Obi Mikel Expects Difficult Away GamesPublished: December 26, 2012
After serving a three - game ban, Nigeria international John Obi Mikel is expected to return to the Chelsea line - up on Boxing Day against Norwich in the 19th round of matches in the English Premier League.The European champions face Norwich City and Everton in their next two games. And Mikel has admitted that the awa...
Newcastle United Coach Praises SHOLA AMEOBIPublished: December 22, 2012
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has praised one - cap Nigeria international Shola Ameobi for his late winner against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.Ameobi, who made Nigeria's preliminary African Cup of Nations roster, came off the bench to score in the 81st minute, his first goal in the EPL after 18 rounds. ''I k...
MIKEL Suspended For Three GamesPublished: December 06, 2012
Nigeria international John Mikel Obi has been suspended for three matches by the English FA, and fined £60,000 following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Thursday. During the match between Chelsea and Manchester United in October, Mikel had claimed he was racially abused by the referee Mark Clatten...
GABBY AGBONLAHOR Excited About Villa YoungstersPublished: December 06, 2012
Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor is "excited" about the potential shown by some of the club's young stars."I've obviously been in quite a few different Villa teams through the years. And I'm excited about this one at the moment," the 26-year-old told the club's official website."It's an improving team. I feel we ...
West Brom Seeking ODEMWINGIE's ReplacementPublished: December 01, 2012
West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke admits he's in the market for a new striker.Chelsea are ready to recall Romelu Lukaku from his Baggies loan and with fellow striker Peter Odemwingie set to play for Nigeria at the African Nations Cup in January, Clarke is desperately considering back-up options.Tribalfootball...
ODEMWINGIE Fires BlanksPublished: November 24, 2012
Peter Odemwingie was in action for West Brom when they trashed Sunderland 4-2 at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.Odemwingie, who scored the winning goal last weekend against Chelsea, could not find the back of the net in his fifth meetingagainst The Black Cats, having scored 4 goals in his previous four matches.With t...
Teenage Sensation UCHE IKPEAZU Bags Second Hat - Trick Of The SeasonPublished: November 24, 2012
Anglo - Nigerian teenage sensation Uche Ikpeazu bagged his second hat - trick of the season against Blackburn Rovers (6 - 1) on Saturday in an Under 18 Premier League fixture.17 - year - old Ikpeazu shared his thoughts on his three goals, and the secret behind his blistering start to the season.''Working hard eve...
ODEMWINGIE Targets Top Four FinishPublished: November 24, 2012
West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie says fans shouldn't write off a top four tilt this season.Odemwingie laughs like everyone else when asked if West Brom can qualify for the Champions League this season.But then he remembers how people did the same when he joined French club Lille eight years ago and turned ...
MIKEL Charged With MisconductPublished: November 22, 2012
The Football Association has cleared referee Mark Clattenburg of using "inappropriate language" towards Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, reports BBC Sport.The FA have decided there is “no case to answer” over the allegation the referee said “shut up you *****” to midfielder John Obi Mikel.An F...
Rafa Benitez To Coach MIKEL,MOSESPublished: November 22, 2012
London club Chelsea FC, who have on their payroll two Nigeria internationals John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses, have appointed former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez as interim manager until the end of the season, having been unable to get their number one target Pep Guardiola.Chelsea informed in a statement on the offici...
ODEMWINGIE Accepts Squad Rotation PolicyPublished: November 21, 2012
Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie has accepted in good faith manager Steve Clarke's squad rotation policy. The West Brom attacker was left out of the starting line-up in the penultimate round of games against Wigan Athletic on November 11 despite being on the score-sheet five days earlier in the 2 -0 victory over ...
MIKEL Blames Team For Defensive FrailtiesPublished: November 21, 2012
After losing 0 - 3 to Juventus on Tuesday night, Chelsea could be the first defending champion to fail to progress to the knock out rounds of the UEFA Champions League since Steaua Bucuresti, Romania.Nigeria international John Obi Mikel has blamed the side for the defensive frailties exhibited against the Italian champ...
AGBONLAHOR Happy At Aston VillaPublished: November 21, 2012
Aston Villa ace Gabby Agbonlahor says he's happy at Aston Villa.The striker has won over new Villa boss Paul Lambert and doesn't imagine himself moving away.The Anglo - Nigerian forward was quoted as saying by Tribalfootball.com: "I understand that Gareth Barry and James Milner opted for a new challenge. For me it's di...
ODEMWINGIE Nets Fourth Of The SeasonPublished: November 19, 2012
Super Eagles and West Brom forward Peter Osaze Odemwingie was in blistering form for his team when they recorded a surprise 2-1 win over reigning European champions Chelsea this past weekend . The Baggies took the lead when Shane Long put the home team ahead in the tenth minute of the game, and ...
MOYES Pleased With VICTOR ANICHEBE, VAUGHANPublished: November 13, 2012
Everton boss David Moyes admits the emergence of James Vaughan and Victor Anichebe was one of last season's biggest positives.The academy graduates were key factors in the club's qualification for next season's UEFA Cup after cementing places in the first-team squad.Moyes told EvertonTV: "It has been a great boost to b...
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