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.

Mario Gomez Fiorentina
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Gomez: Fiorentina’s progress is for the fans

Mario Gomez dedicated Fiorentina’s semi-final placing in the Europa League to the club’s supporters after they overcame Dynamo Kiev 3-1 on aggregate. It has been a difficult week for the Viola who were More...

Vincenzo Montella Fiorentina
By Padraig Whelan On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Montella: Fiorentina have learned from Juventus mistakes

Vincenzo Montella believes his Fiorentina team have come on leaps and bounds from the one which surrendered a similar Europa League position against Juventus last year. Then, as now, the Viola picked up a good away More...

Claudio Marchisio Juventus
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Key Juventus midfielder out of derby against Torino

Juventus’ derby preparations have been tempered with the news that Claudio Marchisio will miss the game against Torino through suspension. The 29-year-old has been an influential figure in the Derby della More...

Parma logo
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Cash strapped Parma put up for auction

Serie A strugglers Parma have been put up for sale with bidders set to compete at an auction to take control of the club next month. The news was confirmed by the club on Tuesday on their official website when they More...

Andrea Ranocchia Inter
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Inter captain welcomes Dybala signing

Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia has admitted he would love to see the club do their best to bring Palermo starlet Paulo Dybala to the club this summer. Although Maurizio Zamparini has revealed that Juventus are More...

Arturo Vidal Juventus
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Juventus match-winner Vidal: I needed that goal for my confidence

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal confessed that he was desperate to take and score his side’s penalty against Monaco to boost his low confidence. The Chilean has been frustrated personally with his recent More...

Juventus v Monaco
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Juventus set new stadium box office record in Monaco tie

Juventus have set a new record for matchday earnings at the box office from their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco. This is the second time that the Bianconeri have reached this stage of the competition More...

andrea monaco raggi
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Monaco defender furious with penalty decision in Juventus loss

Monaco’s Italian defender Andrea Raggi raged that the referee made the wrong decision in awarding Juventus a match-winning penalty in their Champions League quarter-final clash. The Bianconeri went on to win More...

Kamil Glik Torino
By Padraig Whelan On Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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Glik Glik Boom: Torino’s Kamil the best animal in Serie A

Move over Zbigniew Boniek, there is a new Polish sheriff in town and that man’s name is Kamil Glik, captain, defender and goal-getter at Torino. During Boniek’s Serie A heyday in the 1980s, the most More...

Gobbi - Parma
By Padraig Whelan On Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Gobbi: Only football could bring a story like Parma’s win over Juventus

An emotional Massimo Gobbi spoke with great pride about his side’s achievement after they handed champions Juventus only their second loss of the season. In the absence of Alessandro Lucarelli, he captained More...



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