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Video: Amir Khan Interviews Jordan Henderson

We had a bit of a laugh here at Pundit Arena HQ at this one. Next to James Milner, Jordan Henderson has to be one of the most boring men in the Premier League. Quizzed by boxing superstar Amir Khan, the Liverpool midfielder comes out with one boring answer after another. “Who was your footballing idol growing up?” “I’d have …

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VIDEO: Dean Windass Interview – Alcoholism & Rehab

“Rehab was the best 26 days of my life”. Barry Glendenning of The Guardian is interviewing ex-footballers and this 10 minute one on one with former Hull man Dean Windass is without question the pick of the bunch. Famous for a promotion clinching goal scored in the play-off final at Wembley, Windass has now opened up about his struggles with …

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Nani Hopes For Manchester United Return

After a somewhat hot and cold Manchester United career, last summer the Old Trafford back room staff seemingly gave up on Portuguese winger Nani, shipping him out on loan to Sporting Lisbon.  Since making the move, Nani has proven that Old Trafford boss, Louis Van Gaal may have made a mistake in not keeping him in United’s squad this season. …

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Getting Tired Of The Wenger Out Brigade

After a surprise loss to Monaco at the Emirates last night, commentators, pundits and journalists alike went into a frenzy about just how bad Arsenal were. But were they?     The Telegraph spread the words “Cluless, Pathetic, Shambolic” across their back page while The Star and The Mirror both went with “Dimwits!” as their headlines. The latter was seemingly …

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Winter Loving: Brilliant Spoof Song On Qatar World Cup

Here at Pundit Arena HQ we’ve pretty much had it up to here with Fifa at this stage and are ranting and raving to anyone who will lend an ear (see here). However, some are still able to see the funny side in the midst of this shambles and YouTuber Jim Daly has produced an awesome parody song to lighten …

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VIDEO: Juventus vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights

Last night football fans around the world were forced to make a tormenting decision: Manchester City vs Barcelona or Juventus vs Borussia Dortmund. Aguero vs Messi or Pirlo vs Kagawa. Well, in actual fact poor old Shinji was left on the bench (farce) so maybe it was more like Pirlo vs Reus… Nonetheless, what an absolute nightmare. What a selection …

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The FIFA Fiasco: It’s Time For A Revolution

Today, it was announced that a FIFA task force had recommended that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be played in November and December due to excessive summer temperatures. In light of the latest twist, John Murphy analyses all that is wrong with the Qatar fiasco beginning with the very day it all began. It was Thursday the 2nd of December 2010. …

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Why Pacquiao vs Mayweather Is Not The Biggest Fight Of All Time

Last night it was announced that the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather bout would finally go ahead. The world had been calling for the event to take place for the past decade and at long last, it had finally been confirmed. Bells rang and media companies shouted from their roof tops that the greatest fight in the history of the …

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Swansea 2-1 Man Utd: Dominance Means Nothing Without A Cutting Edge

After Manchester United mostly dominated Gary Monk’s side, many were left wondering how they left the Liberty Stadium without a single point to show for their work. John Murphy examines how Louis Van Gaal’s philosophy leaves little room for a cutting edge. The first half was standard for the United of late. The Iron Tulip’s outfit had a lot of …

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Redmen TV Debate The Balotelli vs Henderson Incident

They’re not exactly the classiest fan channel going but Redmen TV are certainly active when it comes to the what’s what on Merseyside. The clip below is loaded with curses galore as is the channel’s style (see here) so be warned prior to pressing play. However, if a more laid back “no BS” approach to post game analysis is your …

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VIDEO: Cazorla & Monreal Are Absurd At Keepy Uppies

This was too good not to post. Cazorla vs Monreal in two touch cross room keepy uppy.  Some of us here at Pundit Arena HQ have always wondered why we didn’t quite make it pro. I mean, I myself just scored a shimmy, step-over, truffle shuffle, half volley banana kick last week. So… why I’m not playing for the Galacticos …

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VIDEO: Ryan Giggs Opens Football Hotel With Roof-Top Pitch

Well, what can you say? A football hotel with an astro on the roof. Every man’s dream.   The class of ’92 hotel is a joint venture with Giggs, Scholes, Butt and the two Nevilles as the major backers. The hotel is located right next to Old Trafford and will surely be a big hit for the former Red Devils. …

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VIDEO: The Balotelli vs Henderson Incident

There’s been quite a bit of controversy regarding an incident that took place last night in Liverpool’s Europa League tie with Besiktas. After Jordan Ibe won a late penalty, captain for the night Jordan Henderson had the ball in hand ready to take the crucial spotter. Mario Balotelli approached, gently removed the ball from his captain’s hands and informed him …

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Sunderland Publish Official Open Letter From Gus Poyet

According to SAFC.com, Gus Poyet asked the club to release a letter to the Sunderland supporters. In line with his request this letter was just published on the club’s website. This can be seen here or you can read the full letter below.   “For the first time in my life I think is time for me to write this …

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VIDEO: Bundesliga Release Official Top Ten 4 Goal Performances

The official Bundesliga channel is streets ahead of the likes of the Premier League or La Liga. Often uploading official highlights to widen their worldwide following, the Germans really seem to be at the races when it comes to their global marketing strategy. This week after Bas Dost stuck four in one game for Wolfsburg, the Bundesliga YouTube team were …

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VIDEO: 50 Shades Of Andy Tate

Man United fan channel Full Time Devils have produced a fantastic parody of blockbuster release ’50 Shades Of Grey’. With some neat audio and visual editing, they have inserted super-fan Andy Tate as the film’s main protagonist and the results are outstanding. 50 Shades of Tate? We’ll take 10 tickets please.   

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