Al Volo: Quiet Man at the centre of Milan circus

Al Volo: Quiet Man at the centre of Milan circus

In the second Al Volo since its return last weekend, Adam Digby praises the work of Massimiliano Allegri, who has led AC Milan to the top of the Serie A in terrific fashion – restoring the form of old out of Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso. While some creases have yet to be ironed out, Milan are clear favourites for the league at this moment in time.

Al Volo: It's back and so is Gigi Buffon!

Al Volo: It’s back and so is Gigi Buffon!

In a long overdue return of Al Volo, a column from Italian football aficiando Adam Digby. This week’s return also marks the return of Juventus and Italian legend, Gianluigi Buffon, who made his first appearance since hurting his shoulder during the World Cup against Catania on Thursday.

Al Volo: Mario Balotelli Highlights Inter Slip

Al Volo: Mario Balotelli Highlights Inter Slip

Unless you have spent the last few weeks living life on Mars, you will be undoubtedly aware that Internazionale FC forward Mario Balotelli is expected to join Manchester City. The Eastlands club continue to acquire some of the world’s most talented players, with David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov already confirmed. Jose Mourinho has left last season’s […]

Al Volo: Serie A Co-Ownership - Fear The Envelopes

Al Volo: Serie A Co-Ownership – Fear The Envelopes

Not unique to Italy, Co-Ownership is a system whereby two clubs own the contract of a player jointly – each having a half share, although the player is only registered to play for one club. It is known as “compartecipazione” and is also common in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. “Aaaaargh!!!!!!” Its benefits seem to be […]

Al Volo: Three Giants, Three Falls, Three Different Solutions

Al Volo: Three Giants, Three Falls, Three Different Solutions

Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus. Three of European and World football’s biggest, most prestigious names. For all three the 2009/10 season ended in failure and, worse, forced to watch their rivals garner unprecedented success. Not only were the failures very different, but the way all three have begun facing up to making the necessary changes could […]