Just-Football Archives for January 2011

Hot Prospects: 13 English young players to watch in 2012

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Who says there's a dearth of English talent coming through at youth level? After disappointment for England's youngsters at international level in 2011 here are 13 youngsters tipped for great things in 2012 and beyond courtesy of Aidan R, editor of England Football Blog.

2011 – Year of the Neymar

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He struts with the cocksure swagger of a born star and not only that, he can play a bit too. 2011 can be seen as the year Neymar truly broke through on the world stage. Just Football's man in Brazil Paulo Freitas looks back at the year of the mohawked one:

Neymar has been hyped since he was a youth player, but he finally established himself as Brazil's new big star in the 2011 season, shining in most competitions.

Villa-Villa-Villa, Villa Maravilla! Road to recovery begins for Spain’s kid

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David Villa is not the most controversial of footballers. If you're the type of fan that likes his players a little rough around the edges, or the type for whom players only register when they do something out of the ordinary the Barcelona striker may rarely even register.

Good Player Guide #19 – Eduardo Vargas

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Eduardo Vargas
(Universidad de Chile / Chile)

Universidad de Chile have conquered the 2011 Copa Sudamericana in stunning fashion. Undefeated, with only two goals against in twelve matches, and a delightful style of football that brought back memories of La U's golden years in the '60s, when they were known as Ballet Azul and won five of their fourteen league titles.

Gems of the Lower Leagues: Jacob Butterfield

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Just Football's ‘Gems of the Lower Leagues' series continues with a look at Barnsley midfielder Jacob Butterfield. James McMath looks at why talk of a January move to the Premier League will surprise some, but not Barnsley fans.

“Se mira y se toca” – Copa Sudamericana glory for Universidad de Chile

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Just Football's man in Chile, Santiago Irribarra reports on an historic continental cup triumph for Universidad de Chile:

In June, when Universidad de Chile lost the first leg of the Apertura final to bitter rivals Universidad Católica 2-0, everybody expected Católica, Copa Libertadores quarter-finalist and building on last year's title-winning form, would have no trouble sealing the win in the second leg, especially when they'd have to lose the second leg by three goals to not win the tournament, in accordance with new rules favouring the higher play-off seed.