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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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 ...
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 ...
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