Category: Italy

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Italy’s Next Wave of Great Managers – The Calcio Consultant

Italy’s Next Wave of Great Managers – The Calcio Consultant

Wine, food and fashion --  just some of the things Italy does well. Within calcio, Italy have a mass production line of goalkeepers, defenders and ...
The Serie A Situation: Full League Roundup – The Calcio Consultant

The Serie A Situation: Full League Roundup – The Calcio Consultant

The first nine or ten matches of the season are what’s known as the getting to know you phase. It’s at that point where we have a good understanding o ...
Andrea Pirlo: The Party Is Over

Andrea Pirlo: The Party Is Over

The date was June 24th 2012, with Italy and England duelling it out for a place in the semi-finals of the European Championships. England were leading ...
Gonzalo Higuain: Form Is Temporary

Gonzalo Higuain: Form Is Temporary

A striker that provides goals wherever he plays, be it at Real Madrid scoring 122 goals between 2007–2013, or breaking a 66-year-old goal scoring reco ...
Montella’s Milan Mismanagement – The Calcio Consultant

Montella’s Milan Mismanagement – The Calcio Consultant

The reality of AC Milan is, while loads of money has been spent in strengthening the squad, the players were going to need time to get acclimated to o ...
A Paulo Dybala Debate & Other Takes – The Calcio Consultant

A Paulo Dybala Debate & Other Takes – The Calcio Consultant

For this instalment of The Calcio Consultant, I am likely going to draw the ire of the Juventus faithful by inconveniencing them with this hot take: ...
Rolando Mandragora: The Young Stars of Italian Football

Rolando Mandragora: The Young Stars of Italian Football

Age: 20 Place of birth: Scampia, Italy Position: Midfielder Current club: Crotone (on loan from Juventus) Serie A exp: 34 games Rolando Mandrag ...
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 Young Stars of Italian Football – Davide Calabria – AC Milan

The Young Stars of Italian Football – Davide Calabria – AC Milan

A player from the AC Milan youth system that Italian fans will know well is Davide Calabria. At only 20 years old, he is considered a future star for ...
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