Category: Italy

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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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Audi Cup Shows International Club Friendlies Still Have A Place In Football

Audi Cup Shows International Club Friendlies Still Have A Place In Football

Friendly matches have always been part of football, and tournaments like the Audi Cup are still useful exercises. By James Nalton in Munich [...]
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 [...]
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