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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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 ...
Pep Guardiola has no Doubt About Kevin De Bruyne’s  Ballon d’Or Credentials

Pep Guardiola has no Doubt About Kevin De Bruyne’s Ballon d’Or Credentials

When Pep Guardiola was asked whether Kevin De Bruyne is now at a level where he can challenge for the Ballon d’Or, he responded affirmatively, but rec ...
Is Ezequiel Barco Up the Wrong Tree With MLS Move?

Is Ezequiel Barco Up the Wrong Tree With MLS Move?

Atlanta United are at it again. The expansion team who took Major League Soccer by storm in their inaugural season aren’t messing about when it comes ...
The Ederson Effect: The Story of a Goal Kick

The Ederson Effect: The Story of a Goal Kick

Football is full of unpredictable moments: battles between individuals and teams the outcome of which, in most cases, is not known before the game, wr ...
Scarpa Flows for Flu but Wonderkid Wendel is the Wanted Man

Scarpa Flows for Flu but Wonderkid Wendel is the Wanted Man

Fluminense attacking midfielder Gustavo Scarpa has been one of the most productive players in the Brazilian league for the past two seasons, writes Ja ...
Arthur of Gremio is Ready for the Next Step: to Europe & Selecao

Arthur of Gremio is Ready for the Next Step: to Europe & Selecao

At some stage during its quest for Jogo Bonito, Brazil decided it needed insurance, (writes James Nalton). Once a nation famed for churning out an ...
Yannick Bolasie – Back on Grass to Get Everton Back on Track?

Yannick Bolasie – Back on Grass to Get Everton Back on Track?

When a player returns from a long injury layoff, it’s often said that they can have a similar impact to a new signing. This is especially true if said ...
Analysing Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid Tactics & Philosophy

Analysing Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid Tactics & Philosophy

By James Nalton. For a manager who became the first to win consecutive European Cups in the Champions League era, relatively little is written or s ...
Transfer Deadline Day – LIVE! – Sanchez, Coutinho, Lemar, Barkley, Van Dijk, Llorente

Transfer Deadline Day – LIVE! – Sanchez, Coutinho, Lemar, Barkley, Van Dijk, Llorente

At World Football Index we are covering all the big, and some not so big, transfer deals on #TransferDeadlineDay We will be with you throughout the ...
Liverpool Lead Transfer Window Frenzy – Lemar, Van Dijk & Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool Lead Transfer Window Frenzy – Lemar, Van Dijk & Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool's thorough thrashings of both Hoffenheim and Arsenal within a week are significant moments for the English Premier League club this summer ( ...
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