Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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.

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  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...

#352WorldCupMemories: Argentina, Bilardo’s Horriffic Nightmare

“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. Frightening. Turns the legs to jelly.”   The 1990 World Cup will be fondly remembered by Germans but probably no one else. One man would rather forget it happened all together. The preceding quote may have come from a towering, purple...

Russia 2018: Five Things From Day Seven

  Atlas Lions Cower in Defeat: Just like North African neighbours, Egypt, Morocco have been eliminated from the competition after losing 0-1 to Portugal in the first game of day 7. Though they started strongly, a momentary lapse in concentration in the fourth minute was their undoing. A combination of wild finishing—most notably from skipper Mehdi Benatia and a...

RUSSIA 2018: Five Things From Day 5

*Two strokes of Kane: England gaffer Gareth Southgate raised eyebrows when he elevated Tottenham striker Harry Kane to skipper of the side over Gary Cahill, Jordan Henderson, Ashley Young and co. making him the youngest player ever to captain England in a World Cup. In retrospect, the decision appears to be paying off. He has handled the office well...

#352WCCountdown: Our Predicted The World Cup All-Star XI

We’re only hours away from the start of the World Cup and excitement is brimming over! Head coaches have settled on their teams, final plans for tactics and squad management are in place, we are ready to go. Debates over who should have been included or left out have inevitably been sparked naturally. Traditionally, FIFA has its own list of...

The Back 4: A Long Overdue Ode To Defenders

I remember playing football in university, challenging in various competitions, winning some & losing some. I remember one tournament in particular; we had gone all the way to the finals and were 1-0 up with a few minutes to go. A rare attack from our opponents saw our one of our defenders, the right back, isolated 1 v 1...
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