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ABIOLA OJO SPORTS FESTIVAL FANTASY LEAGUE


AOSF FANTASY LEAGUE PRICES/Rules 
1) Download Line-up 11 app from your playstore or appstore.

2) Create a team of 11 players by naming the jersey icons in the app after the players you have selected, making sure you pick at least 2 players from each class which will give you 10 players and then the last player from any class of your choice. You must not exceed the transfer budget of N100million. NOTE: You must have at least 3 defenders in your team

3) Select your captain by writing the capital letter c in brackets i.e. (C), your captain gets double the overall points he gets during the tournament.

4) After this, you save your team on the app, download the image and send it to this number on Whatsapp 08033931444 with your full name and the class you are representing. Only one team per individual. Multiple entries from the sane person will be disqualified.

5) Alternatively, if wish not to download the app then you can send a message on whatsapp to the same no above, picking your team of eleven and selecting your captain.

6) If you have issues using the app send a Whatsapp message to the number to help you out so you can pick your team before the deadline.

The deadline for the submissions of entries is on the 10 of June 2017 by 11:45am. Any entry after that time will not be accepted.

The winners will be announced on the final day where they will get their medals from 1st to 3rd.
SCORING SYSTEM BY POINTS

GOAL SCORED BY A GOALKEEPER/DEFENDER: 6 POINTS

GOAL SCORED BY A MIDFIELDER: 5 POINTS

GOAL SCORED BY A FORWARD: 4 POINTS

ASSISTS: 3 POINTS

RED CARDS: -3 POINTS

YELLOW CARDS: -1 POINT

OWN GOAL: -2 POINTS

FOR TWO GOALS CONCEDED BY A GOALKEEPER OR DEFENDER: -1 POINT

CLEANSHEETS BY A GOALKEEPER OR DEFENDER: 4 POINTS

CLEANSHEETS BY A MIDFIELDER OR FORWARD: 1 POINT

PENALTY SAVE: 5 POINTS

PENALTY MISS: –2 POINTS

FOR PLAYING A FULL MATCH: 2 POINTS

FOR STARTING BUT NOT FINISHING A MATCH OR VICE VERSA: 1 POINT

BONUS POINTS FOR BEST PLAYERS IN A MATCH: 1-3 POINTS ALLOCATED TO THE TOP THREE PLAYERS IN A MATCH.

*Law Class of 2020 Football Team list* (Year 2)

*Goalkeepers*

Luqman Uqbah – N4.7m

Badmus Rasheed – N4.0m

*Defenders*

Afilaka Peace – N5.0m

Chris Nwuya – N4.5m

Fayemi Daniel Ayokunle – N5.1m

Abdulwahab Habeeb – N4.7m

Victor Damilola Adekalu – N4.8m

Uche Efeoghene – N4.6m

Daniel Onugha – N4.8m

 *Midfielders*

Alabi Khalil Adedigba – N6.0m 

Oluwafemi Salako Yusuf – N5.5m

Onyeamobi Ikenna Olufemi – N7.0m

Said Mubaraq Oluwadamilare – N4.7m

Adeosun Hameed – N4.5m

Oluwasemilore Shadare – N5.5m

Achimugu Martin – N5.0m

Enivwenaye Efemena – N5.8m

 *Forwards*

Ayodeji Dada – N10.0m

Oloyede Agbolarinwa – N4.7m

Ayeni Adebamide Ademibo – N5.1m

Sonaike Oluwapelumi Victor – N4.5m

Nwabuikwu Oluchukwu Joshua – N4.5m

SQUAD LIST FOR LAW CLASS OF 2018 (YEAR 4)

*Goalkeepers*

Raymond Sylva- Oriji – N4.5m

Ivan Martins – N5.5m

Oscar Omorodion – N4.1m

Defenders

Yode Dunmoye – N4.5m

Olamide Shobolami – N5.0m

Ekene Dike – N5.0m

Tochukwu Anosike – N6.5m

Aladegbaye Emmanuel – N5.5m

Kay Faleti – N6.5m

Akano Emmanuel – N4.6m

Giwa Ademola – N5.5m

Midfielders:

Lekan Idowu – N4.2m

Bolaji Ogalu – N6.5m

Valentine Nweke – N8.0m

Obidiaga Emmanuel – N5.5m

Mr Wale Adeosun – N4.5m

Ebuka Omerole – N5.2m

Timi Adedeji – N8.5m

Kolawole Ajayi – N7.5m

Forwards

Michael Faleye – N6.5m

Murphy Asomugha – N12.0m

Abiola Falusi – N6.0m

Richard Daniel – N4.7m

 Squad list for Law 21 male football team* (Year 1)

 *Goalkeepers*

Ezeana Gerald – N4.2m

Adeoti Fareed – N4.1m

*Defenders*

Jinadu Bummi – N4.3m

Thomas Precious – N4.4m

Kekeke Shalom – N4.3m

Akinpelu Akinyemi Akindele – N4.1m

Adeosun Adedeji – N4.2m

Adekanye Oladipo – 4.2m

Akindele Ayomide – N4.3m

Ikumelo oluwaseun Isaiah – N4.4m

*Midfielders*
Oguntokun Olaoluwa – N4.3m

Adeniran Yemi – N4.2m

Eze victor – N4.6m

Ogundare Omobobola – N5.0m

Adewakun Wale – N4.8m

*Forwards*

Tobiloba Adeniba – N4.9m

Durodola Oluwadamilola – N4.8m 

Adenigba Seun – N4.6m

Opara Chinedu – N4.5m

Iwuchucku Biillari – N5.0m

Omorosi Ayomide – N5.5m

Arotiba Timileyin – N4.6m

Augustine Martins – N4.9m
Class of 2019 squad list (Year 3)

Goalkeepers:

Alao omeiza – N5.0m

Defenders:

Balogun Damilola – N5.0m

Ojo Stephen – N4.8m

Peter Paris – N4.7m

Orji Egwu – N5.5m

 Leonard Ogboo – N5.5m

Midfielders:

John Oduoye – N7.5m

Lawrence Idowu – N8.0m

Akinsoruju Olu – N5.5m

Obende Oladele – N5.7m

Semilore Akoni – N4.3m

David Dimeji-Ajayi – N4.7m

Forwards:

Robert Odu – N11.0m

Tochukwu Ihuneze – N7.0m

Fuad Bambo – N6.0m

Victor Ikpeme – N6.2m

Adeleke Habeeb – N5.9m

Kanye Tobi – N5.5m

Niyi Adeofe

Pascal

Selim – N6.0m

Class of 2017 squad list (Year 5)

Goalkeepers:

Fikayo – N4.9m

Starshow – N4.8m

Daniel Olika – N4.3m

Defenders:

Yomi – N4.7m

Samson-Grace Isaac – N5.1m

Pelumi Obagade – N5.6m

Ibrahim Mohammed – N4.9m

Dennis – N6.1m

Mr Ajayi – N5.8m

Midfielders:

Qasim – N7.7m

Macho John Tobi – N10.5m

Ayobami Cabo – N6.9m

Tobi Olowokure Tobolos – N10.2m

Forwards:

Seyi Law – N8.4m

Martins Pablo – N7.9m

Gboyega Ahove – N5.1m

Dominic Alonge – N8.5m

Comte – N4.7m

Bafewa – N4.8m

Sydney – N4.5m

 
 

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LSS GAMES: PLAYERS TO WATCH

With the LSS games seemingly drawing closer ,we are obliged to take an indepth look into the teams as well as marquee players with the potential of making the tournament worth while .
CLASS OF 2021

Newbies to the games but certainly not lacking in confidence .The class in their first competitive match played wonderfully well,only to be hard done by a late samba penalty during this year’s novelty match against the faculty team .A team consisting of young ,determined talents and would be looking to cause an upset in this year’s games .

1.DAMILOLA

The pacy winger has been deployed by his team to play as second striker for the purpose of the games .With the ability to ghost past defenders and good hold up play in his arsenal,he would definitely be their main goal threat .Scoring on his debut for the class in the 2-1 defeat to the faculty team,he has gone on to impress .Winning the inaugural Flufa club system with Vado FC and hitting in 3 goals in as many matches .

He would definitely be a force to reckon with .

2.EZE 

Another player to anticipate is versatile defensive midfielder Eze.Although originally a defensive midfielder ,Eze can also feature in different defensive positions this he did for club side Dorchester UNITED were he played as a make shift defender for the suspended lenny ,instrumental in his team getting to the final .

The hardtackling midfielder ,whose main shortcoming is his lack of good passing range ,other than that a joy to watch.
CLASS OF 2020
A team with abundance of talent ,but however lacked productivity last year registering just a single point at the games .Would be looking to amend that broken record at this year’s games .Hoping that some certain players turn up,those players include :
1.AYODEJI DADA

The influential talisman of the class of 20′ .last year’s highest goal scorer at the competition as well as leading marksman during the FLUFA CLUB SYSTEM tournament ,although his goals couldn’t see his team through .

His strength lies in his pace,trickery,great ball control ,balance ,agility ,and especially a great eye for goal.

With over 15 goals scored in competitive matches for his class ,a player which all teams have to take note of especially the class of 17 ,whom he scored a HATTRICK against last year sealing a thrilling 3-3 draw .

Playing in a variety of positions ,either as the main striker ,the attacking midfielder or even on the wings .

However he seems to tire out easily,apart from that ,a man in fine goal scoring form.a star in the making .
2.EFEMENA 

Another player to look out for during the games is all-rounder utility player efemena.

The versatile playmaker ,One of the very few players in the faculty boasting the ability to play anywhere on the pitch if required ,but usually been deployed as a forward where he can hurt defences.

He brings the experience to the team alongside other key players ,with his industry,pace,trickery,tenacity,a good passing range and a great eye for goal ,although couldn’t find the net for his class during last year’s games also with over 10 competitive goals for the class of 20′ .

  
3.FADIGHA KHALIL

The Captain of the Law Class of 20 Football team. He is the heart and soul of the team and his passion for the game is second to none. He is known for his ability to drive forward from the Centre of the midfield and draw challenges from opponents, even though unfortunately, he has failed to find the back of the net in any of his appearances. His influential performances however, helped drive his club team, Dorchester United to the final of the FLUFA competition where they lost on penalties to Vado FC. Although not as assured of a starting place like Last year, the captain of the team will certainly feature for them this year and drive them to victory

CLASS OF 2019
The team poses a huge physical challenge to other teams as they consists on strong muscular atheletes .Nevertheless ,potential title challengers but would be needing huge starlets to be in red hot form

1.ROBERT

Arguably the best footballer in the faculty ,truly a player that has it all starting from blistering pace,amazing awareness ,great control ,trickery as well has a huge physical presence .

Nominated as the shock revelation during last year’s games ,although did not have a great tournament with his team finishing fourth with just a single sin .I.e a 3-0 hammering of the class of 20 with Robert scoring one and assisting the remaining. 

He featured for his club side MAFIA FC during the FLUFA CLUB system tournament scoring 4 times ,but was also unable to see his team through to the final .

The main target man for the class of 19 ,through him all goals come forth .

He would want to make a definite statement to the teams I’m the faculty as well the university of Lagos .

2.ID LAWRENCE 

The leader of the titanic ship that is the class of 19 .The heartbeat of the midfield of the team 

The versatile central midfielder brings the creativity and experience to the team. As well as Robert failed pull his club side through during the club system tournament and would be looking to right the wrongs at this year’s games .

3.LENNY

A thorn in the sight of every attacker that comes in contact .The centre back has formed a formidable pairing alongside Peter Paris in the heart of the defence .

Going forward he poses a massive threat with his great presence in the box and would be looking to prevent as well as notch up goals for his class team .
CLASS OF 2018
Finalists in the finals of 2015 ,and also missing out of last year’s final due to points deduction after a clash of players between the said class and the class of 19 .

However , a strong team not lacking in depth . A team that truly should be feared .
1.KAY 

Captain of the squadron .Traditionally a midfielder ,Kay also amongst the special players who can play in various positions if required .This great attribute was portrayed as he was instrumental in his club side’s title charge in the Flufa club system competition.

A tenacious midfielder ,who often tends to show his aggressive side as well as his creativity coupled with great composure .

He would need to be in red hot form if his team is to succeed in their charge for the title .
2.VARLO

Another versatile player who could be deployed anywhere on the pitch if required .

With his amazing pace and dribbling skill giving him the ability to ghost past players showcased during his club side’s title win in the club system final.

It is fair to say that varlo and Kay are both wonderful individual players but, both perform better with on another complementing the other .And they would be key to their teams hope of lifting the grand prize .
CLASS OF 2017
A class truly boasting of raw talents ,finalists in the last two tournaments but still yet to win the golden prize.This being their final year,maybe third time is the charm .

With the most experienced squad going into this year’s games ,they would be hoping that certain players can fulfill all righteousness .
1.QUASIM 

Dep.team captain for the class .Would definitely bring his A-game ,with his creativity ,strength and balance to the heart of the team’s midfield .

Missed out of the club system tournament due to injury ,hopefully returns with a bang.

His ability to spot a pass ,would be of paramount interest by all and sundry .one thing is for sure other teams better be wary of the midfield maestro

2.SEYILAW 

Storming out of the blocks would see seyilaw ,the blistering winger with abundance of speed and trickery in his arsenal .A thorn in the sight of any defender going against him.

Another winner with team Vado at this year’s FLUFA CLUB system tournament notching up 2 goals .He would want to put his decisive penalty miss of last year that handed the title to the class of 16 .Would definitely want to make amends for the error and bring home the trophy .

3.TOBI (MACHO)

Macho as he is popularly known by all .The captain of the star studded team and an embodiment of strength (c’mon look at this man ) .His awareness sets him apart from the reminder of the squad .

Once again another player with the ability to play in any position if required .Creativity and industry is key to captain fantastic and he would want to lead this team to victory this time around with one last try .
With the host of players surrounding the class of 17′ one major problem for them is going to be taking their chances when created as we all witnessed what happened in last year’s finale .
 With the quality of players on show ,this promises to be a thrilling tournament .

 #THEGAMESARECOMING
Efemena Enivwenaye

 
 

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ABIOLA OJO GAMES: TEAM BY TEAM ANALYSIS

Year 5.

Last year’s Black Panthers are probably the favourites for this year’s tournament. If they can get themselves to train that is. They got so close last year, losing on penalties to the then year 5. Seyi Law must still have nightmares about the woodwork, even his mates now call him barrister Seyi as only him seems to be called to bar
Key Players: There is a lot of quality in the side but few players are some worth mentioning. You probably know them but let me just do my job.
Tobolos– Highest scorer for the class of 17. He has been in incredible form having just scored his first the year before the last. His most potent skill is notably his dedication and sheer will. He is not one to lose the ball as he will chase it to every corner of the pitch. Let’s hope his will will will his team to victory. 

Macho– Power, Leader, Composure, snake bite that’s all. 

Quasim– the multi talented sports maestro is the silent commander on the pitch. He isn’t overly glowing on the pitch but in the shadows he orchestrates the play like the master full puppeteer. 

Seyi law for honourable mention. With a playing style that reminds you a little bit of zaha and penalty woes like zaza let’s hope he can improve and remedy his errors 

This quartet can decide the games by themselves. Skill, workrate and end product are in abundance and defences (and attacks) should beware.
Special mention to Pelumi…and Dormo.
Year 4.

Last year’s Winter Soldiers, can they bring on the heat this time around? Their classmates will hope so. They’ll want to bring the trophy back from Law School (or Pryce’s studio). With their recent history, it’ll be fun to see how they temper their anger without curbing that amazing competitive spirit that has made them so interesting.
Key Player: Kay. This fantastic piece of footballing magic is probably the faculty’s best utility player (Robert might disagree though). Rumors had it that he would have played for Southampton if not that he thought they were too small a team for him. And he wants to focus on his Law career, of course.

Special mention goes to Russell also known as Q. And Ogalu Bolaji whose twinkle toes seems to be one of the many talents that make their class a unique blend.
YEAR 3.

WAR MACHINES!!
You can practically hear Robert shouting it. The class has a lot of very good players and will be looking to go all the way to the title. Hopefully, Cannon can finally become a title winning coach.
Key Player: Robert. The only forward that is box to box. Trust me, you haven’t seen anything like this (except you watched his last game of course). Special mention to the rest of the team, his supporting cast.
They also have a new intake in the defensive midfielder Olu who seems to just be the missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle of their team. ( Well to some the team plays like they are puzzled)
Year 2.

The Class of 2020, the former antmen, are no longer strangers to the Faculty’s sporting event, which means they have no more excuses for failure. Everyone expected a stronger performance from them last year but they failed to live up to expectations. This year however they are not the same team they were last year. They have trained and improved their team for the games but will it be enough to see them crowned victors this year? We can only watch.
Key Player: Femi. The rock. The only 4. This Kante/Gattuso/Casemiro hybrid has improved from the average DM he was last year to a beast who dazzles match after match. Known for not giving up, there’s no need to dribble him because he won’t leave you alone. The Class of 20 can’t wait to get their amazing DM to work.
Special mention to Efemena, Ayo, Afilaka, Semiloore, Khalil, OMIO. Lemme kuku mention the whole team.
Year 1.

The rookies. The debutants. The new boys on the block, sorry pitch. Anyways, the Law Class of 21 are not here to play with anyone. They’re here to win. A formidable team, their strength is in teamwork (what do you expect in a team sport?) rather than individual brilliance. They’ll surely be a pleasure to watch, not play against. Robert might have something to say about that though.
Key Player: John. In an era filled with brilliant attacking players, it’s refreshing to see a defensive player like John (and Kante) take after Femi from the Law Class of 20 and put on a wonderful show for the spectators. Tackles, interceptions and the occasional goal make John a delight to watch. Attackers, beware!
Special mention to Dami and Laolu.​
#TheGamesAreComing

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Posted by on June 8, 2017 in LSS GAMES, Sports Yarn

 

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REMINDER: PROFESSOR ABIOLA OJO GAMES ANNUAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Come Friday the 9th of June 2017,the faculty of law would host it’s annual Professor Abiola Ojo sports festival press conference .The conference is going to be focusing on the tactical analysis of the various coaches on the various sports being contested .With the introduction of an Olympic themed concept .

This year’s press conference would also witness the unveiling of the unified games trophy which would be the symbol of dominance for the class with the highest number of medals ,accompanied with other trophies and medals.

This year’s competition would be tagged “CLASH OF THE TITANS “. Last year’s conference witnessed some brain racking decisions with eventual answers costing some teams ,and this year’s conference promises to be no different .

In past times,the games have been framed up on the the backbone of the hotly contested football competition ,and this year’s conference although with the introduction of the Olympic theme would probably be no different .With that been said ,the thought everyone should keep in mind is the fact that none of the contesting classes has been able to get their hands on the conveted prize at least except for the class of 21′ who for them would be the first taste of the games. The reminder would definitely go out with a point to prove as this year the stakes would be raised,no holds barred .

This year’s conference would for sure be the starting point and possibly spell the end for each and every competitor .
#9thJune2017

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SPORT REVIEW – FLUFA CLUB SYSTEM FINAL

All roads led to the Unilag Sports Centre main bowl ,for the highly anticipated FLUFA club system final .
With Dorchester United the only unbeaten side in the tournament taking on surprise package Vado FC whose road to the final was far from easy .
Earlier in the campaign Dorchester knocked five (5) goals past a helpless Vado team ,but that seemed to have sparked the resurgence in the “team of choice”. With subsequent victories over this year’s flops Skylords and favourites MAFIA FC who got knocked out on goal difference .

Before the match Dorchester forward and leading marksman Ayodeji was rumoured to be out with a nibbling knee injury . Whereas Vado also had influential midfielder Yusuf who suffered a twisted ankle ,but both players however miraculously passed the fitness test and were able to feature for their teams in this do -or- die clash .

The match kicked off amidst excitement and immediately Vado opened with a statement of intent unleashing the first attack on goal with a long throw by Tochukwu but this was acrobatically cleared by John triggering a counter attack for Dorchester which Victor should have converted after given a clear sight of goal.

Dorchester slowly began to become more involved in the game and Macho won a freekick dangerously close to the opposition box which he took but his finishing let him down as it flew high and wide.
Seyilaw then dahsed down the left flank showing his amazing pace but the Dorchester defence covered properly and conceded a corner off Yusuf ,which he took but the resulting corner was really poor as it failed to find anyone .

Vado FC embarked on another flowing move with Varlo sending a cross field ball into the box but seyilaw failed to make contact as he is well marshalled and the follow up from Vicole wayward.

Both teams seemingly had a flurry of attacks but poor decision making and lack of quality in the final third let them down .end to end stuff .
Another nice move from Vado via Kay who drove into the opposing half ,taking a shot which was well wide .

Vado won another another freekick deep in the opposition half which Kay opted to take short to Varlo who also shot waywardly.

Dorchester who had been under the stick for much of the first half finally got another counter which was subsequently wasted by Victor from close range .He also picked up a loose ball on the flank and took another wild shot over .his finishing certainly let him down .

Vicole then proceeded down the left flank before striking the ball which somehow beat Cannon in goal for Dorchester .1-0 to Vado .What a terrible mistake from the goalie.

The game was restarted and immediately Dorchester applied the pressure they seemed to have been sparked to life by that goal and Ayodeji drew the foul just outside the box,he had been unusually quiet .John took it and beat Uqbah in goal .what an equaliser ..1-1 .GAME ON!!!!!

Dorchester with renewed vigour took the game to Vado plying relentless pressure on the vadorian defence ,with a series of blocked shots by Macho and Khalil with the latter’s alleged to have struck the hand of a defender but the follow up from Victor hit the post an out for a goal kick.

The resulting goal kick was taken deep into the heart of the Dorchester defence and again Cannon made a hash of it and allowed AB poke home into the empty net .2-1 Vado..the goalie is all to blame .

Vado managed to see out the reminder of the first half .
Dorchester resumed the second stanza the same way they started the first but that all went away as both teams began to exhibit drab and poor football .Totally not we expected from a cup final .Vado however had no problem with this ,sitting on their lead .
The lacklustre second half was drawing to a close with the trophy seemingly going to Vado but John had other ideas ,as Martin who came on was brought down outside the box .John took the freekick and placed it to perfection ,forcing penalties .All square!!.

In the penalties Dorchester were first to face the penalty spot with leading scorer Ayodeji calmly striking the ball home .Advantage Dorchester .

Next up was Seyilaw he also dispatched his with ease. John then put Dorchester into the lead ,before Kay restored parity .
Martin was next and he sent Uqbah the wrong way,Vado responded with a brilliant penalty from Varlo .

Consequently ,Pelumi and Lenny all converted their spotkicks and Vado also had a response with Vicole and Tochukwu all drawing them level, sending the game into sudden death .

Then came Stephen Ojo ,the incumbent sports secretary ,lo and behold he blazed his kick way over the bar ,some zaza kinda shii there .what a waste for Dorchester and advantage Vado .Then came the time of young starlet Dami to clinch the title for his team and he calmed his nerves and ripped the ball into the back of the net.

The final whistle blew and everyone present went wild “the team of choice ” had conquered the beast .Kudos to the entire Vado team to the despair of Dorchester UNITED and Ojo Stephen who missed the decisive penalty .

Review by Efemena Enivwenaye

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Sports Yarn

 

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LSS CLUB SYSTEM

The Faculty of Law, Unilag Football Association(FLUFA), is organising
the First Edition of the Club System that would run through all the
levels in the Faculty. The tournament comprises four teams consisting
of players from the five levels.
The teams are:
1. Donchester united
2. Skylords FC
3. Vado FC and
4. Mafia FC
Players from the different levels have been drafted into different
teams to promote unity as well as to help young players gain
experience before the forthcoming pre-season games and the Professor
Abiola Ojo sports festival and also to keep the older players fit.

The tournament started on Saturday, 11th February with the following fixtures
Vado FC vs Donchester United
Mafia FC  vs Skylords FC
This promises to be one hell of a tournament.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2017 in LSS Games, Sports Yarn

 

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THE SEASON FOR TACTICAL MINDS

Another season has already begun in the English premier league which is the most exciting and most watched league in the world. Last season, we had surprise package Leicester City run away with the title, but this season I don’t  see this fairytale happening.
We have seen the addition of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte to the league for this new season in addition to the usual suspects Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino, Claudio Ranieri and Jurgen Klopp as the managerial heavyweights.
This season we shall see a shift from the players for once to the actions of these renowned managers. Two rounds of matches have been played so far. I purposely delayed this post so as to see these teams in action at least once. I must tell you I have been thrilled so far by what I have observed over the course of two weeks.
I will try and dissect the chances of these teams being coached by their respective  managers all in a bid to lift the league title come May. I will analyze my seven top teams in a descending order on who I see winning the league.
LEICESTER CITY

CURRENT POSITION: 15th

FORM: L-D

Seeing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial land in Piccadilly Circus is more likely to happen than Leicester repeating their incredible Premier League triumph, Claudio Ranieri said this on the opening day at the premier league. This just goes to show you how humble Claudio Ranieri is. Winning the league last season looks like a mistake the traditional big four would not allow to happen this year again. Claudio Ranieri first aim for the season is to get 40 points then any other thing is welcomed.


They have only lost Ngolo Kante to Chelsea so it’s pretty much the same team with new signing Ahmed Musa  and have also  tied down Kasper Scheimechel, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Danny Drinkwater to long term contacts. But there is this dilemma that comes with being a champion because everyone wants to beat you and nobody underrates you anymore, which was what cased their first loss against Hull City.  Also Kante has left a big hole in their midfield and so far neither King  or the currently injured Namplys Maendy have been able to replicate Kante’s feats.
Claudio Ranieri will need more than his pizza rewards for clean sheets and his humble and innocent stance to defend their title. I see a 7th place finish with addition of European Football to cause problems for them.

MY VERDICT: 7th

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