Wednesday, November 21, 2018

FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED FROM SUPER EAGLES’ VICTORY OVER THE INDOMITABLE LIONS.

Following the 4-0 defeat inflicted on the Indomitable lions of Cameroon by the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday evening in Uyo, Nigeria. Here are five things learnt. SQUAD DEPTH It has been proven and said over time, that the starting XI of a team alone is not enough to win games or even trophies. Winning teams/sides over the years, when...

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Review: Mark Of Champions…… And Potential Champions

There are three possible scenarios that follow every football match a team plays and these are, of course, win, lose or draw. There are some instances however when the wishful thinker in you imagines a fourth scenario: where both teams could win. A scenario where both teams could walk away with three points apiece, or each with a trophy...

Premier League Review: What We Learnt From the EPL Opening Game Week #1

It has been quite the beginning to another English Premier League. Arsenal managed to overcome a resilient Leicester City by one goal in a seven-goal thriller; Liverpool drew 3-3 with perennial mid table dwellers Watford FC and reigning champions Chelsea ended up losing 3-2 to Burnley with 9 minutes come the final whistle. And more, and more, and more…....

Community Shield Review: Has Stamford Bridge Fallen Down Already?

Community Shield line-ups Arsenal (3-4-3): Cech; Holding, Mertesacker (Kolasinac 33), Monreal; Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Welbeck (Nelson 88), Lacazette (Giroud 66), Iwobi (Walcott 66) Unused subs: Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Willock Goal: Kolasinac 83 Booking: Bellerin 16 Manager: Arsene Wenger Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso (Rudiger 79); Willian (Musonda 82), Batshuayi (Morata 74), Pedro Unused subs: Caballero, Christensen, Scott,...

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...

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...

5 Things We Learnt from Monday’s UCL Round of 16 Draws

1. Are the draws rigged? So we get Arsenal vs Bayern Munich & Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona ties again. Yawn. Nothing new. Nothing exciting. Just the same old games every year. One wonders if there is someone at UEFA that enjoys seeing those clubs face each other repeatedly. The repetition of the same fixtures over and over again surely can't...

Manchester City vs Chelsea: A review

What a dramatic way to end probably the most exhilarating Premier League match of the season so far: Sergio Aguero was sent off for a highly reckless challenge on David Luiz and Fernandinho followed his team-mate into the tunnel soon after he too saw red for his scuffle with Fabregas. The melee continued and Pep Guardiola had to step onto the...

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...

‘Ifreke Inyang: 5 things we learnt from Nigeria vs Algeria

Nigeria continued their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with a 3-1 win over Algeria, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Victor Moses scored twice for the Super Eagles, while John Mikel Obi also found the back of the net. The North Africans grabbed what proved to be a consolation through Nabil...
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