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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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 ...
Zabaleta Says Goodbye to City Faithful: Manchester City 3, West Brom 1

Zabaleta Says Goodbye to City Faithful: Manchester City 3, West Brom 1

It was a dull, grey day in Manchester, but Pep Guardiola’s stars were able to brighten up the blue half of the city with a performance which sees them ...
Chess, Rugby and Football’s Other Outside Influences

Chess, Rugby and Football’s Other Outside Influences

Comparing football to chess feels like it lands somewhere between pretentious and tacky. It definitely requires the use of a drop cap at the start ...
Marek Hamsik – Napoli’s Loyal Servant is Redefining “Success”

Marek Hamsik – Napoli’s Loyal Servant is Redefining “Success”

Marek Hamsik has been at Napoli for almost ten years. By the time anyone reads this he’ll probably have been there for longer. Part of the #WFIFrid ...
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