Thursday, January 24, 2019

‘Ifreke Inyang: 5 things to look out for as EPL returns this weekend

Flying without Ings What a welcome Jurgen Klopp has received. But that will count for nothing, if he does not get a positive result at Tottenham in the early kick-off on Saturday. Already, the former Dortmund boss has to deal with a double injury blow, as Danny Ings and Joe Gomez are both out for the season. Roberto Firmino,...

Tactical analysis of the defensive midfielder

Tactical analysis of the defensive midfielder Who/what is a defensive midfielder?   This is a question an average football follower would want to take lightly, but as football is constantly evolving, the generic definition of a defensive midfielder is no longer as accurate and complete as it need be for the modern game. As a result we want to look at who...

Kelechi Iheanacho

As Kelechi Iheanacho tucked in a 90th minute winner for Manchester City against Crystal Palace last weekend, Nigerians all over the globe jumped up celebrating. Club rivalry went right out the window and there was a genuine sense of happiness and that maybe, just maybe there is hope for the future of Nigerian football. Not since 2005 has any talent...

Slake’s Soliloquy: Statistics

I grew up in an era where only strikers were judged on goals, and racking up assists was not as important as the quality of play leading to goals. That was a time when I could watch a Pablo Aimar or a Juan Roman Riquelme dazzle without bothering about ‘end-product’ or goals plus assists numbers. I could watch a...

Bundesliga preview: Who are the contenders for the Bundesliga Title this season?

Very few things are set in stone in the world of football. Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga is one of them. The 2015/16 season which is still in its infancy is no different. Pep Guardiola’s side have had the best transfer window of any side in the league. The Munich giants have spent the most money and new...

Wayne Rooney: The Man

Wayne Rooney, the mere mention of that name causes diverse opinions among fans, his relationship with Manchester United is difficult to untangle. Here is a player who is England's best in a generation, has provided several moments to define the Premier League era and has won 105 international caps‎ and scored 48 goals, making him England's joint eight‎ most-capped...

3 reasons why we should blame Enyeama not Oliseh

Until this morning, I stood firmly by Vincent Enyeama's case, fighting his case, shooting down critics and subtly making Sunday Oliseh out to dry. I am a huge fan of Enyeama. And I must admit there is a bit of bias and/or sentiment about it. Doesn't mean I have issues with Oliseh. I talked, tweeted and trumpeted how the former national team...

Slake’s Soliloquy: Why clubs should pay huge sums for youngsters.

It all started with Luke Shaw. No, that’s not right. It probably started before Shaw was even born. As far back as we can remember, the biggest clubs in the world have paid big transfer fees for young players with potential – prospects. It isn’t new. However, it does seem like fans of clubs especially rival fans have become...
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