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Serie A preview – New league, new Cesena

Once you’re promoted from the Serie B, the main thought is survival. Bari did it last season with fantastic attacking football, Parma also did it by blocking teams and hitting them on the counter, and now, Cesena has to find a way to stay in the Serie A. The club […]

8 of Serie A’s best prospects

Seeing a young Roberto Baggio, Ronaldinho, or Fabregas is always exciting, but noticing young players which in 5 years can become one of the world’s best is rare. With Serie A’s relative downfall compared to other European leagues, it’s time to find some new stars, starting from these eight prospects: 1. Phillippe Coutinho (Inter […]

The Positives of the Buffon Injury

By now you have undoubtedly heard about the injury to Gigi Buffon and his questionable status for the remainder of the World Cup.  Reading between the lines of the statements coming out of the Italian camp it looks like possibly the best keeper in the world could actually miss the […]

Alessandro Costacurta Makes The Transition To Manager

AC Milan superstar Alessandro Costacurta has taken the first step in his managerial career, taking over Serie B side Mantova. Mantova currently sit 13th on 13 points and after recently receiving his coaching badges, the 42 year old Costacurta will be tapping into those many years of experience for the Azzurri and AC Milan   winning […]

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Pre-Season Preview: Bayer Leverkusen

Leverkusen manager Jupp Heynckes has quite the task ahead of him if he has any chance of finishing 4th this season in the Bundesliga. Heynckes, who is known as ‘Osram’ by some in Germany, for the way his face goes red while under stress on the sidelines, will be looking […]

Gary Megson Is Unloved and Unwanted

Well you’ve got to hand it to him, Gary Megson must have the thickest skin in professional football. I’ve seen him barracked by his own fans at 4 different clubs over the years and that’s some going, even in the fickle world of the football supporter. At a Nottingham Forest […]

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Why I’ll be watching CONCACAF Cup on FOX Sports, not Univision; By Oliver Tse

Ever since I started watching soccer on English-language U.S. television regularly in August 1994 (as a replacement for Major League Baseball, which had a player strike and had to cancel the World Series that year), I have always believed that the development of home-grown North American sportscasters is one small […]