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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 .

Roberto Carlos: Golazo King

Roberto Carlos was the proverbial “scorer of great goals, as opposed to a great goalscorer”.  Although one or two may been unintentional, anyone that knows Roberto Carlos will agree that anything is possible when it comes to the Brazilian’s cultured left foot. Here are his Top Five Golazos. Sit back and enjoy: 5. Was it a mix of measured skill …

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South American Football Gaining on Europe

South America has given birth to some of the greatest footballers in history: Pele, Maradona, Messi etc. However, many of today’s stars are refusing to leave their respective homelands and continue to snub the so-called ‘elite’ leagues of Europe. Ganso and Neymar are two stars that have the world at their feet and although they have been subject to much …

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A More Economical Transfer Window?

As the dust settles on what was, for the most part, an unexciting transfer window, many footballs fans will be disappointed that the greatest pantomime of the season (Deadline Day) failed to live up to expectations. Big money moves were few and far between, limited to one or two clubs that have hit the panic button as they struggle to keep their Premiership head …

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Das Bundesliga: The Greatest League in Europe?

After what seemed like a lifetime of speculation,  Bayern Munich have finally confirmed that the Allianz Arena will be the next stop in Pep Guardiola’s managerial career. Pep will take over in July on a three-year contract with the Munich giants. With a mountain of offers at his disposal, it will come as a surprise to many that Guardiola has snubbed …

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Strip Soccer Players of Medals

Finally. After years of allegations, it seems that Lance Armstrong has finally admitted to the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). This comes as no surprise, as the evidence against Armstrong was widespread and substantial. Testimonies from former cyclists and ‘friends’ of Armstrong further substantiated the belief that Armstrong was in fact a drug cheat. Armstrong spent his life trying to reach the …

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Liverpool Fans The Biggest Losers

Full-time from Old Trafford and Liverpool have suffered another loss to their biggest rivals. The battle of the Premiership’s two most potent strikers was never really in doubt. Van Persie finished the game with a goal and an assist, while Suarez left with a pair of sore ears from the constant barrage of abuse he received from the Old Trafford faithful. On …

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Earl Clark and The Tin-Men of the Lakers

  It is twelve days into 2013 and the Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for their first ‘W’ of the year. They are on a six-game slide, with tough games coming thick and fast. The season started with expectations of  another banner being raised in the Staples and the Lakers collecting their 17th Championship. The arrival of big-name players …

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2012: The Alternative Footballing Year

In no particular order, the following is a compilation of the alternative moments to remember (and forget) during what was a topsy-turvy footballing year. From that ‘Aguerooooooooo’ goal, to the unearthing of Luis Suarez as the heir to the Third Reich, these are moments that will go down in history as ingredients to the most flavoursome year in recent footballing …

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Talent falling through the Trap door?

Trap Out. It is a phrase that is snowballing at a dramatic rate as the disappointment and groans of the Irish people become audible in the stands, studios, and streets of Ireland. As the Republic celebrated a smash-and-grab 2-1 win over lowly Kazakhstan, the cracks in Giovanni Trapattoni’s questionable tactics become more and more visible to the ‘Boys In Green’. No matter …

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Malaga C.F. Financial Situation

Good article regarding the Malaga C.F. financial situation: News reports out of Malaga are reporting that the Qatari owner Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nassar Al-Thani has put the club up for sale and negotiations are ongoing with Taçi Oil Group International (who own an 80% share of Bologna and are investors in AC Milan) despite denials from all parties. Sources close …

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LeBron and Ronaldo: Not So Different

“I don’t know any other way to lead but by example” Don Shula Motivated. Strong-willed. Mentally tough. Leaders amongst men.  The above terms aptly describe two of the greatest superstars in the sporting world today. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveira and LeBron Raymone James may live thousands of miles apart, yet both are aware of each other and the daily …

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