Tag Archives: James Rodriguez
Real Madrid Club World Cup 2016

How Real Madrid success proved Zidane right to defy Galactico policy this summer

by Asif Norat Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez has enjoyed making the most out of the Galactico policy, using the unlimited transfer funds to bring in at least one expensive signing every year. During his first spell as the club’s president, the Bernabeu stadium witnessed the arrival of Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and others […]

Paul Pogba Manchester United

From Kaka to Paul Pogba: The top 10 most expensive football transfers of all time

The summer’s longest running transfer saga has finally come to an end as, for the first time since 1996, a British club has broken the world transfer record. Manchester United have paid Juventus a fee believed to be around £89 million to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford. The fee makes Pogba the new record holder for […]


Top Five Most Followed Footballers on Instagram

Today marks a landmark in the history of photo sharing mobile app Instagram, as the platform celebrates its fifth birthday. The app has grown to become a phenomenon in recent times – nine months ago 300 million active users visited the platform monthly and that number has grown to 400 million since, a quite rapid rate of […]

Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid vs Juventus Tactical Preview – How will the two teams set up?

After losing 2-1 in the first leg in Turin last week, Real Madrid must overcome a goal deficit when they face Juventus in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final this week. But how will the two teams set up? With an intriguing tactical battle in store we look at Real Madrid vs Juventus from […]

James Rodriguez

From ‘marketing product’ to main man: How James Rodriguez makes Real Madrid tick

Real Madrid spent €80 million on James Rodríguez last summer, and with his first season nearly complete he’s starting to repay every penny. Jamie Kemp explains how… “They have signed James Rodríguez to sell more shirts. He is a marketing product,” César Luis Menotti quipped. James had exploded at the 2014 World Cup; transforming the […]

Porto Dragao

Does FIFA’s war on Third-Party Ownership spell the end for the ‘Porto model’?

Aided by Third-Party Ownership, FC Porto have been one of Europe’s savviest operators in the transfer market in recent years. But with FIFA now seeking to ban the practice, Just Football looks at the potential ramifications for Porto and their economic model… The proposed sale of Brazilian fullback Danilo to Real Madrid for a reported €31.5 million is just […]

Gareth Bale Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Why Modric & Rodriguez returns could spell trouble for Atleti… and Bale

Ahead of a mouthwatering Madrid derby in the Champions League quarter finals, Daniel Butler assesses Real Madrid’s recent struggles – and why a Croatian and a Colombian have been so crucial in their return to form… Atlético Madrid vs. Real Madrid Champions League quarter final 2014/15 Kick-off: 19.45 UK time It’s disputable whether Real Madrid […]


Ronaldo, the World Cup, Hamilton Academical, Harry Kane – it’s Just Football’s end of year review 2014

 Just Football takes you through the thrills and spills of the 365 days just past with our end of year review 2014. Jonathan Fadugba, Andrew Schofield, Sarah McLean, Nick Harris and Jake Meador pick out their outstanding players, teams and moments of the year gone by. Player of the Year 2014 Lionel Messi, Barcelona (Jonathan Fadugba – Editor, […]