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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Messi’s Late Run – Red Wine For His Men

Messi’s Late Run – Red Wine For His Men

Kazan. June 30th 2018. The last time Lionel Messi played international football prior to tonight's friendly against Venezuela. On that day Argentin ...
Messi’s Late Run – Possessed vs Real Betis

Messi’s Late Run – Possessed vs Real Betis

Real Betis are no ordinary side. Quique Setién's team are second in LaLiga when it comes to average possession in games with 60.4 percent, just behind ...
1860 On Right Track In S-Bahn Derby vs Unterhaching

1860 On Right Track In S-Bahn Derby vs Unterhaching

While Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and goalkeeper Alisson were at the Alianz Arena talking to the media ahead of their Champions League tie against ...
Bayer & Bravertz In Their Element In Hannover Snow

Bayer & Bravertz In Their Element In Hannover Snow

Bravertz they call them. Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz propelled Bayer Leverkusen up to fifth in the Bundesliga, with a little help from on-fire strik ...
Messi’s Late Run – 443 In The League – Lightning vs Rayo

Messi’s Late Run – 443 In The League – Lightning vs Rayo

Ernesto Valverde won’t entertain the idea that Lionel Messi needs a break. There were calls to rest the Argentine against Rayo Vallecano as a Champ ...
Bremen Eye European Spots While Tedesco Backed By Schneider – Werder Bremen 4, Schalke 2

Bremen Eye European Spots While Tedesco Backed By Schneider – Werder Bremen 4, Schalke 2

"I don't think it'll be a spectacle. It'll be about breaking them down, but I'm sure that the atmosphere under the lights will play a part.” The wo ...
Messi’s Late Run – Clásico 41

Messi’s Late Run – Clásico 41

It’s easy to produce Lionel Messi content, but it’s difficult to write about Lionel Messi. This is the preamble, or pre-ramble depending on how it ...
Who Defines Liverpool In Roberto Firmino’s Absence?

Who Defines Liverpool In Roberto Firmino’s Absence?

Liverpool could be without the talismanic Roberto Firmino as they welcome Watford to Anfield this week before making the short trip across Stanley Par ...
Maurizio Sarri At Chelsea: Myths Magic & Negative Narratives

Maurizio Sarri At Chelsea: Myths Magic & Negative Narratives

Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri to implement a long term plan. Surely that’s what they hired him for. After years of fairly successful stodgy pragmati ...
USMNT Victories Provide First Look At Berhalter-Ball

USMNT Victories Provide First Look At Berhalter-Ball

All eyes were on Gregg Berhalter’s first games in charge of the United States Men’s National Team against Panama and Costa Rica, but few gazes were mo ...
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