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James Horncastle on consummate Conte and being a non-playing pundit

24 Nov | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
James Horncastle on consummate Conte and being a non-playing pundit

The Italian football expert is in the studio for episode 33 of the Betway Insider Podcast...

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The Italian football expert James Horncastle – who appears regularly on BT Sport and the Guardian Football Weekly podcast as well as writing for ESPN – joins stand-in host Adam Drury in the studio to discuss:

  • Why he expected Antonio Conte to make such a quick start
  • Conte’s summer transfer market frustrations 
  • How David Luiz has turned his reputation around
  • Diego Costa’s controlled aggression
  • Who he believes to be the best striker in the Premier League
  • The rejuvenation of Victor Moses
  • Whether the number of Italian managers that win the Premier League is a coincidence
  • Whether Leicester could be relegated, and if Claudio Ranieri is culpable
  • The responses Betway’s Twitter and Facebook followers gave to this week’s ‘finish this sentence’: Apart from Ali Dia, the most fraudulent signing in Premier League history is…”
  • The fractured relationship between players and journalists in England, and whether the same problems exist abroad
  • How he came to be an authority on Italian football
  • Life as a non-playing pundit, and whether that is still used against him
  • The success of BT Sport’s Champions League Goals show
  • His Insider 5 – which this week is a five-a-side team comprised of the best Premier League Italian imports

James also takes on Alan in the recently-revamped Wise Al, which involves the two placing a treble on the weekend’s games, with the winner being the one whose bet returns most profit (if at all).

You can also listen to the podcast on SoundCloud

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