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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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Premier League
Is West Ham United better off without Marko Arnautovic?
15:00 Wednesday 10th July 2019

But from what I’ve heard of him (Marko Arnautovic), in the dressing room when it’s not going his way he shows it and lets everyone know. He wants it his own way and if he doesn’t get it he spits the dummy out of the pram.…

Afcon
Sadio Mane in the driver's seat as Senegal target history at AFCON
08:02 Wednesday 10th July 2019

Coming into the Africa Cup of Nations as the top-ranked team on the continent, Senegal is a firm favourite to lift the trophy for the first time in the nation’s history. Boasting some of the best players on the continent at the moment,…

America
Can Peru become improbable Copa America champions?
15:01 Sunday 7th July 2019

An eventful Copa America has seen the usual disappointment and surprises that come with every tournament. While Luis Suarez's Uruguay and Lionel Messi's Argentina have experienced the former, Peru has been the shock package. Lacking…

Premier League
Can Tottenham challenge for the Premier League title next season?
17:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is on a mission to transform Tottenham Hotspur. Managing a club which has become synonymous with near misses owing to not winning a trophy since the 2008 League Cup, the Argentine is determined to change the narrative.…

Transfers
Will Genk move open bigger European doors for Stephen Odey?
12:00 Monday 1st July 2019

Football is filled with stories of players who rise from obscurity to fame in a relatively short period of time. Stephen Odey may not be vying for the Ballon d’Or but his ascent from the lower levels of Nigerian football to…

Afcon
Naby Keita playing with fire at AFCON
17:00 Friday 28th June 2019

A 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal first leg at Camp Nou was bad enough for Liverpool. Losing Naby Keita to injury midway through the match rubbed salt in the wound. Fortunately, the Reds recovered to enjoy the…

International
Alexis Sanchez: A player reborn?
08:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

It is one of the most shocking declines in world football. Alexis Sanchez went from being the star at Arsenal to a flop at Manchester United. It was both quick and painful to watch. Initially, it seemed a management problem was to blame. After…

Spain
Will Martin Odegaard ever play for Real Madrid?
12:01 Tuesday 25th June 2019

It takes more than a stroke of luck to become the youngest ever player for both Real Madrid and their national team. Martin Odegaard broke into the football scene as a rising star while filing out for Stromsgodset in his homeland. Then tagged…

Transfers
Is playing beside Messi and Ronaldo ruining Paulo Dybala's career?
08:01 Sunday 23rd June 2019

Not many players have had the privilege of lining up in the same team as both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Paulo Dybala is among the lucky few. Except in his case, it's proving more a hindrance than a help. The 25-year-old…

Germany
Lucien Favre's Dortmund ready to take on Bayern Munich and Europe
08:01 Friday 21st June 2019

Not since the days of Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund has Bayern Munich had any serious challenge to worry about in the Bundesliga. Under Thomas Tuchel, Die Borussen played some good football but staking a claim for the title was always a…

Transfers
Chasing Chiesa: Can Fiorentina keep their young Gareth Bale?
09:00 Thursday 20th June 2019

Fiorentina had a difficult time in the Serie A last season. The club struggled to maintain the form that has seen the Italian side consistently play in European competition in recent times. In fact, it was so bad that Fiorentina…

International
Can Coutinho shine at Copa America?
08:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Barcelona had one of the biggest capitulations in recent Champions League history when losing 4-0 away at Liverpool. It was a game which needed Blaugrana's most high-profile players to step up. Lionel Messi usually shows…

Transfers
How will Leicester spend their summer?
08:00 Monday 17th June 2019

New Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers isn't the sort to relax. While players and supporters enjoy some seaside time, the latter can rest assured the former Celtic, Swansea and Liverpool boss will be meticulously planning for his first…

Womens Football
It's Nikita Parris' time
17:00 Saturday 15th June 2019

It's common knowledge that Sergio Aguero has been firing Manchester City to success in the Premier League and English football as a whole. What is less known though is that Nikita Parris has been doing a similar job for the female Citizens…

Italy
Can Maurizio Sarri take Juventus to the promised land?
08:30 Saturday 15th June 2019

The football world never ceases to amaze. How quickly things change. Ten months ago, Maurizio Sarri moved to Chelsea, signing a three-year contract. Curiosity abounded as to how he would fare at Stamford Bridge. He had never won a trophy…