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Author Archives: Joe Mangiacasale

Sinisa Mihajlovic is the right man for AC Milan manager’s job

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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Sinisa Mihajlovic is set to become the fourth AC man to take the helm of AC Milan in the past sixteen months. Since the sacking of Massimiliano Allegri, a coach who brought the club their eighteenth scudetto and achieved the double … Continue reading

Champions League Final Preview: Underestimate Juventus at your peril

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final will undoubtedly use up a lot of the same old soccer clichés. It will likely be billed as “The battle between two polar opposites,” comparing the free scoring and adventurous Barcelona against the stubborn but defensive Juventus. … Continue reading

The Edgar Davids and Cosmin Contra spat is one soccer’s great rivalries

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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Philippe Mexes is known as much for his short temper than for any defensive prowess he may have. The hot tempered Frenchman was recently sent off for the 16th time in his career, meaning that he has amassed a whopping 47 … Continue reading

Why Not Take Luca Toni To The World Cup in Brazil?

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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In Italy, there is a saying that there are as many Italian national team managers as there are people. Everyone wants to have their say on who should be wearing Azzurri at a major competition.  Every two years everyone becomes … Continue reading

Cristian Chivu Retires From Soccer At 33 After Injury Problems

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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At the age of 33, Cristian Chivu announced earlier this week that he is retiring from the game. The Romanian international, who earned 63 caps for his country, played in Euro 2000 and Euro 2008, but he is perhaps best … Continue reading

Clarence Seedorf Risks Being Sacked If Milan Loses to Fiorentina

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
Clarence Seedorf AC Milan

If the rumors circulating in the blood-thirsty Italian press are to be believed, Clarence Seedorf is in a fight for his future in his already short tenure at the helm of the Rossoneri. Reports in the La Gazzetta dello Sport … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey’s Return to Fulham is a Welcome One

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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They say never go back, but American Clint Dempsey has just done that. The move comes at a time when both Dempsey and Fulham could use a much needed reunion. The Cottagers are currently languishing in 19th place in the … Continue reading

Searching For Stevan Jovetić, the £22million Striker Who Went ‘Missing’ at Manchester City

Posted on by Joe Mangiacasale
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He was one of the most talented footballers Serie A had seen for years. One could have easily mistaken him for a young pony-tailed playmaker who made his name in the same purple shirt of Fiorentina back in the late … Continue reading