Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Welcome, The English Premier League!

  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...

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...

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....

Is Manchester City Pep Guardiola’s Most Important Job Yet?

Pep Guardiola is Pep Guardiola. He needs no introduction, not even to the most passive football fan. The Catalan legend has paid his dues as a Barcelona player and as one of the most decorated managers in modern day football. As with every success story anyway, there are critics who believe his successes as a manager have been overrated...

Manchester city vs Arsenal: Preview, Team news, Match facts, and Probable line ups

Manchester city will be playing hosts to Arsenal at the Etihad stadium On Sunday, November 5th Arsenal will be looking to do something no team has done in all competitions against Manchester city and that is to simply defeat them, the citizens have gone on a 10 match unbeaten run in the league and have a 9 point gap over...

Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview: Battle At Old Trafford

Tottenham have not had the best of results against Manchester United in their visits to Old Trafford in the Premier League era, and they will be aiming for only their third victory away at Old Trafford. That task will be made even  harder with the absence of talisman, Harry Kane.   Both teams are level on points and Manchester United  are...

Wobbling Chelsea and the Weight of Heightened Expectations

Not even the most optimistic Chelsea fan would have thought that retaining the Premier League title, won against expectations last season, would be an easy task. So far, however, even the most pessimistic Blue fan would admit it is seeming quite harder than anticipated. One interesting thing about the EPL is that each season proves to be far more...

Pep Talk: Here’s the Latest You Need to Know about Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City

Dear Reader, How are you doing? I hope this meets you well? How has the football season been so far? Exciting, maybe dramatic? None of the above? Well, I guess it’s still early days and the action is just about gathering momentum. It could also be about the club that you support. Which football club has got your heart? How have...

Chelsea vs Arsenal Match Preview: Battle At The Bridge On Super Sunday

Chelsea favorites but Arsenal COULD spring a surprise.   Another London derby looms between two rivals whose recent meetings have been very eventful. While Chelsea had a rude awakening with an opening day 3-2 loss to league minnows Burnley, they have bounced back, winning three matches in a row while winning their Champions League opening day fixture. However, they would face...
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