Clash of the Titans

Napoli vs Roma The league leaders will be looking for their 11th consecutive league win when they entertain 5th place Roma on Saturday night.  Many, including myself felt the Partenopei would have faltered by this stage and that Juventus would have already leapfrogged Sarri’s men and been cruising towards yet another Scudetto. Although they’ve been […]

Serie A Preview: Week 23

Benevento vs Napoli The Campania derby between the league leaders and the division’s bottom club takes place on Sunday evening at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito. Napoli will be extremely confident of taking all three points back to the San Paolo and considering the Stregoni have never even scored a goal against Napoli its hard to […]

Serie A Preview: Week 22

Chievo vs Juventus Juventus travel to Chievo in a rich vein of form and will fancy themselves to come away with all three points. Chievo sit in 13th place but only six points separate themselves and the danger zone. These are worrying times for Rolando Maran’s side and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to see how […]

Decisions, Transfers & Sparky

Happy New Year to all our listeners! On our first episode of 2018 the panel were joined by former Referee and head of the PGMOL Keith Hackett (youaretheref.com). We dig our teeth into some of the festive periods most controversial decisions, talk transfers, the sacking of Mark Hughes and Diego Costa’s eventful return to La […]

Serie A Preview: Week 20

Fiorentina vs Inter The Nerazzuri’s recent form has been a real concern for coach Luciano Spalletti but despite their recent struggles there is no doubt they’ve improved significantly under the former Roma boss. Recent defeats at the hands of Udinese, Sassuolo and their arch rivals Milan in the cup have all contributed to a disappointing […]

Serie A Preview: Week 16

Juventus vs Inter The Derby D’Italia is without question this weeks standout fixture, 3rd versus 1st and just 2 points separate the old lady and the Nerazzurri.  Having earned a crucial victory at Napoli last time out Juventus will be looking to gain a psychological advantage over yet another one of their title rivals.  Allergy’s […]

Serie A Preview: Week 15

Napoli vs Juventus It’s the clash we’ve all been waiting for, the league leaders take on the current champions at the Stadio San Paolo.   Despite the fact that Inter currently occupy 2nd position in the table many see this as Napoli’s biggest test of the season.  So far, Maurizio Sarri’s side have passed several […]

Serie A Preview: Week 13

Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958 has dominated the headlines.  The post-mortem continues and in the aftermath Giampiero Ventura has been sacked and Carlo Ancelotti is said to have been approached as his potential replacement.  The Italian game is in mourning, leading sports newspaper La Gazette dello […]

Croatia 4-1 Greece

Croatia virtually guaranteed their spot in next summers World Cup after a comprehensive victory in Zagreb over Michael Skibbe’s Greece. The Croatian’s took full advantage of some comical Greek defending and found themselves in front after just 13 minutes when Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis gifted the hosts a penalty kick.  Karnezis’ clumsy first touch was […]

Serie A Preview: Week 12

Week 12 is upon us and the league table is beginning to take shape.  League leaders Napoli remain unbeaten domestically and you’d expect that to continue given they face a mid table Chievo side this Sunday.  After another European defeat their champions league hopes hang by a thread and so a return to Serie A […]

Serie A Preview: Week 11

Whilst those in England had to make do with an underwhelming round of Carabao Cup action, Italian football fans were treated to a midweek instalment of Serie A. Mauro Icardi and Inter continued their fine form on Tuesday night with a 3-2 victory over Sampdoria at the San Siro which saw them temporarily climb to […]

Serie A Preview: Week 9

Looking ahead to matchday 9 the standout fixture comes from the Stadio San Paoli where league leaders Napoli entertain Luciano Spalletti’s Inter. The only two remaining unbeaten sides in Serie A meet this Saturday at 7:45pm. You could argue the Nerrazzuri (the black & blues) have an advantage going into this one given they are […]

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