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Arsenal Midfielder To Miss Another 7 Weeks

Arsenal are understood to be comfortable with the progress of Mesut Ozil’s rehabilitation after the midfielder told reporters in Germany he is not expecting to be back in action for another seven weeks. The Gunners’ club-record signing suffered a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint, which was confirmed by the German Football Federation after Ozil …

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Puskás Award 2014: All Ten Nominees’ Goals

With voting now open for this year’s Puskás Award for goal of the year, we’ve put all the potential winning goals in one place for your delectation.   1 – Diego Costa vs Getafe _____ 2 – Marco Fabian vs Puebla _____ 3 – Tim Cahill vs Netherlands  _____ 4 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Bastia  _____ 5. Pajtim Kasami vs Crystal …

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Chelsea Record Profits For Second Time In Three Years

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck believes ambitious plans for commercial expansion will help the club continue to meet the requirements of Financial Fair Play after they recorded a profit for the second time in three years. Figures released on Thursday show the Stamford Bridge side made a profit of £18.4million – the largest surplus during Roman Abramovich’s 11-year ownership – in …

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Sports Startup of the Week: Kitman Labs

In the first of a new series on startups in sport, Conor Heffernan caught up with the team at Kitman Labs to gain an insight into their extraordinary work.   Injuries don’t just cost teams victories they cost them money. Last year it’s estimated that across Major League Baseball, teams spent $665 million on salaries of injured players and their replacements. NBA …

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Zarate Rubbishes Rumours He Is Set To Leave West Ham

Mauro Zarate has moved to allay fears he is set to look for a move away from West Ham in the January transfer window. The 27-year-old only joined the Hammers in the summer but reports emerged on Thursday morning containing quotes from Luis Ruzzi, who claimed to be the Argentinian’s agent, which declared Zarate’s unhappiness at Upton Park. The former …

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Premier League Heroes: Ireland’s Robbie Keane

With Ireland playing Scotland at Celtic Park tonight in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier we look back at the magnificent career Keane has had since he first lined out as a teenager for Wolves.  Currently playing his football at MLS side LA Galaxy, Robbie Keane is showing top form for his side in the states, which was seen in their …

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BFTP: That Outrageously Talented 2005 AC Milan Team

In the first of our Blast from the Past articles, Sean Curtin reminisces about that wonderful AC Milan team that came so close.  They are a team who will forever be known for that infamous night in Istanbul. But that memory clouds the legacy of a team that had assembled and stayed together over five years and had rightly so earned the …

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Manchester City Kit Leaked…Sorry New York City We Mean!

Images from the New York City FC’s catalogue have found their way on line leading people to question; what’s the deal with Frank Lampard’s tan?! The Manchester City co-owned franchise is set to release it’s kit this evening at 11pm EST (that’s 4am tomorrow morning for those in Greenwich Meantime). But images of the kit have found their way on line. …

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West Ham Player Talks Of Career Low Point At Liverpool

Stewart Downing called playing makeshift left-back for Liverpool the low point of a career which is in a resurgence thanks to another positional change. Much was expected of the England winger when Kenny Dalglish forked out £20million to bring him to Anfield in the summer of 2011. However, Downing struggled to find his feet on Merseyside and under Dalglish’s successor, …

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Manchester United Stalwart Keen To Extend Contract

Michael Carrick, who pulled out of the England squad through injury on Wednesday, has spelled out his desire to sign a new contract at Manchester United. Carrick pulled out of England’s squad for the double-header against Slovenia and Scotland on Wednesday evening after suffering a groin injury in training. The 33-year-old will start his rehabilitation at Carrington later this week …

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Sunderland Winger Linked With Move To Napoli

Emanuele Giaccherini is content at Sunderland but is flattered by talk of interest from Napoli, according to the player’s agent. The Italy international has been linked with a return to Serie A with Napoli reportedly keen to acquire his services in the next transfer window after losing winger Lorenzo Insigne to a knee injury for six months. “I think Insigne …

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Former Tottenham Chairman Sugar Backs Incumbent, Levy

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar has defended current incumbent Daniel Levy amid increasing pressure. Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs’ third head coach in a year, has endured a tough start to life at the White Hart Lane helm, failing to get his side playing the attractive, incisive style which became a hallmark of the Argentinian’s time at Southampton. Worse still, the north …

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Part II: Would This Combined Man United/Arsenal XI Beat Chelsea?

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After much deliberation, the teams have been named. It’s Manchester United – Arsenal XI versus Chelsea, and it’s live, only at Pundit Arena HQ. Click here for Part I, where we chose the Best XI from the current Manchester United and Arsenal Squads.   In order to separate these two outstanding teams, we are going to analyse each position individually …

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Part I: Would This Combined Man United – Arsenal XI Beat Chelsea?

With Chelsea continuing to separate themselves from the chasing pack, we at Pundit Arena HQ decided to create a Manchester United – Arsenal XI and see how they would fare against the title favourites.  Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side have started the season in devastating fashion, remaining unbeaten and winning nine of their eleven games. In contrast, the sum total of Arsenal …

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Odegaard – Norwegian Wonderkid: Europe’s Next Superstar?

Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard has been the focus point in Norwegian football in 2014 and big European clubs are currently sniffing around the player as he has been labelled the next big thing in the world of football. The 15-year-old Norwegian wonderkid is currently signed to Norwegian side Stromsgodset and his young age hasn’t stopped him from becoming the star of the …

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Are Roma Europe’s Next Super Club In Waiting?

AS Roma hold the unique title of being the only Serie A club under foreign ownership. Three years into the new owners’ tenure, they’re slowly turning the Roman outfit from perennial under-achievers into one of Europe’s top tier teams.  There’s nothing particularly novel about a club being owned by foreign investors. In England in fact it’s almost novel to not …

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Bundesliga Review: Matchday 11

The weekend of the 7-9th of November saw the eleventh matchday in yet another exciting round of fixtures in the German Bundesliga. Callum Connolly reviews all the action.  Borussia Dortmund began in the relegation zone and faced 18-match unbeaten side Borussia Mönchengladbach, flying high in third place under Lucien Favre. Schalke were hoping to overturn a poor Champions defeat in …

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