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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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 ...
2013 Tactical Review – Partners & Destroyers

2013 Tactical Review – Partners & Destroyers

Part of association football’s appeal is that it’s always the same game, but there’s a constant search to find new, more effective, ways to play it. C ...
A Tedious Tactical Review of 2012 (Part II) – Between Barca and The Bundesland

A Tedious Tactical Review of 2012 (Part II) – Between Barca and The Bundesland

Barcelona have shown during the last decade that they are one of the best sides in world football. Their performances have led to suggestions that the ...
A Tedious Tactical Review of 2012 (Part I) – Honing the Inside Forward

A Tedious Tactical Review of 2012 (Part I) – Honing the Inside Forward

Inside forward is often looked upon as an old fashioned and long defunct position in association football, and one which was only relevant in days gon ...
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