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Richard Barrett is a Co-Founder and Head of Content at Pundit Arena. You can follow him on Twitter via @TheBoyBarrett .

Mick McCarthy On Protest: “Do It Somewhere Else & Another Time”

Mick McCarthy is not panicking, despite a lacklustre opening display against an amateur Gibraltar side on Saturday amidst a whirlwind of activity off the pitch. Whilst news of corporate reshuffles and Executive Vice-Presidents continues to dominate the headlines, McCarthy was quick to dispel any talk of corporate governance disrupting his preparations for the Georgia game. The Republic scraped past Gibraltar …

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No idea why I didn’t play more. It’s not the end of the world.

Matt Doherty Loving Life: “My Confidence Is Sky High”

Matt Doherty is riding a wave of confidence and looking forward to increased international appearances as an Irish player under Mick McCarthy. Coleman has struggled for consistency this season as part of an inconsistent Everton side, which currently sits 11th in the Premier League table. Matt Doherty, conversely, is having a breakout season as part of a Wolves side that …

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Strachan On Declan Rice Situation: “Unfair To Use A Nation For International Football”

Gordon Strachan believes any player showing a hint of unwillingness to declare for a country should be shown the door. Speaking to Pundit Arena on Tuesday, the former Scotland boss shared his own experience with indecisive players when quizzed about the Declan Rice situation. Strachan was as steadfast as ever, referencing a number of incidents when he was at the …

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Republic Of Ireland Press Conference: Live Blog

We’re live at the FAI National Training Centre in Dublin ahead of Ireland’s World Cup qualifiers with Gibraltar and Georgia later this week. The Irish team have been training under new manager Mick McCarthy, and spirits in the camp are high. The Republic travel to Gibraltar at the end of the week ahead of their World Cup qualification opener, before …

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Mick McCarthy: Patrick Bamford Wants To Focus On Club Career

Patrick Bamford has told Mick McCarthy that he wants to focus on his club career for now, as high-flying Leeds look to secure promotion to the Premier League. Mick McCarthy addressed the assembled media at FAI HQ today at the launch of the FAI’s new partnership with sports betting company, Sport Pesa, and much to the disappointment of Ireland fans, …

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Exclusive: Celtic Make Approach For Cork Youngster Adam O’Reilly

Celtic are among three clubs that have made an approach for Preston youngster Adam O’Reilly.  Pundit Arena can exclusively reveal that Celtic, Burnley and Birmingham have all made contact with the 17-year-old’s representatives following his senior debut earlier in the week. A source close to the player told Pundit Arena that the Glasgow giants have confirmed their interest in O’Reilly …

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Marcus Rashford Still Searching For Man United Role

Marcus Rashford has proven with England that he has all the qualities required to be a consistent attacking threat – but his task now is to replicate that form for Manchester United. Rashford impressed as England beat Croatia 2-1 last Sunday to secure a place in next June’s Nations League Finals, yet there is no guarantee he will start when …

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