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 each passing transfer window, increases in both business and price are exponential with no signs of decline in sight. Even the restrictions that financial fair play and other governed regulations attempt to prevent are easily bypassed by clubs. The lack of strict penalties in place to punish those who break the rules are a 

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After a long drawn out ceremony in the centre of Monaco, we now finally know the fate of the remaining 32 clubs in this season’s Champions League. So, who now are the favourites, and which clubs are going to find it tough?   Group A – Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow Out of all 

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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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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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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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It has been a crazy, inflated transfer window for clubs around Europe. With the new season approaching, money has been splashed around, with 30 million pounds seen as a normal fee for players. This has been the same for Chelsea Football Club, who have spent over  100 million pounds on players this summer, with 58 

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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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Speculation over the future of Nemanja Matic has increasingly yet repressively run rife, but the arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco may very well mark the epilogue of his chapter at Stamford Bridge. Younger, physically imposing and with a deft touch, Bakayoko has seemingly- if not assuredly- brought an end to Matic’s second spell 

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Juventus have been arguably the outstanding team in this year’s UEFA Champions League. Having come through their Champions League group stage finishing on top and undefeated, they eliminated Porto in the last sixteen, Barcelona in the quarterfinals, and Monaco in the semi finals and only conceded one goal in the process.   Excelling at the 

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Monaco has stunned Manchester United by demanding a £100 million fee for starlet Kylian Mbappe. The Guardian understand that the Red Devils had a transfer of £72 million rejected last week, rebuffing the offer and stating they wouldn’t part with their prodigy for less than a world-record fee. It also comes as a surprise for 

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