Chris EtchinghamComment

THIS IS RADIO BLISSETT

“He was a nice Afro-Caribbean guy…his unlucky season even turned him into the target of racist jokes. The LBP is kind of his revenge on stupidity”.

Chris EtchinghamComment
THIS IS RADIO BLISSETT
Simon MartinComment

IL DUCE'S BOYS

Mussolini’s presence at matches, accompanied by his sons and various members of the hierarchy, only added to the excitement of Italy’s progress.

Simon MartinComment
IL DUCE'S BOYS
Max De LucaComment

WHEN INTER WERE KINGS OF EUROPE

It's hard to fathom that six years have passed since a beaming Javier Zanetti thrust the Champions League trophy above his head and let out a scream that reverberated all the way to the Piazza Duomo.

Max De LucaComment
WHEN INTER WERE KINGS OF EUROPE
Rob Fielder1 Comment

THE FIRST OF THE LIBEROS

He defined the Libero role in the team which created the legend of Catenaccio, and yet this was no ordinary team, no ordinary Italian defence.

Rob Fielder1 Comment
THE FIRST OF THE LIBEROS
Adam BateComment

HELL ON EARTH: JIMMY GREAVES IN MILAN

“I can pinpoint the day, the hour, the minute, the second that I doomed myself to life as an alcoholic."

Adam BateComment
HELL ON EARTH: JIMMY GREAVES IN MILAN
James TaylorComment

HOW LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT CHANGED MY LIFE

Giving up la Gazzetta in a World Cup year was always going to be tough, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I failed miserably. 

James TaylorComment
HOW LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT CHANGED MY LIFE
Simon CraftComment

THE PROFESSOR, THE FIREMAN AND THE BARON

It would prove to be the only league title won while all three of the ‘Gre-No-Li’ were together at Milan.

Simon CraftComment
THE PROFESSOR, THE FIREMAN AND THE BARON
Keir RadnedgeComment

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED: THE FUTURE ACCORDING TO SILVIO BERLUSCONI, 1991

"It's economic nonsense that a club such as Milan might be eliminated in the first round. A European cup that lasts the whole season is what Europe wants."

Keir RadnedgeComment
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED: THE FUTURE ACCORDING TO SILVIO BERLUSCONI, 1991
Thomas BarrettComment

THE MAKING OF A MYTH: LEEDS UNITED IN MILAN, 2000

The result felt like a milestone. They had planted their flag on the moon, and were here to stay. 

Thomas BarrettComment
THE MAKING OF A MYTH: LEEDS UNITED IN MILAN, 2000
Matt McGinnComment

MEDDLING IN MILAN

‘It was a political gamble and it came off. Thanks, not to the politicians, but to the twenty-two players who took part’.

Matt McGinnComment
MEDDLING IN MILAN
Paul MortimerComment

LA SCALA DEL CALCIO = LIFE

Part Brutal angles and exposed concrete undercarriage, part Modernist sweeping curves and cylinders, La Scala del Calcio (or San Siro) is a structure as complex and contradictory as life itself. 

Paul MortimerComment
LA SCALA DEL CALCIO = LIFE
Tom MasonComment

CARLO, CARAVAGGIO AND COMPOSITION

Although he was living five centuries after Caravaggio and working in an entirely different medium, the principles that made the Baroque artist's work so enduring and enthralling are the same principles that made Ancelotti's midfield so exhilarating.

Tom MasonComment
CARLO, CARAVAGGIO AND COMPOSITION
David ForrestComment

TWO ANTI-HEROES OF MILAN

Just as the public loved Caravaggio, Mourinho was loved at Chelsea for winning their first league title in 50 years and adored at Inter for delivering the first European Cup since the era of Grande Inter. 

David ForrestComment
TWO ANTI-HEROES OF MILAN
Somnath SenguptaComment

NORDAHL-NYERS: A RIVALRY THAT SHOOK MILAN

What made the rivalry between Nyers and Nordahl entertaining was their stark differences and some curious similarities.

Somnath SenguptaComment
NORDAHL-NYERS: A RIVALRY THAT SHOOK MILAN
Scott SalterComment

TRENTA: LUTHER BLISSETT IN MILAN

The parallels between last season’s Premier League Champions and the 1983 Watford side are undeniable.

Scott SalterComment
TRENTA: LUTHER BLISSETT IN MILAN
Gerard FarrellComment

PRATI: THE STORY OF A LEGEND

In a league noted for the miserly nature of its defences, especially during the heyday of catenaccio as espoused by the likes of Rocco and the Inter Milan sides of Helenio Herrera, the scoring exploits of Prati are worthy of praise.

Gerard FarrellComment
PRATI: THE STORY OF A LEGEND
Emmet GatesComment

BERGKAMP, INTER AND ITALIAN RELIGION

‘’We found him rather cold. Everyone in the team tried, but he was quite cold.’’ 

Emmet GatesComment
BERGKAMP, INTER AND ITALIAN RELIGION
Greg LeaComment

HERBERT KILPIN AND THE ANGLICISATION OF ROSSONERI

Over 100 years later, the legacy of this butcher’s son from Nottingham lives on in one of the world’s biggest and most successful football teams.

Greg LeaComment
HERBERT KILPIN AND THE ANGLICISATION OF ROSSONERI