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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He’s Koke Resurrección & He Is The Light

He’s Koke Resurrección & He Is The Light

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton In a time when Premier League clubs appear to have the pick of players from across Europe, ...
Matías Kranevitter – Argentina’s Next Number Five

Matías Kranevitter – Argentina’s Next Number Five

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton Matías Kranevitter was born in San Miguel de Tucumán, a city located in the north of Argent ...
Aránguiz Boards Bayer’s Bundesliga Bandwagon

Aránguiz Boards Bayer’s Bundesliga Bandwagon

On joining Bayer Leverkusen from Internacional for €13m earlier this week, Charles Aránguiz became the latest addition to an impressive, dynamic, and ...
Alex Teixeira – Shakhtar’s Latest Brazilian Graduate

Alex Teixeira – Shakhtar’s Latest Brazilian Graduate

Alex Teixeira is one of a long line of Brazilian footballers who’ve plied their trade in Donetsk; a city in southeast Ukraine which is home to one of ...
How Chile’s Triumphant Evolution Influenced World Football

How Chile’s Triumphant Evolution Influenced World Football

Chile’s triumph at the 2015 Copa America on home soil was the result of years of hard work, player development, tactical maneuvering, and the evolutio ...
World Cup 2014 Team of The Tournament

World Cup 2014 Team of The Tournament

Below is a team of the tournament made up of players who played in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. At the bottom of this article is the "official" team ...
Héctor Villalba – Working on the Wing

Héctor Villalba – Working on the Wing

Hailing from the streets of Villa 1-11-14 in Buenos Aires, Héctor Villalba has risen through the ranks at his local club to the point where he’s now i ...
Ryan Gauld & The Universidad de Dundee United

Ryan Gauld & The Universidad de Dundee United

Dundee United’s diminutive attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld has attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in world football. Real Madrid, Barce ...
Matthias Ginter – Freiburg’s Efficient Homegrown Hero

Matthias Ginter – Freiburg’s Efficient Homegrown Hero

A lofty fifth place finish in the 2012/13 Bundesliga saw SC Freiburg qualify for this season’s Europa League, but their participation in the competiti ...
Jano Ananidze – Georgia’s Gem Entertains Eastern Europe

Jano Ananidze – Georgia’s Gem Entertains Eastern Europe

Georgian international Jano Ananidze was a stand-out player in Spartak Moscow’s youth team, and made such an impression that he was given his senior d ...
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