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Author: Michael Famoroti

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What next for Barcelona and Bayern Munich?

Which is Europe’s greatest domestic league? The English Premier League is always willing to put itself forward, citing its bombast,…

The race for the Capocannoniere

In 2015/2016, Gonzalo Higuaín reestablished himself as a world class striker by plundering 36 league goals for Napoli, breaking the…

The Rise and Fall of the Madonnina

On the 9th of April 2017, F.C. Internazionale Milano suffered a 1-2 defeat to Football Club Crotone, a team playing in its…

The Puzzling Legacy of Fernando Torres

Striding the length of the Barcelona half with no defender within fifteen yards of him, the striker bore down on…

Philipp Lahm: The Perfect Footballer

Retirement is never easy for a footballer. If you are lucky, you spend 20-odd years at peak physical condition, collecting…
Juventus's Gonzalo Higuain, left, celebrates with his teammate Paulo Dybala after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sassuolo at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

A Docile Old Lady

In the summer of 2012, Sir Alex Ferguson said he knew Manchester United were going to win the league in…

The Prince of Turin

Look away and you might miss him, that’s how inconspicuous Claudio Marchisio can be. But for Juventus, his absence has…

Stars of 2015: Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic is part of a trio of Croatian playmakers that have adapted their game to tactical trends in Europe.…

Stars of 2015: Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez is undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic players of the 21st century. His career has triggered a debate…

2016 Serie A Storylines

At the start of the season I argued that the Serie A title would be returning to Turin, Sinisa Mihajlovic…

I think therefore I play

For many reasons, Andrea Pirlo is unusual. A player who could play for Italy’s big three (Juventus, Inter and AC…

The makings of a great game

A number of eyebrows were raised a few weeks ago when reputable football analyst and ex-player Gary Neville described the…

Mourinho Mayhem

There are two equal and opposite errors we often make with Mourinho. The first is to glorify his ability to…

What happened to International Football?

What happened to international football? Most people would agree that international football is light years behind the club game right…

Bayern München – Winners of the 2016 Champions League

Who will win the Champions League? So I have tried to answer this question by mentally simulating the entire Champions…