Tuesday, July 23, 2019

SLAKE’S SOLILOQUY: JOSE MOURINHO HAS EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE GIVEN TIME

"If they sack me, they will be sacking the best manager they have ever had…” When Jose Mourinho said these words a few weeks back after another Chelsea defeat, some people felt he was clutching at straws and playing games to try to save his job. That is probably true. What is also true is that he is probably right...

‘Ifreke Inyang: 5 things we learnt from Chelsea vs Liverpool

The Klopp is running out for Mourinho How much time does Mourinho really have to turn things around at Chelsea? The board came out and publicly backed him - an unprecedented move. There were signs that the team were improving, but losing the last three matches is something to ponder on. One wonders if he will be in the...

Why Arsenal fans should be optimistic about this season.

Football is back folks! Enough of all the half wavering interest in what Lewis Hamilton does on the race tracks and how Serena Williams gets along on the court, the sport that has us all captivated is back! The season ahead is one of epic proportions everywhere in the football hemisphere. In Spain, the biggest club in World football is...

Who are the contenders for the Premier League this season?

With the BPL 2015/2016 season having kicked off with plenty banter and excitement and surprises, we’ll take a quick look at the expected title challengers and the likely order the top four will be come May, 2016. Chelsea After their procession to the title last season, the blues will now look to defend their crown. With José Mourinho at the helm,...

Robert Lewandowski: Making a Case for the Traditional Number 9

If you look across football today, there is something that strikes you immediately! The alarming shortage of top class strikers. At the moment, even world champions Germany start matches without an out and out striker. Five time World champions Brazil have no number nine. Last summer, top clubs around Europe were scrambling for strikers. Manchester United played games early...

‘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...
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