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Five Of The Most Shocking Upsets In FA Cup History

As League Two Newport County look to cause one of the biggest FA Cup shockers in history, Pundit Arena takes a look at five of the most surprising upsets the competition has ever seen. 5) Wigan 1-0 Manchester City – FA Cup Final 2013 The most recent of our five shockers, Newport’s opponents this evening, Manchester City, were odds on …

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What We Learned From The First Weekend Of League Of Ireland Action

The Airtricity Premier Division returned with a bang last night, with all ten teams in action across five Friday night games. There was late drama, impressive newcomers and struggling champions as fans around the country breathed a collective sigh of relief knowing that football was finally back. After the first week of fixtures Pundit Arena takes a look at what …

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Barry McNamee On “Great Buzz” Ahead Of Derry City’s New Season

It’s a case of back where it all began for returning Derry City midfielder Barry McNamee, following a season away from the Brandywell. After a number of standout campaigns in midfield for the Candystripes, McNamee made the move down South in November 2017, joining double-winners Cork City. McNamee impressed at the Leesiders, featuring 33 times and scoring four goals as …

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Five Players To Watch Ahead Of The New League Of Ireland Season

After what felt like an endless offseason, the Airtricity League Premier Division finally returns on Friday night with a host of eye-catching fixtures to kick-off the new campaign. There are narratives aplenty to delve into, with a host of players, some new to the division and some much for familiar to it, keen to impress. As the season kicks into …

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Back To Business: The Major Talking Points Ahead Of New LOI Season

After what felt like an endless offseason, the Airtricity League Premier Division finally returns on Friday night with a host of eye-catching fixtures to kick-off the new campaign. Last season’s champions Dundalk will be looking to prove they can retain their crown in Stephen Kenny’s absence while a host of clubs look as though they may be geared up for …

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Mick McCarthy Releases Statement Following Rice’s International Switch

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Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has released a statement following midfielder Declan Rice’s decision to continue his international career with England rather than Ireland. The West Ham man announced on his social media that he would be selecting England following months of discussions and deliberations. Rice has been embroiled in an international tug-of-war between England and Ireland since August when then …

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