Serie A clubs have often, at times unfairly, derided as not giving enough time to young players. However, in past few seasons, owing to the decrease in spending power as well as falling profile of the league, Italian clubs have invested significantly in youngsters. Some of these youngsters like Marquinhos, Mauro Icardi and Marco Verratti have even made big money moves after enjoying a successful season in Italy. Serie A 2013-14 season also promises to throw up a number of young prospects with the clubs making wise moves in the transfer market. (Only U20 players with little or no experience in Serie A have been included, which rules out the likes of Paul Pogba and Icardi) Felipe Anderson (Lazio) The 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder joined current Coppa Italia champions from South American giants Santos after a long and frustrating transfer saga which led Lazio sporting director Igli Tare describe the whole issue as “being in the Twilight Zone”. Anderson joined the […]

TheHardTackle's Guest Author Uanhoro James walks through the squads of the Northern teams in the English Premier League - Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. In Part 1 of his piece, he studies the defending champions.

It was another entertaining round of fixtures in the Barclays Premier League as none of the game finished in a goalless draw. The title race was down to two as Arsenal lost at Bolton, while its still tight at the bottom of the league. THT reviews the weekend's action and presents the team of the week.