DOSSENA: COACHING CAREER EXAMINED

Italian coach Andrea Dossena has spent the whole of his managerial career in the fourth tier as far as Italian football is concerned. His first major managerial job was at Crema in the Italian Serie D.

Andrea Dossena got his first managerial job when he was named the new Crema manager on November 27, 2019. He then took the Ravenna job this summer. Andrea Dossena was named the new Ravenna manager this summer shortly after they were relegated from Italian Serie C to Italian Serie D. Ravenna made Dossena their new manager on July 15, 2021.

It’s safe that the managerial career of Dossena has not hit the heights in comparison to his playing  career. He had played for Premier League heavyweights Liverpool in addition to clubs such as Udinese and Napoli in the Italian Serie A. Dossena spent his league football career in England and Italy.

Apart from Napoli, Liverpool and Udinese, Dossena also featured for Palermo (Italy), Sunderland (England), Treviso (Italy), Leyton Orient (England), Hellas Verona (Italy), Piacenza (Italy) and Chiasso (Italy).

Andrea Dossena also played international football for Italy at both junior and senior levels. The left-footed player featured four times for the Italy u-20 team before making ten appearances for the senior team. He was in the u-20 team from 2000 to 2001. Dossena made his first appearance for the Italy senior team during the international friendly clash with South Africa on October 17, 2007. His second cap for the Italian national team came as an half-time substitute during the 2-2 draw with Austria on August 20, 2008. Dossena also put the ball into his own net to put his team 3-0 down to Brazil in what was a 2009 Confederations Cup first round clash played on June 21; 2009. The Italians didn’t have a good tournament as they were eliminated in the first round.

DOSSENA: THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS FUN TO WATCH

After a very eventful international break, club football is finally returning this weekend and there’s a lot of reasons to be excited about it. All of the club football league action return this weekend and there’s really going to be a lot of excitement as that happens.

The English Premier League, the most watched league in the world, is also set to return to action after an entertaining international break and fans can’t hold their excitement enough, with former Premier League player Andrea Dossena insisting that he is ready for this weekend’s showdown, while also revealing that he thinks the Premier League will be very fun to watch this season. Continue reading “DOSSENA: THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS FUN TO WATCH”

ROBERTSON TO START AGAINST MAN CITY?

Since summer addition Andrew Robertson joined Liverpool, he has been decent in the role.


The player cost Jurgen Klopp £10 million as he moved from Hull City. He would be switching the role with Alberto Moreno, who remained at Anfield despite speculations that he was set to exit.

Against Crystal Palace, Robertson was one of the most dangerous players in attack especially in the first half. Though the team struggled to scrape past Palace, the left back showed decent quality. He proved that he could play long term in the role James Milner featured in last term.

Liverpool have had a perennial left back problem that many have tried to fill. Many like Paul Konchesky, Andrea Dossena, Emiliano Insua and Fabio Aurelio. The Scot can own the role with performances like that when he gets any chance.

The player still has a lot to learn but he showed he has the basic requirements. He would he sharing the slot with Moreno depending on Klopp’s plans, the game and their fitness levels – the heavy Arsenal victory is the most recentexample as Moreno played. With the quality in attack, Liverpool stand a decent chance at success this term but their defensive record is still woeful. Continue reading “ROBERTSON TO START AGAINST MAN CITY?”

LIVERPOOL CANNOT SETTLE FOR ROBERTSON

Liverpool have made some important strides in the last two years.


The team is widely expected to crown their effort with at least a trophy. This season could be that time for Liverpool. The team’s problems lie in the left back role, central defence and one-touch strike role.

The Reds did very well in attack last year even though injuries seemed to blight their record. As the club desperate tries to add a worthy central defender, the club need not rely on Andy Robertson as the choice for the left back role. While his left foot might be luring, his youth and record might be good enough but the Merseyside outfit needs more!

Liverpool should be really chasing the Premier League, and there’s the Champions League to play aside other commitments. The team needs a proven top player for the role not just someone with good figures for the moment. Continue reading “LIVERPOOL CANNOT SETTLE FOR ROBERTSON”

BIGGEST MADRID DEFEATS IN RECENT HISTORY

After Real Madrid defeated their city rivals Atletico 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League, many feel the race is over and that little would change at the Vincente Calderon.


However, there have been big defeats against the Spanish side in history but the issue is if Atletico would be able to rise to the occasion.

The 2009 game against Liverpool in the Champions League Round of 16 easily comes to mind. Former Spurs coach Juande Ramos was in charge as Madrid sought to overturn a 1-0 defeat. Liverpool had Fernando Torres who was in form. He was a threat to the Madrid defence that had Sergio Ramos and Pepe in their prime. Steven Gerrard combined with the Spaniard to punish Fabio Cannavaro and the rest of the team. Andrea Dossena was on the scorers’ list alongside Gerrard who grabbed a brace on the night.

Real are arguably the most consistent side in recent European football history. There was a time not too long ago that Barcelona were the force to reckon with but Real seem to have picked up the baton. The 5-0 loss to their biggest rival in the 2010/2011 season remains one that would not be forgotten in a hurry. Coach Pep Guardiola andJose Mourinho clashed and the Catalan side were the victors in the La Liga game. Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro, David Villa and Jefferson combined to humble the mighty Madrid.

Atletico did something similar in the league in 2014/15 as the defending champs defeated Madrid 4-0. Madrid were touted as the La Liga champions in waiting under manager Carlo Ancellotti but that failed to materialize as they crashed to Diego Simeone’s men. Continue reading “BIGGEST MADRID DEFEATS IN RECENT HISTORY”

RED LEGENDS FACE MADRID COUNTERPARTS

Liverpool FC Foundation charity match is set to bring some of the world’s biggest soccer stars together at Anfield on Saturday.


Both sides are two of the most successful in European history – with 16 European Cups and 50 League titles between them.

Both sides have met in different competitions in the past but this occasion is for charity and it is a repeat of the Corazon Classic of 2015. Reports say Steven Gerrard will appear for the first time since his retirement. He would play alongside legends like Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Luis Figo, Roverto Carlos, Jamie Carragher and others.

With the domestic football fixtures suspended for the international break, this offers some of the best excitement over the weekend. Both sides have met a few times in history, on the pitch and during contract talks.

The Reds won the European Cups of 1977 and 1978 but met Madrid in 1981in Paris. Liverpool emerged victors after the sole goal of Alan Kennedy.

Whilst Robbie Fowler was one of the biggest Liverpool stars in the 90s, the 1999 incident surely made his infamous compared to the exploits of McManaman. The highly-talented midfielder left the club controversially though to Madrid after the club allowed his contract run down in its last season. Continue reading “RED LEGENDS FACE MADRID COUNTERPARTS”