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by Coach
Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: NIGERIA vs TUNISIA:WHAT'S YOUR PREDICTION???
Replies: 27
Views: 3611

Victory clouds all the concern that came before it. Had we lost the game against the Cameroon, but played exactly the same, would it have been a good performance? Amidst the smoke blown from cigars and fireworks as we dance and celebrate our victory, scribbled on a goal post reads a message, louder ...
by Coach
Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Chukwu: Nigeria can win the World Cup
Replies: 92
Views: 1381

When the people roar, they expect the man to rally-its the simplest equation, but one that engulfs football worldwide. In football each match is a war, the critics sharpen their knives and wait for the first casualty, the fans scream their battle-cry. As the 90 minutes elapse, there will always be a...
by Coach
Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: IAG: YOU WANT "TACTICS"?!
Replies: 16
Views: 2243

Potential and performance raerly marry on the football pitch, and as a spectator how many times have we asked the heavens 'when will he show us what he's really made of', or sat there like the majicians audience, waiting for him pull something out of his sleave-but he never delivers. Managers have t...
by Coach
Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Eagles still lack tactics –Keshi
Replies: 35
Views: 4280

'In the world of football, theres nothing louder than the voice of experience' Criitics are right to assess the teams qualities, in light of their victory over Cameroon. If one cannot except his faults in the face of victory, how then can they do in the face of defeat? Criticism, is not always conde...
by Coach
Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: I suspect Chukwu might go for 4-3-3
Replies: 33
Views: 5113

My friend, im glad to see we are watching the same game. Fancy twists and turns may please the crowd, but its desire, determination and pride, that brings success. Club football means more to these guys than playing for their country, as our 'captain' exemplified. Staying behind to play games with h...
by Coach
Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:38 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Cameroon v Nigeria YOUR PREDICTION AFTER 90MINS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

'If we find the right combination, we can be anybody in the world' I guess if England could find a left winger they'd say they could do the same. Its not a simple as waking up and saying 'Ah Ha, ivefound it', its takes time, trial and error, pain and heartache, blood and sweat. You will never know f...
by Coach
Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Obafemi M. preselected in Olympic IL
Replies: 26
Views: 5618

I'm not sure about Obafemi Martins, im getting this feeling of de ja vu, and a certain emmanuel olisadebe. He's spoken false promises up until now, dont be suprised if his new words follow suit. Who knows he could be holding out for italian citizenship, european championships, and not being register...
by Coach
Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: if we get past cameroon...the cup is ours
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

If we beat Cameroon, thats a very big if. And even so, you're forgetting there are some very good, technical sides left in the competition. The north africans tend to make up for the lack of physique with great vision and technique, the competition will be far from over come the final whistle tomorr...
by Coach
Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: 10 factors that favour Nigeria in Tunisia 2004
Replies: 77
Views: 10970

National pride blinds us from the truth. The truth is Cameroon are good side, they are well organised around a hardworking basis. They dont have an Okocha who may or may not turn a game on its head, what they do have is the likes of Geremi, Djemba-Djemba, Olembe, Eto-o, guys who are not suffocating ...
by Coach
Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: I suspect Chukwu might go for 4-3-3
Replies: 33
Views: 5113

It was well documented that each Nigerian player was on a $4000 win bonus. I cant get my head around it, why would the governing body of Nigerian football, feel that money is the only way they can motivate their players. Whatever happened to national pride and the belief that we, the nigerian public...
by Coach
Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Eagles dream ends on sunday, Cameroon 2:0 Nigeria
Replies: 62
Views: 4991

I will be both suprised and delighted if Nigeria wintomorrow. but isn't it a shame that it has come to this. Nigerian football fans placing their hopes in prayer, dreams, pitch and toss... the Super eagles have never reached the summit of their Olympic performance, and in a sense, lost the right to ...
by Coach
Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: I suspect Chukwu might go for 4-3-3
Replies: 33
Views: 5113

in continuaton to my previous post, the tactical short-coming of Nigeria, is in their decision to play 4-4-2 or 4-3-3, ultimately with a back 4. Despite its popularity throughout the footballing world, the back four is one of the hardest defensive systems to play in and master. It requires a footbal...
by Coach
Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: I suspect Chukwu might go for 4-3-3
Replies: 33
Views: 5113

Nice 2 c Nigerians discussing Nigerian Football. I've had a browse through this forum and i've been impressed with the innovation you guys have afforded. Personally, i think Nigeria got it all wrong from the start of the tournament. Their choice of personnel, the flexibility of their call-up deadlin...