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Dan O'Mahony

Trying to find a use for the huge chunk of memory in my head taken up with sports has led me to Pundit Arena. My greatest interests are in football and rugby. I enjoyed a fruitless career in the latter which spanned the eras of the 4 point and 5 point tries although I can't remember scoring many of either. I love all sports with the possible exception of dressage.

Chelsea Set To Continue Spending Splurge

With Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Mario Pasalic and Filipe Luis already in the bag, Chelsea boss José Mourinho is still looking for more signings to strengthen his squad for the forthcoming season. Monaco’s Radamel Falcao is once again the subject of transfer speculation, and may be available after a rumoured big money move to Real Madrid is believed to have run into trouble, according to …

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Arsenal: Debuchy In The Bag, Khedira Deal In Doubt

While the Arsenal faithful will be delighted with the signings of Alexis Sanchez and the soon-to-be-confirmed Mathieu Debuchy, Arsène Wenger’s plans to bring in Sami Khedira from Real Madrid have run into problems. The London Evening Standard has reported that the proposed deal to bring Sami Khedira to the Emirates is still in doubt.Arsène Wenger has apparently come up with …

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Tottenham Set To Get Davies But Miss Out On Lukaku

Spurs fans have not had much to excited about yet in the transfer window and while they would be delighted, if as reported, they have beaten Liverpool for Ben Davies’ signature, they will be expecting Mauricio Pochettino to do a few more deals before the window closes.  Reports in the Telegraph indicate that Tottenham look set to beat Liverpool in the race to sign left back Ben Davies …

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Liverpool Still Spending Luis Suarez Windfall

With deals for Ricky Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic already wrapped up, Liverpool fans will be wondering what Brendan Rodgers’ plans are for the rest of the cash raised by the sale of their beloved Luis Suarez. The Reds boss’ spending spree is far from over with the club having been linked to a host of players.   French international Antoine Griezmann is the subject of interest from …

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Big Spending Chelsea Still Active In Transfer Market

Chelsea have been busy on the transfer market this summer and with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas already in the bag, José Mourinho has no intention of putting the chequebook away just yet.  The Express reports that Chelsea have been trying to sign Paul Pogba all summer with Jose Mourinho believed to have offered Juventus £60 million to bring the French international to Stamford Bridge. However the resignation of manager Antonio Conte from the Italian club, possibly to …

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Manchester City Transfer News – Spending Spree Curtailed

With UEFA restrictions casting a dampener on City’s spending plans, the Citizens are unlikely to add any more big names to their squad after the Eliaquim Mangala deal has gone through.  After protracted transfer negotiations French centre back Eliaquim Mangala is set to complete his £32m move from Porto in the next few days. City had previously been linked with another centre back, Moroccan international Mehdi Benatia, who is now attracting interest from …

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Manchester United – Monday’s Transfer News

As Louis van Gaal starts his new job at Manchester United there are some big signings in the pipeline and with a huge war chest, swollen by the stupendous Adidas £750m kit deal, he should have plenty of options. However things will not easy for the new boss . There has been speculation all summer about a possible Arturo Vidal move to Manchester United and …

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Arsenal – Saturday’s Transfer News

Gunners fans are delighted with the arrival of Chilean World Cup star Alexis Sanchez and the soon to be confirmed  signing of Mathieu Debuchy, and there could be even more good news as the once cautious Arsene Wenger is lining up more high profile transfers this summer.  According to reports in the Daily Star, German midfield ace Sami Khedira has requested a move away from Real Madrid and, with only a year left …

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Tottenham – Saturday’s Transfer News

New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been quiet on the transfer market so far, but will look to strengthen his squad before the window closes. The Daily Express reports that Tottenham are in the hunt to sign 23-year-old Manchester City player Jack Rodwell.  The English youngster has struggled to make an impact at City, having been restricted to a handful of appearances since he signed from Everton two seasons ago. There are …

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Manchester United – Friday’s Transfer News

With one meaningless World Cup game left, departing Dutch boss Louis van Gaal can now turn his attention to getting deals done in the transfer window for Manchester United. Van Gaal has reportedly turned his attentions to a number of South American stars, including Angel di Maria and Arturo Vidal, while   Enzo Perez is another option. Manchester United had been favourites to land 26-year-old Argentine Angel di …

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Liverpool – Thursday’s Transfer News

With the windfall expected from the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona in the post, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers should have plenty of cash to continue his summer spending spree. There has been an abundance of European strikers linked with the club, according to today’s papers. The Metro has reported that Liverpool are interested in signing Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema for £40 million. Rumours of a Radamel Falcao move to the Bernabéu from …

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Manchester United Linked With Portuguese Duo

Manchester United have been active in the summer transfer window this far and are now being linked with a pair of young Portuguese starlets. Manchester United are reportedly trying to land a highly promising Portuguese duo from Benfica.  Joao Filipe, dubbed the new Ronaldo, and Joao Virginia, his goalkeeper friend, have both been offered long term contracts with the Portuguese club but are said to be looking for …

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Top Three Brazil World Cup Victories

With a depression of biblical proportions descending on Brazil in the the wake of their 7-1 humiliation at the hands of the Germans, we take a look back at some of the great Brazilian victories of the past. 3. Brazil 3-1 Argentina When: 1982 World Cup, Second Group Stage. Where: Estadio Sarria, Barcelona, Spain. Many consider Brazil’s heartbreaking 1982 defeat at the hands of the Italians the greatest …

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Promising England Defender Linked With Tottenham

Tottenham haven’t been the most active of traders in the summer transfer window but manager Mauricio Pochettino is pursuing a number of targets, including a highly rated young English defender. New Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t done much in the transfer window thus far and has been frustrated in his attempts to sign Belgian international Romelu Lukaku. The striker is looking for a move away from Chelsea but has balked at a …

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Can Brazil Perform Without Their Stars

In the build up to the Rugby World Cup semi-final a few years back one Kiwi fan tweeted colourfully ‘Haven’t been this nervous about a semi since I saw Brokeback mountain’.  This anxiety must also be gripping the Brazilian nation as they look forward to Tuesday’s  semi-final clash with Germany. Brazilian coach and Gene Hackman lookalike Big Phil Scolari is going for the GAA approach in terms of creating …

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Liverpool Spending Doesn’t Look Like Stopping

After already signing Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can Liverpool are continuing their transfer window splurge.  Here are the current transfer rumours doing the rounds on Monday. With Liverpool expected to lose Luis Suarez in an expected  €80 million move to Barcelona, the club had been keen to bring in Chilean World Cup star Alexis Sanchez as his replacement, but he now appears set for a move to Arsenal …

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