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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.

Former Dutch Legend Has A Go At Guus Hiddink

Dutch coach Guus Hiddinck finds himself under pressure after his side has lost two of their three opening games in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, with former Oranje legend Ronald de Boer crticising the veteran coach. New Dutch boss Guus Hiddink is under fire as his team have had an atrocious start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. The Oranje have  lost …

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Tottenham Target Italian International

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is weighing up a move for Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco, while Hugo Lloris and Nacer Chadli are injury doubts ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Manchester City.  Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is keeping a close eye on Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco who has not yet signed a new contract that would keep him at the Serie A club after his current deal expires …

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Northern Ireland Hope To Capitalise On An Impressive Start

 Northern Ireland, who have enjoyed their best start to a qualifying campaign since 1968, face Greece in a Group F qualifier in Athens on Tuesday at 7.45pm. Northern Ireland have enjoyed an excellent start to their qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championships, with two wins from two in their opening games in Group F. They managed a sensational late comeback to claim …

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England & Liverpool In Dispute Over Player Fitness Again

England manager Roy Hodgson has criticised Brendan Rodgers’ approach to fitness and recovery in the wake of Raheem Sterling’s absence from the England starting line up against Estonia. The relationship between England manager Roy Hodgson and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers continues to deteriorate with a new disagreement regarding recovering time. On the last international break Daniel Sturridge picked up an injury that …

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Renewed Speculation On Manchester United Transfer Target

Juventus’ Arturo Vidal may end up at Manchester United yet, with renewed speculation linking him to a January move with Juan Mata going in the opposite direction, but Real Madrid  may also be interested in landing the Chilean. The Arturo Vidal to Manchester United rumour is back on again it seems after a brief pause. United fans had to endure a …

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Tottenham Almost Offloaded Gareth Bale For £5 Million

Martin Jol has said that he could have signed Gareth Bale for £5 million when he was in charge at Hamburg back in 2008. Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol has told TalkSport that he almost signed Welsh superstar Gareth Bale when he was in charge of Hamburg. The Dutchman was sacked by Spurs following a poor start to the 07/08 and took …

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Arsenal

Arsenal Injury Crisis Deepens

Under pressure Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has more bad news to deal with, as both Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil face battles with injuries. Arsenal’s injury crisis deepens with the news that French international Laurent Koscielny has been sent home from his national squad due to an Achilles problem, according to The Independent. While the injury is not believed to be serious, the French …

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Manchester United To Drop Down In Champions League Rankings

Manchester United are currently focusing on regaining  their Top 4 status, but if they manage to achieve it they may find themselves shunted down the pecking order on their return to Champions League football. ESPN has reported that Manchester United could drop down the rankings for Champions League seeding if they do indeed manage to qualify for next season’s competition. They …

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Chelsea In For German Defender

Rumour has it that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to land Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger, but faces serious competition to secure his signature. Chelsea are one of number of sides looking to land Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger, according to the Express. The German had previously been linked with Manchester United while the player himself spoke highly of the Red Devils …

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Harry Redknapp Missed Out On Suarez When At Tottenham

Current Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Reknapp has revealed in his new book that he almost landed Patrick Vieira and Luis Suarez during his stint as Tottenham Hotspur manager. Harry Redknapp, who famously took umbrage at a Sky Sports reporter for suggesting he was a wheeler dealer, has been lifting the lid on some of the deals he was involved …

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Barclays Report: Manchester United Are Biggest Spenders

A report has shown that Manchester United are running the largest individual deficit in the Premier League, writes Dan O’Mahony. Barclays has published a report on the trade balance between the leagues in various countries, and the high flying Premier League is running the biggest deficit. As the dust settles on this summer’s transfer window dealings Barclays have published a report on …

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Southampton Player: Stadium Would Have Been Burnt Down If Sold

Morgan Schneiderlin has been talking to the press about Southampton’s acrimonious summer that saw them lose their star players and how the fans threatened arson if the midfielder himself was allowed to leave. Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin has spoken about his long running transfer saga over the summer which almost saw him move to Tottenham Hotspur to link up with …

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Chelsea To Get New Sponsor

Chelsea’s sponsorship deal with Samsung is set to expire at the end of the season and the club are in talks with Turkish Airlines to take over as partners. There will be a new sponsor sported on Chelsea’s famous blue jerseys next season with Korean electronics giant Samsung set to part ways with the club they have been associated with …

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Arsenal Facing Renewed Competition To Land Superstar

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been heavily linked with Arsenal for some time and while they remain favourites to land him they are facing competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea as well as Serie A outfit AC Milan. The race to sign Sami Khedira is hotting up already with the January window still some way off. Recent reports suggested …

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Liverpool Hold Contract Talks With Key Players

Liverpool’s talks with Glen Johnson seem to have broken down and the defender is likely to depart over the summer, meanwhile boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to tie vice captain Jordan Henderson and the talented Raheem Sterling into longer term deals. The future of Liverpool’s Glen Johnson is very much in doubt with no progress made on a new contract …

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Premier League

Tottenham To Target Exciting Prospect In The January Window

Tottenham Hotspur may target Anderlecht youngster Andy Najar in the January transfer window as the mood in the club is lifted in the wake of a 1-0 win over Southampton Tottenham Hotspur are interested in landing Anderlehct winger Andy Najar in the January window according to the Star. The Honduran, who starred for his country in this summer’s World Cup, …

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Chelsea’s Summer Dealings Attract Controversy

Chelsea have been making headlines in the papers today for the controversy surrounding the summer purchase of Loic Remy and the sale of David Luiz. Beleaguered Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has taken to Twitter to vent his anger at the manner in which Loic Remy’s last minute move to Chelsea was conducted, according to The Express. The Frenchman’s …

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Manchester City Superstar Set To Depart In January

Press rumour indicate that Yaya Toure is unsettled and wants to quit Manchester City in the January window as boss Manuel Pellegrini lines up Paul Pogba or Cheick Tiote as possible replacements. Manchester City dynamo Yaya Toure has had a poor start to the season and the feeling is that he is unsettled at the club, with last season’s sensational …

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