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Has Roberto Mancini struck gold in Azzurri midfield?
09:00 Friday 13th September 2019

When Roberto Mancini signed as Italy’s manager, the Azzurri were in dire straits. Fresh off a shocking failure to qualify for the World Cup, it wasn’t the job for the light-hearted. Since then, he’s executed exactly what…

Why Max Allegri should top every managerial shortlist
15:00 Monday 20th May 2019

Massimiliano Allegri is a careful man. Everything that he does is meticulously planned, pored over and executed with a precision that precludes spontaneity. Thorough planning and attention to detail is a trait common among Italian managers.…

Champions League
Tottenham deserving of Champions League progression
08:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

The Champions League is renowned for producing classic matches that make for exciting viewing anytime, anywhere. The 2005 final at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, involving Liverpool and AC Milan quickly comes to mind. Barcelona's…

What next for Balotelli after latest Italy snub?
08:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

Mario Balotelli wasn't named in the Italy squad. Roberto Mancini claims he wasn't "100%". He suffered through Balo's antics at Inter Milan and Manchester City. Is the Azzurri boss making a convenient excuse? Is there…

Is Serie A on the rise again?
09:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Serie-A used to be the biggest league in the ‘90s. The best of the best played there, including the original Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Juan Sebastian Veron, Hernan Crespo, Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly, Marco van Basten and Gabriel Batistuta.…

Youth Scout
Have you seen this manager? Roberto Mancini
16:00 Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Whether still chasing silverware, desperately seeking to avoid relegation, or sitting comfortably mid-table, clubs across Europe are beginning to plan for next season even as this one runs down. Some will be searching for a new manager. One…

Five reasons why West Ham United should stick with Slaven Bilic
13:15 Friday 31st March 2017

West Ham have not had the most glamorous of campaigns this season. Forcing pressure on manager Slaven Bilic. Here are five reasons why the Hammers should stick with the 48-year-old as their gaffer.

Forgotten Premier League Foreign Imports
10:30 Tuesday 14th March 2017

Many fans firmly believe the Premier League is the greatest competition in the world but it hasn't quite measured up to some player's estimations during their time in England. Some of the best players of all time have journeyed to our little…

Premier League
Leicester City should have replaced Ranieri in the summer - not now
15:22 Friday 24th February 2017

So Leicester owners have shocked the football world after sacking title winning manager Claudio Ranieri. The most shocking part is the timing of this decision as it came a day after, arguably, one of the best results in their history. The owners…

3 high-profile managers who should apply for the opening at Leicester.
13:15 Friday 24th February 2017

As if football wasn't already too hard to comprehend, the unthinkable happened last night. No, it wasn't the fact that Spurs got knocked out of a European competition for the second time this season, it was the sacking of Claudio Ranieri. After…

Time for Swans to say no more Mr Nice Guy
12:15 Thursday 29th December 2016

Purely based on personality, if there is an English equivalent for José Mourinho, it has to be Nigel Pearson. Roughhousing with opposing players during a match and engaging in semantic pissing contests with journalists during pressers will…

Why a change in mentality is needed for the Nerazzurri and Rossoneri
14:51 Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Cast your mind back twenty years to the mid-90s, when the Premier League was still in its infancy and Serie A was on top of the footballing world.The likes of Marco Van Basten, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Gabriel Batistuta graced football…

The pressure could tell on Inter boss Walter Mazzarri if he isn't careful
11:40 Wednesday 8th October 2014

Inter Milan suffered another defeat at the weekend, Harry De Cosemo looks at what dangers this could pose for the manager.

Shuffling the Premier League Pack for 2013/14
09:44 Wednesday 5th June 2013

Next season has the potential to be one of the most intriguing in Premier Leagues 21 year history with the top three clubs all changing managers. Since Sir Alex Ferguson's shock retirement, we've also seen Manchester City dismiss Roberto Mancini…

Match Report: Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City (Arsenal Fan's Perspective)
16:36 Monday 9th April 2012

Mikel Arteta's late strike all but ended Manchester City's title bid on a pulsating afternoon at Emirates Stadium.With Manchester United having won earlier in the day a win was essential for City, who have dropped like the proverbial stone…