Louis Gibberd-Thomas

AC Milan fan living near Brighton. Big advocate for Financial Fair Play and Youth Development in football. Write for both Forza Italian Football and RealMadridNews.com. Began my fascination with football as a teenager and was primarily attracted to the sport by the exploits of Ronaldinho. Have since become a great lover of Calcio and the gritty defensive side of the game which is totally undervalued. Began supporting AC Milan in 2009 and have branched out into other leagues. My favourite player is Paolo Maldini. You can follow me at @mercutio156 on Twitter.

    By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

    Montella to be handed AC Milan contract extension

    AC Milan are prepared to offer head coach Vincenzo Montella a new contract to keep him at the club until 2018 and receiving the backing of the Chinese consortium, who remain poised to complete a financial takeover. The More...

    By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Monday, February 27th, 2017

    AC Milan starlet Donnarumma deserves ‘great team’ claims agent

    Well-travelled football agent Mino Raiola has cast further doubt on the future of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, with the club desperate to tie the 18 year-old down to a long-term contract. The teenage More...

    By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Friday, January 20th, 2017

    Reasons to believe that not everything is rosy at AC Milan

    After a period of turmoil that saw the once-mighty Rossoneri searching for a lost identity, a sense of tranquillity has been returned to the Stadio Giuseppe MeazzaEmbed from Getty ImagesStrength in experience More...

    By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Monday, January 9th, 2017

    Weekly Transfer Round-Up: Napoli get their man and Torino finalise double deal with Roma

    The first week of the 2016-17 winter transfer window has seen a fair amount of activity from Serie A clubs, none more so than Genoa with two key figures leaving for league rivals. Torino have exploited their good More...

    By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

    Which youngsters could join Locatelli in the AC Milan first team?

    The meteoric rise of Manuel Locatelli has been well-documented this season, but are there any others who may be able to join the teenager in the AC Milan matchday setup? Serie A has seen a high number of upcoming More...

    By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Monday, November 28th, 2016

    Top 10: Italian football debuts

    Sometimes a young player enters the fray and dazzles his peers, fans and media alike. Serie A has known a number of these debutants, with some proving to be the real deal while others were mere one-hit wonders.Italian More...

    By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

    England v Italy:

    A rivalry that burns fiercely between two great footballing nations, but how much of a disparity is there between the success of each side’s development of international footballers?Historically, the meeting More...

    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...

    By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

    Second Generation Players in Italy

    With the amount of hype and expectation that comes from being the offspring of a legendary footballer, second generation¬†professionals¬†find it hard to escape comparisons with their fathers. Here are five second More...

    By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Thursday, September 8th, 2016

    Udinese – Victims of Watford’s Success

    In the summer of 2012, the future of Udinese Calcio was to take a dramatic turn for the worseOnly the year before the Zebrette, who are second only to Genoa in being the oldest of Italian football clubs, were More...

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