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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
Did Emre Can make a mistake leaving Liverpool?
08:01 Wednesday 16th October 2019

He was once the midfield general at Anfield. Emre Can ranked among Liverpool’s best performers when Jurgen Klopp took over. Seen as a key member of the squad while working under his compatriot, many thought he was going to be around for…

Bundesliga
Will the Bundesliga title change hands this season?
15:01 Saturday 12th October 2019

A 7-2 demolition of Tottenham in the Champions League put Bayern Munich in the conversation as being amongst the favourites to win the competition this season. It was a ruthless performance that showed the German champions may have rediscovered…

Premier League
Why Kelechi Iheanacho must leave Leicester City in January
17:00 Tuesday 8th October 2019

"Kelechi is just 17 years old and he’s a very important player for us in the future. "It depends on the way he takes this profession, but I think he’s a good talent." Those were words from then Manchester City gaffer,…

Premier League
Is Jordan Ayew taking the shine off Wilfried Zaha?
12:01 Monday 7th October 2019

With 10 goals and five assists in the Premier League last season, Wilfried Zaha was the main man at Crystal Palace. The Ivory Coast international featured in 34 league matches for the Eagles, underlining his importance to the team. His efforts…

Spain
Should Real Madrid sign Christian Eriksen in January?
18:09 Saturday 5th October 2019

Real Madrid currently sits top of the La Liga table but that doesn't mean all is well with Zinedine Zidane's team. The Merengues have been blowing hot and cold this term. In fact, a mixed pre-season, coupled with several dodgy…

Champions League
Is Raheem Sterling Manchester City's MVP?
08:00 Friday 4th October 2019

When Pep Guardiola moved to Manchester City three seasons ago, long-suffering fans anticipated good times. His success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich promised as much. But not even the most optimistic Sky Blue fan could dream their…

Championship
Can Slaven Bilic take West Brom back to the Premier League?
08:00 Tuesday 1st October 2019

When Slaven Bilic took over as the new manager at West Bromwich Albion in the summer, eyebrows were raised in some quarters. Sure, if The Baggies were still in the Premier League fighting for a place in the top half of the table few will…

International
Is Ramon Azeez ready to take flight with Super Eagles?
17:00 Sunday 29th September 2019

For most players, the opportunity to play for their national team is a dream come true. Others have enjoyed the privilege from their youth, playing in the age-grade competitions although graduating to the senior side is not a given. Few…

Spain
Have Merengues turned the corner ahead of El Derbi Madrileno?
12:00 Saturday 28th September 2019

Two draws in the first three league games of the new season raised concerns about Real Madrid’s and Zinedine Zidane’s readiness to challenge for the title. After a rather forgetful campaign last term that led to a series of signings…

Premier League
Is Arsenal set for a revival?
08:01 Friday 27th September 2019

Arsenal flattered to deceive last season. The promise of new heights under Unai Emery failed to materialise as the Gunners lost in the Europa League final and missed out on Premier League top four. Failure on both fronts guaranteed the dreaded…

European Football
Is Idrissa Gueye PSG's missing Champions League piece?
19:01 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Paris Saint-Germain bolstered an already strong squad during the January transfer window. The French giants have dominated Ligue 1 for the better part of a decade. However, that hasn't translated into success in the Champions…

Italy
Has Carlo Ancelotti flipped the script at Napoli?
19:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Napoli put high-flying Liverpool to the sword in the Champions League this week. The 2-0 result surprised the many who view the Reds as untouchable after last season's success. Until the final whistle in Madrid, however, the Merseysiders…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer switch the Manchester United midfield to a double-pivot?
18:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

It was a disappointing start to the season for Manchester United - before the encounter against Leicester City on Saturday. The Foxes are on the rise under new boss Brendan Rodgers. Having started the campaign on a strong note themselves,…

France
Should PSG faithful forgive Neymar?
12:00 Monday 16th September 2019

The biggest saga of the summer transfer window only fell short of the original transaction's sensationalism when a deal failed to materialise. Having left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, Neymar finally returned…

International
Are Argentina ready to move on without Messi?
16:00 Saturday 14th September 2019

It came as a surprise to many when Argentina made light work of Mexico in a recent friendly. La Albiceleste struggled in recent times to display the form that made the team famous over the years. Parading a five-time Ballon d'Or…