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|Sports / Re: The Ten Most Beautiful Stadium In Nigeria by dabrake(m): 9:57pm On Dec 19, 2014|
I might be old fashioned but in my days, the plural of stadium is stadia.
I am hearing about stadiums for the first time.
|Food / Re: 5 Different Kinds Of annoying Persons You Meet When Buying Suya by dabrake(m): 8:35pm On Dec 19, 2014|
So Seun adulterated the abok1 word to mean northerner.
|Romance / Re: Nairalanders With The Most Handsome Faces by dabrake(m): 11:43pm On Dec 18, 2014|
So if one doesn't contest for Mr. Nairaland, he is not considered handsome bah?
|Romance / Re: Nairalanders With The Most Handsome Faces by dabrake(m): 10:50pm On Dec 18, 2014|
thisisayus:Alright. You selected the faces you know and those who contested for Mr. Nairaland.
Well, that's just but a few. I know many handsome dudes on this platform.
|Nairaland / General / Re: Baby Pictures Of Nairalanders! by dabrake(m): 9:11pm On Dec 16, 2014|
I am the dude there. The one by the right.
|European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Thierry Henry Retires From Professional Football. by dabrake(m): 2:38pm On Dec 16, 2014|
Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football and will join Sky Sports as a football expert and ambassador from the start of 2015.
The global sporting icon will work across Sky Sports’ unrivalled schedule of live international, European and domestic football, joining a line-up of football experts that includes Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness.
Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy Henry’s opinions and insight forged from a playing career of unparalleled success.
Henry lifted more than 35 major individual and team trophies including the World Cup and European Championship for France, the Champions League and La Liga with Barcelona, the Premier League and FA Cup at Arsenal, the French League at Monaco and the MLS Shield with the New York Red Bulls.
He was twice winner of the European Golden boot, four times winner of the English Premier League Golden Boot, five times winner of the French Player of the Year, three-time winner of the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year at Arsenal and twice winner of the PFA Players’ Player of the Year.
He is the all-time leading goalscorer in the history of both Arsenal and France. He was also an integral member of the historic Arsenal Premier League-winning ‘Invincible’ team of 2004.
Thierry Henry said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to have had an amazing playing career with many incredible memories and now I can’t wait for the next chapter to begin with Sky Sports.
"I played for some of the best teams in football and now I’m joining what I think is the best team in television. I’m looking forward to joining the guys and helping to provide Sky Sports viewers with the best possible analysis. I can’t wait.”
Sky Sports Managing Director Barney Francis commented: “The best team just got better. The addition of Thierry Henry to our team of experts will help take Sky Sports’ football coverage to the next level. He’s played on the greatest stages, with some of the greatest players, in some of the greatest teams and for the first time, viewers can enjoy his insight and opinions throughout the football season.
“Thierry also shares Sky’s passion for using sport to help inspire young people to achieve their potential. I know he’ll do a brilliant job working with Sky Academy by supporting the excellent work Sky Sports Living for Sport does across Britain and Ireland.”
Some of his selected career achievements include :
World Cup (1998)
European Championship (2000)
Champions League (2009)
European Golden Boot (2004, 2005)
Spanish League (2009, 2010)
English Premier League (2002, 2004)
FA Cup (2002, 2003, 2005)
French League (1997)
Gary Neville said: “We were blessed in this country to see Thierry playing at his peak, potentially one of the greatest players in the world and even if you supported another team you couldn’t help but enjoy watching him play. It’s always a shame when such a career comes to an end, but it’s very much Sky Sports’ gain and I look forward to working with him.”
Jamie Carragher said: “Defenders everywhere will be breathing a sigh of relief that he has hung his boots up, he was certainly the toughest opponent I ever faced and possibly the best player the Premier League has seen. I would have loved him to be on the same team as me during my playing career, I’m delighted we’re finally on the same side.”
Jamie Redknapp said: “I know from playing against Thierry how good a player he was and Sky Sports viewers are in for a treat. His game was built around incredible pace, power and finishing, not to mention the ability to read the game better than most. His views will be fascinating and I can’t wait to work alongside him.”
In a club career that spanned 20 years for Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls, Thierry scored more than 300 goals in just over 600 appearances. He also scored 51 goals for France.
He is Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer and was part of the ‘Invincibles’ side who went 49 games unbeaten in 2003/04. Henry joined Barcelona in 2007 becoming part of the Josep Guardiola side that won six major trophies in one year, a feat never achieved before, including a Spanish domestic treble and a UEFA Champions League triumph over Manchester United.
He has spent the last four seasons playing for New York Red Bulls in the MLS, lifting the Shield in 2013 and being named on the MLS All-star team in all four seasons. He made his final appearance for New York Red Bulls on Saturday November 29
This season, Sky Sports will show more football than ever before, up to 800 live matches. As well as Barclays Premier League, viewers can enjoy live coverage of European qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016, UEFA Champions League, SkyBet Football League, SPFL, Capital One Cup, La Liga, Eredivisie, Copa del Rey and Coppa Italia, Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and Sky Sports Victory Shield.
Henry joins a team that already includes former footballer David Beckham as ambassador to Sky Academy, with Jonny Wilkinson, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Darren Campbell also working across Sky Sports Living for Sport, part of Sky Academy. A free initiative open to all secondary schools across the UK and Ireland, Sky Sports Living for Sport uses sport stars and the skills learnt through sport to help build confidence and develop life skills.
Sky Academy aims to give young people in Britain and Ireland the help and opportunities they need to succeed in a changing world. Sky Academy makes the most of the strengths in media and technology within the company, as well as the passion and expertise of our people, and aims to help a million young people gain skills, experience and self-belief by 2020.
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|Politics / Re: DSS May Arrest APC's Ambode Over Criminal Conduct In Lagos by dabrake(m): 5:29pm On Dec 07, 2014|
Ymodulus:Does it mean a 'Chunkwuma', an 'Udoh' or a 'Danjuma' contest for the apex position of Lagos state executive?
I dig your school of thought but I hope you ain't hypocritical
|Politics / Re: Abike Dabiri-Erewa Says Goodbye to Politics. by dabrake(m): 5:21pm On Dec 07, 2014|
courage54:Chairman, you skipped A-thief-ku's name.
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|Fashion / Re: Nigerian Skin-Bleaching Expert Shares Pictures Of His Transformation by dabrake(m): 5:16pm On Dec 07, 2014|
|Fashion / Re: Nigerian Skin-Bleaching Expert Shares Pictures Of His Transformation by dabrake(m): 5:11pm On Dec 07, 2014|
Nairalanders swift oh.
|Education / Re: I Know 98% Will Still Fail This Simple Mathematics [see Question] by dabrake(m): 8:40pm On Dec 06, 2014|
First of all:
01 = 02
Then 02 = 05
Bros, how come?
|Politics / Re: Konduga In Borno State Under Attack? by dabrake(m): 7:18am On Dec 02, 2014|
holatin:Your kind be like . . .
|Politics / Re: Presidential Debate For APC Presidential Aspirants by dabrake(m): 10:52am On Nov 26, 2014|
If it boils down to debate, Athiefku will brush Buhari convincingly. I've been following his campaign on Facebook and believe me, he is too sound.
Unfortunately, a leopard do not change its spots. No to Athiefku.
|Politics / Re: APC Office Raid: DSS Releases List Of Recovered Items by dabrake(m): 9:52am On Nov 26, 2014|
I believe the DSS are trying to save their face with the "18 times registration" thing. Seems they realized that they goofed. They have been lying from time immemorial.
|Romance / Re: Guys Share Your Maga-rizm Experience by dabrake(m): 1:42pm On Nov 25, 2014|
snakie86:Chai!!!! The expected magaree refused to fall for the magarer. Lol. Stupeed girl.
|Romance / Re: Guys Share Your Maga-rizm Experience by dabrake(m): 10:23am On Nov 25, 2014|
. . . This shows you are an intruder"
Falls from mast.
|Romance / Re: Guys Share Your Maga-rizm Experience by dabrake(m): 12:40am On Nov 25, 2014|
Billyonaire:That face you make when you are minding your business and then you overhear someone lying.
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