IceQueen's Blog (4)

Did we just dodge a bullet…?

…I get the feeling we did!





For the past 30 days or so, Nigerians were engaged a battle of succession. No, I’m not talking about Amodu’s successor, but President Yar’adua’s! It was a battle that forced ALL Nigerians to take sides and ensured…

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Added by IceQueen on February 11, 2010 at 11:23pm — 2 Comments

Time to wake a sleeping Giant...

...Calling on Gov. Fashola to revive Stores.



Stationery (Super) Stores, one of Nigeria's biggest clubs, have been in a state of coma for years and years now, thus depriving Lagos, Nigeria largest city, of a top flight club.





Much as Julius Berger, First Bank, Niger Dock and later NPA, have tried, they never could equal the following ascribed to Stores, which ran into millions of fans.





I remember watching the 1990 FA cup final between Stores and Enugu… Continue

Added by IceQueen on January 31, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Finding Jay Jay.

When an alcoholic beverage maker in Nigeria initiated a campaign to have Nigerian football fans vote for an all time selection for the national team, Finidi George was erroneously selected as the right winger in a 4-4-2 formation. That spot should have gone to Segun Odegbami.



Odegbami, who was nicknamed, mathematical, in reference to his day job as an Engineer, was the peak of the bunch in the first golden age of Nigerian football. A combination of pace, power and a sublime touch… Continue

Added by IceQueen on January 6, 2010 at 1:18am — 1 Comment

Children of a Lesser God...

There is a generally held belief that most players endure a bad second season following a great season. While a few of them overcome this syndrome, ominously names “second season-ities” (I have no idea who came up with that name), in subsequent seasons, others have had their great performances filed under the “one season wonder” title in the great museum of football under-achievers.



Prior to the world cup draw, there was talk of an African team winning the world cup in South Africa,… Continue

Added by IceQueen on December 26, 2009 at 10:35pm — 5 Comments

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