The coming of age of Paulo Dybala

With the eyes of the world on him in Juventus’ first leg Champions League quarter-final clash against Barcelona, Paulo Dybala did not disappoint. La Joya (The Jewel) showed everyone exactly what he’s capable of by netting a lethal brace just 22 minutes into the game. Going into the game, the Spanish media ran rampant with…

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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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