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FEATURE: Trip to Turin

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So on Saturday 18th March I ticked off a major item on my bucket list, I got to see a live Serie A match. For those who don't know I've had a somewhat unhealthy obsession with anything Italian since I was a young kid. The obsession with Italian football in particular started when I was about eight or nine after my Mom brought me home a fake Totti shirt she'd picked up as a treat for me whilst shopping. I was a massive tomboy and so was obviously delighted at the purchase, though at the time, I didn't know an awful lot about calcio.


As I grew older I learnt more about the big Italian sides, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Roma and so on. It was a certain club from Turin though that really captured my imagination. 

A few years ago I purchased John Foot's brilliant 'Calcio' book - I would highly recommend to anybody who is interested in learning more about Italian football. In John's book I was fascinated by Torino's both tragic yet inspiring story. Tor…

The Italian Job

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Walter Mazzarri is going to have to "blow the bloody doors off" if he wants to force this Liverpool side out of drive and into park on Sunday.
The Italian has got Watford playing some great football but in the bubbling Anfield atmosphere, only increased by the Reds' recent confident performances will Mazzarri be able to make the best of a difficult situation?

Of course, he's got experience in difficult situations and is no stranger to taking a side to a famous or intense ground. Back in Serie A as manager of Inter and Napoli spanning five years he visited the cauldrons of the Stadio Olimpico, the Juventus Stadium and both the San Siro and the Stadio San Paolo as a home and opposition coach.
Walter was unlucky to be sacked by Inter, he did suffer from a string of poor results but was only five points off third when he left the club. He faired far better as Napoli boss securing a third place finish in one season, he also won the Coppa Italia in 2012 giving Juve their …

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - San Siro

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The last time Liverpool made a visit to the iconic San Siro was in March 2008, looking for their place in the Champions League quarter finals the Reds managed to overcome Inter Milan winning 1-0 after the home side had a man sent off, a typical Fernando Torres goal sealed the victory.

I've always had an interest in Italian football which is quite bizarre considering outside of Liverpool Football Club I show minimal interest in other teams and sides in England. There's just something I've always found intriguing about Italy as a country and its calcio. Plus if the stuff on the pitch isn't at its best there's always the bags of controversy off pitch that goes along with it.

So last week, I was lucky enough to visit the magical San Siro, a venue for not only our very own special European night in 2008 but many others. I decided to do this post because there is a relation to Liverpool here and I figured because I have a lot of readers from other countries, in a simila…