Category Archives: History

A Christmas Football Carol: the AC Milan v Christmas Stars saga

“Christmas brings out the best in people”. Perhaps, that was the main idea conceived at AC Milan headquarters in via Turati in early December 1992. Milan was at the time the home of one of greatest sides in European football. … Continue reading

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El Shaarawy, Cavani and the “Viareggio-born” Serie A strikers

When AC Milan man-of-the-moment Stephan El Shaarawy became the Serie A top scorer by pushing the ball into the Chievo Verona net, when Napoli crackerjack Édinson Cavani gave his terrific performance in the Europa League match against Dnipro, all Italian … Continue reading

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The Great Górski, or the Golden Age of Polish Football

Perhaps, quoting a 1980s song by the Imagination, it was “just an illusion” – the illusion that the Poland national football team could regain competitiveness exploiting the status of co-hosts of the recent European Championships. The three matches played by … Continue reading

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Serie A, the (Once) Greatest Football League in the World

Once upon a time there was a football championship regarded as the most popular and glamorous in the world. Once upon a time there was a domestic league which featured the likes of Falcão, Diego Armando Maradona, Michel Platini and … Continue reading

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