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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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Bryan Cristante

Lampard-like Cristante turns career around - with a lot of help from Gasperini

We all know about Gian Piero Gasperini’s courage in throwing young players in at the deep end. That's just who he is. The 59-year-old began his ...


Defensive issues underpin Juventus' struggles as champions lose ground on Napoli

Think of it as taking one step forward then two steps back. A win against Benevento meant Juventus took advantage of Napoli’s stalemate in Veron...

Marco Verratti

Verratti's international struggles continue as Italy slump to defeat in Sweden

Italy didn’t miss Marco Verratti at Euro 2016 and they won’t bemoan his absence on Monday in the second leg of their World Cup play-off ag...


Aggressive pressing & defensive solidity - Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco is his own man

A common mistake we make is that of placing managers or players in boxes. There’s always a temptation to pigeonhole them as the next this or a d...


Inter look like title contenders after banishing seeds of doubt under Spalletti

For the second time this season, Inter got to spend a few hours at the top of the table. “I’m so happy,” Luciano Spalletti beamed. &...

Luis Alberto

Liverpool flop Luis Alberto bounces back to become revelation of the Serie A season with Lazio

Juventus are champions of Italy. On Saturday they were playing at the Allianz Stadium, where they hadn’t lost in more than two years in all comp...