Louis van Gaal

Manchester United’s treatment of Louis van Gaal is nothing short of a disgrace – and needs reviewing

As the pressure grew on the encumbered Manchester United manager, with just the FA Cup offering the last vestiges of hope for any kind of salvation, pundits, fans and even former United players weighed in with stinging criticism. “As a fan now I don’t want to watch United again for a very long time, because […]

Jose Fonte

Nothing wrong with Chelsea loan system – Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand

Southampton and England international defender Ryan Bertrand has leapt to the defence of Chelsea’s loan system, saying the club is in a great position to develop the next generation of young talent. Bertrand, 26, came through the youth system at Chelsea after joining the club’s academy in 2005. The left-back spent 10 years at Stamford Bridge […]

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha: Misunderstood in Manchester but a king at Crystal Palace

by Matt Woosnam Supporting a football club relies on emotion, passion and in most cases, irrationality. Football creates heroes, idols and legends, and most clubs have a player who supporters consider to be “one of our own”. But when it comes to Crystal Palace, it’s not just Jason Puncheon, local boy, fan of the club, […]

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PLAY: Coaches must be good teachers… here’s some tips how

PLAY is our in-depth coaching and youth development section on Just Football. In his latest column, resident coach Stephen Fraser looks at the importance of being a good teacher when coaching… The late, great basketball coach John Wooden once said, ‘You haven’t taught until they have learned.’ There are no truer words spoken when it comes […]

Jack Grealish

Out of the darkness… 9 Newcastle, Norwich and Aston Villa players who could benefit from relegation

The unlucky three have been decided – Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa will depart the Premier League and head to the Championship for the 2016/17 season. But amongst a monsoon of missed riches and despair comes a slight slither of sunlight for a few players. Superstars inevitably requesting transfers (so as not to […]

Leicester City title parade: Just Football is live in Leicester!

You are cordially invited to join us at Just Football as we attend the title parade for one of the most unlikely achievements in English football history; Leicester City winning the Premier League title. The sun is shining and the mood is buoyant as fans gather to pay homage to Claudio Ranieri, Wes Morgan, Jamie […]

Francesco Totti

The Impossible Farewell: Why Francesco Totti deserves one more season at AS Roma

by Franco Ficetola ‘The king of Rome is not dead’ was the statement printed on the white t-shirt Francesco Totti displayed almost exactly five years ago. It came after a Serie A match during a period in which some people felt Totti’s career was already finished and that he was unable to keep the pace with younger players. […]


Young, gifted and Swedish: Five of the best young talents to watch in the 2016 Allsvenskan

There’s a new season underway in Sweden, and as the home of the reigning Under-21 European Champions, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Country is home to quite a few upcoming talents. In our latest Generation Next special, let’s take a look at five of the best young Swedish footballers you need to know about… by Nicholas Albert Oscar […]

Leicester City

Eden Hazard, Sadio Mane, Leicester… Names of the Premier League, week 36

Leicester have done it. Premier League Champions. Who would have thought it? The fantastic Foxes secured the first top division title of their 132-year history on Monday, turning the footballing world as we know it upside down in what is surely one of the greatest sporting achievements of all time. A well earned draw at […]

Leicester City

“The greatest story ever told.” Twitter melts down as Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions

Twitter went into meltdown as Leicester City completed one of the greatest upsets in the history of football by winning the Premier League title on Monday. Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Spurs handed Claudio Ranieri’s team the title, and the world stopped and honed in on Leicester to take in what is one of the most […]