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Video: Return Of The 4-4-2 For United?

Is this what all Manchester United fans have been waiting for? Louis Van Gaal has stated that a diamond midfield creates more chances.      After a dreadful first half performance against QPR on Saturday afternoon, United fans were heard chanting 4-4-2 from the stands at Loftus road. Louis Van Gaal finally reacted to his fans wishes and changed the …

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Five Talking Points From QPR Vs Man Utd

Today, Manchester United were beyond poor once again yet somehow they escaped with a deceiving 2-0 victory at Loftus Road. John Murphy runs through the talking points.  1. Falcao Deserves More LvG’s treatment of the highly rated Columbian over the past few weeks has been borderline bizarre. Having left him out of the squad against Southampton last weekend, The Iron Tulip …

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Austin & Manchester City Boss Are Top Men In December

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin have claimed the Barclays Awards for the month of December. Manuel Pellegrini has been named Barclays Manager of the Month for December after guiding his Manchester City side to five wins and a draw over the festive month. Pellgrini’s side scored 14 and conceded just four during a …

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David Vs Gaal-iath: How is Louis Getting Away With It?

After a miserable performance against Southampton at Old Trafford, it was revealed that United now have the same amount of points as this time last season under David Moyes. Taking this into account and the fact that United have now taken three points from just one of their last five fixtures, John Murphy wonders just how much longer can The …

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Southampton’s Midfield Migraine

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has a job on his hands to now keep his soaring Saints from dropping out of their lofty nest near the top of the Premier League tree.  Injuries to two of his midfield mainstays, Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlein will make life difficult for the Saints’ immediate future as Koeman hopes to keep his fantastic side in a …

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Premier League Heroes: Scott Parker

It’s time for another Premier League Hero. This week it’s the good old fashioned midfielder, Scott Parker.    Scott Parker showed qualities of an old fashioned English midfielder during his stints at six different clubs in the Premier League. Parker is a player with physical strength, leadership, athleticism and tenacity but also has great skill for a physical midfielder. Scott …

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American Soccer: Foreign Imports Classic XI

Regardless of what you think of North-American Soccer, the MLS and NASL have seen some of the game’s greatest grace their pitches.    Yesterday, news broke that Brazilian legend, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima has come out of retirement to sign for NASL side Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The goal-scoring icon, more commonly known simply as Ronaldo, took the football world …

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Je Suis Charlie – No Place For Politics in Football

Last weekend, football games took place all over the world where the fans held up signs reading ‘Je Suis Charlie’, in light of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris last week. Manchester United fans, at the home loss to Southampton, were among the many across England who were making the statement. While the ‘Je Suis Charlie’ campaign may be admirable, …

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Ronaldo: From Football Pitches to Poker Tables

Cristiano is in the headlines, but the original Ronaldo is leading quite the interesting life at present.    The younger, better looking Ronaldo may be the one grabbing all the headlines these days; however his Brazilian predecessor still harbours a winning touch. While Cristiano is busy winning his third Ballon D’or, the man considered as one the greatest strikers ever …

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More Injury Worries For Arsenal Boss

Mikel Arteta will spend at least the next three months on the sideline after undergoing surgery on his ankle, as the Arsenal captain faces into a long road to rehabilitation. The Gunners captain has been out of action since being taken off in November when the London club took all three points against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage. …

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VIDEO: Brazilian Ronaldo’s 15 World Cup Goals

It was announced today that the former world beater Ronaldo will be coming out of retirement to play for second division side, The Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the US.    At 38 years old and just a tad over weight, one cannot help but feel that this move is destined to end in tears. Nonetheless, it is one for the …

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Why Liverpool & Northern Teams Face Transfer Struggles

Alexis Sanchez

Some teams will always have an unfair advantage when it comes to securing a big transfer. Bad news Liverpool fans, those European Cups don’t shine like they once did it appears. It’s all location. Location. Location.     The start of January will for many people trigger the start of endless fitness routines, dietary overhauls and the unveiling of day-glow coloured …

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Aston Villa Deserve better than Paul Lambert

Aston Villa were a once proud club. Paul Lambert is doing nothing for that once-upon-a-time reputation. Fact.   The Guardian reported this week that Paul Lambert is under huge pressure at Villa Park as his job is very much on the line because of Villa’s poor form this season. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as Villa fans …

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Graham Cummins: Bale Criticism Is Unfair

Gareth Bale has been booed in his last two outing with Real Madrid. Just what exactly are Madrid fans playing at, asks Exeter City’s Graham Cummins   Real Madrid fans must have the shortest memories in football if they are prepared to jeer Gareth Bale, a player that in his first season with the club helped them to achieve ‘La …

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Then vs Now: A Ballon D’Or Special

In a new weekly column, Eoin Lyons will be taking some of the greats of sporting history and pitting them against our current stars with the hope of solving who is the better of the two. The duels will be across all sports, with suggestions happily welcome from you, the readers. The first instalment however, will take a special twist. …

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The 10 Best Sports Adverts Of All Time

On a dull Monday evening, what better way to cheer yourself up than with a mix up of inspiring (and giggle inducing) sports commercials. These are what we felt were ten of the best. Let us know what we missed in the comments section below or on Facebook.     1. R Fed: Attack of the Coach 2. Brazil 98 …

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VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Top Ten Goals of All Time

Tonight, Ronaldo goes head to head with Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer for the highest individual award in world football.  Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we have firmly set our stall in the Cristy corner and may just as well set the offices alight and pack it in if he doesn’t take home the award this evening. That’s not to …

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