Here we go again with Serie A Weekly giving 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 look at one of football’s greatest ever talents and the problems he is encountering as coach of Turkish giants Galatasary. The wonderful Radu Baicu looks at former Brescia star Gheorghe Hagi here
Next we visit another huge name in Calcio circles as Ger McCarthy writes about Giovanni Trappatoni’s Republic of Ireland side for backpagefootball.com here
Another visit to the always excellent ponderingcalcio.net for the third part in Thorbjørn Thaarup’s look at the autobiography of Martin Jørgensen and his view on his coaches. Take a read here
Stepping away from Italian football for a moment, this piece by Chris Nee (of twofootedtackle.com) looking at Steve Nicol and the New England Revolution is well worth a look here
Remember when Michel Platini almost left Juventus for Werder Bremen? One of Calcio’s greatest legends pulled a legendary April Fool in 1985. The Guardian tells you all this and more in The Knowledge here