Future Stars – Zamalek Prodigy Mostafa Fathi

The first player to emerge from Egypt this millennium and make his mark on Europe was Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid, better known as Mido. He is probably the most famous Egyptian export of the noughties. He played his trade in the Pro League, Eredivisie, Ligue 1, La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League. Despite playing[…]

Scudetto is Roma’s For the Taking, if They Rediscover Some Age-Old Solidity

Catenaccio Italian defensive units have been dying a slow death, helped along by the Calciopoli scandal which brought such shame to Serie A. Gone are the days of Claudio Gentile marking Diego Maradona out of the game, Paulo Maldini’s almost supernatural reading of the game or Franco Baresi controlling the tempo like the ultimate Libero[…]