Category: Serie A

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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: ...
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 ...
Leonardo Bonucci & Max Allegri Quarrel Leads To Shock Transfer

Leonardo Bonucci & Max Allegri Quarrel Leads To Shock Transfer

When tempers flared during a match against Palermo  between Leonardo Bonucci and Massimiliano Allegri on February 17th, people wrote off the encounter ...
Parma Chameleon: The Changing Faces & Fortunes of Parma Calcio

Parma Chameleon: The Changing Faces & Fortunes of Parma Calcio

Those of a certain age will remember Football Italia on Channel 4, every Sunday afternoon from about 2pm onwards. As I write this, I can hear its t ...
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 ...
FC Crotone Rise Like The Phoenix From The Flames

FC Crotone Rise Like The Phoenix From The Flames

To say Crotone had little chance of success in Serie A would be an understatement. Bookies’ odds for Crotone to win the league title were 200,000-1 ...
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