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by olumide
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Nigeria makes the next round + these other teams
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Nigeria makes the next round + these other teams

Thought it is round-robin or am I mistaken? Which teams would be in pot 1? It is a playoff, like in 2014. Burkina Faso just equalized against Algeria. IF they hold on today, there is a good chance that group goes to the last match day. Niger and Djibouti are both very weak. Stallions have Djibouti ...
by olumide
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Cape Verde 1 Nigeria 2 FT
Replies: 516
Views: 8022

Re: Nigeria v Cape Verde Starting 11

African football :lol: This man tries to kill Awaziem in the box and no penalty.
by olumide
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Cape Verde 1 Nigeria 2 FT
Replies: 516
Views: 8022

Re: Nigeria v Cape Verde Starting 11

Right side is abominable. SImon lost defensively and poor crosses, Shehu just terrible in general as he has been since 2018 or so.
by olumide
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Mexico vs Nigeria (4-0) FT
Replies: 422
Views: 7642

Re: NIGERIA SELECT 0 MEX 2

The funny thing is some of these our players will end up having more successful individual careers than the Mexicans. Based on what? I wish the boys luck though... On history. We simply produce more successful European based players. Maybe if you just are taking Europe into account. Liga MX is prob...
by olumide
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: NIGERIA vs CAMEROUN - Line Up
Replies: 250
Views: 4268

Re: NIGERIA vs CAMEROUN - Line Up

Kelechi and Onuachu are both good players, but this is an awful partnership. We know what Onuachu can do in terms of scoring. But his all around play is really not good enough. He is very slow, does not press, and doesn't really have the ball skills to play people in. To get production from him, you...
by olumide
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Daryl Dike
Replies: 29
Views: 5813

Re: Daryl Dike

Dike should play for the USA, just from a footballing standpoint. Striker is Nigeria's strongest position right now and USA's weakest. I am sure he has affection for both countries, but it pretty easy when you might start for one nation and not make the squad for the other. This boy will be a big pl...
by olumide
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Osimhen vs Torino(Vic Hangs)
Replies: 41
Views: 2814

Re: Osimhen vs Torino(Vic Hangs)

Vic still has a lot of growing up do do. He needs to curtail his emotions and channel them to better use. All this beating of the turf needs to stop. It presents him as petulant, out of control and emotionally immature. em dude is 20. all that will go with time 22. Nothing is wrong with aggression,...
by olumide
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: 10 observations I have to make about the Lesotho game
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: 10 observations I have to make about the Lesotho game

Everyone can have an opinion, but it is odd that in a match where the two centrebacks easily shut out the opposition and Iheanacho broke the deadlock with a wonderful assist, that these are the three players you single out for criticism. In fact, 5 of the 10 points are dedicated to those three. It w...
by olumide
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Please form an orderly line, single file ...
Replies: 22
Views: 1567

Re: Please form an orderly line, single file ...

He is a great option off the bench against teams that are sitting back and playing deep. I like that he, Kelechi, and Oshimen are different type of players. One drops deep and poaches, one run in behind and holds it up, one old school aerial centre forward. The coaches just have to realize he cannot...
by olumide
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Granada 2 vs Napoli 0
Replies: 24
Views: 1804

Re: Granada 2 vs Napoli 0

Osimhen has not looked the same since coming back from Covid, tbh. He was out for a very long time with it, so maybe it affected him badly. He is usually almost like Vardy in the way that he is always chasing after things and harrying all the defenders and there is a lot more standing still in his g...
by olumide
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Iheanacho vs Fulham
Replies: 22
Views: 2092

Re: Iheanacho vs Fulham

The reality is that Kelechi is an extreme confidence player and inconsistent. It is not just his goal-scoring, but his touch and effort. When he is confident, the touches are silky, he picks passes like a #10, and closes down/fights to hold up the ball really well. The problem is that, when he is of...
by olumide
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: What has Happened to Iheanacho in Leicester?
Replies: 66
Views: 7642

Re: What has Happened to Iheanacho in Leicester?

He just seems like an incredibly fragile player. Worked so hard last year, fought his way into Leicester's team, then the National team, and was playing very good football last season, but now he's just back at square one. Just awful performances. They will ship him out in January or relegate him to...
by olumide
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Rohr has got to start picking players on current form
Replies: 47
Views: 3323

Re: Rohr has got to start picking players on current form

The Lookman Iheanacho comparison is genuinely bizarre. They don't play the same position for club and likely won't be in competition for a places in the squad. So because Lookman finished a 1 on 1 and Kelechi couldn't get a touch on one that flashed across him, Lookman is a better finisher? Nothing ...
by olumide
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: ANCQ SIL 0 - NIG 0
Replies: 324
Views: 16462

Re: ANCQ SIL 0 - NIG 0

That is why you win at home in Africa. The stadium in Sierra Leone was a disgrace. Ghana lost at Sudan today, it is difficult in these environments. The failure was in Benin, not today. Just take the point and get out of there. Chukwueze was decent when he got involved, Iheanacho played fairly well,...
by olumide
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: ANCQ SIL 0 - NIG 0
Replies: 324
Views: 16462

Re: ANCQ SIL 0 - NIG 0

It is incredible that Musa is still on the pitch. He has not been in the game at all. It is not even that he is playing poor balls or losing it, he has been completely invisible, why is he still playing?

A draw essentially qualifies Nigeria, tbh, but this has not been good enough over two matches.
by olumide
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: ANCQ SIL 0 - NIG 0
Replies: 324
Views: 16462

Re: STARTING LINEUP

gochino wrote:That line-up is wrong Musa is starting Zaidu is on the bench
So it is 4 at the back, then.
by olumide
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Nigeria 4 - 4 S\Leone (Iwobi (2), Osimhen, Chukwueze)
Replies: 430
Views: 20543

Re: Nigeria 4 - 4 S\Leone (Iwobi (2), Osimhen, Chukwueze)

I am not with firing Rohr right now, but the results since the return from lockdown have not been good enough at all. Team has been disorganized in all three games, which is not really like his teams at all.
by olumide
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Nigeria 4 - 4 S\Leone (Iwobi (2), Osimhen, Chukwueze)
Replies: 430
Views: 20543

Re: Nigeria 4 - 4 S\Leone (Iwobi (2), Osimhen, Chukwueze)

This result likely will not matter at all. The likely result is the SE easily win the reverse fixture and top the group. However, it says a lot about this team and its mentality. Winners would never collapse like that.
by olumide
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Nigeria 4 - 4 S\Leone (Iwobi (2), Osimhen, Chukwueze)
Replies: 430
Views: 20543

Re: Nigeria 4 - 1 S\Leone (Iwobi (2), Osimhen, Chukwueze)

green4life wrote:Musa just dey spoil ball left and right. Ah ah.
You can tell this is a player who is not fit. He trying to do the right things, but is always a step slow or having his touch fail him.
by olumide
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: If Nigeria were a football club...
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: If Nigeria were a football club...

Nigeria has plenty of talent to be an upper mid-table side in the big leagues, but the lack of real creativity in midfield or quality at keeper would definitely hurt them. A lot of talented attackers, solid tackling midfield, powerful defense that will be prone to mistakes occasionally. Defensive-mi...
by olumide
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Napoli vs Real Sociedad
Replies: 23
Views: 2253

Re: Napoli vs Real Sociedad

Don't really know what you are talking about in terms of him needing to calm down. First card was a bit of exuberance and frustration, but the second is a joke. He just jumped and had his arm move after the defender headed his arm. No manager would tell their target man not to jump for the ball in t...
by olumide
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Napoli vs Real Sociedad
Replies: 23
Views: 2253

Re: Napoli vs Real Sociedad

Referee is mad. The defender jumped into the back of Osimhen's arm. It's a red card for jumping higher than the defender.
by olumide
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Kayode vs Samu, Kele vs Zorya Luhansk
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: Kayode vs Samu, Kele vs Zorya Luhansk

Kelechi is a good player. It is nice to see him back fit and in form, he's played well since he came on in that match against Everton last year. The only problem I see at both club and country, is that he's a bit miscast in every position. His finishing ability fooled everyone into thinking he was a...