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

by Tom Robinson outh 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 [...]

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) [...]

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

 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 [...]

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 [...]