Introducing Paderborn: The Bundesliga’s newest whipping boys?

by Jack Dowell hen a whistle blows on Sunday afternoon in the Benteler Arena, SC Paderborn 07 will become the 53rd club to participate in the Bundesliga since it’s formation in 1963. A club that only took on its current structure in 1985, the North Rhine-Westphalia outfit has bounced around Germany’s lower tiers and look likely to [...]

From Matthäus to Lewandowski: Bayern Munich’s top 10 domestic transfer steals

ith Bayern Munich set to face Wolfsburg in the seasonal opener, the Bundesliga is back for the 2014-15 season. And with it has arrived the latest installment of the increasingly tense relations between title-winners Munich and their most-talented rival, Borussia Dortmund. Having impressed with last year’s runner-up, midfielder Marco Reus has drawn a considerable amount of [...]

3 to See: Barcelona and Dortmund return while two Premier League heavyweights clash

wo more of Europe’s biggest competitions return to action this weekend, with intriguing fixtures in the Bundesliga and La Liga making up the bulk of Just Football’s Three to See. Meanwhile the Premier League provides perhaps the most eagerly anticipated match of all as two of the most-attacking sides around clash in an early title [...]

BREAKING: Liverpool close to signing Mario Balotelli in £16million deal – the latest

Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of signing Mario Balotelli for £16million, a deal that would go down as one of the biggest and perhaps most surprising of the summer. AC Milan accepted a bid for the Italian international striker on Thursday, and a deal could be completed before the weekend. According to The Telegraph: [...]

La Liga 2014/15 season preview: Why Barcelona and Real Madrid will reassert themselves at the top

by Simon Wingate hen the La Liga 2014/15 season kicks off with a game between Malaga and Athletic Bilbao at Estadio La Rosaleda this Saturday, it will be the first time in a decade that neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid are reigning champions. Back then, in 2004, a Rafael Benitez-inspired Valencia broke the duopoly, a [...]

Bundesliga 2014/15: Are Wolfsburg ready to retake their place at German football’s top table?

fter eight games of last season, Wolfsburg sat 14th in the Bundesliga having lost five of their opening matches. They’d just gone down embarrassingly, 2-0 at home to Eintracht Braunschweig, a first win of just five for a Braunschweig side that eventually finished bottom of the table. Wolfsburg were the only team they beat away [...]

Muniain, Higuain, Ba… Names of the Champions League – 2014/15 1st leg playoff

Names of the Champions League is a feature on Just Football looking at the key names after each round of the tournament. With a place in the Champions League proper at stake, let’s take a look at the names of the playoff 1st legs: Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) Without his goal Napoli would really have been [...]

POLL: Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City or United – Who do you think will win the Premier League 2014/15?

ou’ve seen all the teams once, now it’s time to have your say. After an interesting, if perhaps predictable, opening day (besides Manchester United, bless ‘em) which of the top teams have impressed you most and who do you think will win the Premier League? As many expected, all the big favourites for the Premier [...]

Sigurðsson, Fàbregas, Cabella: Names of the Premier League, week 1

The Premier League has returned and with it so has the Names of the Premier League - a weekly column where we offer you the best performers of the first week. Gylfi Sigurðsson, Swansea City Returning to the Welsh side after a two-year stint with Tottenham, Sigurðsson celebrated his homecoming in a grand fashion – spoiling the much-anticipated [...]

Generation Next: Harry Kane – Spurs’ young English striker with curiously little hype

Generation Next is a feature on Just Football keeping tabs on the best up-and-coming young players in the world. After breaking into the Spurs first-team last season, we assess Harry Kane’s chances of becoming a household name over the coming year. Name: Harry Kane Date of Birth: 28th July 1993 Age: 21 Position: Striker Club: Tottenham Hotspur Nationality: [...]