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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Germany Put Pressure On Julian In Absence Of Sané & Götze

Germany Put Pressure On Julian In Absence Of Sané & Götze

Mario Götze started just three games when Germany won the World Cup in 2014, appearing from the bench in three more, and missing out altogether in the ...
3 To See Again In Southgate’s XI As England Go To World Cup On A High

3 To See Again In Southgate’s XI As England Go To World Cup On A High

This was England's preparation game for Group G opponents Panama. The geographical profiling which takes place when deciding these friendly games mean ...
Why New Liverpool Signing Fabinho Didn’t Make The Brazil Squad

Why New Liverpool Signing Fabinho Didn’t Make The Brazil Squad

Some Liverpool fans were yet to arrive back from their trip to Kyiv for the Champions League final by the time their club made their first summer sign ...
3 To See Again: Marseille 0, Atlético Madrid  3 – Europa League Final

3 To See Again: Marseille 0, Atlético Madrid 3 – Europa League Final

Atlético Madrid saw off Marseille to win their first European trophy since they triumphed in this same competition in Bucharest in 2012. This was a ...
3 To See Again – Arsenal 1, Atletico Madrid 1

3 To See Again – Arsenal 1, Atletico Madrid 1

Arsenal were out-defended and outwitted by ten man Atlético Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. An eventful opening set the ...
Didi: Brazil’s World Cup Force & Football’s Greatest Pioneer

Didi: Brazil’s World Cup Force & Football’s Greatest Pioneer

“Didi looked like an African icon, standing at the centre of the field, where he ruled. From there he would shoot his poison arrows.” Eduardo Galeano ...
3 Players We’d Like To See Again – Colombia 0, Australia 0

3 Players We’d Like To See Again – Colombia 0, Australia 0

Colombia and Australia played out a 0-0 draw which probably pleased the Socceroos more than it did their opponents. Bert van Marwijk said that his ...
Boos for Arsenal Despite Europa Progress After Ostersunds Loss

Boos for Arsenal Despite Europa Progress After Ostersunds Loss

By James Nalton, reporting for WFI at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal were given a scare by Ostersunds in the last 32 of the Europa League as the Swe ...
Gerrard Praises Welsh Duo As Liverpool Defeat Man United In UEFA Youth League

Gerrard Praises Welsh Duo As Liverpool Defeat Man United In UEFA Youth League

With five teams in the knockout stages of the Champions League, English clubs appear to have finally worked out how to make their financial advantage ...
Napoli Fall And Rise Again In Serie A Title Race With Juventus

Napoli Fall And Rise Again In Serie A Title Race With Juventus

As Napoli entered the pitch to the Pet Shop Boys’ version of "Go West", they had Juventus’ two point lead at the top of Serie A on their minds. The ...
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