Author: James Nalton

Turning football into words. WFI editor, writer for the Morning Star newspaper, & sports journalist for various outlets. Mostly tactics, match reports, and scouting across the world of football.

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Audi Cup Shows International Club Friendlies Still Have A Place In Football

Audi Cup Shows International Club Friendlies Still Have A Place In Football

Friendly matches have always been part of football, and tournaments like the Audi Cup are still useful exercises. By James Nalton in Munich ...
The Politics Of Fan Engagement At Europe’s Top Clubs

The Politics Of Fan Engagement At Europe’s Top Clubs

It was fitting that Jeremy Corbyn’s recent election campaign was buoyed by an appearance at Prenton Park, the home of Tranmere Rovers Football Club. T ...
Yangel Herrera: The Venezuelan City Boy

Yangel Herrera: The Venezuelan City Boy

At the recent U20 World Cup in South Korea, Yangel Herrera was awarded the Bronze Ball as the third best player at the tournament. He helped Venezuela ...
Naby Keita Release Clause Means Liverpool Transfer Makes Sense

Naby Keita Release Clause Means Liverpool Transfer Makes Sense

In the first of a new series of World Football Index shows looking at the world of scouting, Dan Fieldsend and Lee Scott discussed the ongoing saga in ...
EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool Eye Up Argentinian Wonderkid Maxi Romero

EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool Eye Up Argentinian Wonderkid Maxi Romero

Liverpool are eyeing up Argentinian attacker Maxi Romero as they look to add depth and potential to their striking department. Jurgen Klopp’s side ...
Keita & Van Dijk – Liverpool’s Summer Transfer Sagas Rumble On

Keita & Van Dijk – Liverpool’s Summer Transfer Sagas Rumble On

Liverpool FC have been involved in two of the biggest and most eventful transfer sagas of the summer so far, but at the same time, both have been comp ...
Atlanta United – The MLS Entertainers Doing Things Their Own Way

Atlanta United – The MLS Entertainers Doing Things Their Own Way

Superbowl LI will live long in Atlanta’s sporting memory. The city’s NFL franchise, the Falcons, had never won a Vince Lombardi Trophy, but settled in ...
Kai Havertz – The Leverkusen All-Rounder Being Compared to a German Legend

Kai Havertz – The Leverkusen All-Rounder Being Compared to a German Legend

The best young players learn to live with the lofty, often inaccurate comparisons which are made between themselves and former greats. But the very ...
Everton’s Youth & Transfer Policies Begin to Bear Fruit – Can They Reach The Next Level?

Everton’s Youth & Transfer Policies Begin to Bear Fruit – Can They Reach The Next Level?

The large Everton presence in England’s U20 World Cup winning side was no coincidence. Since the arrival of Steve Walsh as director of football, o ...
Ronaldo Double Inspires Real’s Second in a Row – Juventus 1, Real Madrid 4

Ronaldo Double Inspires Real’s Second in a Row – Juventus 1, Real Madrid 4

A Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Real Madrid won their second Champions League title in a row, beating Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff. By James Nalton at the ...
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