While La Vecchia Signora remains Italy's best-supported team, it's also its most despised. Juve! charts the story of Italy's great sporting dynasty, chronicling the triumphs and tragedies of the Agnellis, and of the icons - Boniperti, Del Piero, Ronaldo - who have been their sporting emissaries for almost a century.
"Herbie Sykes’ history of Italy’s dominant team is a study in how power works in the country"
Sykes’ analysis of Italian football scandals and campanilismo isn’t groundbreaking, there is some borderline national stereotyping, and his grasp of non-Italian football names is shaky. Still, he tells this important story wonderfully well.