Nicholas Carroll

Follow me on Twitter: @niczcarroll A sports media and marketing professional with a love for football and the Serie A in particular. Italian heritage, Australian made, now living in London. Twitter: @niccarrollFC

By Nicholas Carroll On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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UEFA Champions League preview – Porto vs Juventus

Ahead of the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie, Porto and Juventus are in strong domestic form and have both registered wins in their last six respective matches. The Bianconeri will start More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Happy 50th Birthday Roberto Baggio: A tribute to Italy’s greatest footballer

Almost thirteen years on from his retirement, one of Italy’s greatest ever footballers Roberto Baggio has turned 50 years old. Considered a club legend at Fiorentina, Juventus, Brescia, among others, il Divin More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Real Madrid v Napoli Post-match reaction: Aurelio De Laurentiis takes aim at Maurizio Sarri

Despite going 1-0 ahead in just the eighth minute of play, Napoli finished Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League encounter with a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, leaving club president Aurelio De Laurentiis More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Real Madrid vs Napoli preview – Could the Italians provide a major UEFA Champions League upset?

Napoli are on route to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu ahead of their round of 16 UEFA Champions League clash with the current European and World Champions, Real Madrid. Los Blancos recently had their 40-match unbeaten More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Fiorentina’s Misfortunes – What’s gone wrong?

Fiorentina’s embarrassing 4-0 loss to Roma midweek exposed a plethora of concerns within Paulo Sousa’s team. The Portuguese coach’s experiment of utilising Carlos Sanchez as a defender hit a More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Andrea Ranocchia’s Unbelievable Start at Hull City!

Since signing a loan deal with Hull City on Tuesday, Inter’s Andrea Ranocchia has started his Premier League adventure in a manner that  few calcio fans could have possibly imagined. On Wednesday night, More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Juventus vs Inter: Derby d’Italia Preview

After Frank De Boer’s men stunned Juventus in October, Massimiliano Allegri will look to make amends against an Inter outfit now led by Stefano Pioli. With Champions League qualification once again on the More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Could Andrea Ranocchia actually cut it in the Premier League?

Inter have managed to temporarily rid Andrea Ranocchia from their wage bill, having negotiated a six-month loan deal with Premier League outfit Hull City. The Italian centre-back has already made his debut, playing More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Everything you need to know about Serie A’s winter transfers

Serie A’s winter transfer period is over following a number of interesting deals made throughout the month of January. From the €28 million transfer of an expected Azzurri star for the future, to a number More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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Can Napoli’s attacking brilliance push for the Serie A title?

Despite struggling with form and injuries in the first half of the season, Napoli have still managed to lead the goal tally in Serie A. Maurizio Sarri’s men are able to, arguably, produce the most beautiful More...