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Emmanuel Odey

Emmanuel is a freelance football journalist who lives and breathes the round leather game. He is a contributor on several platforms. You can follow him on Twitter for more.


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Italy
Why AC Milan cannot afford any more slip-ups in Serie A
12:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

Despite Juventus’ continued dominance, 2018/19 offers a compelling Serie A campaign. Champions League football remains a distinct possibility for six other clubs. Carlo Ancelotti built spacious accommodations for Napoli in second place,…

Spain
Is Sergio Ramos becoming more trouble than he's worth at Real Madrid?
09:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

After a difficult start to the season that cost Julen Lopetegui the job he'd only just accepted at the expense of managing Spain in the World Cup, Real Madrid finally turned a corner. The Merengues won seven and drew one in their last…

Champions League
Will Bayern Munich deny Liverpool progress in the Champions League?
09:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Niko Kovac arrived at Bayern Munich in the summer as more or less the chosen one. A former player at the Allianz Arena and an up-and-coming manager with a Bayern scalp and complementary DFB Pokal in his back pocket as Eintracht Frankfurt…

Italy
Has Inter Milan made another transfer mistake with Nicolo Zaniolo?
12:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

Inter Milan has a long history of selling players that go on to achieve significant success in their careers elsewhere. It's been the case with household names like Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Fabio Cannavaro, Roberto Carlos, Dennis…

Opinion
Does Angel Di Maria deserve abuse from Manchester United fans?
12:00 Friday 15th February 2019

The intensity of the boos and jeers from a section of Manchester United fans towards the returning Angel Di Maria was almost at par with the Argentine’s performance for Paris Saint-Germain. The former Real Madrid winger was in superlative…

Premier League
Is Frank Lampard on his way to the Chelsea dugout?
12:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

After a well-decorated playing career in which he won the Premier League, Champions League and several other trophies, Frank Lampard took his first job as a manager last summer. The decision to take over at Derby County and continue the…

Italy
Tiemoue Bakayoko enjoying AC Milan as Chelsea's midfield struggles
09:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Tiemoue Bakayoko came a long way in the last few seasons. A fan favourite in Monaco, he was a key part of the Ligue 1-conquering midfield that stunned Unai Emery's four-time defending Paris Saint-Germain champions. When the dust…

Premier League
What's at risk in Manchester City vs Chelsea duel?
08:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

The Premier League title race is getting more interesting by the day. But so is the fight for a top-four place. Champions League football has become for many clubs like a trophy in its own right. Just that it can’t be put in the trophy…

Spain
Karim Benzema back to his best at the right time for Real Madrid
13:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Karim Benzema has been amongst the most criticised players in world football over the last six months. Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid left big shoes to fill. The Frenchman started out with a fine response, scoring four times…

Italy
Atalanta: The surprise package in Italy this season?
12:00 Friday 8th February 2019

Beating Juventus 3-0 does not happen often, especially in domestic competition. So when a team accomplishes the feat, it deserves all the praise it can get. But Atalanta's thrashing of a high-flying Juventus side, parading a certain Cristiano…

Premier League
Is this the beginning of the end for Liverpool's title ambition?
12:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

It has been a 29-year wait and most Liverpool faithful can feel the title finally heading to Anfield. But recent results are threatening to scuttle that hope. When a team misses the chance to wrap up the league crown early, on three different…

France
What has gone wrong for Rudi Garcia and Marseille?
09:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

AS Monaco has grabbed all the headlines for its uncharacteristic struggles in Ligue 1 this season and rightly so. But Marseille has a seat on the same table, too... The 2018 Europa League finalists have been a shadow of themselves this term…

Premier League
Can Tottenham pull a surprise in the title race?
12:00 Tuesday 5th February 2019

Matchday 24 was probably the most unpredictable in the Premier League so far this season. League leaders Liverpool unexpectedly dropped points against Leicester in a 1-1 draw at Anfield, they've dropped more points since. Manchester City…

France
Neymar's injury, Thomas Tuchel, PSG's nightmare
09:00 Saturday 2nd February 2019

The Parc des Princes trophy cabinet still lacks the desired centrepiece. The French League Cup, Coupe de la Ligue and the Ligue 1 title are deeded to Paris Saint-Germain since the Qatari Investment Authority purchased the club. Leonardo…

Italy
Can Inter Milan end eight-year trophy wait with Coppa Italia?
12:00 Thursday 31st January 2019

The last time Inter Milan won a trophy was the Coppa Italia back in 2011. It came after Jose Mourinho’s treble-winning achievement in 2010. Since then, the Nerazzurri have struggled to have any say both in Italian and European football…