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Serie A – Week 20 Review

by Chris Mann

As the Serie A season develops, so it becomes an increasingly intriguing prospect. Week 20 produced several fascinating results, games which see the title race well and truly back on and Ciro Ferrara closer than ever to losing his job as manager of Juventus. So, without further ado, here’s what happened…. Inter’s seemingly irrepressible march […]

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Serie A – Week 20 Preview

by Chris Mann

After Milan’s convincing win over an abject Juventus last Sunday, the hunt for the Scudetto has clearly become a two-horse race, writes Chris Mann. With Inter scraping past Siena with a last minute winner from Walter Samuel, José Mourinho’s team retained their eight point lead at the top of Serie A, but their vulnerabilities were […]

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Serie A – Week 19 Review

by Chris Mann

Yesterday saw a full mid-week programme of Serie A fixtures which resulted in several high-scoring games and wins for all of the clubs in the league’s top three. The most enthralling game of the day came during the evening kick-off as Leonardo’s Milan comprehensively defeated Genoa 5-2 at the San Siro with goals from Ronaldinho, […]

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Serie A – Week 18 Preview

by Chris Mann

Serie A kicks-off the new decade on Wednesday with a rare mid-week programme of matches designed to coincide with the religious festival of epiphany. As ever, there are a number of intriguing clashes taking place up and down the country as the league looks set to continue the high levels of drama and excitement produced […]

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BPF’s European Team of the Decade

by Chris Mann

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Spain) Having become the youngest goalkeeper to ever start a European Cup Final in 2000, Casillas became the undisputed number one for both club and country, a model of consistency and a central figure in the four league titles and two Champions League trophies Real Madrid have won during his time at […]

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Serie A – Week 16 Review

by Chris Mann

Week sixteen of the Serie A season proved to be one packed with surprising results as Italy’s three biggest teams all failed to win in what were, on paper at least, relatively straightforward fixtures for Milan, Juventus and Inter. League leaders Internazionale could only draw 1-1 with Lombardy rivals Atalanta when they travelled to the […]

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Serie A – Week 16 Preview

by Chris Mann

After Juventus blew the Serie A title race wide open with their win over Inter in last week’s Derby d’Italia, this weekend sees the top three all desperate not to slip up in what should be a relatively straightforward set of fixtures for the clubs at the top of the table. There are also relegation […]

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Serie A – Week 15 Review

by Chris Mann

Round fifteen of the Serie A season promised to be one of the most exciting of the campaign so far and it most definitely didn’t disappoint. The fixtures, which featured the Derby d’Italia and Derby della Capitale, both produced good football, a number of talking points and results which have re-opened the title race going […]

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Serie A – Week 15 Preview

by Chris Mann

After a fascinating weekend of action in week fourteen, this weekend promises to be just as enthralling with several huge clashes taking place between some of Serie A’s biggest clubs, whilst, at the foot of the table, a number of early-season relegation battles are taking place. The most significant game of week fifteen sees third […]

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Serie A – Week 13 Review

by Chris Mann

The thirteenth round of games in Serie A, despite having had the potential to spring a few surprises, ended up going largely with the form book as the sides towards the summit of the table continued to assert their dominance over the early phases of the campaign. Travelling to Bologna on Saturday, Jose Mourinho’s Internazionale […]