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.

Fred Rutten Feyenoord
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, February 27th, 2015
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Rutten rages at referee after Roma defeat in ill-tempered affair

Feyenoord had two men sent off in a controversial Europa League clash against Roma, leading to coach Fred Rutten questioning the decisions of the referee. Mitchell te Vrede and Erwin Mulder (who was an unused substitute More...

Inter v Celtic Europa League
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Player Ratings: Inter 1-0 Celtic

Inter won through to the last 16 of the Europa League with a 1-0 win (4-3 aggregate) over a spirited Celtic outfit in Milan. The Beneamata were helped somewhat by Virgil van Dijk’s first half red card and More...

Mirko Valdifiori Empoli
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Valdifiori agent desperate for player to make AC Milan move

In the wake of speculation surrounding his client with a move to AC Milan, the agent of Mirko Valdifiori has insisted the Empoli man can make the step up. He conducted a lengthy interview with MilanNews.it in More...

AC Milan Logo
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Wanda looking to purchase stake in AC Milan

Chinese conglomerate the Dalian Wanda Group are looking to buy a stake in AC Milan according to reports in Asia. The Wanda Group, who also have a 20% stake in Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, is one of China’s More...

Parma logo
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Prosecutors to open criminal investigation against Parma

The Prosecutor’s Office is set to open a case against Parma for criminal offences committed that have left the club teetering on the brink. Balance sheets for the club will be analysed in order to try and More...

Reus
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Reus: Juventus tie is still very much open

Marco Reus insists that there is still a lot of work for Juventus to do if they are to send his Borussia Dortmund side out of the Champions League. The German international capitalised on a Giorgio Chiellini slip More...

Emiliano Viviano
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Viviano apologises for losing his cool with Genoa goalscorer

Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has admitted he was wrong to square up to Genoa’s Iago Falque in the aftermath of the attacker’s opening goal in the derby. The former Tottenham man popped up at More...

Bertolacci - Genoa
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Bertolacci: Genoa proved we are better than Sampdoria

Although his side failed to win the derby, Genoa midfielder Andrea Bertolacci believes his side are better than Sampdoria. The Grifone drew with their rivals, despite taking the lead, on Tuesday evening and were More...

Lorenzo Insigne - Napoli
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Crocked Napoli attacker on verge of return

The agent of injured Napoli ace Lorenzo Insigne has confirmed that the player is nearing full fitness and could feature as soon as next month. His return would certainly come ahead of schedule with it originally More...

Lucarelli - Parma
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Parma captain saddened by lack of support from fellow players

Parma’s Alessandro Lucarelli has admitted he has been disappointed with the level of support from other Serie A players during the club’s financial struggles. The club captain, 37, revealed he has received More...

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