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Emmanuel Odey

Emmanuel is a freelance 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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Champions League
Can Tottenham cope with rampant RB Leipzig in the Champions League?
17:01 Wednesday 19th February 2020

The last time Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur squared up against German opposition in the Champions League was in December. The English side was humbled 3-1 by Bayern Munich. But the self-proclaimed Special One, in his usual style, played…

Germany
Was Jurgen Klinsmann right to quit as Hertha Berlin manager?
19:01 Monday 17th February 2020

It came as a surprise to most German football followers when the news filtered through that Jurgen Klinsmann had quit his position as Hertha Berlin manager. The former United States men’s national team boss lasted just 76 days on…

Italy
Victor Moses repaying Antonio Conte's faith at Inter
19:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Roberto Di Matteo didn't last long as Chelsea’s permanent manager after leading the club to Champions League glory as interim boss in 2012. But one player he signed that summer has been ever-present in the team.…

Championship
Can Fulham pull off an automatic promotion surprise?
17:01 Tuesday 11th February 2020

The race for promotion is seriously heating up in the Championship. As is usually the case, the competition has been fierce heading towards the business end of the season. But the frontrunners have been West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United.…

Transfers
Are Barcelona headed for a Messi divorce?
08:01 Sunday 9th February 2020

Gone are the days when Barcelona were untouchable, the best club in the world in terms of on-pitch performance and lauded for their ideals off it. The Catalan side reached its greatest success under Pep Guardiola. Everything seemed perfect…

Championship
Semi Ajayi's reinvention powering West Brom's promotion push
15:01 Saturday 8th February 2020

It must have been heartbreaking for Semi Ajayi to watch Rotherham United suffer relegation last term - despite having arguably the best season in his career. The 26-year-old shone brightly in both midfield and defence for the Millers and…

Transfers
Why is Keisuke Honda at Botafogo?
12:01 Friday 7th February 2020

A few competitions develop reputations as retirement leagues by signing famous stars playing out the string. The Campeonato Brasileiro doesn't deserve the tag. Yes, Selecao legends Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo all returned to Samba Nation…

Womens Football
Title race heating up in the Women’s Super League
17:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Liverpool may have already wrapped up their first title of the Premier League era in grand style. Manchester City’s 2-0 loss at Tottenham left Pep Guardiola’s team 22 points behind in the title race. With 13 games left to play,…

Italy
Theo Hernandez leading AC Milan's resurgence from the back
08:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

When Theo Hernandez left his birthplace, Marseille, to join Atletico Madrid at the age of nine, the young boy must have dreamed of exploits in the Spanish capital, but the dream took a different path in 2017. He was signed by cross-town…

Italy
Can Napoli use Juventus victory as a catalyst?
12:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

Napoli’s once top-of-the-table encounter with Juventus had assumed the tag of just another game as the reigning Champions visited the Stadio Sao Paolo. The reason for that is not far-fetched. Gli Azzurri has taken several steps backwards…

England National Team
Is Dean Henderson ready for England's number 1 spot?
08:00 Tuesday 28th January 2020

Always on the lookout for the next English gems to add to his team, Gareth Southgate should be seriously considering some Sheffield United players. Chris Wilder's team has been the revelation of the season defying the odds to make a mark…

Premier League
Has John Stones failed Manchester City?
11:06 Saturday 25th January 2020

Pep Guardiola lavished praise on Aymeric Laporte after the Frenchman returned from a long layoff to help Manchester City secure a valuable 1-0 win against Sheffield United. The Catalan manager labelled the defender the best left-sided centre-back…

Transfers
Why Chelsea should go all out for Edinson Cavani
08:00 Thursday 23rd January 2020

Frank Lampard has stopped short of conceding Chelsea's interest in Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan made known his desire to leave Paris Saint-German recently and has become the subject of transfer speculation. Atletico Madrid has been credited…

Premier League
Should Manchester City cash in on Leroy Sane?
08:01 Tuesday 21st January 2020

When Leroy Sane stalled negotiations for a new deal with Manchester City, Bayern Munich paid attention. With two years remaining on his contract entering this campaign, City made every effort to extend the player. Sane wouldn't sign. The…

Premier League
Can Eddie Nketiah fill in for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
08:00 Saturday 18th January 2020

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is arguably Arsenal's most important player since arriving. His goals bailed the team out on numerous occasions but he also goes the extra mile to help the team in other aspects. He can often be seen tracking back…