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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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European Football
Is Idrissa Gueye PSG's missing Champions League piece?
19:01 Wednesday 25th September 2019

Paris Saint-Germain bolstered an already strong squad during the January transfer window. The French giants have dominated Ligue 1 for the better part of a decade. However, that hasn't translated into success in the Champions…

Italy
Has Carlo Ancelotti flipped the script at Napoli?
19:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Napoli put high-flying Liverpool to the sword in the Champions League this week. The 2-0 result surprised the many who view the Reds as untouchable after last season's success. Until the final whistle in Madrid, however, the Merseysiders…

Premier League
Should Solskjaer switch the Manchester United midfield to a double-pivot?
18:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

It was a disappointing start to the season for Manchester United - before the encounter against Leicester City on Saturday. The Foxes are on the rise under new boss Brendan Rodgers. Having started the campaign on a strong note themselves,…

France
Should PSG faithful forgive Neymar?
12:00 Monday 16th September 2019

The biggest saga of the summer transfer window only fell short of the original transaction's sensationalism when a deal failed to materialise. Having left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, Neymar finally returned…

International
Are Argentina ready to move on without Messi?
16:00 Saturday 14th September 2019

It came as a surprise to many when Argentina made light work of Mexico in a recent friendly. La Albiceleste struggled in recent times to display the form that made the team famous over the years. Parading a five-time Ballon d'Or…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

Spain
Time for Barcelona to look beyond Gerard Pique?
08:01 Sunday 8th September 2019

Parading some of the best defenders in the game has contributed to FC Barcelona's success just as much as their dangerous front line has in recent times. Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal occupy a special place in the history of the club…

Premier League
Will Brendan Rodgers lead Leicester back to Europe?
19:01 Wednesday 4th September 2019

Leicester City pulled up the surprise of the century by beating the top six to the Premier League title in 2016. A taste of European football followed as a byproduct. First, it was the Champions League. Then, the Europa League. The…

France
Will Monaco return put Tiemoue Bakayoko’s career back on track?
08:00 Monday 2nd September 2019

Tiemoue Bakayako moved to Chelsea two years ago after superb performances in midfield for Monaco. He featured at the Stade Louis II during a time when the French side were the main challenger to Paris Saint-Germain. He helped them beat the…

France
How will Kylian Mbappe's injury affect Paris Saint-Germain?
17:00 Friday 30th August 2019

A glance at the numbers will reveal just why Kylian Mbappe has become such hot property for Paris Saint-German. The 20-year-old scored an astonishing 33 goals in 29 league appearances last season - to fire the club to yet another league title.…

European Football
How can Liverpool and Napoli solve a shared problem?
08:01 Thursday 29th August 2019

Liverpool and Napoli may be totally different clubs playing in vastly different countries, but the duo shares unique similarities. For a start, they both lifted their respective league titles in 1990. If you are thinking that’s a…

Italy
Can Marco Giampaolo take AC Milan back to the top?
09:01 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte share something in common. The three legendary players came back as managers to lead their teams to glory. Winning trophies galore between them, this model became worthy of emulation. Unfortunately,…

Spain
Luka Jovic feeling the August heat at the Bernabeu
09:00 Monday 26th August 2019

Poor outings in La Liga and Europe last season led to sweeping changes at Real Madrid. The serial Champions League winners found life difficult following starman Cristiano Ronaldo's exit. Two changes in the dugout did not…

Managerial News
Is Vincent Kompany's managerial career over already?
09:00 Sunday 25th August 2019

It was a fitting end to a magnificent career at Manchester City when Vincent Kompany helped secure the domestic treble last season. Despite being offered a one-year contract extension, the Belgian chose to call time on his…

Spain
Why Zinedine Zidane owes Gareth Bale an apology
16:01 Saturday 24th August 2019

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made a remarkable U-turn on his position concerning Gareth Bale. The Frenchman courted controversy last month when comments he made regarding the Welsh star's future were considered distasteful in…