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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John Herdman: Kaye Key As Canada Look To Cause USA More Problems

John Herdman: Kaye Key As Canada Look To Cause USA More Problems

By James Nalton, with reporting from Thomas Nef in Canada. The Canada men's national team is looking to improve on last month’s victory against the ...
9 Players To Watch At The 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

9 Players To Watch At The 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

By James Nalton. The 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations kicks off in Egypt this week when a host of young stars will be looking to make an impression ...
CPL Forges New Competition To Drive Fresh Optimism In Canadian Soccer

CPL Forges New Competition To Drive Fresh Optimism In Canadian Soccer

By James Nalton, with reporting from Thomas Nef at Spruce Meadows, Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Premier League had been building up to kick-off fo ...
A Union In Berlin: Bundesliga Prepares For First Berlin Derby

A Union In Berlin: Bundesliga Prepares For First Berlin Derby

By James Nalton. Berlin will witness its first-ever east-west derby in the Bundesliga this weekend when Union Berlin host Hertha BSC on Saturday. ...
Dinamo Batumi Out To Make History In Georgia’s Erovnuli Liga

Dinamo Batumi Out To Make History In Georgia’s Erovnuli Liga

By James Nalton, with Edoardo Ciampelletti. Georgia is well known in the wider sporting world for extraordinary weightlifters and talented wrestler ...
Pro Playoffs – Soccer In The US May Need Reform But Playoffs Should Remain

Pro Playoffs – Soccer In The US May Need Reform But Playoffs Should Remain

By James Nalton. The debates around how to improve men’s soccer in the United States feel like they will never end. That’s mainly because, at the m ...
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 ...
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