The Lob: In celebration of football’s one-club stalwarts

Jim Hart hosts a one-off special celebrating the game’s greatest one-club men, with guests Chris Darwen from Tales from the Top Flight, Luca Hodges-Ramon, editor of The Gentleman Ultra and TFT regular, and Jon Townsend, TFT’s longest-serving senior writer. Listen on iTunes Featuring: Jim Hart (@catenacciari) Jon Townsend (@jon_townsend3) Luca Hodges-Ramon (@LH_Ramon25) Chris Darwen (@comeontheoviedo)…

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Can Vincenzo Montella make AC Milan great again?

This feature is part of The Masterminds: 10 Under 45 Vincenzo Montella is not entirely dissimilar to Roberto Mancini. Like the former Inter and Manchester City manager, Montella exudes effortless charisma and cool. There he was at Fiorentina, patrolling the touchline with a slim-fitted Viola gilet underneath his Dolce & Gabbana overcoat. Like fellow fashionista…

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The making of Antonio Conte: a journey from Lecce to Chelsea

As featured on Guardian Sport Some footballers have the privilege of working under gifted tacticians and thoroughbred winners during their careers, but it’s the intuitive ones who take it upon themselves to become students. Antonio Conte was both influential and influenced during his decorated playing career at Juventus. The tenacious box-to-box midfielder, equipped with piercingly…

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The Calcio Magazine

The greatest stories in Italian football told through the eyes of experts and world-class journalists and exclusively designed in-house by These Football Times. With only a thousand copies scheduled for release, secure your copy today by heading to our online shop (click above) Featuring: Venezia FC: a forgotten Italian relic The Camorra, calcio and Napoli The…

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Gennaro Gattuso: football’s great dog of war

Artists, experts, inventors, composers, producers and virtuosos; few exist in isolation. Creative license, by design or by necessity, can camouflage or gloss over the painstaking hours of practise and relentless hard work required. The same is true for a concert pianist as it is a world-class footballer. For over a decade, AC Milan’s lavishly staffed…

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