Mario Gomez: Will Transferring to Beşiktaş be a Good Decision?

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Mario Gomez, the half-German, half-Spanish ex-Bayern Munich attacker, has just penned a loan from purple jersey-wearing Serie A team, Fiorentina, to Turkish club, Beşiktaş. Given that I was devastated when Gomez – after being somewhat crushingly usurped under Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern – transferred to Fiorentina, I’m now puzzled about how a shift across countries might […] READ MORE


Red Bulls to Compete in Third Annual International Champions Cup

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The following press release comes from the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer Red Bulls to Compete in Third Annual International Champions Cup HARRISON, N.J. (April 15, 2015) – The New York Red Bulls are set to take part in the 2015 International Champions Cup North America, as announced today by Relevant Sports. […] READ MORE


Mario Gomez to Stay at Fiorentina

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Recent news mentions how ex-Bayern Munich forward, Mario Gomez, could end up remaining at Serie A club, Fiorentina, indefinitely. Ever since one of my all-time favourite players was gently nudged out of the Bundesliga action, I’ve kept an eye on his progress in the Scudetto, and failed to realise how much he might actually enjoy […] READ MORE


Serie A and Italian football need a Renaissance

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Much has been written and spoken about the decline of the English Premier League following the recent exits of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City from the UEFA Champions League. But this is nothing compared to the demise of the Italian league over recent years. Those old enough to remember the 1980s will recall the golden days […] READ MORE


Mohamed Salah: Hidden treasure at Stamford Bridge?

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Mohamed Salah has spent a year in the shadows at Chelsea. With his future at the Blues reportedly hanging in the balance, could the loan move to Fiorentina reveal his true talent? The diminutive winger, a 22-year-old Egyptian, has only made eighteen senior appearances for Chelsea. It is fair to say that he hasn’t impressed […] READ MORE


Football Hooliganism: The Italian Connection

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“You stand your ground and fight.” A famous line from Green Street, a 2005 independent drama film about football hooliganism. Directed by Lexi Alexander, the violent depiction stars Elijah Wood, a man not exactly associated with aggressive roles. Appropriately labelled the beautiful game, football possesses an ugly, extremely ominous side. A cancer of sorts, hooliganism […] READ MORE


Serie A Day 1 Recap

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Last week was Day 1 of Serie A 2014-2015. Finally scandals and gossips left room for football played on a pitch. The cards were on the table for a great opportunity of change after the World Cup fiasco, but if the call of Antonio Conte as national coach bursts optimism and interest, the one of […] READ MORE


Mattia Destro: Pushing for a Spot in Brazil

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Mattia Destro is finally developing into the clinical striker which he has always been hailed as having the potential to become. His performances in front of goal for AS Roma this season have brought the Ascoli Piceno native much acclaim from around the Serie A. The question is do they warrant a spot on Cesare […] READ MORE