Premier League

Josh Harrop, Harry Kane, Michy Batshuayi… Names of the Premier League, week 38

Well, it’s all over. The Premier League 2016/17 season is done, Chelsea are the champions, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City will spend next season in the Championship and Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool will join the champions in the Champions League. In a final weekend with little riding on it, we were treated to […]

Premier League

Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez, Zaha… Names of the Premier League, week 37

The penultimate game week of the Premier League season saw many sides play two matches in a week with the title being clinched and the final relegation position confirmed, leaving just the top four race left. Many sides had nothing to play for position wise going into the fixtures, causing Harry Kane to controversially miss […]

Ismaila Sarr: Meet the young Sengalese winger taking Ligue 1 by storm

#GenerationNext is our regular feature on Just Football bringing you scouting profiles and reports on the next generation of top young talent in world football. After our recent profile of Ajax starlet Justin Kluivert we head to France now to look at the Senegalese wonderkid making waves… Ligue 1 has a tendency to find hidden […]

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PLAY: How to impress at a football trial – 7 tips from a professional footballer

PLAY is our regular section on Just Football for coaching, youth development and tips for playing the game. In this piece, professional footballer and UEFA ‘A’ License coach Neill Collins offers 7 tips for how to impress if you’re invited for a pro trial… The thought of going on trial is enough to make some […]

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How AS Monaco turned their back on big spending – and conquered PSG

Usually, when a football club becomes a billionaire’s plaything, it only heads in one direction when the money dries up: down. It wasn’t so long ago that it looked like Monaco could be heading in that direction, too. Instead, they saw an opportunity to reinvent themselves and with it, eclipse big-spending Paris Saint-Germain. Before then, […]

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Marcus Rashford and Kasper Dolberg star in our #JF70 top young talents of week 19

Another week, another chance for 70 of our hand-picked top young players in Europe to shine. But which players from our #JF70 list of Europe’s best young talents most impressed us this week? Here are four of the best… Adam Ounas (Girondins Bordeaux) Bordeaux dropped key points at the weekend in their battle to secure […]

Europa League

Manchester United 1-1 Celta Vigo: 5 Europa League semi final talking points

In a season full of 1-1 draws, Manchester United got arguably their most important one against Celta Vigo to go through 2-1 on aggregate in the Europa League semi final. Marouane Fellaini’s first half goal means they will be in the final on May 24th against Ajax in Stockholm’s Friends Arena. 1 – Manchester United have […]

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3 players set to leave Middlesbrough – and where they might end up

A 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Monday finally confirmed Middlesbrough‘s inevitable relegation and took Chelsea three points closer to the Premier League title. In truth they have struggled for goals all season, and a relatively tight defence was not enough to save them from the drop. There are plenty of players who will likely stay […]


Saints or Sin Binners: Would a Sin Bin Rule Improve Football?

According to reports, the “sin bin” rule for yellow card offences could be introduced into football soon. For all the hyperbole that surrounds the game, this could very well be a paradigm shift. The introduction of a sin bin would surely bring about more questions – ones even more ponderous than that, or why somebody […]