Carlo Mazzone: A life on the bench

A real icon of the Italian game who influenced Pep Guardiola turns 80 today and it’s time to pay tribute to a legend Carlo Mazzone was born in Rome on March 18 1937. He would go on to become the coach who has taken charge of the most Serie A matches with a remarkable total of 795. He is very much a product of the capital, nicknamed ‘Sor Carletto’ More...

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By Conor Clancy On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Podcast: Super Inter go ballistic, Atalanta are atrocious

Despite the weekend’s results, Conor Clancy returned to host the Forza Italian Football Podcast this week, with Nicholas Carroll and Luca Gunby joining. As is now custom, this podcast was recorded live over More...

By Adriano Boin On Saturday, March 11th, 2017
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Meret not interested in Juventus or AC Milan move

SPAL goalkeeper Alex Meret’s sole focus is on leading the Serie B side back to the top flight, despite reports linking the Udinese loanee with Juventus and AC Milan. After earning promotion by winning Lega More...

By Conor Clancy On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Podcast: Bomber Borriello’s beautiful body

The Forza Italian Football Podcast returned this week, with Nicholas Carroll and Luca Gunby joining host Conor Clancy. As is now custom, this podcast was recorded live over on FIFTV. Getting the ball rolling with More...

By Marco Jackson On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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95 Years of Solitude: Pro Vercelli approach a century

Though not a regular household name in modern Italian football, Pro Vercelli are one of calcio’s fallen giants. However, the club are neither gone, nor forgotten. The landscape at the peak of Italian football More...

By Conor Clancy On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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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’ 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 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 Conor Clancy On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Podcast: Papu Gomez on the path to Ballon d’Or success

Conor Clancy returned to host the Forza Italian Football Podcast with Nicholas Carroll and Luca Gunby joining him as ever. As with a number of episodes this season, this podcast was recorded live over on FIFTV. The More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Remembering… THAT Andrea Pirlo pass for THAT Roberto Baggio goal

On April 1, 2001 April Fools Day took a day off, as two genii made magic together for Brescia against Juventus. Watch Andrea Pirlo play a wonderful ball to Roberto Baggio. The, then, veteran shows exquisite control More...