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by wiseone
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 8574
Views: 3257271

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

The long awaited return of Phil Jones (remember him? - still on the payroll, has not played a game in almost 2 years). He will be in the squad for tomorrow’s Carabao Cup match against West Ham.
by wiseone
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Refs Unfair to Man Utd - SAF
Replies: 103
Views: 141994

Re: Refs Unfair to Man Utd - SAF

That was an utterly scandalous display of "refereeing" by Martin Atkinson and VAR. Fair enough if Atkinson somehow missed Zouma's blatant foul on Ronaldo, but for VAR not to tell Atkinson to take a second look was criminal. Then 1 minute later, the same VAR that ignored Zouma's foul in the...
by wiseone
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: If someone had to take a penalty for your life......
Replies: 126
Views: 32960

Re: If someone had to take a penalty for your life......

Ivan Toney is looking good too.

by wiseone
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: IS THERE A FOOTBALLER WHO NEVER MISSED A PK?
Replies: 43
Views: 13828

Re: IS THERE A FOOTBALLER WHO NEVER MISSED A PK?

Ivan Toney of Brentford- currently has a 100% record from the spot (12 out of 12).
by wiseone
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 8574
Views: 3257271

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

Squad still seems bloated (especially in AM). Tuanzebe, Pereira, Chong, Pellestri, and Williams have gone out on loan. However that still leaves Fernandes, Pogba, Sancho, Greenwood, Van de Beek, James, Lingard, Mata, and Diallo competing for only 2-3 AM positions...BEFORE Rahford returns to the team...
by wiseone
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Karim Adeyemi---Red Bull Salzburg
Replies: 23
Views: 6223

Re: Karim Adeyemi---Red Bull Salzburg

He scored for Salzburg yesterday in the Champions League. Is he at all interested in playing for Nigeria or is he fully committed to Germany? Salzburg also has two other half Nigerian players in its squad: Chukwubuike Adamu (who was born in Kano and is an Austrian citizen) and Noah Okafor (Swiss mot...
by wiseone
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: 2020 Super Eagles Depth Chart
Replies: 108
Views: 63862

Re: 2020 Super Eagles Depth Chart

Another one to add (for depth) to the LB options: Chima Sean Okoroji of Sandhausen (German league). Born to a Nigerian father and English mother in Germany so he is eligible for all three countries (!). Back-up option but not ready to displace Zaidu Sanusi.
by wiseone
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Raphael Onyedika Nwadike has just dumped Celtic out of the Champions League
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Raphael Onyedika Nwadike has just dumped Celtic out of the Champions League

You are being charitable by comparing them to "a Fulham or a Watford". I suspect their real level is a mid-table Champioship team. The scary thing is that Celtic was the first British team to win the European Cup. They became champions of Europe with a squad where 13 of its 15 players were...
by wiseone
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Raphael Onyedika Nwadike has just dumped Celtic out of the Champions League
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Raphael Onyedika Nwadike has just dumped Celtic out of the Champions League

Congrats to Nwadike.

Celtic is allergic to success in the Champions League.
by wiseone
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 8574
Views: 3257271

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

Squad is really bloated now. 3 players have joined during the summer and none left. As it stands if everyone is fit, the team is: DDG AWB-Varane-Maguire-Shaw McTominay-Pogba Bruno Sancho-Cavani-Rashford Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Telles, Fred, Lingard, Martial, Greenwood NOT SELECTED: Heaton, Grant, L...
by wiseone
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Leon Balogun Explodes on NFF: Biting Criticism...
Replies: 28
Views: 966

Re: Leon Balogun Explodes on NFF: Biting Criticism...

“we are not being presented with the best minerals to do our job”...did Leon really say that?
by wiseone
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 8574
Views: 3257271

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

On paper Varane looks like a good signing. However I am in two minds about him. 40-50 million transfer fee and nearly 2 million a month in wages to a 28 year-old injury-prone defender (we have already had enough of those at the club in recent times with Jones, Bailly, Shaw, Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Tu...
by wiseone
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Jay Jay Okocha vs Rapid Wien (9 November 1996)
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Jay Jay Okocha vs Rapid Wien (9 November 1996)

The crazy things about this game: 1) It was a CHAMPIONS LEAGUE game - yet Okocha was doing tricks like he was having a kickabout in the back garden with his kids. 2) This was the season that Man U lost its unbeaten home record in European competitions (which had stood for 40 years) - to Okocha and U...
by wiseone
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Falcons out of the Olympics....
Replies: 28
Views: 11142

Re: Falcons out of the Olympics....

Shocking that they did not know whether or not the away goals rule applied. You would think the match officials would have familiarised themselves with things like the rules before the game started! Drama, controversy as Falcons fail to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics The Nigeria women national team...
by wiseone
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 8574
Views: 3257271

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

I have been advocating for Man U to sign Ruben Neves for 2 years. Reports are saying that Man U are interested in buying him with the sale price being a very reasonable 35 million. If he signs Man U would have plugged 2 long term holes in their squad this transfer window to replace players that were...
by wiseone
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Besiktas agree N2.2 billion deal to sign Chidozie Awaziem
Replies: 34
Views: 1715

Re: Besiktas agree N2.2 billion deal to sign Chidozie Awazie

Coach - you get time, having the patience to explain these things to them. To them, a player who is not good enough to get into Porto's first team should turn down a move to the Turkish champions (and a club that will be in the Champions League) because it is supposedly beneath him. Of course Awazie...
by wiseone
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: How did Zambian women qualify for the Olympics?
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: How did Zambian women qualify for the Olympics?

The "goalkeeping" (it does not deserve the name) in that match was absolutely shocking. I thought the Zambian GK committed an unforgivable error at this level, then a few minutes later the Dutch GK managed to equal her with an equally appalling error (and then compounded it by standing lik...
by wiseone
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Tokyo 2020(1) - Olympic Football
Replies: 0
Views: 667

Tokyo 2020(1) - Olympic Football

Pleasantly surprised by the strength of some of the squads. Bailly and Diallo from Man U will be there for IVC. Also surprised that Spain named 6 of its Euro 2020 squad in its Olympic squad too (including the excellent Pedri, as well as Dani Olmo, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Mikel Oyarzabal, and Marco ...
by wiseone
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 8574
Views: 3257271

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

I have lost count of the number of times I have said on this forum that Mark Red is an utter nutcase. He seems to be on a life long mission to keep proving me right. Even by his standards, he took things up a notch. Beating up a security guard after a game and then unhooking a fire extinguisher from...
by wiseone
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Iwobi pre season balling with the Aina brothers, Fikayo Tomori & Glen Kamara
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Iwobi pre season balling with the Aina brothers, Fikayo Tomori & Glen Kamara

I agree Damunk. The young London Naijas have managed to create their own distinct "cool" Afro-European identity. Tellingly, the team of pros had several Nigerians (Iwobi, Tomori, the Aina brothers), and Kamara - who plays for Finland but is of Sierra Leone descent), as did their opposition...
by wiseone
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Iwobi pre season balling with the Aina brothers, Fikayo Tomori & Glen Kamara
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Iwobi pre season balling with the Aina brothers, Fikayo Tomori & Glen Kamara

This game is an excellent demonstration to all those who are fond of referring to EPL and SE players as "wastepipes". The team they played against (Baiteze Squad) is one of the most popular "YouTube teams" in England. Their squad is largely made of semi-professional and ex-pro ac...
by wiseone
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Aurthur Okonkwo
Replies: 9
Views: 3527

Re: Aurthur Okonkwo

Oh dear...🤦🏽