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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 .

Milner-Skudder’s Running Game Against The Stormers Was Sensational

Nehe Milner-Skudder was in sensational form for the unbeaten Wellington Hurricanes over the weekend, as they hung on to beat the Western Stormers 25-20 in the Super 15. The star performer was undoubtedly the Hurricanes’ full back Nehe Milner-Skudder who, at just 24 years old, continues to impress. His running game against the Stormers was nothing short of scandalous as he obliterated the …

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Kyrie Irving Misreads Shot Clock, Casually Buckets From Downtown

“Get buckets! I get buckets!” Kyrie Irving got buckets in true Uncle Drew style against Chicago on Sunday.   Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving misread the shot clock during Sunday’s 99-94 win over the Chicago Bulls and all too easily sank a jumper from way downtown when the pressure was on. Irving incorrectly thought he had 22 seconds left when he inbounded …

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The Lakers Are Horrendously Bad, But That’s A Good Thing

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA, but fear not Laker fans that’s actually a good thing. It’s been a tough few years for Lakers Nation. Cast into the barren playoff-less wilderness, time has not been too good for the storied franchise since the highly publicised Steve Nash trade. Since Mike D’Antoni’s failure to unite …

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Tuncay Proves He Still Has It In Typical Tuncay Style

Tuncay Sanli’s backheel game is most definitely on point… Surprisingly, the skilful former Fenerbahce and Middlesbrough attacker is still just thirty-three, but on this evidence he looks like he has plenty of miles left on the tank. Check out the filthy backheel finish during Turkish legend Alexsandro de Sousa’s last game which featured the Palmeiras side of 1999 and Amigos do …

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Incredibly Bizarre Effort From Vincent Kompany

Belgium won their Euro 2016 qualification game 1-0 away to Israel last night to go top of Group B, but it was no thanks to this wonderfully baffling effort from center back Vincent Kompany.    We have no idea what possessed him to take it on but we can only surmise that Kompany apparently fancied himself as the next Matt Le Tissier. …

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From 19th To 9th, The Moyes-iah Is Back

Praise the Lord, the second coming of the Moyes-iah is upon us.   “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life…” – James 1:12 David Moyes, nailed to the proverbial cross at Old Trafford in 2014 AD, is back in the big time. Those that wrote him off as …

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An Incredible Amount Of Real Madrid Fans Want Bale Dropped From Starting XI

The last few months in Madrid have not been kind to Gareth Bale. After Valencia snapped Real Madrid’s incredible 22-game winning streak back in January, Madridistas far and wide have been critical of their beloved side’s inconsistency. One player that has felt the brunt of this criticism is hairband aficionado Gareth Bale. Bale’s apparent inability to pass the ball to …

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From Exceptional To Ordinary: The Constant Decline Of Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas was untouchable in the first half of the current Premier League season, notching goals and assists effortlessly as Chelsea steamrolled opponents. However, his influence has waned considerably since the turn of the year, an all-too-familiar trend in the former Arsenal captain’s career. Chelsea continued their march to the title, albeit in unconvincing fashion, with a 3-2 win away to Hull …

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Three Times Pep Guardiola Showed His Love For John O’Shea

Pep Guardiola couldn’t hide his delight after Lionel Messi’s nutmeg on James Milner last night. However, our evidence shows John O’Shea was the Bayern Munich manager’s first love. You may have to see them to believe them, but here are the ‘Three Times Pep Guardiola Showed His Love For John O’Shea’.   1. The Time John O’Shea Nutmegged Luis Figo When an …

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Mats Hummels Makes Slide Tackling Look Oh So Graceful

Borussia Dortmund are enduring a nightmare season, but German juggernaut Mats Hummels is still portraying moments of defensive brilliance from time to time. Graceful and committed, if there was ever a tackle that summed up the playing style of the Dortmund captain it’s most definitely this clip from Wednesday night’s loss to Juventus. Despite conceding a woeful three unanswered goals, this tackle …

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Eden Hazard Makes Nutmegs Look So Easy

While Chelsea might be getting some flak for their negative football, the same cannot be said of their creative genius, Eden Hazard. The skilful Belgian was up to his usual tricks at the weekend, nutmegging the Southampton rearguard with ease. Hazard has a reputation for nutmegging his opponents but he’s got a long way to go before taking Juan Mata’s crown for …

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Five Reasons Chelsea Are Currently The Most Hated Club In The World

Living rooms throughout Europe erupted on Wednesday night when Thiago Silva’s extra-time header sent Chelsea Football Club crashing out of the Champions League. Given the decline of a famous team from the red side of Manchester, it appears the ABUs (Anyone-But-United) have evolved and are now clothing their voodoo dolls in the famous blue of Jose Mourinho’s side. We discuss the five …

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Tyrese Johnson-Fisher: Rugby’s 15-Year-Old Version Of The Terminator

“Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.” – Kyle reese, The Terminator (1984). Tyrese Johnson-Fisher is fifteen years old and annihilating his opponents on the rugby field. The strapping speedster crushed …

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VIDEO: Rory McIlroy Loses It, Throws Club Into The Water

Rory, Rory, Rory…you’re going to regret this.. Golfers are supposed to be gentlemen, acting cool, calm and collected at all times. Well, this isn’t very gentlemanly from world number one Rory McIlroy. After shanking his second shot of a par 5, McIlroy decided to launch his three-iron into the drink. Surprisingly, McIlroy regained his composure to sneak a bogey. His …

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VIDEO: Pundit Arena Goes Training With Cork City FC

Cork City FC exceeded expectations last season but came up just short, finishing in second place behind eventual champions Dundalk. However, this season they want that coveted first place. Pundit Arena went training with the Rebel Army to see how things are shaping up for John Caulfield and co. ahead of the season opener with Sligo Rovers on Saturday. We even joined …

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The Masked Menace – Russell Westbrook Is Setting Fire To The NBA

Something remarkable is happening in the NBA…and it does not involve LeBron James. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is en fuego and smoking opponents at will, all while wearing a protective face guard. The media are running out of superlatives to underline the magnitude of Russell Westbrook’s last four performances. One triple-double was impressive, a second was surprising. His …

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