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Gigi Buffon’s All-Time Champions League XI

No Ronaldo? I mean really?? Well anyway here it is, Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon gives his all-time Champions League XI and it’s mighty impressive indeed.  There’s a decidedly Italian touch to this squad which may have something to do with Gigi being an Italian whose played in the Serie A for a very long time, but that’s just a …

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Premier League Clubs Take Note, West Ham Are Schooling You

So far West Ham are the only club to announce a fall in season ticket prices as a result of the increased TV rights deal which will come in to effect for the 2017/17 season.    Surely several more Premier League clubs will follow suit but as it stands West Ham are the first club to reduce their season ticket …

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Watch: Football’s All-Time Top 20 Greatest Assists

Following on from Andrés Iniesta’s sublime through ball to Neymar last night in Barcelona’s Champions League quarter-final against PSG, we’ve began an assist love-in here at Pundit Arena. With that in mind, we’ve come across this absolute gem on Youtube. Although the video has ordered the top 20 assists, it is truly impossible to say which one is the best. Let us know …

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The Much Wider Picture To FC United Of Manchester’s Rise

FC United of Manchester’s victory over Stourbridge last night has taken the footballing world by storm, with a swoon of praise now cast over the fan-owned entity once more, as they enter a new era in the Conference North.  The soon-to-be Broadhurst Park club have become renowned for their unwillingness to accept the norm and pedal a different view of football, which …

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Video: Rhyl’s Hughes Scores Wonder Goal After 70-Yard Run

Welsh Premier League side Rhyl beat Carmarthen 3-1 midway through this month, with their third goal from Robert Hughes now causing a stir online due to the quality of his dribbling skills. The 23-year-old midfielder will remember this goal for a long time to come, while some have even tipped it to be included for consideration in the FIFA Puskás award. We …

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Thomas Muller Is Impossible To Dislike

After the decimation of Porto, made even more impressive by the goal deficit heading in to the match, Thomas Muller led the Munich faithful in the celebrations. More scenes like this in the Premier League please. We tried to figure out what exactly is being said and by all accounts Muller is having the chants H,U,M,B,A, then chanting the full …

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From Russia With Love: Rostov Player Proposes On Pitch

Defender Ivan Novoseltsev celebrated Rostov’s Russian Premier League victory over his former club Torpedo Moscow at the weekend in an unusual, and equally romantic manner.  The 23-year-old Russian international’s team won 1-0 through a penalty in the 78th minute. Following the game his girlfriend walked onto the pitch to be met by the booming sound of the announcer. Novoseltsev then drops …

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Rant Of The Week: Villa & Spurs Are Papering Over Cracks

Much fanfare has added an artificial, and purely cosmetic shine to some Premier League sides’ seasons. Certain circumstances have meant that clubs, who would otherwise be hanging on, are able to escape the fact they have under-performed, as a team, this season. The spotlight has been drawn away from teams as a whole. In some instances a sub-plot has formed around one …

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The Championship: Race For The Top Two Heats Up

Four teams and only two spots available, with just two games remaining for the Championship’s top four sides, it will be a nail biting finish. As it stands Watford are sitting at the top of the table with 85 points, only a point clear of second-placed Bournemouth and third-placed Middlesbrough, who are both two points clear of Norwich, who sit in fourth. …

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Watch The Rise & Rise Of AFC Bournemouth

In case you missed it, Soccer Saturday profile the rise and rise of AFC Bournemouth. With the club on the brink of automatic promotion, theirs is a story that has it all. Passion, drama and resurrection, thanks in no small part to Eddie Howe.   

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Video: Man United Target Martinez Fluffs An Open Goal Tap-In

Manchester United target Jackson Martinez had a ‘it would be harder to miss’ moment in Porto’s 1-0 victory over Academica on Saturday. The rumoured Manchester United target starred in Porto’s 3-1 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich recently, scoring the Portuguese club’s third goal, but if he has aspirations of ever moving to Old Trafford he will hope Louis van Gaal wasn’t …

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Pundit Arena’s Team Of The Week

After a weekend filled with FA Cup and Premier League action, here we select our best XI players from Saturday and Sunday’s games. We’ve gone with a 3-1-4-2 formation with midfielders stealing the show, for the most part, this weekend. _____ GK: Kasper Schmeichel The Leicester City stopper kept Swansea at bay, despite six shots on target, in their 2-0 win over Swansea …

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