Thursday, January 24, 2019

Russia’s Wunderkinds: Potential Best Young Player Winners

Here we look at young players who could potentially snag this award specially reserved for World Cup wunderkinds. This list will include only players who are 21 and below by the start of the tournament (14th June) as they are the eligible recipients. Kylian Mbappe, 19 (FRA) This is an obvious choice especially after signing for PSG last season. It feels...

Russian Swansong: Players Appearing at Their Last World Cup

This year’s World Cup seems set to be the swansong for so many players. To celebrate them, we will touch down on different continents as we a pay tribute to these loyal servants of their various countries. With 27.4 being the average age of players used during the qualifiers, the Nigerian Super Eagles fielded the youngest squad with an...

13 Crazy Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The World Cup

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Every four years, the world is treated to a spectacle of football that is the World Cup. This gives SIDNEY DIOGU the perfect excuse to serve up some interesting facts associated with the Mundial ranging from the ordinary to the hilarious, and finally to the downright bizarre. 1.DRAW SPECIALISTS The Italians have had the most number of draws in...

To Kiev With Love: Hala Madrid, Masters of The Champions League

As the Blancos march on to yet another final - their fourth in five years, what is to stop Real Madrid from adding to their already intimidating Champions League trophy haul? To love or to hate? With Real Madrid, it doesn’t matter. They are the masters of the Champions League and the numbers speak for themselves - 12 times and...

Modern Sports Science: Evolution continues…

It is known that modern science plays a crucial role in the lives of contemporary footballers especially in contrast to their counterparts who played the game, say 30 to 40 years ago. The progress that has been made is overwhelming and it continues to impact the longevity of careers. From highly well planned nutritious meals to cryotherapy treatments that...

Arsene Wenger: Adieu Monsieur! #MerciArsene

"First thing, I will need the Hippo. Without the Hippo, I can't work for you". Gazidis and Kroenke exchange awkward and baffled looks while trying to avoid his smouldering dark eyes. Gazidis clears his throat, Kroenke places a hand on his left knee. He moves forward in his plush leather seat and attempts to lock eyes with the man in...

Re Jose Mourinho: Let’s Talk About Heritage

It has become a norm over the years for Jose Mourinho to take badly to anything other than total and undeniable success, as would be expected for a manager of his repute. It is not uncommon to hear tales of how badly some managers handle losses. Arsene Wenger in his earlier days at Arsenal would get physically sick and...

Relegation Blues: The Critical Race For Premier League Survival

No fewer than 10 teams are deadlocked in a heated battle for several millions of pounds in revenue, and the best viewership in the entire Europe and a lot more perks that the Premier League provides as only 7 points separate 10th place Brighton from 18th place Crystal Palace with only 8 games left to spare in the season....

Where Will Coutinho Fit At Barcelona?

Following Phillipe Coutinho's move to Barcelona, there has been a lot of reactions from all quarters about the fee, reasons behind a move in January and desired role for the Brazillian magician. Many have touted him for the Iniesta role (Including the Barcelona board) while others see him as a direct replacement for Neymar. Here, the 352 team discussed...

Implosion On The Tyne

The events that sparked Kevin Keegan’s legendary “I would love it if we beat them” rant prior to a last desperate dash for the title toe-to-toe with Manchester United in the 95/96 season in what should have been an amiable stroll for Newcastle, were momentous in their own right. A good number of theories have been propounded about what...
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