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Carlos S. Amanya

Carlos is 23, Kenyan, living in Berlin and in love with this beautiful game. I live for both idle banter and serious meaningful discussions concerning soccer. 

All articles are written in a mixture of emotion and research and you are 100% welcome to give me any feedback whatsoever- in a civil manner.


Total articles: 28

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Three unheralded heroes in Borussia Dortmund's title push
10:00 Friday 9th November 2018

Borussia Dortmund is flying high at the top of the Bundesliga ranking; something that hasn't happened since May 2012 when Jurgen Klopp was still in the dugout. Die Schwarzgelben have dropped just six points in their opening ten matches.…

Premier League
Antonio Rüdiger marshalling Chelsea to Premier League success
09:00 Thursday 11th October 2018

Starting over at a new place is always hard. It's a life most footballers have grown accustomed to. At age 25, Antonio Rüdiger has already lived in five major cities: Berlin and Dortmund during his youth career, Stuttgart where he…

Where next for Antonio Conte?
09:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Chelsea endured its fair share of troubles in the past three seasons. The 2015/16 campaign was the worst. Players and fans revolted. The club's most successful manager was sent packing midseason. Interim boss Guus Hiddink could only salvage…

Derby County determined to ram way into the Premier League
12:00 Monday 1st October 2018

As Marouane Fellaini connected with Diogo Dalot’s cross to squeeze the ball past Scott Carson for Manchester United's equalizer, every Derby County fan must have feared the worst. Juan Mata's third-minute sucker punch had not…

Premier League
Marko Arnautovic key to prolonging Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham tenure
09:00 Wednesday 26th September 2018

Sitting in 17th with only four points from six games wasn't what David Gold and Sullivan had in mind at the season's start. The West Ham United owners had managed to lure former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini to the London…

In-form Duda aiming to fire Hertha Berlin into Europe
15:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Berlin may be Germany's biggest city, but the football fans there haven't had much to cheer in the past decade. Hertha Berlin, the city's sole Bundesliga representative, has been relegated twice in the last 8 seasons.  They…

Is Patrick Vieira having a time in Nice?
15:00 Monday 17th September 2018

'Those who do, can't teach' is a saying to suggest great players usually become bad managers. Apparently, as on-pitch craft is perfected, the ability to communicate understanding often gets worse. Good examples are Diego Maradona,…

Premier League
Is there a place for N'Golo Kante in Sarri-ball?
09:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

N'Golo Kante is a phenomenon. Irrespective of which team you support, that's a fact. The entire football world agrees.  Adding to his mystique, the beast on the pitch turns into a tame mouse away from it. Mild-mannered reporter…

Premier League
Which Premier League top-six team will finish best of the rest?
09:30 Saturday 24th March 2018

With a 16-point gap between Manchester City and United, Pep Guardiola is breathing on the Premier League trophy. The chalice's caretaker is annoyed at having to continually polish the fog off the gleaming finish but he understands the Catalan can't…

Premier League
Chelsea may have to choose between Antonio Conte and Eden Hazard
09:00 Sunday 18th March 2018

Eden Hazard has made 286 appearances for Chelsea. It is safe to say the Blues have seen a return on their £32 million investment. He has come some way from the boy who fell face first attempting a backheel on his official debut…

Premier League
Should English clubs target Mario Balotelli?
15:00 Thursday 15th March 2018

With strikers going at a premium, it is quite surprising that Mario Balotelli isn't featuring more prominently in the gossip columns. 22 goals in 30 appearances is a more than decent for any striker; it's even more impressive considering…

PSG more than just lavish spenders
08:30 Monday 5th February 2018

Every time football fans hear the letters PSG, riches and inflated salaries engulf their thoughts. From Javier Pastore to Edinson Cavani to Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has shown he is not afraid…

Champions League
Europa League offering EPL clubs best chance for Champions League glory
08:30 Saturday 27th January 2018

History was made to begin 2016-17. Five English teams not only participated in the Champions League, every one progressed to the knockout phase. For that the Premier League owes thanks to Europe's secondary competition. For a while the…

Match Preview
Wednesday - Arsenal vs Chelsea: Carabao Cup Semi-final Preview
07:00 Wednesday 24th January 2018

The Emirates stadium will see Arsenal battle it out against Chelsea in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. A barren draw at the Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago means Chelsea need just a scoring draw to proceed to the final. This places…

Premier League
Chelsea must tie down its Belgians
08:30 Tuesday 23rd January 2018

It would be fair to say Chelsea's season has not gone to script. After Conte blew up his competition on the way to the 2016/17 Premier League title, he did the same to his squad. Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic are both gone. Their replacements…