Padraig Whelan

Padraig Whelan

Deputy Editor of Forza Italian Football. Sports journalist with the Dundalk Democrat newspaper, based in Ireland and cover football in a number of places such as The Sun, The Mirror, The Star, The Times and more. You can get in touch with me on Twitter: @PWhelan88.

Francesco and Cristian Totti
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Totti’s son follows father’s footsteps at Roma

The Totti connection with Roma looks set to last for some time yet after captain Francesco’s son Cristian made his debut with the club. He made his debut with the club’s underage side for nine-year-olds More...

san siro
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Serie A trailing far behind the rest in attendance figures

Serie A has the lowest attendance figures of the six major European leagues, following a study on the opening weekend of the season. The leagues involved in the study were Serie A, the English Premier League, Spain’s More...

Juventus - Supercoppa
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Juventus and Napoli set for Qatar Suppercoppa Italiana clash

Juventus and Napoli will meet in the 2014 edition of the Supercoppa Italiana in Qatar in December of this year, according to reports in Italy. There had been reports earlier this week that this was set to happen More...

Vidal - Juventus
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Juventus worried by Vidal injury blow

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal looks set for a period on the sidelines after he picked up a thigh problem while on international duty with Chile. He had recovered from injury worries to take the field for La Roja, More...

Totti - Roma
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Garcia to prioritise Champions League over Serie A in use of Roma captain

Rudi Garcia is set to use Francesco Totti as his side’s main attacking weapon in the Champions League this season at the expense of using him in the league. Totti, who turns 38 before the end of the month, More...

Quagliarella - Torino
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Torino striker Quagliarella receives Italy call up

Antonio Conte has added a surprise inclusion to his Italy attack after calling up Torino forward Fabio Quagliarella. The former Juventus boss takes charge of the Azzzurri for the first time when they take on the More...

Zamparini - Palermo
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Palermo miss deadline for Silva signing – by 33 seconds!

Palermo have been told their attempts to sign Bari striker Joao Silva are null and void – after filing the paperwork less than a minute too late. The deadline for Italian clubs to complete transfers was 23:00 More...

Micah Richards
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Manchester City defender completes Fiorentina move

Fiorentina have put the final touches to a deal to bring Manchester City’s Micah Richards to the Artemio Franchi. The Englishman arrived in Tuscany on Monday morning and has concluded his medical shortly before More...

Cristante - AC Milan
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Galliani: Cristante requested AC Milan exit

After his move to Benfica, AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has said that midfielder Bryan Cristante asked the club to sell him. The midfielder sealed a deadline day switch to the Portuguese club for a fee More...

Luca Siligardi Livorno
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Livorno striker will not make move to Hellas Verona

Talks have broken down between Livorno and Hellas Verona over the transfer of versatile Luca Siligardi. Following the Amaranto’s relegation to Serie B last season, it was expected that many of their top assets More...

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