Gabriele Marcotti

Gabriele Marcotti

ESPN Senior Writer, Corriere dello Sport correspondent. Author of 4 books, most recently

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Here we go, @LaurensJulien ⁩ + I talk some City, Juve-Inter and Bundesliga, with some help from the awesome @JanAageFjortoft ⁩

@Adz77  Agree the foul was obvious and call was correct but you make it seem as if the foul caused the injury. It didn’t. It was the collision.

I like the @Gazzetta_it  app a lot. I do not like the fact that the @Gazzetta_it  serves up the same freaking ad for something I would never buy every time I swipe (Issey Miyake perfume for men, in case you're wondering). How about some variety?

Who was the genius who started using the term “tactician”? I am so grateful it’s still circumscribed to a limited audience. A horrendous word...

I have less of an issue with nous. At least it means something. What does tactician mean?

Thank you @teamname67395093  for pointing out the inherent, vicious, mean-spirited bias against your team in @sidlowe  and many others including myself. We really should all pledge to be fairer to Teamname.

@PhilippeAuclair  @BBCNewsTo  be fair, if you’re a EU citizen and they are giving you the right to be here by simply applying for settled status and you have more than 14 months to do it and you do not bother doing it... well... you’re not going to get much sympathy are you?

Wrote this about Milan and Pioli. You will, inevitably, make bad decisions. How you react to them is often as important as the good decisions you make.

Turkey. Korea. Bulgaria. Iran. This has been one of the most "political" international breaks in recent memory. No matter how hard FIFA/UEFA try to keep politics out, football can't shake it. Combination of nationalism + spotlight make it impossible.


Balotelli on Sky Italia: "You want to compare me to Ibra? Well, that's a compliment... for him!"

Ronaldo on Sky Italia is told that Juve never managed a comeback this great in the CL... “Maybe that’s why they signed me” is his reply

Del Piero taking about : “What impresses me most isn’t the work rate or technical ability, both of which are exceptional... it’s the way they fill the pitch, their understanding of space and time, their tactical nous... all at such a young age...” #wisewords 

OFFICIAL: All of today's Serie A games postponed following the tragic sudden death of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori.

Other than the four he won in Serie A... and the Europa League... and the U20 World Cup... and the proper World Cup...

BBC reporting that Aaron Ramsey will earn £400k/week basic salary at Juventus. Been told it's actually around €7.5m net which works out to £250k/week. As ever, can only go with what I'm told, but £250k/week sounds a hell of a lot more plausible. (If still rather high...)

Mendes gets RM to buy James for £64m. Mendes gets RM to sell Di Maria for £64m. Falcao next? Mendes runs the universe.

Allegri has left. Kovac could yet leave. And many would not have been shocked if Valverde and Tuchel had been asked to leave. That's four title winners from the Big 5 leagues. Kinda extraordinary. Game has changed.

Blatter has resigned. Wow. Wow. Wow.