Author Archives: Simon Tovey

About Simon Tovey

A Bristol City fan living in exile in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, lover of football since my very first sticker album. A huge passion for English football and reading about classic days gone by. Follow me on Twitter @citymad84.

Preview for 2013/14 Serie A Season: Team By Team Guide of Italy’s Top League

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The new season of Serie A soccer kicks off tomorrow with Verona against AC Milan as the first match. This season promises to be one of the most interesting yet, certainly for a long time, as sides bolstered with intriguing … Continue reading

Southampton FC Continue to Build On Their Remarkable Rise

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It’s very likely that Southampton supporters are walking around this week with broad grins on their faces after an extremely promising weekend with the record signing of £15million striker Pablo Osvaldo following hot on the heels of an opening day … Continue reading

Why Serie A Is Back Among The Best European Leagues

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There can’t be many British die-hard fans who don’t fondly recall the halcyon days of 90′s Italian football. Gazzetta Football Italia, hosted by the always affable James Richardson and legendary Kenneth Wolstenholme, would dominate early Saturdays and drowsy Sundays as Serie A, with its brand … Continue reading

Can Paolo Di Canio Make Sunderland Dark Horses for Europa League Qualification?

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There is little doubt that since Paolo Di Canio took over the helm at Sunderland in March, an optimistic wind has blown in over the Wearside club; and not the usual cautious optimism so often used to describe most managerial changes … Continue reading

With Benteke Leaving Aston Villa, It’s Time For Lambert to Make Up With Darren Bent

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With Aston Villa potentially possessing an array of solid options up-front for the forthcoming season in the shape of a possible big money replacement for last season’s top-scorer Christian Benteke (if and when he leaves the club) and the emerging … Continue reading