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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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 ...
Rusty Juventus Await Allegri’s Fine Tuning

Rusty Juventus Await Allegri’s Fine Tuning

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton Juventus have won the Italian league title for the past four seasons, securing last year's ...
Jordy Clasie – Southampton’s Secret Weapon

Jordy Clasie – Southampton’s Secret Weapon

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton The Premier League has seen some impressive newcomers enter the league this season. With fo ...
Tactical Trendsetters and Football Faux Pas

Tactical Trendsetters and Football Faux Pas

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton Association football tactics are always evolving. Once teams have learnt to emulate a recen ...
He’s Koke Resurrección & He Is The Light

He’s Koke Resurrección & He Is The Light

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton In a time when Premier League clubs appear to have the pick of players from across Europe, ...
Matías Kranevitter – Argentina’s Next Number Five

Matías Kranevitter – Argentina’s Next Number Five

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton Matías Kranevitter was born in San Miguel de Tucumán, a city located in the north of Argent ...
Aránguiz Boards Bayer’s Bundesliga Bandwagon

Aránguiz Boards Bayer’s Bundesliga Bandwagon

On joining Bayer Leverkusen from Internacional for €13m earlier this week, Charles Aránguiz became the latest addition to an impressive, dynamic, and ...
Alex Teixeira – Shakhtar’s Latest Brazilian Graduate

Alex Teixeira – Shakhtar’s Latest Brazilian Graduate

Alex Teixeira is one of a long line of Brazilian footballers who’ve plied their trade in Donetsk; a city in southeast Ukraine which is home to one of ...
How Chile’s Triumphant Evolution Influenced World Football

How Chile’s Triumphant Evolution Influenced World Football

Chile’s triumph at the 2015 Copa America on home soil was the result of years of hard work, player development, tactical maneuvering, and the evolutio ...
World Cup 2014 Team of The Tournament

World Cup 2014 Team of The Tournament

Below is a team of the tournament made up of players who played in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. At the bottom of this article is the "official" team ...
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