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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Review: Total Football – A Graphic History Of The World’s Most Iconic Soccer Tactics

Review: Total Football – A Graphic History Of The World’s Most Iconic Soccer Tactics

Brian Clough once said that “there's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes.” If the great European Cup ...
WFi 3 To See – Rangers Bank Away Goal At Osijek – Europa League

WFi 3 To See – Rangers Bank Away Goal At Osijek – Europa League

Steven Gerrard's Rangers side continued their Europa League adventure with a trip to the city of Osijek in Croatia. The season begins early for the ...
From Stalingrad To Volgograd Via Communism: Rotor Keep The Dream Alive Despite Turbulent History

From Stalingrad To Volgograd Via Communism: Rotor Keep The Dream Alive Despite Turbulent History

Timing has played a major role in the story of Rotor Volgograd. On occasions it has been their best friend and circumstances have helped them produ ...
A WFi World Cup Team of The Tournament

A WFi World Cup Team of The Tournament

France defeated Croatia in an entertaining World Cup final which rounded off Russia 2018 in style. There were a number of outstanding performances ...
The Lost Art Of Linking A Secret: A Lack Of Citing In Football Writing?

The Lost Art Of Linking A Secret: A Lack Of Citing In Football Writing?

Since football writing entered the world of influencers, social media, and search engine optimisation (SEO), citing original sources seems have become ...
Germany Put Pressure On Julian In Absence Of Sané & Götze

Germany Put Pressure On Julian In Absence Of Sané & Götze

Mario Götze started just three games when Germany won the World Cup in 2014, appearing from the bench in three more, and missing out altogether in the ...
3 To See Again In Southgate’s XI As England Go To World Cup On A High

3 To See Again In Southgate’s XI As England Go To World Cup On A High

This was England's preparation game for Group G opponents Panama. The geographical profiling which takes place when deciding these friendly games mean ...
Why New Liverpool Signing Fabinho Didn’t Make The Brazil Squad

Why New Liverpool Signing Fabinho Didn’t Make The Brazil Squad

Some Liverpool fans were yet to arrive back from their trip to Kyiv for the Champions League final by the time their club made their first summer sign ...
3 To See Again: Marseille 0, Atlético Madrid  3 – Europa League Final

3 To See Again: Marseille 0, Atlético Madrid 3 – Europa League Final

Atlético Madrid saw off Marseille to win their first European trophy since they triumphed in this same competition in Bucharest in 2012. This was a ...
3 To See Again – Arsenal 1, Atletico Madrid 1

3 To See Again – Arsenal 1, Atletico Madrid 1

Arsenal were out-defended and outwitted by ten man Atlético Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. An eventful opening set the ...
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