Welcome once again to the centre of all things Calcio and to footballitaliano’s first monthly preview!
Remember, remember the month of November. I know that isn’t quite how it goes, but with Bonfire Night just round the corner, what better way to entice you to our site than with fireworks and explosions. Obviously we are talking metaphorically here, as all the action will be set alight through our typing finger tips, exploding on to your PC screens in the form of expert analysis and alternative commentary on the world of Italian football. November may be most notable in the UK for Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder plot of 1605, but from 2008, it will also come to be known as the dawning of a new age at footballitaliano.co.uk.
Having increased our staff by a massive 200% in the past few weeks, exciting times lie ahead. With a team of young, talented writers chomping at the bit to provide you with the latest and greatest expert analysis on all things Calcio, November will see a whole host of articles and features adorn the front page of footballitaliano.co.uk. With Big Game Build Ups on first the Derby della Capitale and then the Derby d’Italia, this month will be a derby spectacular as first fierce rivals Roma and Lazio clash and then Inter and Juventus lock horns.
We can also look forward to extensive round-ups of all the Italian action from the Champions League and UEFA Cup as the group stages continue to throw up surprise results amid fascinating clashes. Footballitaliano.co.uk’s Editor, Tim Doel, continues his weekly take on Italian life in Gazzetta Football Italiano, plus we also persist with providing weekly highlights to all the latest Serie A action so you don’t miss a thing.
In a month that could prove crucial for some clubs in getting their season on track, Coaches across the peninsula will be anxious to get through the month without seeing the dreaded Should He Stay or Should He Go? return to light the fuse that would send their Serie A career spiralling like a Catherine Wheel.
We also have some new great regular features to introduce you to. First up is our Gazzetta dello Sport Interview where each week we take an absorbing conversation from the newspaper’s world-famous pages as they meet with some of the game’s biggest characters. Our first Interview saw Massimo Moratti and Adriano Galliani exchange blows in a fascinating face-off.
With the extraordinary news that broke in the last fortnight that David Beckham will be coming to Serie A – albeit for only a brief stint – we will be keeping you up-to-date on the latest news regarding the arrival of another superstar to the country.
With all this and more coming to footballitaliano.co.uk’s site in the coming weeks, be sure to be a part of the action. Join our community of Calcio fans at the Italy Calcio forums and debate to your heart’s content whether Ambrosini or Pirlo should be dropped for Beckham, or if the crisis at Rome is all Francesco Totti’s fault. You can also comment on each article in another new feature of the site that we will come to love, if not regret.
Be sure to keep up with all the latest fixtures in our sidebar on the home page and remember, remember the month of November for it’s guaranteed to sparkle on footballitaliano.co.uk.