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James Horncastle

James Horncastle is a football writer and broadcaster who specialises in Italian football. He is based in London, England.

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France get off to stuttering start, but don't write them off yet

Perhaps it will fade as the tournament grows older and gradually be buried under the sands of time, but with the first week of the World Cup still yet...


Were Spain right to sack Julen Lopetegui?

And there it is. The World Cup has its Black Swan moment, a sudden unexpected event that, on the face of it, feels like it changes everything.  ...

De Vrij

With De Vrij set to join Inter, Lazio have a big decision to make in their Champions League play-off

Walter Zenga saved Inter again. His role has changed over the years. It’s a long time since the 58-year-old pulled up a pair of gloves for the N...


Milan seek first silverware since 2011, but Juventus stand in their path in Coppa Italia final

Carlo Ancelotti became a grandfather last week. When word reached the ultras in Milan’s Curva Sud, they made sure a special banner congratulatin...


Will Carlo Ancelotti be Italy's next manager?

The deadline the FIGC gave for the announcement of the new Italy manager is fast approaching. Billy Costacurta, one of commissioner Roberto Fabbricini...


Late drama against Chievo keeps Napoli in Serie A title race

One of my favourite pieces of graffiti in Italy appeals to the romantic in me. You see it daubed on walls up and down the country. “I love you l...