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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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France
Does signing Wissam Ben Yedder mean AS Monaco are ready to challenge in Ligue 1?
17:00 Saturday 17th August 2019

AS Monaco remains a team in transition. After enduring an unexpected relegation dogfight last term, the principality club aims to return to reckoning in Ligue 1. Being a selling side certainly has its consequences. That accounts for why…

France
Has Everton lost a gem in Henry Onyekuru?
08:00 Thursday 15th August 2019

From small beginnings for Eupen in the Belgian top-flight, Henry Onyekuru has caught the attention of Europe's top clubs. When a young player, a teenager for that matter, nets 28 times in 57 appearances, it shows potential to really…

Premier League
Will Leroy Sane’s injury hurt Manchester City and Bayern?
12:00 Tuesday 13th August 2019

For the third year running, a key Manchester City player picked up a long-term injury before the Premier League campaign began. Leroy Sane is the latest to suffer such ordeal. The winger was injured 12 minutes into the Community Shield…

France
2019/20 Ligue 1 preview
15:01 Friday 9th August 2019

Just like the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 has been dominated by one team. That has been the case for several years now. Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco merely interrupted Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance in…

Premier League
2019/20 Manchester City Premier League preview
19:00 Thursday 8th August 2019

That Pep Guardiola has created a monster in Manchester is no longer news. What remains unknown is how much more the team can accomplish. After spending over £300million in two seasons to rebuild the ageing City squad, the Catalan-born…

Premier League
2019/20 Leicester City Premier League preview
17:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

It’s fair to say Leicester City remains a club looking to establish a precise identity. In general Premier League terms, a club can be in the top six, relegation-threatened or an established mid-table side. Since the 2014/15 season, Leicester…

France
Can Victor Osimhen fill Nicolas Pepe’s shoes at Lille?
12:01 Monday 5th August 2019

Nicolas Pepe has finally completed his blockbuster move to Arsenal from LOSC Lille. Understandably, some Arsenal fans are over the moon. It has been a while since there was this much buzz and belief among the Arsenal faithful. Arsene Wenger’s…

Premier League
Is Iheanacho at the last chance saloon in Leicester?
09:00 Friday 2nd August 2019

Much was expected of Kelechi Iheanacho after his heroics at the 2013 U17 World Cup. So much that Manchester City moved quickly to secure his signature as a potential star for the future. He was one of the shining lights in a talented young…

Premier League
James Milner rolling back the years at Liverpool
09:00 Sunday 28th July 2019

After some rough years in which European football abandoned Anfield, Liverpool is back in business. Playing some of the best football in the world while finally backing it up with silverware, manager Jurgen Klopp couldn’t be happier with…

Premier League
Is John Stones ready to step up at Manchester City?
12:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

When Leicester City visited the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in May, it was a do-or-die affair for the home side. A resurgent Leicester under Brendan Rodgers had become a thorn in the flesh of the big six. But having also shocked…

Premier League
Will preseason absences affect Liverpool's Premier League title hopes?
17:00 Wednesday 24th July 2019

In one of the most exhilarating seasons of the Premier League era, Liverpool came close to winning the title last term. Although Manchester City pipped the Reds to the trophy by a single point, lifting the Champions League goblet should have…

Italy
Juventus' transfer strategy designed to perpetuate Serie A dominance
09:00 Monday 22nd July 2019

Serie A is under siege. Juventus has taken over the Italian top flight.  Antonio Conte began not a revolution but a renaissance in Italian football by leading the Bianconeri to an unprecedented triple of Scudettos between 2011…

Afcon
Riyad Mahrez proving his worth at AFCON 2019
12:00 Friday 19th July 2019

Leicester City stunned the world in 2016 when the club beat powerhouses Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and City to win the Premier League title. It was achieved through amazing teamwork and a stroke of managerial genius from…

Spain
Can Griezmann, Messi flourish in the same team?
09:00 Wednesday 17th July 2019

Antoine Griezmann came close to ditching Atletico Madrid for Barcelona last summer, but the Frenchman made a u-turn and committed his future to Los Rojiblancos. It appeared the winger had decided to see out his career at the Spanish capital.…

Afcon
Is Samuel Chukwueze the next big thing for Nigeria and Africa?
19:01 Monday 15th July 2019

Emerging as one of La Liga's breakout stars this past season, Samuel Chukwueze shone brightly in a Villarreal team which failed to live up to expectations. The winger first stood out against Real Madrid to give both Sergio…