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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by goldfish80(m): 1:43pm On May 29, 2018
Mujtahida:

No big names there na. Abi Agu, Ogu, Agbo, Onazi, Etebo are now big names? Only Ndidi and Joel have big names.

This Nwakali dey do una fantasy something ooo.

But I really don't know why we have so many DM in the team.

It should have been 3 creative players and 3 destructive players.

Once Mikel is out we are likely out. Somebody said here that our WC will go as far as Mikel can go.

Those guys are big names in Nigeria football. They make the back pages of Nigerian dailies. I'm talking about those who don't get as much coverage as those guys. The unknowns. Therein lies your creative midfielders, I dont know why but it is very difficult for top European clubs to sign attacking midfielders from Africa. They prefer signing and developing centre backs and DMs from Africa.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Mujtahida: 1:46pm On May 29, 2018
goldfish80:


Those guys are big names in Nigeria football. They make the back pages of Nigerian dailies. I'm talking about those who don't get as much coverage as those guys. The unknowns. Therein lies your creative midfielders, I dont know why but it is very difficult for top European clubs to sign attacking midfielders from Africa. They prefer signing and developing centre backs and DMs from Africa.
And our dear AM was a DM at Chelsea for 11 years

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by goldfish80(m): 1:50pm On May 29, 2018
Mujtahida:

And our dear AM was a DM at Chelsea for 11 years

This is exactly what I mean. Even Kwado Asamoah was turned to a left-back. He used to be a very good attacking midfielder.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by kennysville(m): 1:52pm On May 29, 2018
Regardless of what happens at the world cup....


We know that:

1. Gernot Rohr is a coach that upholds loyalty as his motto
2. The 2018 world cup list is based firstly on Loyalty and then performance.
3. Post world cup is gonna be interesting because there wont be hiding place for the gaffer. He is currently spoiled for choice now
4. Future is bright if we are able to get a right blend of players without sentiments attached

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Oasis007(m): 1:55pm On May 29, 2018
The Match should have been played in Uyo..... that's all I've got to say. I really can't blame the lackadaisical Performances of most of the Players, coz playing on a grazing Field is an arduous Task.

Though Joel was poor, so was Iheanacho and Co as well. Rohr shouldn't cut the List yet, he should rather wait till after Wembley Showdown.

I wanna see Joel, Agu, Simmy, Aina, Lokosa and perhaps Ajiboye for the last time, then we can come to fair Conclusions on possible Players to make the List. Had the Match played at GAIS in Uyo, it would have been easy for Rohr to decide the 25-Man List.

No Player(s) has been officially dropped, all the Names People are reeling out are simply Speculations.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Certitude(m): 1:55pm On May 29, 2018
somehow:


BTW, cant some of the DMs play CD?

If we have like 1 or 2 that can play CD if need be, then we should take fewer CBs.

Another option: Do we have CBs that can play DM?

Shehu is DM but can play RB. I would want us to have more attacking minded players than defence becaude goals win games and not defending.
All this funny posts of defence not winning you games.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Mujtahida: 1:55pm On May 29, 2018
goldfish80:


This is exactly what I mean. Even Kwado Asamoah was turned to a left-back. He used to be a very good attacking midfielder.
It makes us short in that department. Nigeria plays attacking football. I'm not happy that this team is predominantly described as a counter attacking team.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Mujtahida: 1:57pm On May 29, 2018
Lorazepam:

The video quality chei cry
I nearly blind looking at that clip.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by OMANBALA1: 2:00pm On May 29, 2018
Oasis007:
The Match should have been played in Uyo..... that's all I've got to say. I really can't blame the lackadaisical Performances of most of the Players, coz playing on a grazing Field is an arduous Task.

Though Joel was poor, so was Iheanacho and Co as well. Rohr shouldn't cut the List yet, he should rather wait till after Wembley Showdown.

I wanna see Joel, Agu, Simmy and Lokosa and perhaps Ajiboye for the last time, then we can come to fair Conclusions on either of Players. Had the Match played at Uyo, it would have been easy for Rohr to decide the 25-Man List.

No Player(s) has been officially dropped, all the Names People are reeling out are simply Speculations.

Don't act like you didn't know there were players that were bound to be dropped wether they shine or not except injury happens to the regulars. Lokosa ,Eze,Ajiboye were never gonna make the team to Russia.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by asha80(m): 2:01pm On May 29, 2018
daveP:
I Lipread him saying "why aren't you guys warming up?" Ighalo and co were reluctant actually, but he frowned and they stood up reluctantly as well.
you can read lips? I wish I am good at that

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by forgiveness: 2:02pm On May 29, 2018
safarigirl:
what is Martins? Injured Martins? Is that who Rohr should have given a chance?

Are you serious? Can you say that if Martins was fit, Rohr wouldn't have called him up same way he called up Simy and Lokosa as reward for good performance?

You too dey yarn opata


So, when he was fit, why didn't he try him?

Dey lie dey go say Rohr gave those two players chance.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by kennysville(m): 2:03pm On May 29, 2018
MetalJigsaw:
Ezeji: Simy Nwankwo, Lokosa Should Make Eagles World Cup Squad
May 28, 2018 10:46 pm

Former Nigeria striker Victor Ezeji has urged Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to include Crotone striker Simeone Nwankwo amd Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) top scorer Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars in his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Both Nwankwo, also known as Simy, and Lokosa made their debuts for the Super Eagles in their 1-1 draw against Democratic Republic of Congo in a friendly on Monday in Port Harcourt.

The two debutants gave a good account of themselves, especially Nwankwo who went close on several occasions and hit the post but was unlucky not to score.

Speaking as a pundit on SuperSport, Ezeji, who played for Sharks, Dolphins, Enyimba, Eagles Cement during his 20-year playing career, posited that Nwankwo would be a very good option to have in attack alongside Odion Ighalo.

“Simeone keeps the ball, attacks the ball and shows a lot of qualities. Odion Ighalo cannot do it all alone,” Ezeji said.

“I know a a good striker when I see one. So for me Simeon should be in Russia.

“For Junior, he can also make the squad to Russia although he is still growing. He is young and may not have the experience but with his performance against Congo, he can be considered.”

Up next for the Eagles is another friendly against 2018 World Cup-bound England in Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 2.


https://www.completesportsnigeria.com/ezeji-simy-nwankwo-lokosa-should-make-eagles-world-cup-squad/

Elénu méjì (double mouthed clown) .... At half time he wasnt sold on Simmy ... leaning more towards Lokosa. All we needed to see was that Simmy shot that rattled the crossbar like Yekini against Ahmed Shoubeir in 94 afcon for us to know the guy is a real deal.

He was even clamouring for a different 9 for the 2nd half

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by OMANBALA1: 2:04pm On May 29, 2018
Mujtahida:

I nearly blind looking at that clip.

That pitch they played in and video quality of the match just further highlight the shamelessness of Nigerian Football Federation. If I was the President disciplinary action must be taken. That was unacceptable in all grounds...I was enraged by the whole nonsense
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Joebie: 2:05pm On May 29, 2018
Victor Moses. Really, it’s not just one or two players. We need the right combinations. So far we’ve Had test games. we need to use our last two friendlies to see if our team is still in shape with all the regulars playing. Moses Simon will be missed at the WC.

Mujtahida:

Which of the Moses? If it is Vicmo he was the one that destroyed Cameroun, with S. Moses adding his own blows. That was our best match of the WCQ.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Oasis007(m): 2:07pm On May 29, 2018
If you are a GOtv Subscriber, tune in to SS Select 2 and see the Difference between a standard Field and a grazing Field.

What makes the Game so interesting is the State of the Stadium. Cameras were positioned at the appropriate Corners for standard Coverage.

Eagles should never play any Match in Portharcourt except the Pitch is fixed. I expect Ambode to do a world-class turnaround on National Stadium at Surulere before 2020.

He's definitely gonna renovate the Stadium to becoming even a tourist Attractions to the World. Lagosians gonna be enjoying Eagles play live in Lagos very soon.

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Joebie: 2:09pm On May 29, 2018
Disciplinary action against who? Wike brought that game to PH, and Pinnick obliged without monitoring the progress of whatever was done to the pitch. An inspection should have been done 2 weeks prior to ascertain it’s state, before taking a final decision on the venue




OMANBALA1:


That pitch they played in and video quality of the match just further highlight the shamelessness of Nigerian Football Federation. If I was the President disciplinary action must be taken. That was unacceptable in all grounds...I was enraged by the whole nonsense
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by forgiveness: 2:09pm On May 29, 2018
maidaboi:
ajagun did well but they will rather be calling nwakali nawa for this thread


Hahahahahaha! Here Ajagun name is abomination but Nwakali na god for here. undecided

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Oasis007(m): 2:10pm On May 29, 2018
OMANBALA1:


Don't act like you didn't know there were players that were bound to be dropped wether they shine or not except injury happens to the regulars. Lokosa ,Eze,Ajiboye were never gonna make the team to Russia.


Apparently Eze, Lokosa and Ajiboye have slim chances respectively of making the List, but anything can happen still. I can't rule them out completely yet, coz I ain't part of the Coaching Crew.

Whoever makes the List is fine by me. All I wanna see is my darling Eagles soaring higher in Russia.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Joebie: 2:11pm On May 29, 2018
Ajagun’s name has always been on this thread.. Far more mentions than Nwakali. But does your opinion or ours change what Rohr does? Where is Agbo now?

forgiveness:


Hahahahahaha! Here Ajagun name is abomination but Nwakali na god for here. undecided

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Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by AIG07: 2:12pm On May 29, 2018
tbaba1234:
Dele Ajiboye
Stephen Eze
Uche Agbo
Daddy Moses Simon
Junior Lokosa.

Dropped...

No surprises!!

2 to go..
If this true, then Rohr is planning to stick with the core member of the team. But Lokosa's performance yesterday was enough to take him to London. Well the coach knows more than we do
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Joebie: 2:13pm On May 29, 2018
I thought they have already been dropped. Abi na rumor?

Oasis007:



Apparently Eze, Lokosa and Ajiboye have slim chances respectively of making the List, but anything can happen still. I can't rule them out completely yet, coz I ain't part of the Coaching Crew.

Whoever makes the List is fine by me. All I wanna see is my darling Eagles soaring higher in Russia.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by OMANBALA1: 2:15pm On May 29, 2018
Joebie:
Disciplinary action against who? Wike brought that game to PH, and Pinnick obliged without monitoring the progress of whatever was done to the pitch. An inspection should have been done 2 weeks prior to ascertain it’s state, before taking a final decision on the venue





Then Pinnick should get a suspension. That pitch is an embarrassment to the whole nation and that is because somebody didn't do their job.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by AIG07: 2:19pm On May 29, 2018
daveP:
who else noticed when Rohr shouted at his bench that they should be warming up instead of sitting and watching? Those players thought they won't feature in the match cos they felt big already@Ighalo and controls. Lol


I'd love a player like Bale.... Fuming at being on the bench and then come on and outshine the perceived oga nla that's is flopping.
i wanted to ask why Rohr was shouting at his bench. But sleep no gree me ask. Well if this is the reason, the players need to gear up attitude wise.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Joebie: 2:19pm On May 29, 2018
Won’t take anything away from his other successes. But on this one, he showed poor judgement

OMANBALA1:


Then Pinnick should get a suspension. That pitch is an embarrassment to the whole nation and that is because somebody didn't do their job.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by elyte89: 2:20pm On May 29, 2018
OMANBALA1:
There are forumites whose prayers is for the team to fail because Ajagun, Kayode and Obafemi was not invited...And that to me is very wicked.


Mention names bro grin grin grin,...if not ur claim is just a mere allegation
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by forgiveness: 2:21pm On May 29, 2018
safarigirl:
he gave Nwakaeme a chance, 75 minutes of it. He gave Kayode a chance, at least twenty minutes of it.

It took Simy 11 minutes to show what he's made of. Rohr realizes he hasn't seen a striker that was so threatening, many fans agree with him, so, he certainly cannot be wrong

How can he see striker that is more threatening if he doesn't give them chance?
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by forgiveness: 2:23pm On May 29, 2018
elyte89:



Mention names bro grin grin grin,...if not ur claim is just a mere allegation

You dey mind the guy!? Why e no tell dat to those clamouring for the inclusion of Nwakali?

Abi e no dey see road? grin
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by goldfish80(m): 2:24pm On May 29, 2018
Mujtahida:

It makes us short in that department. Nigeria plays attacking football. I'm not happy that this team is predominantly described as a counter attacking team.

This is where the NFF's technical committee comes in. It is their job to hire a coach whose style and philosophy is consistent with the Nigerian tradition (I'm not indicting Rohr yet).
One of the reasons Arsenal hired Emery came with the caviar he will play the Arsenal way. Jose Mourinho lost his job at Madrid when he played negative football which was against the traditions of Real. He could loose his job at Manchester because of this same reason.
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by forgiveness: 2:25pm On May 29, 2018
Joebie:
Ajagun’s name has always been on this thread.. Far more mentions than Nwakali. But does your opinion or ours change what Rohr does? Where is Agbo now?



Does it change the fact that at the mention of Ajagun, people see abomination but Nwakali na god?
Re: "The Super Eagles Thread: Russia 2018, AFCON 2019 And The Dawn Of A New Era". by Joebie: 2:25pm On May 29, 2018
Not limited to those players na. In fact any player they think wasnt given a fair chance. And that still is wicked

OMANBALA1:
There are forumites whose prayers is for the team to fail because Ajagun, Kayode and Obafemi was not invited...And that to me is very wicked.

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