When the news of Mario Götze’s move the Bayern Munich broke some people were defending his choice and others lambasted it. I’m firmly placed in the latter camp. It’s not just a move to another, and bigger, club. It’s betrayal.
As rounds of Serie A, Coppa Italia, and European competitions come and go football fans all over the world gather at stadiums, in front of the television, and at murky online streams. Every day somewhere on the globe people take part in what is the football fans’ version of Bob Dylan’s never ending tour. While … Continue reading »
Writing a piece on the madness that is Genoa C.F.C. is the closest a calcio writer gets to be taking candy from a kid. With a main character as Enrico Preziosi the post nearly writes itself. Genoa is most likely the least ambitious wealthy club in Italy. As revolutions come and go in other clubs … Continue reading »
When I was 14 years old we had a football tournament it my school. It was nothing huge. Just a bunch of kids on more or less random teams teams kicking a ball about. But to me it was important. I loved football just as I do now, but in the days before I got … Continue reading »
Last year I wrote a post on awkward looking animals in Italian football logos. I must admit that I was ridiculing the poor animals to some extent. As an animal enthusiast I feel bad about this, and I’ve chosen in this new installment of ”Animals in football logos – the awkward way ®”, to view … Continue reading »