Barcelona battles with Real Madrid over the La Liga crown. Juventus narrowly edges out Milan for Lo Scudetto. Manchester City maybe wins the Premier League – but only after some mad spending. Porto wins in Portugal with Benfica as runners up. See the pattern? Am I the only one who’s tired of seeing the same … Continue reading »
Tomorrow we will witness an interesting match for SSC Napoli. When they travel to Spain to meet the hosts Villareal the whole of Naples and substantial parts of Italy will hold their breath and wish the best for the light blues. It’ll be a tricky encounter for fans and players alike. Let’s look a little … Continue reading »
After Napoli’s triumph against Manchester City this Tuesday I went on Twitter to celebrate. Sad I know but that’s what you have to do when your interests are far from the mainstream – and Italian football is not mainstream where I live. On Twitter two of the people I follow had a heated discussion on … Continue reading »
The season has at long last started. As the first balls are being kicked all over the peninsula some mysteries are puzzling us here at Pondering Calcio. This time it’s all about to very different but also very good footballers. Read this and ponder along with us.
Now that 20 teams in the premier league seems to be the norm across Europe’s larger leagues it is easy to forget that Serie A was only enlarged after a dazzling scandal in 2002. That year Serie B was enlarged to a monster league of 24. The reason was in short that Catania finished in the relegation … Continue reading »
I was going to write an enthusiastic post about the Europa League, but, like most Italian partakers in the tournament, I’m not really sure if I can be bothered. And this is not all down to the poor showings thus far, although they are rather scandalous. There are good and sound reasons why Napoli didn’t … Continue reading »
Seven Italian teams have been in action in Europe this week and what have we learned? Obviously the results were very mixed not to say outright weak – again. Serie A simply isn’t the league it was a few years ago, but some players still shine and some teams from other leagues have taken over the mantle … Continue reading »