John Cascarano

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Name: John Cascarano
Date registered: April 27, 2012

Biography

Born the year Italy stitched their third star on the Azzurri shirt, John has been writing about calcio for over a year now. He began at the Juventus Offside, and took over when Aaron left to co-found JK. He has since contributed to Goal.com and SB Nation, and guided the Offside through its transition over to the SB Nation blog – Black & White & Read All Over. Drawing on themes from other writers, John is equal parts philosophical & analytical, cynical & optimistic, opinionated & self-deprecating – dichotomies as noticeable as the Black & White stripes he adores – while he also enjoys peppering in pop-culture and music references. He also likes to ramble. And complain. A lot. As if he wasn’t cynical or hateable enough already, John is a lawyer by trade, consistent with his personal masochistic tendencies. While the good Lord made him a New Jerseyan, his father made him a Juventino. A dual citizen, he will throw his Italian passport in your face to mask his sparse command of Dante Alighieri's language.

Latest posts

  1. The Fuss About Ogbonna — June 25, 2013
  2. Juventus vs. Cagliari PREVIEW – The Lamest of all Ducks — May 11, 2013
  3. Juventus vs. Palermo PREVIEW – Mimosas, Anyone? — May 4, 2013
  4. Crossfire Debate: Ibrahimovic to Juventus — April 23, 2013
  5. Juventus 1-0 Milan REVIEW: Impotent Devils Fall at Juventus Stadium — April 21, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Team Eats: PARMA – Erbazzone — 723 comments
  2. Catania 0-1 Juventus REVIEW: A Thoroughly Uninspired Lunchtime Tale — 391 comments
  3. OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Nicklas BENDTNER – Juventus Savior — 90 comments
  4. Winter Mercato Reflection: Past, Present & Future Of Marotta’s Juventus — 38 comments
  5. ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO – Memories of a Childhood Hero — 27 comments

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The Fuss About Ogbonna

The season is done, the sun is sweltering, and the Confederations Cup is, well, the Confederations Cup. Indeed that means that despite the fact that the transfer market still technically does not open until next week, transfers are on the front of any self-respecting soccer fan’s mind. A slew of preliminary moves conducted all around …

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Juventus vs. Cagliari PREVIEW – The Lamest of all Ducks

“Lame Duck” refers to figure in American politics who towards the end of his or her tenure of holding an office. The term is commonly used for those in Executive positions who have lost reelection, decided not to seek another term, or, due to term limits simply cannot, yet remain in office for a statutorily …

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Juventus vs. Palermo PREVIEW – Mimosas, Anyone?

Do you hear that? I’m not referring to the sounds of warm spring breezes, birds having just awoken from their winter hibernation, and the excessive sneezing from the pollen-saturated air. No, it’s May and that means only one thing for Juventini – the sound of CLAMOROSO – the summer market is ready to come back …

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Crossfire Debate: Ibrahimovic to Juventus

A funny thing happened on Twitter today. John and Aaron agreed on something, and Adam vociferously voiced his opposition to it. Wait, that’s not incredibly atypical, is it? The Ibra stories aren’t going away. Marotta is publicly telling him to drop his salary expectations. Could be done with a bonus-structure. — Aaron Giambattista (@agiamba) April …

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Juventus 1-0 Milan REVIEW: Impotent Devils Fall at Juventus Stadium

Milan needed to win this match. While unbeaten in calendar year 2013, the Rossoneri only sat 1 point ahead of 4th-placed Fiorentina going into this match. Milan were no longer trying to meet Napoli in 2nd to avoid the Champion’s League preliminaries, but now attempting to preserve their status in the elite competition for the …

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Team Eats: BAYERN MUNICH – German Potato Pancakes

Welcome everyone, John here once again. We last met for Team EATS during the prior Champions League matchup against Celtic. Keeping with the tradition of tackling the non-Italian foods, I’m delighted to take you all on another journey north – not as far as Scotland, but just over the alps into the land of Chocolate, …

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Inter vs Juventus PREVIEW: A Dish Served Cold

It seems like a century ago since Juventus suffered their first ever defeat at the new stadium. Having been unbeaten 50-some-odd games at their cathedral, Juventus were riding a five game winning streak into their first match of November, having dispatched Bologna on Halloween a few days earlier thanks to late Paul Pogba heroics when …

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The New Paul Pogba

It was around this time a year ago when the buzz first began; Juventus had set their sights on an interesting young addition for the summer. At the time, Paul Pogba was a Manchester United youth player who had just begun to receive call-ups to the first team. Reports suggested the reason for Pogba’s sudden …

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Juventus vs Celtic PREVIEW: William Wallace & the Scots come to Torino in Last Stand

Juventus this week return home for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, with the luxury of having one eye towards the quarter finals. Having won handily over a fortnight ago in Glasgow, three away goals should serve as sufficient cushion to ensure a spot in the final eight, at a time …

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Juventus 3-0 Siena REVIEW: Bianconeri Black-and-Blue the Baby Black-and-Whites

After last week’s loss to Roma, 3 points at home to Siena is a must. While Napoli did us a favor in drawing Sampdoria, they still earned a point and inched closer to us, while alleviating their schedule by crashing out of the Europa League. Seriously, they totally didn’t lose 5-0 on aggregate on purpose …

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Team Eats: CELTIC – Pub-Style Fish and Chips with Brussels Sprouts

For the second half of the Uefa Champions League, our beloved Old Lady will take a plane ride north, way north, all the way up to Scotland. Having disposed of Defending Champions Chelsea – the team which ironically disposed of Juventus the last time they were in the knockout stages – the bianconeri will return …

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Juventus 2-0 Fiorentina REVIEW: Viola Outclassed at Juventus Stadium

It was a huge weekend for the Bianconeri, probably the most important of this latter half of the season. Sitting a razor-thin three points (or one full win) ahead of Napoli, a match against the Purple People Eaters (can’t help it) appropriately coincides with the former taking on third place Lazio in Rome. Three points were …

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Winter Mercato Reflection: Past, Present & Future Of Marotta’s Juventus

As Juventus fans everywhere offer their opinion of the club’s transfer dealings, John Cascarano takes a detailed look at what has happened since Beppe Marotta was handed the reigns in Turin and offers a few ideas on what the Director General should do this coming summer. Another winter market has come and gone, with typical …

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Parma vs. Juventus PREVIEW – Bianconeri Travel to the Unconquered Tardini

A completely disappointing restart post winter break means Juventus must travel to Parma for a Sunday matinee craving three points against a Parma team yet to lose at home. Sitting still five points ahead of next-place Lazio after 19 games played would have been a welcome scenario this point last year, but the manner in …

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