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Poll: Vote For Your Barcelona/Real Madrid Combined XI

Sunday night’s game between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga will be the first El Clásico to feature neither Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo since December 2007. Messi is out of the game with an arm injury, while Ronaldo completed a £100 million move to Juventus last summer. Ahead of the clash at the Nou Camp, pick your combined …

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Graham Stack’s Indian Super League Adventure

The ex-Arsenal goalkeeper spoke to Betway Insider and revealed what it was like to leave the lower leagues behind to take up an offer of playing for one of Asia’s most popular clubs. Graham Stack was having a kick around in the garden with his kids when the phone rang. On the other end was Steve Coppell, his manager at Reading …

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Fifteen Possible Candidates For New Manager Of Ireland U-21

Noel King’s future as Ireland U-21 manager hangs in the balance after the FAI confirmed that an announcement on the position is imminent. King has been at the helm since 2010, overseeing four full campaigns, and spoke last week about his expectation of being still in charge in December when the draw for the 2021 qualifiers takes place. That may …

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Attrition: In-Depth Analysis Of Minutes Played By Ireland Squad

Ireland rugby

Joe Schmidt raised a few eyebrows when he named 42 players in his Ireland squad for the upcoming November internationals against Italy, Argentina, New Zealand and the USA.  This time last year, Schmidt named 38 men in his squad for the 2017 November series but with the World Cup now less than 12 months away, it’s clear that the head …

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“The Series Will Bring American Football To A New Level In Ireland”

The organizers of the 2020 Aer Lingus College Football Classic have expressed their excitement over the event, and stated that the opportunity of having American football back at the Aviva was an opportunity “too big to lose.” At the launch of the series at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday morning, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar revealed that the first game will be Notre …

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Fantasy Football Fairy Outlines Gameweek 10 Key Picks

The Fantasy Football Fairy is back with his top picks for Gameweek 10. ________________________________________________________________________ Gameweek 9 was certainly a gameweek to forget for many. The average score of 43 FPL points says all we need to know about a drab, low scoring weekend of action as many premium FPL assets failed to produce points hauls. Looking ahead to Gameweek 10, …

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Cormier Vs. Jones III: The Most Significant Fight In MMA History

We’re very close to potentially witnessing a super-fight unlike anything the sport has ever seen, the third showdown between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. In June, just over a week before Daniel Cormier’s UFC 226 super-fight against the heavyweight champion of the world Stipe Miocic, I wrote a piece that looked at the public’s perception of DC and his rival Jon Jones. …

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“The Rumours Were Crazy” – Conor Murray Opens Up On Injury

Conor Murray PINERGY

Conor Murray has said that he is nearing a return from the neck injury which has seen him sidelined for all of this season so far.  Murray hasn’t played since the third Test against the Wallabies in the summer and the silence surrounding his injury has fuelled speculation and rumour. However, although Murray admits that the rumours were “crazy” he …

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Harrington Blog: So, You Want To Be A Pro?

In association with  ___ Prologue – The bicycle ride. Consider the following scenario, you, or your son, (bear with me on the male angle) play golf and are in that rarified bracket of finding it, well, dare I say it, quite easy? A ton of fun, I mean who doesn’t have fun hitting it 300 yards with a baby draw? …

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Ronaldo’s Return & Four Other Champions League Talking Points

As the Champions League returns for its third round of fixtures, Pundit Arena counts down five talking points from Tuesday and Wednesday night’s action.  ___ 1) Ronaldo’s Return Cristiano Ronaldo went from skinny showboater to the best player in the world during his time at Manchester United. The Portugal striker scored 84 goals in 198 appearances for the Red Devils before …

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Munster May Look To The IRFU For Support On Injury Crisis

Johann van Graan Munster

When looking at the opening two fixtures for Munster in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup, a seven-point return would have been considered a job very well done.  Their destiny is now in their own hands as they sit atop Pool 2; two points ahead of Castres, three ahead of Gloucester and four ahead of the Exeter Chiefs. However, this advantageous position …

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