Serie A

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Euro 2012: Italy's Prandelli takes over as the Tinkerman

Theres an awful lot of things that make international football tournaments such compulsive viewing - far too many to list here. But for the committed football fan (aka tactics nerd) theres nothing to match the compulsive tinkering by coaches. Claudio Ranieri hasnt coached at international level, wh...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Manchester City: Tevez, Telephones and Tedium

Im not sure whats been worse over the last week or so, the phone hacking scandal or the Tevez transfer saga?Maybe if the News Of The World was still in existence it could report, with its tele-pathic powers, where Tevez will be moving to? If I were a Manchester City fan I would just like to see th...

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Monday, 11 July 2011

Would you like to write for Squarefootball?

Do you live, breathe and sleep football? Do you have a passion for writing and want your views to be read by a potential audience of millions? Then we at Squarefootball Towers would love to hear from you. Whether you follow Aberdeen or Accrington Stanley, West Ham United or Wolfsburg, we can offer ...

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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Beckham bows, Bale wows

OK, so the nation’s red-top readers might not be unified in touching an x-ray of his broken Achilles tendon this summer, but David Beckham’s injury and subsequent absence from this year’s World Cup rightfully dominated Mondays papers. Sure, his prospective absence isn’t anywhere near as pressing...

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The morning after 'Pool

The morning after. Usually for me the worst come down after a night like that. Being a Liverpool fan Ive not had THAT many disastrous nights, so have to take it on the chin and let the other minnows have their day-like every dog. So all the good deeds that I carried out before the match went to wast...

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Monday, 13 July 2009

Villain's Role For Zenga

As press conferences go, Walter Zengas first as Palermo manager was surely entertaining, in a ha-ha funny sort of way: if his initial I have a squad brimming with important players and Im aiming for the league title made you smile then his follow-up Im convinced that between myself and Maurizio Zamp...

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Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Forget Ibrahimovic, Julio Cesar is Inter’s Real Hero

The headlines were, inevitably, all about Zlatan Ibrahimovic. His two goals, scored after coming on as a substitute having spent the past two months recovering from an injury, were the ones that gave Inter the league title. They also made him the obvious centre of attention of a side that had limped...

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Monday, 12 May 2008

Inter Milan Feel The Pressure in Serie A Title Race

There was a time in this campaign when Inter Milan were progressing serenely to a third scudetto in a row and a possible tilt at the Champions League crown in Moscow. It all looks a bit different now. Liverpool put paid to any European ambitions and since their exit at the hands of the Reds, Inter ...

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Monday, 10 December 2007

5112 Inzaghi's Last Laugh

by : Paul Grech ‘He was born offside’. Alex Ferguson’s description of Filippo Inzaghi always makes me chuckle for the simple reason that it is so fitting of the player. Neither extraordinarily fast nor particularly skilful, Inzaghi has made a career out of his ability to hang about in the penalt...

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Thursday, 08 November 2007

5016 Football Obituary: Nils Liedho

by : Paul Grech “We must win our home games, a point at worst, anything else and it's gone for us. We have to have something to play for in the Copenhagen match as I don't see us taking anything back from Madrid apart from a hangover!” Aberdeen may be lacking European experience but there are en...

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Monday, 30 July 2007

4686: Italy: Grosseto’s Triple Jump

by : Paul Grech What next for the Serie B now that the big boys of Juventus, Napoli and Genoa are gone? After last season’s notoriety, the spotlight has been switched off and last season’s record breaking crowds will soon be a fading memory. But it is not all bad: there will at least be a more ba...

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Saturday, 09 June 2007

4576: Serie B: Excitement at Last (D

by : Paul Grech 1. (1) Liverpool 3,241 (page impressions) Liverpool usually top the Zeitgeist and April saw strong progress in the Champions' League to buoy their position. But the lead between the top two was very small by the end of the season. Liverpool 2. (4) Manchester United 3,047 A steep ...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2006

3713: Serie A Diary: Toro In Trouble

by : Paul Grech It couldn’t possibly last. Throughout its history, fate has always reserved cruel twists for Torino starting from the Superga tragedy that wiped away its legendary team and going on all the way till their forced relegation back into the Serie B two summers ago following to financ...

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Thursday, 15 September 2005

2303: Serie A’s Young Hopes: Five To

by : Paul Grech Following a summer of turmoil, the Serie A finally got underway. Everyone knows that the likes of Patrick Vieira, Kaka and Adriano will be the main attractions yet which young players will emerge over the next months to make a name for themselves? Paul Grech takes a look at five ...

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Friday, 25 March 2005

1827: Serie A: Palermo – the rising

by : David Hulott Back in the top-flight after an absence of 31-years, Palermo have wasted little time in adjusting to their new surroundings. With nine league games remaining, the Sicilians have not only established themselves back in Serie A, but are mounting a concerted bid for European footbal...

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Sunday, 28 November 2004

1325: Serie A: Lecce - Going for the

by : Wayne Wong One of the firmest stereotypes in football history- Italians being rigid, defensive-minded bores, too fixated with their catenaccio to care about offence- has been disintegrating for the past two seasons in particular. From Milan under Carlo Ancelotti playing their truckload of atta...

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Sunday, 24 October 2004

1171: Serie A: The return to the top

by : Paul Harper Italy’s most successful club team have recovered from a bad season last year to regain their supremacy in Serie A. Juventus won a record 27th scudetto in 2003 but followed it up last season with a disappointing 3rd place in the league and an early exit from the Champions League. M...

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