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by wiseone
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 9620
Views: 3407566

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

The story about PSG trying to sign Rashford was true after all. PSG reveal interest in signing ‘amazing’ Marcus Rashford for next season https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/dec/08/psg-interest-signing-marcus-rashford-manchester-united?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Apparently PSG spoke to Rashford's r...
by wiseone
Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 9620
Views: 3407566

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

Rangnick may not have been the right person to manage a football team in 2022, but the man had an eye for talent. Apart from the players I mentioned below, he also recommended Julian Alvarez (who is now tearing things up with Argentina and Man City). Man Utd did not buy a single player he recommende...
by wiseone
Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 9620
Views: 3407566

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

Rangnick may not have been the right person to manage a football team in 2022, but the man had an eye for talent. Apart from the players I mentioned below, he also recommended https://twitter.com/UtdFaithfuls/status/1598368282503180289?s=20&t=N9VcUW_u3-jR5VWfO2lMvQ Remember when Rangnick said th...
by wiseone
Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: How come Croatia with a tiny population
Replies: 56
Views: 628

Re: How come Croatia with a tiny population

This! 👇🏾 I chuckle when people think population has some magic link to football ability. Plus people forget the country that Croatia 🇭🇷 was born from: Yugoslavia - which was traditionally one of the best football teams in the world before it split into 6 or so different countries. If Yugoslavia stil...
by wiseone
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: SE Midfield is now top priority!
Replies: 58
Views: 769

Re: SE Midfield is now top priority!

GK and CD are bigger priorities than midfield. Even if FIFA gives Nigeria special dispensation to pick Kante and Modric in midfield, the team will still have big problems when the first choice GK is a reserve for a team in Cyprus and the 2nd choice GK is a reserve for a team in England's 2nd divisio...
by wiseone
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Mate, please explain the political tension between Serbs and Albanians
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Mate, please explain the political tension between Serbs and Albanians

Do you want a crash course on Balkans history?! That Serbia 🇷🇸 v Switzerland 🇨🇭 game had more yellow cards than any other WC match since 2010. There was also residual bad blood going back to prior games between them, and the fact that Xhaka and Shaqiri (originally from 🇦🇱 Albania) have beef with the...
by wiseone
Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 9620
Views: 3407566

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

Benteke- I am not anti-Casemiro. I think he is a good player - but was bought at the wrong time. Man Utd has a long and glorious track record of "Good player but wrong timing" signings such as Ronaldo, Di Maria, Sanchez, Schweinsteiger, Falcao, Valdes, Mata etc. Building a squad around 37y...
by wiseone
Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: DAMUNK: Here is the Wage issue of Rohr v Keshi and the rest....
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: DAMUNK: Here is the Wage issue of Rohr v Keshi and the rest....

I have no idea what you are talking about. My post was about $45K a month salary for the Nigerian manager so I do not know why you are citing the $27K salary of the Senegalese coach and other salaries. So are you also saying Keshi’s $31k/month salary was undeserved? Or Oliseh’s (roughly $25k/month) ...
by wiseone
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 9620
Views: 3407566

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

In dire need of a DM, how on earth did Man Utd’s scouting department not notice Sofyan Amrabat? He is like a Moroccan reincarnation of “Three Lungs 🫁 Park”. A relentless workaholic DM. Just what Man Utd needed. Instead they ignored him and tried to sign toxic Rabiot, and bought 30yo heading to the e...
by wiseone
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: DAMUNK: Here is the Wage issue of Rohr v Keshi and the rest....
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: DAMUNK: Here is the Wage issue of Rohr v Keshi and the rest....

Paying the Nigerian football coach $45K a month is absolutely scandalous. There is no basis for a developing country that has never gone past the 2nd round of the World Cup and which has won 1 trophy in 28 years, to pay its football coach such a large salary.
by wiseone
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: IVE FINALLY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM WITH SE & CAF TEAMS
Replies: 109
Views: 1097

Re: IVE FINALLY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM WITH SE & CAF TEAMS

"African players are lazy and lack determination": Laidouni, Amrabat, Hakimi, Aboubakar and others say hi.
by wiseone
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Nigerian football should have more Northerners
Replies: 47
Views: 481

Re: Nigerian football should have more Northerners

This is also a demographic issue. 75% of teams in the NPFL are from south of the River Niger/Benue confluence. If only 25% of top flight teams are northern, that will obviously have a knock on effect in the composition of the national team and the graduation of the small pool of northern players int...
by wiseone
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: DOES NIGERIA HAVE PROBLEMS PLAYING TACTICALLY?
Replies: 48
Views: 738

Re: DOES NIGERIA HAVE PROBLEMS PLAYING TACTICALLY?

I would not cite that freak Saudi Arabia result against Argentina 🇦🇷 as a precedent for anything. Remember that Argentina actually scored 4 times and had 3 goals disallowed in the first half alone, and before Saudi 🇸🇦 scored. The Saudis spent most of the game clearing the ball off their line and mak...
by wiseone
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: NIGERIA WOULD HAVE DONE VERY WELL AT THIS WC
Replies: 55
Views: 644

Re: NIGERIA WOULD HAVE DONE VERY WELL AT THIS WC

If Nigeria had qualified, it would have been in the same group as Portugal (which beat Nigeria 4-0 only a couple of weeks ago) and Uruguay (Nigeria has played South American teams 6 times at the World Cup and lost all 6 games). Can you imagine Nigeria's leaky defence facing Nunez and Cavani? (and ev...
by wiseone
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Pogba and Kante out of World Cup
Replies: 27
Views: 3593

Re: Pogba and Kante out of World Cup

France 🇫🇷 played their B and C team players against Tunisia and included players that would not have made their World Cup squad without injuries to other players such as Kante, Pogba, Benzema etc. Their reserve GK Steve Mandanda is 37yo. If he was Nigerian he would be Nigeria’s first choice GK. Fran...
by wiseone
Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Pogba and Kante out of World Cup
Replies: 27
Views: 3593

Re: Pogba and Kante out of World Cup

As at yesterday morning, Didier Deschamps' record at the World Cup as a player and manager is played 20, lost only 1 (and that was the 2014 QF against Germany).

Yet the man is derided on this forum as "a liability" and "a lousy coach".🤦🏽

Nigerians 🇳🇬

SMH
by wiseone
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: LIVE: Full Cristiano Ronaldo interview Part 1 | 16-Nov-22
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: LIVE: Full Cristiano Ronaldo interview Part 1 | 16-Nov-22

Cost-benefit analysis. Option 1 carried the risk that Ronaldo would counter-sue and the two parties would be embroiled in a court case for several years. Ronaldo is that rarest of human beings: someone rich enough to take on a multi-billion pound company in court and not be bankrupted in the process...
by wiseone
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season
Replies: 9620
Views: 3407566

Re: Manchester United - News, Developments & Season

Predicted the “mutual termination” in another thread a few days ago.

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=310531

Coach wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:00 pm Ronny sacked aka mutual agreement. Hilarious.
by wiseone
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: LIVE: Full Cristiano Ronaldo interview Part 1 | 16-Nov-22
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: LIVE: Full Cristiano Ronaldo interview Part 1 | 16-Nov-22

As I predicted in the post above: option 3.

by wiseone
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Best African XI At the Moment
Replies: 47
Views: 4580

Re: Best African XI At the Moment

...as I was saying...
wiseone wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:45 pm “I can name 2-3 goalies ahead of him without even thinking about it” - then why didn’t you?

I did not pick Mendy because he has been: (a) utter bobbins for the past year; and (b) leaking bad goals like an onion 🧅 bag with several holes cut into it.

🤦🏽
by wiseone
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Squad if Nigeria Had Qualified for the World Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Squad if Nigeria Had Qualified for the World Cup

Who would you pick instead then? Uzoho Aina-Ekong-Akpoguma-Bassey Onyedika-Ndidi-Aribo Chukwueze-Osimhen-Simon Other squad members: Okoye, Adeleye Ebuehi, Awaziem, Ajayi, Sanusi Onyeka, Iwobi, Lookman, Ejuke Onuachu, Moffi As you can clearly see, the squad is pretty useless. As someone rightly allud...
by wiseone
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Squad if Nigeria Had Qualified for the World Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Squad if Nigeria Had Qualified for the World Cup

Uzoho
Aina-Ekong-Akpoguma-Bassey
Onyedika-Ndidi-Aribo
Chukwueze-Osimhen-Simon

Other squad members:

Okoye, Adeleye
Ebuehi, Awaziem, Ajayi, Sanusi
Onyeka, Iwobi, Lookman, Ejuke
Onuachu, Moffi
by wiseone
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: LIVE: Full Cristiano Ronaldo interview Part 1 | 16-Nov-22
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: LIVE: Full Cristiano Ronaldo interview Part 1 | 16-Nov-22

It depends on if Man Utd terminate Ronaldo’s contract because of: 1) Cause (AKA Ronaldo’s serious breach of contract) - in which case the club can dismiss him w/o paying the remainder of his salary; or 2) No reason - in which case the scenario would be inverted and Ronaldo could then sue Man Utd for...