Herrera magic, 5-3-2 and Reece James – Four things we learned from LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United

The Louis Van Gaal era at Manchester United got off to a flying start in the Dutchman’s first pre-season game with a hugely impressive 7-0 win over LA Galaxy at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium in LA. Briefly, here are some things we learned from game one of the new ‘Oranje Red Devils’: 5-3-2 could [...]

Remy, Markovic, Can…Why it’s an exciting time to be a Liverpool fan

by Simon Denavi Liverpool lived and died by the sword last season, with a simple philosophy to score more goals than they conceded. In the wake of losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona, Brendan Rogers is having a second crack at this age-old football mantra. Liverpool’s shopping spree began with the acquisition Southampton forward Rickie Lambert, [...]

Steven Gerrard retires from international football – who do England turn to next?

After a dazzling 14 years and 114 caps at international level, England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement. As we pointed out in England’s World Cup Post-Mortem – an ongoing series on Just Football looking at World Cup flops – given his age Gerrard’s international career was always likely to die out after a [...]

Generation Next: Kingsley Coman seeks fresh start after joining Juventus

by Marc Nielsen Having shaken off a great deal of interest from clubs around Europe, Italian champions Juventus have won the race to sign French sensation Kingsley Coman. Coman, an 18-year-old attacking midfielder, was available for free after his contract with PSG ended last month, before Juventus swooped in and secured another talented French player. [...]

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Spain

The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? And what next? We continue now with a look at the World Cup 2014′s biggest fall from grace: former World champions Spain… Part I – [...]

Brazil World Cup 2014 post-mortem

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Brazil

The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? And what next? We continue now with a look at arguably the World Cup 2014′s biggest (and most surprising) disappointment: Brazil… Part I – Portugal [...]