerted effort being made by the national governing […]

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