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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 .

VINE: Wanyama Screamer Puts Southampton Ahead

Victor Wanyama has put Southampton ahead in the opening minutes,and what a goal it was! Southampton are in superb form this season and Wanyama put the Saints ahead after just three minutes at the KC Stadium. Here’s the goal: If it stays like this, Southampton will be second in the table,five points ahead of Manchester City who occupy third.

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Cork City Confirm Signing Of Karl Sheppard

Cork City have confirmed the signing of former Reading and Shamrock Rovers striker Karl Sheppard. Here are the main points from the club’s press release, issued this morning: Speaking after signing with the club, the 23-year-old striker said: “I am delighted to join the club. I spoke to the gaffer, he’s shown me around the club and, once I spoke …

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Manchester City Boss: I’m Not Under Pressure

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists he is not feeling the heat at the Etihad Stadium. Pressure is starting to increase on the Chilean after a less-than-convincing start to the season. The champions have lost two of the opening nine matches of their Barclays Premier League title defence and have made another faltering start in the Champions League. To compound …

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Manchester United Boss: I’m Not Jealous Of City Squad

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he has no reason to be jealous of Manchester City’s stellar squad. Van Gaal may have invested more than £150million of United’s money in the transfer window, but after six years of almost non-stop spending, City have a squad which is the envy of most clubs in world football. Manuel Pellegrini has almost …

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Manchester United Fan Carves LVG Into Pumpkin

A fanatical Manchester United fan has carved Louis Van Gaal into a pumpkin ahead of this weekend’s Manchester derby. Red Devils supporter Simon McMinnis spent 25 hours carving the former Holland manager, along with Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, into the pumpkins. Will City be in for a fright this Halloween weekend, or will we see them prevail in what …

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Horror Start For The Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers’ injury woes continued last night when top prospect Julius Randle broke his leg in the season opener with Houston. The blow was another dark moment in a pitch black few years that have seen the Lakers’ key men struck down by horrific injuries. With Kobe Bryant having just returned from a stop-start horror two seasons, there …

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Chelsea Boss Blames Del Bosque For Costa Injury Woes

Jose Mourinho thinks Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is the man to blame for Diego Costa’s recent injury troubles. Costa began the season in prolific fashion, scoring nine goals in seven matches, but he has missed Chelsea’s last three fixtures because of a persistent hamstring injury. The former Atletico Madrid man had also been suffering from a cold in the …

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Fergie Angered By Manchester United Squad Claims

Sir Alex Ferguson has branded claims he left David Moyes an “ageing” Manchester United squad as “an insult”. The former United manager hit back at critics of the make-up of the Old Trafford squad Moyes inherited when he succeeded Ferguson in 2013. Former Everton boss Moyes was removed from the United post after just one season at the helm, prompting …

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Munster Senior League – Was Corruption At Play?

The highly controversial Munster Senior League debacle has taken a further twist with the news that the MSL withheld information from University College Cork. Story So Far – UCC protest due to Leeds fielding ineligible player is denied by MSL. Denied by Munster Football Association. Denied by FAI. Case is taken to arbitration. – UCC awarded a 3-0 victory by arbitrator Max Duthie. – …

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Avondale’s Mulconry: Should Be Decided On Pitch, Not Courtrooms

Avondale’s Micheál Mulconry spoke to Pundit Arena on Wednesday morning on behalf of the Avondale players, following the announcement that UCC had been awarded the 2013/14 MSL Premier Division title at an arbitration hearing in Dublin. Micheál Mulconry, Avondale United The blame has to fall at UCC’s door and the league’s door. It is the league’s job to organise the registration of players and ensure …

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Ex- Avondale Manager: MSL Assured Us We Were Champions

Pundit Arena spoke to former Avondale manager John Ryan on Wednesday morning to get the club’s reaction to their Munster Senior League title being revoked and subsequently awarded to UCC. Speaking to Richard Barrett, here’s what he had to say. John Ryan, former Avondale Manager I feel we won the league fair and square. We have done nothing wrong as a football club. We …

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Bayern Munich Meet Pope, Donate €1 Million

Fresh from their 7-1 annihilation of AS Roma on Tuesday night, Bayern Munich had a private audience with Pope Francis, where they donated €1 million to charitable causes. Images of Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer presenting the Pope with a Bayern Munich jersey have been tweeted by the official Bayern Munich Twitter account. Philipp #Lahm and @Manuel_Neuer present …

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BREAKING: UCC Win Appeal, Named Munster Senior League Champs

University College Cork have won their appeal against Leeds’ fielding of an ineligible player and, as a result, been crowned Munster Senior League champions for the 2013/14 season.   Summary Of The Decision – Leeds fielded an ineligible player against UCC. Leeds forfeit the match and UCC are awarded a 3-0 victory. – Total points awarded to each team be …

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There’s Finally Going To Be A Sequel To Mike Bassett: England Manager

Three cheers for Mike Bassett! If this doesn’t win an Oscar, there’s no justice! The news we’ve all been waiting for, Mike Bassett is back! Everyone’s favourite England manager will be hitting the screens for Mike Bassett: Interim Manager.  The film is being funded on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. If you’ve got some cash lying about, there’s no better investment! Richard …

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19 Guys You Always See At Five-A-Side

For some, an hour on the AstroTurf is the equivalent of the World Cup Final. Here are 19 guys you will always experience during your five-a-side career. 1.  The Organiser The organiser has more contacts than a phone book. Will do his utmost to ensure the game goes ahead, regardless of standard. Always liable to turn up with a car full of people that nobody …

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VIDEO: 5-Year-Old With Leukemia Signs For NBA Team

The Utah Jazz signed a five-year-old Leukemia sufferer to a one-day contract on Monday night in what was a heartwarming act by the NBA franchise. JP Gibson’s dream came true when he signed the one-day contract with the Jazz President before kitting out to join the team for a scrimmage. Gibson even got the chance to dunk in front of his family thanks …

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Roy Keane: “I Was Glad He Had Heart Attack”

The latest revelation from Roy Keane’s book, The Second Half, sees the former Manchester United captain admit he was ‘glad’ Clive Clarke had a heart attack in September 2007. Clarke was playing for Leicester City in a League Cup tie in 2007 and suffered a near fatal heart attack close to half time. The seriousness of the incident meant that the game …

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