Category: Rants

The Özil Agenda

The Özil Agenda

February 17, 2019 By Fabian Odhiambo

There was a point towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s 22-year old reign at Arsenal that things were so dire and the future so bleak that I stopped writing about the club altogether. For some reason, that eerily feeling seems to be well and truly back even when I for one thought the good times

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Racism: Football in Black and White

December 29, 2018 By Kevin Omondi

Italians are an ‘odd’ people, at least as much as any of us are. Stereotypically, they are perceived to be unable to keep time; to be noisy, indisciplined, ‘individualistic’; they hold on too much to their children; their children are spoilt; they seemingly have this penchant for taking rules to be no more than suggestions.

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Racism: Football in Black and White
Is International Football Importanter?

Is International Football Importanter?

October 11, 2018 By Kevin Omondi

“International Football is important but club football is importanter“! Don’t agree? Go argue with the wise men behind @ASRomaEN The International break almost always feels like a break from football. There is every indication that the BuLi champion will NOT be Bayern Munich, at least if things persist, with Niko Kovac facing open apathy and

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World Cup 2018 Russia: Corruption, Politics, VA...

March 21, 2018 By Kevin Omondi

The contrast between Club and International football has never been starker in the history of the beautiful game. This round of International friendlies, albeit the last one before the 2018 World Cup in Russia couldn’t come at a worse time and only serves to extricate us from the soap opera that is Jose Mourinho at

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World Cup 2018 Russia: Corruption, Politics, VAR…
Weekend Wrap

Weekend Wrap

March 13, 2017 By Fabian Odhiambo

“…like I never left.” I know it has been a while and a long one for that matter, but for everyone’s sake can we just, I don’t know, forget about it and instead assume that mantra from Akon and the late Whitney Houston’s hit? Thank you. Onwards then. There was only ever going to be

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Betting and the club you support

January 21, 2017 By Oloo

In a recent TDO group chat, one of our members strongly declared that he’d never bet on the team he supports, ever. The said club is in the English top flight, doing rather well, with several decent wins-most of them emphatic, on the back of good performances, with a very healthy goal difference count, and

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Betting and the club you support
Football and Value for Your Money

Football and Value for Your Money

August 26, 2016 By Fabian Odhiambo

Wondering how to get the most out of your football-viewing experience this season? Worry no more, fam. Wycliffe is here and he’s got you covered. Many at times ‘play’ has always been associated with enjoyment, from the parties directly involved in process and those on the bleachers taking in the proceedings. Now that football broadcasts

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Por Que?

February 3, 2016 By Fabian Odhiambo

“I meant what I said. I hate the violence. I hate the killings. But I cannot just stand aside and let the others die for me. I will fight too. I can kill. Don’t ask me to kill.” Those words, by Miss Mary Masembuko (Whoopi Goldberg) to Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) when she found her gun

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Por Que?

Football Baby Names

October 29, 2015 By Fabian Odhiambo

Around 70% of the time whenever I’ve been asked to say my name, it has always elicited a certain degree of curiosity. I am Fabian. To the very young ones, this is a pronunciation nightmare, so bad that I’ve gotten used to just introducing myself as Fab to anybody my peer or younger. The older

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EURO – A GENIUS

September 26, 2015 By Deryl

Inside his own half, facing his own goal, he chested a weak clearance from his goalkeeper and brought the ball down right onto his feet. He then made a half-turn to his right, taking with him his marker who had closed him down immediately. We all thought he’d lose the ball right there. But in

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EURO – A GENIUS