Another week, a tough International fixture for Italy but even though Serie A is on a break, Serie A Weekly still brings you a list of five stories to read this lunchtime that we have seen from around the web and enjoyed ourselves. Many of these will be about Italian football of course but there is always room for something different and those will be here too. Take a look at our recommendations, pass them on and be sure to leave a comment on these great articles. See you at the same time tomorrow for more of the same!
First up today is a piece by our very own Julian De Martinis (writing for the Italy Offside) about the utter nonsense written about transfers. A great read and one that we really enjoyed. Read it here
In Bed With Maradona is a brilliant site, bringing together some great writers in a truly eclectic mix of stories and opinion from across the globe. We also love football shirts. So when one of the sites editors wrote about the new France away shirt, it was bound to be superb. Take a look here
Never afraid of a crafty wager, Serie A Weekly was intruiged by the match-fixing allegations in Serie B recently. Well travelled journalist Benji Lanyado takes a look on his blog at Padova-Atalanta here
We always keep an eye out for work by friends of the show and James Horncastle most certainly fits the bill. His latest piece for Football Italia looks at a symbol of the new look National team, Thiago Motta. Read it here
Always with an eye on the future, anything looking at an unheralded potential star grabs our attention and this look at Lorient’s Kevin Gameiro from Ben Lyttleton on SI.com here