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Adebayo Temitope

Temitope, an ardent soccer fan. I may be based in Lagos but I watch as much European football as I can. I've been writing about football for several years, before I joined IRIAW you may have seen my work on The Football Weeks. I'm also a keen music fan


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Italy
Is Serie A on the rise again?
09:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Serie-A used to be the biggest league in the ‘90s. The best of the best played there, including the original Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Juan Sebastian Veron, Hernan Crespo, Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly, Marco van Basten and Gabriel Batistuta.…

Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur stretching beyond zenith this season
15:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

It has not been a bad start to the season for Tottenham Hotspur. After 11 Premier League games, Spurs sit in fifth place, five points off leaders Manchester City. Considering their rocky patch in September, things could be worse.  …

Opinion
Aaron Ramsey contract situation pushing Arsenal to the extreme
09:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

Arsenal has played their last three games with Aaron Ramsey sitting on the bench. This is something that became uncommon at the season's start. Many suggested that the stall in his contract negotiations is affecting the club as a whole.…

France
What to expect from Thierry Henry as a manager?
12:00 Wednesday 24th October 2018

Thierry Henry officially began as a first-team manager when taking charge of Monaco away at Strasbourg on Saturday. It's the Frenchman's responsibility to guide his new side away from the relegation zone. Les Monegasques currently sit…

Premier League
The importance of English clubs giving good performance in Europe
17:00 Friday 19th October 2018

Considered the most competitive, exciting league in the world, many big names ply their trade in England's top flight. Manchester City, United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur rule the roost. The teams below this top six…

World Cup
Why Anthony Martial will not be going to Russia
12:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

Anthony Martial's season at Manchester United has been entirely forgettable. The week after the season ended proved to be the hardest for the tricky winger. He was excluded from Didier Deschamps World Cup squad then his side…

Premier League
Sacking Sam Allardyce was the right move
08:00 Thursday 24th May 2018

Sam Allardyce’s time at Goodison Park has come to an end and Marco Silva is the forerunner in the race to replace the Englishman. The news was met with heavy criticism from those watching from the outside. Allardyce joined Everton…

Premier League
Where is Yaya Toure heading?
09:00 Friday 18th May 2018

Yaya Toure has been praised for being one of the best midfielders to have ever played in the Premier League but his spell is at its tail end. Toure is ready to say his goodbyes at Manchester City come season end after eight long spells…

Premier League
Five failed signings of the season
19:00 Thursday 10th May 2018

With the season in its final stage, it is time to have a look all the signings of the season in the Premier League and Championship. As always, there are several players who arrived at clubs and lived up to expectation but there are some who…

Premier League
Leicester City survival dependent on retaining Claude Puel
11:00 Thursday 10th May 2018

For a club that managed to rise to the Premier League summit during the 2015-16 season, Leicester City swiftly moved back into mid-table mediocrity; that's a huge disappointment... The Foxes have failed to put up a strong challenge…

Premier League
Romelu Lukaku has big boots to fill at Manchester United
14:30 Friday 4th May 2018

Over the last three decades, Manchester United grew to become one of Europe's most successful clubs. With Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm, the Red Devils entered into an era of dominance, winning trophies like never before.     …

Premier League
Which young players should West Ham give chances to in 2018/19?
09:30 Wednesday 2nd May 2018

West Ham fans were optimistic at the season's outset. The club had signed some useful looking players in the summer transfer window. Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic, Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta all arrived at the London Stadium.…

Premier League
Is Mauricio Pochettino's disciplinary policy killing Tottenham Hotspur?
09:30 Saturday 28th April 2018

Tottenham is not the City's richest club. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the North London club. Spurs are known for their frugal player spending policy. As the club progresses with construction of their…

Managerial News
3 reputable contenders to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal
19:00 Tuesday 24th April 2018

The footballing world was shocked to its core on Friday as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announced he will leave at the season's end. The curtain will come down on the Frenchman's 22-year reign a year before his contract was set…

Premier League
Rafa Benitez working magic at Newcastle United
09:00 Monday 23rd April 2018

The Premier League attracts the world's best managers as it does the players. Pep Guardiola has been anointed king of kings by many this season following the change he's brought to Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, and Mauricio…

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