In Naples, fan fever has always blown hot and heavy. So strong was the interest in a 1929 Napoli v Lazio play-off for Serie A that Neapolitan sports paper Mezzogiorno Sportivo invented one of the earliest ever "live" match reports. Basically, a reporter from the paper, who was at the game in Milan, phoned back minute-by-minute reports to his Naples office. These were then written up by another journalist and passed on to yet another reporter who then read them out to a crowd from the office balcony.


  1. [ Paddy Agnew, Pride of the Mezzogiorno - World Soccer, May 2011 ]


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