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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 .

Guti Hernandez – The Creator Of The Single Greatest Assist In Footballing History

Before hipsters, there was Guti Hernandez; the most hip of them all. Guti’s career was a never-ending GIF of mesmeric, technically proficient footballing satisfaction. Five hundred games, fifteen trophies, and golden, biblical hair, Guti Hernandez was the people’s champion. If Real Madrid’s transfer policy at the time bore the characteristics of a revolving door, Guti’s time at the club was closer …

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History Says Aston Villa Will Win The FA Cup If Falkirk Beat Inverness

Aston Villa fans will undoubtedly be cheering for a Falkirk win in this year’s Scottish Cup Final if history is anything to go by. Get a RISK-FREE £25 Free Bet with Matchbook.com. No catch, just free cash. There were big upsets over the weekend in British cup competitions with Inverness beating Celtic, Aston Villa overcoming Liverpool and Falkirk beating Alan Stubbs’ …

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Shay Given Became The Most Relaxed Man In FA Cup History Yesterday

For those of you living under a rock for the past 24 hours, Aston Villa crushed Steven Gerrard’s dream of an FA Cup Final farewell after they trumped Liverpool 2-1 in Sunday’s semi-final. In an entertaining game, the Villains secured a place in the Wembley showpiece with goals from Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph cancelling out Philippe Coutinho’s opener. With …

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Barcelona Give An Offside Trap Masterclass

Barcelona comprehensively beat Paris Saint-Germain in Paris on Wednesday night, with Luis Suarez’s humiliation of David Luiz making the headlines. However, a minor subplot was the efficiency of the Blaugrana’s offside trap. There’s no question that Luis Enrique has his troops well marshalled based on the following evidence. We count six PSG players in an offside postion when the ball …

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ICYMI: Hurricanes Score The Team Try Of The Year

The scoresheet may have read Beauden Barrett but this try for Hurricanes over the weekend was most definitely a team one. An outstanding passing move from Hurricanes against Stormers saw Barrett touch down for a super team try. Barrett won IRPA Try of the Year in 2013, and something tells us there could be another few awards coming his way …

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This Bizarre Rugby Dummy Is Evil But Highly Effective

Johnathan Thurston was in incredible form for North Queensland on Monday, involving himself in all five of his side’s tries in the win against Penrith. However, the best highlight of all was this bizarre dummy that fooled half of the Panthers’ squad. Looking like he was about to be swallowed up by the Penrith players, Thurston’s quick witted and dare we say, …

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The Unorthodox Sponsorship Of The US Masters At Augusta

The Masters has a very unusual sponsorship model and way of funding itself when compared to other competitions on the PGA Tour. Richard Barrett discusses. “If the Masters offered no money at all, I would be here trying just as hard.” Ben Hogan The US Masters is the pinnacle of the golfing world; the illustrious green jackets, the incredibly well-kept …

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Ma’a Nonu Enters Beast Mode, Only One Result

Ma’a Nonu stands at just under 5 foot 10 inches and weighs sixteen and a half stone. If he’s coming for you, you better get out of the way. The Stormers and Hurricanes clash last weekend threw up a number of clips for the highlight reel, including Nehe Milner-Studder’s running game, but this hit from Ma’a Nonu on Cheslin Kolbe …

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