SHOW TIME IN GENOA
SHOW TIME IN GENOA

The Derby della Lanterna begun with Genoa and Sampdoria renewing old aquaintances. A goalless first half built a powder keg of emotion between the ancient rivals. Second half action saw Sampdoria the hungrier side continually pressing forward, creating a majority of chances. Play began to open up once Genoa was […]

Juventus vs. Roma Part II
Juventus vs. Roma Part II

The Giallorossi and the Bianconeri once again face off renewing a rivalry which is one of the most lasting and bitter in the world of Italian football. Roma fans certainly think of Juventus as their sworn enemy making Juve good company with cross town boys Lazio. The first meeting of […]

Guess who is the next Republic of Ireland manager?
Guess who is the next Republic of Ireland manager?

Name the gaucho in the picture and you would be right. According to press reports Giovanni Trapattoni has accepted the Republic of Ireland job. Trap’s contract with Red Bull Salzburg expires end of season, the 68-year-old met with the Irish Football Association’s selection committee last night to finalize taking over […]

De Melo transfer saga ends
De Melo transfer saga ends

Tulio De Melo will don the pink jersey of Palermo come next season, after pre-signing with both Parma and Palermo of Serie A. January transfer reports had indicated the 23-year-old Brazilian, currently with French side LeMans, was on his way to Parma instead. Parma had claimed first club status in […]

New boy Paloschi scores first minute on for Milan
New boy Paloschi scores first minute on for Milan

The new boy Alberto Paloschi scores the winner for Milan in the 63rd minute seconds after coming unto the pitch at the San Siro. Paloschi was brought on for a tired Serginho who was returning to the starting lineup from injury, and was making only his seventh appearance this season […]

Bikey red carded
Bikey red carded

Thought I’d switch gears to report news outside Italy today and what could be bigger than the two semi-finals of the ANC yesterday. Ghana v. Cameroon Andre Bikey will miss the African Nations Cup final. The Lion’s player was sent off for pushing to ground a medical assistant in the […]

Headlines on win over Portugal misleading!
Headlines on win over Portugal misleading!

Italy triumphed over Portugal yesterday 3-1 but the scoreline doesn’t do Portugal justice. Azzurri pummel Portugal? Not a chance. Portugal was more dominant the first half but came away with nothing to show for their early performance. In fact the Iberians went down a goal prior to half time. A […]

Milan wins and Milan loses
Milan wins and Milan loses

by Kevin Walker Matchday 21 between Fiorentina and Milan was climactic to say the least. At the end of the first half the scoreline was still goalless and after much of the second, it looked destined to be the same. In the 77th minute new arrival Alexandre Pato changed everything […]

Newcomers Almeria shock Real
Newcomers Almeria shock Real

La Liga newcomers Almeria, founded as recent as 1989, celebrate what could be their biggest result on Saturday with a 2-0 win over visitors Real Madrid. Bernd Schuster (Real Madrid manager) warned his squad to not be complacent with the current lead atop the La Liga table, after the match […]

Bianchi returns to Italian football
Bianchi returns to Italian football

By Kevin Walker Rolando Bianchi arrived at club Lazio from English Premiership side Manchester City last Wednesday. The 24 year old failed to hold down a regular starting berth with his previous club and no doubt is looking for more of a starting role in an attempt to eventually sport […]