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.

De Rossi - Roma
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Roma vice-captain: Champions League qualification down to everyone at club

Roma midfield dynamo Daniele De Rossi says that the club’s success in securing a Champions League berth next year is testament to the collective efforts of many people within the capital outfit. A 1-0 win More...

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By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Atalanta hothead Livaja shockingly attacks own fans

Troublesome Atalanta forward Marko Livaja has hit out at his own club’s fans on Facebook by calling them ‘Italian bastards’ in a series of worrying messages. The striker had taken some heavy criticism More...

Totti - Roma
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Totti: Great Roma pride in Champions League qualification

Roma captain Francesco Totti says his side are very proud and pleased to have secured their place in the Champions League group stages for next season. He played an important part in his side’s 1-0 victory More...

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By Padraig Whelan On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Torino Club Focus: Immobile on the plane? He should be pilot!

The will he or won’t he talk surrounding Torino striker Ciro Immobile’s chances of making the Italy squad for this summer’s World Cup must stop. There should be no cause for argument any more following More...

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...

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