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Luca Toni: The Renaissance Man

One of the most underplayed stories of the last two years has been the remarkable goalscoring of former Italy striker Luca Toni. But that would seem appropriate for a man who has been underrated for virtually his entire career. The 37-year-old has quietly gone about banging in 40 goals in 72 games for Serie A strugglers Hellas Verona in the …

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Mexican Fan Storms Pitch To Punch Referee….Gets Denied

For a while it was like those moments where you’re watching something dreadful unfold, but can’t react in time to stop it. Everything suggested this Mexican Ref was about to hit the deck… He vaults the ad hoardings and he’s on a direct path to Ref-town. The poor referee is oblivious, back-turned and magic spray in hand, his mind is on …

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Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United – The One Minute Lowdown

Manchester United

John Murphy gives us the lowdown after an enthralling battle at Selhurst Park saw United nick the three points.   Score Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United J.Puncheon 57′ J.Mata 19′, Fellaini 78′ Analysis After three losses in a row for Van Gaal’s United, Liverpool had climbed to within 4 points of claiming the highly coveted fourth spot. Having not scored …

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Watch: Barcelona’s Pedro Nets Superb Overhead Kick

Barcelona were victorious this afternoon against Real Sociedad, beating David Moyes’ side 2-0. This now puts Barca on 90 points at the top of La Liga with second-placed Real Madrid unable to catch them even if they win today. A 51st-minute goal from Neymar opened the scoring for the home side but it was Pedro’s goal (below) which not only …

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Just Your Run Of the Mill 25-Yard Bicycle Kick From The German Fourth Division

Hello FIFA Puskás Award! This bicycle kick beauty has propelled Michél Harrer from German Fourth Division striker to cult hero.  As it’s the German fourth division, let’s drop the pretence any of us know anything about VfR Neumünster or 1910 e.V. Zaubert or in fact the Regionalliga Nord in which they play. But, you know what? None of that matters. Because beautiful goals transcend …

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Man United’s Fellaini: When Moyes Left ‘There Were Tears’

Manchester United

The Belgium international has admitted that when David Moyes left the Red Devils last season he shed a tear or two.  Ironically though, it is under Louis van Gaal that Fellaini now looks to be flourishing. Recalling his feelings around the time Moyes left Old Trafford, he explained to So Foot that, “There were tears. This is normal. I am a human …

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Pirlo’s Legacy Will Be Dented If He Goes To Liverpool

It sounds great, it’s a romantic idea, but if this deal does go through, in reality it benefits no-one, especially Andrea Pirlo. Pirlo is a god in terms of midfield ingenuity. His presence on the pitch puts fear into anyone attempting to defend against the Italian magician. He is constantly hyped up, and rightly so, he is one of few players who can …

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Video: PSG Score Scintillating Team Goal In 6-0 Win

PSG absolutely tore apart their opponents Guingamp last night, winning 6-0 in the end.  The Paris club are now six points clear of Lyon at the summit, albeit with their nearest challengers to the title having a game in hand. The maximum points Lyon can now obtain is 80 whilst PSG – currently on 77 points – need just another four in …

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Jose Mourinho Takes Another Shot At Guardiola And Opens Up About Messi

Jose Mourinho has taken some subtle jabs at Pep Guardiola’s coaching record whilst finally opening up about his thoughts on Lionel Messi   Mourinho has spent most of his career taking a tight lipped approach when it comes to the almost mythical figure that is Lionel Messi. However, after the Argentinian’s jaw dropping display against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night, …

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Newcastle United: A Fan’s Perspective

Shane Saunders gives his views on the current situation at Newcastle United, from a fan’s perspective.  It’s not very often that this writer discusses football on Pundit Arena. In fact, this is my first article on the subject and while this writer usually pens stories about MMA and combat sports, whatever fight that may have been left in Newcastle United Football …

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4 Reasons Why the Premier League Was Just More Fun In The 1990s

With all the talk of ‘parking the bus’, ‘grinding out results’ and ‘negative football’, Tom O Connor takes a look back at a few reasons why the Premier League was more fun in the 1990s than today. _____ There were more teams competing for the league every season From the 1992/3 season until the turn of the twentieth century the …

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Middlesbrough Face The Bees As Karanka Demands Success

Callum Connolly looks ahead to the first of the Championship play-off semi-finals tonight, as Brentford host Middlesbrough in the first leg.  ______ “Tiny details can be big things.” Aitor Karanka’s words could not be truer when pinpointing the transformation in Middlesbrough over the last 18 months. Certainly, fans of the club would have predicted a bleak future following the sacking …

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Watch: Manchester United Bound Depay’s Best Goals This Season

It was confirmed yesterday that Manchester United were to sign one of European football’s hottest prospects – Memphis Depay. The 21-year-old winger has been in flying form this season for PSV, scoring 27 goals in all competitions. In the wake of the news that Depay was Manchester bound, Sky Sports have put together a montage of his best five goals for the …

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Republic Of Ireland At 62 In Latest FIFA World Rankings

The Republic of Ireland have reached their highest FIFA ranking position this calendar year, now sitting in 62nd.  Equatorial Guinea, Zambia and South Africa are now all just ahead of the Boys in Green. Peru and Australia follow Ireland in 63rd and 64th respectively. Ireland have played just one game so far this year – a 1-1 draw at home …

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