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by nzeogwu
Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: All things considered, our best and safest starting XI right now
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: All things considered, our best and safest starting XI right now

Nice line up but Sanusi cannot be available before September. An ACL tear cannot heal that fast.
by nzeogwu
Sat Mar 02, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: WING PLAY IS BAAAACK!
Replies: 23
Views: 775

Re: WING PLAY IS BAAAACK!

I’m
Not a fan of Egu either and certainly not as a long term solution. However, if we look at just the two AFCON performances 2023 vs 2021 and minus Osimhen, Nigeria played far superior soccer under Eguavoen that the team that just made it to the finals.

The stats don’t lie.
by nzeogwu
Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:38 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Ola Aina Played AFCON 2023 Final with Injury, Nottingham Forest Coach Says
Replies: 45
Views: 4011

Re: Ola Aina Played AFCON 2023 Final with Injury, Nottingham Forest Coach Says

Troost, Aina, Osimhen, Zaidu and Lookman are all patriots in my book. They sacrificed for this country.

We can blame the squad depth etc but my focus is on the character of these guys.

Troost played with a torn muscle in his thigh. Now he is out for the season!!!
by nzeogwu
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:54 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: My 23 man list against Argentina
Replies: 67
Views: 1797

Re: My 23 man list against Argentina

Drop the dead wood and add the following going forward-

Goalkeeper: Okoye, Rasheed

Defense: Uduokhai, Torunarigha, Ogbu and Osho

Midfield: Wilfred Ndidi, Michael Folorunsho and Tim Iroegbunam

Wide forwards: Nathan Tella

Central Attack: Victor Boniface and Elijah Adebayo
by nzeogwu
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:50 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Folorunsho Golazzo against Juventus!
Replies: 74
Views: 2284

Re: Folorunsho Golazzo against Juventus!

Add Ogbu
by nzeogwu
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:49 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Folorunsho Golazzo against Juventus!
Replies: 74
Views: 2284

Re: Folorunsho Golazzo against Juventus!

I’ve said it and say it again. We need the following additions to keep us fresh l, create competition and make us unbeatable. Goalkeeper: Okoye, Rasheed Defense: Uduokhai, Torunarigha and Osho Midfield: Michael Folorunsho and Tim Iroegbunam Wide forwards: Nathan Tella Central Attack: Victor Boniface...
by nzeogwu
Sat Feb 17, 2024 2:00 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: My 23 man list against Argentina
Replies: 67
Views: 1797

Re: My 23 man list against Argentina

Bono should be “Bobo”
by nzeogwu
Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:58 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: My 23 man list against Argentina
Replies: 67
Views: 1797

Re: My 23 man list against Argentina

Yes to trying out Daga and Eletu. Fundamentally, we need to change to the 3/5/2. A: The three man center back set up must remain with Igbu, Tosin and Osho being the deputies worth trying. B: We need a double pivot of Ndidi & Onyeka to protect the back four. We need Folorunsho, Iwobi or Bashiru i...
by nzeogwu
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Let's Revisit the 3-4-3 formation.
Replies: 26
Views: 358

Re: Let's Revisit the 3-4-3 formation.

There was NOTHING wrong with the 3/4/3. Iwobi is not a deep playmaker and a two way midfielder. He is an exceptional player though. If Ndidi and Onyeka are paired as a twin pivot and we play with Iwobi as a playmaker ahead of them while switching to a 3/5/2 with either Boniface and Osimhen or Moffi ...
by nzeogwu
Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Players I foresee request a FIFA switch
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Players I foresee request a FIFA switch

Patrick Dorgu is the left back at Lecce.
by nzeogwu
Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Players I foresee request a FIFA switch
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Players I foresee request a FIFA switch

Great response!!
by nzeogwu
Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Players I foresee request a FIFA switch
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Players I foresee request a FIFA switch

Regardless of the outcome of todays AFCON final, I foresee 50% of the following diaspora players requesting a primary or secondary switch to Nigeria before the year is out. Fikayo Tomori J. Zirkzee Tosin Adarabioyo Curtis Jones Lesley Ugochukwu Elijah Adebayo Felix Uduokhai Felix Agu Arthur Okonkwo ...
by nzeogwu
Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:21 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Liverpool Midfielder Jones Confirms His Eligibility To Play For Nigeria, Backs Super Eagles To Win AFCON
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Liverpool Midfielder Jones Confirms His Eligibility To Play For Nigeria, Backs Super Eagles To Win AFCON

Regardless of the outcome of today’s match, 50% of the players on this list will either apply for a FaiFA switch or indicate an ACTIVE interest to play for Nigeria. Fikayo Tomori J. Zirkzee Tosin Adarabioyo Curtis Jones Lesley Ugochukwu Elijah Adebayo Felix Uduokhai Felix Agu Arthur Okonkwo Ovie Eje...
by nzeogwu
Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:20 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Before the next AFCON...
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Before the next AFCON...

Not sure about “Init” but diaspora infusion will include at least six from this list. Whether they make it is another story: Fikayo Tomori J. Zirkzee Tosin Adarabioyo Curtis Jones Lesley Ugochukwu Elijah Adebayo Felix Uduokhai Felix Agu Arthur Okonkwo Ovie Ejeheri Owen Lookman Jonathan Rasheed Micha...
by nzeogwu
Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Liverpool Midfielder Jones Confirms His Eligibility To Play For Nigeria, Backs Super Eagles To Win AFCON
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Liverpool Midfielder Jones Confirms His Eligibility To Play For Nigeria, Backs Super Eagles To Win AFCON

Guys, let’s be real. If this was 2022, post World Cup, fine. We are two years from the next one. How many midfielders can England carry? In addition to the obvious supporting cast to Fosen, Mount, Bellingham and co, do you really think a competition squad can have Eze, Jones, Madueke? Two of those t...
by nzeogwu
Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Hosts in AFCON Finals
Replies: 22
Views: 464

Re: Hosts in AFCON Finals

Well, HA cannot be disputed. However, if we use the statistics from 2000 to date, hosts have only won 60% of the time. And in the final, slightly better. The level playing field will come down to VAR and officiating in modern African football. I would not use any statistics from 1996 and before beca...
by nzeogwu
Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: What role does fatigue play in the final
Replies: 14
Views: 218

What role does fatigue play in the final

CIV has had to play two grueling matches enroute to the final. 120 minutes against Mail and also Senegal. Nigeria played one.

What role if any does this play in player fatigue ahead of tomorrows final?
by nzeogwu
Tue Feb 06, 2024 3:04 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Kudos to CAF Presidet, Dr. Patrice Motsepe
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Kudos to CAF Presidet, Dr. Patrice Motsepe

Not according to Maroc. They claim that he is hell bent on doing everything rig the aaFCON in favor of his nation. Hopefully, that has no coincidence with the choice of refs and hopefully this is not related to the food poisoning incident. We don’t need Hayatou 2.0.
by nzeogwu
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Eagles’ semi is in Bouake not Abidjan
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: Eagles’ semi is in Bouake not Abidjan

Chibuzor Ehilegbu. Fantastic player and inside left. Like Okpodu, the Olukanmi brothers, he fled to America.

Damn! What a player. Kai
by nzeogwu
Fri Feb 02, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Coincidental superstitions enhancing the probability of an Eagles win
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Coincidental superstitions enhancing the probability of an Eagles win

I do not believe in superstition or luck. For those who do, here are some “coincidences” whenever Naija wins an AFCON A: A revelation emerges. Someone who has never been heard off in Eagles colors B: A player scores two goals in a match in the specific tournament. 1980: Odegbami 1994: Amunike 2013: ...
by nzeogwu
Fri Feb 02, 2024 6:46 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: We’re the strongest team left.
Replies: 53
Views: 1006

Re: We’re the strongest team left.

Spot on TTT
by nzeogwu
Fri Feb 02, 2024 6:44 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Add 1 player to make SE a top team
Replies: 18
Views: 384

Re: Add 1 player to make SE a top team

Change it to one player that is currently playing that would add value to the Eagles
by nzeogwu
Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:45 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Is there a More Consistent AFCON Team than Nigeria?
Replies: 67
Views: 26695

Re: Is there a More Consistent AFCON Team than Nigeria?

We are no chokers. Making it to the final four means you are big time. Are we now saying that Egypt, Senegal, Maroc, Ghana, Cameroun, CIV and Algeria are bigger chokers for not even getting to the QF every tournament? Are we always better than them? No. And one more things, if this present Eagles pl...