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Is Benitez at fault for Inter implosion?

November 22, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/A lack of fit players, lack of effective training, lack of buys, lack of hunger, lack of Jose Mourinho.

What has happened to Maicon and Nesta?

November 4, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONSMaicon was hailed as the best right back in the world not so long ago but Tottenham’s Gareth Bale has terrorised him twice in two weeks and Inter Milan fans are beginning to wonder if they should have cashed in and sold him to Real Madrid after all in the close season.

Why can’t divers be punished immediately?

October 25, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Juventus winger Milos Krasic dived to win a penalty in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Bologna. We know this because his team mates have admitted it, even if the replay evidence was pretty clear anyway. No contact at all and no slip.

Lazio soar like their new eagle

October 5, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Lazio, Serie A champions in 2000 but largely also-rans ever since, came up with a not very new idea before the season to try to boost their fortunes this term.

What if Juventus or Liverpool never return to their best?

September 24, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Form is temporary, class is permanent. The phrase is often used for top players experiencing a difficult spell, but does it refer to clubs as well?

Are AC Milan now Serie A favourites?

September 3, 2010

As the dust settles after the end of the transfer window, Italian soccer fans are gradually coming to terms with a possible shift in power at the top.

Transfer deadline day live blog

August 31, 2010

We’re following all the deals as they happen on the final day of activity in the transfer market. Comments always welcome…

Ibrahimovic? Milan need something

August 23, 2010

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AC Milan have confirmed they are trying to sign Barcelona forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and judging by their pre-season form, they really need a spark.

Tears of goodbye from Inter’s Mourinho?

May 16, 2010

The Special One finally allowed emotion to get the better of him on Sunday when tears were clearly visible in his eyes after Inter Milan wrapped up a fifth straight Serie A title and the second part of a potential treble.

Is there a way to stop end-of-season farces?

May 3, 2010

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AS Roma are absolutely livid after Inter Milan regained the lead in Serie A with a 2-0 win at Lazio, where the home fans cheered the goals as much as the away supporters.