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You know football’s gone mad when…

October 1, 2008

 cheeky Mourinho

Italians haven’t quite cottoned on yet to Jose Mourinho’s sense of humour.

Friday afternoon question: Which is the best derby?

September 26, 2008

A typical Milan derby

Families will be divided and bars will be filled with talk of nothing else this weekend when Everton host Liverpool on Saturday and the Milan derby takes place a day later.

Mourinho up to his old tricks at Inter Milan

September 22, 2008

Mourinho, known as ‘Mou’ by the Italian press

When Jose Mourinho first arrived at Inter Milan, I was expecting fireworks.

His sharp wit and tongue while at Chelsea won him fans and enemies in equal measure but no one could say the ’Special One’ was dull. 

Eto’o proves transfer talk is not always tittle-tattle

July 18, 2008

Very few people believed the story that Samuel Eto’o was considering a move to Uzbekistan’s Kuruvchi.

A special mission for Mourinho – saving Serie A

July 7, 2008

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho, who hopes to sign Frank Lampard this week, sees winning trophies as just part of his job as the new coach of Inter Milan.

Mourinho finally arrives at Inter, but will Lampard follow?

June 2, 2008

Jose Mourinho

The worst kept secret in football has finally been made public – Jose Mourinho is Inter Milan’s new coach.

Zlatan reminds Europe of his worth as Inter win scudetto

May 18, 2008

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been out injured for a month and a half, about the time Inter Milan had managed to flitter away an 11-point lead in Serie A.

Inter threaten to throw away the scudetto

May 12, 2008

Marco Materazzi

Having won the previous two championships, you wouldn’t have expected Inter Milan to succumb to nerves in this season’s Italian title race.

Friday afternoon question: Should Maldini, Figo and Cafu quit?

April 25, 2008

Paolo MaldiniIt is hard to know when to say goodbye

A footballer’s career is short and it can be tempting to play on as long as possible. But soccer is cruel and past achievements mean nothing when clubs plan for the future.