Tag Archives: Football League

7 Non-League talents who could make it big in 2017

There is little doubt that non-league football is on the up. The rise of Jamie Vardy last season and the fairytale FA Cup stories of Sutton United and Lincoln City this year have rejuvenated England’s semi-professional leagues. Non-league clubs are looking up and the communities that support them, often voluntarily and from the goodness of […]

Ian Cathro Hearts

Europe’s youngest managers: From Brian Clough to Julian Nagelsmann, a potted history of managers under 30

There has been a lot of talk recently about how managers are getting younger. Hearts caused a stir by appointing 30-year-old Ian Cathro to the top job in December, a man who is younger than some of his players and never had a professional playing career. Welsh Premier League side Rhyl have a manager aged […]

Aston Villa send scouts to watch non-league starlet against Liverpool

Aston Villa are among the Football League clubs monitoring the progress of Chester FC youngster Sam Hughes, according to the Chester Chronicle. The West Kirby-born 19-year-old is having a stellar season in the National League at Chester, making 19 appearances in the fifth tier of English football. His performances at centre-back have prompted clubs up […]

Cheltenham Town, Leyton Orient, Barnet and Wycombe lead chase for non-league ace

The Conference South’s leading goalscorer Dave Tarpey is being chased by a number of Football League clubs, Just Football understands. The 28-year-old has lit up non-league football this season with a string of outstanding performances, and MK Dons, Wycombe Wanderers, Bristol Rovers and Southend are just some of the clubs to have sent scouts to […]

FA Youth Cup

FA Youth Cup Draw: Chelsea’s race for 4th consecutive youth title begins

The draw for the third round of the FA Youth Cup took place on Friday at Wembley. The draw sees three-time consecutive FA Youth Cup winner, Chelsea, begin the journey to defend their title against Cardiff City at home. Norwich City, the last team to win the competition prior to Chelsea’s period of dominance, are […]

Jacob Murphy

Derby, Newcastle, Brighton… Five Championship players ready for the Premier League

We’re 10 games into the new Premier League season now, but which teams in the league below have players whose sights could be set higher? In what’s been an intriguing Championship season so far let’s take a look at five Championship players who already look ready for the Premier League, in a Gems of the […]

WATCH: U18 Academy Leagues Goal of the Month – from a sensational Stevenage strike to a lovely team effort

We place a high emphasis on youth football coverage on Just Football, so it’s always nice to see how the cream of the crop from the Under-18 academies around England are getting on. LFE Online – the League Football Education website providing education, guidance and welfare for young footballers – regularly compile lists of the […]

EFL Trophy

EFL Trophy: Change difficult but fans shouldn’t boycott – Alan Curbishley

Alan Curbishley believes the academy system in England is in need of a complete revamp, and that the new format for the EFL Trophy is therefore worth experimenting with and should not face boycotts. The newly-revamped EFL Trophy kicks off today to much controversy, with supporters around the country planning to boycott games in protest […]

Chris Wilder

Sheffield United and Gillingham ‘have two of England’s best young managers’ – Alan Curbishley

Former Charlton Athletic and West Ham United manager Alan Curbishley has named Chris Wilder and Justin Edinburgh as two of the most exciting young managers in England, and thinks they could eventually end up in the Premier League. In a wide-ranging interview with Just Football covering numerous topics, Curbishley selects the current Sheffield United and […]