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Pros on Pros – Jermaine Jenas Takes On Man Of The Hour Harry Kane

In the build up to Tottenham’s clash with Manchester United tomorrow, the BBC have released this excellent interview with man of the moment Harry Kane. Today, Sky Sports released a graphic showing that Harry Kane’s goal scoring statistics at present are better than Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Robin Van Persie combined. There is simply no doubting the talent of …

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Manchester United Are Not Negative, They Are Nothing

Many have wondered this season about Manchester United’s seemingly incomprehensible tactics. Manager Louis Van Gaal has spoken so frequently about his so called philosophy that it is has become his trademark expression. The problem is that no one knows what this philosophy is. Speaking on BT Sport, journalist Rory Smith said what everyone else has been thinking. See the interesting clip …

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Van Gaal Calls Spurs Manager “Poche-tinni”

Manchester United host Tottenham this Sunday in the Premier League. In the build up to the game,  Louis van Gaal was asked about his previous job offer from Spurs last season. If this had gotten over the line, it would have been very unlikely that Spurs would currently be under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino. However, Van Gaal preferred not …

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Match Report: UCD 0 – 1 Shelbourne

UCD fell to their second one odd goal defeat in a week as Shelbourne kept their unbeaten start to their Division One campaign alive. A lively game was settled by a set-piece, with Sean Heaney sweeping home Jake Donnelly’s corner, after the referee controversially overruled his linesman.  UCD almost caught the visitors napping inside 5 minutes, as a short free kick …

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How Obvious Does It Have To Be? Technology Can Cure Football

More technology is the solution, not a problem. We need to realise that before it’s too late.    It has taken soccer too long to introduce goal line technology and yet when it finally arrived for the last World Cup it fitted in seamlessly. Now comes the bigger test – the introduction of rugby’s equivalent of the TMO. Without it, …

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Five Reasons Chelsea Are Currently The Most Hated Club In The World

Living rooms throughout Europe erupted on Wednesday night when Thiago Silva’s extra-time header sent Chelsea Football Club crashing out of the Champions League. Given the decline of a famous team from the red side of Manchester, it appears the ABUs (Anyone-But-United) have evolved and are now clothing their voodoo dolls in the famous blue of Jose Mourinho’s side. We discuss the five …

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Premier League Release the Fair Play Table – Sunderland Last

It may seem like an entirely irrelevant exercise but the winners of the fair play award could secure a place in the Europa League as England are currently in the top three of UEFA’s fair play league. Points are awarded based on the following criteria; red and yellow cards, respect towards opponents, respect towards the referee, positive play, behaviour of the …

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Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho: A Seasonal Genius

Aaron Gallagher discusses how Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho has become a seasonal genius, such is the inconsistency of his play with the Reds.  His level of skill can be bewildering when on form, but he has also, at times, not lived up to his potential. On the 10th of August 2014 Liverpool Football Club beat Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in a seemingly irrelevant friendly …

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Puskas Nominee Stephanie Roche Does It Again

Irish sensation Stephanie Roche took the world by storm last year when she scored an absolute screamer that ended up being nominated for the PUSKAS award.   Losing at the final hurdle to Colombia’s James Rodriguez, there was no doubting the beauty of Roche’s goal. Now proving she is no one hit wonder, the Irish striker put away this worldie …

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The PL’s European Reputation Hangs In The Balance

Following Chelsea’s defeat to PSG at Stamford Bridge last week, pressure is now heightened on Manchester City and Arsenal to perform in the Champions League, in an effort to salvage the Premier League’s reputation in Europe’s top competition.  Chelsea crashed out of the competition last week to 10-man PSG at the last 16 stage, which before the draw was made was, …

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Ibrahimovic On Red Card: ‘I Felt Like I Had 11 Babies Around Me’

Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League last night to PSG in Stamford Bridge amid a controversial sending off of the French side’s top marksman.  Here Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives his views on the sending off as well as the reaction of the Chelsea players in the immediate aftermath of his tackle on Oscar, describing their actions after the tackle as …

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Cummins Column: Chelsea’s Exit Indicates Increasing Gap

Exeter City striker and Pundit Arena columnist Graham Cummins discusses how on a night when Chelsea were supposed to show that English sides are a force to be reckoned with in Europe, Paris St. Germain showed just how it is done. After the first leg result Chelsea seemed like the Premier League’s best hope of qualifying for the quarter-final of …

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XI Legends That Never Won The Champions League

This week’s Champions League football has inspired a walk down memory lane. The destination? An all-time best XI to never life the hallowed cup.  GK: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) Buffon will easily go down as one of the greatest keepers of all time as he comes into his twentieth season as a professional footballer. The Italian keeper has had plenty of …

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Premier League Heroes: Les Ferdinand

Les Ferdinand may have left the Premier League a decade ago but the talented striker did enough in his time to still be sitting comfortably as the 8th highest goalscorer in Premier League history. The striker scored an impressive 149 goals in 351 Premier League appearances and featured in two League Cup finals during his time at Tottenham, while he …

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Sorry, But Don’t Expect Much from Costa Or Ibrahimovic

We hope we’re wrong, we really do. But the writing on the wall is ominous for Diego Costa & Zlatan Ibrahimovic tonight.  On paper, it should be a real battle of skill, patience and talent. Two teams with talismanic front men. Both controversial figures. Both ruthlessly efficient and capable of magic. But in all likelihood, the two big names we …

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