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Roberto Mancini’s Most Madcap Masterclass

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Roberto Mancini is used to confounding the critics. They said Sampdoria could never win the Scudetto but he teamed up with Gianluca Vialli to prove them wrong. Then his own Serie A colleagues questioned his coaching credentials so he delivered silverware with every single team under his control. And now, in the most dramatic fashion, he has silenced those who thought he was not.

Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli: Mad, Bad But Brilliant To Know

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Since he no longer plies his trade on the Italian peninsula, Serie A Weekly turned to Jack Pitt-Brooke who writes for UK newspaper The Independent and is a huge Manchester City fan for an update on the striker and how fans of the Premier League club feel about 'Super Mario'. Here's what he had to say For all the magic of David Silva, the excellence of Vincent.

Paolo Di Canio: The Man, The Myth, The Swindon Town Manager

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 Who would have thought the day would come when we would Paolo Di Canio in management? I didn't but it did happen as on May 20th2011 he agreed a deal to be the manager of recently relegated side Swindon Town and May 23rd he was presented to the press, a fashionable 40 minutes late to his own press conference.

Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli: The Problem with Modern Football

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Sinewy strong, athletically blessed and technically gifted Mario Balotelli is the identikit football for the modern game. Yet for every attribute bestowed upon the 6'3" Italian, he is cursed by a propensity for self destruction and dogged by an inane ability to court controversy. Here, Serie A Weekly examines the many complexities of ‘Super Mario'.

Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini: More Money More Problems

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In the space of just a few fateful days, Manchester City have exited the Europa League and seen their Premiership pipe dream doubted. Relative to the huge investment made by Sheik Mansour, there's inevitable conjecture about Roberto Mancini's Eastlands future, but what does Serie A Weekly make of the Italian's time in England unmitigated failure or not?

Carlo Ancelotti – Grounds for Eternal Optimism?

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Tifosi, pundits and bookmakers have it all figured out. Roman Abramovich will dispense with Carlo Ancelotti following Chelsea's ‘annus horribilis'. Jose Mourinho, disenchanted with Madrid's political machinations will return to Stamford Bridge; with Carlo free to fulfil his often discussed dream of managing AS Roma.

The Anglo Angle: English Media Reporting Roberto Mancini Under Pressure

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After another week without a win for Manchester City, will Mancini be the next Premier League manager out the door? The Italian manager's team drew against City rivals, Manchester United, midweek and then proceeded to draw again at the weekend against Birmingham City. Both matches happened on the Citizens home pitch, which places additional concern over Mancini's match decisions in.

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Italians Abroad: Numbers Falling But Influence Rising Again

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Exports from Serie A maybe few and far between but the ripples made by those who ply their trade away from home is certainly felt back on the peninsula – maybe not always for the right reasons, but nonetheless, Italians made their presence known across Europe. As last season's Premiership campaign started, all eyes were on Manchester City as Roberto Mancini sought to garner glory from an.

Midweek Madness – What Italian Football Papers Say 12.01.11

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Gazzetta dello Sport Much desire to sign Mexes at AC Milan Juve make a pact Del Piero certain 'Will not end like last season' Barzagli and Forlan are Juventus' primary objectives Totti makes peace with Roma 'I am sad at Trigoria' Ranocchia debut against Genoa Corriere dello Sport Milan: Van Bommel midfielder is leaving.

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World Cup Focus – Final Look At Team Italy Before England

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World Cup Focus Final Look At Team Italy Before England is a post from: Serie A Weekly World Cup Focus Final Look At Team Italy Before England is a post from: Serie A Weekly It has been a long four years since the putrid results of South Africa and while the memory of that tournament may still haunt some players, this tournament should leave a better taste in their mouths.