3 to See: Galatasaray v Fenerbahce, Belgrade’s Eternal derby and the Chilean Superclasico

We’re steering clear of Europe’s major leagues in our Three to See column this week, instead focussing on the biggest derbies on the calendar in Serbia, Turkey and Chile, including Galatasaray v Fenerbahce. Expect more flares than flair as these six sides go head-to-head in an attempt to secure the bragging rights for their zealous fan bases… Partizan [...]

AFCON 2015: Nigeria plunge closer to Africa Cup of Nations qualifying humiliation

by Matt Carter  ith an exasperating return of just a single point from three games, reigning champions Nigeria must now address the potential ignominy of missing out on the chance to defend the crown they won in South Africa at AFCON 2015. A humbling 3-2 home defeat – their first in 33 years – at the [...]

AFCON 2015: The rise and rise of Cape Verde continues ahead of crucial qualifiers

by Matt Carter hink of Cape Verde and football is unlikely to be amongst your foremost thoughts. The island off the coast of West Africa is known more for its glorious pitches than its prowess within the pyramid of African football. That situation is changing, however, with the side nicknamed the Blue Sharks on the [...]

Generation Next: Ryan Gauld – Scotland’s brightest young star

Name: Ryan Gauld 
Date of Birth: 16th December 1995 
Age: 18 Position: Midfielder Club: Sporting Lisbon 
Nationality: Scottish here are few Scottish 18-year-olds that have had the kind of success that Ryan Gauld has had so far, but then Gauld isn’t like most other home-grown Scottish talents. With comparisons to Lionel Messi, a move to [...]

Roberto Di Matteo clocks in at Schalke and five more Bundesliga week 7 talking points

o what’s the latest in the Bundesliga, you ask? Fear not, we’ve got you covered, as Jack Dowell returns with the latest from Germany ahead of the international break… The battle for Champions League places is where it’s at With top four stalwarts Borussia Dortmund and Schalke showing the type of form more accustomed to [...]

The 10 Series - Ligue 1 Best Young Players 2014/14

Chambers nightmare and what’s happened to Wilfried Zaha? The 10 Series best young players in Europe 2014/15 wrap, week 4

The 10 Series is our annual feature on Just Football in which we select the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Each week, we’ll keep you up to date with how the chosen youngsters are getting on. Deji Faremi picks out the show-stealing talents and [...]

De Gea, Ivanović, Henderson… Names of the Premier League, week 7

t was quite an eventful weekend of football in the Premier League and so we bring you another instalment of Names of the Premier League to recap the star performers you may have missed while you were fantasising about an Arsene Wenger-Jose Mourinho street fight. David De Gea, Manchester United If a goalkeeper is making [...]

Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal – Game in 10 Tweets

ith goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, Chelsea continued their unbeaten run in the Premier League – dispatching Arsenal 2-0. Arsenal’s performance may have been an improvement on last year’s embarrassing 6-0. But at the final whistle, it wasn’t quite enough as the North London side failed to break down a well-organised Chelsea defence. [...]

How to stop the problems Arsenal almost always have against Chelsea

he narrative that contextualises the recent meetings between Chelsea and Arsenal has, in many ways, been a story of opposites. South West London versus North London. New money versus old. The cash-splashing ways of Roman Abramovich versus the penny-pinching nature of Stan Kroenke. The calculated pragmatism of José Mourinho versus the the optimistic idealism of [...]