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The big news of the night was that allegedly Napoli have reached a deal with Chelsea to sell Edinson Cavani for a mere pittance of £49m. Early this morning Cavani’s agent denied that a deal was done, but with the amount of detail coming out and from where, all everyone needs to do is sign on the dotted line Story here Congratulations Toronto fans, you’re getting a Serie A friendly! Waking the Red is reporting that the team will announce […]

Posted by Robert Hay On Jun - 25 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The summer is a terrible time for Serie A fans in the U.S. and Canada. Your favorite team is months away from playing a meaningful match. Your news feed is filled with rumors and transfer talk, about 97% of which was never a realistic possibility. The Azzurri are playing, but most of those players are guys you actively despise during the season. So what is a fan to do? For the first time ever, there may be a realistic alternative […]

Posted by Robert Hay On Jun - 22 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Starting off today with homage to the little fish! The Hard Tackle took a look this weekend at the three teams being promoted to Serie A and analyzes their chances of staying up. A really good read, but be sure you dedicate a little time to read it. Speaking of Sassuolo, those concerned about where the team would play during their Serie A season can rest at ease. ITV has more details A stiker is leaving Napoli! No, not that […]

Posted by Robert Hay On Jun - 18 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A sublime free-kick from Andrea Pirlo and a second half strike from Mario Balotelli allowed Italy to kick-off their Confederations Cup campaign on a winning note. The Azzurri opened their campaign and Pirlo won his 100th cap at the legendary Maracanà stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Both the Italians and Mexicans came into the match off the back of two disappointing draws. It was the Italians though who overcame the pressure to perform. They dominated large spells of the game […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Jun - 17 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Big win for Italy yesterday as they defeated Mexico 2-1 in their first Confederations Cup match. Andrea Pirlo notched his 100th international goal on a lovely free kick. Danny Penza has an analysis and gif of the goal AC Milan has been advertising that while they are building from the inside, they are not a selling club. However, clubs are circling trying to snatch Stephan El Shaarawy away from them. Sumeet Paul suggests that AC Milan should aggressively protect the […]

Posted by Robert Hay On Jun - 17 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

AC Milan confirmed on Tuesday that Massimo Ambrosini will be leaving the club as he was not offered a contract extension. “It’s a real shame to say goodbye to Ambro, a decision that see’s me very emotionally involved,” Galliani told the Milan Channel. Ambrosini will depart after a glittering 18 year career with the Rossoneri that included over 340 appearances. The 36-year-old now former Milan captain began his long standing romance with the club when he joined from Cesena in […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On Jun - 13 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Bloomberg Sports yesterday released their “Football Power Index”, a ranking system they created that uses a 100 point scale to identify the 50 best players in the world. For Serie A fans, Andrea Pirlo comes in at #5 with Giorgio Chiellini (#7) and Marek Hamsik (#8) also in the top ten. All told, eleven Serie A players made the list. See the list HERE and explanation HERE AS Roma confirmed yesterday that Rudi Garcia will be their manager next season, […]

Posted by Robert Hay On Jun - 13 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Italy swung by Haiti to play an international friendly for charity and the result was a 2-2 draw against a poor opponent. Enzo Misuraca breaks down the performance and grades some players. It’s the end of the line for an Italian legend, as Massimo Ambrosini will not have his contract renewed with Milan. A casualty of the club’s attempt to get younger, the captain joined the team in 1995 and has played with them ever since, save one season on […]

Posted by Robert Hay On Jun - 12 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It was a mixed bag this weekend for Italian national teams, as the Azzurri drew 0-0 with the Czech Republic Friday in an important World Cup qualifier. Surprise, surprise, Mario Balotelli was a talking point as he was red carded in the match. Over the weekend, he explained himself, or tried to, via Twitter. Meanwhile, the U-21 team advanced to the semifinals of the European Championship with a 4-0 victory over Israel. The dark cloud to this sunny day was […]

Posted by Robert Hay On Jun - 11 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Antonio Nocerino has gone from ascending to the ranks of the Italian national team to being surplus requirements at Milan in the space of just two seasons. Just as quick as he rose to prominence, he has now fallen almost into the ranks of complete unimportance. How has arguably one of Serie A’s best midfielders in the 2011/2012 season become the forgotten man of AC Milan and the Italian National team? Nocerino signed for Milan from Palermo on the transfer […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 29 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

David Beckham, the 38-year old icon, announced on Thursday 16 May 2013 that he will retire from football at the end of the current season after a long, illustrious and successful career. Beckham won league titles in four different countries and England’s most famous footballer said he was “thankful to PSG (his current club) for giving me the opportunity to continue, but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.” Beckham will […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 23 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It was meant to be somewhat of an easy task for Milan. Siena had reassured Fiorentina in the lead up to the game that they would not give up without a fight despite already being relegated. However with so much to play for and with the huge gulf in talent between the two squads Milan were expected to win comfortably. True to form, Milan came out firing and created a number of early scoring opportunities. Gianluca Pegolo did well to […]

Posted by Ebrahim Sadien On May - 21 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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