Preseason training is underway and with the preparations for the coming season there are always the presentation of the kits by each team. I remember years ago when you had to wait until at least mid-August to see the kits, now you have brands like Nike and Adidas unveiling next (Read more...)
Another season is closing in upon us and as with every new training camp my mind is always cast backward to those who are not going to be starting the new season with us. In this case, we are moving on without Francesco Toldo.
Just, as I was told in (Read more...)
Back in the late 1980’s, Pugliese club U.S. Foggia had just returned to Serie B after many years and were looking to be promoted to Serie A. The club, passed through the family to Pasquale Casillo, was looking to create an ambitious project. The club hired a Czech coach named (Read more...)
With the genuinely surprising amount of speculation over Diego’s future at Juventus in the media these days, I’ve decided to show a little love to one of my favourites. I find it very difficult to believe that anyone who’s watched Diego at some point last season can’t say he’s tried (Read more...)
The World Cup final was played on Sunday and the global viewing audience for football’s greatest prize was in excess of 1 billion. A significant number of the world’s population from rich to poor across the globe tuned in as the Netherlands and Spain fought it out for the title (Read more...)
With Alvaro Gonzalez training with the boys in Auronzo di Cadore and Mark Bresciano made official, new hope for our mercato has arguably been found. Today, in the aftermath of the World Cup and on a day when attention inevitably shifts back to club football, you would be forgiven for (Read more...)
On behalf of the Italy Offside, I’d like to congratulate Ronaldinho on his pregnancy. He looks about 4 months in. Can’t wait to see him walking around the pitches of Serie A come August. Also, I’m extremely happy that the World Cup is over. Why? Because now we can completely (Read more...)