LINDELOF SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO KICK A BALL FIRST

It is without secret that for most of football’s history the defenders of Italian decent have been believed to have a unique talent when it comes to laying their body down in a bid to stop the round leather from crossing their goal line.


The very word defenders and names like Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini have become almost synonymous with each other.

However, once in a while other capable hands from relatively unknown leagues or even nations serve to remind the rest of us that talent is never bounded by national boundaries or continents. You get to hear of Nemanja Vidic of Serbia, Daniel Agger of Denmark and Samuel Kuffour of Ghana.

Manchester United were able to get a player of such a mould in the person of Eric Bailly who operated as a quiet surgical sweeper at La Liga side Villarreal before being scooped onto stardom at Jose Mourinho’s orders.

As the transfer window looms and the Red Devils get ready to splash more cash into any available talent pool, one piece of business they have considered as a priority – given how swiftly they conducted it – was signing a center back capable of forging reliable pairing with the only one they currently have – Bailly. Continue reading LINDELOF SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO KICK A BALL FIRST

irriducibili | BBC documentry | Lazio Ultras, Casuals, Football Hooligans (PART: 3)

www.irriducibili.eu The arrival of the Irriducibili In the course of a Lazio-Padova match in 1987, a ten metre long banner announced the arrival of a new Ultra group on the scene, Irriducibili Lazio formed by Antonio Grinta. Irriducibili rose to energy in the Curva Nord and revolutionised the way Lazio fans supported their facet. No far more drums have been utilised but English chanting designs had been adpoted. This contrasted tremendously with the Italian model of the Eagles Supporters, and by 1992, Irriducibili were by far Lazio’s most potent group as the Eagles Supporters disbanded. With the arrival of new president Sergio Cragnotti, Lazio qualified for European levels of competition turning into one particular of the world’s strongest groups. Throughout this time period, Lazio ultras shaped close ties with both the Interisti and Veronesi. In addition to this relationships with supporters of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain produced. Travelling numbers did not drop from the outdated days although, as approximately 4000 travelled to Dortmund and Vienna, 20000 to Paris, 15000 to Birmingham for the 1999 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Ultimate and 10000 to Monaco for the UEFA Supercup in spite of only currently being allotted 3500 tickets.

irriducibili | BBC documentry | Lazio Ultras, Casuals, Football Hooligans (PART: 1)

www.irriducibili.eu The arrival of the Irriducibili During a Lazio-Padova match in 1987, a ten metre long banner announced the arrival of a new Ultra group on the scene, Irriducibili Lazio shaped by Antonio Grinta. Irriducibili rose to electrical power in the Curva Nord and revolutionised the way Lazio fans supported their aspect. No a lot more drums were used but English chanting types had been adpoted. This contrasted greatly with the Italian model of the Eagles Supporters, and by 1992, Irriducibili have been by far Lazio’s most strong group as the Eagles Supporters disbanded. With the arrival of new president Sergio Cragnotti, Lazio certified for European levels of competition turning into one of the world’s strongest groups. In the course of this time period, Lazio ultras shaped shut ties with both the Interisti and Veronesi. In addition to this relationships with supporters of True Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain developed. Travelling numbers did not drop from the outdated days though, as roughly 4000 travelled to Dortmund and Vienna, 20000 to Paris, 15000 to Birmingham for the 1999 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Last and 10000 to Monaco for the UEFA Supercup regardless of only currently being allotted 3500 tickets.