Category Archives: Serie A

Missing Serie A? Osvaldo, Jovetic, Lamela struggling to adapt to the Premier League

A little longer than a decade ago, a player thinking of swapping Serie A for the Premier League would have been treated more suspiciously than an NSA Christmas party in the middle of Berlin. Fast forward ten years, however, and … Read more…

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Arsenal must be wary of high-flying Napoli

Bizarrely, for a man who’s managed one of Arsenal’s arch-enemies in London, Rafael Benitez is likely to receive a better atmosphere at the Emirates tonight, than he did at Stamford Bridge for most of his spell in charge last season. … Read more…

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Not just City and United on this Super Sunday

Come 4pm on Sunday afternoon, the eyes of British football will be firmly focused on the Etihad Stadium, as Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes take charge of their first Manchester derby when City host United in the first all-Mancunian affair … Read more…

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Is it time for the transfer window to shut permanently?

Alan Pardew wants it shut before the start of the season. Michael Laudrup and Jose Mourinho consider it to be way too long. Some wanted it scrapped altogether. Fans and broadcasters alike love it. The question, though, remains. Is it … Read more…

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Is Southampton’s new arrival Pablo Osvaldo a Saint or a sinner?

In the space of two years Southampton have gone from slugging it out against the likes of Barnsley and Peterborough in the Championship, to sign an Italy international for a club record fee. If the signings of Victor Wanyama and … Read more…

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Man City, Chelsea or Real Madrid,who’s best for Edinson Cavani?

Since the departure of Diego Maradona in the early nineties, few football-mad cities have been desperate as for a hero as Naples. When Napoli’s president Aurelio de Laurentis completed the signing of Edinson Cavani three seasons ago, few could have … Read more…

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