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David Mosse

David Mosse

Italian football correspondent

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Happy Returns

If Juventus is able to earn at least a point on Wednesday night in Donetsk, securing a place in the next round of the Champions League, the period without Antonio Conte must be deemed an unqualified success... Read more

The Survivor

Nine months ago, Milan and Juventus met in a highly-anticipated clash at the San Siro that served as perhaps the greatest advertisement yet for goal-line technology, and Sunday’s rematch provided further proof that no matter how things change,... Read more

Coming Home?

Former AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic understandably grabbed all the headlines this past week after scoring four times against England for Sweden, including one of the most incredible goals of all time... Read more

Rain Men

One of the more enticing Rome derbies in recent memory lived up to the billing with 5 goals and 2 red cards, despite a driving rainstorm that made the pitch almost unplayable at times... Read more

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