SERIE A is certainly more interesting this season, with the two Milan clubs, Napoli and Juventus all title contenders. Although the campaign, at 10 games in, is still in its infancy, it is clear that Juventus, champions for nine consecutive … Continue reading Leaking cash – Inter Milan loss highlights Italian challenge
THE TERM “flawed genius” has been overused down the decades, often to describe a footballer with extreme talent whose personality frequently courts controversy and ultimately, proves to be his downfall. The rise and fall of a star sportsperson has become … Continue reading Maradona, the last of his kind
IF THERE is was one thing remarkable about Diego Maradona, it was the achievement of living to his 60th birthday. Sadly, he barely got beyond that landmark. There was something very inevitable about his premature demise, his lifestyle catching up on … Continue reading Diego Maradona – reluctantly, we worshipped
IF THERE is one thing remarkable about Diego Maradona, it is the achievement of living to his 60th birthday. There was a time when you thought he was destined for an ugly and premature end, either caught up in some underworld … Continue reading Diego Maradona – reluctantly, we worship
NAPLES provokes great debate. At first glance, it is dirty, unruly, scary and ugly. It is a sprawl, Italy’s most densely populated urban area, overlooked by Vesuvius, Europe’s most dangerous mainland active volcano. A 30 minute walk around Naples may … Continue reading Naples and Maradona, a dream that won’t end
AS IF we didn’t know it, Juventus have shown over the past fortnight just how durable and persistent they are. After drawing 2-2 in Turin with Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League, many people wrote them off, but after their … Continue reading Did Napoli blink first?