Sunday, January 24, 2021

Slake’s Soliloquy: Debunking Myths About Raul’s National Team Career

There’s a popular myth that Raul Gonzalez never had good enough players around him in his time. This has been given as a comfortable excuse for so many things. From the fact that he never won any international trophy to things as ludicrous as the reasons he scored ‘only’ 44 international goals in 102 games, compared to the ratio...

Liverpool vs Chelsea: A Tale Of Two Teams

The return leg comes up tonight and it threatens to serve up an interesting match-up. What should have been a grudge match between both title contenders has been transformed into a formality for Chelsea. While Liverpool has contributed to that with their indifferent form that has cost them the possibility of a domestic treble (if they ever had a...

Worst 10 Summer Signings in the Premier League So Far

The summer transfer window produced a lot of shocking moves. A lot! This is besides the new world record transfer fee set. Not all these guys have fared well in their new clubs so we’ll try to look at the worst 10 summer signings in the Premier League thus far. Wilfried Bony Guardiola’s appointment spelt doom for Bony from the...

The Rise After The Fall: The Tale of Two Marios

The two Marios in question are not the game characters or former Bayern strikers Mario Gomez and Mario Mandzukic; both of whom have done okay since leaving Munich. This article refers to much younger players who still have time to fulfil the early promises their careers had. They’re Mario Balotelli, 26 and Mario Götze, 24. They both have won...

Premier League Boxing Day Special

Boxing day fixtures assures you goals, lots of them. This fact has been long standing and proven. On this day; when it's winter in Europe and Harmattan in Nigeria and the games come thick and fast; when the players ate and drank the night before (I see you Bobby); there will be goals! This year was no exception. It's that...

Wayne Rooney and Other Manchester United Problems

After 247 goals and over 400 appearances for Manchester United, it is hardly wrong to conclude that the United forward and legend, Wayne Rooney is fast tilting to a twilight. “White Pele” has indeed had a glorious career, one which would not be matched for years by any English or United Player. Sadly, that career has come to an end....

Premier League Team of the Season: First Quarter

10 games have already been played in the most exciting league in the world, but no one is running away with the title yet – still one point separating first from fourth. The EPL, as we all know it, is deeply conditioned to produce some jaw-dropping moments. The highlights of last season were Leicester’s unbelievable campaign, a well decorated...

The Role of The Supersub: Top Supersubs of the Game

Football is a crazy game. It is full of ups and downs, moments of magic, hair-tearing misses and buffoonery. It's a game that takes you through the entire emotional spectrum a human can feel. It is life. The beauty and power of this game is further aided by a cadre of footballers who have made coming off the bench...

The Rise and Rise of Theo “I-want-to-score-goals” Walcott

A friend of mine, Chelsea fan, who always slanders Walcott regularly (almost everyone I know does, including Arsenal fans, myself included) recently told me in awe "This Theo Walcott just dey score anyhow, the boy don improve". Lately the question people are asking is "Why has Walcott improved?" and I always reply with "Has he really improved?". I am (always...

How to Become an Arsenal Fan

It is difficult to tag “arsenal fans” by certain traits. It’s not a tribe and as such, we do not speak the same language. There isn’t a set of well-defined behaviours for gooners alone. Here, however, are five ways to truly become an Arsenal Fan. Love for The Club I don’t mean to be captain obvious but to become and Arsenal...
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