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Football Italia

Discussion in 'football' started by J Ed, Mar 20, 2017 at 7:07 PM.

  1. J Ed

    J Ed besieging the vampire castle

    Who remembers watching this on CH4? Just saw a vid with AC Milan and it transported me way back to my youth in the 90s, what a great show it was. There was something just so fun and exciting about it, somehow watching Italian, French, German etc football on BT Sport can never recapture just how special Football Italia was.
     
  2. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Totally on the money. It's one of the greater mysteries of the modern world why nobody has signed up James Richardson to be their main anchor, especially given how much ITV paid for Adrian Chiles.

    Was there a moment when Serie A jumped the shark as at least one of the big money destinations for the most coveted players? Off the top of my head, the only non-Italian mega names of recent years they've had are Pogba and Higuaín.
     
  3. J Ed

    J Ed besieging the vampire castle

  4. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Decent player. His cousin was even better I recall.
     
  5. butchersapron

    butchersapron bring back hanging

    He was the only person in england who could speak italian. Or sit at a table doing posh guardianese/coffee.

    He was alright, the football went over a cliff though - english football got better. Cult of defence. No fans left.
     
  6. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Who should the "left leaning" football fan follow in Italy, just out of interest? I mean we all obviously support FC Barcelona, Celtic, St Pauli and Red Star Paris, but who in Italy? ;)
     
  7. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    Roma
     
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  8. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    That said, whilst mostly left, they do a few dodgy fascist groups.

    Maybe Livorno?
     
  9. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I didnt watch it much, but i did seem to be up at 6 in the morning too often to watch Trans World Sport (eta: looks like its still active on youtube)
     
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  12. Argonia

    Argonia Happy go licky

    Brings back happy memories.

    Richardson now hosts the guardian weekly football podcast.
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I'm presuming this has had a chilling effect on top foreign players playing in Italy? I wonder what the long term impact has been, if any.
     
  14. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    It actually held its own against Sky's introduction of Sunday football. It was very popular and when Sky's influx of money allowed the Premiere League clubs to buy overseas players most of the Italian transfers were pretty much household names. I always remember the interviews with the players always being top notch.
     
  15. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Having Elvis Costello in the box when doing the halftime scores was quite brilliant;

     
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  16. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    GGGGGOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZOOOOOOO!!!!!

    I used to always think he said Goal Lazio when I was kid I was wrong. Great show brings back a lot of memories with Weah, Batastuta, Del Piero and the likes great era for Italian club football.
     
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  17. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Batigol is still my favourite centre forward ever. He regularly got 20+ goals every Serie A season, at Fiorentina too, who were never world-beaters.
     

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