Showing posts with label sport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sport. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Why Real Madrid FC Remains Unstoppable under the Reign of Zinedine Zidane Today

Why Zizou is Unstoppable Today
Real Madrid football club is arguably one of the best (if not the very best) team playing the most-sort after sport "football" by history and in this present dispensation under the management of legend player Zinedine Zidane. By history, Real Madrid FC is known for its long reign of dominance in the game of football as a result of the quality of players and coaching crews at their disposal. In simplicity, Real Madrid FC is a club where "Stars", "Legends" from various position come to ply their trade. This is why remarkable names in the World of football have passed through the club; Alfredo Di Stefano, Raymond Kopa, Ferenc Puskas, Ronaldo Delima, Figo, Raul, Beckham, Roberto Carlos, Casillas,  Leo Beenhakker, Luis Carniglia, Miguel Munoz, Del Bosque, Pellegrini, Mourinho, Ancelloti, and now Zidane popularly called Zizou.

Noticeably, the reigns of these players/coaches showers accolade on them individually and collectively as well as producing a lot of trophies in the cabinet of Real Madrid. This long reign was hereby short-lived by the reign of arch-rival "Barcelona" under the management of Frank Rijkaard - where Ronaldinho Gaucho was the talisman. During this time, Real Madrid struggled to survive because two masters cannot reign at the same time. The momentum was carried on by the reshuffled squad of former team coach "Pep Guardiola" - who sold Barcelona ageing squad - Ronaldinho, Eto'o, Deco, Belletti and lots more to enjoy a long winning streak at home (La-Liga, Copa del Rey...) and abroad (UEFA Champions League, Fifa Club World Cup, Super Cup...).
Unfortunately, this was the time Jose Mourinho was in charge of Real Madrid FC as a replacement of Pellegrini. As earlier stated, two masters/stars cannot shine at the same time; thus, Guardiola overshadowed the special one "Jose Mourinho" to the brim leading to various critics that the special one has lost the touch. This in itself and a couple of other dressing room issue led to the departure of Jose from Madrid.

At the departure of Pep from Barcelona, Real Madrid in search of the golden fleece employed another legendary coach "Carlo Ancelloti". In his time, Real Madrid returned to a winning streak as they begin to spring surprises to the extent of winning the UEFA Champions league that same year where Cristiano Ronaldo was outstanding. Ever since, Barcelona has struggled to shine even with the presence of magical trio MSN - Messi, Suarez, and Neymar.

Since Carlo was not consistent with the glory (since Real Madrid wants repeated success), he was replaced with a former legendary player, the then sports director "Zinedine Zidane" whom majority feels won't stay long due to his little or no coaching experience. But unfortunately, his reign showered surprises on football fans and Real Madrid management by bringing back the old glory he enjoyed as a player to life again. In his time, Real Madrid has won back-back Champions league defeating arch-rival Atletico Madrid and Italian giant "Juventus", two La Ligas, two Super Cup's, and Copa del Rey cup.
This, therefore, brings us to the question why Zizou remains unstoppable? To give an adequate answer to this, I would want you to exercise patience and reminisce on the time of Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. Kindly go through these for justification;
  • Pep had quality players at hand - Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquet...
  • Pep was inexperienced in terms of managing/coaching bigger teams.
  • Pep was lucky at all times - consider the semi-final victory against Hiddink's Chelsea.
  • Pep was calm, patient and strategic.
  • Pep reshuffled his team.
  • Pep developed the team to work together with an invincible finisher - Messi.
  • Pep developed a style of playing - tiki taka style
  • It was just his era.
 All of this pointer had links to why Zizou remains unstoppable today. In simplicity, everything (the time, the players, the referees, the fans, the football...) works in his favour. I don't know precisely when this era will end but lets kindly fold our hands and continue to enjoy good football. #HallaMadrid

Saturday, August 12, 2017

How the Neymar Transfer Factor Would Change the Fate of Football

Neymar and History of Football
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, also known as "Neymar Jr." or "Neymar" is arguably one of the best-attacking midfielders in the game of football today destined for greatness from his Santos days up until this present time. Over the years, he has achieved so many if not all (except the most prestigious individual award as the best player in the World) nationally and internationally. Without exaggeration, he has won a lot of trophies/awards as young as he is in Brazil's name, Santos', and Barcelona's (All hopes high, more glory will be recorded in his new home) worthy of reckoning.

At home, Brazil, he has won a lot of individual honors - Golden Ball, Silver Ball, Bronze Shoe, Puskas Award, Samba Gold, Young Player of the Year (2011)- while developing as a full-fledged player. Prior to his encounter with Barcelona, he was a crucial team player in his days at Santos leading them to win league titles and also compete in an international level "Fifa Club World Cup" with Barcelona. At Barcelona - which most people assumed was his last trip -, he won major titles (before joining P.S.G. this year as the most expensive player in the World); Fifa Club World Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Cup (La Liga), Spanish Super Cup (Copa Del Rey).
At the mention of Neymar Jr. today, what pops in one's head is the mysterious/disastrous combination of MSN - Messi, Suarez, and Neymar capable of destroying any wall. He reigned faintly at Barcelona under the shadow of Lionel Messi who has actually won it all - except for the national glory of winning the world cup at the senior stage. As 2016/2017 season ends trophyless (without reckoning with Copa Del Rey) for Barcelona Football club, Neymar Jr.'s contract was weighed and measured by Paris Saint Germain (P.S.G) Football Club (home for Brazilians) for €222million.

Shockingly to some football lovers, Neymar Jr.'s contract was signed, sealed and delivered by Barcelona to PSG Club. He parted with his colleague at FC Barcelona peacefully and with the special grace of his senior colleague and the most decorated player in the history of Barcelona, "Lionel Messi". This contract in itself is history while other histories would soon be uncovered if Neymar gels into the team.

To mention but a few;
  • Neymar Jr. would bring an unbridle end to the celebration of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by either sharing the glory or hijacking the glory.
  • Neymar Jr. would develop full-fledged wings like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, capable of destroying defensive walls.
  • Neymar Jr. would return Ligue One title where it belongs.
  • Neymar Jr. would bring UEFA Champions league glory to PSG.
  • Neymar Jr. would attract talented players to French Ligue - PSG to be precise.
  • Neymar Jr. would be crowned the best player in the World repeatedly.
  • Neymar Jr. would be unstoppable and dominant as Ronaldinho was at Barcelona.
  • Neymar Jr. would aid the development of the Brazillian national team.
  • Neymar Jr. would aid the restoration of Brazillian national team glory.
  • Above all, the Neymar Factor will bring about the return and celebration of samba style.
RELATED; English Premier League - Future of the Most Celebrated Sport "FOOTBALL"
All hands on deck and watch as it all unfolds.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Why Chelsea FC will WIN 2017/2018 Premier League Title

Why Chelsea Fc will win 2017/2018 PL title
The English Premier League (EPL) 2017/2018 is almost here and ready to kick start as from 11th of August, 2017. The previous campaign -2016/2017- was one of the most breathtaking season ever in the history of the Premier league where Chelsea FC outshined other rivals with 93points i.e. 30wins out of possible 38 (the first time in EPL history).

To the football fans around the World and our loyal readers.
  • Do you think Chelsea FC can do it again?
  • Can they exhibit such winning mentality and team spirit that made last campaign successful?
  • Can they triumph over other rivals this season regardless of their new acquisitions?
  • Can they still remain as the league champion amidst the sale of powerhouse midfielder "Nemanja Matic" and magical Spaniard "Diego Costa"?
  • Can the new trio "Rudiger, Bakayoko, Morata" deliver the expected outcome to the extent of winning the league title?
Well, we will find out as the battle begins from very first day until the end.

RELATED; English Premier League - Future of the Most Celebrated Sport "FOOTBALL"
As at today, English Premier League has about 7-8 teams (Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Leicester City, Everton) competing for the title from the very start till the end of the 38 matches while four (4) of the eight (8) teams would represent the league in UEFA Champions League.

The difficulty and high intensity of games coupled with loads of matches to play have prompted various English Premier League managers to reinforce their squad; Pep building the wall of Etihad's (+defence), Klopp sharpening his blade (+salah), Pochettino still observing, Jose plastering the loop holes and Conte doing what he knows how to do best (getting the right item to complete the puzzle).
Conte of ChelseaFc

Why the Blues will win the 2017/2018 English Premier League title, regardless of what the rival fans feel are mentioned below;
  • Chelsea FC is the only club that has improved all of the squad departmentally (the defence to attack was looked into)
  • Chelsea FC has gotten an experienced manager in Conte when it comes to winning league titles (winning Serie A back to back with Juve is a living proof).
  • Chelsea FC transfers this campaign was based on getting fast and sharp players and technical players (Rudiger, Bakayoko, Morata) though more is still to come.
  • Chelsea FC squad has won 2 EPL titles within 3years, they know what it takes to win it. So why can't they do it again?
  • Chelsea squad is ready to give 100% to their passionate and ever-demanding manager.
  • Chelsea FC is the only club to weed out top-notch quality (Costa, Matic) in which one has been a bad influence. The team discipline is 100%

READ ALSO; What Made English Premier League 2016/2017 Season Breathtaking
Definitely, while some fans would consider the points stated above as the truth, the obvious will be alien to a fractional percentage.
Forever Blue!!!!.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Alas! Ivory Coast Football National Team Lost Powerhouse Midfielder Today

Rest in Peace Cheick Tiote
Ivory Coast National Team squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations lost an important defensive midfielder who paired Yaya Toure in the tournament. Former Newcastle playmaker - Cheick  Ismaël Tiote who ply his trade at Beijing Enterprises up until today died while in training. 

History holds that numerous players had died on and off pitch from anywhere in the World. 

Today, Cheik Tiote therefore joined the league of players that died on the pitch.
Ivan Krstic - Struck by lightning during a training session, and was killed instantly,
Piermario Morosini - Collapsed during a Serie B game against Pescara,
Victor Omogbehin - Collapsed during a league match.
Alen Pamić - Collapsed during a retreat game for MNK Maružini of a heart attack,
Bobsam Elejiko – Collapsed and died while playing for K. Merksem S.C.

Shetemi Ayetigbo – Died while playing for Dublin club, Belvedere
David Oniya – Collapsed three minutes into a match while playing for T-Team,
Cristian Gómez - Argentine footballer died of heart failure during a Primera B Nacional match,
John Ikoroma – Collapsed on the pitch and later died in the hospital while playing for Al Wahda,
Michael Umanika – Collapsed during a training session with club, Khazar Lankaran


Saturday, June 03, 2017

Now Official; Spanish Giants "Real Madrid" are the Champions of Europe for the Second Time

The much awaited clash between the giants of Spain "Real Madrid" and the Champions of Italy "Juventus" started with lot of impressive performances in the first half leading to two awesome goals. The duo started the game with their preferred style of football; Attack-minded Spaniards and Defence Oriented Italians. 

Within the span of 20minutes, current and prospective World Best Player "Cristiano Ronaldo" tapped the ball into the net of the much-respected keeper Gianliugi Buffon. As the game progresses, hungry Italians feed the then Bayern Munich talisman "Mandzukic" with a ball on his chest and surprisingly he converted the pass from a tight corner. The match rolled on through the first half with the two parties being physical, energetic reactive and proactive to balance the sheet.

At the start of the second half, it seemed the Juventus of the first half had been re-programmed while the Real Madrid players have been upgraded. In variably, the second half of the game was just Madrid's bringing forth three unexpected goals within a short-time. Blistering efforts from young Casemiro, Cristiano Ronaldo, and second half substitute - Asensio.

It was indeed a Madrid night.
Luka Modric was on fire, the World best no. 3 Marcelo performed excellently again, Isco dazzling all around the pitch, Navas was just less-busy, Sergio Ramos and Varane combo was enough to pocket Higuain. The almost ruined the match but alas the worst team lost.

Congratulations Real Madrid for the second consecutive winning of the prestigious title "UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE" under the reign of living legend Zinedine Zidane.... I can smell we are already in Madrid's era.

Clash between Italian Champion "Juventus" and Spanish Champion "Real Madrid" on the soil of Cardiff

Juventus vs Real Madrid 2017
The World is awaiting the beginning of a clash between Italian giants "Juventus" under the management of Massimilliano Allegri and spanish Champions "Real Madrid" under the management of young coach - Zinedine Zidane.

Kick Starts time; 7:45 pm
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. 

Juventus Player Profile; Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Patrice Evra, Dani Alves, Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala, Gianluigi Buffon, Norberto Murara Neto, Medhi Benatia, Paolo De Ceglie, Emil Audero, Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Anderson Hernanes, Juan Cuadrado, Mario Lemina, Kwadwo Asamoah, Stefano Sturaro, Marko Pjaca, Rolando Mandragora, Gonzalo Higuain, Federico Mattiello.
Real Madrid Player Profile: Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Daniel Carvajal, Danilo, Karim Benzema, Keylor Navas, Ruben Yanez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Casemiro, Mateo Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez, Luka Modric, Lucas Silva, Marco Asensio,Marco Asensio, lvaro Morata, Mariano D?az, Nacho Fern?ndez, Fabio Coentrao, Kiko Casilla, Pepe.

Referee:  Felix Brych from Germany
*sigh* the player profile above is a justification that revenge is crystal clear between - Khedira vs Real Madrid, Higuain Vs Madrid, Alves Vs Madrid, Buffon Vs Zidane e.t.c. Hence, whosoever that come out as the winner at the end of the match is worth hailing and lot of history will be unfold.

#dont miss the excitement 
see you there

Sunday, May 21, 2017

What Made English Premier League 2016/2017 Season Breathtaking

Why EPL 2016/2017 Was Breathtaking
The race of 365 days in any realm cometh with lots of drama - joyful moments, heartbreaking moments, and other ups and downs you can ever think of. *sigh* English Premier League (EPL) from the onset have been filled with lots of excitement compared to other leagues in the World. This season was never an exception.

Sometimes last year (August 13th, 2016), the race to become Premier League Champion began with a lot of transformation to every team - in terms of coaching crew, players profile which costs management huge sum of dollars. Most teams actually recruited established manpower from the best leagues in the World for the sake of this prestigious title "English Premier League".

For the first time in the history of English Premier League, top teams were flooded with award/title winning  coaches - Pep Guardiola of the Invincible Barcelona (now manages Manchester City), Jose Mourinho the self-proclaimed "Special One" (now manages Manchester United), Jurgen Klopp the Dortmund Magician (now manages Liverpool), Antonio Conte the Beast (now manages Chelsea), Arsene Wenger the Young Generation Coach, Pochetino the Rising Coach with Kane at all times, Claudio Ranieri the Leicester One time Magician. The list is just endless.
Also, the player profile in the league is nothing compared to any other leagues in the World. To mention but a few; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba of Manchester United, Jesus of Manchester City, Marcos Alonso, N'golo Kante of Chelsea, Xhaka, Mustafi and Holding of Arsenal, and lots more besides the household names of English football - Wayne Rooney, Mesut Ozil, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Romelu Lukaku, Phillippe Coutinho, Mane...

No matter the player profile and coaching crew of all teams, the race will be won by one team. In other words, the trophy remains worthy to whosoever that comes out with the highest point in the breathtaking 38 matches played.

Throughout the league matches, several unexpected defeats were recorded by top teams under the management of renowned coaches listed above. Some of these occurred based on wrong tactics implemented by renowned coaches in the World. Someone like Jose Mourinho suffered more blows in the hands of other teams because he was depending on the strategy he used during the days of tsar tsar.

SEE ALSO; Unforgettable Memories of Nigerian National Team Football
This season EPL was breathtaking because the intensity of the games was getting too much for young chaps to survive under. For the first time in decades, the Arsenal young chaps are out of UEFA Champions League competition. This is justifying how intense the game is, leaving the boys out while the men lead.

In short, "survival of the fittest" is the order of the day in EPL football. Congratulations to EPL 2016/2017 Champions - Chelsea Football Club under the management of Antonio Conte.

Next season promises to be more exciting and more breathtaking - you don't have to bet that with me.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Now Official, Chelsea is the English Premier League Winner for 2016/2017 Season

Chelsea teammates celebration
The long awaited King of English Premier League for 2016/2017 season is finally here. 
Join me as I celebrate the London finest "Chelsea" under the stewardship of Antonio Conte popularly called the BEAST.

It was indeed a breathtaking season for Chelsea who lots of pundits underrated based on their defeats to arch rivals (Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United) and the presence of World best coaches (Pep Guardiola of Manchester City, Jose Mourinho of Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Arsene Wenger of Arsenal).

The praise of this victorious ending goes to all players - who contributed from various positions to the success of today. Specifically, there are some players that were outstanding throughout this season viz; Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro Rodriguez, David Luiz the Returnee,  Ngolo Kante, Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses.
Antonio Conte - Chelsea Title Winner
The Brain Behind the Victorious Ending

#CongratulationsChelsea,  #CongratulationsAbrahomivic, #CongratulationstheBeast,
#BlueistheColour, #LondonChampion

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Unforgettable Memories of Nigeria National Football Team (Globally and Nationally)

Unforgettable Memories of Nigeria National Football
Nigeria national football team (male, female) have made remarkable contributions to the World football in the earliest years as against the witnesses of today. Thus, the attention accorded to Nigeria national teams (then) made them one of the fearful teams (today) due to the Atlanta 1996 triumph over the home of football (Brazil) in the SEMIs before knocking out Argentina in the FINAL.

Historical moments in World football is marked with lot of ups and downs depending on which suits the participant of the competition. Obviously, there is only one room for the victor while others follow suit - for ranking purposes. 
In the global face, Nigerian national team (male) won the Olympic 1996, and lately third place winner in Olympic 2016 hosted by Brazil while they face stiff competition from Cameroon (in particular), Ghana, Ivory Coast on their continental soil. Since inception, Nigeria national teams had won the Africa Cup of Nations three times; 1980, 1994, 2013, runners-up for four times; 1984, 1988, 1990, 2000.  The highest goal scorer so far is Rashidi Yekini (who died at 49years) with 37goals in 58caps (May His Soul Rest in Peace).

Without mincing words, the years of Nigerian national team (male) are not rosy throughout their global and national participation. Several years were soaked with tears for non-qualification to World Cup, untimely dismissal from the group stage, hunt/search for the golden fleece (national/international coach), lack of funding on the aspect of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), player-coach fall out, non-payment of coach salaries...

On the female national team angle, they have made huge successes at local level compared to their counterpart (male). As female football became popular in the globe, the frontliners were Brazil, Germany, United States of America while the dominant representative from Africa is the Nigerian team. At home, female Nigerian footballers were number one for decades before the other nations woke up. The trophies in their cabinets were majorly 9 as champions out of the 12 years - 1981 through 2016. Their biggest win is 9-0 against Sierra Leone and their worst lost to Germany and Norway (8-0). The face of the team so far is Perpetua Nkwocha with 80 goals in 98caps.

Nevertheless, set backs experienced by Nigeria female football is reflective in their lack of introducing/integration of young players, lack of proper preparation - friendlies outside the nation which should have made them competitive at war front. No matter the stand of Nigerian National team football in the world today - their memories will continue to linger in our heart.

Go "Super Eagles"
Go "Falconets"
#Giant of Africa#

Friday, August 12, 2016

EPL 2016/2017 fixtures list

EPL FIXTURES 2016/2017

Definitely we are only few hours away from the English premier league 2016/2017 opening match... There is a general atmosphere of euphoria in the footballing world... Particularly in England: arguably the noise makers of the footballing world. Having the EPL fixtures list is an added keeps you abreast of the impending drama...

•••• Full fixtures list••••••

   AUG 13-15 Arsenal v Liverpool, Bournemouth v Man Utd,  Burnley v Swansea, Chelsea v West Ham,  Crystal Palace v West Brom, Everton v Tottenham, Hull v Leicester, Man City v Sunderland, Middlesbrough v Stoke, Southampton v Watford.

AUG 20-22 Leicester v Arsenal, Liverpool v Burnley, Man Utd v Southampton, Stoke v Man City, Sunderland v Middlesbrough, Swansea v Hull, Tottenham v Crystal Palace, Watford v Chelsea, West Brom v Everton, West Ham v Bournemouth.

 AUG 27-29 Chelsea v Burnley, Crystal Palace v Bournemouth, Everton v Stoke, Hull v Man Utd, Leicester v Swansea, Man City v West Ham, Southampton v Sunderland, Tottenham v Liverpool, Watford v Arsenal, West Brom v Middlesbrough.

 SEP 10-12Arsenal v Southampton, Bournemouth v West Brom, Burnley v Hull, Liverpool v Leicester, Man Utd v Man City, Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace, Stoke v Tottenham, Sunderland v Everton, Swansea v Chelsea, West Ham v Watford.

 SEP 17-19 Chelsea v Liverpool, Crystal Palace v Stoke, Everton v Middlesbrough, Hull v Arsenal, Leicester v Burnley, Man City v Bournemouth, Southampton v Swansea, Tottenham v Sunderland, Watford v Man Utd, West Brom v West Ham.

 SEP 24-26 Arsenal v Chelsea, Bournemouth v Everton, Burnley v Watford, Liverpool v Hull, Man Utd v Leicester, Middlesbrough v Tottenham, Stoke v West Brom, Sunderland v Crystal Palace, Swansea v Man City, West Ham v Southampton.

 OCT 1-3  Burnley v Arsenal, Everton v Crystal Palace, Hull v Chelsea, Leicester v Southampton, Man Utd v Stoke, Sunderland v West Brom, Swansea v Liverpool, Tottenham v Man City, Watford v Bournemouth, West Ham v Middlesbrough.

 OCT 15-17 Arsenal v Swansea, Bournemouth v Hull, Chelsea v Leicester, Crystal Palace v West Ham, Liverpool v Man Utd, Man City v Everton, Middlesbrough v Watford, Southampton v Burnley, Stoke v Sunderland, West Brom v Tottenham.

 OCT 22-24 Arsenal v Middlesbrough, Bournemouth v Tottenham, Burnley v Everton, Chelsea v Man Utd, Hull v Stoke, Leicester v Crystal Palace, Liverpool v West Brom, Man City v Southampton, Swansea v Watford, West Ham v Sunderland.

 OCT 29-30  Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Everton v West Ham, Man Utd v Burnley, Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Southampton v Chelsea, Stoke v Swansea, Sunderland v Arsenal, Tottenham v Leicester, Watford v Hull, West Brom v Man City.  

NOV 5-7 Arsenal v Tottenham, Bournemouth v Sunderland, Burnley v Crystal Palace, Chelsea v Everton, Hull v Southampton, Leicester v West Brom, Liverpool v Watford, Man City v Middlesbrough, Swansea v Man Utd, West Ham v Stoke.

 NOV 19-21 Crystal Palace v Man City, Everton v Swansea, Man Utd v Arsenal, Middlesbrough v Chelsea, Southampton v Liverpool, Stoke v Bournemouth, Sunderland v Hull, Tottenham v West Ham, Watford v Leicester, West Brom v Burnley.

 NOV 26-28 Arsenal v Bournemouth, Burnley v Man City, Chelsea v Tottenham, Hull v West Brom, Leicester v Middlesbrough, Liverpool v Sunderland, Man Utd v West Ham, Southampton v Everton, Swansea v Crystal Palace, Watford v Stoke.

 DEC 3-5 Bournemouth v Liverpool, Crystal Palace v Southampton, Everton v Man Utd, Man City v Chelsea, Middlesbrough v Hull, Stoke v Burnley, Sunderland v Leicester, Tottenham v Swansea, West Brom v Watford, West Ham v Arsenal.

 DEC 10-12 Arsenal v Stoke, Burnley v Bournemouth, Chelsea v West Brom, Hull v Crystal Palace, Leicester v Man City, Liverpool v West Ham, Man Utd v Tottenham, Southampton v Middlesbrough, Swansea v Sunderland, Watford v Everton.   

DEC 13-15 Bournemouth v Leicester, Crystal Palace v Man Utd, Middlesbrough v Liverpool, Sunderland v Chelsea, West Brom v Swansea, West Ham v Burnley.

 DEC 14-16 Everton v Arsenal, Man City v Watford, Stoke v Southampton, Tottenham v Hull.

 DEC 17-19 Bournemouth v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Chelsea, Everton v Liverpool, Man City v Arsenal, Middlesbrough v Swansea, Stoke v Leicester, Sunderland v Watford, Tottenham v Burnley, West Brom v Man Utd, West Ham v Hull.

 DEC 26-28 Arsenal v West Brom, Burnley v Middlesbrough, Chelsea v Bournemouth, Hull v Man City, Leicester v Everton, Liverpool v Stoke, Man Utd v Sunderland, Southampton v Tottenham, Swansea v West Ham, Watford v Crystal Palace.

 DEC 31- Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Burnley v Sunderland, Chelsea v Stoke, Hull v Everton, Leicester v West Ham, Liverpool v Man City, Man Utd v Middlesbrough, Southampton v West Brom, Swansea v Bournemouth, Watford v Tottenham.

 JAN 2 Bournemouth v Arsenal, Crystal Palace v Swansea, Everton v Southampton, Man City v Burnley, Middlesbrough v Leicester, Stoke v Watford, Sunderland v Liverpool, Tottenham v Chelsea, West Brom v Hull, West Ham v Man Utd.

 JAN 14-16 Burnley v Southampton, Everton v Man City, Hull v Bournemouth, Leicester v Chelsea, Man Utd v Liverpool, Sunderland v Stoke, Swansea v Arsenal, Tottenham v West Brom, Watford v Middlesbrough, West Ham v Crystal Palace.

 JAN 21-23 Arsenal v Burnley, Bournemouth v Watford, Chelsea v Hull, Crystal Palace v Everton, Liverpool v Swansea, Man City v Tottenham, Middlesbrough v West Ham, Southampton v Leicester, Stoke v Man Utd, West Brom v Sunderland.

JAN 31 Arsenal v Watford, Bournemouth v Crystal Palace, Burnley v Leicester, Man Utd v Hull, Middlesbrough v West Brom, Sunderland v Tottenham, Swansea v Southampton, West Ham v Man City.

 FEB 1 Liverpool v Chelsea, Stoke v Everton.

FEB 4 Chelsea v Arsenal, Crystal Palace v Sunderland, Everton v Bournemouth, Hull v Liverpool, Leicester v Man Utd, Man City v Swansea, Southampton v West Ham, Tottenham v Middlesbrough, Watford v Burnley, West Brom v Stoke.

 FEB 11-13Arsenal v Hull, Bournemouth v Man City, Burnley v Chelsea, Liverpool v Tottenham, Man Utd v Watford, Middlesbrough v Everton, Stoke v Crystal Palace, Sunderland v Southampton, Swansea v Leicester, West Ham v West Brom.

 FEB 25-27 Chelsea v Swansea, Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough, Everton v Sunderland, Hull v Burnley, Leicester v Liverpool, Man City v Man Utd, Southampton v Arsenal, Tottenham v Stoke, Watford v West Ham, West Brom v Bournemouth.

 MAR 4-6 Leicester v Hull, Liverpool v Arsenal, Man Utd v Bournemouth, Stoke v Middlesbrough, Sunderland v Man City, Swansea v Burnley, Tottenham v Everton, Watford v Southampton, West Brom v Crystal Palace, West Ham v Chelsea.

 MAR 11-13 Arsenal v Leicester, Bournemouth v West Ham, Burnley v Liverpool, Chelsea v Watford, Crystal Palace v Tottenham, Everton v West Brom, Hull v Swansea, Man City v Stoke, Middlesbrough v Sunderland, Southampton v Man Utd.

 MAR 18-20 Bournemouth v Swansea, Crystal Palace v Watford, Everton v Hull, Man City v Liverpool, Middlesbrough v Man Utd, Stoke v Chelsea, Sunderland v Burnley, Tottenham v Southampton, West Brom v Arsenal, West Ham v Leicester.

 APR 1-3 Arsenal v Man City, Burnley v Tottenham, Chelsea v Crystal Palace, Hull v West Ham, Leicester v Stoke, Liverpool v Everton, Man Utd v West Brom, Southampton v Bournemouth, Swansea v Middlesbrough, Watford v Sunderland.   

APR 4-6 Arsenal v West Ham, Burnley v Stoke, Hull v Middlesbrough, Leicester v Sunderland, Man Utd v Everton, Swansea v Tottenham, Watford v West Brom.

 APR 5-7 Chelsea v Man City, Liverpool v Bournemouth, Southampton v Crystal Palace.  

APR 8-10 Bournemouth v Chelsea, Crystal Palace v Arsenal, Everton v Leicester, Man City v Hull, Middlesbrough v Burnley, Stoke v Liverpool, Sunderland v Man Utd, Tottenham v Watford, West Brom v Southampton, West Ham v Swansea.

 APR 15-17 Crystal Palace v Leicester, Everton v Burnley, Man Utd v Chelsea, Middlesbrough v Arsenal, Southampton v Man City, Stoke v Hull, Sunderland v West Ham, Tottenham v Bournemouth, Watford v Swansea, West Brom v Liverpool.

 APR 22-24 Arsenal v Sunderland, Bournemouth v Middlesbrough, Burnley v Man Utd, Chelsea v Southampton, Hull v Watford, Leicester v Tottenham, Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Man City v West Brom, Swansea v Stoke, West Ham v Everton.

 APR 29-31Crystal Palace v Burnley, Everton v Chelsea, Man Utd v Swansea, Middlesbrough v Man City, Southampton v Hull, Stoke v West Ham, Sunderland v Bournemouth, Tottenham v Arsenal, Watford v Liverpool, West Brom v Leicester.   

MAY 6-8 Arsenal v Man Utd, Bournemouth v Stoke, Burnley v West Brom, Chelsea v Middlesbrough, Hull v Sunderland, Leicester v Watford, Liverpool v Southampton, Man City v Crystal Palace, Swansea v Everton, West Ham v Tottenham.

 MAY 13-15 Bournemouth v Burnley, Crystal Palace v Hull, Everton v Watford, Man City v Leicester, Middlesbrough v Southampton, Stoke v Arsenal, Sunderland v Swansea, Tottenham v Man Utd, West Brom v Chelsea, West Ham v Liverpool.

 MAY 21-23 Arsenal v Everton, Burnley v West Ham, Chelsea v Sunderland, Hull v Tottenham, Leicester v Bournemouth, Liverpool v Middlesbrough, Man Utd v Crystal Palace, Southampton v Stoke, Swansea v West Brom, Watford v Man City.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


The journey of EURO 2016 ends today with a battle for superiority between the host nation; FRANCE and  PORTUGAL team where the Madrid talisman - CRISTIANO RONALDO .
Do not miss the match tonight.
FEEL THE PRESSURE as it unfolds.
CATCH IT as it comes.
THE CLIPS will live on and on, leaving us with memoirs.

Monday, July 04, 2016

The Reign of Stars in Contemporary Times

Reign of Stars
The breaking of the day cometh with significant and noticeable alteration of God’s natural undying gift keeping the World going. On a day to day basis, the Sun either sets or shines, the Moon brings clarity or darkness, the Wind travels at the speed of light, while the Star glitters like Gold, Silver and Bronze. 

Human beings as the most sensitive of all living organisms can be likened to a ‘Star’ if the discovery of their potentials is made and utilised to the brim. Thus, possessing one’s possession goes a long way to bring a lot of goodies –fame, wealth, power, connection to man’s existence. 

On a societal level, there is a distinguishing factor between a ‘star’ and a commoner. The way society parades/celebrate/respects a star differs from a commoner. This is manifesting the preferential treatment enjoyed by people as a result of their talent, skills, or potentials. These skills can manifest in various institutions; entertainment, sports, infotainment, and so on across the globe. 

Reminiscing the past, there are some evergreen names that made history in their respective vocation viz; Cassius Clay p.k.a. Mohammed Ali, Michael Jackson was also known as Wacko Jacko, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Bob Marley, George Weah, Lucky Dube to mention but a few. 

Nevertheless, the demise of the aforementioned never did reduce the number of living legends but surprisingly more records were been set and broken. Without mincing words, this piece cannot enlist all living legends – reigning star but few remarkable outstanding ones are as follows; Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Adele, Usain Bolt, Novac Djokovic, Beyonce, the Kardashians, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Novac Djokovic, Serena Williams, Jackie Chan, Taraja Henson and so on. 

Above all, what makes one a reigning star is time inclined i.e. a reigning star today might be regarded as a legend tomorrow whose input can be surpassed. In other words, the reign of a star is seasonal but some memories are lifetime related while some glories fade away within a twinkle of an eye. 

Today, the current number one of female tennis Serena WILLIAMS trails her journey to remarkable 22grand slam - GREATNESS. Keep your head straight Serena. Thanks for your time.