Padraig Whelan

Padraig Whelan

I have been a huge fan of Italian football since being bought Dejan Savicevic jersey on holiday as very young kid and been hooked ever since. My favourite players to have played in the Italian game are Francesco Totti (my absolute hero) and Filippo Inzaghi. I am currently studying for a degree in sports journalism.

Rodrigo Taddei - Roma
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Roma rejuvenated by Taddei’s renaissance

Standing in attendance among the Curva Sud at the Stadio Olimpico for their recent fixture against Atalanta, I could not help wonder if some Roma fans around me were perhaps hard of hearing as the teams were announced More...

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By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Primavera 2013/14: Week 24 Round-Up

It is Torino who remain, unsurprisingly and unassailably, out at the top of Group A after a 3-1 win away to Cesena thanks to a Matteo Colombi goal and a double from Emanuele Gyasi. Juventus were victorious by the More...

Lazio Primavera
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Primavera 2013/14: Lazio beat Fiorentina to claim Coppa Italia crown

Lazio were the victors of the 2013/14 Coppa Italia Primavera with a 4-2 victory over Fiorentina on Wednesday night to win it for only the second time in their history. It is the first success for Simone Inzaghi More...

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By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Primavera 2013/14: Week 23 Round-Up

A 0-0 draw for Torino at home to Genoa is of little bearing to the chasing teams behind them, with Juventus still stuck 12 points off the Granata in second. The Bianconeri were in devastating form on the road with More...

Benitez - Napoli
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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Benitez bemoans Napoli being unable to deliver big performance

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez was disappointed with his side in the wake of their 1-0 defeat to Parma, saying they could not keep their high level displays going. They travelled to the Ennio Tardini off the back of More...

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By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Primavera 2013/14: Week 22 Round-Up

Group A leaders Torino’s long undefeated run finally came to an end this week when they travelled to Bologna and were downed by a single strike from Riccardo Benatti. Juventus failed to take advantage by sharing More...

Andrea Mandorlini
By Padraig Whelan On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Hellas Verona boss Mandorlini names squad for Genoa game

Andrea Mandorlini has named a squad of 22 players for his side’s game against Genoa on Sunday afternoon at the Bentegodi. The only major absentees for the Mastini, who have struggled a little of late since More...

Rolando Maran - Catania
By Padraig Whelan On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Catania coach names 22-player squad for Udinese battle

Catania boss Rolando Maran has selected a squad of 22 players for his side’s massive game against Udinese on Monday. You feel that anything less than a win from the side rooted to the foot of the table with More...

Simone Vergassola - Gabriel Paletta - Siena vs Parma
By Padraig Whelan On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Donadoni delivers 23-man squad list for Parma trip to Lazio

Parma coach Roberto Donadoni has named a 23-man squad for his side’s away game at Lazio on Sunday in Serie A. They are looking to get back to winning ways after their 17-game unbeaten streak came to an end More...

Juventus v Bayern Munich - Quagliarella
By Padraig Whelan On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Conte selects 20-man squad for Juventus trip to Napoli

Antonio Conte will bring 20 players to Napoli as leaders Juventus look for another victory as they close in on the Scudetto. Carlos Tevez has been left out of the squad through suspension although surprisingly, More...

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