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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 .

Varadkar pledges support to Irish 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

Ireland’s hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup have been given a boost with Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Leo Varadkar pledging his support. However, the Irish hopes hinge on the GAA granting permission for its stadiums to be used for rugby. The GAA’s Annual Congress takes place in Derry at the end of the month and there will …

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Wins for Heat, Knicks and Magic

Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic all registered wins on a busy Monday night in the NBA. Miami Heat improved to 44-14 for the season with a 97-81 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 16-point win gave Miami their 15th in a row, a frachise record. Dwyane Wade was in imperious form, finishing with 32 points, 7 rebounds …

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Manchester United v Real Madrid: Preview

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo makes his eagerly-anticipated return to Old Trafford on Tuesday night, when two European giants go head-to-head in the second-leg of the Champions League last-sixteen. Dave Gantly previews what is sure to be a thrilling encounter It had to happen some time didn’t it? The return of one of the greatest players to ever the don …

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Belgium: The new footballing superpower

International football is said to represent the pinnacle of any football player’s career. When one casts a thought over the true powerhouses of international football, teams such as Brazil, Argentina, England, Germany, spring to mind. Pele, Maradona, Hurst, Beckenbauer, the list of truly great footballers is one that is dominated by players from the traditional ‘superpowers’ of international football. However, football …

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The junkies in the stands call for Kidney’s head

When the Irish Six Nations campaign kicked off in Cardiff at the start of February, a nervous sense of excitement was in the air. After a promising November series, the Irish supporters had cause for optimism. A narrow loss against South Africa, was followed by two convincing wins over Fiji and Argentina. When the curtain came down on a relatively …

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Celtic FC need to leave the Scottish Premier League

Celtic Football Club needs to be removed from the Scottish Premier League and granted an English Premier League licence, before the SPL becomes obsolete. The idea of Celtic joining Premier League is something that has caused widespread debate throughout British football for many years. Certain people in the media believe it would signal the downfall of the Scottish Premier League, …

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Arsene Wenger is effectively emptying his bowels all over Arsenal Football Club.

Arsene Wenger is not suited to the modern game and must leave Arsenal football club. Immediately.I make no apologies whatsoever for what you are about to read. Bayern Munich have just beaten Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates and confirmed the inevitable reality that Arsenal will endure another trophy-less season. This has come as a ‘shock’ to Arsenal fans all over the world …

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Success or Fame?

Richard Barrett takes a look at the two types of modern-day footballers, those motivated by success and those motivated by fame. He makes the comparison between the likes of Sergio Canales and David Bentley, both talented players but with contrasting careers. As the 2013 Champions League entered the knock-out phase, I found myself compiling an imaginary ‘Euro Elite’ team based on the …

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Who will win this year’s NBA Championship?

The 2013 NBA season has been one of the best in recent memory.  Trades, takeovers, injuries, suspensions, full-court shots, half-court shots (from fans), buzzer-beaters, crossovers, ankle-breakers, Honey Nut Cheerios. It has had everything that the fans desire. With All-Star weekend quickly approaching, the playoff picture has become a lot clearer. Although a couple of places are still up for grabs, …

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