Category Archives: Politics

The AC Milan Axiom: whenever Balotelli scores, Berlusconi gains votes

In a country where pork barrelling has consistently affected the outcome of elections,  football, Italians’ most loved sport, could not escape from such dynamics. Silvio Berlusconi is allegedly portrayed as the man who epitomises the relationship between politics and calcio: … Continue reading

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Another “Apocalypse Now” Era for AC Milan?

When AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi heralded the visit to his squad at Milanello training ground and the pep talk ahead of today’s catchy Serie A game in Naples, many journalists recalled his notable appearance on a hot, cloudy 16 … 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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Germany v Greece, more than just a game

Germany manager Joachim Löw admirably attempted to avoid predictable speculations on the match his players will play tonight in Gdánsk against Greece. “It is just football”, he said. This is a match with nothing to share with politics”. Good effort, … Continue reading

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