Looking for those last minute gifts for that Calcio loving family member?   Why not send a subscription to Soccer Italia magazine or visit the local bookstore and purchase such titles as,

Mad For It by Andy Mitten

Mad For It covers the world’s biggest, oldest and most famous football derbies and Serie A Talk will have a book review early next year covering the most notable chapters and stories documented by FourFourTwo magazine writer Andy Mitten. Order It Today.

Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson,

EPLtalkInverting The Pyramid: The History Of Football Tactics. The first-ever comprehensive history of football tactics has already been critically acclaimed after being named to the short list for Sports Book Of The Year Award in England. Written by Guardian journalist Jonathan Wilson, the book is a must-read for fans interested in tactics.  Order It Today.

If you think your fan prefers something more visual, take a peek at Soccer Italia magazine.


 The folks at Soccer Italia magazine were kind enough to send out several samples, including one of their Soccer 360 publication which is primarily an examination of game and players across all leagues. 

In their bread and butter publication, Soccer Italia magazine, the coverage of Serie A is quite good containing team pullouts, high quality images and articles not only covering the current scudetto race but special features on historic events and past superstars as well. 


 The magazine also keeps a close eye on the Azzurri (The Italian National squad) and this season’s Race To The Finish issue featured, “Filling the void” an article which discusses the difficulties Italy is facing in finding an adequate backup and potential replacement between the sticks for elder statesman Gigi Buffon. 

I eagerly await the discussion, “Filling the void”, of the back-four in an issue not yet written. Clearly old-time security of Baresi, Costacurta, Maldini, Nesta and very soon Cannavaro is of major concern for Azzurri tifosi so come on Soccer Italia impress us even further with your relevant coverage of this great game.

From all of us at Serie A Talk a Very Merry Christmas or enjoyable feast day that you’ll be celebrating.

(thanks goes out to Mario at Soccer Italia for his help)