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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
How will Wilfred Ndidi’s injury affect Leicester City?
09:01 Thursday 16th January 2020

Leicester City wasn't expected to be in the conversation for Champions League qualification this season. Brendan Rodgers took over a mid-table team in need of new inspiration to climb up the table. Several changes in the…

Premier League
Does internal competition fuel Liverpool's success?
08:01 Monday 13th January 2020

With 61 points from a possible 63, Liverpool are the most successful club after 21 matches in the history of Europe's top five leagues. The Reds are unstoppable right now. Champions League. UEFA Super Cup. Club World Cup. They are all in…

Transfers
Why has Thomas Lemar failed to shine at Atletico Madrid?
17:00 Saturday 11th January 2020

Thomas Lemar was nowhere to be found as Atletico Madrid secured a rare 3-2 win over Barcelona in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday. It's a real fall from grace when a player that was once tipped to rise to the very top…

Spain
Reinier Jesus: Who is Real Madrid's latest target?
19:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Long before the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City began splashing the cash to acquire the best players in the world, Real Madrid has been in the same habit. The Spanish giants are famous for it, hence the Galacticos nickname.…

Transfers
Is Inter Christian Eriksen's best option?
09:01 Monday 6th January 2020

Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino's inability to convince Christian Eriksen to commit his long-term future to Tottenham is testament to how much the midfielder wants to leave. If two of the world's top managers can't draw a…

Transfers
Why Michy Batshuayi must leave Chelsea
08:01 Sunday 5th January 2020

It seems like an age since Michy Batshuayi scored the goal that secured the Premier League title for Chelsea in 2017. How much has changed? Antonio Conte gave way to Maurizio Sarri who departed for Juventus, leaving the clubhouse door open for…

Premier League
Alireza Jahanbakhsh rising to the challenge for Brighton
08:01 Saturday 4th January 2020

Much was expected from Alireza Jahanbakhsh when he moved to Brighton in 2018. The Iranian turned heads in the Eredivisie when he emerged as the greatest talent of the season alongside Memphis Depay in 2013/14. He went on to become the…

Premier League
Does Manchester City need Caglar Soyuncu?
08:02 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City stepped into the current campaign with high hopes. The club dominated English football last term, winning an unprecedented domestic treble. But it was not just about the trophies. The team played some scintillating…

Premier League
Can Dennis Cirkin help with Tottenham's defensive problems?
09:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

Jose Mourinho has done a decent job since taking over at Tottenham. The Portuguese manager returned the side to winning ways after Mauricio Pochettino failed to maintain the high standard he initially set at White Hart Lane. The Argentine's…

Premier League
Is it time for West Ham to sack Manuel Pellegrini?
17:00 Saturday 28th December 2019

West Ham held out hope when they appointed Manuel Pellegrini as manager last year. Well-travelled with league titles in four different countries, the Chilean belongs to an exclusive club within his profession. His accomplishments…

Premier League
Will Club World Cup exertions put the brakes on Liverpool?
12:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

Liverpool became only the second English side to win the Club World Cup after emerging champions in Qatar on Saturday.  The success came after two gruelling matches against Monterey and Flamengo in the semi-final and final of the competition…

Italy
Sebastiano Esposito: Rising star or flash in the pan?
12:02 Wednesday 25th December 2019

Romelu Lukaku made the headlines in the last few days for his performance and kind gesture when Inter took on Genoa in Serie A. Not only did the former Manchester United man net a brace while providing an assist for a third, he handed…

Transfers
Should Chelsea swoop for Victor Osimhen?
12:01 Monday 23rd December 2019

Frank Lampard's reign as Chelsea manager didn't start on a bright note. After losing the UEFA Super Cup to Liverpool, the former midfield maestro oversaw a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United in the opening match of the new Premier League…

France
Can Leonardo Jardim maintain Monaco's resurrection?
09:01 Friday 20th December 2019

AS Monaco looked dead and buried last season as the club remained rooted to the relegation zone. A change of managers did nothing to solve the problem. If anything, it made the situation worse. The Principality outfit hierarchy realised…

Premier League
Can Nigel Pearson save Watford?
13:01 Saturday 14th December 2019

With three managers manning the dugout in a single season, Watford is in desperation mode. Like a drowning man, it’s understandable. The club is doing everything possible to secure Premier League survival. Nigel Pearson is the latest…