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Official Super bowl XLIX Highlights

For those of you who couldn’t quite stomach staying up until 4 in the morning last night, we feel your pain. Luckily the official highlights of Superbowl XLIX are here for all to enjoy courtesy of the NFL’s YouTube channel.  What a game. After a cakewalk in last years showdown, The Pats and The Seahawks showed everyone how it is …

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Incredible Trailer Released For McGregor vs Aldo

It’s not like this one doesn’t have enough hype already but all the same, this clip has just been posted on one of McGregor’s biggest fan pages and it is spine tingling.  July 11th, the MGM Grand. This is going to be one of the biggest bouts in the history of the UFC. The build up has already begun but this clip …

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Goals Galore! All Super Sunday’s Goals Right Here

Goals Galore! Arsenal just smashed Villa 5-0 with goals from Giroud, Ozil, Walcott, Cazorla & Bellerin. Taking into account the fact that they were missing their best player in Alexis Sanchez, they are looking frighteningly good. Rob Lyons has his five talking points here.  Meanwhile, Swansea beat Southampton 1-0 courtesy of an absolute belter from Jonjo Shelvey. Don’t worry, you’ll …

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Video: Louis Van Gaal Interview & Press Conference

Louis speaks. Yesterday saw Manchester United beat Leicester 3-1. It was a reasonably comfortable win for The Red Devils and one that was badly needed. Here The Iron Tulip gets into the nitty gritty of the performance and there is some bad news for fans who thought 4-4-2 was back for good.   

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Saturday’s Goals As They Happened: Part I

Goals Galore! All the games, all the goals right here.  Part I focuses on United vs Leicester, Liverpool vs West Ham and Crystal Palace vs Everton Man United 3-1 Leicester Van Persie’s goal earlier on today. What a finish it was. #MUFC https://t.co/2NLOpjCGEd — Man Utd News (@MufcDevilsNews) January 31, 2015 Wouldn’t call it a stunner but still a goal …

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Five Talking Points From Manchester United Vs Leicester

United 3-1 Leicester… After a reasonably comfortable victory for Manchester United at Old Trafford, John Murphy runs through some of the major talking points.  1. Twitchy Ass Time? Having reverted to a 3-5-2 formation in early December, Louis Van Gaal has seen United’s performances dip from one week to the next. Speaking of a title challenge only last month, United’s slump …

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The Barclays…Sorry, The Guinness Premier League

It’s been a while since anyone has considered the Premier League anything but the Barclays affair. However, with the banking outfit’s deal running out at the end of the season, rumours are rife as to who the will be the new league sponsors next season.  With the likes of Mastercard, Ford and Samsung rumoured to be interested in a deal, …

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Robbie Savage Looks Like A Girl

Or so say the Stoke City faithful… Here at Pundit Arena HQ there’s little we love more than a witty chant. The crowd at the Rochdale Stoke City game last night were in rare form and they decided it was time to give BT Pundit Robbie Savage a bit of a grilling. Enjoy the clip below and if there are …

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Juan Roman Riquelme And The Greatest Nutmeg of All Time

The Argentinean maestro, a.k.a. The Lazy Magician, has hung up his boots at 36 years of age.  Having made his professional debut for Boca Juniors at just 18 years of age, Riquelme’s career has spanned the 18 years since. Probably best known in Europe for his time with Villareal, the creative midfielder has also played with Boca Juniors, Argentinos Juniors …

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Man City Fan Eggs his Mother

After pledging to egg his Mum should big spenders City lose to Middlesbrough, this poor City fan was true to his word. Needless to say, mammy was not best pleased. Here’s the pledge. If Middlesbourgh win, I’ll egg my mum. — Mikee (@MikeeMCFC) January 24, 2015 And here is the deed itself. Sorry mum! https://t.co/mikTz5xDxn — Mikee (@MikeeMCFC) January 24, …

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Official Highlights of All The Upsets

Chelsea, City, Swansea, Southampton, Spurs… Another one bites the dust.   After the most shocking set of results that the FA Cup has potentially ever seen, FA TV have released official highlights of the works. The Scenes at Stamford Bridge are a particular must see. Chelsea vs Bradford Manchester City vs Middlesbrough Tottenham vs Leicester Blackburn vs Swansea Southampton vs …

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Why Don’t Journalists Ask These Questions?

In recent times, it seems that journalists have become just a little bit soft, particularly in English football. On days when big money teams are losing to lower league opposition, reporters are quicker to make excuses for the manager in question than to press with valid statistics and ask for an explanation. John Murphy wants some of these questions answered.  …

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The Best Ronaldo Interview You Will Ever See

Not so much about football, in the interview below Ronaldo delves into what it has taken him to become what he is today. Work ethic, dedication, discipline and ambition. The 16 minutes below will take you inside the psyche of the best player in the world and it is truly a fantastic watch.  

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Falcao Scores Absurd Goal

No not that one…   Brazilian Futsal legend Falcao is considered by many to be the best at the smaller but more skillful version of the beautiful game. Currently 37 years old, the futsal legend recently took part in an exhibition match back in Brazil… and he went and done the bad thing. Nutmegging two players before smashing the ball …

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95% Of All Shirt Sales in Manchester Are United

And they say if you’re from Manchester you support City…   A recent study of the eight most popular Premier League teams shirt sales has revealed some sorry news for The Sky Blue faithful. The study, conducted by SportsDirect, focused on the the 8 most popular Premier League teams (Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester City, Manchester United and …

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UFC: McGregor Stuns Siver in the Second

And so the Irish invasion continues as The Notorious does it in the second. John Murphy tells us how it went down.  Tonight, The Notorious Conor McGregor (16-2) stormed into the Octagon to face his elder German opponent, Denis Siver (22-9). With Paddy Holohan and Cathal Pendred having already won their bouts, McGregor entered the main event hoping to make …

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Five Talking Points From Man City Vs Arsenal

After a fantastic and somewhat unexpected 2-0 victory for Arsenal away at the Etihad, John Murphy looks at some of  the talking points.    1. What A Massive Win For Arsenal Arsenal’s last seven trips to Manchester had resulted in six losses and one draw. In these fixtures they conceded a total of twenty goals while scoring just six. Prior …

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