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Kingsley Ukpai

Kingsley is a football aficionado who craves to read, watch, play and write about the greatest team sport ever known to man. If you're talking football he'll be keen to listen to what you have to say. Loves to play Fantasy Football too.


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Premier League
Why Newcastle United's renaissance is no accident
12:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

Premier League football is quite unpredictable. Manchester City’s dominance questions the credibility of that statement, but it holds true in many cases. Wolves can beat Chelsea. Brighton can smother Manchester United. Then there’s…

Premier League
Is this this the Dortmund version of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
09:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has built quite a reputation in European football. The man simply knows how to score goals. That much was proved without doubt, during his four-and-half-year spell at Borussia Dortmund. If Arsenal wants anything from…

Premier League
Can we conclude the title race is over for Manchester United?
08:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

Manchester United have had a pretty chaotic first half of the season. Clearly, it hasn’t gone in their favour. The Red Devils are 16 points behind their cross-city rivals who lead the Premier League charge. With 24 matchdays still…

Premier League
What’s gone wrong with Burnley?
09:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

Premier League faithful must ask the question. What’s happened to Burnley? By the end of last season, the Clarets had created an impression. They were a close-knit tactical side, resilient and ever-ready to cover twice as much distance…

Premier League
Sarri-ball: How Maurizio Sarri is getting his midfield wrong
08:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Before the season began, Chelsea had nine central midfielders on payroll. You read that right. Nine. Maurizio Sarri's first impulse on his late arrival was loan out Tiemoue Bakayoko, ostracise Danny Drinkwater and offer Ethan Ampadu…

Premier League
How injury is ruining Benjamin Mendy's prospects at Manchester City
09:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

Benjamin Mendy is arguably the most unlucky left back in the Premier League today. Such is not often said about players who find their way to Manchester City. If nothing else, footballers dread two things: lack of playing time and…

Transfers
Why Chelsea needs to swap Willian for Barcelona’s Malcom
12:00 Saturday 24th November 2018

Chelsea must seize the opportunity that Barcelona is still desperate to get Willian. It’s time to swap one Brazilian winger for another. From the other side of the fence, Barcelona is the best club a good player can join in Europe. With…

Afcon
Why are Senegal fans so mean to Sadio Mane?
08:00 Thursday 22nd November 2018

When the referee sounded the final whistle in the African Nations Cup Qualifier between Equatorial Guinea and Senegal on Saturday, Sadio Mane immediately let go of some pent-up emotions. The Liverpool winger fell to the ground and sobbed uncontrollably.…

Spain
How can Spain boss Luis Enrique find no place for Chelsea's Marcos Alonso?
08:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

People who play Fantasy Premier League will tell you Marcos Alonso is the most expensive defender in the League. He also earns the most points (86) for a player in his position. Fantasy Premier League isn’t Football Manager. In FPL, players…

Afcon
Can Nigeria exert revenge on South Africa for an AFCON 2019 ticket?
12:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

More than 25,000 Super Eagles fans crammed the Bird’s Nest stadium in Uyo on June 10, 2017. The occasion was Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 curtain-raiser against South Africa. Prior to the game, the South Africans had never beaten Nigeria…

European Football
Shocking how Diego Costa is now worse than Alvaro Morata?
15:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata have both enjoyed their fair share of troubles at Stamford Bridge in recent times. The Spaniard is the man who most Chelsea fans will choose in a heartbeat, though. Across three seasons stuffed with controversy,…

France
How Thierry Henry, AS Monaco both erred
12:00 Wednesday 14th November 2018

The new European football season is barely 100 days old. For AS Monaco those days seem like months. Don’t say you heard it here – the Principality club is presently doing a giveaway: play one match, get three points and at least…

Transfers
AC Milan’s Suso is the perfect replacement for Pedro at Chelsea
09:00 Sunday 4th November 2018

One of the many European clubs now living in past glory is AC Milan. The Italian giants have gradually reclined into a mid-table team in the Serie A. To their credit, they still manage to show face in Europe; albeit they’ve never…

Womens Football
England Women: What should be done about Eniola Aluko?
15:00 Thursday 1st November 2018

Last season, Juventus, followed 12 months on by Manchester United, yielded to popular demand by creating its own women's team. The enterprise cost United around £5 million to fully launch. Their ladies side began life in the…

Premier League
How Tottenham Hotspur can throw a spanner in Manchester City’s works
08:00 Monday 29th October 2018

Manchester City is the Manchester United of the 1990 early 2000s. True, the red half remain a multi-billion pound empire. At present, though, they can't compete with their neighbours in regard to wealth, panache, or titles. This…

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