Author: Frank Crivello

The Calcio Consultant, Frank Crivello, has had a passion for World (and specifically Italian) football since Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan dominated the scene. Frank can be heard hosting Serie A Sitdown, World Football Index's Calcio podcast. Follow him on Twitter @FTC_21

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Rating Every Serie A Team’s Mercato – The Calcio Consultant

Rating Every Serie A Team’s Mercato – The Calcio Consultant

The silliness is over, and we can finally just focus on the football. No more who’s going where, just who’s in what team (writes Frank Crivello). But ...
Two-Week Takes from Serie A: The Calcio Consultant

Two-Week Takes from Serie A: The Calcio Consultant

Hopefully people will be as hesitant to be as critical of this instalment, just as Serie A officials were hesitant to use VAR (see Roma-Inter, Milan-C ...
The Calcio Consultant – First Impressions of the 2017/18 Serie A Season

The Calcio Consultant – First Impressions of the 2017/18 Serie A Season

The anticipation is over, and we have game week one in the books for the 2017/18 Serie A season, writes Frank Crivello. Let’s use this edition of T ...
Serie A 2017-18 Predictions: Final Edition – The Calcio Consultant

Serie A 2017-18 Predictions: Final Edition – The Calcio Consultant

The Calcio Consultant, Frank Crivello, is back with his final instalment of Italian Serie A league predictions for the 2017/18 season. Look out for hi ...
The Calcio Consultant: Serie A Predictions – July Update

The Calcio Consultant: Serie A Predictions – July Update

Teams are back in training just about everywhere around the world.  The mercato is in full swing as Sporting Directors are hard at work shoring up the ...
The Calcio Consultant’s ‘Too Early’ Serie A 2017/18 Predictions

The Calcio Consultant’s ‘Too Early’ Serie A 2017/18 Predictions

I wanted to write something this week, but some of the more hot button topics just aren’t getting the needle moved for me. The Gianluigi Donnarumma ...
Serie A 2016/17 Post-Season Honours – The Calcio Consultant

Serie A 2016/17 Post-Season Honours – The Calcio Consultant

The last scenes of an unforgettable Serie A season were those of Crotone celebrating the most improbable of escapes from relegation. It would also ...
Juventus or Real Madrid? Champions League Final Preview & Prediction

Juventus or Real Madrid? Champions League Final Preview & Prediction

It all comes down to this. Either Juventus complete a historic treble, or Real Madrid are the first to win successive Champions Leagues since the l ...
Juventus Player Of The Season: The Calcio Consultant

Juventus Player Of The Season: The Calcio Consultant

Juventus won the domestic double again in 2017, but who is their Player of the Season? The Calcio Consultant takes a look. “Teamwork is the abi ...
European Football?  Sorry, not INTERested

European Football?  Sorry, not INTERested

The Calcio Consultant, Frank Crivello, looks at the problems at Inter, shares his opinion on Fransesco Totti, and rounds up a few other Serie A issues ...
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