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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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Premier League
Should Chelsea sign Jadon Sancho?
17:01 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Chelsea fans joyfully welcomed news the Court for Arbritration of Sport commuted their transfer ban in time for the January window. Their successful appeal of FIFA's judgment lifts a weight from manager Frank Lampard's shoulders. He…

Premier League
How can Freddie Ljungberg get the best from Nicolas Pepe?
08:01 Monday 9th December 2019

Every transfer window comes with its big-money moves. Clubs recruit standout players who can add quality to their teams. Last summer saw its fair share of blockbuster moves. Eden Hazard, Antoine Griezemann, Joao Felix and Neymar’s proposed…

France
Andre Villas-Boas giving Marseille a new lease of life
12:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Andre Villas-Boas has come an extremely long way from his time at Porto where he enjoyed his breakthrough as a manager. He led the Portuguese giants to an undefeated 2010–11 season in the Primeira Liga, winning four trophies…

Premier League
What must Southampton do to survive relegation?
12:01 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton inhabited the top half of the Premier League table. Under Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrini, Mark Hughes, caretaker Kelvin Hughes and Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Saints perpetually struggle to…

Womens Football
Arsenal Ladies breaking records in Women's Super League
09:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

It was a day to remember for Arsenal in the Women’s Super League. A record-breaking 11-1 thumping of Bristol City on Sunday confirmed Joe Montemurro's team as arguably the best in the world. Proof of that is the fact that the…

Premier League
Are Pep Guardiola and Manchester City in self-destruction mode?
08:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

A costly 2-2 draw at Newcastle leaves Manchester City 11 points behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race. Ruthless, Jurgen Klopp’s men only dropped points once this season, to Manchester United. In 14 games, they've won 13…

Italy
Do AC Milan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need each other?
12:00 Sunday 1st December 2019

AC Milan continues to struggle despite several attempts to arrest their near-decade-long slump. The Italian and European heavyweights remain locked in mediocrity. Their last trophy was the 2010-11 Scudetto. Zlatan Ibrahimovic led…

Premier League
What must Watford do to stay in the Premier League?
12:00 Thursday 28th November 2019

How time flies, how things change. By this time last season, Watford was flying in the league. The Hornets were amongst the biggest surprises on British shores. Javi Gracia was doing such a good job it was unimaginable he would…

Afcon
Why Sadio Mane deserves African Player of the Year award
09:01 Tuesday 26th November 2019

Sadio Mane's rise to prominence coincides with Liverpool's. After dominating English football and even the continent in the years gone by, the Anfield side became a shadow of its former self for almost a decade. The football was…

Premier League
Is Julian Nagelsmann destined for the Premier League?
12:01 Sunday 24th November 2019

Julian Nagelsmann’s rise to prominence in the round leather game makes for fine reading. Like all true success stories, it has its roots in overcoming obstacles. When persistent knee injuries brought an end to a promising career as a…

Scotland
Can Rangers finally topple Celtic this season?
08:01 Wednesday 20th November 2019

Frank Lampard is making a name for himself in the coaching business with his beloved Chelsea. The former midfielder cut his teeth in the Championship with Derby County and is proving to be a shrewd signing by Roman Abramovich, with the…

Premier League
Can a new centre-back rescue Manchester City's season?
08:00 Monday 18th November 2019

Pep Guardiola is paying dearly for his decision not to replace Vincent Kompany in the summer. The Belgian's departure left a huge void in the Manchester City squad - that would have been difficult to fill anyway. Yet, signing even a semi-decent centre-back…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: Inter's loss, Cagliari's gain
12:01 Friday 15th November 2019

When Inter threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund earlier in the month, questions were again raised regarding the club’s chances of success this season. For a side that spent over €150m on transfer fees in the summer…

America
Gabriel Barbosa leading Flamengo to success
09:00 Thursday 14th November 2019

Long is the list of South American and, in particular, Brazilian players who have conquered the world. In addition to winning fans in foreign lands, they remain adored at home and inspire coming generations. It's therefore understandable…

Italy
Is a storm brewing between Sarri and Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Tuesday 12th November 2019

A 2-1 victory over Inter last month was what it took for Juventus to climb to the top of the Serie A table. The club's loyal supporters heaved a sigh of relief after contemplating the prospect of losing their crown to Antonio Conte's…