Bundesliga team of the season: Who were the best players in Germany in 2016/17?

Another Bundesliga season is over and although the league of the reigning world champions does seem a bit one-sided at the top, it still produced surprising winners and losers. Here is our Just Football team of the season, Bundesliga 2016/2017. P.S. – Yes there are two major notable additions, but we all already know how […]

Premier League

From Mesut Ozil to Kevin de Bruyne: The Top 10 Most Creative Players in the Premier League 2016/17

With the Premier League 2016/17 season done and dusted, the summer is a time for reflection. With the new season lying in wait, who were the most creative players in the Premier League last season? Let’s take a look, and see how many of them are coveted and/or move clubs this summer… Top 10 most creative players in […]

world's most marketable football player

Who is the world’s most marketable footballer – Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar?

When considering the marketability of top sports stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, or that of corporations or properties in any field, for that matter, the first thing to consider is the how. How, exactly, do you calculate brand value and marketability? The prestigious business publication Forbes defines brand value as “a function […]

Under 21 Euros 2017

7 players to watch at the Under-21 European Championships 2017

It’s the summer, so it might feel as though football is over. But football is never over. Hot on the heels of the England’s triumph in the Under-2o World Cup in South Korea comes the European Under-21 Championship, held in Poland. Current holders Sweden will face England in the group stages, while plenty of eyes […]

Arsenal Emirates

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil: Will they stay at Arsenal or will they go?

Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in over 15 years seems to have prompted their two biggest stars, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, to seek an exit from the Emirates this summer. At least, that’s if you believe the transfer rumours. The contracts of both players expire in 12 […]

Wolfsburg

The decline of VfL Wolfsburg: From Bundesliga champions to the brink of doom

Champions of Germany less than 10 years ago, VfL Wolfsburg nearly slipped down the trapdoor of relegation this season. So what went wrong exactly? Volkswagen must be casting envious glances at Red Bull this season. Even though RB Leipzig have taken over the mantle of being disliked for their ownership structure amidst the 50+1 rule, […]

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane’s managerial record: Is he the best manager in the world?

Back-to-back Champions League winners medals has never been done before in the modern era (27 years), but Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid pulled it off in some style with a 4-1 win over Juventus at the final in Cardiff. In that understated, super cool style that has become Zidane’s trademark, the mercurial Frenchman has transitioned almost […]

9 underrated footballers around Europe whose stock rose dramatically in 2016/17

With the 2016/17 season coming to an end, let’s take a look at some players who started the season more in the background but have now become fundamental players for their clubs. Despite their feats, these players are still yet to receive the accolades of the wider media but look certain to do so if they […]

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Europa League Final preview: Ajax hope to channel spirit of ’95 against Manchester United

On Wednesday evening in Stockholm, Manchester United and Ajax will contest the Europa League, each hoping for a victory that would add some shine to a below par season (and provide a back door route into the Champions League). Two of Europe’s grand old football institutions seem a long way from being able to look […]

Hull City Stadium

3 players set to leave relegated Hull City as Liverpool plan a raid

In the final weeks of the season, Hull City’s 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Sunday confirmed the Tigers’ unwanted status as the final team relegated to the Championship. The Tigers joined Sunderland and Middlesbrough in going down, a league-low six away points epitomising their costly away form this season. When manager Marco Silva took […]