I'm a featured columnist for Bleacher Report, writing about world football, in particular Serie A and the Premier League.
When not writing for B/R I work as a football analyst for Football Radar (a football analytics company in London), where I cover Serie A. I specialise in covering the following teams: AC Milan, Juventus, Napoli, Genoa, Chievo, Atalanta, Bologna, Cagliari, Parma and Torino. By watching each and every one of their matches across the league, Coppa Italia, Champions League and Europa League I am able to obtain a good level of insight from the world of calcio.
Although football will always be my main passion, it's fair to say I'm a sport nut and follow cricket, golf, tennis, boxing, NBA, MLB and NFL closely.
I graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Combined Modern Languages (Italian, Spanish and Portuguese). I'm also an alumni of IULM (Milan) and Universidad de Zaragoza as part of the Erasmus programme.
Follow me on twitter @jackrathborn and @FRcalcioJack
My pleasure! The article was well written. Actually, I meant to add a thank you at the end for you contribution, but I got cut off by accident. So, thank you for contributing, Jack, it's always appreciated!
Hey, Jack. I edited the incomplete Carlos Tevez article. I wanted to correct something I wrote in my feedback there: Rumors actually need to be cited all the time (with a few exceptions). It's just general news past 24 hours that doesn't need to be cited. Sorry about that!
Hello Jack. i am bog fan of italian football and it is nice for me that you are also very big fan of italy. good luck bro :)
The spacing kept changing on me too the first few times, so no worries! You aren't the only one.
Hi Jack, sorry for the late reply. According to B/R, this is how you create and em-dash: SHIFT-OPTION-(dash) on a Mac keyboard. As far as the article goes, I just meant that your Milan sections seemed to be more informative and engaging; it's not so much the number of slides apportioned to each team.
Hi Jack, that was how you spelled materialize, didn't even dawn on me to look at its British spelling, sorry about that.
Here's my take on the Falcao rumors flying around:
Do drop by. Thanks
I don't want to comment in the article you replied to me as the comment section there is over-crowded already.
I don't think Powell and Cleverley can't handle the pressure to perform. The former proved to be a big-game player for Crewe, and Cleverley had enough game time last year despite his injuries to know what it's like to play for Man Utd. Sometimes I think Fergie is just putting too much emphasis on technical players in his team selection. When against burly teams, you need a few tough guys (or at least those with steam engine lungs) to dig deep in midfield.
Hey Jack, really like your work. I know you have a ton of knowlegde on Serie A, would love to get some feedback sometimes! Cheers!
Now that Texas is out, I can see Oakland taking it. They are the hottest team right now, and they have great pitching. Failing that, I think probably the Nationals, although I'd give some precious things to see another Battle of the Bay. This time without an earthquake (and a sweep).