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Burnley Turn Back Clock and Serve Up Typical Stat-Shaming Victory at Brighton

This was 2017/18 Burnley in 2018/19, as they grabbed a result that almost made a mockery of the stats
Real Madrid only need to sell Marcelo

Not only Marcelo, Real Madrid need squad Overhaul

John Toshack, Madrid need complete squad overhaul Real Madrid’s problem is bigger than the issue with the Brazilian left-back, as half the squad should be overhauled, says former Los Blancos…

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Wenger good for Chelsea

Arsene Wenger should replace Sarri at Chelsea

Wenger still has points to prove, and he could do that by joining Chelsea, says David Seaman Seaman has said his former boss should consider taking the Chelsea job, should…

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Lyon 0-0 Barcelona

Lyon’s Defensive Steel against Barcelona Hints at Development for Youthful Side

If Lyon had been saving up their show of defensive steel, they used it to good effect against the Spanish champions

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Rabiot will succeed at Barcelona

Technically gifted Rabiot will succeed at Barcelona

Barcelona bound Rabiot has all ingredients needed to succeed at the club The midfielder, who is runnnig down his contract has been banned from PSG’s first team over contract dispute…

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Arsenal will will Ramsey, Wenger

Wenger: Ramsey departure, a great loss for Arsenal

Ramsey ‘s Juventus move, Arsenal’s loss, says Arsene Wenger The Welsh, last week, confirmed he would be ending his 11-year-association with the North London club when his contract runs out at the end of the season. Aaron Ramsey…

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Chelsea not a priority for Omeruo

Kenneth Omeruo: Chelsea return, not a priority

“Play a lot of games, improve, and ensuring Leganes finish in a comfortable position top the Chelsea loanee’s priority.” While it will be a “dream come true” to don the…

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Wimbledon 4-2 West Ham

Having Few Premier League Teams Left in the FA Cup Can’t be a Bad Thing

As the world’s oldest competition reaches the fifth round stage of its current season, Football League teams make up nine of the 16 teams left

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VAR Referee

For Us Cynics, Dread for the Premier League: VAR Really is Coming

Kunle Ajao talks his trepidation over VAR coming to the Premier League next season

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Ighalo moves to Shanghai

Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenhua from Yatai

Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenhua from fellow Chinese side Odion Ighalo has completed a move to Shanghai Shenhua from fellow Chinese side Changchun Yatai. The Super Eagles forward was earlier linked…

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Chelsea FC

(10km Offside) Chelsea Confirm Players Have Just Left Etihad Dressing Room

The Italian manager had apparently locked the squad in the away dressing room in Manchester for three days

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Wenger PSG are better than Man U

Wenger: PSG are miles better than United

Arsene Wenger said Paris Saint-German were miles better than Manchester United. Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe respectively, both set up by former player Angel di Maria, condemned the…

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Pogba saw red card

Pogba should hang his head in shame

Paul Pogba had a turbulent start to the season, but he is witnessing a resurgence in form under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. The Frenchman has scored seven goals in…

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Dybala will stay at Juventus

Dybala: Messi and Neymar not enough to replace him

Signing Lionel Messi and former teammate Neymar might not be enough to replace Paulo Dybala, according to Juventus Sporting Director Fabio Paratici. Amidst the ire between the attacker and Juventus…

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UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League Last 16: Spotkick’s Predictions

Spotkick’s finest predict who’ll go through from the Champions League last 16

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Maurizio Sarri has to adjust his style

Kluivert: Rigid Sarri must adjust to suit players

Patrick Kluivert has advised the Chelsea manager, who is a subject of criticism to be more flexible in his tactical approach. The 6-0 humiliation at Etihad on Sunday, was Chelsea…

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Real Madrid Club World Cup 2018

Real Madrid named World’s Biggest Club over Barça and Man U

Real Madrid have been named the World’s Biggest Club by French Football, and were followed closely by rival Barcelona. According to February Publication of the French magazine, Manchester United were…

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Zidane ’s departure has greater impact than that of King Ronaldo

Clarence Seedorf played for the Los Blancos from1996-2000, before moving to Italy – spending two years with Inter Milan, another 10 with rival AC Milan, and eventually ending his playing…

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Liverpool, top favourite to win the Champions League – Seedorf

Though the Merseyside Red were a finalist last season, but have been unconvincing in the group stage this season, the former AC Milan midfielder has tipped them to be one of…

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Football in Nigeria

Hail Nigeria!! The Football-loving Nation that Never Acts the Part

Despite this nation’s acclaimed love for the sport, or any sport, obstacles at the early stages means we hardly give sport a lick

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Chelsea FC

Mikel on Chelsea struggle: Fantastic players but zero leader

John Mikel -Obi has attributed the struggle of his former club under Maurizio Sarri to the club missing their old-guards – as the current squad is missing true leaders. According…

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Cavani out of Manchester United clash

Paris Saint-German has confirmed the unavailability of the Uruguayan ahead of their Champions League Round 16 tie against Manchester United on Tuesday. PSG, who already will be without the service…

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Sarri, Chelsea better than Arsenal

Sarri is turning Chelsea to Arsenal – Carragher

The Liverpool legend has claimed he could see a reminiscent of the Arsenal team towards the tail-end of erstwhile manager Arsene Wenger in the Maurizio Sarri Chelsea team. In surmising…

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Brighton 1-3 Burnley

Burnley Turn Back Clock and Serve Up Typical Stat-Shaming Victory at Brighton

This was 2017/18 Burnley in 2018/19, as they grabbed a result that almost made a mockery of the stats

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Inexperience cost Nigeria the 2008 Olympics, Nsofor

The 31-year-old was part of the Nigerian football team that won silver in 2008 at the summer Olympics in Beijing. Obinna Nsofor has claimed the majority of the players that…

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Stubborn and arrogant Mourinho is the best

Victor Obinna Nsofor has described the Portuguese as the best manager he ever worked with. Although Jose Mourinho and Nsofor only worked together for a season, with the 48 capped…

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UEFA Champions League

Spotkick’s Alternative Awards of the Month: January

Who were the real winners from January?

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Emiliano Sala: I’m in despair – father

With the help of a privately funded search led by marine scientist David Mearns, the plane carrying the missing player and pilot was found yesterday morning. The where about of…

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Kelechi Iheanacho

When Do We Start to Worry About Iheanacho?

Since the end of September 2016, the Nigerian has managed 13 club goals, and he has the look of a man lost.

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Denis Suarez might take over Iwobi’s position – Carragher

The former Liverpool defender suggested the arrival of the Barcelona loanee might be a threat to the Nigerian position at the North London club Giving his verdict on the winter…

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Emiliano Sala missing plane found

The plane that was carrying the missing Cardiff City striker, Emiliano Sala, and pilot David Ibbotson has been found. A search boat located the wreckage on the seabed of the…

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Spurs 1-0 Newcastle

Amidst Fuss over Supposed Disaster, Plucky Son and Spurs Continue to Plug Away

Spurs have been showing resilience and dogged of late, and no one epitomises that like their South Korean forward

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Trip to London Stadium may show whether Liverpool’s fever is a one-off or symptom of something big

Whether that draw at Leicester stands in isolation or Liverpool are starting to feel the pressure of being leaders remains to be seen as they visit East London

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Two Nigerians who have previously played for FC Barcelona

The smile on Asisat Oshoala’s face could fill the length of Lagos-Ibadan expressway and still spread beyond as she poses with the blue and red stripes of FC Barcelona. Oshoala…

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Breaking: Barcelona sign Asisat Oshoala

The three-time African Women’s player of the Year has left China for a loan move to the Barcelona female team. Barcelona have completed the loan signing of Asisat Oshoala from…

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Fulham discover overdue backbone as hope of survival rekindles

Call it a cliché, but this is the sort of performance that can galvanise a team in such a position

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Benitez to get a medal should Liverpool win the league

Once a red, always a red? Benitez showed his redness, as he defied all odds – guiding his struggling Newcastle side to a 2-1 victory over Manchester City yesterday night….

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Marouane Fellaini agrees move to China

A move to end his 5-year association with Manchester United is on the desk for the Belgian, as reports have it that he has agreed a move to China. Marouane…

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FA Cup fifth round: Chelsea to host United

United, who saw off Arsenal at the previous stage have been drawn with another London club, Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round. Holders Chelsea will play host to 12-time…

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Arsenal could sign two players, Emery

While the Arsenal coach was silent on names, he has predicted imminent arrivals at the club. Unai Emery has said Arsenal could sign two players before the end of the…

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I’m a striker with the heart of a midfielder, Bemzema

Karim Benzema has described himself as a No. 9 with the heart of a No. 10, following Real Madrid’s 4 – 2 win over Espanyol Amidst criticisms and calls for…

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Winning AFCON is the big deal for the year – Pinnick

Various Nigerian football national teams will be at the front of either qualifications or tournament finals, but winning the 2019 African Cup of Nations has been set as the priority….

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Provocative Neymar is Fragile

1998 World Cup winner Bixente Lizzarazu suggested the former Barcelona forward must adopt a simpler method of playing. The Brazilian suffered an injury to his ankle in PSG 2 –…

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Sala ‘s search: Mbappe donates €30,000

A GoFundMe page was set up with other players including Adrien Rabiot and Dimitri Payet contributing Some of Europe’s top footballers including Kylian Mbappe have donated thousands of euros to…

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Official: Chelsea announce Higuain signing

The London club have announced the arrival of the 31-year-old from Italian side AC Milan. Chelsea have completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain – on loan at AC Milan from…

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Victor Moses agrees Fenarbache move

The Chelsea outcast is on the verge of a loan move away from Chelsea to the Turkish side. According to reports in Turkey, Victor Moses is set for a medical…

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Balotelli joins Marseille

The Italian has agreed to move to the Stade Velodrome stadium on a free from fellow French side Nice. Mario Balotelli joins Marseille on a six-month deal until the end…

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Sarri is tarnishing Chelsea players’ image

Maurizio Sarri resigned to a collective criticisms of his players aftermath Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday. Sarri is putting his players’ images on the line with the collective…

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Mikel sets for a shock move to England

The Super Eagles captain is on the brink of joining Tony Pulis side in the championship. John Mikel Obi has been linked with a shock move to Middlesbrough, who sit…

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Signs of jitters emerge at Liverpool, but that’s a bit secondary at the moment

You could tell by Jurgen Klopp’s celebrations after full-time, not just that they were so passionate and roaring, but also because those roaring acts of passion came not immediately the…

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Player power: Power lies with players, Ex-Super Eagles defender replies Mourinho

Former Super Eagles Ifeanyi Udeze has said the dynamism of the clause in players’ contract has vested some levels of powers in the players’ hands Responding to an assertion from…

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The Premier League is too robust for ageing Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain is a step closer to securing a move to Chelsea, but Seyi Olofinjana casts doubts over the Argentine being a success at Stamford Bridge. The 31-year-old, on loan…

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Olofinjana: Egypt are tactically superior toSuper Eagles

The erstwhile Super Eagles midfielder believes The Pharaohs are tactically better than the Super Eagles of Nigeria Tactically, Egypt are better than us {Nigeria}, but the Super Eagles are not…

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Spygate: I once hid in a laundry basket, Mourinho

Following the ‘spygate’ scandal at Leeds, Mourinho confirmed he hid in a laundry basket for Chelsea Champions League quarter-final tie with Bayern Munich in 2005. The Portuguese was punished with…

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I select my team based on Penis length, says female coach

Imke Wuebbenhorst, appointment as the coach of the men’s team at BV Cloppenburg – a club in the fifth tier of the German league, made her the first female coach…

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Neville: Winning Spurs not enough for Ole to get United job

It was an extended six wins in six games after Manchester United defeated Tottenham by 1-0 on Sunday, but Gary Neville has said that his former teammate should not get…

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Mata does not fit the United players’ profile – Neville

The former Manchester United captain argues that the Spaniard’s signing from Chelsea ridiculed his former side’s philosophy. Juan Mata was signed from Chelsea in the winter of 2013-14 season for…

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Spotkick’s Alternative Awards of the Month: December

Episode Four: NPFL is back, baby! Even though no one will really care. It’s very fair to say Spotkick’s Alternative Awards train (let’s call it SAA) is a little late…

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Deschamp: Benzema had crossed the line

The France coach remains resolute over his decision that the Real Madrid striker won’t be back to the Les Blues squad under his helm. Didier Deschamps said Karim Benzema had…

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It was difficult under Mou, but I enjoy Freedom under Solskjaer, Pogba

The midfielder revealed he was relishing the freedom under his caretaker manager. Paul Pogba admitted that the system under former boss Jose Mourinho was difficult, and he was an admirer…

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Arsenal will will Ramsey, Wenger

Ramsey agrees Juve move

Olatosimi Fadahunsi The Welsh and Arsenal midfielder has agreed to join the Italian giant, according to Sky Italia. Aaron Ramsey will join Juventus upon the expiration of his contract at…

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Alexis Sanchez offers himself to Real madrid

The Chilean, who has found game time limited at Manchester United has been reported to have offered himself to the Los Blancos Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal in…

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Xavi: Messi is more important in Barcelona’s history than Ronaldo in Madrid’s

The Barcelona legend believes the Messi’s era is still on Deemed as the two greatest footballers of the modern era – sharing ten of the last eleven Ballon d’Or, with…

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Messi like Federer, Ronaldo like Nadal – Cassano

Antonio Cassano likens Messi and Ronaldo to Tennis greats The 36-year old Italian striker has drawn comparison likened the talents of the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to that of…

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Pele: Neymar is more technically gifted than CR7 and Messi

Edson Arantes do Narscimento, popularly known as Pele has said that Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar were the only superstars of football but the later was more technically gifted…

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Messi has unique talent, he is better than Ronaldo – Aruna Quadri

The duo of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have shared the last ten Balon D’or awards between each other – winning five each, but the Ping Pong star believes Messi is…

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Turkish side signs Ghanian player with a gallon of olive oil

The football world has seen some crazy deals take place – but there has been one transfer in Turkey that had dominated the headlines for very different reasons. With multi-million…

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Sarri sets his team to play well, but not always, Xavi

Pep Guardiola is the number one, but other coaches like Sarri play well as well   According to the former Barcelona midfielder, who listed the Chelsea coach amongst the few…

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Money talks, but how loud? Premier League table based on net spend in the summer

Funds. Funds. Funds. That’s almost always where the fingers are pointed these days in the game. The manager needs to be backed in the transfer window, this squad needs some…

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Mourinho looks to have sunk so low that any club willing to take a punt on him would appear absurd

And then he was gone. After Manchester United’s defeat at Liverpool, another instalment in their hall of insipid displays, the club finally decided the risk was no longer worth taking,…

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It Started in a Beer Parlour – Everything You Need to Know About the Legendary 99-1, India-Nigeria Fairytale Encounter

By Olatosimi Fadahunsi Famous football writer, Solace Chukwu, on the day of the draws for the FIFA 2017 U-17 World Cup, which India will be hosting from October 6-28 2017,…

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Man Utd v Liverpool

Incentives Aplenty for United this Weekend, but Liverpool Have Dreams of Their Own

United have top four aspirations to uphold, and can also put a spanner in Liverpool’s title works on Sunday

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