Bill Davis.

FC Barcelona. FC Liverpool.

Calcio Fiorentino

Calcio match in Piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Painting by Jan Van der Straet
Calcio fiorentino (also known as calcio storico ‘historic football’) is an early form of football (soccer and rugby) that originated during the Middle Ages in Italy. Once widely played, the sport is thought to have started in the Piazza Santa Croce in Florence. There it became known as the giuoco del calcio fiorentino (‘Florentine kick game’) or simply calcio; which is now also the name for association football in the Italian language. …”


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  1. eelnivek

    Nice site, I like the numerous sources of info. Sad or happy about Gareth Barry? Seems like Rafa already has two excellent holding mids.

  2. flutterama

    Hi Bill

    First up I’d like to say I really like the blog, it has loads of decent up to date content.

    But the main reason I’m emailing you is to invite you to take part in our unique blogger challenge…

    A couple of seasons ago we launched an online fantasy betting game. It started out just as a game for us to play against one another but it has now grown to around 1,000 users and this season for the first time we are trying to tell more people about it.

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    All you have to do is pick the results of each premiership fixture and you win points to the value of the odds for each correct selection. You will also be taking on our very own anonymous ‘thatch head’ football pundit! The league will be highlighted on the homepage and a link to your blog will be included on your profile.

    Each league has a message board so that you can give each other some friendly words of encouragement!

    The link to join the league is below, sign up only takes a couple of mins and then the ultimate respect of your football writing peers could be yours!




  3. Ian Davies

    Hi folks,

    Love the site. Beautifully presented too.

    Just wanted to give you a quick heads-up about my newish football blog at http://www.earlybath.co.uk/blog . It’s mostly humorous snippets but with the occasional longer piece. I’m getting some good feedback from the fans’ forums, which is nice.

    If you like any of my articles then feel free to link to them. And if you like the whole blog then maybe you’d like to add me to your blogroll. More than happy to reciprocate. Let me know.

    Keep up the good work.

    Ian at Early Bath

  4. Alex


    I was looking for the best football sites today and came across your site.

    I just wanted to make a quick enquiry to ask if you would be interested in doing a link exchange? Targeting keywords with link building, as I am sure you know, can help build Google rankings.

    I would be happy to look at a number of different link exchanges including home page link exchanges and content exchanges. My site is http://www.scottishfootballnews.org.uk

    I look forward to hearing from you.


  5. Vanessa


    I am running an advertising campaign for a client and your site looks perfect! Do you offer advertising? If you do, what are your rates?


  6. Kelly Moor


    I’m working on a football related project, and wondered whether I could speak to you about getting involved? Please let me know if there’s an email address that would be best to contact you on.


  7. Guilherme Neto


    I’m the admin of http://www.ronaldo7.net , a new website about Cristiano Ronaldo, that I’ve launched around 4 months ago. I’ve been updating it almost on a daily basis, submitting news articles and other media content, and I’ve been registering a reasonable visitors growth overall. Right now, I’m displaying ronaldo7.net contents only in English language, but I’m planning to extend it to a few more languages while the website keeps growing. I was wondering if you are interested in exchanging links between our websites, but if you still need more information from my part, just let me know. I’ll be able to advertise your website preferbally through a text link, but I can also display a banner picture if that suits you better. I contacted you because I honestly feel both our visitors are likely to enjoy our websites and I hope you think the same way.

    Best regards and I hope I can hear from you soon,

    Guilherme Neto @ Portugal
    Contact: admin@ronaldo7.net

  8. Omar Almasri


    My name is Omar Almasri and I’m the owner of a football blog called O-Posts (http://www.o-posts.net), and was wondering if you’d be interested in a link exchange with your wonderful site?

    Looking forward to your reply.


    P.S. Those articles on football in Djibouti and Sudan were written by me, really appreciate you posting them on this site.

  9. James

    Hi Bill,

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