Sports: the week’s props & flops

by Sayo Owolabi

The Props

1)     ANDY MURRAY: He has been the World No. 4 in Tennis since I was born (now that’s a joke). Seriously though up till now he has not lived up to the hype, he surprised his critics by defeating Roger Federer in the Shanghai Masters. 

2)     FIFA: Hate it or love it, the world football governing body has reiterated the fact that it has ZERO tolerance for corruption. 

3)     GARETH BALE: He’s that Welsh Leftback who scored a hat trick against UEFA Champions League defending champions, Inter Milan, as he led the Tottenham revival after 4 goals in the first half. 

4)     WEST BROMWICH ALBION: The Premier League side came back from the dead to draw 2–2 against Manchester United at Old Trafford. 

5)     CESC FABREGAS: Definitely, this Barcelona player in waiting returned to the team, and we saw it demolish Shaktar Donesk in the UEFA Champion’s League to maintain the Gunners 100% record.

The Flops

1)     DR AMOS ADAMU: By now you should definitely know why he tops our flops list. For our story, see here.

2)     DAVIDSON OWUMI: This man closely follows Adamu, based on his arrest by the EFCC, though the issue is still being investigated.

3)     THE NIGERIA TENNIS FEDERATION: Their ward sat the 10th Governor’s Cup had a woeful outing. A reflection of the true state of the federation, I’d say.

4)     WAYNE ROONEY: Manchester United fans would like this one. Rooney claims that he wants to leave the club – he wants to win trophies, he says. Hmm, I wonder what he would say if he was an Arsenal player?

5)     SIR ALEX FERGUSON: Baba as he’s fondly called is having another personality clash with one of his star players (Wayne Rooney). We remember the cases of David Beckham, Roy Keane and Juan Sebastian Veron to mention a few – they all ended up leaving the club. 

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  2. Rooney used to be a good player until the money got to him, bit of a shame really considering how good he can still become. Thanks for the article, it was a good read. I look forward to your next one

  3. PROPS
    Fernando Alonso: for fulfilling his prediction to be in pole position for the F1 title about 5 races ago when he was over 50 points behind the leaders and driving the 4th fastest car to boot!!

    The Flying Eagles (yes!): for securing a berth in the championships in Libya next year!!

    Rangers FC(scotland): 9 wins in a row, including a 3-1 reverse of celtic in the old firm derby on celtic's turf last weekend.

    Javier Hernandez: for a brace on a terrible away ground(stoke city) to boot and ultimately rescuing the morale of a tottering giant.

    Man City: 200 mill pounds (plus) + a man down + ridiculous tactics against a team of technically gifted players= 3-0 reverse on home turf! an immediate priority would ordinarily be to play safe, keep a respectable score-line, and play smart. being out-thought is not nice!!!

    Sebastien Vettel: 10 pole positions, 2 wins!! 60 point ahead now turned itno 25 points deficit, Fastest car on the circuit, ……………

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