Ivory Coast

Pompey sign Abdul Razak from Manchester City on loan

October 30, 2011

Portsmouth have signed Manchester City attacking midfielder Abdul Razak on a month-long loan. The 18-year-old, who was born in the Ivory Coast, has made four appearances for City and could make his Pompey debut against Derby on Saturday. Razak was discovered on the grass roots football website UK Football Finder, starting his career with Battersea […]

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Can Balotelli turn his dream into reality?

November 11, 2010

Last week Mario Balotelli revealed to the media that his ambition is to become the best player in the world; certainly a big statement from a talented striker that has struggled with his professionalism and temperament before arriving at Man City. So can he become the best player in the world? or is that ambition […] […]

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Frustration Again At World Cup as Stalemate Prevails

June 15, 2010

Portugal 0 Ivory Coast 0 Cristiano Ronaldo came ever so close in claiming his 23rd international goal for Portugal, but his early 25 yard effort was unlucky to smash against the bar. Ivory Coast looked sharp on the break, and with star man Didier Drogba waiting in the wings; they could only get more incisive […] […]

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What if?

January 26, 2010

I was shocked to see that Algeria had beaten tournament favorites Ivory Coast in the African Nations Cup, this result will have been a major positive for England as it highlights the danger of Algeria. I’m sure Fabio Capello would have been watching this game closely and would have learnt a lot from it. […]

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African Cup of Nations, so far so good

January 24, 2010

We’re over the halfway stage now in Angola and it has proved to be everything I hoped for; excitement, bags of goals, ridiculous referring, gravity defying longshots and abysmal defending. […]

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The fans guide to the African Cup of Nations 2010 – part 2

January 8, 2010

Group C – Benin, Egypt, Nigeria, Mozambique Benin Not a lot of people have heard of Benin and less have seen it, the gaff is tiny and the squad is tinier but they definitely have the best nickname, The Squirrals! Most of the ickle Benin team make Shaun Wright Phillips look like Crouchy on stilts. […] […]

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The fans guide to the Africa Cup of Nations 2010 – part 1

January 7, 2010

So here we are in 2010, a year that will again provide us with another month of top quality entertainment, our eyes stuck to the screen as we see great names perform to the highest levels of peak perfection until there can be left just one standing at the final whistle………my money is on Vinnie Jones. […]

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A Postcard from Egypt

February 15, 2008

Epilogue

Roolll aahhhtt the Barraaawww!, well ave a barrah of fun, wheyy-hey!! No, i’m not talking about Dean Ashton coming on for the 2nd half, i’m talking about The final of The African Cup of Nations and how my boys The Pharaohs whipped everyone else into submission earning me some luscious lolly in the process…touch!!!

Yep, my boys from […]

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The 26th Africa Cup of Nations Final Preview

February 10, 2008

So who would have thought it? Me old muckers Egypt making it to the final. A Dexy Longshot of 19-1 could earn a few lucky punters a fair old wedge. The Pharaohs were 6th favourites at the start of the campaign and have quietly gone about their business. It comes as no surprise to me of course; they are the current champions after all.

A win for […]

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Hello from The 26th African Cup of Nations

February 6, 2008

The Prophecy According to Dexy part 3

Hello my friends as they tend to say a lot at me down here in sunny Ghana. Welcome to my 3rd African Nations Cup blog. I’ve been out here for a while now and am really settling into the African way of life. I’ve have kitted myself out with the latest threads, indulging in the local nosebag and taken on the t […]

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ACN Semi Final Previews

February 6, 2008

The Prophecy According to Dexy Part 4

I still think that Ghana v Ivory Coast will be the final as well but both teams shouldn’t take it for granted, Egypt, my 19-1 long shots at the start of the tournament are now only around 6-1 odds wise but could still do the business if they set there mind too it. They ripped Cameroon apart in the opening ga […]

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The 26th Africa Cup Of Nations

January 22, 2008

The prophecy according to Dexy

Right, first things first, I’ve just landed and it is hotter than my Mickey Mouse Rolex. I lost a stone just stepping of the plane, I even had to unbutton the sheepskin! But i’m here in Africa safe and sound and have been getting the low-down on this entire African Nations lark. Get your notebook and Nigel Benn out […]

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