Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Disparaged And Belittled: Sweden, A Cinderella Story

Victor Lindelöf, John Guidetti, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Isaac Kiese Thelin were all in the u21 squad that trailed 2-0 from the first leg of their Euro U21 qualifier play off against France. They stormed to a 3-0 lead in the second leg but an 87th minute Layvin Kurzawa goal looked like it would knock them out on the...

The English Premier League: Team By Team Analysis Of The 2017/18 Summer Transfers – Part 4: Burnley To Huddersfield Town

BURNLEY IN: C. Wood (Leeds €16.4M), J. Cork (Swansea €9.1 M), N. Wells (Huddersfield €5.40 M), J. Walters (Stoke City €2.30 M), P. Bardsley (Stoke City €840k), C. Taylor (Leeds Free transfer), A. Legzdins (Birmingham Undisclosed). OUT: M. Keane (Everton €28.5M), A. Gray (Watford €20.4M), T. Darikwa (Nottingham Forest Undisclosed). Free Transfers: G. Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday), M. Kightly (Southend United), R. Hennings (Fortuna...

Fantasy Premier League: Top 5 Captain Picks For Game Week 1

The FPL 2017/18 season is here again! FPL managers are already creating their teams and selecting players for the season with so many notable additions. The season appears to be a very entertaining one. With the season set to kick-off on the 11th of August 19:45 (deadline 18:45), we will be looking at top 5 captain picks for Game Week...

European Super Cup: Manchester United vs Real Madrid Preview

Real Madrid and Manchester United meet at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm BST on Tuesday, August 8. Manchester United and Real Madrid are aiming to start this season how they ended the last; by winning a trophy. The Champions League and Europa League winners face off in Macedonia on Tuesday as Jose Mourinho goes up against his...

A Case of De Ja Vu or Just Off-Season Blues?

The last time they were champions, Chelsea missed out on a string of targets, started slowly after a tough summer tour, never recovered and sacked their manager before Christmas. Then came Antonio Conté, who pulled off a miracle last season to win the title at his first attempt. Season 2 however, could end up being much tougher than a week...

Cone Sports is now the official kit partner for Agṓn: We #KeepElevating

Agṓn have entered into a beneficial partnership with Cone Sports Limited, an indigenous sports kits brand founded in the year 2000. Cone Sports Limited, in its seventeen (17) years of business has had (and still has) partnerships and been responsible for producing merchandise for some of the NPFL’s (Nigerian Professional Football League) most visible teams - Kano Pillars FC, Shooting...

Legends Corner: Ronaldo De Lima, The Phenomenon.

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima ‘Il Fenomeno’ the boyish grin that had defenders in tears. Ronaldo had it all! Aesthetics – watching Ronaldo at his peak was an astonishing experience, comparable to viewing artwork by Michaelangelo or Picasso or listening to a concerto piece co-written by Mozart and Beethoven leaving not only opponents but some people on his own...

Is The Italian Serie A Becoming Considerably Less Defensive?

This exposé is an attempt to debunk the myth that the Italian Serie A pays too much attention to defensive football. The thrust of this piece is to correct the erroneous impression that the Serie A is a dour, low-scoring league. League data from the last 3 seasons have been compiled to support the argument below. Fabio Capello’s Milan team...

Title Chase and The Fight for Premier League Status – II

In the first part of this series, we looked at the top 6 teams & predicted their chances of reaching the Champions League next season. This part will focus on the the bottom 6 and boldly predict their chances of survival. There are, of course, the usual suspects (Hull, Sunderland) and surprise packages (Leicester) in this mix. Sunderland Oh not again!...

Title Chase and The Fight for Premier League Status – I

Last week was without Premier League football, with the FA cup and European cup competitions taking centre stage. It is glaring to everyone that even the teams involved couldn’t wait to get back to business of the EPL. Liverpool wouldn’t want their weeks this vacant next season. They travel to the King Power to face the faltering Leicester with...
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