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

he 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?

or 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 [...]

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 [...]

Charles Aranguiz

Good Player Guide #26 – Charles Aranguiz

by Blair Newman Charles Aranguiz (Internacional / Chile) Twitter: charanguiz20 n a Chile team made up of extremely noticeable players; from Gary “Pitbull” Medel and Arturo “Warrior” Vidal through to Arsenal’s new livewire Alexis Sanchez, the diligent contribution of Charles Aranguiz at this summer’s World Cup could easily be brushed over. Chile played a high [...]

Chile – 2014 World Cup squad

Following in the footsteps of Marcelo Bielsa, Jorge Sampaoli has produced a hard-working, high-intensity, lightning quick Chile team with an uber-attacking mentality. Make no mistake, this squad is more than capable of getting out of a tough group. Arturo Vidal stands out as undoubtedly the key man at the heart of Chile’s midfield, though injury [...]