With the 2019/20 Serie A season kicking off this weekend, a summer of change at Juventus has left question marks over the Bianconeri’s ability to sustain their dominance in Italy’s top flight. Whilst the chasing pack have all strengthened during the transfer window, Napoli remain the frontrunners to wrestle the Scudetto from the Agnelli family. […]Read More Carpe Diem, Baby: Is This Napoli’s Biggest Chance to End Thirty Years of Hurt?
On the 29th March 2019, the United Kingdom is (currently) scheduled to exit the European Union. To celebrate forty-six years of peacetime and prosperity in Europe, this season we’ll be profiling the footballing history of each remaining member of the EU, looking at some of their most iconic matches and the players that have left […]Read More Love Letters to the European Union: La Marseillaise à Marseille
Spain, 1982 Having agreed a deal with West Germany to swap votes for hosting rights back in the 60s, Spain were awarded the 1982 tournament, with the World Cup expanding to 24 teams for the first time. If the competitions of ’70 and ’74 had introduced an exciting, technicolour festival of football to the watching […]Read More World Cup Tales: La Redenzione Del Torero (1982)
Napoli’s win at Juventus last weekend blew the Serie A title race open, as the reigning champions’ lead at the top of the table was cut to just one point, but there has been plenty of talk this season that manager Maurizio Sarri and a raft of his first team squad will be bidding ‘arrivaderci’ […]Read More Sale of the Century
Last week, Premier League clubs voted against the introduction of Video Assistant Referees to the league, instead preferring to observe another season of the system being used in the domestic cup competitions in order to make an educated decision as to whether to implement VAR in the future. With the new technology coming under severe […]Read More The Story So VAR…
Each month we’re sending our repugnant Eurosceptic correspondent to a scout a different league on the continent, and asking him to come back with an unbiased report that offends as few people as possible. It’s an impossible task. This month we sent him to Italy. Let them deal with him for a bit. “ […]Read More Vile Barrage’s Eurotrip – Episode 4: Italy