Tag: italy

Introducing Calcio II: the Football Italia years

Calcio is back by popular demand, and this time we’re headed for the Football Italia years, when Serie A ruled the world and the game’s greats adorned the peninsula. Wherever you were,…

Etched in stone: the genius of Giuseppe Meazza

He woke up groggily, still half-asleep, and looked around. He recognised the room but was less sure about who the two women each side of him were. Sitting up in the ruffled sheets,…

The violence and the victory of Marco Materazzi

In 1532, Niccolò Machiavelli published a now-famous treatise on leadership and governance. ‘Il Principe’ advised that, in an imperfect world, man must do whatever it takes to succeed and thrive. Machiavelli argued that…