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Adebayo Temitope

Temitope, an ardent soccer fan. I may be based in Lagos but I watch as much European football as I can. I've been writing about football for several years, before I joined IRIAW you may have seen my work on The Football Weeks. I'm also a keen music fan

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Premier League
Does financial stability equate to competitiveness in the Premier League?
15:31 Monday 7th January 2019

In its 25th season, the English Premier League has come a long way to achieve its status as the world's richest football competition. With all the hype and razzmatazz surrounding the league, it feels like the league should be more entertaining…

Eden Hazard's legend is draped in Chelsea blue
09:00 Sunday 30th December 2018

It is fair to say that Chelsea fans love their legends. The likes of Frank Lampard, John Terry and Didier Drogba embody this passion. Supporters continue to chant their names years after they stopped playing at Stamford Bridge. Now, the Blues…

Should Chelsea move for Isco?
09:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Isco Alcaron moves with the ball like a ballerina. The ball is always glued to the Real Madrid midfielder's feet. He has been an undeniable success at the Santiago Bernabeu following a big-money move from Malaga in 2013. He has been a crucial…

Social media in football: A curse and a blessing
17:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

Modern footballers pale in comparison to players of old when it comes to application, discipline and mental toughness. Gone are the days when Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane couldn't stand the other's presence. Was it because they hated…

Premier League
Why is the Bundesliga a new home for young English stars?
15:00 Friday 23rd November 2018

The Premier League is a very competitive league that demands every inch of performance from its players. This is why many see the league as the most competitive league in the world. On the other hand, that high standard leaves little room for…

Is Serie A on the rise again?
09:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Serie-A used to be the biggest league in the ‘90s. The best of the best played there, including the original Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Juan Sebastian Veron, Hernan Crespo, Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly, Marco van Basten and Gabriel Batistuta.…

Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur stretching beyond zenith this season
15:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

It has not been a bad start to the season for Tottenham Hotspur. After 11 Premier League games, Spurs sit in fifth place, five points off leaders Manchester City. Considering their rocky patch in September, things could be worse.  …

Aaron Ramsey contract situation pushing Arsenal to the extreme
09:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

Arsenal has played their last three games with Aaron Ramsey sitting on the bench. This is something that became uncommon at the season's start. Many suggested that the stall in his contract negotiations is affecting the club as a whole.…

What to expect from Thierry Henry as a manager?
12:00 Wednesday 24th October 2018

Thierry Henry officially began as a first-team manager when taking charge of Monaco away at Strasbourg on Saturday. It's the Frenchman's responsibility to guide his new side away from the relegation zone. Les Monegasques currently sit…

Premier League
The importance of English clubs giving good performance in Europe
17:00 Friday 19th October 2018

Considered the most competitive, exciting league in the world, many big names ply their trade in England's top flight. Manchester City, United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur rule the roost. The teams below this top six…

World Cup
Why Anthony Martial will not be going to Russia
12:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

Anthony Martial's season at Manchester United has been entirely forgettable. The week after the season ended proved to be the hardest for the tricky winger. He was excluded from Didier Deschamps World Cup squad then his side…

Premier League
Sacking Sam Allardyce was the right move
08:00 Thursday 24th May 2018

Sam Allardyce’s time at Goodison Park has come to an end and Marco Silva is the forerunner in the race to replace the Englishman. The news was met with heavy criticism from those watching from the outside. Allardyce joined Everton…

Premier League
Where is Yaya Toure heading?
09:00 Friday 18th May 2018

Yaya Toure has been praised for being one of the best midfielders to have ever played in the Premier League but his spell is at its tail end. Toure is ready to say his goodbyes at Manchester City come season end after eight long spells…

Premier League
Five failed signings of the season
19:00 Thursday 10th May 2018

With the season in its final stage, it is time to have a look all the signings of the season in the Premier League and Championship. As always, there are several players who arrived at clubs and lived up to expectation but there are some who…

Premier League
Leicester City survival dependent on retaining Claude Puel
11:00 Thursday 10th May 2018

For a club that managed to rise to the Premier League summit during the 2015-16 season, Leicester City swiftly moved back into mid-table mediocrity; that's a huge disappointment... The Foxes have failed to put up a strong challenge…