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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United States U-20s Show Promising Signs For The Future

United States U-20s Show Promising Signs For The Future

It was always going to be the quarter-finals, wasn’t it? This talented group of potential future USMNT stars impressed, but didn’t progress, at lea ...
Tab Clear On United States Game Plan After Soto Sees Off Favourites

Tab Clear On United States Game Plan After Soto Sees Off Favourites

The United States advanced to the quarter-finals of the U-20 World Cup after seeing off one of the tournament favourites, France, in the Round of 16. ...
Liverpool & Origi Prove Finals Are For Fans

Liverpool & Origi Prove Finals Are For Fans

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were the team that entertain everyone but win nothing. Were. For one night only they entertained no one but their own, but wo ...
Players To Watch At The 2019 U20 World Cup In Poland

Players To Watch At The 2019 U20 World Cup In Poland

The U20 World Cup gets underway in Poland this month, attracting scouts from across the world of football as they search for the next big thing. It ...
Messi’s Late Run – Tying United In Knots & Sharing The Stage With Ajax

Messi’s Late Run – Tying United In Knots & Sharing The Stage With Ajax

With his 13th touch of the ball, in the 16th minute, Lionel Messi put this tie to bed. With his 16th touch, in the 20th minute, David de Gea gifted ...
Messi’s Late Run – Ahead By A Nose vs Manchester United

Messi’s Late Run – Ahead By A Nose vs Manchester United

Henrik Larsson said there are no more words left to describe Messi, but Rio Ferdinand gave it a go. "Illegal" "Laughable" He's clutching at s ...
Messi’s Late Run – The Free Kick King

Messi’s Late Run – The Free Kick King

Just over 70 minutes into the derbi barceloní, with the scores locked at 0-0, Lionel Messi calmly dinked his free kick into chaos. Víctor Sánchez t ...
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 ...
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