Tag: mancini

Sampdoria and the glory years of the 1990s

AS THE PREVIOUS SEASON FADES INTO THE DISTANCE and we embark on a new one, memories of the previous 12 months will intensify. In recent times many of the year-end football high points…

David Platt: an Englishman in Italy

Often in football, a player’s entire career trajectory can change with one swing of a boot. It’s 26 June on a balmy night in Bologna. England are squaring off against Belgium for…