BLOG ITALIA: ROB PATON
Carrera: Conte's surrogate
With Antonio Conte contemplating suspension, Rob Paton looks at the man preparing to take his place on the Juventus bench.
Garga-no more at Napoli?
Napoli seem prepared to sell one of their strongest players this summer for a cut-price fee. Rob Paton tries to understand why.
The value of Thiago-Ibra
Just what are Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva worth to Milan? Rob Paton tries to do the sums.
Looking out for No 1
Inter have made the decision to replace Julio Cesar with Samir Handanovic, one that Rob Paton examines the necessity of.
Winning the Italian way
Italy produced a heroic performance to defeat Germany for a place in the Euro 2012 Final. Rob Paton reflects on what made the difference.
Samp sense or stupidity?
Sampdoria are prepared to release a fan favourite in order to bring in a bigger name as Coach. Rob Paton tries to understand why.
Italy ignored warning signs
Cesare Prandelli blamed poor finishing as the reason why Italy didn’t beat Croatia, but Rob Paton argues differently.
Are Italy ready for Euro 2012?
With Italy out of form and tactically unsure ahead of their Euro 2012 debut, Rob Paton asks if they are ready.
A change of position has only increased the expectancy on Pescara’s young talent Marco Verratti, as Rob Paton profiles.
Returning to Zemanlandia
Roma are turning back to Zdenek Zeman and his exciting brand of football. Rob Paton runs the rule over the decision.
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