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Juventus spit and score but Inter still need more

Another round of Serie A has come and gone and Forza Italian Football's writers were, as ever, scattered all over Italy to take in the action, so the FIF Podcast is here to talk through everything that happened. Conor Clancy just got back from Genoa in time to record this week's FIFpod and is joined by Vito Doria and Nicholas Carroll, while Dov Schiavone also joins in to discuss what he saw over the weekend.


PODCAST: The Quag-nificent Samp

What a weekend of Serie A we had, such a great weekend that we lost Conor Clancy to Trenitalia and had to draft in Dov Schiavone as host. But luckily he had regulars Vito Doria and Nicholas Carroll to help him along. Sampdoria smashing Napoli, AC Milan stunning Roma, plucky Parma giving Juventus a scare and Inter winning for the first time this season are all on the agenda. Plus some Bologna bashing and a special guest appearance.


Champions League Draw Reactions

After a tough draw for the Serie A sides in the Champions League, Dov Schiavone is joined by Padraig Whelan and regular Forza Italian Football podcast host Conor Clancy to dissect the Italian clubs' changed in the competition. Juventus drew Manchester United and Valencia, while Roma will take on Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow. Inter will celebrate their return to the competition with trips to Barcelona and Tottenham, and finally Napoli have the toughest task as they were paired with...


The Milan clubs collapse, Fiorentina soar and Juventus bore

The novelty of having Serie A back has not worn off and we were treated to an amazing weekend of action in round two. Thankfully, Conor Clancy is back to host the Forza Italian Football Podcast with Nicholas Carroll and Vito Doria by his side, while Dov Schiavone joined in to cause some fights. Juventus won, again, the Milan clubs had comical capitulations, and Conor was in Genoa on an emotional Sunday evening. All of this and more was discussed in this week's pod. Don't forget to...


Cristiano cruises at Chievo, but Juventus win anyway

The new Serie A season is underway and the Forza Italian Football Podcast is here to talk through all of the action from the weekend. Editor-in-Chief and host Conor Clancy took the host's seat, alongside Vito Doria, Nicholas Carroll and a very special guest. The guys talked through Juventus' winning start, while Inter fell to Sassuolo in their opening fixture. There were also wins for Napoli and Roma as they started their seasons well. Bologna meanwhile fell to SPAL, Empoli downed...


An AC Milan Revolution... Again! - 2018/19 Rossoneri preview with Rossella Marrai-Ricco

Despite AC Milan’s match against Genoa on Sunday postponed due to the unfortunate tragedy in Genova, Dov Schiavone caught up with Italian football journalist, Social Media extraordinaire for Soccer Laduma in South Africa, and AC Milan fan Rossella Marrai-Ricco. On the agenda was the changing ownership for Milan, and what it could mean for the club, as well as the initial positive signs from the transfer window. You also get some Leonardo, Paolo Maldini and a lot more. You can follow...


Managing Inter Expectations - 2018/19 Nerazzurri Preview with Nima Tavallaey

As we get ever closer to the start of the new Serie A season, Dov Schiavone sat down with Italian football journalist and Inter fan Nima Tavallaey or to get the lowdown on the Nerazzurri's brilliant transfer campaign. The brilliant work of Piero Ausilio is under scrutiny which inevitably leads us unto the expectations fans have of the club. Is top four good enough? Or should Inter be aiming for more? You can follow Nima on Twitter @NimaTavRood


Cristiano Ronaldo, Champions League and Juventus' worst player? - 2018/19 Bianconeri preview with Adam Digby

As we get ever closer to the start of the new Serie A season, Dov Schiavone sat down with Italian football journalist and Juventus fan Adam Digby to get the lowdown on the Bianconeri’s amazing summer. Cristiano Ronaldo - hard not to - the Champions League and winning an eighth straight Scudetto all came up in discussion, as well as the most difficult question for Bianconeri fans… Just who is Juventus’ worst player? Plus, Adam makes a bet. You can follow Adam on Twitter @Adz77


Cristiano Ronaldo Brings in a new Serie A season

It's a new season in Serie A but the old reliable Forza Italian Football Podcast is still here to hold your hand through the year that is to come. Editor-in-Chief and host Conor Clancy is back, alongside the trusty Vito Doria and thorn in his side Nicholas Carroll to talk through Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus and their title rivals, or lack thereof, this season.


Cristiano Ronaldo Joins Juventus! What does it all mean? How did it happen?

Join Editor-in-Chief Conor Clancy, Padraig Whelan, Vieri Capretta and Dov Schiavone as they look at the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. The 33-year-old Portuguese star has officially made the move from Real Madrid to the Bianconeri and will expectedly light up Serie A next season. How did it happen? What does it mean for Juve? How can they afford it? And is it good or bad for Serie A? The guys answer all this and more on the show.


Serie A 2017/18 Season In Review | Forza Italian Football Podcast

Join Editor-in-Chief Conor Clancy, Padraig Whelan and Dov Schiavone as they look back on a wonderful Serie A season. High upon high for Juventus to made it seven-in-a-row, as well as claiming their fourth consecutive double, though they were pushed all the way by Napoli who broke their highest ever points record in the Italian top flight. The excitement didn't end with the Scudetto race as Inter and Lazio went blow for blow in a last-match Champions League decider, which the Nerazzurri...


Pazza Inter break Lazio hearts to reach the Champions League

Inter are in the Champions League, Atalanta are back in the Europa League, and Parma are back in Serie A! Just like that, the 2017/18 season has come to a close. Juventus won another Scudetto but there has been so many twists and turns and so much unpredictability this season and the season's finale between Lazio and Inter encapsulated it all perfectly. With all of the loose ends being tied up, Conor Clancy was joined by Vito Doria and Nicholas Carroll to talk through the final round of...


Italy bows once more to Juventus' superiority, the #MY7H continues

Juventus clinched their seventh straight Scudetto and 34th in total, the Europa League places look to have been settled and the battle to avoid the drop somehow got even more interesting. Conor Clancy is in Bergamo where he was at Atalanta's late dramatic draw against AC Milan and Vito Doria joins him on the pod to talk through the latest action. The Champions League places still aren't settled either, with neither Inter or Lazio really wanting the fourth spot.


Juventus' title and Flying Pigs

All of the excitement was for nothing and Juventus are all but confirmed as the season's best again with a seventh straight Scudetto as good as sealed this weekend. Conor Clancy is joined by Vito Doria and Sonja Missio to discuss another title for the Bianconeri, and it gets deep as they question the point of existence for everyone else in Italian football. The European race and battle to avoid the drop are, at least, giving some great excitement in the top flight, while just about...


The Joker and The Thief

It's been a bit of a rollercoaster at the top of Serie A this season but sadly the Scudetto race looks to have taken its final turn as Juventus pull four points clear of Napoli at the summit. The Bianconeri came from behind to beat Inter in the dying minutes at the Stadio San Siro while Maurizio Sarri's side collapsed in Florence. Atalanta continue to lead the way in the Europa League hunt while five teams battle it out to avoid the final relegation spot. All of that and, somehow, more...


Turin has fallen! Koulibaly siege reignites Scudetto race

Well, this wasn't in the script! Napoli have gone to Turin and left with all three points after a last-gasp winner saw them defeat Juventus to pull within a point of the Serie A leaders. Nicholas Carroll and Conor Clancy tried their best to stay calm and reflect on the biggest match Serie A has seen in years. FIF's resident Neapolitan Caterina Mirra also joined briefly as she spoke to Conor in the immediate aftermath of the match in a special clip for our audio-only listeners. As if that...


It's not over till it's over... But really, it's over

Okay, maybe it is over in the race for the Scudetto. It wasn't the most eventful round of Serie A this week as we saw plenty of scoreless draws and six of the ten games played ended without a winner but, nevertheless, the FIFpod is here to discuss the action. Juventus pulled clear at the top as Napoli were held at AC Milan while Atalanta drew with Inter and the Derby della Capitale also ended all square. Cheick Diabate kept scoring for Benevento as the battle at the bottom stayed as...


Roma Rise to Rout Barcelona, Juventus fall to Cristiano Ronaldo... Then Lazio, poor Lazio

A crazy week of Champions League action saw Roma complete an amazing comeback against Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico, beating the Catalan giants 3-0 to make it to the semi-finals on away goals. The Italian job continued on Wednesday as Juventus overturned their first leg deficit against Real Madrid, only to be denied by a controversial 98th minute penalty by Cristiano Ronaldo. Meanwhile, there was the plight of Lazio, who beat Salzburg 4-2 at home, but succumbed to three goals in three...


AC Milan are rubbish... again!

The title race isn't dead just yet! It's been another fun round of Serie A action and Conor Clancy returns to host the pod this week alongside Vito Doria and Dov Schiavone to discuss everything that happened around Italy. Napoli left it late to get the job done at home to Chievo, ensuring they didn't lose any more ground on Juventus who swatted aside a brave Benevento the day before. Dov has been busy travelling around Italy this weekend and has taken in three games, including AC Milan...


Fluctuating fortunes in Milan

Juventus extended their league at the top of the Serie A title to four points with a 3-1 win over AC Milan while Inter continued their miraculous return to form with a 3-0 rout of Hellas Verona. Nicholas Carroll filled in as host for the week and was joined by the ever-present Vito Doria and podcast debutant Tom Probert to discuss all things Serie A.