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VIDEO: 50 Shades Of Andy Tate

Man United fan channel Full Time Devils have produced a fantastic parody of blockbuster release ’50 Shades Of Grey’. With some neat audio and visual editing, they have inserted super-fan Andy Tate as the film’s main protagonist and the results are outstanding. 50 Shades of Tate? We’ll take 10 tickets please.   

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Stats Don’t Lie: Radamel Falcao vs Mario Balotelli

We compare the performances of two of the Premier League’s biggest let-downs this season, to see which one is crowned; Top of the Flops. The fanfare that greeted the arrivals of both Radamel Falcao and Mario Balotelli this summer has been premature to say the least. Both strikers have endured difficult seasons, finding themselves at the centre of debate between …

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Serie A: Week 22 Complete Re-Cap

A good weekend for Roma and Inter but a bad one for Inzaghi’s Milan. It’s the Serie A week 22 re-cap.    1. Roma back to winning ways. Roma ended their terrible run of four consecutive draws at the Stadio Sant’Ella on Sunday against a high flying Cagliari. Gianfranco Zola has produced a great brand of football and he would …

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What Has Caused Borussia Dortmund’s Renaissance?

Callum Connolly investigates the rebirth of Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side following months of mediocre displays.   Marco Reus instigated a 4-2 comeback win over Mainz on Friday evening and after a sensational 3-0 rout in Freiburg the previous week, the resurgence of form for Die Borussen led many to think Jürgen Klopp’s outfit had returned to the heights of …

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Video: The Story Behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s New Tattoos

Another wonderful goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic this weekend. But this time, there was some wonderful meaning to the Swede’s understated but poignant celebration.    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored again this weekend. Hardly surprising. And what a goal it was too, literally kung-fu kicking the ball in to the net. But it was his celebration that was more special than the goal. …

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5 Talking Points From Bradford’s 2-0 Win Over Sunderland

Yet another FA Cup upset was caused by League One’s Bradford City, this time against Sunderland, as Phil Parkinson’s men dispatched of Premier League opposition for the second time this year. Here are some of the main talking points from today’s fifth round tie. 5. The pitch The surface today at Valley Parade certainly wasn’t conducive to attractive football. Sunderland struggled …

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5 Talking Points From Blackburn’s 4-1 Win Over Stoke City

Stoke City came in to today’s FA Cup fifth round clash as favourites but the Potters were simply swept away by Blackburn with the help of three Joshua King goals and a Rudy Gestede penalty to make the full-time scoreline 4-1. Here, Rob Lyons discusses five of the major talking points from today’s game. 5. Stoke City complacency  Stoke came into …

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Then Vs Now: Harry Kane & Gareth Bale – Stars at Spurs

The tabloids haven’t hung around in linking Harry Kane with Real Madrid. Perhaps the similarities run deep between Kane and Bale after all.    It was most certainly Harry Kane’s week, both goals in the North London Derby followed by a goal and assis against Liverpool. Inevitably the media took to the possibility that the young starlet may follow in the footsteps …

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Blackburn vs Stoke: FA Cup Upset Is On The Cards

Former Blackburn manager Mark Hughes returns to Ewood Park for today’s fifth round FA Cup clash with a host of injury concerns to contend with.  While Jonathan Walters is available after missing the mid-week game against Manchester City, the Stoke boss will have to plan without the services of playmaker Bojan and midfielder Stephen Ireland. Stoke must also face Blackburn …

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War, Politics and Football: Saarland Versus West Germany

War and politics separated a small region of German from the rest after WWII. Sport was meant to give the new region a sense of being. It did anything but.    When the qualification round was drawn for the 1954 World Cup, French and German diplomats looked worriedly at each other. At a time when Europe was trying to move …

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FIFA Award 2026 World Cup To Fox Without Taking Any Bids

The most corrupt organisation in sport have done it again. FIFA have awarded the rights to the 2026 World Cup 11 years in advance without even consulting ESPN or NBC. Fox have previously outbid ESPN and NBC for World Cups in 2018 and 2022 so the fact that they will air the 2026 World Cup is not a surprise. However, …

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Fantasy Football: A La Liga XI Vs A Premier League XI

It’s Friday. We are giddy at Pundit Arena HQ and we started arguing about the best league in the world. The top to bottom strength of the Premier League or the ferocious power of the top 3 in La Liga? There was only one way to settle it…. A fencing match to the death. Alan and Jose Manuel Enrique Alberta …

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Pre-Season Friendly Preview: Waterford United vs Sligo

Sligo Rovers travel to Waterford this Friday evening to take on Waterford United in their second pre-season friendly of 2015. Kick-off is at 5:30pm. Last time out Owen Heary’s men dispatched Shelbourne 3-1 at the Showgrounds with goals coming from Ruairi Keating, Dinny Corcoran and Morten Nielsen. Since then Rovers have signed trialist Sander Puri on a permanent contract after his impressive display …

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Wesley Sneijder Scores Golazo Brace For Galatasaray

Last night Wesley Sneijder scored two absolute stunners for Turkish side Galatasaray. Going up against Konyaspor in the Turkish Cup, Sneijder led his side to a 4-1 victory with two goals of immeasurable quality.   His first was a trademark screamer And his second was equally sublime Still just 30 years of age, one has to wonder how that highly …

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Pre-Season Friendly Preview: Galway United vs Finn Harps

Galway United welcome Finn Harps to Moyne Villa in Headford this evening as both clubs step up their preparations for the 2015 season. This game is the first of three confirmed pre-season friendlies for Galway, details of the other matches will be announced shortly by the club. Speaking this week to the Tribesmen’s official website manager Tommy Dunne said, “The Finn …

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Why Have Ronaldo & Bale When You Can Have These XI?

Eoin Lyons compiles a group of eleven players, who together would cost close to the fees paid for just three of Real Madrid’s star players.  Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez cost Real Madrid €265 million altogether. Although this money has undeniably helped Real Madrid strengthen their position as possibly the best team in football, €265 million is a hell of …

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Sports Photo Of The Year Announced

The World Press Sports Photo of the Year has just been announced. As is often the case, this photo is primarily about the story that comes with it. Lionel Messi, regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time, has pretty much won it all. However, there is one trophy which has eluded him. Many Argentinians in particular believe that …

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