On my own opinion I think Lukman is a promising youngster. He is going to be useful in the nearest future.
On my own opinion I think Lukman is a promising youngster. He is going to be useful in the nearest future.
why is it that mikel is the only one been compared to other players always?
don't u think it will be wise to compare ur haruna with zidane, pele, maradonna, and the ronaldos?
gigi buffon of juventus was bought at 32m pounds and he is yet to score a goal.
in the history of football, have u heard anyone write mikel's name as flop?
why are u not a footballer? in ur whole lineage, how many goals have u recorded?
u sound very frsutrated in ur life. is mikel the course of ur frustrations?
who are u and wat are u to mikel? are the rusian billionaire owner of chelsea? are u carlo ancellotti? are u his father? are u his mother or are u just a less priveledged child wandering the streets of nigeria?
it is a very big shame that u are taking panadol or someone else's headache.
more shameful that u lack direction in life and ur only challange as a human being is mikel scoring goal for a club that is never found wanting in the scoring business.
since he is not living up to ur expectations, why not try suicide?
have u seen how u are bringing shame to urself, ur family and ur generation as a whole?
inter milian wanted haruna? hahahahahaha - shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
rafa benitez is the coach at inter. he is not a fan of black skinned players. pls look at his stay in liverpool. no blackman made it there. pls in what position are u fixing haruna in this inter squad? where did u get ur news from - market women i think?
players who made it at the world cup recieved attention from various clubs so no news yet abt haruna.
haruna is a very good player mind u but my greatest fear abt the guy is his low level of stamina and nigerian football pundits are saying he is old. yes they are saying haruna is an old guy.
pls get a life and leave our able mikel that has remained the last man standing in our players club carriers.
in ur realities, name one nigerian footballer of present who is not dreaming to be like mikel.
yeah benitez really wanted him but this season italian rules on foreign players changed so he could only get one non eu and masherano was his first choice. anyway lukman don't have to go to a big club so they would turn him like mikel he can stay at a small club and play his position very well
this much talked about move to inter has been most popular here in nigeria but like i said earlier, my prayers is that he becomes successful in that move but the benitez that i know does not believe in black players though strange things do happen but until then.
if what u wrote above is true, why did goodluck disban everybody? he shld have allowed the midfielders and sack those who missed the chances.
i don't believe in any players nigerians say he is good because good in nigerian context means bad.
on the other hand, nigerians know little or nothing about football.
ur type can course a teacher high blood preasure. u are hard to learn.
mikel has scored 2 goals for chelsea. learn and stop behaving like a motor park fellow. u believe in hear say.
www.chelseafc.com. go there and all u need to know abt mikel's chelsea history is available for u.
on haruna, i even saw him keeping when eyeama went to toilet.
sometimes he was working as a linesman.
he was doing everything but it is so unfortunate that at the end of the day, all his effort cld earn us was the president's disbanning of the team.
abeg haruna is better than mikel, how can haruna do something big when his playing too defensive, he was attacking and defending and we know he cannot defend. had it been that yeye coach had put keita and etuhu in defensive midfield and let haruna attack he would have done something bigger. mikel is still useless he is about to play his 5th season and he still has no goals or shot on target
Okay. After seeing lukman in the worldcup, I dont reall see much of a comparison to make. they have something in common, which is they can both play football but then they play diff positions. I think a good coach will make use of both guys in the same squad and get good results from the duo.
mikel has scored two(2) goals for chelsea and i have told u to go to, www.chelseafc.com, look for the players and click on mikel, everything u need to know abt him will come.
goal scoring in a team is someone's job but others score when the opportunity calls.
we are not having a team because every player is doing his best to be the goal scorer.
what is 442 and what is 433?
haruna cannot play in bolton as it is now talkless of playing in arsenal and not to think of chelsea.
u are right when u said nigeria has a goat as coach otherwise haruna cannot be in a squad loosing balls like no man business.
if we had mikel against greece, all we needed when kaita got the red card was to hold on to the ball as long as possible.
mikel had the annointing to hold on to the ball and get foul from any desperate oposition player.
u need to civilize ur socce brains as they are out of fashion at the moment.
The idiocy we watched during green eagle’s soccer performance abounds on this board too.Baring the repeating idiocy, how a person could remotely thought of silly comparison between Mikel and Lukman?
The dude called Lukman must learn how to stand on his feet then people can talk about his soccer skills. He is either fumbling with the ball or lying flat on the turf. I repeat Lukman’s inclusion on this team is sheer madness.
Lukman can still score 10 goals against S. Korea, I still insist the dude is a waste of spot on the green eagles squad.
Is this argument still on?
After the Greece match it is evident that Mikel is planets ahead of Haruna. Infact it is now clear that it was kaita that was sheilding HARUNA and ETUHU. After kaita's red card they were both exposed. Both cant mark and haruna plays a crucial worldcup match like he is in his father's parlour. Abeg mikel senior all of dem by far.
Obviously Mikel is our best midfielder, as the likes of Haruna, Etuhu, KEITA, and co all suck.
Mikel clearly didnt want to risk his football career not because of injury, but because of the embarrassment of playing for the SE.
Imagine after the world cup is over, scouts from all the great leagues will be signing and resigning those who performed, as well as some who didnt perform so well, but rode the wave of their team performance deep into the tournament.
Haruna is okay, and may perform in the future, but is starting today because there was no one else, and our overzealous support of him after he scored against a useless Colombian team that didnt qualify boosted him.
chidicris your still talking nonsense, let nigeria play 433 formation and give lukman a chance he would impress, by us playing 442 his doing a lot of defensive work and that is not his forte, he is still better than mikel rightnow he is playing average but it is only 2games mikel plays poor for chelsea for good 4 seasons. semid4life i already knew that your a bonified , your probably a mallam if you think a player that have not scored in 4 seasons is nigeria best than your crazy. the fact that lukman is not performing is because we have a goat as a coach
lizard always make efforts to sit down but his long tail will not allow him.
u are like a ballon on top of the sea. u don't have directions of ur own rather u depend on the wind.
u make efforts to stand out of the crowd but u are far behind because u lack information.
under normal circumstances, ill informed ppl like u are not supposed to be my debate partners.
what does it take u to log in to www.chelseafc.com and know mikel's details before u make mockery of urself in public forum.
market women say mikel has not scored in his four seasons in chelsea and u bring that frustrated statement here.
mikel has scored 2 goals in chelsea jersey.
is not abt been igbo or not rather it is abt soccer.
can haruna play in chelsea? if u say yes, as what? and who in chelsea squad wld u want haruna to bench? haruna can score 98 goals in one season, yet he has not landed.
find out about solomon kalou. he was the highest goal scorer in holland league the season chelsea bought but has he done that in england or with chelsea?
soccer get level and like i always say, i pray that haruna will see his dreams come true.
chidicris haruna is still better tan mikel. mikel played 4 seasons without goal or shot on target and his about to play his 5th season now, while lukman just have 2 average games in center midfield instead of attacking midfield. and by the way haruna lukman mother is from igbo land, his igbo name is ifeayi so all these igbo boys should chill with triabalism nonsence
Thank you o jare, Mikel's football IQ is incredible. What else do you expect from a guy who played under some of the best coaches in the world in a very very tactical position not to talk of the fact that he learnt a lot from guys like ballack about positioning and properly reading the game well. Mikel is class, pure class and like i said, "form is temporary, but class is permanent."
in today's match, if there was any player we needed most, it was mikel.
it is mikel because as soon as kaita got the red card, greece got a new form and attacked us with all their strenght and speed so all we needed was a player who could hold on to the ball and and waste as much time as possible. by so doing, he wld get fouls which are time wasting on its own. that will serve as a slow down move on the greece team and frustration cld set in and fotced a red card on their side to balance the team.
at the moment, there is only one player who cld do this and his name is mikel.
haruna missed in action. he had no position in the game of today.
with ur several theories on goal scoring, one will expect haruna to score at least 6 goals in this group stage firing from all angles.
with the absence of mikel in the world cup coupled with the game of today, haruna has proved his worth.
the guy is not even big enough to stand the fans.
the problem with nigerians is that we blame nff not thinking about such useless ppl like 12large and kgdavid. if ppl like the two mention here are made members of the nff tomorrow, they will definitely put these out of order brains of their in work.
This thread is so making me laugh myself out. C'mon fellas its too early to start making comparison and contrastion about mikel and haruna. Mikel is already an improved player and he's already in limelight while Haruna is still yet to improve and not yet improve. Please i dont see the long tense in all these bragging and dragging
Our problem in this country is dat we are never sincere with our selves.if u look clearly u will knw dat Mikel"s absence was really felt.for once lets all be sincere with our selves.all dis rubbish of backward pass/sidepass. if not for mikel's brilliant pass to martins, we wouldn't have been in dis world cup. so many anti mikel mumu don forget dat 1.