James Eastham was editor of the UK's first and only English-language fanzine, Aux Armes!, in the 1990s.
As a journalist, he has interviewed many of French football's leading personalities, including Aime Jacquet, Nicolas Anelka, Didier Deschamps and Laurent Blanc.
Since joining the Betfair team in 2008, he has made a profit on Ligue 1 outright markets and matches. He dreams of making enough money from football betting to buy a small fourth division French club.
He now lives and works in Lille in northern France.