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F**k you Manchester

One of the highlights of my every morning, sad bugger that I am, is the ‘memories’ feature that Facebook has now. If you’re not familiar with it – every day Facebook shows you a selection of things you posted on the social network a year ago today, two years ago […]

Stadio della Roma

Decades of anticipation were brought to an end in the early hours of this morning New Zealand time when Associazione Sportiva Roma unveiled plans for a new stadium. Think I’m exaggerating? I am but not in the way you might think. The new ownership of Roma may have only started […]

Guest Post – Dove sei adesso il capitano?

By Stephen Coutts You could see it coming. Despite skippering Lazio since 2008 following Luciano Zauri’s loan move to Fiorentina, Tommaso Rocchi was reduced to a bit-part player last season under then new boss Vladimir Petković. Injury didn’t help either, and neither did fighting for a place with prolific German striker […]

Scarves on Statues – Lupo Capitolino

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] The Capitoline Wolf, situated in the Capitoline Museum on Rome’s Capitoline Hill, is unsurprisingly the symbol of Italy’s capital city and its football club. It depicts the legendary figures of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a she-wolf after they washed […]

Veni Vidi Vici

I’m quite conscious that I am long overdue for a post on local New Zealand football. I was all set to get along to a game this weekend, but I had forgotten that the NZFC is taking a break for the Oceania Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Next weekend, I’ll be in […]