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Toby Prince

If the sport has 11-men on each side, a ball and lasts for 90 minutes then I'll write about it. Simply put, I'm an unrepentant soccer freak that other freaks will, however, call a geek. I do find time for music when not watching the beautiful game, though and have been known to produce the odd track. 


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Premier League
Could Iheanacho be the difference for Leicester City?
17:08 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Kelechi Iheanacho moved from Belvoir Drive cold to a hot topic in less than a week. After his cameo match-winning performance against Everton, the Nigerian stepped forward again at Aston Villa. His renaissance could make the difference for…

Netherlands
Cyriel Dessers’ Nigerian dream intact but harsh reality beckons 
12:00 Monday 9th December 2019

Cyriel Dessers is on course to fulfil a childhood dream of representing Nigeria instead of Belgium at international level. However, the 24-year-old Eredivisie top scorer risks extinction afterwards. He must tread carefully.  It isn't…

European Football
Can Sivasspor upset the Super Lig dynamic?
16:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

There’s been a moving of the tectonic plates in Turkey. Sivasspor drives the force to end a four-team Super Lig hegemony. Top of the standings with 27 points from 13 matches, Yigidos is gathering serious momentum. Can Rıza Çalımbay's…

Spain
What has gone wrong for Vinicius Junior at Real Madrid?
08:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

Vinicius Junior had the world at his feet before his European sojourn. Being Brazil's most-expensive teenage export after Neymar, he was tipped to follow the illustrious path of his superstar compatriot. A dip in form, managerial preferences…

France
Can Habib Diallo's star lead Metz to Ligue 1 safety?
15:00 Saturday 30th November 2019

FC Metz's characteristically poor Ligue 1 return isn't a surprise. By a margin the best side in French second tier last term, Les Grenats struggles among the elite continue to linger. With 14 points from 14 matches,…

Spain
For Lucas Perez, home is where the heart is
19:02 Thursday 21st November 2019

Lucas Perez was part of West Ham's summer clear-out. He dashed to Spain, rejoining boyhood club Deportivo Alaves. Lucas isn't just catching up with old friends there; he's enjoying the game once again. After initially firing…

France
Aleksandr Golovin finally on firm ground at AS Monaco
09:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

Signed as the breakout star of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Aleksandr Golovin was tipped for greatness at AS Monaco. Conventional wisdom held that the principality was a brief stop on the Kaltan native's rise to the big time. His lights and…

Spain
Morata finds form at perfect time for Atletico, Spain
09:02 Friday 15th November 2019

Alvaro Morata is on a hot streak scoring at a rate of a goal per game over his last half-dozen appearances. His superb run of form comes at the best possible time for Atletico Madrid. Off the pace in La Liga, the Rojiblancos need a lift. It's…

France
Is Vieira suffering second season syndrome at OGC Nice? 
17:01 Monday 11th November 2019

Patrick Vieira is under immense pressure at OGC Nice. Another disappointing result against Bordeaux plunged Les Aiglons into a crisis of confidence. Is the Frenchman suffering a familiar second season syndrome at Allianz Riviera?  Two…

Bundesliga
Marcus Thuram: The secret behind Gladbach’s surge 
08:00 Sunday 10th November 2019

Marcus Thuram schleps a lofty burden throughout his career. He must uphold a famous family legacy. Another awaited in Germany last summer; filling Thorgan Hazard's huge void. Unheralded, Thuram has done both with aplomb, in the process,…

Bundesliga
Why Erik ten Hag is perfect for Bayern Munich
12:00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Bayern Munich is in dire need of a new manager following Niko Kovac's dismissal. The Bavarians will bide time with Hansi Flick until a substantive successor is found. Some highly revered names are in the mix. Of all, Erik Ten Hag appears…

France
Should Sevilla regret selling Ben Yedder to AS Monaco?
17:01 Sunday 3rd November 2019

A massive auction occurred at Sevilla last summer. Almost €100m found its way to the Andalusians’ coffers. Wissam Ben Yedder was the most valuable commodity on display, yielding almost half that figure. Unsurprisingly, though, his…

Italy
Chris Smalling proving worth at AS Roma
08:00 Saturday 2nd November 2019

Chris Smalling arrived at AS Roma out of the blue at the end of the transfer window. He had limited time to adapt to a new team, league and country. Being a vegan in the carbonara capital without the compliment of pre-season seemed like…

Premier League
Should Chelsea recall Victor Moses from Fenerbahce?
12:00 Wednesday 30th October 2019

Victor Moses is reportedly on his way back to Chelsea from Fenerbahce. Frank Lampard is understood to be clearing the path, and heck, who wouldn't under such conditions? Still handicapped in the transfer market, loan returns…

Spain
Chukwueze becoming odd man out at Villarreal?
17:00 Monday 28th October 2019

Samuel Chukwueze's breakthrough came at a time Villarreal regressed. He was a silver lining behind the dark cloud in Castellon. Exactly one year on, both may have swapped destinies. The Nigerian lags behind while the Yellow Submarines crest…