Football quiz: are you up to speed on the managerial merry-go-round?

A lot of Europe’s big clubs have appointed new managers for the season ahead. Have you followed the standout moves?New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has previously worked at Valencia, Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. At which club did he last just six mon…

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More historic Italian clubs go bust … while Juventus sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus agreed to pay Cristiano Ronaldo €500,000 a week in wages while Bari had their water cut off over a €6,000 billBy Neil Morris for The Gentleman Ultra of the Sport NetworkWhile Juventus and Real Madrid finessed the details of Cristiano Ronaldo’s…

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Parma’s Emanuele Calaiò banned for match-fixing as club are docked points

• Forward sent messages to rival team before promotion match• Parma will retain Serie A status but will lose five pointsThe Parma forward Emanuele Calaiò has been banned for two years for attempted match-fixing while the club have been docked five poin…

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Cristiano Ronaldo ready for ‘brand new challenge’ at Juventus after unveiling

Portuguese star says €100m move to Serie A club was the only offer he received and that moving to Turin was ‘an easy decison’ 6.38pm BST Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he remains as ambitious as ever after completing his move to Juventus from Real Madr…

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Cristiano Ronaldo for €100m at 33? Indulgence or Juventus masterstroke? | Paolo Bandini

To pay such a sum for a player surely past his peak seems a risk but the Italian champions have not made many mistakes latelyCristiano Ronaldo described it in matter-of-fact terms as “the moment to begin a new cycle”. In Italy the headline writers went…

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Transfer window: deals you may have missed because of the World Cup

While events in Russia have hogged the headlines, the market has rolled along. Catch up on the summer’s big deals in Europe’s top leaguesThe Unai Emery era has begun at Arsenal, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno and full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving and…

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When Italy players did national service – at the Military World Cup

Gianluca Vialli won the Military World Cup in 1987 while on national service – unlike Alessandro Del Piero and Fabio Cannavaro, who were sent off in a defeat to Cyprus in 1995By Ricci Potts for The Gentleman UltraThere is an odd tendency to conflate fo…

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Transfer window 2018 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leagues

All the moves in the top leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany as well as club-by-club guides for all the ins and outs this summer Continue reading…

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The Bandinis 2017: an exhaustive review of the Serie A season

A season of expected change in Italy ended in familiar fashion but Napoli’s title bid, Lazio’s resurgence and a host of young talent made for a memorable campaignThis was supposed to be a season of change in Serie A. VAR would put an end to the old pol…

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‘It can’t be true’: Parma return to Serie A after three straight promotions

Parma were declared bankrupt and relegated to Serie D in 2015. Now the club is ‘back where we belong’By Yousef Teclab for The Gentleman UltraIt took the court just 10 minutes to declare Parma FC bankrupt in March 2015. The quick decision ended months o…

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