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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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Spain
Cristhian Stuani single-handedly taking Girona to the top
12:00 Monday 10th December 2018

This past week, Luka Modric gave a moving speech about going from a nobody to the top of the world game after winning the Ballon d'Or. Few players ever make a top club like Real Madrid much less win the coveted prize. Nevertheless, their…

Premier League
Can Chelsea win provide new momentum for Wolves?
09:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

After an unprecedented run to win the Championship title last season, Wolves became an impressive side to watch in the Premier League this term. Manager Nuno Espirito Santo built a side that is not only solid at the back but effective…

Womens Football
Will Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon make Africa proud at the Women's World Cup?
15:00 Friday 7th December 2018

Nigeria, South Africa, and Cameroon have all qualified for the Women's World Cup taking place in June. The three countries will represent Africa on French soil having finished first, second and third respectively in the African Cup of Nations,…

Premier League
Aubameyang and Lacazette give Arsenal an outside chance at the PL title
12:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

How time flies. When Unai Emery lost his first two league games as Arsenal manager, many thought Arsenal had gone from the frying pan into the fire. Arsene Wenger took the club so far; he could go no further. After over two decades of consistent…

Champions League
Will Manchester City come up short in Europe again this season?
08:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

Manchester City failed woefully in the Champions League last season, despite starting out on fire. After the Citizens cruised through the group stage with five wins, leaving Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord all in their wake before thumping…

Transfers
Is extending Sadio Mane's contract a title race boost for Liverpool?
09:00 Wednesday 28th November 2018

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane agreed terms on a new, long-term contract that will keep him at Anfield for the next five years. Transfer speculation surrounded the Senegalese for the past year. Rumours suggested Spanish giants Real Madrid…

Premier League
Ederson redefining the goalkeeping landscape at Manchester City
09:00 Saturday 24th November 2018

As expected by many, Manchester City's Premier League dominance is continuing this season. Different Citizens players are standing up to be counted, as last campaign's top performers such as Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane have…

Transfers
What does the future hold for James Rodriguez?
09:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

When James Rodriguez made the move from Monaco to Real Madrid in 2014, it was a dream come true for the Colombian. He made this known to the Spanish club while being unveiled, promising to do his best for the serial winners in the years to…

Germany
Marco Reus proving vital for Borussia Dortmund this season
15:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Without a doubt, Marco Reus is amongst the most talented footballers on the planet. But as has often been the case, ability alone is not enough. There are several other factors that usually go into the making of a winner. Reus was, and…

Opinion
Raheem Sterling: So good, so bad
12:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Not since the days of Mario Balotelli at Manchester City has controversy trailed a player in England like it now does Raheem Sterling. The 23-year-old is fast becoming a figure some parts of the media love to hate. Whatever Sterling does, there…

Premier League
How Unai Emery can ensure Arsenal won't miss Danny Welbeck
08:00 Wednesday 14th November 2018

Danny Welbeck fell awkwardly on his ankle after jumping for a header in Arsenal’s goalless draw with Sporting on Thursday night. The 27-year-old was carried off on a stretcher midway through the first half of the clash at the Emirates…

Italy
Can AC Milan disrupt Juventus’ Serie A smooth sail?
15:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

Juventus conceded a goal for the first time in the Champions League this season in what turned out to be their first loss of the season. Massimiliano Allegri's charges fell 2-1 to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United, a surprise result…

Germany
Why Bayern will still trump Dortmund this season
13:30 Saturday 10th November 2018

It's been a while since Bayern Munich has had to worry about defending their title in the Bundesliga. In fact, the last time Borussia Dortmund troubled the Bavarians was in 2012. Back then, Jurgen Klopp masterminded the double over their…

Premier League
Is Southampton destined for relegation under Mark Hughes?
12:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

When club chairman Ralph Krueger described Mark Hughes as the “perfect fit” for Southampton in May, he didn't envisage a repeat of the club's struggles under Mauricio Pellegrino. That is exactly where the club finds itself.…

Spain
Will Real Madrid save season after Julen Lopetegui sacking?
09:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

Winning the Champions League in May obscured what was largely a poor season for Real Madrid. Some very bad days were witnessed at the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos embarrassingly lost to both Real Betis and Villarreal. That was preceded…

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