Author Archives: Ale Barel Di Sant'Albano

El Chocho’s Revolution

The last time Aletico Madrid won La Liga Diego Simeone took the field to captain his side to glory, now on the other side of the locker room, Simeone has led to charge to a rejuvenated Atletico MAdrid side.  Atletico has always been known for its long list of talented attackers, Forlan, Falcao Aguero,  but… Read More »

The Racialisation of Football in Italy

The conversation in today’s class has spurned me to look into the racialization and politization of football in Italy. Both Italy and France share many similarities in that, football creates a huge platform for media attention. Football players in European countries often receive more media attention than politicians and for that reason they are often… Read More »

My Favorite Player of All time: An Italian icon, the Ultimate Bianconeri , a gentleman and a player the will always be missed in Turin – Alessandro Del Piero

Growing up a Juventino in the city of Turin there was only one name you needed to know Alessandro Del Piero. You entered the stadium every Sunday hearing  40,000 fans screaming “ C’e un capitano, C’e solo un capitano, Alex Del Piero,” (there is a captain, only one captain), it was riveting, exciting and a… Read More »

“We must not abandon our youth, and we’re not going to abandon them”

In the build up to the World Cup, Cesare Prandelli, head coach of the Italian National Team has raised concerns regarding the sales of key Italian players to foreign markets. “We must not abandon our youth, and we’re not going to abandon them. They are struggling and we need to work out why,” he said.… Read More »