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TV/Movies / Re: To Think Cee C Would Win BBN Is To Have A Depraved Mind. by phoenixthefirst(m): 9:36pm On Apr 22, 2018
Thank God she didn't win.

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Sports / Re: Man City Crowned 2017-2018 Premier League Champions After Shock Man Utd Loss by phoenixthefirst(m): 11:28am On Apr 16, 2018
kyjuan99:

hmmm seeing as i have one mind not minds i never said pep couldn't win d epl
secondly if u are basing dat pep assertion on the troll joke used by d english about foreign players and coaches being able to do it on a wet night in stoke u shld know ds is 2018 and dat stoke are no longer physical as they were under pulis
Their best physicality can never trump Pep's team in its best form.
Sports / Re: Man City Crowned 2017-2018 Premier League Champions After Shock Man Utd Loss by phoenixthefirst(m): 10:21am On Apr 16, 2018
kyjuan99:

it says nothing tbh
get this correctly pep has done a great job but this is just one season
u can see the second season effect on chelsea
i never said they were world class i said they were showing potential
potential is the reason players like franny jeffers,aliadere and macheda played for arsenal and man utd
building on the potential is anoda tin
At first, it was said that he would not win the EPL. Now, it is being said that it is too early. You should make up your minds.
Sports / Re: Man City Crowned 2017-2018 Premier League Champions After Shock Man Utd Loss by phoenixthefirst(m): 7:14am On Apr 16, 2018
kyjuan99:

u called sterling and sane average?? shocked
u serious??
same sterling that was part of SAS(suarez and sturridge in liv) or sane that was already showing mad promise in the bundesliga
also nothing about players merging together was seamless cuz city finished 3rd last year
They finished third last year but have now won the EPL. What does that tell you?

Plus, I didn't know Sane and Sterling WERE world class.
Sports / Re: Man City Crowned 2017-2018 Premier League Champions After Shock Man Utd Loss by phoenixthefirst(m): 7:11am On Apr 16, 2018
Apina:

pep is a fraud undecided
Take it easy. I can see how hard it is. Easy, bro.
Sports / Re: Man City Crowned 2017-2018 Premier League Champions After Shock Man Utd Loss by phoenixthefirst(m): 6:57am On Apr 16, 2018
Reference:


I doubt that, on the principle that any prospector who cannot adapt to mitigating circumstances in his quest for excellence cannot enjoy long term success. It is good to be rigid and dogged in the pursuit of performance based on set pathways but the nature thrives on camoflague. The reason why bacteria, viruses and cancer is so successful is that it constantly mutates, changes to stay ahead of its pursuers.

Pep has stuck to a system of management comprising of players, clubs, technics and tactics that has and will increasingly become predictable. His deep seated lrgacy at Barcelona is the reason why the club hasnot been able to win the UCL for years now despite fielding some of the best players on earth. The Bayern he left is a much better outfit now and I predict they could go all the way and lift the cup.

As for Pep and City I simply cannot see them lifting the UCL except if all stars align for them and they play against a Marseille or Villareal in the final. In England what I see in Pep is what I saw in Arsene Wenger when he came to the EPL. He too was revolutionary in management, technics and tactics but his rigidity has not permitted him to enjoy the kind of long term success the more liberal Alex Ferguson was. Once the Premiership rises to the challenge of Pep it will carch up and Pep will haveno option but to buy success at any cost or move on to new grounds where they know him not like he is apt to do.

I wouldn't bet long term on him. Still not convinced.
You forgot that the Champions League can be won by any team and to show how great you are as a coach you have to consistently win your league, something Pep is set to do in the EPL.

If you consistently win your league and occasionally do the Champions League then you are great because no one team has ever won the Champions League the ways certain teams have dominated their leagues.

At first, people like you said Pep's style would be useless in the almighty EPL, but now your bias has made you dig up another excuse that he can't win the Champions League.

You compared Pep's unchanging style to viruses' mutation in order to say viruses are so successful because of their mutation but you forget that the circumstances surrounding viruses and those surrounding Pep in football might be dissimilar. Hence, your comparison might just be irrational. Be careful when you use an analogy.

What does it tell you now that Pep has won the EPL after so many EPL fans said Pep's style would not work in the EPL?

You have only succeeded in limiting Pep's chances the way too or so many EPL fans did even if they have now been shocked as Pep did not just win the EPL but won it setting a number of records, playing the style that they said even Stoke City would show would not work.

I think EPL fans who thought Pep would not succeed in the EPL should bury their heads in shame.

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Sports / Re: Man City Crowned 2017-2018 Premier League Champions After Shock Man Utd Loss by phoenixthefirst(m): 6:29pm On Apr 15, 2018
Pep is a brilliant coach.

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TV/Movies / Re: BBNaija: Cee-C's WAEC Result Hits The Internet. Real Or Fake? (Photo) by phoenixthefirst(m): 7:46pm On Apr 08, 2018
This girl is cunning. The person behind this might not be a hater, after all. She is always in the news and that's a strategy! I am not tricked by her strategies.
Sports / Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by phoenixthefirst(m): 5:53pm On Mar 31, 2018
princecemo:
Pls what time is d fight.... I can't miss did one o
I think it's 10:30pm.

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Family / Re: Things People Who Lived In Face To Face Houses Can Relate To by phoenixthefirst(m): 9:39am On Mar 31, 2018
OP, how about the girls that will forget their pants in the bathroom?

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Religion / Re: Bible Found Untouched Amid Tornado Wreckage; See Page That Was Opened (Throwback by phoenixthefirst(m): 11:25am On Feb 25, 2018
hopefulLandlord:


I find posts such as this disturbing intellectually cuz its built on assumption then defeats the assumption

for instance you said "Certain things are not mere coincidence" this means there are many things that are mere coincidence

How then do you separate mere coincidence and "not mere coincidence"?
I was reading people's comments but I must say your reasoning impresses me.

Sound and precise reasoning.

I am not taking sides in the religious arguments. I am only saying your reasoning is sound.
Sports / Re: UCL: Football Fans Fume At What Neymar Did After Madrid's Win by phoenixthefirst(m): 3:54pm On Feb 15, 2018
kolawoleibukun:
my dear talents don come and go oh. so far so good, he has not been able to depose the likes of ageing Ronaldo and messi. na when e go be? he is 25 now oh. in the next 5 years him football clock don knack oh. na this one e won take carry 5 ballon d'or?
Neymar is not 25. He is 26. Time is seriously running out on him.
Science/Technology / Re: Lion Kills Zookeeper In Kaduna (Photos) by phoenixthefirst(m): 4:26pm On Feb 08, 2018
obafemee80:
May his soul rest in peace...

Some people are born with special powers like the lion whisperer, Kevin Richardson
His relationship with the animals, however, has not been an instant one. He has known all of the lions he works with since they were cubs.
As a rule, Richardson only interacts with lions he has been with since their birth.
https://googleweblight.com/i?u=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Richardson_(zookeeper)&hl=en-NG

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Health / Re: Help! Fingernails Problem. by phoenixthefirst(m): 9:10pm On Jan 22, 2018
opera1:
Good people in the house, am having a problem with my fingernails, i don't know exactly what could have been responsible for this.

Pls anybody with a solution kindly help me out.
Thanks for your constructive response.
This thing has happened to me before. I used a drug that cured it within weeks. The name of the drug is FUNGKIK.

Romance / Re: Who Is The Most Important Family Member In Your Life by phoenixthefirst(m): 8:39am On Jan 21, 2018
My dad. I am everything I am today because of him.
Career / Re: Top 20 Nigerian CEOs And The Courses They Studied In School by phoenixthefirst(m): 10:18pm On Jan 16, 2018
prejulsuc:
Ththanks so much for this info
You're welcome.
Career / Re: Top 20 Nigerian CEOs And The Courses They Studied In School by phoenixthefirst(m): 10:17pm On Jan 16, 2018
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You're welcome.
Career / Re: Top 20 Nigerian CEOs And The Courses They Studied In School by phoenixthefirst(m): 8:55am On Jan 16, 2018
prejulsuc:
ReaReally!Pls I will want more details on this.Am interested
Schools abroad usually require applicants to take a standardized test, the GRE is an example, before they are admitted. Schools then set their required scores for admission and the required scores to be eligible for scholarship. If your application meets up with the scholarship requirements, then all or part of your school fees will be waived, monthly allowance will be given, and if you perform well after the first semester, you will be given graduate assistantship from which you will also earn money.

If you check the websites of the schools, you will see their requirements for scholarship admissions. You can do this yourself.

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Career / Re: Top 20 Nigerian CEOs And The Courses They Studied In School by phoenixthefirst(m): 4:29pm On Jan 15, 2018
prejulsuc:
Exactly my taught.How many people have the money to travel abroad to study or even go there for their master degree.Most of this people, either study abroad or went there for their master and came to Nigerian to actualised their potentials.How many of us actually have this kind of opportunity. It is well with us who desired such thing and don't have the monetary yet.
Studying abroad may be easier than you think. Did you know that some universities abroad give so much scholarship that even your flight tickets will be paid for? Zero or very small school fees, monthly allowance given, flight ticket paid for, and graduate assistantship provided.

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Sports / Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by phoenixthefirst(m): 11:09pm On Jan 14, 2018
prodiG:
Time to confirm whether Anthony Joshua truly has a glass jaw.I hope AJ wins because i want to see how he'll fare against Deontay Wilder AKA the bronze bomber.That fight will be epic grin
This one will be interesting too but I believe fighting against Wilder will be more interesting.
Sports / Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by phoenixthefirst(m): 9:14pm On Jan 14, 2018
The three-belt heavyweight unification fight between Britain's Anthony Joshua and New Zealand's Joseph Parker will take place at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on March 31 on Sky Sports Box Office, it was confirmed this morning.

Joshua and Parker agreed to put their IBF, WBA Super, IBO and WBO belts and unbeaten records on the line, putting the triumphant victor within touching distance of becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

After an intense two months of negotiation, the contest is expected to generate upwards of £35million. Parker told The Telegraph exclusively yesterday that he would "smash Joshua's glass chin".

Joshua, of course, has other ideas. “I would like to announce the official news that myself and Joseph Parker will be fighting on March 31 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It is a unification heavyweight championship fight, we all know what happened last time I was in a unification heavyweight championship fight. It was gruelling, it was interesting and we both left the ring with masses of respect.


“These fights aren’t easy because there is a lot on the line, so respect to team Parker for taking the challenge. And you know me, I love this game. I am looking forward to it, training camp is underway and before you know it March 31 will be upon us. Stay tuned for more news and I will see you all soon, God bless.”

WBO champion Parker said he was relieved the contractual negotiations had now been concluded as he could now fully concentrate on the job in hand. “Anthony Joshua is in for a huge shock,” Parker said. “A couple of months ago I heard him say ‘why should I be worried about this little kid from New Zealand’?

“Well, now he’s about to find out. And the world is about to find out whether AJ can really take a punch. My entire existence is now devoted to proving what the boxing world already knows.”

Joshua returns to the scene of his last action in the ring, where Carlos Takam became his 20th win inside the distance from his 20 professional fights, the fourth defence of his IBF crown and first of the WBA Super and IBO belts he landed in his epic, dramatic battle with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium last April.

“I'm delighted to get this fight made – it’s been a long time coming,” said Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “Champions should fight Champions and AJ continues to step up to the challenges.

“It's the first time in history that two reigning heavyweight world champions have met in Britain and it’s a classic match-up between two young, fast, undefeated belt holders and it’s going to be an explosive fight. This is another huge unification fight for Anthony as he continues to make history in the quest to become undisputed world heavyweight champion.”

Parker’s last fight was his first in England as he defended his WBO belt for the second time, outpointing Hughie Fury, cousin of former world champion Tyson Fury, in Manchester in September, moving to 24-0 with the win. The 26-year-old became New Zealand’s first heavyweight world champion when he landed the WBO strap in December 2016 against the undefeated Mexican American star Andy Ruiz in Auckland. Parker had defended the crown for the first time against giant Romanian Razvan Cojanu last May.

Parker’s promoter David Higgins paid tribute to Hearn and Matchroom Boxing for the up-front way they had handled negotiations.

“Eddie has been great to work with from day one,” Higgins said. “I know we ruffled a few feathers along the way but, as Eddie acknowledged, when you come from a small country and people perceive you as a small player, sometimes you’ve got to make a bit of noise. “New Zealand might be a tiny country on the other side of the world but it has a hugely proud sporting tradition – and a particularly strong tradition when it comes to whipping mother England.



https://www.google.com/amp/www.telegraph.co.uk/boxing/2018/01/14/anthony-joshua-vs-joseph-parker-heavyweight-fight-confirmed/amp/

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Fashion / Re: Can You Wear This Buttless Jeans? by phoenixthefirst(m): 7:07pm On Jan 13, 2018
Chikita66:
This is madness amplified.
Indeed.
Fashion / Re: Can You Wear This Buttless Jeans? by phoenixthefirst(m): 7:07pm On Jan 13, 2018
Nutase:
Yes
I hope you mean it.
Sports / Re: Barcelona Signs Philippe Coutinho From Liverpool For £142 Million by phoenixthefirst(m): 3:20am On Jan 13, 2018
Fmac:


If coutinho can stay injury free then his contributions would be massive, supplementing Barca's already effective forwards, it will also be a boost to team morale....besides as much as iniesta is a great he is also getting old and might need 1/2 rests at a point with Barca's hectic schedule
These are my predictions too.
Sports / Re: Barcelona Signs Philippe Coutinho From Liverpool For £142 Million by phoenixthefirst(m): 3:18am On Jan 13, 2018
Fmac:


Spot on...but Liverpool should have sold him in the summer, it makes more sense on their part.
I agree they should have sold him in the summer.
Fashion / Re: Can You Wear This Buttless Jeans? by phoenixthefirst(m): 3:07am On Jan 13, 2018
Missnande:
Not if I want to remain my father's child.
I don't think the buttless jeans will be accepted in Nigeria.

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Fashion / Can You Wear This Buttless Jeans? by phoenixthefirst(m): 10:53am On Jan 12, 2018
Can you wear this for any reason?

Family / Did He Cheat? by phoenixthefirst(m): 1:24pm On Jan 11, 2018
SEARCHING FOR THE LAST FAITHFUL MAN

SCENE ONE

Mayé: ...I really don't know why!

Délé: Everything is with at least a reason. Think deeply.

Mayé: It's hard to think of one. Or I'm ashamed of it.

Délé: This must be the only thing you can't fill me in.

Mayé: The cause of my depression is a lady. Beautiful, but just like my wife. Good-mannered, just like my wife. Everything she has, just like my wife's. As I try to suppress the temptation and crush the crush, I fall over and become powerless. But I must fight it.
Délé: You must fight cos you are the last faithful man.

SCENE TWO

(Mayé looking morose)

Délé: Aduńmáadán obeys me. On your instruction, I will make you know her.

Mayé: If it means death, I choose to remain faithful. Let Sango's thunder turn me to a furnace if I cheat on Títí, my sparkling angel.

Délé: You would rather be dead?
Mayé: Yes!

SCENE THREE

(Títí looks disconsolate)

Délé: Did you say you are ready to do anything to save your beloved crown?

Títí: Yes.

Délé: Let your appearance turn you to Aduńmáadán. After this, meet your husband and know him.

As Títí does this, Mayé succumbs in a series of interrupted moans.

We are therefore on a search for the last faithful man!

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Sports / Re: Barcelona Signs Philippe Coutinho From Liverpool For £142 Million by phoenixthefirst(m): 2:49pm On Jan 07, 2018
haywhy4lyf:

Thank God he can even guarantee 19 goals but what we are talking about is his contribution to the team cos we have players who could score goals in Barcelona .
Brilliant analysis.
Sports / Re: Barcelona Signs Philippe Coutinho From Liverpool For £142 Million by phoenixthefirst(m): 2:06pm On Jan 07, 2018
Chigorkizz:
but Brazilian Players Never Thrive Well At Barca.Is Either One Prblm Or The Other At The End.
It is a misconception to suggest that Brazilian players don't thrive at Barça. Ronaldinho is a Brazilian and he thrived in Barça. Neymar thrived too.

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Sports / Re: Barcelona Signs Philippe Coutinho From Liverpool For £142 Million by phoenixthefirst(m): 8:07pm On Jan 06, 2018
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Sports / Re: Barcelona Signs Philippe Coutinho From Liverpool For £142 Million by phoenixthefirst(m): 7:51pm On Jan 06, 2018
qualityovenbake:
good
A very good piece of news.

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