Category Archives: Serie A

Andrea Pirlo: ridiculously good at football

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Tweet American sports commentators aren’t shy of throwing in a superlative or two when they get excited. One of my favourite sports documentaries is Michael Jordan’s Air Time, which includes several lengthy montages of action featuring flabbergasted comments like, ‘That’s … Continue reading

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Hunting in Threes: Signori, Rambaudi and Baiano, Foggia.

Tweet Last week’s post lamented the dwindling power of Serie A and the sickening trend of Italian clubs being outgunned in the transfer market by their French rivals (‘filled to the brim with bitterness’ as one happy reader described it). … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 and Serie A: the tables have turned, and I don’t like it.

Tweet I have no idea when the rivalry between France and Italy started. I was oblivious to it growing up despite my father’s Italian heritage. He didn’t seem bothered by the French, in fact he seemed to quite like the … Continue reading

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Three views of Italian football: the supporters club, the local team, and the arena.

Tweet I recently hooked up with a friend who gave me some photos from a trip to Italy in 2005. We were visiting a mutual friend in Rome, via his home town of Agnone, a small town in the hills … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Hernanes?

Tweet Liverpool were so desperate they signed Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson; Milan have resorted to playing Flamini and De Jong; and, last season, Manchester United were so bereft of quality they had to bring Paul Scholes out of retirement. … Continue reading

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