Defensive issues risk costing Roma European football

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Luciano Spalletti will need to take immediate corrective action to sort out his defence with the Giallorossi, or risk another year without Champions League football The Giallorossi’s start to the season has been far from stellar. Ten points from six games is a disappointing return for a side who aspire to be challenging for Serie A’s crown More...

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By Vito Doria On Friday, September 30th, 2016

Frustrating Kondogbia walking on thin ice under De Boer at Inter

An early substitution in the Biscione’s latest Serie A clash has left the former Monaco midfielder’s place in the starting XI in doubt and questions must be raised as to whether he can adapt to Frank More...

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By Marco Jackson On Friday, September 30th, 2016

The blues, the reds and the Blackshirts: Italian football’s great theft

Genoa and Bologna will meet this weekend in a grudge match that goes back some 91 years to a clash that may well have been the most fractious meeting of any Italian championship Although Genoa and Bologna may seem More...

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By Kevin Pogorzelski On Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Shevchenko: The AC Milan legend at 40

As AC Milan continue attempts to haul themselves back to their glory days, one of the greatest players in the club’s history, Andriy Shevchenko, turns 40 today. Unlike the Rossoneri, though, the Ukrainian More...

By Suhayl Al-Sammari On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Inter’s post-Juventus bubble bursts as weak links exploited

Coming down from their highs of a Derby d’Italia defeat of Juventus, Inter have seen some of their flaws exposed in the week since and look far from potential Scudetto challengers. As the final whistle blew More...

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By Conor Clancy On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Podcast: There’s only one Van Gogh, and nobody like Totti

For a second consecutive week, our Editor-in-Chief Conor Clancy assumed responsibility as host in the latest Forza Italian Football Podcast. Joined by Luca Gunby and Nicholas Carroll, the guys discussed all things More...

By Conor Clancy On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Francesco Totti: 40 years of the Eternal City’s perpetually reigning King

Roma’s Francesco Totti celebrates his 4oth birthday on September 27. Now in his 25th season, the forward has built an unassailable legacy at the Stadio Olimpico. Modern football and its many mercenaries is More...

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By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Monday, September 26th, 2016

Problems at AC Milan that still need resolving

Despite minor improvements that may have resulted in fresh optimism, the fact remains AC Milan matches are hard to watch at present. Ignoring all the drama that has existed away from the pitch, the need for positive More...

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By Oscar La-Gambina On Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Serie A 2016-17: Five Things To Look Out For In Round Six

Last weekend’s results compared with the midweek action in Serie A could not draw two more separate conclusions regarding the top of the table. Five days ago, Napoli were in a solid position at the top of More...

By Marco Jackson On Friday, September 23rd, 2016

In which Cagliari are stung by the weight of expectation

As Cagliari ready themselves for a trip to Sampdoria in round six, Marco Jackson remembers a meeting of the two, in which the Sardinians came into the game with huge ambitions. Expectation is a strange thing in More...