Category Archives: Italy

EURO 2012 Preview: Tough decisions for the managers of Germany, Holland & Italy.

Whilst England boss Roy Hodgson has come under scrutiny over his 23-man squad for Euro 2012 from just about everyone in the world of football, as well as those capable of summing up their feelings in 140 characters on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Andrea Pirlo – Back from the dead

As a footballer, when you’re told that you are too old to play for AC Milan, then it really is time to hang up your boots. After all, the great Milan laboratory is the place that kept Alessandro Costacurta playing … Continue reading

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Three Months, Five Games; Gian Piero Gasperini sacked by Inter

Internazionale have fired coach Gian Piero Gasperini after a mere five games in charge of the Neazzurri. The former Genoa manager was relieved of his duties on Wednesday morning following a defeat to newly-promoted Novara on Tuesday evening. The 3-1 … Continue reading

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Manchester City lacking incision on Champions League debut

It was supposed to be the night when Manchester City showed the Champions League that in their debut campaign they could play with the big boys and win. Standing in their way at the Etihad Stadium were Napoli, also making … Continue reading

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What We Learned This Weekend – Week 4

Raul Meireles can be crucial to Chelsea’s trophy ambitions Raul Meireles may have left Liverpool under somewhat of a cloud – handing in a transfer request at the last minute to forego a loyalty bonus so as to force through … Continue reading

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Wesley Sneijder a ‘no-go’ for Manchester United says Sir Alex Ferguson

The chances of Internazionale playmaker Wesley Sneijder joining Manchester United have been dismissed as “absolute nonsense” by manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Rumours have been circulating that the Dutch star is bound for Old Trafford, with the Mail on Sunday attributing … Continue reading

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Silvio Berlusconi could sell AC Milan shares

Silvio Berlusconi, the often-controversial, outspoken Italian Prime Minister who is also the owner of AC Milan, may be prepared to sell the Italian giants, or a percentage of the club, after suffering a personal financial blow, says the Gazzetta Dello … Continue reading

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Mirko Vucinic needs a more ‘prestigious’ club than Blackburn Rovers

Roma and Montenegro international forward Mirko Vucinic is not interested in a move to Blackburn Rovers this summer, with his agent saying that his client “deserves a more prestigious club.” Alessandro Lucci, the player’s agent, told Sky Italia: “I have … Continue reading

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Carlo Ancelotti to take a one-year sabbatical

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will not become the new manager of Aston Villa but will instead be taking a one-year coaching sabbatical, he has told Italian newspaper La Stampa. The 51-year-old Italian, twice a European Cup winner whilst in … Continue reading

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Sergio Aguero to exit Atletico Madrid with rivals Real set to pounce

Atletico Madrid’s Argentinian international striker Sergio Aguero, has asked to be allowed to leave the club this summer, and some of Europe’s top sides are preparing to snare the talented forward from Los Rojiblancos. “I said long ago that when … Continue reading

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