MAMMA Mia! Manchester is going mad fer all things Italian these days.
Italian football legend PAOLO MALDINI and rocker LIAM GALLAGHER have gone into business together.
And the move comes hot on the heels of ROBERTO MANCINI's recent appointment as Man City chief.
Ex-AC Milan star Maldini has pumped a lot of lira into Pretty Green, Liam's thriving clothes business.
And the odd couple, who have known each other for years after meeting on an OASIS tour, have grand plans to become a leading fashion house in Europe.
A source said: "Liam has long been a fan of Paolo Maldini. They met when Oasis were on tour in Europe years ago and kept in touch.
"Paolo has had a long and distinguished football career and is starting to consider hanging up his boots for good.
"He has been looking into investment opportunities and Pretty Green came up in a conversation when Liam announced the big launch in London last year.
"A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes over the past month to make it happen but the money has now been agreed which will take Pretty Green to the next level."
I never thought I'd see one of the most famous footballers of all time discussing parkas with a lad from Burnage.
Maldini is just one of the army of heavyweights supporting the singer's clobber firm.
Big bucks investors on New York's Wall St have pumped in mountains of wedge and Liam, who released Be Here Now with the band in 1997, has put his money where his large gob is too.
Getting some other top names involved in the brand will only help sell more threads on the Continent.
He should tap up ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO too - he's a pal of NOEL's.
Former and current Oasis frontman Liam was waxing lyrical only this week about his admiration for Roberto Mancini's fashion taste.
The City gaffer, known as "Bobby Manc" to the Blues faithful, hit the headlines recently for his stylish take on wearing a scarf in Man City colours.
Liam said: "The scarf is cool. I want one. Mancini looks good, but then all Italians are cool."
None more so than Maldini.
A MANCHESTER L'ITALIAN STYLE È GIÀ DI MODA. TUTTO MERITO DI MANCINI E DELLA SUA SCIARPA
Maldini, la svolta fashion è anche british
Intesa con l'ex leader degli Oasis, Gallagher, per il marchio Pretty Green. Che si aggiunge così a Sweet Years
If you live far away, well you always need some holidays :) (it's a weekend)
14/2 Valentine's Day butterfly competition
(and maybe Pretty Green party)
16:00 balloons&a big heart in the square
17:00 photos and meeting with Milan mayor (a woman)
18:30 game with the "piano stairs"
15/2 and until 16/2 Milan museum, meeting with historic Milan people:
16/2 Milan-Manchester United
17/2 White Lies
19 Grand Prix races!)
Italy 2010, Monza - Formula 1 GP, Milan circuit
from 10 to 12 September
this year is gonna be very interesting, with at least 6-7 drivers who can win the championship: the World Champion Jenson Button and previous champion Lewis Hamilton on McLaren, Massa and Alonso on Ferrari, Vettel and Webber on Red Bull, and Schumacher back.
I drove some cars on this Formula One circuit, I know so well every corner since I was a child.
"We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath ... a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.
(Italian Futurism from Milan, 1909-2009)
www.prettygreen.com sales -20% off until 31 January, use the secret code: PG2010 (plus free UK shipping).
The blue navy polka dot scarf expertly hand-printed by Italy’s leading scarf producer, is a must-have.
As the grandMa-ncini '50s scarf :)
Be ready for Pretty Green party in Milan ;)
ahahaha... Mars Attacks song, please play this tune out loud all around the world, cos the Martians are attacking us. Music will save us all. Too big brain for the humans... (well you know the name Marco comes from Mars :D, planet of war)
Then another red card for Inter, it had to be 3 red cards as total.
Tonight I'm gonna slag them off on my sites.
All the people were attacking him and wanted him to go away cos he spent more time in the discos in Milan but it wasn't true and I was the only one knowing that he was preparing to dance in the pitch... in Italian it's "the style is not water" flowing away
notice at 0:21 Inter last Champions League: the antique yellow cup muahuhauhauha with patacca-gibollo ghghghgh, anfora-reperto archeologico degli antichi romani, given by The Flintstones uahuahuahuaha
Usually I have darker blue trousers as the scarf and of course a knot for the scarf.