ALWAYS DELIVERS

Miroslav Klose full of praise for Italy’s first-class postal service

Life in football mad Rome has its perks for Lazio’s chief goal-getter

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The clichéd view of Italy is that of a country yet to discover efficiency, where carrying out a task in the correct manner requires a silly amount of effort whereas it’s likely that if you take a few shortcuts, no harm will befall you.

You would therefore assume that the postal system is a joke, [...]

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BET OF THE DAY

Experienced Old Lady to punish Roma – back Juventus at 11/8

Andrea Pirlo and co poised to pile on the agony for Luis Enrique

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Okay, so Sunderland and Wolves look less like top-ten material than this year’s X Factor finalists, but <em>The Spoiler</em> is fairly pleased with how our ten pre-season predictions are looking as the halfway point approaches.

One of our shrewder prophecies was that despite showing ambition in the summer transfer window, Luis Enrique’s bid [...]

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PANTS MAN

Mirko Vucinic loses his shorts in goal celebration

(it’s still a yellow card offence)

Montenegro met Switzerland in Euro 2012 qualifying on Friday with Roma striker Mirko Vucinic scoring the only goal of the game, a dinked ’68 finish.

The goal propelled both Montenegro [...]

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DARK DAYS

Adriano’s mum says he was ‘suicidal’ at Inter Milan

Striker was on the brink of retiring from football

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In an interview with Italian newspaper La Gazetta dello Sport, Adriano‘s mum, Dona Rosilda, has revealed the Brazilian striker was ‘considering suicide’ after a period of depression while at Inter Milan.

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DEADLINE DAY HANGOVER

Manchester City tried to sign AC Milan’s Marco Borriello

Striker’s agent reveals Bob Mancini was in contact

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Italian striker Marco Borriello‘s agent has told press his client could have gone the other way in AC Milan‘s deal to take Robinho from Manchester City, were it not for Karim Benzema and Real Madrid.

Of course, he could just be [...]

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