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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 […]

River Plate

3 To See: Chelsea v Arsenal, a Serie A title clash and the Superclasico

The Premier League fixture computer continues to spoil us, with Chelsea v Arsenal the latest early-season title clash to feature in our weekly Three to See column. However, this London derby is dwarfed in significance by the clash set to take place in Argentina’s capital, while Serie A’s main scudetto hopefuls face-off in Turin. Chelsea v […]


Hulk and Andre Villas-Boas: A Match Made in Heaven

It’s not always easy to pick out exactly how much of a player’s performance is down to his manager as opposed to his own natural talent. Credit for sparkling form is therefore often dished out on the basis of how fashionable the manager or player is at the time. During Gareth Bale’s incredible final season […]

Generation Next: 24 South American young talents you should know about after summer European moves

by Tom Robinson South American transfers dominated the summer market once again with James Rodriguez, Luis Suarez and Angel Di Maria commanding the three most expensive fees of the window. However, excluding the astronomical sums splashed on these marquee signings, there have been a number of relatively unheralded moves made by South American young talents […]

Flamengo Fluminense Maracana

3 to see: De Klassieker, Fla-Flu and a Premier League title duel

It’s another helter skelter ride of vicious derbies and early title clashes in this week’s edition of Just Football’s Three to See column. The Premier League is set for another heavyweight battle, while Brazil and the Netherlands are gearing up for the renewal of hostilities in two of their biggest derbies. Feyenoord v Ajax (Eredivisie) […]

Barcelona Ecuador

3 to See: Arsenal v Man City, the Madrid derby and some Ecuadorian spice

Domestic football returns with a bang this weekend with heavyweights clashing in the Premier League and La Liga gearing up for the Madrid derby. Elsewhere in our weekly Three to See column, we’re recommending the pick of Ecuador’s fixture list as Guayaquil’s finest go head to head: Arsenal v Manchester City (Premier League) Saturday 13th September […]


Falcao, Welbeck, Negredo…Names of Transfer Deadline Day – the good deals and the bad

A jam-packed transfer deadline day started with the improbable news that Manchester United were on track to sign Radamel Falcao on loan, and the Colombian’s switch to Old Trafford continued to dominate headlines for much of the day. However, he was clearly not the only exciting move on the last day of the window, with Hull […]

Benfica Estadio da Luz

3 to See: Derbies in Argentina, Portugal and the start of Serie A

The last of Europe’s major five leagues gets underway this weekend and we’re tipping title-chasing Roma’s clash with Fiorentina as the pick of the Serie A fixture list. Elsewhere in our weekly 3 to See column, we’re recommending massive derbies in Portugal and Argentina as the perfect way to add some spice to your weekend: […]

Erik Lamela

The Erik Lamela Experiment – Will 2014/15 see the birth of a new Bale at Spurs?

For all the influence that Marcelo Bielsa has undoubtedly had on modern tactics, one of the many curiosities about the man is that he’s never had the chance to manage a truly elite player at the peak of his powers at club level. Because Bielsa has predominantly worked at clubs in Argentina or Mexico or […]