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Summer Transfer Window: Top Five Rumors of the Week

Summer Transfer Window: Top Five Rumors of the Week

As the transfer window draws closer, the world’s biggest stars are making headlines as the world’s best clubs vie for their signatures. The managerial shake ups across Europe continue to see the possibilities for the transfer window to be immense, and with more than a fair share of high class players already looking to be [...]

Arsenal: Gunners chasing the next Patric Viera

Arsenal: Gunners chasing the next Patric Viera

According to the Sunday Mirror, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks set to make his third attempt at signing French midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba was an outcast at Manchester United as despite his talent, he appeared just not ready make a serious commitment to his football at Old Trafford having refused to sign a new deal [...]

Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Target May Not Prefer to Leave At All

Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Target May Not Prefer to Leave At All

Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic is expected to be one of the sought after players in the summer transfer window and it is not surprising to see the 23-year-old linked with several clubs like Arsenal. He is capable of playing as a striker or just behind in the hole. Despite his injury problems throughout the campaign, [...]

Europa League, Profit and New Stadium: the Italian Tale of Udinese

Europa League, Profit and New Stadium: the Italian Tale of Udinese

For a team who had reached two Champions League’s qualifications in as many previous seasons, ending a campaign in fifth place might be seen as an underachievement. Instead, Udinese’s players and staff– after clobbering Inter 5-2 at the San Siro – were celebrating like they had just won a cup. They had handed out a [...]

AC Milan Owe Serie A Rejuvenation to Improved Youth Policy

AC Milan Owe Serie A Rejuvenation to Improved Youth Policy

Typically known as a club of choice to end a career, AC Milan is now full of young blood. In 2011, Milan had the oldest roster in the Champions League.  Yet, at the beginning of this year’s competition in September, the Rossoneri were only the eight-oldest team. The club’s young and promising attacking trio especially gives hope [...]

Serie A 2012-13 Team of the Season

Serie A 2012-13 Team of the Season

Yet another Italian campaign has been run and won – this time by Juventus, a club that have gone back-to-back for the first time since their return to the topflight six years ago. Unsurprisingly the Bianconeri feature prominently in our team of the season, while there are a few other notable inclusions, who turned back [...]

Mario Balotelli Racially Abused After AC Milan Beat Siena To Secure Champions League Football

Mario Balotelli Racially Abused After AC Milan Beat Siena To Secure Champions League Football

AC Milan managed to secure a place in the Champions League after the 2-1 win over Siena during the weekend, but the celebrations were marred because of striker Mario Balotelli being racially abused by Fiorentina fans. Milan destroyed the hopes of Fiorentina returning to the Champions League after a long absence with this victory. These [...]

AC Milan and Arsenal Target Real Sociedad Standout

AC Milan and Arsenal Target Real Sociedad Standout

With the summer transfer window looming, clubs are beginning to make their preliminary interest in certain players known, trying to get a leg up on other clubs competing for these players’ signatures. Italian giants AC Milan and English titans Arsenal have both been linked with French winger Antoine Griezmann, who is enjoying a phenomenal season [...]

Massimiliano Allegri Gains Support from AC Milan Players

Massimiliano Allegri Gains Support from AC Milan Players

AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has received support from some of his players as rumors have circulated that he could be leaving the club this summer. The main support has come from Kevin-Prince Boateng and Stephen El Shaarawy in the build-up to Milan’s crucial match-up against Siena on Sunday. A win would lock a place [...]

Tactical Analysis: Fiorentina’s innovative 3-5-2 formation

Tactical Analysis: Fiorentina’s innovative 3-5-2 formation

Since Vincenzo Montella took the Tuscan outfit by storm in the summer of 2012, Fiorentina have  resurrected their old form in the Prandelli days.  To engineer that resurrection the Della Valle family(owners) invested heavily in the transfer maket  obtaining goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, and a quartet of playmakers: Matías Fernández, Borja Valero, Alberto Aquilani, and David Pizarro.  Former Ajax forward [...]

Manchester City: Summer Exodus to Start with Edin Dzeko

Manchester City: Summer Exodus to Start with Edin Dzeko

Reports from TalkSport on May 18, 2013, are suggesting that the first major name set to leave Manchester City following the departure of manager Roberto Mancini could be star forward Edin Dzeko. Dzeko was brought to the club in January of 2011 for the price tag of £27 million from German club Wolfsburg as he [...]

Chelsea Transfers: Fernando Torres Linked with Move to Italy

Chelsea Transfers: Fernando Torres Linked with Move to Italy

According to TalkSport on May 18, 2013, Chelsea star striker Fernando Torres has been linked with a move away from the club this summer. Despite having done his best to prove himself to Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea fans, Torres has never truly re-captured the blistering form that he had in this Liverpool days. The [...]

AC Milan on Track to Becoming A Superpower Again

AC Milan on Track to Becoming A Superpower Again

As the season is coming to an end, this year we saw both faces of AC Milan. We saw the good and the bad. The Rossoneri started the season off the wrong foot. This year AC had its worst start in 80 years. A team who is always a favorite was not reaching expectations; however, [...]

Five Worldwide Football Matches to Watch this Weekend

Five Worldwide Football Matches to Watch this Weekend

With the news of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement still sinking in, the footballing world has been rocked once more by news of further exoduses over the past few days – both on and off the pitch. Legendary German coach Jupp Heynckes has announced his intention to walk away from the game for good in the [...]

Banning Fans and Not Fines Will Help to Curb Racism in Italian Football

Banning Fans and Not Fines Will Help to Curb Racism in Italian Football

The quality of Serie A football has certainly been on the rise since the match-fixing scandal in 2006.  With many of the top teams getting punished with fines and relegation, a number of the top players opted to transfer to other leagues.  But now that the quality of play is back up to the standards [...]

Arturo Vidal is the Key to Juventus’ Success this Season

Arturo Vidal is the Key to Juventus’ Success this Season

Arturo Vidal, the 25 year-old Chilean, has been the most important player for Juventus this season, leading the side in goals and the assists. Vidal is considered by many the main man responsible for the club retaining the Scudetto this term. Vidal plays in the center of the pitch, a crucial area, which when dominated [...]