A one-man operation, Ahead of the Curva was born in June 2019.

Ahead of the Curva is for the fan who knows that football is not just a sporting pursuit or just eleven men on a pitch. It is for the fan that appreciates football as an expression of strategy, skill, physical ability, mental fortitude with very real cultural and regional meanings attached.

Ahead of the Curva will focus mainly on Italian football but will include stories and analysis from other parts of Europe and Australia – where the author is based. It aims to leave readers more informed – especially when it comes to underappreciated players, teams and stories.