‘Serie A’ Category
May 23, 2013 by Sean Charles
Here is a rundown of the rumoured biggest transfers of the upcoming transfer window:
Radamel Falcao to Monaco
Monaco, managed currently by Claudio Ranieri, made headlines last summer with the signing of highly rated River Plate youngster Lucas Ocampos for €16 million. The Russian billionaire in charge of AS Monaco, Dmitry Rybolovlev, is determined to once again help the club scale the heights of French football and he sees the signing Falcao as a major stepping stone in this development that will serve to attract other stars to the club. It is said if the move happens Falcao will double his wage and there may even be a clause inserted into the contract which could allow him to leave the club after a season as Monaco are currently in a dispute with the rest of French football concerning their laxed tax laws – something the other clubs feel gives them an unfair advantage. The speculated price of the transfer is rumoured to be around €60m.
Category Bundesliga, General, La Liga, Other Leagues, Premier League, Serie A, Transfer Special | Tags: Hernanes, Marouane Fellaini, neymar, Radamel Falcao, Robert Lewandowski, Samir Handanovic, Sean Charles, Wayne Rooney
May 2, 2013 by Sean Charles
March 21, 2013 by Jack Moorcroft
Paul Pogba transferred to Manchester United in the summer of 2009, but the young Frenchman quickly became forgotten about at the club. In the summer of 2012 when his contract was coming to an end he decided it was the right decision for him to move to the Italian giants Juventus after racking up only 7 senior appearances for the Premier League club. But was this the right decision for his career?
March 4, 2013 by Sean Charles
With a goal and two assists against Genoa on Sunday night, Francesco Totti became the joint second top goalscorer in the history of Serie A – sitting in second place with Swedish legend Gunnar Nordahl on 225 goals. The Roma captain is the only player of the modern era to be among the top five of this elite group. In first place lies Silvio Piola with what looks like an unmatchable 274 goals.
September 9, 2012 by Sean Charles
On Sunday night we witnessed the awakening of something spectacular. Roma travelled to the San Siro to face Inter Milan. And, in one of the most electrifying performances you will see all season, Roma routed Inter Milan in a 1-3 away victory. The performance was characteristic of all that is loved about Zdenek Zeman – pace, incision and directness.
August 27, 2012 by Mehul Kesavakumar
The Italian football season began with the Super Cup between defending league champions Juventus and Cup winners Napoli. The game was played at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing and featured the use of extra officials.
Juventus took home the trophy with a 4-2 win after extra time. The game had finished 2-2 after 90 minutes with Pandev and Zuniga getting sent off for Napoli (the former getting a straight red) in the final 10 minutes while Dossena was also given a ban after making a “threatening expression” to the assistant after the game finished.