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.

Valter Birsa Chievo
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Chievo v Sassuolo – Preview: Maran still searching for first victory

Chievo host Sassuolo at the Stadio Bentegodi on Sunday afternoon looking for three points that will move them up from their lowly 19th spot in the table. The Gialloblu parted company with coach Eugenio Corini last More...

Massimiliano Allegri
By Padraig Whelan On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Juventus coach plays down crisis talk

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that any talk of a crisis at his club has been over exaggerated ahead of their game against Empoli this weekend. Their form on the road has been patchy of late with More...

Francesco Totti - Roma
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Totti: Cesena victory a massive one for Roma

Roma captain Francesco Totti hailed his side’s 2-0 win over Cesena as one of massive importance given the repercussions that dropped points could have had. The Giallorossi hero was speaking to the media after More...

Fernandes - Udinese
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Udinese midfielder rues ‘killer’ Fiorentina goal

Fernandes – Udinese Udinese’s Bruno Fernandes said Khouma Babacar’s second goal for Fiorentina against his side killed off any hopes they had of getting a result at the Artemio Franchi. The Zebrette More...

Daniele Conti - Cagliari
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Conti: Zeman philosophy now starting to take shape at Cagliari

Cagliari midfielder Daniele Conti admitted that after a tough start, his side are starting to get to grips with what attack-minded coach Zdenek Zeman expects of them. He spoke very briefly in the mixed zone after More...

Bonucci - Juventus
By Padraig Whelan On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Bonucci: Juventus should not lose games like this

A disgusted Leonardo Bonucci admitted it was not good enough for Juventus to throw away points in the manner that they did against Genoa on Wednesday night. The Bianconeri looked to be heading for a draw that would More...

ferrero sampdoria
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Sampdoria president apologies to Inter – and insults Juventus in the process

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero just cannot seem to say the right thing at the moment, even managing to offend Juventus with his apology to Inter. The exciteable Blucerchiati president was apologising for a More...

Mihajlovic - Sampdoria
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Mihajlovic eager for Sampdoria stars to stay grounded

Curbing the enthusiasm a little is something Sinisa Mihajlovic is looking to do at Sampdoria but not at the expense of a win over Inter on Wednesday night. The Blucerchiati travel to San Siro in the knowledge that More...

Rudi Garcia Roma
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Roma boss dismisses claims that squad are tired

Rudi Garcia’s Roma welcome Cesena to the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night and he has dispelled thoughts that his side are not in peak physical condition. After a promising start to Champions League life More...

Benitez - Napoli
By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Napoli boss out to end Atalanta hoodoo

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez knows just how difficult a test Atalanta will pose for his side and wants to put the idea that they are a ‘bogey’ team for his side firmly behind them on Wednesday night. The More...

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