Friday, 31 August 2012



 As I was getting ready for school that morning, I heard an impatient knock on my door. Seconds later, Tade was standing on d bare floor of my room. Somehow, I had a pretty good idea what he had come to ask.
'Dammy, abeg shey i fit see one H for your hand. I wan reach school and I no get TP'.
"i don't have a dime". I answered quickly not even trying to be compassionate. Knowing Tade, he had probably lost all his dough gambling on Arsenal, the worst kind of club to gamble on.
'How you wan reach skul when you no get a dime?' Tade asked. I was initially surprised by this question. A wise question. You cant help being surprised when you consider that Tade is the questioner.
"I meant I don't  have enough to spare". 'You know, you suppose say you no get a kobo, not dime since we dey for Naija'. "Whatever", I said, a little bit angrily.
Now I'm suspecting that Tade has over-listened to lil wayne the previous night and he is feeling the push to put some smart lines in his conversations. I'm not even sure he understands half of what Lil wayne says.
"Ah Tade, i'm going to school", I announced. "When you are done here, close my door".
'You wan leave me inside your room? I can steal something'.
"No, you can't", i said as i started towards the door. "There is nothing to steal. The only crime you can commit here is suicide. Now knock yourself out''.
       Class that morning was particularly dull. Well, if you are like me all classes will be dull since you will be sitting in d class with an empty stomach and as a result, a wandering mind. But this class was the dullest among 'dulls'.
The contract lecturer, a bloke with a huge gash across his face, was rambling on something about the postal rule laid down in 'Adams v Lindsell'. The postal rule! Sucks to the postal rule! You see even a half-brain like Tade knows that right now in 2012 only batty, old, 'technophobic' guys still use the post to send letter of acceptance. So why do we need this lecture?
        While Lecturer 'Scarface' was babbling about 'Adams v Lindsell', I was thinking more in the line of Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve: seriously, those guys really messed things up. If not for their disobedience, mankind would still be in Eden, blissfully naked, running after giraffes and antelopes. If we ever need education, we will probably have classes under that same apple tree with Father Adam as lecturer and with our course content consisting of something like the proper way to trim flowers. Which is very simple!
Now i'm sitting inside a class in 2012 and I'm super-conscious of the fact that the white shirt of d guy sitting next to me is whiter dan mine which is brownish white: that my old, tattered shoes should not even be in the same building with his: that the lecturers are teaching us concepts so confusing that they themselves get confused(e.g Scarface here): that I have to face impossibly difficult exams at the end of d semester. Sometimes, u've got to agree with this 'boko-guys' when they say Western Education is.....
'Hey Dammy, have you seen the Hunger Games? That film is madly interesting'. Barbie's voice cut through my thought from behind. In my wandering state of my mind i had forgotten that I had the privilege of sitting in front of Barbie. I guess Barbie also found the lecture boring so she was looking for somebody to talk to. Only thing is, Barbie is unlike any other person: whether or not she listened, she is going 2
To get 'A'.
"No, I haven't", I whispered back."You know why? Because I AM the Hunger Game. Hunger is hunting me and i'm its game''.
'Well, sorry 'bout that,I can't help u there. But I can help u wit the other hunger'. "Which other hunger?", I asked.
'The hunger for my.... You know...' She shifted seductively in her chair and gave me the horny girl look. 'I've noticed you staring at me more than its normal recently.
Barbie is known for being a scholar and a tease. Right now, she is turning her tease on, at my expense because i'm getting pretty hot.
"Barbie, are u trying to se-se-du-du-du-ce me", I stammered. I never got d answer to that question for Lecturer 'Scarface' had announced that we are going for meet next class and the class had erupted into chaos as if they had been waiting for him to get the hell out.
         Just then, I saw Ridwan, a guy who can't  seem to get enough of taking pictures, coming towards us. This guy can take the picture of himself 'shitting' and upload it to Instagram. When he reached us, his statement was not surprising. 'Let's take some pics'.
"I've never met anybody who takes as many pics as you do, even among girls", I said to him.
'You know', he replied with a wide grin, 'photographs'
"Are the autographs of d 21st century, yes we know", i completed sarcastically. "So who is the celebrity here".
'You, I guess, now dat u are on regular speaking basis with Barbie'. He said this with a whisper so that Barbie who was busily packing her books couldn't catch it.
'ok Barbie, let's snap'. He announced.
'A picture is more than a thousand words'.
'If a picture is more th an a thousand words, how many words does a movie worth?', Barbie asked. No one answered. Ridwan gave his phone to a guy to snap us and we posed with big, fake smiles for the camera.
        The camera flashed. And the brightness of d flash was extremely strange. The flash traveled towards my field of vision and completely engulfed my being. The light overwhelmed me so much I felt that I had been lighted from within. Suddenly, it went off and all went blank..........

.........Find out what happened to Dammy after the flash........

Sunday, 26 August 2012



THERE ARE TWO GREAT DAYS IN A PERSON’S LIFE- THE DAY WE ARE BORN AND THE DAY WE DISCOVER WHY…                                                                                               

Let me tell you a story…
In 1928, there was this rush for gold in Abidjan, diamonds and precious stones have just been discovered the previous year, everybody wants to go into gold search and so this era was called the GOLD RUSH ERA. Most of the peasant farmers, laborers and even the white men servants and those with white collar jobs such as secretaries and clerks who were considered the elites in the societies left their jobs and went into the GOLD RUSH MADNESS. The irony was that most of them could not recognize these precious stones. In order to get to these stones they teamed up in groups and employed one or two persons who recognized these stones just to guide them in their quest.
In a little village somewhere close to Abidjan, there was a certain farmer (let’s call him MrKalou).MrKalou was a poor farmer who owned just a rocky little piece of land which has been passed down to him from his ancestors; on this piece of land was a small hut where he lives. He could not even marry because he can’t afford the bride price and he could hardly afford three square meals. The land he owns was a rocky and barren landwhich consists of stones and some weird shinning little stones which he usually digs out while tilling the land. He was so unhappy that he cursed the day he was born. Unknown to him, those weird shinning stones are precious stones and the cute little ones diamonds. Can you imagine, MrKalou has so many riches within his reach and he doesn’t even know it #sadmuch. After a lot of thinking, he decided to sell his rocky piece of land and join in the GOLD RUSH BUSINESS with the hope of fortune shining on him.
Sadly, he sold the land to another laborer in the community (let’s call him MrDrogba). MrDrogba, a laborer bought the land just for one reason, THE HUT!!! He needed a place to rest his head because just like MrKalou, he is a church rat. After selling the land, MrKalou embarked on a journey to Abidjan in search of diamonds.
It was not surprising when Mr. Drogba startedleaving on the gold studded land and did not recognize the precious stones too, he was so ignorant that he used raw gold as stones to hold the pot for cooking and will even get mad when it melts away. He will throw them screaming “why did I buy this f**king land, it is so useless sef, ordinary cooking stone I can’t get off it grrrrrrrr”. Fortunately for MrDrogba, his cousin (lets call him uhmmmm Yes! YayaToure) lives in Abidjan. YayaToure came around to greet his uncle on his new acquired property. He nearly fainted when he saw the gold studded paradise. He screamed UNCLE WE ARE RICH!!!.Confused he asked, Yaya! Yaya!! Yaya!!! How many times did I call you? Have you started smoking the cocaine that Tevez do take *lol*. Yaya explained to Drogba that all these stones are gold and the tiny ones diamonds. He could not believe his eyes and ears. He stayed watch on the land till YAYA returned with men to buy the gold and diamonds and poverty vanished. Meanwhile MrKalou got to see what gold was and rushed down to the village crying but it was too late for him. He failed to discover the treasure in him.
While reading E-MYTH why small business don’t work by Michael Gerber, I was almost in tears while reading the chapter on finding your life purpose, the writer asked the readers to picture their funeral, what will you want your eulogy to consist of, what will you want your life achievements to be, what will matter most at the end of your life? He now asked the question is what you are doing RIGHT NOW ensures the success of those things? Let me add this, if what you are doing now is not in connection with what you want your eulogy to carry then padi you are doing something wrong.
We are all born with an inheritance in us planted by God, but a lot of us have the problem of not recognizing those treasures, some of us don’t know we have them #sad. Some of us have not discovered our talents.
I know you all want to be Adele, Linda Ikeji, ,SergyBrin and Larry Page (google guys), Daddy Adeboye, , Bill gau- Face and all. Ask yourself this questions. Where will Adele be if her heart was not broken? Where will Linda Ikeji be if she did not discover Remember she was a model and she failed, but she did not sit back and cry, she stood up and found another treasure in her, where will Bill gates be if he did not discover Microsoft? Where will thegoogle geeks be without google? I remember ready their autobiography and they said they were geeks in school and people laugh at them, hot coed girls don’t want to be with them but it is no surprise now that they hire these so called high school and college big boys and girls now. When I saw the picture of Larry Page’s girlfriend I was like WTF!!! I am 100% positive that she would never have associated with him in high school lol. Long story short, all these people discovered the treasures in them, Iam positive a lot of them would have failed and gotten discouragements but they stood up to the task and did something new. You all can’t be bankers, lawyers and business tycoons but you can all make it in your own ways, doing what you love doing.
I prepared these 10 ways to help you discover your potentials.
-          STOP WAITING FOR A MIRACLE: - Don’t get me wrong padis, I am a believer of miracles but even an adage says heaven helps those who helps themselves. You can’t just wake up in the morning and start playing PES 2012 or gossiping and  praying to be wealthy and flush in 10 years mehn all you are gonna be is an expert in Pro evolution soccer and a versed expert in latest gists and rumours #justsaying. I was talking to a friend last week and I said to her, Padiwhat is your plan now that you are a graduate and guess what she said? I will serve the nation, marry a rich guy and live happily ever after. I felt so sorry for her. Most of the people out there are like my friend, they are looking for a ready-made recipe to success, and some of them have even made the recipe. A series of steps and ingredients you mix together to make a better life. Am so sorry to tell you these but the recipe are nothing but handwork, prayer and diligence. Ladies no guy wants to marry a dull lady and a liability. Even though you are as beautiful as HELEN of TROY, they want a presentable lady, you may disagree but as for me I do want a career responsible lady as the mother of my kids. Guysno rich girl will see you and marry you because you have a good heart and because you are good looking mehn those ones only happens in Ramsey Noah’s movies. You have to stop looking for that miracle and take your fate into your own hands. God will not bless nothing.You have to place your hand on something for God to bless.
-          NOTICE WHAT CAPTIVATES YOU: -Check the kinda music you listen to, your secret wish list, your passion and all. What do people always ask your help on, what is it that you can do all day without you getting bored, hungry ortired? What is that thing that makes you wanna do more every time. That is your passion. Linda Ikeji is a top blogger in this country; she recently appeared on FORBES MAGAZINE, she finds pleasure in gossiping and bam!!! It got her to forbes and she also makes money. Discover that diamond and the rest will be a story, you won’t even know when the money starts coming in.
-          WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WILL REGRET NOT DOING WHEN YOU GROW OLD :- I will be unhappy if I don’t become a TV personality at my old age, you picture that thing and start making it your passion
-          MAKE A LIST: - Go somewhere private, somewhere calm that you can think. Pick up a pen and a sheet of paper and write out 10 things you have passion for, that you love doing. Those are what you want to do. Work on them and develop yourself. Don’t let anybody tell you you can do nothing.
-          HAVE PLAN A-Z: -I was walking with Shola and Joe recently and we were talking about plans after school, Joe said something that got me thinking for days. He said and I quote “Don’t have a plan B alone, have plan A-Z, all can’t fail unless you are cursed from your village” For days these words gave me a lot of sleepless night. I kept thinking am I doing enough? What if my law career is not that buoyant as I want it to be *God forbid*, what if blah blahblah? Do I have any other things am doing and all. My dear, because you are succeeding in school does not mean you should not have a plan B. Prepare for the worst in all. Have plan A-Z and one of it if not all will be a success. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It is time to start planning for your future.
-          PRAY AND BE CLOSE TO GOD:- My favorite verse of the bible Jeremiah 29 v 11 said “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you saith the lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” No matter your religion, pray to that which you believe in, divine intervention is needed in realizing your dreams. I wish you success.
That’s it guys….. I hope you find your treasure and maximize it. Well me I want to be successful so my children can sing emiomo baba olowo*in DAVIDO’S VOICE. LOL

Saturday, 25 August 2012


It is with deep sense of honor and humilty that I as the president of
the Law Students Society,UNILORIN welcome all LSSites on board.
This social blog not only updates,educates but it also affords us the
opportunity to rub minds on the progress of LSS(Unilorin Chapter)
because we are here to serve,we are not perfect and thereby subject to
My appreciation goes to the Executive council, especially the social
director and his social committee,KUDOS to u guys!!!
On a final note,remember LSS is not all about the 10-man
committee(Executive council), its all about U and I,so let's join
hands together to ensure d placement of LSS to its ACME.



Serial Murrderances  'THE TERRORIST(CLASSROOM DRAMA)'pt2

'Their so-called demand for an Islamic state is unconstitutional. Nigeria is a secular state according to Section 10 of the 1999 constitution' "Sit your ass down!" the doctor ordered. Barbie, who had plenty of it, obediently sat. Very embarrassed.
I was surprised. The girl was of course right but it seems the doctor was in no mood for that. I was starting to suspect that the doctor had more screws loose in his head than I previously thought. But... Dr Mohammed insult Barbie? Unbelievable!
     The session of silence returned, and continued. A few people were shifting uncomfortably in their seats. Some were not moving so much as a muscle. Dr Mohammed had gone still as a stone sculpture and was gazing thru his misted glass into the distance. I could bet my CGPA he wasn't looking at anything in particular. Still, the silence continued

"AAAH, DJ ZEEZ, MA YIEN NI BANGA, MA YIEN NI BANGA!". The wailing ringtone of a china phone cut through the silence and shattered it. The class was startled. Dr Mohammed was jolted out of his reverie.
Samuel, a boy who could have a major case of spasm if he were to request a pen from a girl, could not seem to grasp the idea that the wailing phone was ringing around him.
When he saw Dr Mohammed advancing towards, he finally got the idea and in panic rummaged thru his bag for the wailing 'bastard': 'EVERYBODY SAY PISHAUN, PISHAUN, PISHAUN, SKUKI! "The phone is in ur trousers, u fool" bellowed Dr Mohammed, still advancing towards him. Samuel dipped his now shaking hands in his pocket and came up with the crap. Dr Mohammed was now in front of him. "Young man, stand up". Samuel stood. He was shaking so badly that his knees looked as if they would give way under him at any minute. "What did I say about phones in class". 'No sir', said Samuel in a quavering voice. "FOOL! I SAID WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT PHONES IN CLASS". 'You said to always put it in silence' Samuel managed to say. "And what is the meaning of all this racket". 'It's not a racket sir, it's a phone', Samuel replied foolishly. "Stupid ignoramus, I didn't mean a tennis racket, I meant the noise". "Listen" Dr Mohammed said menacingly, "if u don't shut that damn thing off, you 'll find yourself in a round box". Samuel was shaking so badly his fingers couldn't find the red button. The phone continued to declare skuki's intention to blast a banger on someone. Under the angry stare and the influence of his own uncontrollable fingers, Samuel dropped the phone and its part scattered everywhere. The phone, being metal, gave a sound similar to slamming china on tiles. "Collect the pieces and bring it to my office. You can say goodbye to it till the end of the semester".
       Just then, Dr mohammed became aware that the whole class was making a gesture to someone who had just entered the glass to get out. Dr Mohammed turned and rounded on the intruder. "Yes what I can I do for you". 'Nothing', replied the intruder. 'I only need ur permission to do something'.
A witty statement, typical of him. The intruder, Kevin Ibru was a 400L student aspiring for the LSS presidency and who thought himself charming. I would have found him charming if not for his habit of slipping irrelevant passages of Shakespeare into his campaign speeches. People didn't notice this because the chicks, blinded by the free-flowing manner of d words from his mouth and his good looks, would have been screaming. I also knew all of his campaign speeches contain nothing but who I am I to talk. "Yes, what did you want to do", the doctor asked Kevin, his voice stronger than normal. Kevin replied wit what he thought was a winning smile. 'I am going for the post of d Lss president and I want to make a speech'. "And what concrete plan do you have for the lss?".
Kevin was taken aback by this but he managed to recover himself. 'Ah...well...ah, I plan to beautify dat vacant square in front of d faculty.' "And?"
Kevin, who was accustomed to saying nothing but trash in his speeches, could not find anything more to say. He shifted uneasily on his feet and his hand traveled to the side of his forehead. "You mean your plan for the student body does not extend beyond d beautification of the faculty?" 'No sir...we ha... I have... "Shut your trap" the doctor said vehemently. "This is how you start. This is how leadership mediocrity starts. You start with incompetence, You rise with incompetence, and when you get to public positions you compound problems with your incompetence. The failure of people like you almost got my family killed".
      With that, the doctor stormed out of the classroom. The harassed Kevin followed suit almost immediately. I suspected he was in such a hurry to leave the class because he was ashamed to meet our eyes. I would have laughed out loud if not for the confusion I felt at Dr Mohammed's last statement.
"The failure of people like you almost got my family killed" What is the deal? Instead of the sighs of relief I expected to find, I found confusion on the faces of my classmates, much like mine..

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


THIS IS NOT THE NEWS With @yemzdgogeta

"THIS IS NOT THE NEWS" is an exclusively new column on this blog! Features gists from different sectors . It promises to be great. Here's just a piece of its entertainment section:

1)Madonna Gets Sued:

Nine Russian activists are suing pop singer Madonna for about $10.5m, stating that they have been offended by her support for gay rights during concert held in the Russian city St. Petersburg recently.
In russia law was passed in February 2012 making it illegal to promote homosexuality to minors. She
(Madonna) was probably not aware of this fact.
video was taken at the concert showing Madonna stomping on an Orthodox cross and asking fans to raise their hands to show the pink armbands in support of homosexuality that were distributed among the audience.

2)Tony scott Dead
The world class movie director who directed "Top Gun" among many other major films -- jumped to his death on 19th August 2012 off an L.A. bridge ....The 68-year-old Scott -- Ridley Scott's brother -- jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island on . A note was found in Mr Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on the bridge, according to the Los Angeles Times. That note listed contact information. A suicide note was later found at his office..
Scott directed such films as "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Enemy of the State," and "The Taking of Pelham 123. His body was recovered at approximately 4:30pm ... four hours after he jumped.

3) Mariah Carey Vs NiCki Minaj
Apparently, Mariah Carey is mad because Nicki Minaj may also become a judge on "American Idol,". But it will be at the expense of Mariah Carey.  Word has it that Mariah hung up the phone when she was told Nicki was the top candidate.
Mariah was led to believe she would be the only woman on the judge's panel.  Choosing Nicki would not only crush that expectation, it would add insult to injury because Nicki (29) is a lot younger than Mariah (42).

As for who's still in the running, we have Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias who are leading the pack.

4)Donjazzy Donates 2Million Naira to a cancer patient.
Music director and producer, Don Jazzy has donated two million naira to Funmi Lawal, the law student diagnosed with Malignant Sarcoma.
Her full medical treatment was put at N4m.
Mavin Records CEO DonJazzy donated half of the money.

I'd like to say "thank you Don Baba Jay!!!"
This should be an example for other rich artists to follow. So rather than 'popping bottle' all around the club, you could be of better use to the society!

So this is gon be all for this episode of 'THIS IS NOT THE NEWS'. Hope to see you all soon.

Monday, 20 August 2012


 LABERRY AFRIQUE : Get African wears in the
modern way

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This is a business enterprise, owned by one of our very own alumni 


Some says its upcoming, I say it is one of the best. AdekeyeIfedayo’s blog is a must see, mehn this dude is killing it. His blog features exciting weekly episode of book of the week where he picks a book, read it throughout the week and review it on the blog the following week. Also he does this menu of the week column where exciting recipes are revealed. Inspirational articles and stories, advertsand all is on the blog. He can boast of over 3000 views every week.  Mehn you have to checkout the blog. Link . Tell your friends to tell their friends to check this out. Advertise your business at cheap rates. He also welcomes articles. He is also one of our alumni here. You can send contact him on
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Sunday, 19 August 2012


When Wymce and Popson told me about this blog idea, my expression went "finally! Some real sense on the social scene around here"... lol, that's me trying to act important and all. On a real though, this is the sort of kick our social lives as lawyers-in-the-making need. I am pretty sure I am not beside myself on this thought especially as the blog has been a massive rocker so far.
Not wild, somewhere between serious and not so serious, astute, educating and entertaining all at once. It is in this awesome spirit that we have also taken it upon our coo-selves to enlighten y'all, our seemingly  not-so-learned-in-the-world-of-fashion&style  colleagues.
Well it is true! You have to agree with me that the majority of the students at the faculty lack any real sense of style. Really. It's either too much [make up,accessories et cetera] or shabby or many times JUST NOT IT!! where you can't point out what is wrong exactly but the whole look is just plain wrong.
And you know,I've heard a few people say  "its just white shirts and black trousers/skirts, tie with black flat and dull shoes". One word- SAD!
To my mind [adding some legal flava,lol], there's a lot more to law student's attire than just plain boredom without necessarily contravening set rules or looking over dressed. In fact I believe we must maximize the simplicity of our regulation dress. By mixing and matching, accessorizing with the right finger clothing [well,you know what finger foods are right?so u get my drift], the right shoes and maybe the perfect make-up! and hair do too!
At this point, I wish I had pictures to back up my stance on current state of things. However, it's okay because I remain optimistic that we are all on the same page in that regard.
Anyway, having SUCCESSFULLY introduced the section [STYLE COURT], I don't have to tell you to anticipate great tips on how to achieve that fantastic corporate-yet-chic "lawyerly" (if I'm permitted to say that) look from here, do I? *winks*
Stick around and keep enjoying the holidays!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

 Premier League Best Striking  Partnership

By Busari Isa Olalekan (@noting2live4)

After Manchester United confirmed
they have reached agreement with
Arsenal for the transfer of Robin
Van Persie to Old Trafford, Sir Alex
Ferguson may have just
formulated the greatest strike
partnership the Premier League
has ever seen.
If the return of last season's top two
scorers is anything to go by - Van Persie claimed the Golden Boot with 30 goals in 2011/12, while Wayne Rooney netted a career best 27 league strikes - then the Red Devils will pose an attacking threat unrivaled by any other club in
the country.

Manchester City's short dynasty of
success could already be drawing to a
close, if the two players combine and
work as spectacularly well as is

Over the years, there have been some truly brilliant combinations, with United alone boasting some of the most feared forward partnerships in the English top-flight.

£24million is a lot of money to pay for a player who is approaching his 30th birthday, and that's before you even consider the Dutchman's horrific injury record. But, the combination of two players at the peak of their powers
really does wet the appetite for the
forthcoming campaign.

In tribute to the new-look Rooney and Van Persie coalition, we
attempts to identify the Premier
League's best from the rest...

2.     Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton |
Blackburn Rovers [1994-95]:

In 1993/94, Blackburn finished as
Premier League runners-up behind
Manchester United with an impressive
tally of 84 points, but having scored
just 63 goals in what was then a 42
game season. Alan Shearer netted nearly half of those goals (31), and needed someone to share the burden, prompting the £5million arrival of Chris Sutton who had amassed 25 goals for Norwich City that year. The pair linked up superbly scoring 49
times as Blackburn beat United to the
title by a solitary point, and it remains
the Ewood Park club's only top-flight
title in its current format

3.  Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole |
Manchester United [1998-99]:

Widely regarded as one of the most
prolific strike partnerships in the
Premier League, the pairing of
Newcastle United's Andy Cole and
Aston Villa's Dwight Yorke looked to be
a match made in heaven for Sir Alex
Ferguson. The duo played an important role in Manchester United's famous treble winning campaign, contributing 53 goals between them. But, after the
emergence of Ruud van Nistelrooy,
their playing time became limited.
Yorke and Cole were reunited during a
brief spell at Blackburn, but failed to
rediscover their best form.

4.     Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn |
Sunderland [1999-2000]:

In many ways, this Sunderland duo
were one of the most unlikely prolific
partnerships. Just a few years prior to
the Black Cats' maiden Premier League
campaign, Kevin Phillips was playing in
a struggling Watford side in the old
Division Two, while Niall Quinn was
entering the twilight of his career at the age of 33.
The classic 'big man - little man'
combination thrived off each other, with Phillips claiming the European Golden Boot after a return of 30 league goals -his greatest ever season as a
professional. Quinn also notched 14
times, which was his second highest
top-flight tally during a 19-year career.

5.  Michael Owen and Emile Heskey |
Liverpool [2000-2003]:

After Gerard Houllier paid Leicester City £11million to bring Emile Heskey to Anfield, big things were expected of the 'little and large' partnership with Kop idol Michael Owen. In the three seasons they spent together, Liverpool qualified for Europe every year, winning the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup, managing to score 105 goals together. The relationship was also utilised at international level, with Heskey and Owen seen as England's first-choice striker pairing for a number of years.

6.  Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink | Chelsea [2001-02]:

When Chelsea first signed Fernando
Torres from Liverpool, Blues fans will
have hoped that the £50million man
would strike up a deadly relationship
with Didier Drogba to at least rival that
of Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd
Hasselbaink. That partnership rose to prominence under Claudio Ranieri, with the Icelandic and the Dutchman scoring 52 goals in all competitions in 2001-02. Unfortunately, their prolificacy faded thereafter, with both players leaving Stamford Bridge - Hasselbaink headed
for Middlesbrough in 2004 while Gudjohnsen moved to Barcelona two
years later.

7. Thierry Henry and Dennis
Bergkamp | Arsenal [2000-2006]:

Two of Arsenal's most celebrated
strikers played alongside each other for six seasons under Arsene Wenger,
notching more than 200 Premier
League goals between them.
What Dennis Bergkamp started, Thierry Henry finished - it was that simple for the Gunners, who celebrated a league and cup double with the forwards at front, as well as playing their part in the 'Invincibles' campaign of 2003/04. Bergkamp retired in 2006, bringing to
an end their prolific partnership, with
Henry swapping north London for Spain with a big-money move to Barcelona a year later