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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Scouting Sketch: Eric Garcia – Manchester City

Scouting Sketch: Eric Garcia – Manchester City

Eric Garcia must have thought it was his birthday. On his second appearance and second start for Manchester City, the defender, who is a product of Ba ...
Why Maurizio Sarri Not Knowing About Christian Pulisic Transfer Is No Surprise

Why Maurizio Sarri Not Knowing About Christian Pulisic Transfer Is No Surprise

"I used to say to Sarri, who shall we buy? He’d reply that he didn’t want to know anything about it." Those are the words of Napoli chairman Aurelio ...
Cuba’s Football Revolution

Cuba’s Football Revolution

In most of the areas football is played, it exists in a world dominated by capitalism, dictated by money, driven by money. It’s therefore no surpri ...
Everton Hand Jesus Early Christmas Presents In Alternative Classic

Everton Hand Jesus Early Christmas Presents In Alternative Classic

One Brazilian took their chances, the other didn't. Gabriel Jesus was back in the goals after an 11 game absence from the score sheet, scoring twice i ...
Scouting Sketch: Joelinton – Hoffenheim

Scouting Sketch: Joelinton – Hoffenheim

Among the Brazilians in Europe's top five leagues, only Neymar has more contributions to goals than the eight of Hoffenheim's Joelinton. The 22-yea ...
Scouting Sketch: Thilo Kehrer – Paris Saint-Germain

Scouting Sketch: Thilo Kehrer – Paris Saint-Germain

Thilo Kehrer was one of the standout players for Paris Saint-Germain as they secured an important Champions League win against Liverpool. The lates ...
Boos As Neymar Injured After Eight As Brazil Beat Cameroon

Boos As Neymar Injured After Eight As Brazil Beat Cameroon

Football fans at the Stadium MK were disappointed as Neymar left the field injured with just over five minutes of the game gone. But they were stil ...
Scouting Sketch: Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool

Scouting Sketch: Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool

It's easy to forget that Trent Alexander-Arnold has only just turned 20 years old. His performances last season for Liverpool saw him become their fir ...
Manchester City Dominance Shouldn’t Ruin Rivals’ Football Fun

Manchester City Dominance Shouldn’t Ruin Rivals’ Football Fun

Some of Manchester City’s play drew laughter from the stands as they toyed with Southampton at the Etihad Stadium this weekend. As has become the n ...
Classy Andre Gomes Can Help Marco Silva Instil His Style At Everton

Classy Andre Gomes Can Help Marco Silva Instil His Style At Everton

Everton 2, Crystal Palace 0. By James Nalton at Goodison Park. Supersubs Ademola Lookman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Cenk Tosun fired Everton to ...
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