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James Richardson, James Horncastle and Gab Marcotti relive Serie A's glory days with tales of Italian football's greatest and most infamous icons

Golazzo: The Totally Italian Football Sho‪w‬ Muddy Knees Media

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

James Richardson, James Horncastle and Gab Marcotti relive Serie A's glory days with tales of Italian football's greatest and most infamous icons

    Ravanelli!

    Ravanelli!

    The man who said he was born to be a bricklayer was on the scoresheet the last time Juventus won the Champions League. A silver fox with one of the most imitated goal celebrations of all time, we examine whether his legend was rather more modest than we remember. And how exactly did he end up at Middlesbrough? And Dundee?

    RUNNING ORDER: 
     
    • PART 1a: The man made by Football Italia? (02m 00s)
    • PART 1b: The Ravanelli story starts in Perugia (06m 00s) 
    • PART 1c: The silver fox signs for Juve (13m 30s)
    • PART 1d: Champions League glory in 96 (26m 30s) 
    • PART 2a: Ravanelli at Middlesbrough (31m 00s)
    • PART 2b: Ravanelli returns to Italy, via Marseille (42m 30s)
    • PART 2c: Derby, Dundee and management (45m 30s)

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Tre tulipani – part 2

    Tre tulipani – part 2

    Gullit, Rijkaard and Van Basten were a central part of one of the greatest club sides ever, when Serie A was arguably at its peak.

    This episode looks at the success enjoyed at a time when European Cup finals were the norm for Milan, and the denouement for the Dutchmen as Gullit clashed with Capello, while Van Basten’s career was cut tragically short by injury.

    RUNNING ORDER: 
     
    • PART 1: European Cup glory in 89 and 90 (01m 00s)
    • PART 2: Milan sell Gullit and Rijkaard (14m 00s) 
    • PART 3a: Van Basten’s injury problems (20m 00s)
    • PART 3b: The greatest centre-forward ever? (29m 00s) 
    • PART 3c: The trio’s career in management (32m 30s)

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    • 40 min
    Tre tulipani – part 1

    Tre tulipani – part 1

    Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and Marco Van Basten were so good, they made up the entire podium for the 1988 Ballon D’Or.

    The Dutch trio, known as the three tulips, were pivotal to the Netherlands’ Euro 88 triumph and this Golazzo concentrates on the years that led to them becoming a collective at San Siro.

    Part one of this two-part special also includes Ruud’s reggae band and a heated debate over the best goal ever.

    RUNNING ORDER: 
     
    • PART 1a: Italian clubs buying countrymen in bulk (06m 00s)
    • PART 1b: Ruud Gullit – Europe’s Maradona (10m 00s) 
    • PART 1c: Gullit’s relationship with Arrigo Sacchi (18m 00s)
    • PART 2: Holland win Euro 88 with that Van Basten goal (23m 00s) 
    • PART 3: Rijkaard moves to Milan (32m 30s)

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    • 38 min
    Sinisa business

    Sinisa business

    European Cup winner Sinisa Mihajlovic was the master of free-kicks, considered a wonder of physics in Italy. He also was an accused racist and has battled leukaemia while still managing Bologna. His is a complex story, and his Golazzo includes a special tribute from Sven-Goran Eriksson.

    RUNNING ORDER: 
     
    • PART 1a: Mihajlovic’s beginnings at Vojvodina (03m 30s)
    • PART 1b: Sinisa wins the European Cup with Red Star (09m 00s) 
    • PART 2: Sinisa’s set-piece gift (16m 00s)
    • PART 3: The less savoury side of Sinisa (23m 30s) 
    • PART 4a: Sven and Sinisa (28m 00s)
    • PART 4b: Mihajlovic the manager (35m 00s)
    • PART 4c: Mihajlovic’s battle against leukaemia (39m 30s)

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    • 50 min
    The Spalletti story

    The Spalletti story

    The start saw a string of sackings but Luciano Spalletti’s managerial career caught fire in his first spell at Roma, one of the most tactically significant coaching stints of the last 20 years. Defined by the discovery of the 4-6-0 formation that rejuvenated Francesco Totti.

    This Golazzo looks back at that team, as well as some of the less successful periods in Spalletti’s time in football. From ostracizing Totti to ostracizing Icardi.

    RUNNING ORDER: 
     
    • PART 1a: Famous for being fired – Spalletti’s chaotic beginnings (04m 00s)
    • PART 1b: The big breakthrough at Udinese (14m 00s) 
    • PART 2: Spallett’s Roma – “the best football I’ve ever seen” (17m 00s)
    • PART 3a: Spalletti at Zenit (34m 00s) 
    • PART 3b: Returning to Roma to retire Totti (39m 00s)
    • PART 4: Spalletti at Inter – the Icardi affair (45m 00s)
    • PART 5: Would you appoint Spalletti? (52m 30s)

      
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Golazzo - coming soon...

    Golazzo - coming soon...

    Join Jimbo and the gang for a new series of Golazzo, harking back to the golden days of Serie A. Featuring Sinisa, Spalletti and more. Coming soon...
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Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

kiwigolazzo ,

Listening from NZ and loving the memories

Thoroughly enjoy listening to these podcasts. Yes, like so many, there is the nostalgia of the late 90’s and watching James, whilst visiting UK, but it’s also the knowledge and the back stories. Really enjoy it - thanks a lot

AndyH_NZ ,

Marvellous

More than just a nostalgia trip, I’m so glad to hear the team fully indulge in the Italian part of the game. The intro still gives me the tingles. Thanks all.

Andrewjbird ,

Brings back good memories

Being a massive fan of Football Italia in the 90s the theme tune alone sent shivers down my spine and a smile to my face. Always like to listen to James and Co, always quick witted and knowledgeable. Fun all round.

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