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Adoyi Joshua Adoyi

Adoyi is a Nigerian with a keen passion for sports  - more so football and is an avid supporter of Manchester United. He spends his weekends glued to his TV screen, watching the beautiful game.

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Remember him? Three young guns fading fast
09:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

Every year, prodigiously talented youngsters tease us with their promise. A good number never quite fulfil their potential, leaving us to wonder whatever happened to so-and-so if we even wonder at all.  Nothing thrills more than seeing…

Premier League
Solid Ben Foster exactly what Watford needed
12:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Scoring goals hasn't been Watford’s problem since they returned to the Premier League. Keeping them out has. That's less of a concern with Ben Foster between the sticks.    Goalkeepers can single-handedly,…

Premier League
Did Arsenal Really need to run into the City buzzsaw now?
08:00 Sunday 3rd February 2019

After a hiccup or two in December, Manchester City were their normal swashbuckling selves again. At least until the midweek defeat at St. James’ Park. The Cityzens are now five points behind Premier League leaders, Liverpool, with no…

Premier League
Can Ralph Hasenhuttl take Saints to the Promised Land?
12:00 Thursday 17th January 2019

Seven years ago, Southampton returned to the Premier League. They settled in rather quickly then survived relegation by the skin of their teeth last season. The manner in which they started this campaign under Mark Hughes suggested regular…

Premier League
Whatever happened to Christian Benteke?
11:00 Saturday 12th January 2019

There was a time when no defender wanted to face Christian Benteke. His career has been on a downward spiral over the last few years, however. The Belgian has gone from being amongst the most sought after strikers in the Premier League to being…

Premier League
At Wembley, the Son also rises for Spurs
09:00 Monday 31st December 2018

Tottenham continue to contend for yet another Premier League season. In the last three years, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have arguably been the league’s most consistent side. Heung-min Son has been a key figure in attack for Spurs…

Premier League
Lucas Torreira only just getting warmed up at Arsenal
08:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

Every team can use an N'Golo Kante, can't it? A player who breaks up opposing attacks, hassles and harries foes from the word go, and drives forward when necessary. Arsenal found their Kante this summer in Lucas Torreira. The defensive…

Premier League
Good, better, Richarlison: Brazil star key to Everton's march
14:00 Sunday 2nd December 2018

Everton are on the right path with Marco Silva at the helm. The Toffees have, somewhat easily, put a disappointing campaign behind them and got back on the right track. Several players have impressed in Everton blue this term,…

Premier League
Why is Alexis Sanchez struggling at Manchester United?
15:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

It wasn’t that long ago when Alexis Sanchez was running defences ragged all over the country. The Chilean was in such great form at Arsenal that even Pep Guardiola, with his many attacking talents, was keen on signing him. It’s…

World Cup
World Cup last 16: 7 stars primed to make an impact
09:00 Saturday 30th June 2018

This enthralling World Cup has brought about several huge talking points. In particular the rights and wrongs of using VAR. With the tournament now approaching its business end, the excitement will only increase. Strap yourself in and enjoy…

World Cup
Is the World Cup dream already over for Nigeria?
15:30 Wednesday 20th June 2018

Saturday night witnessed Nigeria succumb to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia. The result leaves the Super Eagles propping up Group D. With two games to go, can they recover?  The 2018 World Cup has had everything thus far. Drama, standout…

Champions League
Why Bayern Munich should be Champions League favourites
11:00 Monday 5th March 2018

The Champions League's knockout stages is finally upon us, with the last sixteen round already underway. Some clashes remain delicately poised for the second leg, while others are done and dusted even with the return fixture still…

Premier League
What has gone wrong for Marco Silva at Watford?
19:00 Friday 5th January 2018

Marco Silva was appointed in May as Watford manager ahead of the new season. The Portuguese garnered widespread acclaim while he was Hull City's boss last term, and having enjoyed a great start in charge of the Hornets, Watford fans must…

The 12 Days of Football: Ten lads-a-leaping
08:00 Monday 1st January 2018

On the tenth day of football, UEFA gave to me ten lads-a-leaping/Nine ladies  playing/ Eight managers managing/ Seven sides-a-sinking/ Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals!  Four calls blown/ Three French clubs/ Two title…

Premier League
Claude Puel quietly exceeding expectations at Leicester City
12:30 Tuesday 19th December 2017

Claude Puel's appointment as Leicester City manager in place of fan favourite Craig Shakespeare was met with groans from some quarters of the King Power. Less than two months into the job, however, Puel has made the Foxes a force to…