Kind Words

Kind Words

We are not ones to blow our own trumpets. However, we are always happy to receive praise from those who we respect. Here are some very kind words from some of our most distinguished industry peers.

Paul Campbell (The Guardian):

“Richard and his team know Italian football and fan culture as well as anyone and write fascinating insider guides to Serie A clubs. When Calcio ruled the world, the Gentleman Ultra was watching.”

In Bed With Maradona:

“Not your normal Calcio blog, The Gentleman Ultra struts, preens and then throws a flare in your face….highly recommended”

John Foot (Author of, ‘Calcio: A History of Italian Football’):

“Interesting site/guide to Italian football plus analysis”

David Amoyal (Editor of DiMarzio English):

“Richard and his excellent team of writers truly capture what makes Italian football so special- the culture, history and passion for Calcio. I enjoy reading their historical articles just as much as the ones focused on recent events”

Dylan Fahy (Italian football writer for The Independent and Sky Sport Italia):

“The Gentleman Ultra highlights the more enchanting yet often under-appreciated tales from around the peninsula by combining compelling reading with a dose of spectacular imagery.

Football Italia:

“Whether articles on the history of Serie A or current calcio events, the passion for Italian football shines through.”

The European Game Book’s Top 100 blogs to follow in 2015:

“Richard and Luca are part of a generation of young men raised by James Richardson outside sunny Italian cafe’s. Whilst nostalgic about the glorious 90′s, they are also realistic regarding the current issues plaguing the Italian game. The site plays host to some incredible writing so be sure to have a look.”

Mark Godfrey (The Football Pink):

“The Gentleman Ultra is a must for anyone interested in Calcio – by aficionados for everybody.