Home Features (page 10)

Features

Zinedine Zidane & Nine Other Managers Who Triumphantly Returned

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 31: Real Madrid CF president Florentino Perez (L) and Zinedine Zidane (R) attend a press conference to announce his resignation as Real Madrid manager at Valdebebas Sport City on May 31, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Zidane steps down from the position of Manager of Real Madrid, after leading the club to it's third consecutive UEFA Champions League title. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

Zinedine Zidane returned to Real Madrid on Monday just 10 months after resigning from the reigning European Champions. Here, Pundit Arena takes a look at Zidane and other famous managers who returned to their former clubs, some more than once. _____ Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) 2016-2018, 2019 – During his first tenure as Real Madrid manager Zidane brought incredible success …

Read More »

GAA Stock Watch: Seamus Harnedy’s Petulance Pays A Price

harnedy

A hectic weekend in the Allianz Hurling League saw a lot of the counties fates sealed ahead of next year’s league campaign.  With the leagues restructuring for the 2020 season, this year’s campaign meant that counties were fighting to remain in Division 1 ahead of next year. The GAA today announced a whopping 20-game fixture list for Saturday as the …

Read More »

Busy Saturday In Store As GAA Announce Whopper 20 Game Fixture List

Wow. The diehards have a tough choice in front of them this weekend.  Last weekend’s horrendous weather conditions led to the postponement of multiple Allianz Hurling League games which were all replayed on Sunday. The knock-on effect of this is that only one of the four quarterfinals ties were played as Limerick swept aside Laois on Saturday evening. The GAA …

Read More »

Allianz Hurling League Winners & Losers From The Weekend

allianz hurling league

Normal service resumed in the Allianz Hurling League after the last week’s fixtures were thrown into chaos following some typically horrible Irish weather. In what was a fantastic weekend for the ‘small ball’, fans were treated to some epic encounters as we learnt the fates of some teams battling it out for both relegation and promotion. In the marquee game …

Read More »

Chris Henry Details Battle With Stroke And Return To Rugby

chris henry

Former Ulster and Ireland international, Chris Henry, sat down for an exclusive chat with Pundit Arena recently where he recalled the daunting experience of suffering a stroke prior to a test match with South Africa. Astonishingly, Henry battled back from the harrowing experience and returned to professional rugby in time to make the final cut for Joe Schmidt’s squad at …

Read More »

Allianz Deep Dive: Why Forde At Full Forward Is Perfect For Tipperary

Jason Forde Tipperary Allianz League

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues.   “If you’re in full-forward every day, you become predictable”. Those were the words of Tipperary captain, Seamus Callanan, following today’s 1-29 to 1-16 win over Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn.  Liam Sheedy’s charges were far from predictable today, especially in the forward line with their …

Read More »

“Wales In Cardiff Is Always A Complicated Fixture For Us” – Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt Wales Cardiff

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium Ireland will be keen to quickly move on from their bonus-point victory over France as they must immediately prepare for next weekend’s trip to Wales which is made all that more difficult considering Ireland’s six-day turnaround.  Ireland’s week, will, in Joe Schmidt’s’s words, be “truncated” and that will pose it’s own challenges as …

Read More »