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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Serie A Predictions – 2018-19 Season – The Calcio Consultant

Serie A Predictions – 2018-19 Season – The Calcio Consultant

 I am providing this just after the mercato closes on Serie A teams.  We wave good-bye to silly season and now get down to business. There was the ...
Serie A Predictions: Part 2 – The Calcio Consultant

Serie A Predictions: Part 2 – The Calcio Consultant

Just a couple of weeks ago I provided what I thought would be the order of finish based on how the teams looked on July 19, just a few days after the ...
Serie A 2018/19 Predictions – If the Season Started Now

Serie A 2018/19 Predictions – If the Season Started Now

The World Cup is behind us, teams are conducting their preseason training, and the Serie A season is going to be here before we know it. The 2018/1 ...
World Cup Sweet 16 Predictions – The Calcio Consultant

World Cup Sweet 16 Predictions – The Calcio Consultant

There is not a lot for me to complain about from my start to finish prediction piece. 12 of the 16 I thought would advance, have, and I got some secon ...
The Calcio Consultant’s No Dog In The Hunt, Totally Unbiased & Fearless World Cup Prediction

The Calcio Consultant’s No Dog In The Hunt, Totally Unbiased & Fearless World Cup Prediction

For months now I have been lamenting a World Cup without my homeland, the United States, along with the nation of my heritage, Italy. I just haven’t l ...
Milan’s Striker Problem & Other Takes – The Calcio Consultant

Milan’s Striker Problem & Other Takes – The Calcio Consultant

We just came off a weekend of football that Helenio Herrera would have been proud of. Just 13 goals from the 10 games and 5 games ending in goalles ...
The Serie A Run In – The Calcio Consultant

The Serie A Run In – The Calcio Consultant

I know it’s been awhile and if you’ve been a regular reader of this blog, I’m sorry I haven’t kept up. Hopefully you have tuned into the Serie A Sitdo ...
Serie A in Europe: Previews and Predictions – The Calcio Consultant

Serie A in Europe: Previews and Predictions – The Calcio Consultant

After a next-to-nothing January transfer window for sides in Serie A, we can now turn our attention to Europe’s premier club competitions as they come ...
Juventus Privilege & Other Rant-worthy Serie A Issues -The Calcio Consultant

Juventus Privilege & Other Rant-worthy Serie A Issues -The Calcio Consultant

As a Milan supporter, I should be elated that the Rossoneri finally beat a top six side. However, just about everything else that went on in Serie ...
Can Napoli Hold Off Juve? And Other Serie A Storylines – The Calcio Consultant

Can Napoli Hold Off Juve? And Other Serie A Storylines – The Calcio Consultant

Okay, I’m all rested and refreshed. I did rue Serie A taking a break shortly after the new year, and I have to say, last weekend was weird without the ...
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