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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Players To Watch At The 2019 U20 World Cup In Poland

Players To Watch At The 2019 U20 World Cup In Poland

The U20 World Cup gets underway in Poland this month, attracting scouts from across the world of football as they search for the next big thing. It ...
Messi’s Late Run – Tying United In Knots & Sharing The Stage With Ajax

Messi’s Late Run – Tying United In Knots & Sharing The Stage With Ajax

With his 13th touch of the ball, in the 16th minute, Lionel Messi put this tie to bed. With his 16th touch, in the 20th minute, David de Gea gifted ...
Messi’s Late Run – Ahead By A Nose vs Manchester United

Messi’s Late Run – Ahead By A Nose vs Manchester United

Henrik Larsson said there are no more words left to describe Messi, but Rio Ferdinand gave it a go. "Illegal" "Laughable" He's clutching at s ...
Messi’s Late Run – The Free Kick King

Messi’s Late Run – The Free Kick King

Just over 70 minutes into the derbi barceloní, with the scores locked at 0-0, Lionel Messi calmly dinked his free kick into chaos. Víctor Sánchez t ...
Exclusive: American Wonderkid Ulysses Llanez Joins Wolfsburg

Exclusive: American Wonderkid Ulysses Llanez Joins Wolfsburg

Ulysses Llanez, one of the brightest young footballing prospects in the United States, is now under contract with German side Wolfsburg where he has b ...
The Art Of Defending: How Football’s Unsung Heroes Battle Against The Odds

The Art Of Defending: How Football’s Unsung Heroes Battle Against The Odds

When Fabio Cannavaro won the Ballon d’Or in 2006, he became the only defender to do so since Matthias Sammer ten years earlier. Since Sammer’s win ...
Maurizio Sarri Deserves More Credit For Rise Of Callum Hudson-Odoi

Maurizio Sarri Deserves More Credit For Rise Of Callum Hudson-Odoi

Maurizio Sarri cannot escape criticism, even during an international break. Gareth Southgate’s selection of Callum Hudson-Odoi and a two-goal haul ...
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 ...
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