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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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 ...
My Christmas Wish for Every Serie A Team – The Calcio Consultant

My Christmas Wish for Every Serie A Team – The Calcio Consultant

 Something about this time of year brings out the good in all of us. For a short while, we set aside hostilities, we’re a bit nicer to each other, and ...
No Ancelotti, So Who Could Italy Turn To? – The Calcio Consultant

No Ancelotti, So Who Could Italy Turn To? – The Calcio Consultant

The pain of watching the World Cup draw on Friday and not seeing Italy’s name was one thing. Having that disappointment compounded by the Azzurri fait ...
No Time Like the Present for Montella’s Milan Dismissal – The Calcio Consultant

No Time Like the Present for Montella’s Milan Dismissal – The Calcio Consultant

It was only a matter of time. Vincenzo Montella’s days as AC Milan manager were certainly numbered, and many of the Rossoneri faithful would sugges ...
Things I’m Thankful For In Serie A – The Calcio Consultant

Things I’m Thankful For In Serie A – The Calcio Consultant

So if you are a faithful follower of my blog, you’ll know that I’ve had a few instalments here that suggest I’ve been down in the dumps lately.  Well, ...
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