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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Claudio Ranieri’s Sacking Will Only Add to Leicester City Legend

Claudio Ranieri’s Sacking Will Only Add to Leicester City Legend

Build a Claudio Ranieri statue, give him his pay-off, laud him as the manager of the greatest Premier League winners of all time and as the director o ...
Why Barcelona Crumbled vs Paris Saint Germain

Why Barcelona Crumbled vs Paris Saint Germain

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton.  Paris Saint-Germain 4 (four), Barcelona 0 18' Á. Di María 40' J. Draxler 55' Á. Di Mar ...
Montreal 3, Toronto 2: The 401 Derby – White Lines Not Found

Montreal 3, Toronto 2: The 401 Derby – White Lines Not Found

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura refuses to call up MLS and Toronto FC's star player, Sebastian Giovinco, because in his view “he plays in a league that ...
Pardew: Benteke was Unlucky at Liverpool

Pardew: Benteke was Unlucky at Liverpool

Alan Pardew had plenty of praise for Christian Benteke after the Belgian earned a point for Crystal Palace at Everton. Benteke's compatriot, Romelu ...
Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

It was supposed to be the biggest game in US soccer history, and maybe in some ways it will still be significant, but it might have been even more sig ...
Roy’s Got 99 Problems But Rotation Ain’t One

Roy’s Got 99 Problems But Rotation Ain’t One

Roy Hodgson has made quite a few mistakes during the start of this Euro 2016 tournament, but rotating his side against Slovakia wasn't one of them ...
How Leicester City Won the League, and How You Can Too

How Leicester City Won the League, and How You Can Too

Tottenham may as well not bother. Everton? No chance. Aston Villa once tried and invariably failed, while Newcastle never looked like they could susta ...
Euro 2016: What Will England Do With The Footballers? Defence

Euro 2016: What Will England Do With The Footballers? Defence

Originally, the conundrums were in attack, but then Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy happened. Now the only conundrum is whether nailed-on starter Wayne Roo ...
Manchester City Cruising in Kiev after Pellegrini’s Fine Tuning

Manchester City Cruising in Kiev after Pellegrini’s Fine Tuning

Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester City were accused of “disrespecting” the FA Cup when they fielded a team full of exciting youth players against Chels ...
World XI of our Lifetime: Feola’s Firebrands

World XI of our Lifetime: Feola’s Firebrands

Following on from the XI of our lifetime World Football Index podcasts which were released earlier this year, there will be a series of posts on the s ...
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