Goodbye number 10: An analysis on the demise of the classic 10

Great Oriahi

Oriahi Great is the one in charge of sportstotality. He is a sports lover, sports writer, analyst, and a student of Petroleum Engineering in a renowned University. His blogging is drawn out from a passion to write analytically and argue objectively issues in the world of sports.

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50 Responses

  1. Rodney says:

    Beautiful one!

  2. Engr Romi says:

    Nice one the Beast

  3. Isaac says:

    Evolution of football 😬

  4. Dominic says:

    Beautiful piece you got here. I always thought formations involving the 4-2-3-1 used the classic 10 but without having to really move around like Zidane or Riquelme or Ronaldinho did. Just like Muller for Lewandoski, Alli for Kane and the likes.

  5. Franca says:

    Beautifully put. Well done!

  6. Didiaz Yonre says:

    This is nice

  7. Abel says:

    Nice work. As a number 10 myself, I couldn’t agree more.

    • Great Oriahi says:

      Thank you. So, you need to try to suit your game to the demands of modern football. Football is dynamic

  8. Rey Osmosis says:

    Beautiful article. Educative and enlightening

  9. Nano says:

    These kind of articles make me love football the more. Nice one sir

  10. Mofe says:

    Great article! Really nice to see someone explain the changes in formations this way.

  11. Jude says:

    I don’t really know much about football but, your piece sometimes looks like a summary. Nice one boss

  12. Raymond says:

    Decent article.

  13. Kayode says:

    Wonderful write-up

  14. Excellent Tuso says:

    Nice piece.. Ozil could still fit in a David Silva role if the coach considers the other two midfielders or more that will pair him.. It’s absurd to see a player of such class on the bench.. Evolution of football is nothing without revolution.. Ozil a revolution player.

    • Great Oriahi says:

      You are right
      That is why I feel that in the coming years, there’ll be a revival of classic number 10s

  15. Samwise says:

    Brillaint one mate!

  16. Terry Idahor says:

    Nicely done bossman!

  17. Joy says:

    Beautiful piece!

  18. Oyeks says:

    This is really interesting. I have just realized why some good players end up on the bench. The formations most times are not always in their favour because they lack the ability to blend. It happened to Dybala when Ronaldo initially join Juventus because there was change of formation. Thank God he was able to blend with it, else he would have ended like every other good but unuseful footballers. I love such dynamic players.

    This is indeed a good write-up man. Keep it up.

  19. uche says:

    nice one greatman!!

  20. David says:

    Amazing article

  21. Kelvin says:

    Great read! Was hoping that u’d mention Jay Jay Okocha at some point, considering the fact that he was a quintessential ‘No 10’ and largely a mentor to Ronaldinho. Blame the Nigerian in me. Lol.

    • Great Oriahi says:

      Lol. I was hoping to do so too. Guess I just got carried away. Thank you for your response

  22. Ebbie Naomi says:

    Nice piece.Keep it up!!

  23. Finney says:

    Good one bro…..

  24. China Acheru says:

    Great piece of writing here. Good job

  25. Uzoma says:

    Good one Sir. I like this

  26. Chidubem Njoku says:

    The writing is beautiful and the message, apt. I enjoyed virtually every bit of it. Kudos!

  27. ‘…..there was no longer room for this lazy genius to create his magic and the spell he cast upon us was broken.’

    Vivid. And, excellently written!

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