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Watch: The Stunning Scorpion-Kick That Sent The A-League Crazy

One of the most amazing goals you will ever see has been nominated and considered a contender for this year’s FIFA Puskas award. On April 28, 2018, the relatively unknown Riley McGree scored a goal that instantly put him in a category containing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, and more. The goal in question, which he scored while playing …

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Henderson Form Rewarded With New Long-Term Contract

 Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders on Monday. Henderson has emerged as a key figure under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and the new deal is a reward for the England midfielder’s fine form. The 28-year-old has made 283 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 24 goals, since arriving from Sunderland in 2011. He took …

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Mourinho Unfazed By Pressure Insists Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic insists Jose Mourinho can guide Manchester United back into the Premier League title race because the under-fire manager doesn’t let pressure affect him. Successive defeats against Brighton and Tottenham condemned United to their worst start to a season for 26 years and put Mourinho’s position in the spotlight. Last Monday’s 3-0 loss to Tottenham was the heaviest home …

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Celtic Beat Rangers In Gerrard’s First Old Firm Derby

Steven Gerrard’s first taste of the Old Firm derby ended in defeat as Olivier Ntcham’s goal handed Celtic a 1-0 win on Sunday and Brendan Rodgers first blood in his battle with the former Liverpool captain. Defeat was also Gerrard’s first in 13 games as Rangers manager, but on this evidence, there is still some work to do for the …

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Watch: Roger Federer Nails Stunning Wonder-Shot In US Open

Five-time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze Saturday as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios. The second-seeded Swiss withstood an early onslaught from the unpredictable Aussie, firing 51 winners that included an unlikely forehand flicked around the net post that Kyrgios couldn’t believe. 37yo Roger Federer with …

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Watch: Shane Daly Thrills Crowd With Superb Last Ditch Tackle

Shane Daly came through with an absolutely cracking last-ditch tackle to save his Munster side’s blushes in their PRO14 opener today. Munster hosted Cheetahs in Thomond Park today and in the second-half, after pulling ahead by a score of 12-0, Shane Daly denied their opponents their opening points with a fantastic tackle. Daly, who is an Ireland Sevens international, made his …

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Pep Guardiola Won’t Revel In José Mourinho’s Woes

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has refused to gloat over his old rival Jose Mourinho’s troubled start to the season at Manchester United. Guardiola was asked about the pressure which is mounting on his United counterpart following consecutive Premier League losses to Brighton and Tottenham. The pair have had a strained relationship since their days as rival managers of Barcelona …

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A Message To Our Pundits

The world of sports media is one that is changing at a rapid pace. When we set up Pundit Arena in late 2013, our goal was to provide unique, passionate and insightful content for sports fans in Ireland. Fast forward five years and the industry has undergone a lifetime of change; change which we have embraced at Pundit Arena. When we …

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Irish Provinces Unveil Their Teams For Pro14 Opener

With us now edging ever closer to the start of this season’s Pro14 campaign, we now know how each of the Irish teams involved will line out. With Connacht, Munster, and Ulster set to play on Saturday and Leinster opening things up on Friday, here are your teams for the opening fixtures of this year’s Pro14 campaign. Connacht’s starting fifteen for …

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Manchester City’s Unthinkable Rise To Power: Ten Years Later

Just 10 years after he bought struggling Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour has the satisfaction of knowing his billions have transformed the club from perennial underachievers into the kings of English football. Inspired by Pep Guardiola’s managerial genius and the brilliance of Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and company, City’s record-breaking Premier League title triumph last season signalled the club have …

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Alexis Sanchez Left Out Of Chile Squad For September Friendlies

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has been left out of Chile’s squad for September friendlies away to Japan and South Korea because “his club needs him”, coach Reinaldo Rueda revealed on Thursday. United have had their worst start to a Premier League season since the inaugural edition in 1992/93 following back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Tottenham. Chile face a pair …

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Andy Murray Considering Davis Cup Appearance After US Open Exit

Andy Murray is considering an emotional Davis Cup appearance for Great Britain in Glasgow as the former world number one ponders his plans after his US Open exit. Murray was beaten in the second round by Fernando Verdasco in New York on Wednesday, bringing an abrupt end to his first Grand Slam appearance since last year’s Wimbledon. The 31-year-old Scot …

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Daily Discussion: Should Manchester United Really Sack Jose Mourinho?

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is fighting to save his job just three games into the new Premier League season after back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Tottenham. Spurs’ 3-0 win at Old Trafford on Monday was the heaviest home defeat of his coaching career and the team looked a long way from being realistic title challengers. So should Manchester United …

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Gary Lineker Trolls Kevin Kilbane Over Declan Rice Controversy

Kevin Kilbane’s reaction to the news that Declan Rice wants time to consider his international allegiance was filled with pride and passion for the Republic of Ireland.  “I’d rather be ranked 150th in the world and never qualify again than have someone who has played, but needs time to THINK whether they should play for us again,” Kilbane tweeted. Well done …

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Breaking: Stephen Rochford Steps Down As Mayo Manager

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has officially stepped down from his position. The man who has been at the helm of the Mayo football team since 2015 has now confirmed that he will be leaving his position. A statement (via John Fogarty) can be read below: Stephen Rochford steps downs as #Mayo manager. Statement: #GAA pic.twitter.com/eWUPk0qKGm — John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) August …

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Munster Confirm Short-Term Signing Of Scrum-Half Alby Mathewson

Munster have confirmed that they have signed New Zealand scrum-half Alby Mathewson on a short-term deal. Following an injury to Conor Murray, it was evident that the Irish province would need some additional cover to bolster their ranks. Now, according to a statement on their official website, Alby Mathewson will join up with the Munster camp on a four-month deal. Short-Term …

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“No Ronaldo, No Problem” Insists Real Coach

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insisted after a come from behind 4-1 win at Girona that a “keep calm under pressure” attitude would deliver the goals previously scored by the prolific but now departed Cristiano Ronaldo. Seeking their second win of the new La Liga season the European champions fell behind before a brace from Karim Benzema and further goals …

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