Is Massimiliano Allegri the right man for Milan?

November 13, 2013 in Serie A by Ballsy Banter

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In the current events of the notorious Italian league, there are some interesting points taking place that are sure to catch your attention. Roma are leading the pack with an unbeaten run and Verona are placed in sixth, only two points behind a Europa League spot. But that’s not all. Halfway down the table, slumped in 10th position are AC Milan. It may only be just 12 games played so far, but the fact is that AC Milan are 10th and I’d be a little worried if I donned the famous black and red jersey.

 

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Carlos Tevez and the Old Lady: A Match Made In Heaven?

June 27, 2013 in Premier League, Serie A, Transfers by Joseph Kingsley-Nyinah

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Carlos Tevez is many things to many people at many different times.

Hero. Pariah. Mercenary. Victim. Captain. Ex-husband. Partner. Father. Criminal. Singer. Golfer. Linguist. And, on the odd occasion, footballer.

To me, he’ll always be the face of some of the finest corporate trolling ever seen.WELCOME

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Five Players That Could Leave Serie A

January 14, 2013 in Serie A, Transfers by Ballsy Banter

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For football fans of a certain age, Channel 4’s Football Italia was essential viewing during the 90s. Presented by journalist James Richardson and famous for a commentator’s shout of ‘Golaço!’ at the start and end of each programme, Football Italia showed lived action from Serie A, which was easily the hottest, most stylish, fashionable league at the turn of the century. Home to some of the best players in the world, the vast majority of the Italian national side players also opted to ply their trade in the country of their birth. The likes of the evergreen Paolo Maldini, Roberto Baggio and Alessandro Del Piero lit up Serie A for many years, whilst stars from abroad including Juan Sebastian Veron, Zinedine Zidane and Pavel Nedved wowed crowds week after week.

Zinedine-Zidane-Juventus

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The Rises and Falls of Wesley Sneijder

January 11, 2013 in Serie A, Transfers by Aman Pathiara

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At the time of writing, Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is contemplating a move to Galatasaray. It’s a move that, if we’re being honest, no-one really envisaged for Sneijder, even if he has been reduced to a meagre five starts this year for Internazionale. It’s quite alarming how quickly someone’s stock can drop in football; a year and a half ago, Manchester United seemed desperate to sign Sneijder, then rated at £30m, and with wage demands of approximately £200k a week. Today, Inter have accepted a reported £8m bid for their number 10, and the terms that have been offered to him would see him receive a basic £65k a week wage, considerably less than his demands to United. Even more indicative of Sneijder’s ‘fall’ is the fact that he is reportedly stalling on talks with Galatasaray in the hope that a Premier League club will swoop in and steal him, and as of yet, none have. Even Manchester United, the team so keen to sign the Dutchman prior, and consistently on the receiving end of accusations of a lacking midfield, appear to show no interest. So what’s happened?

Sneijder Holland

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Serie A round-up: Juve threaten to run away as Milan falter

November 22, 2012 in Serie A by Ballsy Banter

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It may not be as popular as it used to be, but Serie A has kept fans on the edge of their seat this season. As the race to catch table-topping Juventus hots up, the main talking point in Italy is that of AC Milan’s poor start. Many pundits and players claim that the Rossoneri will get back on track, but supporters don’t seem so convinced.

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