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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Danielnino00(m): 8:49pm On Feb 14
andrewbaba44:


Bros which news nah

Abeg update me

Okay mancity banned from champions league

Chief Enemy of progress Daniel will be more happy

He hate guardiola with all his heart

Was suprised he listed him as one of the best coach recently in his arguement

I am sure he forgot that’s why

Why do you behave so uncouth all the time ?

Firstly define "enemy of progress " in relation to whatever I have posted on this thread .
Secondly explain how I hate Guardiola with all my heart. What has Guardiola done to offend me that I'll hate him with all my heart ?
Thirdly am I the one that handed Man City the ban ?

Why do u take so much pleasure in attacking me unnecessarily and using hate languages on me?
Have u meet me somewhere before ?

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by AndSunGorilla: 9:03pm On Feb 14
Danielnino00:


Tobi Amusan .. Ese Brume... Odunayo Adekuroye... Blessing Oburududu...

I can bet my balls that at least one of them will deliver a medal at the Olympics...

Abeg go and sow your oats now just in case?
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheSuperNerd(m): 9:27pm On Feb 14
Azubuike eventually came on in the 72nd min and his side beat Besiktas 1-0.

Cyriel and Heracles Currently losing 1-0 vs VVV Venlo after 68mins.


TheSuperNerd:
Dutch Eredivisie top scorer, Cyriel Dessers starts as usual for Heracles Almelo away at VVV Venlo in the league.

Game kicks off in 1 hour.


Azubuike Okechukwu sits on the bench as his side Istanbul Basaksehir are currently playing 0-0 with Besiktas in a Turkish Super Lig game. It is half time at the time of this report.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by isan(m): 9:47pm On Feb 14
Vandrezzer fc reception..... this is the first time I'm seeing a Nigerian club reception have ever see anyone ? Share your experience

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by tbaba1234: 9:53pm On Feb 14
isan:
Vandrezzer fc reception..... this is the first time I'm seeing a Nigerian club reception have ever see anyone ? Share your experience

Impressive set-up

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by tbaba1234: 10:02pm On Feb 14
Question: With Mancity banned, does the champions league place go to the 5th place side?
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by slimthugchimee2(m): 10:58pm On Feb 14
So at the very end, brandon never bothered to put iheanacho
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Subzero047: 10:59pm On Feb 14
tbaba1234:
Question: With Mancity banned, does the champions league place go to the 5th place side?

Yes
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by maidaboi(m): 11:03pm On Feb 14
slimthugchimee2:
So at the very end, brandon never bothered to put iheanacho
he better move if offer comes
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheGoodJoe(m): 11:29pm On Feb 14
TheSuperNerd:
Andrewbaba44 and TheGoodJoe right now on hearing this news....

City fan posted this (he didn’t write it);

Once upon a time, there was a really prestigious football tournament called the European Cup, which was based on sporting excellence. It brought together outstanding teams from across the continent. To qualify teams first had to prove themselves by winning their own league, this truly was a competition for champions.

With the glory though also came the opportunity for great wealth & eventually the principal of sporting excellence was overtaken by greed. The self-appointed elite of the time "the European Royalty" decided they wanted a greater share of the spoils & they wanted it guaranteed regardless of their performance!

The grubby little cartel (later known as the G14) threatened to break away & form their own Super League, unless everyone else agreed to their demands! Feeling they had little choice, UEFA caved in & the"Champions" League was born.

At the heart of this self-serving little cartel were 3 English clubs (Man United, Liverpool & Arsenal) & coincidentally the format of the new competition granted 3 places to English teams. It also changed from a straight knockout format to an initial group stage. So now not only could they still qualify by only finishing 2nd or 3rd in the Premier League, they were also guaranteed at least 6 lucrative fixtures each season.

BOOM! The money started rolling in & the big 3 got fatter, as they disappeared over the horizon, leaving the rest of the league with little chance of ever challenging their increasing financial dominance!

Then out of the blue, a wealthy Russian Oligarch, Roman Abramovich, rolled into town to bankroll Chelsea & gatecrash the party! With the gravy train now under threat, the greedy little 3some convinced UEFA to increase the English allocation to 4 places! Phew disaster averted, onwards & upwards, no harm done...

That was until the "evil" Sheikh Mansour bought Manchester City with his unlimited "dirty oil money!"!

Now with UEFA unable or unwilling to accommodate this latest unwelcome guest at the top table, a new strategy was required to preserve the dominance of the established elite. Without further a do, the "Financial Fair Play" was conceived!

This had little to do with "fair play", turning a blind eye to debt ridden clubs & owners that systematically drained money out of the game! It was solely designed to stop wealthy owners investing in clubs & making them competitive; thus ensuring the lazy established elite remained unchallenged.

Undeterred by the bogus nature of these new constraints targeted at them & any future investors, Manchester City embarked on transforming the club, with initial investment to break the cartel & putting top quality people in place, off the field as well as on it.

In addition to breaking all records on the pitch, the club has now achieved commercial sustainability & delivered 4 years of profit. The club is now independently valued at over £2B (reportedly outstripping all the Premier League old-guard). This has shown a huge return on Sheikh Mansour's £1.2B investment & dispelling the lie of "financial doping".

So what do the owners of the established "European Royalty" do now? Up their game? Risk their own money to meet the challenge? No! They utilise their stooges in the media to try & discredit City's achievements & demand UEFA do "something" to derail Citys' progress!

Manchester City FC -
Centurions
Fourmidables
Champions of England (again)
FA Cup holders
League Cup holders
The best ran football club in the world!

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by CoolJulian: 7:42am On Feb 15
isan:
Vandrezzer fc reception..... this is the first time I'm seeing a Nigerian club reception have ever see anyone ? Share your experience

Wow! Dem try!
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Bolowolowo: 8:04am On Feb 15
Osigwe picks up his 8th clean sheet of the season
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by tbaba1234: 8:47am On Feb 15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt9ADG2fhw4

Onuachu's goal. Maybe the super eagles do not play to Onuachu's strength. We do not cross the ball often enough.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Sportilitica: 11:06am On Feb 15
tbaba1234:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt9ADG2fhw4

Onuachu's goal. Maybe the super eagles do not play to Onuachu's strength. We do not cross the ball often enough.
I said this long ago, we don't really have wingers that cross the ball.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Sportilitica: 11:16am On Feb 15
tbaba1234:
Puzzling Yobo appointment is Nigeria Football Federation at its absolute worst

By Solace Chukwu.


The decision to appoint the former Eagles captain as the assistant national team coach is difficult to understand, as he has nothing to recommend him


For many, the appointment of former Nigeriainternational Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the Super Eagles came entirely out of the blue.

To begin with, if there had been any suggestion of uncertainty in the technical crew of the national team, it surrounded the contract of coach Gernot Rohr, over which there has been no end of speculation.

Instead, it is Imama Amapakabo who finds himself kicked to the curb, ostensibly for his failures in the WAFU Cup, African Nations Championship qualifiers and U-23 Africa Cup of Nations last year (even though the statement released by the Nigeria Football Federation did not explicitly state this, one can infer).

The former Enugu Rangers NPFL title-winning coach fulfilled some important functions within the backroom set-up, including but not limited to opposition scouting and match analysis.

This is the brief that Yobo, one of only three Nigeria internationals with a century of playing caps, will step into.

Quite how one is to digest and evaluate this decision is unclear.

To begin with, a conspiracy theory.

At the start of the year, Nigeria football legend Segun Odegbami pitched an idea that was so out of left-field that it was immediately laughed off by stakeholders in the country’s football polity.

In a rousing treatise, he put forth the case that, contrary to the popular view, Rohr’s time in charge of the Super Eagles had been underwhelming. Via an allusion that his status as a European was in some way responsible for his perceived underperformance, Odegbami called for the appointment of a Nigerian to the position “in two years’ time”, specifically one with experience of football at the highest level.

His choice? You guessed it: Joseph Yobo.

Resist the temptation to chalk it all up to coincidence. Remember, it’s conspiracy time. There are two possibilities here. It is either Odegbami had inside information of this plan beforehand and was tasked to prepare a soft-ish landing (a case of predictive programming if ever there was one), or the NFF have acted on his recommendation.

If the former, then there is clearly some intrigue afoot of which we are as yet unaware, and only time will reveal. If the latter, then one wonders whether they actually read the entire text of the treatise by the one also known as 'Mathematical'. It is chock full of contradictions and raises some very glaring red flags.

To begin with, there is the elephant in the room: Yobo presently holds no coaching qualifications or badges.

For that matter, even though the former Marseille and Everton man has declared himself “super excited”, there had been little to even indicate he was interested in coaching; there have been positions advertised in the national U-17 and U-20 set-ups, but he did not throw his hat in the ring for any of them.

By Odegbami’s own admission back in January, he did “not even know if the great Nigerian football hero is interested in coaching, or if he has acquired a coaching licence”. What then was that recommendation, and this decision, based on?

If all Yobo has going for him is experience of a top-level European league during his playing career, then why has he been appointed to the position ahead of, say, Yakubu Aiyegbeni?

What is it that sets Yobo apart, that marks him out as ahead of his contemporaries for such an exalted position?

Some have insisted it is a role in which he can learn the ropes of coaching in a hands-on fashion, while also claiming coaching badges are not a prerequisite. It is an odd rationalization; again, if the idea is that anyone can learn on the job, then why did it have to be Yobo?

Also, he is coming in to replace an actual certified coach with experience who has won a title in his career and carried out very specialist functions.

Is Yobo simply going to fly by the seat of his pants when a scouting report needs to be prepared?

Sure, he has done punditry, but there is a big difference between that sort of analysis, which is quite surface level, and the type that can actually improve a team’s processes.

There is, of course, the possibility that the former Nigeria captain could go on to make a marvellously intuitive coach, and take to the role like a duck to water. It has been done before.

It is also entirely possible that he is completely unfit and incompetent in the role, and falls flat on his face.

To only account for the positive outcome is delusional in the utmost, especially in a situation like this when nothing whatsoever is known of Yobo in a coaching capacity or environment. A high-wire trapeze act is also possible.

It has been done before, but you don’t volunteer to do it simply on that basis, or you might break your neck. That’s also possible.

As it stands, Nigeria is a sacking or incapacity away from having an ex-international who has never coached a day in his life or even undergone basic training take charge of the senior national team on an interim basis. The mind fairly boggles at the thought process behind this decision, and the dangerous precedent it could set for the future.


Yobo sha!!! SMH...
National team coaching staff is not for learners. Lets be truthful to ourselves, it is just shocking. Those who are clamouring for him should not also complain when thry throw on an unknown player with no statistics into the team. Let me ask, what if doing a tournament or suddenly Rohr resigns, is it Yobo that we expect to take over the super EAGLES!!! So so sad..
Time has a way of sorting things out.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by AIG07: 11:28am On Feb 15
Sportilitica:

I said this long ago, we don't really have wingers that cross the ball.
or perhaps, we don't have strikers that can efficiently utilize long balls and crosses. This Same Onuachu won zero aeriel duel in his last two outing for the super eagles.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by AIG07: 11:37am On Feb 15
Sportilitica:

Yobo sha!!! SMH...
National team coaching staff is not for learners. Lets be truthful to ourselves, it is just shocking. Those who are clamouring for him should not also complain when thry throw on an unknown player with no statistics into the team.Let me ask, what if doing a tournament or suddenly Rohr resigns, is it Yobo that we expect to take over the super EAGLES!!! So so sad..
Time has a way of sorting things out.
hmmmm... cry
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by enomakos(m): 1:19pm On Feb 15
Eizzy003:

Vandresser FC is the most organized team in Nigeria though the play in the second division.
If the succeed in getting promotion, they will set a standard for other teams to follow.
I have been following them ever since they started
who owns this club?
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Sportilitica: 1:32pm On Feb 15
AIG07:
or perhaps, we don't have strikers that can efficiently utilize long balls and crosses. This Same Onuachu won zero aeriel duel in his last two outing for the super eagles.
We actually do but we don't cross the ball
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheSuperNerd(m): 2:02pm On Feb 15
Actually we do cross the ball. Osimhen vs Brazil. Osimhen vs Benin. Aribo vs Ukraine. Osimhen vs Ukraine. And a couple more.

Osimhen have had a couple of aerial strikes on target for us showing that we do cross the ball sometimes.

I remember Onuachu also had some crosses fed to him at the Afcon when he was in action but he didn't take it. He had just one on target.

Sportilitica:

We actually do but we don't cross the ball

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheSuperNerd(m): 2:04pm On Feb 15
Semi Ajayi starts for West Brom against Nottingham Forest in the English Championship. They look to extend their lead over closest rivals, Leeds Utd.

Game is on and it's goalless after 30mins.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheSuperNerd(m): 2:11pm On Feb 15
Simy Nwankwo starts for Crotone away at Juve Stabia in the Serie B. His side are currently sitting second in the league after 23 games and that's one of the two automotic promotion slots to the Serie A.

Game starts in 49mins.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Bolowolowo: 2:20pm On Feb 15
Just checked Vandrezzer’s Insta...

They sent their coach to watch a Man City game so he could study Guardiola. They also offer premium season tickets (includes food catering) and are giving a major facelift to their stadium.

They are indeed setting the standard.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheSuperNerd(m): 2:30pm On Feb 15
Jamilu Collins start for Paderborn vs Hertha Berlin SC in the Bundesliga.

Game kicks off in 1 hour.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by nelszx: 2:31pm On Feb 15
Bolowolowo:
Just checked Vandrezzer’s Insta...

They sent their coach to watch a Man City game so he could study Guardiola. They also offer premium season tickets (includes food catering) and are giving a major facelift to their stadium.

They are indeed setting the standard.
They should really work on that turf
It's like playing on sand
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by Icon4s(m): 2:56pm On Feb 15
safarigirl:
Being a good analyst, doesn't make you a good coach

We saw that with Henry and Oliseh

Being the assistant coach automatically makes him in charge of the CHAN and U23 teams. We dey watch grin

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by lakesidepapa(m): 3:05pm On Feb 15
Bolowolowo:
Just checked Vandrezzer’s Insta...

They sent their coach to watch a Man City game so he could study Guardiola. They also offer premium season tickets (includes food catering) and are giving a major facelift to their stadium.

They are indeed setting the standard.



I hope others follow
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheSuperNerd(m): 3:15pm On Feb 15
Etebo returns

Oghenekaro Etebo starts for Getafe vs FC Barcelona.

Game kicks off in 45mins.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheSuperNerd(m): 3:20pm On Feb 15
Balogun Starts

Leon Balogun starts for Wigan away at Cardiff City in the English Championship. Game kicks off in 40mins.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by AIG07: 3:21pm On Feb 15
safarigirl:
Being a good analyst, doesn't make you a good coach

We saw that with Henry and Oliseh
Sunday was a good coach. Though a poor manager.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheSuperNerd(m): 3:29pm On Feb 15
Josh Onomah starts for Fulham vs Barnsley in the English Championship.

Ebere Eze and Bright Osayi Samuel start for QPR vs Stoke in the English Championship.

Both games start in 31 mins.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: The Dawn Of A New Era, AFCON 2021 And Qatar 2022 by TheSuperNerd(m): 3:31pm On Feb 15
Osaze Urhoghide and Dom Iorfa Jnr both start for Sheffield Wednesday as RB and CB respectively in the English Championship vs Reading FC.

Ovie Ejaria starts for Reading and will play behind the striker.

Game kicks off in 29mins.

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