Cybereagles

The Undisputed Number One Home for All Super Eagles Fans
It is currently Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:33 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 52 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:01 am
Posts: 50869
EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote:
mcal wrote:
...good game from our boy, but it seems they play well against the best, on a better surface, with better staff and logistics than when the descend ANC matches and Nigeria FA.


How would you perform if they moved your job to Ebute meta with no power, water and you had to walk to the 5th floor office because there's no elevator?
...I won't accept the job, not desperate :biggrin:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:54 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 43784
Location: UK
Flex Swift wrote:
Full time 2-1 :Taiwo Awoniyi’s teams moves up to 5th position . Deserves a call up to the national team
At who's expense?
He has to be demonstrably better than the person he is displacing.
Unless of course, its just a friendly.

_________________
"Ole kuku ni gbogbo wọn "


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:41 am
Posts: 40380
Location: Land of the Terrapins
EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote:
maceo4 wrote:
Argh loses ball in his half and Dortmund equalizes with a venomous shot by Makoko, first Bundesliga goal - apparently youngest BL scorer...


You must be related to Bushboy or an agent for a Bushboy :woot:


What do you mean?

_________________
Super Eagus 4 Life!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:37 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 10:39 am
Posts: 20003
Damunk wrote:
Flex Swift wrote:
Full time 2-1 :Taiwo Awoniyi’s teams moves up to 5th position . Deserves a call up to the national team
At who's expense?
He has to be demonstrably better than the person he is displacing.
Unless of course, its just a friendly.


He's a better striker option to back up Osihmen than Nacho, only competition is Onuachu. Taiwo is doing better in a top league than all,other Nigerian strikers.

_________________
OCCUPY NFF!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:38 pm
Posts: 2832
Glad he is in form. An invite will be warranted if he continues scoring like this. Not convinced yet that he's better than Onuachu, Sadiq, Simy, or Maja. Will see how he continues to progress.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:38 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:46 pm
Posts: 63646
Should be called up for a friendly.

_________________
Winners do it the right way.

http://www.weareimpact.com/livebroadcast.aspx


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:02 pm
Posts: 8194
He offers much more than those 4 can, especially since he seems to be the only one of them that can play across the front 3 (in a 4-3-3 formation, which Nigeria plays). He was an extremely effective flanker for 1. FSV Mainz 05 last season (over this past summer) before his unfortunate concussion. None of those 4 can do that as effectively as Awoniyi.
olu wrote:
Glad he is in form. An invite will be warranted if he continues scoring like this. Not convinced yet that he's better than Onuachu, Sadiq, Simy, or Maja. Will see how he continues to progress.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:02 pm
Posts: 8194
The purpose of which would be what again?...
Considering the fact that he has played in every other set up (from U17 through U23) and knows the drill.
Not sure that would accomplish anything.
Playing in one of the top 3 leagues in the world should suffice.
ohenhen1 wrote:
Should be called up for a friendly.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:08 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:46 pm
Posts: 63646
Friendlies are used to test players. Don't see any one outside of Osimhen that is not replaceable in the SE squad.

_________________
Winners do it the right way.

http://www.weareimpact.com/livebroadcast.aspx


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:48 pm
Posts: 16938
Damunk wrote:
Flex Swift wrote:
Full time 2-1 :Taiwo Awoniyi’s teams moves up to 5th position . Deserves a call up to the national team
At who's expense?
He has to be demonstrably better than the person he is displacing.
Unless of course, its just a friendly.

:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

_________________
metalalloy wrote:
Does the SE have Gray, Mahrez or Albrighton on our team or players of their caliber?


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:20 pm
Posts: 339
olu wrote:
Glad he is in form. An invite will be warranted if he continues scoring like this. Not convinced yet that he's better than Onuachu, Sadiq, Simy, or Maja. Will see how he continues to progress.


Not sure you've actually watched him this season. If you have you wouldn't mention Onuachu, Sadiq, Simy or Maja. Recently against Bayern, he was fantastic, was a serious problem for Boateng & Alaba. In one instance sat Alaba on the floor with Neuer beaten but missed the post my milimeters. For me Awoniyi is clearly the next best striking option we have to Osimhen on current form. No question.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:32 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:33 pm
Posts: 10455
Adisboy wrote:
olu wrote:
Glad he is in form. An invite will be warranted if he continues scoring like this. Not convinced yet that he's better than Onuachu, Sadiq, Simy, or Maja. Will see how he continues to progress.


Not sure you've actually watched him this season. If you have you wouldn't mention Onuachu, Sadiq, Simy or Maja. Recently against Bayern, he was fantastic, was a serious problem for Boateng & Alaba. In one instance sat Alaba on the floor with Neuer beaten but missed the post my milimeters. For me Awoniyi is clearly the next best striking option we have to Osimhen on current form. No question.

Kpom!

_________________
I am happy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:18 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 43784
Location: UK
Adisboy wrote:
olu wrote:
Glad he is in form. An invite will be warranted if he continues scoring like this. Not convinced yet that he's better than Onuachu, Sadiq, Simy, or Maja. Will see how he continues to progress.


Not sure you've actually watched him this season. If you have you wouldn't mention Onuachu, Sadiq, Simy or Maja. Recently against Bayern, he was fantastic, was a serious problem for Boateng & Alaba. In one instance sat Alaba on the floor with Neuer beaten but missed the post my milimeters. For me Awoniyi is clearly the next best striking option we have to Osimhen on current form. No question.
I just saw the clip now.
Wow, if that ball had gone in..... :clap: :clap: :clap:



Awoniyi is definitely coming into his own. Fast, powerful, skilful and his confidence is growing.
You are right, he is definitely a contender for the central striking role with the SE.

Life is funny sha.
This is the guy that in a star-studded U17 team, was second fiddle to Kelechi Iheanacho and Isaac Success.

_________________
"Ole kuku ni gbogbo wọn "


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:33 pm
Posts: 10455
Damunk wrote:
Flex Swift wrote:
Full time 2-1 :Taiwo Awoniyi’s teams moves up to 5th position . Deserves a call up to the national team
At who's expense?
He has to be demonstrably better than the person he is displacing.
Unless of course, its just a friendly.

If an SE match was next week, he would definitely be in the squad. He's doing the business against top level international defenders, so I don't think he would have a problem with Lesotho or Benin Republic defences.

_________________
I am happy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:24 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 43784
Location: UK
Dammy wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Flex Swift wrote:
Full time 2-1 :Taiwo Awoniyi’s teams moves up to 5th position . Deserves a call up to the national team
At who's expense?
He has to be demonstrably better than the person he is displacing.
Unless of course, its just a friendly.

If an SE match was next week, he would definitely be in the squad. He's doing the business against top level international defenders, so I don't think he would have a problem with Lesotho or Benin Republic defences.
Except maybe for one small matter of the pitch.

_________________
"Ole kuku ni gbogbo wọn "


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:44 am
Posts: 3768
olu wrote:
Glad he is in form. An invite will be warranted if he continues scoring like this. Not convinced yet that he's better than Onuachu, Sadiq, Simy, or Maja. Will see how he continues to progress.

On current form and considering the quality of the league he plays in, I would think he's ahead of those guys.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:01 am
Posts: 50869
Damunk wrote:
Dammy wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Flex Swift wrote:
Full time 2-1 :Taiwo Awoniyi’s teams moves up to 5th position . Deserves a call up to the national team
At who's expense?
He has to be demonstrably better than the person he is displacing.
Unless of course, its just a friendly.

If an SE match was next week, he would definitely be in the squad. He's doing the business against top level international defenders, so I don't think he would have a problem with Lesotho or Benin Republic defences.
Except maybe for one small matter of the pitch.
...won't it be nice if they bring that smooth epl pitch when next they come home to play :laugh:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:53 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 43784
Location: UK
mcal wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Dammy wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Flex Swift wrote:
Full time 2-1 :Taiwo Awoniyi’s teams moves up to 5th position . Deserves a call up to the national team
At who's expense?
He has to be demonstrably better than the person he is displacing.
Unless of course, its just a friendly.

If an SE match was next week, he would definitely be in the squad. He's doing the business against top level international defenders, so I don't think he would have a problem with Lesotho or Benin Republic defences.
Except maybe for one small matter of the pitch.
...won't it be nice if they bring that smooth epl pitch when next they come home to play :laugh:
Abi o. :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
What exactly is the magic required to maintain a top grade pitch that we can't achieve?
U have Nigerians working with NASA, doing brain surgery, even making the world famous nkwobi, yet ordinary pitch management dey hard us.
It doesn't make sense. :oops:

_________________
"Ole kuku ni gbogbo wọn "


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:01 am
Posts: 50869
Damunk wrote:
mcal wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Dammy wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Flex Swift wrote:
Full time 2-1 :Taiwo Awoniyi’s teams moves up to 5th position . Deserves a call up to the national team
At who's expense?
He has to be demonstrably better than the person he is displacing.
Unless of course, its just a friendly.

If an SE match was next week, he would definitely be in the squad. He's doing the business against top level international defenders, so I don't think he would have a problem with Lesotho or Benin Republic defences.
Except maybe for one small matter of the pitch.
...won't it be nice if they bring that smooth epl pitch when next they come home to play :laugh:
Abi o. :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
What exactly is the magic required to maintain a top grade pitch that we can't achieve?
U have Nigerians working with NASA, doing brain surgery, even making the world famous nkwobi, yet ordinary pitch management dey hard us.
It doesn't make sense. :oops:
...grass cutting is a poor man job in Nigeria, so to say, oga no wan dirty him hands.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:08 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:57 pm
Posts: 43784
Location: UK
mcal wrote:
Damunk wrote:
mcal wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Dammy wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Flex Swift wrote:
Full time 2-1 :Taiwo Awoniyi’s teams moves up to 5th position . Deserves a call up to the national team
At who's expense?
He has to be demonstrably better than the person he is displacing.
Unless of course, its just a friendly.

If an SE match was next week, he would definitely be in the squad. He's doing the business against top level international defenders, so I don't think he would have a problem with Lesotho or Benin Republic defences.
Except maybe for one small matter of the pitch.
...won't it be nice if they bring that smooth epl pitch when next they come home to play :laugh:
Abi o. :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
What exactly is the magic required to maintain a top grade pitch that we can't achieve?
U have Nigerians working with NASA, doing brain surgery, even making the world famous nkwobi, yet ordinary pitch management dey hard us.
It doesn't make sense. :oops:
...grass cutting is a poor man job in Nigeria, so to say, oga no wan dirty him hands.
If I had the interest, I'd set up a company strictly dedicated to pitch laying and maintenance in Naija.
Can it really be that difficult, or expensive?
Most of the people I see maintaining pitches out here are old men that have been doing it for years.
I'm sure theres a simple and basic science to it.

https://www.thegma.org.uk/learning

_________________
"Ole kuku ni gbogbo wọn "


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:40 pm
Posts: 14651
To me Awoniyi seems to be a jam body type striker. I am not yet convinced and I watched this match.

Not sure he is what we need tbh.

If I were Rohr I would think outside the box and give Sadiq Umar a chance.

Goal scoring, technique, hold up play, dribbling and assists all in one. We have no other striker with all those abilities.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:33 pm
Posts: 10455
vancity eagle wrote:
To me Awoniyi seems to be a jam body type striker. I am not yet convinced and I watched this match.

Not sure he is what we need tbh.

If I were Rohr I would think outside the box and give Sadiq Umar a chance.

Goal scoring, technique, hold up play, dribbling and assists all in one. We have no other striker with all those abilities.

Sadiq has surprisingly good technique for a big man.

_________________
I am happy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:02 pm
Posts: 8194
Well, so were Yekini, Amokachi and Aiyegbeni, to a degree, as some might argue. Yet, there was little or no doubt about their efficacy in the SE lineup.
The problem is virtually all the other options (save for Osimhen who is on the brink of being a super striker) come across as lightweight and tend to get pushed around, especially when facing big, burly center backs - which most teams (even on the African continent now) are leaning towards. Their hold up play and ball retention isn't up to scratch, as well as their ability to bring others into the play. They also lack the ability to play off the flanks.
Awoniyi, on the other hand, has demonstrated he is extremely strong on the ball and can't easily be muscled off the ball. That is an issue we have with all the other options - they come across as softies. He is also very good playing off the flanks, if necessary, as demonstrated during his time at FSV Mainz.
I feel he maps better into the SE than the other options.
vancity eagle wrote:
To me Awoniyi seems to be a jam body type striker. I am not yet convinced and I watched this match.

Not sure he is what we need tbh.

If I were Rohr I would think outside the box and give Sadiq Umar a chance.

Goal scoring, technique, hold up play, dribbling and assists all in one. We have no other striker with all those abilities.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 52 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 51 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group