Serie A 2018/19: A gastronomical preview

The Italian Serie A season that many have pointed to being the most anticipated in recent memory kicks off this weekend. The annual Ferragosto celebrations across the peninsula are the perfect pre-parties to what should be 38 wonderful matchdays of football. Among the cacophony of fireworks and live music, fans are currently hashing out all…

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Bankrupt Bari face their day of reckoning

Romanticism is a quintessentially Italian emotion. Chaotic, painful, expressive. Beautiful, in its journey. All triumphs are preceded by heartache. This unique feeling is met by yet another cornerstone of Italian expression: tragedy. If modern Italians in any way, shape, or form, sought to embody a re-creation of classical tragedy, they seemed to have found football…

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Reincarnazione for Serie A

So, you’ve heard? For years now, Cristiano Ronaldo has been the source of unending, online rumour-mill click bait. Many of us can plead guilty to opening an ad-filled screen freezer thanks to the lure of CR7’s next move. In the 10 or-so separate occasions where PSG all but “landed their star man”, or when “enhanced…

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Serie A stars in Russia: The Stand-Outs

Fifty-six Serie A players received the call to postpone their seaside holidays and take part in this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. No squad featured more representation from the peninsula than Poland and Croatia who each sent six players. As is always the case, it’s been a brilliant ride for some and bitter disappointment…

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World Cup ICYMI: GW3 – Senegal vs. Colombia, Japan vs. Poland, England vs. Belgium, Panama vs. Tunisia

Two weeks from the day that Russia and Saudi Arabia kicked-off in Moscow, the group stage has officially come to a close. A memorable fifteen days of action was capped off with four matches across Groups G & H. In Short: Senegal failed to secure the lone point they needed to progress from Group H…

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One fleeting career, one remarkable moment: The Gabe Gala Story

Football has a profound ability to captivate the hearts and souls of millions. For some, even in sleep, it never quite leaves. Countless boys and girls dream of hoisting football’s greatest trophies, wearing their nation’s jersey, or scoring the big goal. A lucky few can say they have gone out and done it. Although the…

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Best World Cup Kits: West Germany 1990 Home

Why this kit is good: At Italia 90’, Adidas (retro logo version) gifted the last ever West Germany side with a stunning white kit slashed with black, red, and yellow artwork that would make vintage-wear store owners weak at the knees in 2018. You couldn’t miss them. It was flowing German football as we have…

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Vieri, victory, and vecchi tempi – Italy vs. Ecuador 2002

Sadly for me, there will be no jet filled with Italian superstars departing from Fiumicino to Moscow in 2018. I haven’t decided yet if no involvement is more painful than exiting the real thing in some dramatic fashion. After all, sadness and anger are two intensely different emotions that manifest themselves in unique ways. I…

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Worst World Cup Kits: USA 1994 Home

Why this kit is bad: So, you are announcing yourself to the established footballing universe…and you pick this. Sign of the times, I guess? The 90’s in America was high time for pastel palettes, logo-mania and new age hip-hop. However, this jersey looks more befitting of a sixth grade astronomy textbook than an in-vogue trendsetter.…

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