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Marco Pantanella

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Freelance journalist, entrepreneur, writer, amateur player and semi-professional referee, Marco has centered his life around the beautiful game. Occupying posts as diverse as Soccerlens Editor-in-chief, Del Piero Offside blogrunner, and "It Ain't Over Till the Old Lady Sings" podcast co-host over the years, Marco is the founder of the mCalcio blog and co-founder JuventiKnows.com (of which he currently is the Editor-in-Chief). His life in the world of blogging has grown exponentially. Marco is responsible for many of the artwork pictures you see on Soccerlens. His best images include 'Share Your Football Experiences' Contest, The Ultimate 5-a-Side Team, Top 50 Most Exciting Teen Footballers (2007), Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: El Clásico Is Almost, Almost Upon Us, Inter Milan vs. AC Milan - A Preview of the 'Derby della Madonnina', and All-Time Premier League Top Scorers. Though the majority of his family hails from Salerno, Italy, Marco was born in Germany (ja!). He has lived in Paris, France for 10 years and moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000, where he's been living among Canucks & French-Canadians ever since. Marco has been a vivid Juventus supporter ever since the Roberto Baggio era. His favorite players are Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Del Piero. Marco Pantanella has been a soccer enthusiast from a very early age, ever since he started kicking the ball around as a little baby in his garden. From then on, enthusiasm became a passion, and passion eventually lead to the creation of his mCalcio.com Soccer Blog in July 2007. Eventually, fate brought Marco Pantanella to write for Soccerlens, and a new Serie A-reporting dynasty was born. :) On top being the Chief Editor and a regular writer for Soccerlens, Marco is also responsible for many of the artwork pictures you see on the website. His best images include 'Share Your Football Experiences' Contest, The Ultimate 5-a-Side Team, Top 50 Most Exciting Teen Footballers (2007), Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: El Clásico Is Almost, Almost Upon Us, Inter Milan vs. AC Milan - A Preview of the 'Derby della Madonnina', and All-Time Premier League Top Scorers.

Soccerlens 2008 Awards Winners

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And the winners are... The Soccerlens Awards recognize excellence in football blogging. After the great success of the 2007 edition, SL readers and editors gathered...

Top 20 Future England Football Stars

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With Fabio Capello at the helm, there is no doubt in my mind that England's football future is looking bright. Of course being Italian...

Axel Witsel – A Kid to Keep An Eye On

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Young Axel Witsel has certainly got a lot of courtship at the moment: he's being closely monitored by top European clubs (Man Utd, Man...

Real Madrid 0-2 Juventus: Del Piero Is King of the Bernabéu (Champions League Matchday...

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There was only one king in Spain last night, and his name is Alessandro Del Piero. Royal ADP. Real Pinturicchio. Two blows from the...

IMScouting.com Review

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Unless you have been sleeping under a rock this past decade or so, you should know that one of the best (if not the...

Chelsea 1-0 Roma: John Terry Crushing Giallorossi Hopes for a Rebound (UEFA Champions League...

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Unlike Chelsea, ranking 1st in the Premier League and undefeated domestically since February, AS Roma approached their UEFA Champions League Matchday 3 fixture with...

Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Amauri + Del Piero Wondergoal Return Pride in Turin (Champions...

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Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, Juventus was reborn Tuesday. With two majestic strokes of the paintbrush, one by Del Piero to erase...

Roma Steamrolled by Inter Milan: 4-0 at Stadio Olimpico (Serie A Matchday 7)

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The article below refers to a previous Inter-Roma game. For the latest fixture, see this Inter Milan-Roma article. His last match in the starting eleven...

Brazil Are the Futsal Kings, Spain Beaten on Penalties (FIFA Futsal World Cup 2008)

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For the fourth time in FIFA Futsal World Cup history, Brazil conquered the gold medal on home turf Sunday morning. It was a match...

Top 20 Most Expensive EPL Non-Starters: Kieron’s not so Dyer situation

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The English Premiership's most costly bench-warmers have been revealed today in a new list published by football scouting website IMScouting.com. The list gives a...

Top 11 Football Rejects: Ronaldo, Ljungberg, Appiah, Canizares and Davids lead the way

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So, the transfer deadline (August 31) has passed and the football market is now closed. Closed? Not quite. Indeed, while transfers from one club...

UEFA Champions League 08-09 – Group Stage Draw LIVEBLOG

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This article refers to an earlier version of the Champions League draw. Go to the latest Champions League draw article. The DRAW for the 2008-09...