A defeat in Sunday night’s Derby della Madonnina – their fourth in eight matches – has left many AC Milan supporters questioning whether Vincenzo Montella is the right man to take their club forward. In fact, there is little doubt that both Marco Fassone (CEO) and Massimiliano Mirabelli (technical director) will have asked themselves that 

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The euphoric scenes in San Siro which marked the end of Inter’s dramatic 3-2 victory over arch-rivals AC Milan were symbolic of much more than mere Derby Milano jubilation. The Nerazzurri faithful will never tire of getting one over on their city cousins – true – but this particular triumph served to represent something of 

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Rome wasn’t built in a day Roma’s victory over Milan showcased a team of continuity and one very much struggling to gel seven games in. Edin Dzeko and Alessandro Florenzi condemned Montella’s side to a 0-2 defeat, which turns up the heat on a boss who will know results, above all, are needed very quickly 

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Over the summer on a plane to Bologna, I read an article by John Brunton in which the writer details a semi autobiographical narrative on both the history and current situation of the lesser known Venezia FC. It was a brilliant reminder of the attraction of following a team whose success doesn’t necessarily match its 

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Juventus appear to be reaping the benefits of sprightly summer transfer activity, while Napoli has simply carried on their excellent form into the new season. Six wins from as many games have left both teams with the starts they would have been craving before the campaign got underway.   Hard-fought win Indeed it was mainstays 

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With the transfer window now closed, managers must assess their new recruits, while others were left frustrated on missing out on key targets. With Chelsea manager Antonio Conte actively looking for significant players such as Romelu Lukaku, Alex Sandro and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, people were surprised when Italian defender Davide Zappacosta was snapped out hours before 

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Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld has emerged as a late target for Inter Milan, TalkSport suggests. Reports have suggested that the Belgian’s contract negotiations have stalled – in a week where Danny Rose bemoaned his salary, of £65,000 a week, when players of his ilk are earning sums of £100,000 a week. Backed by wealthy owners, Milan 

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Like Tottenham Hotspur in England; Italy’s S.S.C. Napoli have come very close to winning their country’s domestic league title; Serie A in recent years. Last season they eventually finished in 3rd position, only 5 points behind eventual winners Juventus. Along with Roma, the Naples outfit have been knocking on the door for their first Scudetto 

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Blaise Matuidi’s reported £18 million/20 million Euros move to Juventus has represented a talking point surrounding the values of players in today’s transfer market. Good value? Yes, probably. Is it a risk for Juventus? At £18 million, one wouldn’t think so. The Serie A champions are strengthening their core with a reliable high calibre experienced 

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18 Serie A titles, 5 Coppa Italia titles, 7 UEFA Champions League titles, 5 UEFA Super Cup titles and many other titles! There is no gainsaying that the name of AC Milan has been boldly written in the history of football- both domestically and internationally. The Rossoneri- as they are fondly called- have for many 

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Pre-season Newcastle exam Most recently I was at the pre season friendly between Newcastle United and Hellas Verona at the cathedral to football no less, St James’ Park. With a less than half full stadium, it’s fair to say the newly promoted Serie A outfit didn’t get a full taste of a hostile Geordie welcome, 

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In 2015, according to La Stampa, the FIGC were looking to initiate around 70 federal football centres as well as 200 development centres in Italy each levying near to 4 million euros in investment. Reports such as this surfaced prominently in 2015 and essentially the targets of growing initiatives were 12-14 year olds. It should 

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Memory lane History is important to understanding both the present and the future. In the 1960’s, most notably between 1963 and ’67, I Nerazzurri swashbuckling (of sorts) use of the catenaccio system under the stewardship of Helenio Herrera brought the kind of success its supporters have come to see as a standard bearer. A guidance 

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Last time out Recording a 6th consecutive and 33rd league title overall, the Old Lady’s dominance is looking hard to prevent. With Miralem Pjanic providing nine assists, not to mention his contribution to countless magnificent slick moves, and Gonzalo Higuain registering twenty-four goals, Juventus won the league by four points. Roma who gave the eventual 

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In the summer 2017 Luciano Spalletti took over as the new manager of Internazionale, a surprising move considering his Roma side finished 2nd in Serie A with their highest points total ever.   Much-needed stability For Inter, Spalletti’s arrival will be an effort to bring some stability to the club. The Nerazzurri have gone through 

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Last year Domestically both Internazionale and Milan fell well short of the standard set by the likes of Juventus and Roma, during last season’s campaign. An astonishingly low scoring Milan nestled in 6th, a place above their fierce rivals, who slumped towards a disappointing 7th. Juve’s campaign was born out of the quality and consistency 

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If you were a Juventus fan, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little glum in recent weeks with the exit of central defender Leonardo Bonucci to A.C. Milan. A genuine Italian world-class star, leaving for an archrival is always going to be a bitter pill to swallow. But the blow has been softened somewhat with 

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There are numerous clubs around Europe who have already had a great transfer window. Everton have had a great window, so have Bayern Munich and Manchester United. However, there is one club that have surpassed them all: AC Milan. But why?   Keeping Donnarumma Keeping Gianluigi Donnarumma is by far the best bit of business 

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Think of the most famous Italian footballers and some familiar names come to mind – Roberto Baggio, Paulo Maldini, Francesco Totti, Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo, Alessandro Del Piero. With the exception of Del Piero and Andrea Pirlo; all of these players plied their trade in Italy for their entire careers. Granted Serie A , was 

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While Liverpool have added two new players to their squad so far this summer, there is a growing sense of concern at the clubs inability to land a genuine big name. Securing the services of former Chelsea wide-man Mohamed Salah (for £39.1 million) and England U-21 star Dominic Solanke on a free transfer has done 

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With the 2016/17 season coming to an end, it’s only natural to start thinking of the upcoming season. Many teams have already announced their first summer signings, and the tabloids have started their transfer sagas as per usual. Just like some players won’t be at their current teams come August, some teams won’t be in 

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