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Aje Omolayo

I like to think of myself as an easy going lover of all things football, however, I do class myself as a die-hard Arsenal fan but I'm not biased enough to view life at the Emirates through rose-tinted spectacles and can appreciate when we are beaten by the better team on the day.


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International
Can Ronaldo's legacy include mentoring Joao Felix, other young Portugal stars?
12:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

The international break returns and, for the first time since last year's World Cup elimination, so does Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese national team struck a decent run of form in his absence. Manager Fernando Santos had little…

Championship
Mad Scientist Marcelo Bielsa finding Leeds promotion formula volatile
12:00 Tuesday 19th March 2019

Marcelo Bielsa had Leeds United back on track for a place in the Premiership next season. The Whites returned to winning ways after suffering through Spygate earlier in the campaign. Five wins and a draw in six matches since taking their lumps…

Fa Cup
Can the FA Cup make or break Crystal Palace season?
09:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

The FA Cup quarterfinals precede the international break. Crystal Palace travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford. The Eagles can use the good cheer a berth in the semifinals will bring. Their Premier League season is a mixed bag with too…

Italy
Rossoneri face rosy future with Piatek
09:00 Friday 15th March 2019

Football critics saw AC Milan as a team on the low for the 2018 portion of this campaign. Their tune changed after the New Year. The Rossoneri surge into the Champions League places originated with one winter window deal. Milan paid Genoa…

Spain
Back to the drawing board for Santiago Solari in El Clasico
09:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Real Madrid suffered their second Clasico defeat to Barcelona in three days. The 3-0 pasting in midweek cost them a shot at the Copa del Rey. The weekend's one-goal affair showed improvement but forfeited any realistic hope for…

Managerial News
Guardiola can stay positive while developing a Plan B
12:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

The Premier League enters the 2018/19 lightning round. Only ten games remain for most teams. Preoccupied with FA Cup action, Chelsea and Brighton each have 11. Rumour has it they will play each other to fall back in line with everyone else.…

Managerial News
Positivity isn't easy in the Premier League
09:00 Thursday 28th February 2019

Both by design and demand, the influx of foreign managers to the Premier League bring with them a new brand of football. Some implement their tactics successfully. Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte rewrote the record books. Other managers struggle.…

Championship
Promotion pushes at stake as Rams invade Forest
08:00 Monday 25th February 2019

At season's end, two Championship teams will win promotion to the Premier League. Four others will vie to be the third. The money on offer in the top flight is a powerful motivator. With between 12 and 14 games remaining in their seasons,…

Championship
Set the Championship mixer to frappe this weekend
08:00 Saturday 23rd February 2019

This season’s Championship deserves to be remembered as the most competitive ever, no matter who eventually wins the title. The top six places that offer direct and playoff promotion to the Premier League change hands faster than a baby…

Europa League
Can Arsenal progress in the Europa League?
17:00 Monday 18th February 2019

Arsenal left Belarus in a daze after their Europa League Round of 32 opponents took the first leg of the tie 1-0. Stanislaw Drahun's goal at the stroke of halftime left the Gunners chasing the game in the second half. To add insult to injury,…

Opinion
Are Liverpool responding to Manchester City push like champions?
15:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Manchester City's midweek win over Everton was all that was needed by Liverpool to get their head turn to realise that any slip now will put them in the chasing position for the Premier League title. Their win against Bournemouth came at…

Championship
Leeds vs Norwich: Who comes out on top as the Championship stakes are raised?
15:00 Saturday 2nd February 2019

Still rocked from the spy gate scandal, Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, will be taking charge of another game where the pressure is on. The Yorkshire side host Norwich City in a huge top-of-the-table clash in the Championship. Bielsa's boys…

Opinion
How did the player become bigger than the manager?
17:30 Sunday 27th January 2019

Football isn't what it once was. Many players hold more power than the manager, if you listen to some, to the extent they determine who stays at the club and who doesn’t. It is now more than the game as there is more to be seen behind…

Premier League
Premier League relegation fight: Who will survive?
15:00 Monday 21st January 2019

With well over half the season now in the rearview, the Premier League is heating up at both ends of the table. Liverpool and Manchester City are fighting it out for the title, but today, we're going to be focusing on what's unfolding…

Premier League
What can Timo Werner add to already prolific Liverpool attack?
09:00 Saturday 12th January 2019

Liverpool's style favours Bundesliga players. Manager Jurgen Klopp is probably to blame. Attacks in the German top flight tend to be variants on the gegenpress the former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund boss advocates. To build a dynastic…