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Thursday August 15 2019
Parma up, down and back again

Top flight debutants to UEFA Cup winners and plummeting back down to Serie D, Parma are climbing the Calcio ladder again, writes Vijay Rahaman.

Parma are the ultimate phoenix from the flames success story, as they went from bankruptcy in 2015 to becoming the first Italian side ever to earn three back-to-back promotions from Serie D to the top flight. The Ducali secured their Serie A status comfortably in the first season back and aim to keep building.

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Friday July 26 2019
Cassano: 'Lukaku money is madness'

Antonio Cassano believes €85m for Romelu Lukaku is “simply madness” and Inter should give Mauro Icardi to Juventus for Gonzalo Higuain.

The former Roma, Milan, Inter and Sampdoria striker was as usual forthright with his views on a variety of subjects when speaking to Sky Sport Italia.

“Inter have got a top player on the bench. Antonio Conte can get them closer to Juventus and genuinely challenge for the Scudetto.

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Monday May 20 2019
Cassano slams Roma chiefs

Antonio Cassano has slammed Roma’s board for their mistreatment of Daniele De Rossi. “Baldini and Pallotta did it again...”

Roma President James Pallotta and consultant Franco Baldini have felt the wrath of the club’s supporters over the past week, and Cassano agreed both were to blame for the botched nature of De Rossi’s departure.

“Baldini and Pallotta did it again. After Totti, they did it with Daniele,” he told Tiki Taka.

“They must remember that Roma are Totti and De Rossi, not themselves.

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Monday April 29 2019
Cassano slams Milan & Wanda

Antonio Cassano claims none of Milan’s squad ‘would’ve played in the team I was in’ and that Mauro Icardi ‘must leave’ Inter because of Wanda Nara.

Milan fell out of Serie A’s top four after their 2-0 defeat to Torino on Sunday, while Icardi’s future is the subject of daily speculation, despite the Inter striker returning from his self-imposed exile.

“Gattuso takes on responsibilities he doesn’t have,” Cassano told Tiki Taka.

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Friday April 12 2019
'Totti must be Roma President!'

Roma old boy Antonio Cassano has called on James Pallotta to make way for Francesco Totti as the club’s President.

Totti has been linked with the role of technical director at Roma in recent weeks, but Cassano believes the Giallorossi are missing a trick by not having his former strike partner installed in Pallotta’s place.

“Yes, Ranieri’s a good person,” he told Sky Sport Italia when asked if Claudio was the man take the club forward.          

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Monday April 8 2019
Cassano: Icardi does nothing!

Inter old boy Antonio Cassano expects Lautaro Martinez to replace Mauro Icardi, who ‘offers nothing if he doesn’t score’, once he returns from injury.

Martinez replaced Icardi as Inter’s lone striker while the No 9 was in exile, but a hamstring injury to the 21-year-old has let their former captain back in.

The club and player appear to have resolved their issues for now, yet Cassano believes the Argentine’s return will prove to be shortlived.

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Monday March 25 2019
Prandelli makes Italy revelation

Cesare Prandelli has confessed that Italy ‘never imagined’ they would reach the Euro 2012 Final and rued facing a Spain side ‘firing on all cylinders’.

Prandelli’s Italy overcame a group containing Spain and Croatia before beating England and Germany to set up a rematch with La Roja in the Final, although they were thrashed 4-0. 

“We started with the European Championship, we never imagined we’d reach the Final,” admitted the Genoa boss in an interview with Corriere dello Sport.

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Monday March 18 2019
Cassano slams 'scandalous' Roma

Antonio Cassano claims Inter must stick with Coach Luciano Spalletti and that Roma sacking Eusebio Di Francesco was a ‘scandal’.

Cassano was asked about the fortunes of his two former clubs on Tiki Taka last night after Spalletti’s Inter beat Milan 3-2 in the Derby della Madonnina and Roma reverted to losing ways against SPAL, just two weeks into Di Francesco’s departure.

“I don’t agree with those who say Spalletti should be replaced at the end of the season,” replied the 36-year-old.

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Monday March 4 2019
Cassano attacks Wanda again

Antonio Cassano has launched another stinging attack on Wanda Nara with regards to Mauro Icardi. “You talk too much, you use social media too much!”

Cassano hit out at Wanda during last Sunday’s episode of Tiki Taka for her role in Icardi’s feud with Inter over the captaincy, and the former Inter attacker did not mince his words a second time.

“The person who created this disaster is her,” he said on Tiki Taka.

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Monday February 25 2019
Cassano & Wanda clash over Icardi

Antonio Cassano clashed with Wanda Nara over Mauro Icardi on live TV, telling the striker’s wife ‘he needs to go into Inter’s dressing room and clarify things.’

Wanda began by launching an impassioned defence of Icardi, who has not featured for Inter since being stripped of their captaincy two weeks ago, during Sunday’s transmission of Tiki Taka.

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