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by olumide
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: CAR 0 vs Nigeria 2
Replies: 446
Views: 2816

Re: CAR 0 vs Nigeria 0

This team needs Sanusi playing at club level and Chukwueze back fit badly.
by olumide
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Awoniyi and Osimhen...
Replies: 20
Views: 529

Re: Awoniyi and Osimhen...

Osimhen's chances were difficult or one's that he created through his own endeavor. The only chance I would say he fluffed was the one from Iheanacho's pass in the first half, and he nearly scored an amazing goal in the play that led to Taiwo's chance. Taiwo's miss was clearly blocked by the defende...
by olumide
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Aribo, Ekong and Balogun
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Aribo, Ekong and Balogun

I don't know why these players are being grouped together? They aren't really similar at all. Aribo is one of the top passers in the team and can be adventurous going forward, which is needed, the question is whether he has the physicality and toughness to play where he is being deployed in African ...
by olumide
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Nigeria 0 vs CAR 1 FT
Replies: 499
Views: 3536

Re: Nigeria 0 vs CAR 1 Live

On replay, I can't blame Balogun for that goal. He was just horribly unlucky that his header hit the CAR player. No, if the ball is not a good height to head you take it with your chest, boot it, or just concede the corner. As a defender, you NEVER recklessly play the ball at the attacker. It was n...
by olumide
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Nigeria 0 vs CAR 1 FT
Replies: 499
Views: 3536

Re: Nigeria 0 vs CAR 1 Live

No idea what Balogun is doing playing some cute header in that situation. There was not any CAR player even following up, just clear the ball, even into touch if you have to. Guy learned his trade in Germany, who taught him to head the ball at the ground towards other players as a defender? The perf...
by olumide
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Nigeria makes the next round + these other teams
Replies: 11
Views: 582

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: 14964

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: 14964

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: 9340

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: 4846

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: 5870

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: 2899

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: 662

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: 1606

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: 1894

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: 2140

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: 7863

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: 3380

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: 17119

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: 17119

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: 17119

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: 21307

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: 21307

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.