Joel Embiid & James Harden, a successful Process?

The NBA trade deadline on February 10 came out onto a huge (but expected though) move that sent James Harden from the Brooklyn Nets to the Philadelphia Sixers of Cameroonian center Joel Embiid. Barely one year after having settled down in the Big Apple, the Beard is already leaving a franchise that hardly ever managed to make their Big Three play together: Kyrie Irving, James … Continue reading Joel Embiid & James Harden, a successful Process?

ASG 2022: inventory of fixtures before the closing of the votes in less than two weeks

Before the votes of the NBA fans get closed on January 22, the NBA All-Star game of the year 2022 is already leading to surprising choices that will be either confirmed or turned down by players, the media and the coaches in less than two weeks. Taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 20, the 2022 ASG is showing us that some players, no matter … Continue reading ASG 2022: inventory of fixtures before the closing of the votes in less than two weeks

Moh Salah, best (African) player?

The question deserves to be asked for the one who ended up seventh of the 2021 Ballon d’Or ranking won by Lionel Messi this week. Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian striker of Liverpool, keeps on achieving great performances with the Reds, and England is starting to wonder whether he is not the best football player in the world right now.  Always difficult to compare and decide who is … Continue reading Moh Salah, best (African) player?

Embiid back from Covid, good news for Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers did lose last night at Wells Fargo Center against the Wolves (120-121) after two overtime periods, achieving a delicate beginning of NBA season with ten victories and ten defeats, just like their contender of the night. Ranking at a disappointing eleventh place in the Eastern Conference, the team of Doc Rivers has reasons to be relieved still. After nine games missed due … Continue reading Embiid back from Covid, good news for Sixers

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: one last step before Qatar

All over the world, teams are struggling to get the precious ticket to go to the upcoming World Cup of football in Qatar, that will take place in one year from now on. If many squads are already sure of participating to the final tournament, some others are still waiting for the ultimate decision that will be given in March 2022 with the playoffs. In … Continue reading World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: one last step before Qatar

Bamba Dieng, a fairy tale in Marseille

This is the kind of story that makes you love football again. After six games with Olympique de Marseille last year (one goal), Senegalese striker Bamba Dieng is adding up goals in this season 2021/2022, adding up games played as well, and thus showing his coach Jorge Sampaoli that he can rely on him, which was maybe not in his plans when the new season … Continue reading Bamba Dieng, a fairy tale in Marseille

Ballon d’Or: Mo Salah and Riyad Mahrez in the list of 30

The Ballon d’Or France Football, which rewards the best football player of the year, will be awarded on next November 29th and the list of the thirty potential winners was made public last Friday. If the usual ones are still here (Messi, Ronaldo and so on), a few brand new names have to be welcomed this year, in a list where Senegalese striker Sadio Mané is missing. … Continue reading Ballon d’Or: Mo Salah and Riyad Mahrez in the list of 30

Surgical Haller

French Ivorian striker Sébastien Haller does not do things by halves. For the sake of the first day of Champions’ League season 2021/2022, the most prestigious football competition for clubs and the one every single player wants to play, the Ajax Amsterdam forward was one fire. The first game of Ajax in the tournament ended up in a genuine demonstration on the lands of Sporting … Continue reading Surgical Haller