Wednesday, December 12, 2018

What Next For The Super Falcons: Home Bound or France Bound

In case you not aware, the African Women's Cup of Nations is on right now and here are a few things that have happened; The hosts, Ghana have bowed out and the final group stage matches for Group A were played yesterday. Cameroon topped the group with 7 points, Mali came close with 6 points, Ghana having won just one...

From Grass ToThe Bleachers: The Trials of ‘Father’ Moses

Football is a game of contrasting, yet complimentary circumstances, whether one looks at it from the perspective of an individual player, a team or an entire league system. Teams rise and fall, golden, trophy-laden eras make way for barren, trophy-less runs. Players come and go, and even in their active years, players attain varying levels of prominence before the...

An Ode To The Almost Certain End Of Mourinho’s Era

There's a short list of managers about whom we can say the Manchester United managerial job is too big for, the only names on that list are arguably Wilf McGuinness, Frank O'Farrell, David Moyes and now, Jose Mourinho.   United are too big for Jose Mourinho. Just like Real Madrid.   Yes, he's had successes – though you might argue they were only achieved through...

Sentenced To Death By International Break

It's 3 pm on a Saturday afternoon, and you know you should be doing something. Something of utmost importance to your existence and yet, at the moment, you’re sorely pressed because you can’t remember what it is. So you surf both the couch and Television channels and then boom, it suddenly hits you! You should be watching club football. You should...

EPL Top 6 Predictions: Who Can Topple Pep in 2018/2019?

In the past season, we saw the reigning champions Chelsea FC fall so hard they couldn’t even qualify for the UEFA Champions League.  Combined with Conte’s mumblings (justifiable and understandable), it eventually cost him his job, summing the performance of the London clubs in general last season. The City of Manchester, on the other hand, experienced better fortunes claiming the...

Arsenal v Chelsea Preview: Emery’s Gunners Aiming To Snuff Out Sarri’s Fire?

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Arsenal has not gotten the kind of start that they wanted for the new season and will like to pick up points against Chelsea to kick-start their seasons.

Welcome, The English Premier League!

  As the 2019 elections in Nigeria draw ominously closer,  a very familiar pattern in the political landscape is visible. Rising clearly and nauseatingly is the cloud of defection, claims and counterclaims, unwholesome coalitions and spectacular buffoonery. We have been here before.   As the English premier league AKA, the best league in the world kicked off this weekend in Jose Mourinho's...

Gameweek 2: Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks

It was a blockbuster opening weekend at the Fantasy Premier League box office! Featuring Liverpool all-stars, Manchester City defence + midfield, BAMidele Alli, Richarlison, clean-sheet-ripping Vardy, the typical Burnley clean sheet, and the Almighty August Curse for Harry Kane. As expectedly unexpected, there were a few surprises here and there; such as a Nike Merlin ball with some sort...

Sarri At Chelsea: Jorginho, Hazard and A New Role For Ngolo Kante?

With a new Chelsea boss, Sarri at the helm of affairs at The Blues, there is promise of a different style of play than what the Stamford bridge faithfuls are used to. Chelsea in recent times have been renowned for their astute defenses bar the Ancelotti season when they had of one of the finest attacks in the Premier...

The Persecution of Mesut Özil: Could It Be Those Groggy Eyes?

Winning a World Cup as a player doesn’t make you any smarter, and successfully running a top club doesn’t make you empathetic or a palatable human being. Mesut Özil is in a predicament which makes that much clear. To call what has happened to Özil a disgrace would be an understatement. The debacle goes back to a photograph he took...
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