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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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 ...
Dani Alves on Juventus’ Champions League Dreams

Dani Alves on Juventus’ Champions League Dreams

Having faced Real Madrid so many times with Barcelona, now Dani Alves has the chance to beat the old enemy with the Old Lady in the biggest game of th ...
Women’s Champions League Final: Lyon Defeat PSG In Shootout Thriller

Women’s Champions League Final: Lyon Defeat PSG In Shootout Thriller

Olympique Lyonnais were favourites to take their second consecutive European crown when they faced Paris Saint-Germain in Cardiff – a match which was ...
PSG Hopeful While Lyon Rue Poor Planning Ahead of Women’s Champions League Final

PSG Hopeful While Lyon Rue Poor Planning Ahead of Women’s Champions League Final

The 2017 UEFA Women's Champions League final in Cardiff sees a repeat of the French Cup final of two weeks ago. Paris Saint-Germain will try to ups ...
Mourinho’s United Resistance See Off Jong Ajax In Europa League Final

Mourinho’s United Resistance See Off Jong Ajax In Europa League Final

Ajax 0, Manchester United 2 It was the trophy Manchester United hadn't won. Which wasn't necessarily a sign of failure, but rather one of success. ...
Are All Goals Created Equally? Expected Assists & Subjective Statistics

Are All Goals Created Equally? Expected Assists & Subjective Statistics

Gabriel Jesus taps in at the far post. Goal for Manchester City. Kevin De Bruyne had crossed the ball in from the left; that’s an assist and a chan ...
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