Sunday, September 22, 2019

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,...

‘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,...

Slake’s Soliloquy: Second Season Syndrome

Is there anybody that thinks the second season syndrome is a myth? I am not one of them. I don’t exactly think it is real either. I just feel it is one of those things in football. It just happens. It’s like a curse that can hit any player in the wake of an impressive first season. We have...

Wayne Rooney: The Man

Wayne Rooney, the mere mention of that name causes diverse opinions among fans, his relationship with Manchester United is difficult to untangle. Here is a player who is England's best in a generation, has provided several moments to define the Premier League era and has won 105 international caps‎ and scored 48 goals, making him England's joint eight‎ most-capped...

Slake’s Soliloquy: Why clubs should pay huge sums for youngsters.

It all started with Luke Shaw. No, that’s not right. It probably started before Shaw was even born. As far back as we can remember, the biggest clubs in the world have paid big transfer fees for young players with potential – prospects. It isn’t new. However, it does seem like fans of clubs especially rival fans have become...

Slake’s Soliloquy: The World Class Debate.

The term ‘World Class’ is one that is constantly bandied around, ironically, more often in this era of ‘Squawka Stats’ and ‘WhoScored Player Ratings’ and the rest. I have seen people try to prove a player is world class with stats like key passes, take-ons and pass completion percentages. Although some of these stats are sometimes useful, I feel...

Sack race special.

The concluding part of our sack race special has four managers also on the ropes. All they need to do is to have a good season. Easy to say but extremely difficult even if you're trying to "buy trophies". Here are the managers facing the sack. THE PHILOSOPHER “There is only one good, knowledge and one evil, ignorance”  This quote has absolutely...

Sack race.

Confucius once said: "Football coaching is a hire-fire typa job”. Okay I admit it wasn’t Confucius. I don’t even know who did but heck; who cares what Confucius or the other bloke once said? Point is, managers gets jobs only when other managers are fired and truth be told some managers have relatively safer jobs than others. Imagine The Arsenal down in League...

7 things you didn’t know about Bastian Schweinsteiger

Tope gives us the low down on Manchester United's new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger. It's a common phenomenon that critics  will always dismiss Manchester United's signings as either old, inexperienced or a let down. The recent capture of German International Bastian Schweinsteiger has been heralded by a majority of these elite group as a Bayern Munich cast-off, who has left his...
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