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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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Womens Football
UEFA was right to increase funding for women's football
15:00 Sunday 21st October 2018

The 2017 Women's European Championship was watched by a record live TV audience of 178 million worldwide. Furthermore, the Netherlands-staged competition attracted a best-ever 240,045 fans in total. Those numbers speak to the growing popularity…

European Football
Why Bayern Munich, Poland must look beyond Robert Lewandowski
09:00 Thursday 18th October 2018

Robert Lewandowski has had an impressive career. From his humble beginnings in the third tier of Polish football, he has risen all the way to the very top, dominating the Bundesliga and making a mark in Europe. However, despite boasting a formidable…

Germany
Has the end come for Joachim Low and Germany?
15:00 Monday 15th October 2018

Few countries have achieved results similar to what Germany has accomplished in world football. In fact, Germany remains the only nation to have won both the men's and women's World Cups. And it is one of only four nations to win all…

Spain
Why Real Madrid need to cut Karim Benzema loose
09:00 Sunday 14th October 2018

All eyes remain on Real Madrid to witness the after-effects of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure. Fans anticipated a marquee signing to fill their former talisman's boots. But perhaps what everyone ignored was the need to replace…

Bundesliga
Did Bayern Munich make a mistake with Niko Kovac?
12:00 Thursday 11th October 2018

It's not often Bayern Munich sit sixth on the Bundesliga table. The last time the Bavarians stuttered was at last season's beginning. Carlo Ancelotti was soon dismissed with alacrity even though things were not as bad as now. …

France
Is Neymar eyeing the 2019 Ballon d'Or?
12:00 Monday 8th October 2018

The 2018 World Cup in Russia was expected to be Neymar's and Brazil's time to shine. Instead, the Brazilian captain made the headlines for all the wrong reasons as the Selecao bowed out in the quarter-finals. But the former Barcelona…

Premier League
Liverpool vs Manchester City: Is it winner takes all?
08:00 Sunday 7th October 2018

It's still early in the season, but the Liverpool vs Manchester City game on Sunday already feels like a title-deciding showdown. Jurgen Klopp's side has been on fire so far in the campaign. The Reds are yet to taste defeat in the league…

Premier League
Why Alex Iwobi can become a vital asset for Arsenal
12:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Alex Iwobi was one player tipped to leave Arsenal following Arsene Wenger's departure. He was even linked with a move to Italy before new boss Unai Emery confirmed that the winger was in his plans and was going nowhere. After a difficult…

Premier League
Chelsea or Liverpool: Who is Manchester City's biggest threat?
12:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Manchester City brushed aside every opponent last season, as a Pep Guardiola masterclass took England by storm. When a club loses just two games in a whole league campaign, wins the league with a record-breaking 100 points, it has to be acknowledged…

Premier League
Expect worse from Pogba, Mourinho and Manchester United: Unless...
08:00 Monday 1st October 2018

After losing 3-1 to West Ham United on Saturday, Manchester United have had their joint-worst start to a season since Sir Alex Ferguson faced the threat of the sack back in 1989-90. Negative events both on and off the pitch have overshadowed…

Italy
Can Napoli challenge Juventus under Carlo Ancelotti?
14:00 Saturday 29th September 2018

Juventus has had its way in Serie A for seven straight seasons. On each occasion, the Old Lady secured the Scudetto with relative ease. Napoli and Roma have been the closest challengers. Inter and AC Milan, two giants of Italian football, have…

Opinion
Juventus and red cards: Should clubs do more on players' discipline?
17:00 Wednesday 26th September 2018

When a club like Juventus creates a poor disciplinary record, consistently receiving red cards, it raises some questions. The Old Lady has had a player sent off for three consecutive matches in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo is the…

Spain
Why Mariano Diaz can become Real Madrid's new goal machine
12:00 Wednesday 26th September 2018

Real Madrid made a rather unexpected move this summer when activating the £30-million release clause to bring Mariano Diaz back to the Santiago Bernabeu. The 25-year-old was sold to Ligue 1 side Lyon 15 months ago as there was no space…

Spain
Are Barcelona, Lionel Messi on a revenge mission?
12:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Lionel Messi was sensationally snubbed for both the UEFA and FIFA Best Player shortlists. Not considered one of the world's top three talents, the Barcelona maestro's absence is no longer news. What is interesting, however, is his reaction.…

Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo red card: Did referee Felix Brych get it wrong?
18:00 Thursday 20th September 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo was issued a straight red card by referee Felix Brych as Juventus faced Valencia at the Mestalla. The Portuguese captain was making his first Champions League appearance for the Italian champions after his remarkable…

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