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.

Alvaro Morata Real Madrid
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Juventus striker’s injury worse than initially feared

Juventus new boy Alvaro Morata has learned that his knee injury picked up in training will rule him out for longer than expected. The initial prognosis that came from the club afterwards estimated that they would More...

Paletta - Parma
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Fiorentina to offer Parma striker to get Paletta

Fiorentina are going to try and entice Parma into selling Gabriel Paletta by offering Ante Rebic as a sweetner to the deal. The Italian international has been the subject of much interest from a number of clubs More...

Massimiliano Allegri
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Massimiliano Allegri to Juventus is not as bad as it seems

It would not be unfair to say that Massimiliano Allegri’s arrival at Juventus has hardly been greeted with the greatest enthusiasm in Turin. Or any at all for that matter. The general feeling among Juventini More...

Massimiliano Allegri - AC Milan
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Allegri takes over at Juventus after Conte departure

It has been confirmed that Massimiliano Allegri will take over at Serie A champions Juventus after the exit of Antonio Conte this week. Despite speculation surrounding his future, it was expected that Conte would More...

Mario Gotze Germany
By Padraig Whelan On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Germany 1-0 Argentina AET: Golden Gotze puts his country top of the world

Germany were crowned World Cup winners in thrilling fashion in Rio de Janeiro thanks to a late goal in extra time over Argentina. They came into the game as favourites due to their 7-1 semi-final of drubbing and More...

Brazil v Germany - FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 - Semi Final
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Brazil and Germany break Twitter record

The World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany has broken the record for the most people discussing a sporting event on Twitter. The game itself was won by Germany by hammering their hosts 7-1 to reach the More...

Wesley Sneijder
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Sneijder: Argentina played for penalties

A disappointed Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder hit out at Argentina after their semi-final clash – saying the South Americans played for penalties throughout. In one of the poorest games of the tournament, More...

Ron Vlaar Netherlands
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Vlaar devastated after Netherlands World Cup loss

Despite a man of the match performance to his credit in the World Cup semi-final, Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar spoke of his World Cup heartbreak at losing out to Argentina. Having enjoyed an outstanding display More...

Miroslav Klose
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Watch all of Germany’s World Cup record setter Miroslav Klose’s goals

Miroslav Klose made history in the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Brazil by becoming the all-time World Cup scorer, overtaking Selecao legend Ronaldo. The Lazio striker made history with his 16th strike in the More...

Andrea Pirlo Italy
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Pirlo’s makes u-turn on Italy retirement

The Italy career of midfielder Andrea Pirlo may not be at an end after all, despite him claiming the World Cup finals would be his last tournament. After the Azzurri’s first round elimination, the Juventus More...

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