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Richard Kayode

31-year-old Lover of all things soccer, a loyal fan of Manchester United.

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Sergio Ramos says don't hate the player for gaming the game
09:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

Sergio Ramos shows no shame in playing the villain but when UEFA is done, he may wish he’d been more discreet about it. The Real Madrid and Spain captain’s admission he intentionally drew a yellow card sparked an investigation from…

Why Unai Emery’s Arsenal side look susceptible
08:00 Friday 15th February 2019

Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over a Huddersfield side whose only hope to avoid relegation is for maths to be outlawed. Spoiler alert: the North Londoners were the better side thanks to two well-taken goals in the…

Does Spain's aggressive tax fraud stance threaten La Liga's quality?
09:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Jose Mourinho is the latest to have received a suspended jail term for tax evasion in Spain. The former Real Madrid manager must pay a €2 million fine to the tax office in Spain. Spanish law allows first-time offenders to pay off convictions…

Premier League
Leicester City: The outlier's curse
09:00 Friday 8th February 2019

When Leicester City won the league in 2016 under Claudio Ranieri, it was a special moment in the history of the club and English football. The Foxes went against all odds to emerge champions in a league that was widely dominated by a select…

European Football
In recovery, Sporting prepares for Benfica
12:00 Sunday 3rd February 2019

Sporting play Benfica in the Portuguese Premeira Liga on Sunday. They play them again in a Taca [Cup] de Portugal first leg affair midweek. The rivalry between the two, along with Porto the biggest clubs in the country, guarantees an intense…

Florentino Perez's big gamble on youth replacing galacticos
12:00 Saturday 19th January 2019

Real Madrid have been a shadow of their former themselves this season. The Champions League holders currently sit fourth in La Liga, 10 points behind Barcelona with just 19 games played. The world's biggest club cannot even mount a…

Managerial News
Puel odds-on to be sacked at Leicester? Four replacements
15:02 Friday 11th January 2019

Under the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's ownership, Leicester City sought to punch above their weight and rank among the Premier League's best teams. This culture led to their improbable 2015/2016 title run. Having tasted…

Should Chelsea throw more money at their striker problem?
08:00 Tuesday 8th January 2019

With the January transfer window open, Chelsea's main problem is poor production from their centre-forwards. Despite Maurizio Sarri's relentless attacking style, the Blues score markedly fewer goals than their top-six counterparts.…

Premier League
Alexis Sanchez is entering the last-chance saloon at Manchester United
12:05 Friday 4th January 2019

This month makes it one full year since Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United and in that time, he has scored a grand total of 4 goals in 30 matches for the Old Trafford outfit. The Chile international was the subject of a transfer…

Cult Heroes
12 Days of Football 2018: Eleven Keepers Keeping
08:00 Tuesday 1st January 2019

On the 10th Day of Football, UEFA gave to me Eleven Keepers Keeping, Ten lads-a-Leaping, Nine Ladies Playing, Eight Managers Managing, Seven Sides-a-Sinking, Six Games Amazing, FIVE GOLDEN GOALS, Four Calls Blown, Three French Clubs, Two title…

Premier League
Why Manchester City will win the Premier League
09:00 Wednesday 26th December 2018

Manchester City lost their unbeaten run in the Premier League against Chelsea recently, leading to questions whether they could retain their title. The Citizens should top the table given their form but Liverpool have been brilliant too. A…

Can Bayern still win the Bundesliga?
09:00 Friday 21st December 2018

Everyone has their list of three things certain in life. Death and taxes are always numbers one and two [with a bullet]. If the subject is the Bundesliga, Bayern hoisting the trophy is number three. The Bavarians are the biggest team in Germany,…

Champions League
Tottenham, Liverpool can't leave it late in the Champions League knockout rounds
15:00 Monday 17th December 2018

Four matches into their Champions League group stage, an unimpressive draw against PSV Eindhoven left Tottenham poised to sink to the Europa League. In their final two games, Mauricio Pochettino's squad somehow found a way to progress…

Has Fred dropped dead at Manchester United?
08:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Supposedly the final piece in Manchester United's midfield jigsaw puzzle, it's fair to say Brazilian international Fred hasn't fit anywhere, let alone as the final piece. The 25-year-old was linked to Manchester City in the…

Norwich's reaction to Pulis and Bielsa nipping at their heels? Farke it
12:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

There's a manager hogging the headlines in the Championship and it's not Frank Lampard. The Chelsea legend works wonders with Derby. Fans salivate at the prospect of seeing him across different stadia in the English second tier,…