Remembering AS Roma’s 2001 Scudetto Triumph

When you look at the history, the size and the players that have played for the club – you’d expect AS Roma to have won more than the three Serie A titles that they’ve won in their ninety-four year history! Their last Scudetto came in the 2000-01 season and it seemed to happen because the […]

2021 – The Summer Of Giorgio Chiellini

You couldn’t separate the Italian defensive duo of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini this summer at Euro 2020. Well UEFA managed to do it as the dumped veteran Chiellini out of the team of the tournament in favour of England’s Harry Maguire (Source Uefa.com) . A ridiculous decision if you ask me. Especially when you […]

Italian Hitman Ciro Immobile Could Be Golden Boot Worthy

Today is the day, Euro 2020 has finally arrived! Hip Hip Hooray!!! I spent my morning picking my Euro 2020 fantasy team over at UEFA.com and as always you have to research these big decisions. Italy have been fairly impressive coming into this tournament. The Azzurri have won their last seven on the trot. They […]

Roberto Baggio And His Year In Bologna

I think people forget just how good Roberto Baggio really was (Maybe an upcoming Netflix documentary can change all that). In the early to mid nineties, Baggio was without doubt the best footballer on the planet. When you think of the World Cup in 1994, people will automatically think of Baggio’s traumatic penalty miss in […]

Book Review: Quiet Leadership

Quiet Leadership by Carlo Ancelotti (with Chris Brady & Mike Forde) I feel so many people could learn from this book and not just those interested in football. It’s almost a business academic book. I honestly think many retail, hospitality and business managers/students could learn from the experienced Italian boss and his teachings within these […]

Milan’s Marvellous Midfield – Gattuso, Seedorf And Pirlo

As lockdown continues I am really appreciating the opportunity of looking back. It could’ve been easy to go to the early 90s and look at that wonderful AC Milan side. After Rangers, that Milan team were the ones that helped secure my love for football. But the more I started thinking about Milan’s inspirational midfield […]

Juve Legend Antonio Conte Could Be The Man That Ends Glory Run He Started

It always looked like it was going to be a huge summer in Italy when it was announced that both Inter Milan and Serie A champions Juventus were on the lookout for new head coaches. In a bit of a Shakespearean twist Inter swooped for the man that started the glorious revival at Juve, Antonio […]

Juventus Defender Leonardo Bonucci Deserves To Be Ridiculed Over Poor Racism Stance

After Juventus recent win over Cagliari, centre back Leonardo Bonucci criticised his own team-mate Moise Kean for his celebration after the striker scored a late goal. The young forward was being racially abused, scored his goal and celebrated by raising his arms aloft looking at the Cagliari support. That celebration saw Kean receive even more […]

Italian Midfielder Man Utd Should Consider As Herrera’s Longterm Replacement

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has been in superb form since the arrival of caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. After enduring a tough time of it under former United boss Jose Mourinho, the Spaniard has won his place back in the first team and is flourishing in beside Nemanja Matic. The duo’s strong on-field understanding […]

Italy Missing A Talismanic Goalscorer

Growing up in the nineties I looked on in amazement as Italy seemed to mass produce wonderful forward after wonderful forward. You had the likes of Roberto Baggio, Pippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Del Piero, Christian Vieri and Gianluca Vialli all scoring more than fifteen goals each for the Azzurri. You then had attacking stars like Roberto […]