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Thursday July 23 2020
Como confirm Balotelli talks

Como CEO Michael Gandler has confirmed holding transfer talks with Mario Balotelli but ‘can’t say any more than that’.

Balotelli will leave Brescia at the end of the season after the club’s relegation from Serie A was rubberstamped last night.

It has since been suggested that the Italy striker could drop down two divisions to give his career a kickstart at Como, and Gandler did not hold back.

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Saturday July 18 2020
Third-tier Como in for Balotelli

Serie C side Como have made an audacious attempt to sign Brescia outcast Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli’s Brescia career is over, with the two currently involved in a contract wrangle as the club looks to get him off their wage bill.

Now, Sky Sport Italia reports the striker could join Como, who finished 13th in Serie C Group A last season but have big ambitions for the future under their Indonesian owners.

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Monday May 11 2020
Exclusive: Gandler on revitalising Como and Inter

In an exclusive interview with Football Italia, Como CEO Michael Gandler explains why running the Serie C side is not dissimilar to his previous work. ‘At Inter, we were able to take virtually every area of the business and increase it from 50 to 100 per cent.’

Words: Alasdair Mackenzie

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Wednesday May 6 2020
Exclusive: Como CEO urges Serie C shutdown

Como CEO Michael Gandler explains exclusively to Football Italia just how hard the COVID-19 pandemic has hit, especially after losing a member of staff.

Words: Alasdair Mackenzie

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Tuesday May 5 2020
Serie C: Como goalkeeper has COVID-19

Como Calcio have announced that player Pierre Bolchini is positive for COVID-19, while Reggina director Massimo Taibi warns the Serie C season is essentially over.

Although Serie A teams are returning to work this week, the same cannot be said for Serie B and above all Serie C, where the facilities are not as well-equipped to guarantee social distancing measures.

It is widely reported that the Serie C campaign will be terminated early, with the top three from each regional group gaining promotion into Serie B.

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Friday April 10 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 2002-03

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 2002-03 edition!

The 2002-03 Serie A season kicked off in the shadow of Italy’s controversial World Cup 2002 exit against co-hosts South Korea, and ended with Juventus crowned champions by seven points. In between saw 789 goals scored, 77 red cards shown and some of football’s greatest ever players gracing pitches up and down the peninsula.

With Fiorentina starting again from Serie C2 and the Seven Sisters era over, 2002-03 was a unique time in calcio history. But how well do you remember it? Here are 20 questions to find out!

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Buffon: 'Juve fan up to the age of seven'

Juventus stopper Gianluigi Buffon says he was a fan of the Bianconeri up to the age of seven as a child, and that he hasn’t retired because he’s “fine and wants to respect the dreams I had as a child.”

Buffon gave an interview to Juventus’ TV channel in the midst of the Coronavirus, and revealed some interesting tidbits.

It was always thought that Buffon grew up as a Genoa fan, but he revealed otherwise.

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Wednesday April 17 2019
Exclusive: Como the new media club

In an exclusive interview, Football Italia’s Chief Correspondent Richard Hall talked to Michael Gandler of SENT Entertainment about their innovative plans for Como 1907 to become ‘a digital Ajax.’

To walk alongside the lake in Como, it is easy to fall in love with the backdrop. Walking from the Stazione San Giovanni, you soon come to the lake. The sea plane hangar brings back memories of years gone by, amidst the boats and the mountains, stand a mixture of 1930’s architecture and hotels from the late 1800’s.

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Thursday April 4 2019
Como bought by British company

Serie D club Como have been sold to British company SENT Entertainment Ltd and hope to end the financial problems after 15 years.

Como were in Serie A as recently as 2002-03, but have since plummeted down to the lower levels of Italian football.

The club went bankrupt in December 2004, then again in 2017 and currently find themselves in Serie D.

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Thursday June 29 2017
Puni-Essien can't save Como

Calcio Como risks going bankrupt after their new owner Akosua Puni Essien, the wife of Michael Essien, didn’t pay the bills.

She bought the Lega Pro (third division) club at a bankruptcy auction in March for €237,000 and became President.

However, the experience could be very short-lived indeed, as yesterday the deadline passed to register with the FIGC (Federation) because the cheque bounced, according to Il Messaggero.

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