AC Milan

the legend of golden balls

How David Beckham Became Football’s First Truly Global Brand

Though many players of the nineties and noughties were at least as iconic as Beckham, and some more talented, ‘Golden Balls’ broke the corporate mould like no other. Here’s how he ceased to be a footballer and became a brand instead.
Will Magee
arsenal's invincibles in serie a

Remembering The Failed Serie A Careers Of Arsenal’s Invincibles Generation

Before they were winning titles and going a season unbeaten at Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira were struggling in Italy. Here’s how they shook off their Serie A woes to become icons of the Premier League.
Will Magee
one hardworking gaucho italiano

How Liverpool Reject Gabriel Paletta Became AC Milan's Working-Class Hero

Though he never fulfilled his potential at Liverpool, Gabriel Paletta has made a fine career for himself elsewhere. Amongst his fellow Italo-Argentinos, he is a symbol of working-class perseverance.
Federico Manasse
Champions League

The Tragicomic Tale of Arsenal’s Six Consecutive Round of 16 Exits in The Champions League

If Arsenal go out to Bayern in their coming Round of 16 double header, it will be their seventh consecutive fall at the same hurdle. Here, we look back at their previous failures and ask: what the fuck is going on?
Will Magee
the sad decline of ac milan

AC Milan Sell Record Low 10,000 Season Tickets Prior To Start Of Serie A Season

The seven-time European Cup winners have seen ticket sales plummet in recent seasons, with fans showing their discontent at the running of the club.
UK Sports Staff
racism in italian football

Mayor of Padova Apologises To Lazio Striker Keita Balde Over Racist Abuse

Balde was the target of monkey chants during Lazio’s pre-season friendly with Padova on Wednesday evening, and the city mayor has now apologised for the incident.
UK Sports Staff

“An Insult to Our Country”: AC Milan and Nivea Mock the Haka

Before a match last week, a dozen or so actors in Milan uniforms successfully pissed off a lot of Maoris. We talked to some of them about what happened.
Jack Barlow
serie a

Buffon Makes The Craziest Goddamned Save You'll Ever See

God bless goal line technology.
Liam Daniel Pierce
game changers

Game Changers: Arrigo Sacchi & AC Milan

Arrigo Sacchi led AC Milan to successive European Cups in 1989 and 1990. "I didn't do it because I wanted to write history," he later recalled. "I did it because I wanted to give 90 minutes of joy to people."
Daniel Storey
Stephan El Shaarawy

Stephan El Shaarawy Scores on Backheel Flick Volley

This is a pretty good way to come back to Serie A.
Sean Newell

Luiz Adriano Puts the Icing on A.C. Milan's Cake with a Mind-Blowing Trap and Volley

Nice enough to save their table middling.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Italian Soccer is Full of Racism, Same as Everywhere Else

Recent racist comments by an Italian soccer legend illuminate the racism present throughout Italian society and the world as a whole.
Zito Madu