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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A 2020 Major League Soccer Best XI Based On Stats And Data

A 2020 Major League Soccer Best XI Based On Stats And Data

By James Nalton. The end of Major League Soccer's regular season can be viewed as the start of the business end of the campaign -- the MLS Cup Play [...]
Nguyen Winner For Revolution Sees NYC Run Come To A Halt

Nguyen Winner For Revolution Sees NYC Run Come To A Halt

By James Nalton. New York City FC fell short of securing a fourth win in a row, losing 2-1 to New England Revolution in what was just their second [...]
Morgan And Higuain Provide Inter Miami With Playoff Hope

Morgan And Higuain Provide Inter Miami With Playoff Hope

By James Nalton. What's he building down there? Is Diego Alonso finally getting to instil his style upon this Inter Miami team? A 1-0 win agains [...]
Facundo Pellistri Transfer: Manchester United Close To £8m Signing Of Peñarol’s Cool Kid

Facundo Pellistri Transfer: Manchester United Close To £8m Signing Of Peñarol’s Cool Kid

By James Nalton. Manchester United are today looking to finalise the transfer of 18-year-old Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri for a fee of £8m. [...]
Football Returns To The Fore At Barcelona After Uncertain Summer – Barcelona 4, Villarreal 0

Football Returns To The Fore At Barcelona After Uncertain Summer – Barcelona 4, Villarreal 0

By James Nalton. As Barcelona approached their first game of the new league season, at home to Villarreal, all eyes were on Lionel Messi. How would [...]
New Look Everton Find A New Way Forward

New Look Everton Find A New Way Forward

By James Nalton. The graphic below from the Twenty3 Toolbox compares Everton's passing network from the whole of last season to that from their fir [...]
Georginio Wijnaldum Could Be As Important For Barcelona As He Has Been For Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum Could Be As Important For Barcelona As He Has Been For Liverpool

By James Nalton. Georginio Wijnaldum has played an important part in Jürgen Klopp's first wave of success at Liverpool, but if the club need to sel [...]
James Rodriguez Transfer Will See Everton Sign Star Quality For Just €25m

James Rodriguez Transfer Will See Everton Sign Star Quality For Just €25m

By James Nalton. There was a reason Real Madrid were so desperate to sign James Rodriguez in the summer of 2014, and that reason wasn't just becaus [...]
Improved Paredes Plots PSG’s Path To Champions League Final

Improved Paredes Plots PSG’s Path To Champions League Final

By James Nalton. Regardless of what happens in the 2020 Champions League final, Paris Saint-Germain's progress to this stage for the first time in [...]
Why The Dislike For RB Leipzig?

Why The Dislike For RB Leipzig?

By James Nalton. RB Leipzig are far from The Baddest Football Club in the World, but that means little given the competition for this particular ti [...]
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