Archives for posts with tag: Italy

by Angelo Fiorini

‘We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.’ - William Shakespeare. Read the rest of this entry »

by Joseph Colubriale

Studies of Italian Fascism have spent a lot of time assessing the roles that rituals, myths and symbols of the regime played in “regenerating” a mystical, national collective; however, few have considered the cultural role that football played in the imagining of Italy’s national community under Fascism. Read the rest of this entry »

by Rocco Cammisola

Lazio won their first league title – Scudetto – in 1974, a team led by Tommaso Maestrelli beat Juventus to the title by just two points. On the pitch they played a high paced, attacking style that has seen certain members of the squad remembered as all-time legends. However, off the pitch they were an unruly bunch of prickly characters who failed to observe any sort of social standards. Read the rest of this entry »

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

(‘Daffodils’ – William Wordsworth) Read the rest of this entry »

by Chris Shaw

When Inter Milan ended a 45-year wait to lift the European Cup at the Santiago Bernabéu in May 2010, their 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich was the culmination of a run which had been fundamentally based on organisation. José Mourinho, famed for his man-management and pragmatic tactics, had moulded a team in his own image: determined, ruthless and adaptable. Read the rest of this entry »

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