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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Play Up Or Play Out: The Myths And Legends Of Playing Out From The Back

Play Up Or Play Out: The Myths And Legends Of Playing Out From The Back

Playing out from the back, or POFTB as it isn’t known, has become the go-to phrase for coaches, pundits, or fans for a style of football which isn’t r ...
FPL Week Two Preview: Bernardo Silva Back? Adrian To Save The Day?

FPL Week Two Preview: Bernardo Silva Back? Adrian To Save The Day?

It was a high scoring opening week for many FPL managers, with the average score coming in at a more than respectable 65, with a high score of 142. ...
Average FPL: Who To Pick For Your Half-Decent Fantasy Football Team

Average FPL: Who To Pick For Your Half-Decent Fantasy Football Team

A lighthearted look at the new Fantasy Premier League season. Tips on who to buy, or based on recent FPL performances (below) who not to buy. ...
The Leagues Cup: The Right Tournament In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

The Leagues Cup: The Right Tournament In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

On the face of it the Leagues Cup seems like a good idea. The best teams from Major League Soccer and Liga MX going head to head in a short showcase t ...
Algeria Deflect Senegal To Win Afcon 2019

Algeria Deflect Senegal To Win Afcon 2019

There hadn't been a silence like this in the Cairo International Stadium since South Africa scored against hosts Egypt in the quarter-finals. As Ba ...
No Neymar No Problem For Brazil As Firmino Jesus And Everton Steal The Show

No Neymar No Problem For Brazil As Firmino Jesus And Everton Steal The Show

Brazil lifted the Copa America for the first time since 2007, and were able to do so without their supposed star player, Neymar, and despite being dow ...
Messi Sees Red After Copa America Injustice – Messi’s Late Run

Messi Sees Red After Copa America Injustice – Messi’s Late Run

The headlines are always Messi, whether he does enough to make them or not. He’s marked out as the reason Argentina win or the reason they lose, often ...
Pulisic Pulls The Strings But United States Unconvincing vs Curacao

Pulisic Pulls The Strings But United States Unconvincing vs Curacao

Christian Pulisic bore down on goal in the opening two minutes of this clash against a Curacao side currently 79th in the FIFA rankings. He has Gya ...
11 Players To Watch At The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

11 Players To Watch At The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Bored with the Copa America already? Stars of the U21 Euros overhyped? Here's AFCON to save the day. Like its South American equivalent, the Afr ...
The Unfamiliar Teams With Some Familiar Names At The 2019 Gold Cup

The Unfamiliar Teams With Some Familiar Names At The 2019 Gold Cup

The Concacaf Gold Cup might be taking a back seat in an international break which includes the Women's World Cup, Copa America, and Africa Cup of Nati ...
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