Category Archives: Italy

Fiorentina 1 Atalanta 1

Fiorentina 1 Atalanta 1 (24th September 2017) In truth I was getting a little sick of trains. I’d been on far too many in the last week and a half. Not just from Venice to Genoa, to Pisa and then … Continue reading

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Perugia 1 Frosinone 0

Perugia 1 Frosinone 0 (23rd September 2017) One of the difficulties of arranging this trip was the extraordinary amount of time it takes for the football authorities in Italy to release the fixtures. In England, not far after the middle … Continue reading

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Genoa 1 Chievo 1

Genoa 1 Chievo Verona 1 (20th September 2017) The award for the world’s least busy metro system, surely, must go to Genoa’s. It doesn’t matter what time of day you use it, if there are more than five people on … Continue reading

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Spezia 1 Novara 0

Spezia 1 Novara 0 (19th September 2017) It was something of a first, being wished “Happy Birthday” by the young woman in the Spezia ticket booth, as she entered my passport details onto my ticket for the game. There can’t … Continue reading

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Chievo 1 Atalanta 1

Chievo Verona 1 Atalanta 1 (17th September 2017) I hadn’t planned on going to Verona. My intention was to go to the city of Ferrara and see SPAL v Cagliari. SPAL’s ground is quite small though, and a total absence … Continue reading

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Venezia 0 Spezia 0

Venezia 0 Spezia 0 (15th September 2017) I really thought I’d love Venice. It always looked such a beautiful place in photographs, full of charm and history. Unfortunately I visited a Venice under near permanent grey skies, with bursts of … Continue reading

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Bologna 1 Cagliari 0

Bologna 1 Cagliari 0 (23rd March 2014) On a weekend trip that would end with me wondering if I was standing next to ex-The Who and Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones on the bus back to the Gatwick car park, … Continue reading

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Cesena 1 Juve Stabia 0

Cesena 1 Juve Stabia 0 (22nd March 2014) Way back in 1990 BSB (“British Satellite Broadcasting” back then, and a rival to Sky) opted to offer Italian football to subscribers of its fledgling sports channel. In an era when Lee … Continue reading

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Inter 3 Reggina 0

Internazionale 3 Reggina 1 (09/02/2003) It’s hard not to feel a little scruffy in Milan, as has been said many times. You certainly stand out as being English. I went there with a friend and his brother, and the moment … Continue reading

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