March 6, 2019
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Real Madrid have been ousted as the undisputed kings of Europe. After three successive Champions league triumphs, it’s is time to rebuild at the Santiago Bernabéu.  The Spanish side’s problems run deeper than the 4-1 embarrassment at home to Ajax; although the young Dutch side deserve their reward for being such a vibrant unit, pushing…

February 15, 2019
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Diego Simeone and Ernesto Valverde of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona respectively have been handed new contracts. Simeone gets reward for his service to Atleti with a contract that runs until 2022. The deal sees him up to 11 years as manager of the club he once played for. Valverde, on the other hand gets a…

February 11, 2019
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Real  Madrid youngster Vinicius Júnior is repaying the faith shown in him by manager Santiago Solari. The Brazil wonderkid who had drawn attention following a big money move from Flamengo over the summer proves his worth. The Real Madrid hierarchy was unhappy with ex-manager  Julen Lopetegui for under-utilizing the forward during their tumultuous start to…

November 1, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Real Madrid interim manager Santiago Solari. (Reuters) Managers hoping to make their mark and the rumbling of battle drums here in Africa grab the attention. Santiago Solari’s appointment on an interim basis might well do the trick for Real Madrid. The man who started the move for Zidane’s famous volley for Madrid in the 2002…

October 29, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Getty Images As the switch to daylight saving across Europe officially signifies the end of the summer season. The switch to the use of yellow match balls usually signifies the start of winter and the belated marking of the start of the second quarter of the season for me. There’s always a deeper competitive feeling…

October 25, 2018
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Barça players celebrate a goal against Madrid last season- www.independent.ng The euphoria of a local derby win gives bragging rights over anything else for the fans involved. Getting one over your local rivals does a world of wonders for any football club; it sets confidence sky high and creates an ecstatic buzz with the fans…

October 8, 2018
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Gladbach celebrate Shock results and upsets have become commonplace recently which prompts me to believe a special football season is upon us. Bundesliga bully boys Bayern Munich are failing to win in Germany with the start of Niko Kovac’s tenure not offering the consistent wins and superior showings we are used to, Borussia Monchengladbach have often been…

October 1, 2018
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

The weekend brought edge-of-your-seat football as Chelsea and Liverpool served up a premier league classic in the 1-1 draw at Stamford bridge. Maurizio Sarri and Jürgen Klopp’s tactical battle didn’t disappoint in a pulsating attacking game which certainly entertained and both teams would accept a draw but Liverpool would be happier with their late equalizer…

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