I’ll be the first one to admit that English football has a serious arrogance issue. It’s almost as if when we won the World Cup in 1966 we ascended to egotistical heights and despite low success levels since we haven’t all fallen back down. In the truly excellent book ‘Soccernomics’ written by Simon Kuper and … Continue reading The cynicism of English Football media.
This season, Atalanta were able to secure qualification to the Champions League for the first time in its history. The mastermind of this success was Gian Piero Gasperini, a former Genoa and Internazionale manager who has created a distinguishable identity for his Atalanta side. There are a number of facets to the brand of football … Continue reading Pressing the issue: A look at how Atalanta press under Gian Piero Gasperini