Matt Barker is a freelance journalist and regular feature contributor to FourFourTwo magazine. He specialises in Serie A and Italian football, has interviewed players including Michael Owen and Gianluigi Buffon, as well as covering stories such as Silvio Berlusconi's purchase of AC Milan, and Ronaldo's injury-plagued time at Inter Milan.
LUKAKU Romelu Lukaku has been named on FourFourTwo's list of the world's best players after a year that brought a Serie A title and a £98m move to Chelsea
Chelsea winger Pat Nevin saw himself as a student, music critic and activist before a footballer. During his 1980s heyday, Nevin was the game's great outsider, regularly appearing in the NME, his alternative diversions featuring knife attacks, The Proclaimers and Saddam Hussein’s secret police...
Ronaldo was the best player on the planet and signed for a world-record fee... but Inter Milan still didn't win the Scudetto. What happened?
Liverpool After a season that saw Liverpool win a treble, Michael Owen was crowned Europe's best player. He and Jamie Carragher talk his annus mirabilis, and ponder why he doesn't get the credit he deserves
Silvio Berlusconi On this day in 1986, Silvio Berlusconi bought a struggling AC Milan and turned them into football's first modern superclub – paving the way for the Premier League. With Berlusconi gone and Milan retreating into mediocrity once more, this is the inside story of 30 years at the top
The Big Interview What did he think of his world record transfer fee? How did he deal with his depression? And what made him stick around in Serie B? Your questions answered in July 2014...
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