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David Mosse

David Mosse

Italian football correspondent

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Andrea Stramaccioni - The Boy Genius

The last time Juventus tasted defeat in league play, Antonio Conte was still in charge of lowly Siena, and the idea of Andrea Pirlo leaving AC Milan on a free transfer seemed unthinkable... Read more

Serie A review - week 9

Rome wasn’t built in one day, and AC Milan’s transformation from the envy of European football to its current embarrassing state also didn’t take place overnight... Read more

Serie A review - week 8

It was probably a bad omen when Edinson Cavani missed his flight back to Italy following international duty, and was limited to one training session ahead of Saturday’s top-of-the table clash with Juventus... Read more

Milan derby: hollow victory

It was billed as one of the least anticipated derbies in recent memory in large part due to AC Milan’s struggles this season, and Walter Samuel’s early header did indeed sink the Rossoneri further in the standings... Read more

Capital Punishment

Zdenek Zeman is still most remembered in Italy as the man responsible for sparking a massive doping scandal in the late 1990’s in part because the Czech manager has failed to claim a single Serie A crown in his lengthy career... Read more

Devils without a cause

European clubs are not in the habit of refunding season-ticket holders, but AC Milan acknowledged the possibility of doing so at one point this summer after an absurd transfer campaign, and the 1-0 opening loss to Sampdoria at the San Siro will do... Read more

Deep Impact

It is very difficult to find fault with a club that goes unbeaten throughout its entire league campaign, but Juventus did benefit last season from the absence of European competition... Read more

Euro Trip

Perhaps the silver lining of only two Italian clubs taking part in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 1998-1999 is that more focus than ever will be paid to the domestic game, especially if AC Milan makes a quick exit from... Read more

Missing In Action

Few managers in Europe received as much praise for their work last season as Antonio Conte, who guided Juventus to its first official league title since 2003 with an undefeated campaign... Read more