Why Italy should go ahead and use the three-man defensive approach.
TheHardTackle analyses the central midfield problem that Jose Mourinho has on his hands at Chelsea and evaluates whether De Rossi is the right man for the job.
Paul Scholes' arrival left everybody in a shock up and down the footballing world. But there are several players linked with a move to United in the winter. Will Sir Alex open his cheque book or has he done his bit in the window. TheHardTackle casts a birds eye view on United's transfer activity and the players linked.
Milan travel to Rome this weekend as they look to take the final step towards their 18th Scudetto. TheHardTackle analyses the match about to happen.
A cracking derby awaits the Serie A on Sunday as Inter Milan and Roma both who have been in brilliant form and are ready to take on each other which could decide their fate in the title race. THT presents the match preview and other analysis.
One of the more bitter rivalries in Serie A resumes as AS Roma travel to Turin. TheHardTackle previews the big game...
Group F contains the defending world champions along with a consistent South American side, throw in some Eastern European flair & a rank outsider, and you have a colurful group full of possibilities. TheHardTackle's Somnath Sengupta explores the teams...
The Azzurri, winners of the 2006 World Cup, travel to South Africa to defend their title. But does the present team have what it takes to replicate the feat they achieved four years ago? TheHardTackle's Nikhil Taneja gives an insight into the current situation of the Italian team, and charts the road that took the team to the holy grail of International football.