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What if the mafia had bought Lazio?

July 22, 2008

Lazio fans

The silly season has been packed with strange stories, none more so than the mafia trying to buy Lazio.

Fans fight back in Italy over signings

July 15, 2008

Poulsen has signed for Juve despite fan opposition

Amongst all the talk of football and footballers losing touch with the common fan, supporters in Italy are fighting back.

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.

Gattuso needs a new challenge, but where should he go?

May 6, 2008

Gennaro Gattuso

Italian players used to stick to their own league until relatively recently.

Then Gianluca Vialli and Gianfranco Zola wowed Chelsea and the floodgates opened with the likes of Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluca Zambrotta and Luca Toni going abroad.

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.

Ronaldinho to Milan — a perfect fit or a rescue mission too far?

April 12, 2008

Ronaldinho sitsA Ronaldinho move to AC Milan now just seems to be a matter of time, after the club and the player’s agent both announced that personal terms have been agreed.

What next for Shevchenko?

April 11, 2008

Shevchenko and DrogbaIf a footballing-loving Martian suddenly appeared, you’d be hard pressed to persuade him that Andriy Shevchenko was once the most feared striker on our planet.

Are expectations too high at Juve?

April 8, 2008

After winning promotion to the top flight, most clubs would be happy just consolidating their position for a season. But not Juventus.