Hey everyone.

So today, I’ll be talking football. Its my first time, so just accept my flaws and mistakes like that oh
First off, I’m a staunch Chelsea fan. Yeaahhh! I have blue blood. Then Barcelona is sort of like my side chick you know.😂. That’s weird for a Chelsea fan, yeah? Well, I love Messi, so there.
Anyway, the balon d’or ceremony held on Monday and for the first time in ten years, the award went to neither Messi or Ronaldo. Luka Modric of Croatia and Real Madrid won it. That’s no news of course.
I’m sorry, but no! I do not think he deserves it. Now, I’m happy that the deadlock has been broken. Its no longer a Messi-Ronaldo affair. But Modric? No!
So you mean to tell me, that in the past 12 months of football, Modric is the undisputable football’s best? If anything, Modric is getting all the attention he’s getting right now because of his performance at the world cup and I’m sorry, I beg to differ, I don’t necessarily think he was the best player at the tournament. I think Griezmann was a better player.
In the champions league, Modric was merely an average player. He didn’t win a single man of the match award in that tournament. Ronaldo, on the other hand, single handedly dragged Madrid to finals of that tournament. How do you now pick Modric over him.
In the domestic league, sometime in the mid season, Modric was not all that impressive. No doubt, he brings quality to the table. His passes are key as a CM, still Messi had more goals, assists, key passes and more motm awards compared to Modric. In fact, Messi to me was the best player in the la liga last season.
This is not to undermine or downgrade the quality of Modric. He’s a world class player anytime. My point is, he’s not just been the very best in the last one year. Maybe not Messi or Ronaldo. But the likes of Griezmann, Mbappe had a better year than Modric in my opinion. I also think that Modric will fall low in the rankings of balon d’or winners.
For those of you that don’t enjoy football, I really don’t get it. Lol.
Chelsea for life!

Have a wonderful week people!

Tomi.

Lessons learnt from the UCL. 

1. Do your job early enough and do it well, so that no one would question you when you want to have fun.
A  fortnight ago, the Estadio Dragao was silenced abruptly by the blistering attacking trio of Liverpool, spearheaded by Sadio Mane .The FC Porto players didn’t know what hit them. It was a heavy defeat handed over to them by Liverpool-gigantic L to say the least. It 5-nil! 5 away goals! It was very clear that Liverpool had qualified.

The second leg was played some days ago at Anfield stadium-Liverpool’s stadium. They were able to get a scoreless draw. The job was already done in the first leg and so they ended up progressing to the next round.

2.Never give up on yourself, you have it in you!

Have you ever being hammered, battered and outclassed in what you do best by someone you were afraid of such that everyone just agreed that you were not really as good as what you claimed to be and maybe you have already agreed with them. Well, you are about to have a rethink!

FC basel were beaten and battered at home by Manchester city. It was a disaster. You could see some of the fans weeping and how some were heartbroken. The quality of football was poor from the Basel’s side and no one could disagree that they deserved to lose 4-nil.

Going back to play the second leg at Manchester city stadium- The Etihad stadium- where Man city had not lost or drawn in as many as 26 matches this season-was thought to be even more nightmare for Basel. Everyone said they will concede more than 4 goals again but the Basel players were not going to have any of it.

Man city scored first to make the aggregate 5-nil. How devastating could that be to the quest of redemption by the Basel players? Well, hold your thoughts! The Basel players gave the best performance of their lives and scored two breathtaking goals to win the match. They did it! They became the first team to pick up a win at the Etihad stadium. They had it in them, you have it in you!

GB writes.

Hey everyone.

So it’s been a while. Busy, school work and all..

Anyway, just last week, I wrote on my WhatsApp status, “Ronaldo is overrated”. Yeah, yeah. You’re probably asking yourself if I am out of my mind. How can one say such? It was same from my contacts on WhatsApp. They came for my head that night. Some took the issue personally like Ronaldo was their brother. Some resorted to insulting me. Others just started sending me stats and facts. Some even felt I was stupid and others claimed that I don’t watch football. Everyone else just seemed to disagree with me especially the Madrid fans. Blegh. Who cares?

Just as people stood for Ronaldo, someone most of them would never meet and have never met, can people confidently stand for you when something that is not true is said about you?

Will they take your matter like its their brother’s?

Can they be able to present facts that will prove that what is being said is false?

My point is, like Ronaldo, strife to be so good so much that your goodness is well known and people can stand up for you anywhere and say confidently that you’re a good person, in your presence or absence.

P.s: I really feel he’s overrated. 😂.. Its my opinion.

Tomi.