Podcast: Zappy Zeman makes Delfini Zazzy

Conor Clancy returned to host the Forza Italian Football Podcast with Nicholas Carroll and Luca Gunby joining him as ever. As is now custom, this podcast was recorded live over on FIFTV. We look ahead to Juventus’ Champions League tie with Porto, before turning our attention to the domestic action, which saw Zdenek Zeman make an emphatic return More...

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By Vieri Capretta On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Zemanlandia: The story of Zdenek Zeman

Zdenek Zeman, a man that forged the past 25 years in Italian football like very few others, is back on the bench at Pescara. Zemanlandia has defined a way of being, a romance in Serie A and Italian football generally. More...

By Vieri Capretta On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Serie A 2016-17: Team of the Week – Round 25

With Serie A’s top seven all winning, the main surprise this week was Pescara’s first victory this season. Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Atalanta, Inter, Lazio and AC Milan all added three points to their More...

By Nicholas Carroll On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Happy 50th Birthday Roberto Baggio: A tribute to Italy’s greatest footballer

Almost thirteen years on from his retirement, one of Italy’s greatest ever footballers Roberto Baggio has turned 50 years old. Considered a club legend at Fiorentina, Juventus, Brescia, among others, il Divin More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Tottenham make move for Inter starlet

Inter have fielded an enquiry from Tottenham Hotspur over teenage striker Andrea Pinamonti but are set to offer him a new deal. The talented 17-year-old has been linked with a move to a number of Premier League More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Pioli opens up on ritual that has revived Inter

Having turned around Inter’s fortunes since taking over, Stefano Pioli has revealed some of the secrets behind their success. The 51-year-old took over at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in early November, replacing More...

By Oscar La-Gambina On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Serie A 2016-17: Five Things To Look Out For In Round 25

After a week of football which saw Serie A sides aim to make a strong start in the knockout rounds of the Champions League and the Europa League, domestic matches return this weekend. For most of the big sides, More...

By Conor Clancy On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Podcast: The great AC Milan swindle

Conor Clancy returned to host the Forza Italian Football Podcast with Nicholas Carroll and Luca Gunby joining him as ever. As is now custom, this podcast was recorded live over on FIFTV. We reflect on Napoli’s More...

By Luca Gunby On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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The other ones: Those Italian players with more illustrious relatives

Perhaps more than other leagues, Serie A has been the backdrop to some great footballing families. Torino’s Valentino Mazzola’s death at Superga saw his son Sandro follow his father’s career path as he became More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Perisic delighted with life at Inter

Playing for a club of the stature of Inter is the fulfilment of a career ambition for winger Ivan Perisic. The 28-year-old joined the Nerazzurri in 2015 after impressing in the Bundesliga with both Borussia Dortmund More...