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James Horncastle

Having lived in Rome for much of his life, James decided to pick up his pen and write about Italian and European Football in 2007. He has written for the Guardian, Observer Sports Monthly, Four Four Two and Champions magazine as well as Calcio Italia.

The old and the new keep Juve in contention

It all started on September 19th in the year 2000. David Trezeguet, a high profile 40 billion lira signing from the then French champions...

Napoli party like it’s 1988

The last time Napoli won at the Olimpico in Turin against Juventus was on a cold November day in 1988. Diego Maradona and Ciro...

Capello rouses Italian clubs to take power back from Ultras

England manager Fabio Capello breezed into the school of excellence at Coverciano on Monday with the air of authority that comes from having won...

Samp make Spaghetti out of the Bolognese

Franco Colomba had been waiting by the phone for what seemed like ages. Then the call came, and he said: “Yes”. He was back...