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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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 ...
Bayer & Bravertz In Their Element In Hannover Snow

Bayer & Bravertz In Their Element In Hannover Snow

Bravertz they call them. Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz propelled Bayer Leverkusen up to fifth in the Bundesliga, with a little help from on-fire strik ...
Messi’s Late Run – 443 In The League – Lightning vs Rayo

Messi’s Late Run – 443 In The League – Lightning vs Rayo

Ernesto Valverde won’t entertain the idea that Lionel Messi needs a break. There were calls to rest the Argentine against Rayo Vallecano as a Champ ...
Bremen Eye European Spots While Tedesco Backed By Schneider – Werder Bremen 4, Schalke 2

Bremen Eye European Spots While Tedesco Backed By Schneider – Werder Bremen 4, Schalke 2

"I don't think it'll be a spectacle. It'll be about breaking them down, but I'm sure that the atmosphere under the lights will play a part.” The wo ...
Messi’s Late Run – Clásico 41

Messi’s Late Run – Clásico 41

It’s easy to produce Lionel Messi content, but it’s difficult to write about Lionel Messi. This is the preamble, or pre-ramble depending on how it ...
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