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VIDEO: Lionel Messi – Ten Magisterial Nutmegs

After last week’s performance at the Camp Nou, many waxed lyrical about the beauty of Lionel Messi’s two nutmegs on Fernandinho and James Milner. The following clip from nearly six months ago captures ten of the Argentinian’s best through the legs moments. An embarrassing collection over all, this reel captures the speed at which Messi’s mind and feet operate. The …

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Video: Joss Labadie Almost bites Stevenage’s Ronnie Henry’s Finger Off

This is absolutely shocking from League Two. On Saturday, Stevenage lost 1-0 at home to Dagenham & Redbridge but the game will be remembered for a disgusting incident that involved Joss Labadie. 24-year-old Labadie lost his head, as he appeared to sink chomp into the hand of Stevenage’s Ronnie Henry. The victim of the assault, Ronnie Henry instantly informed the onlooking officials of the …

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Magic vs Madness: Just What Was Gerrard Thinking?

After Manchester United walked away from Anfield with 3 points, John Murphy looks at Gerrard’s moment of madness and just how costly it proved for his Liverpool side. It was billed as the biggest Liverpool vs United clash of the decade. It fitted the bill. The 90 minutes just witnessed between the two historical titans of the Premier League had …

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The Premier League’s European Decline Summed Up In A Week

Everton’s comprehensive defeat at the hands of Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League on Thursday night had the feel of a ‘final insult’ to the Premier League, in what has been a miserable few weeks for English football. It followed Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City’s recent elimination from the Champions League, meaning there will be no English participation in the …

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“The Poorest Premier League I’ve Seen” – David Moyes

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has stated that the Premier League’s early exit in Europe suggests that England are falling behind the standards being set on the continent. The Scotsman is currently managing Spanish side Real Sociedad and has stated that he is very happy in La Liga however he is continuously linked with a return to the Premier League …

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10,000 Fans Travel To Support Dortmund Against Hannover

Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Hannover 96 today, away from home, and now find themselves heading clear of relegation worry, in tenth place. It’s not just on the pitch that the Black and Yellows are doing well though. Today, according to the club’s official Twitter account there were ten thousand fans packed into Hannover’s stadium, and who are we to argue with them …

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VIDEO: Kagawa Bags Goal And Assist in Dortmund Win

Borussia Dortmund bagged another much needed league win today after their disappointing exit from the Champions League midweek.  Shinji Kagawa has had a pretty miserable 24 months. Alex Ferguson’s departure from Manchester United saw Kagawa slip further and further down the pecking order until he was no more than a bit part player. David Moyes’ departure saw him slip out …

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Giroud & Coquelin Crucial To A Successful Arsenal

After watching Arsenal’s gritty display against Newcastle, Rob Lyons argues that Francis Coquelin and Olivier Giroud could just be the key cogs in the Gunners’ machine. Arsenal are ending this season on a high with some fantastic displays putting them in the realms of potential Premier League challengers for next season already. Crucial to any such challenge is going to …

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The Top Five Liverpool vs Manchester United Clashes

In lieu of what is surely the biggest Liverpool vs Manchester United clash in recent memory, here at Pundit HQ we decided it would be fitting to look back at the greatest battles these two have slugged out in recent years. Is there really a bigger game in English football? Neither side are currently at the peak of their powers, …

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Advocaat’s Appointment At Sunderland Has Come Too Late

With just nine games left to go, is it too late for change at Sunderland, and are they destined for the bottom three? Resemblances will be drawn with Sunderland’s current situation to that of the latter half of the 2012/13 season. The powers that be have given newly-appointed coach Dick Advocaat just two more games than Paolo Di Canio was …

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Is This One Of The Worst Offside Calls Of All Time?

The A-League, what did we expect really? Terrible defending to go along with that terrible offside call.      The only thing worse than the refereeing decision is the defending. It’s one calamity after the other. The right-back’s leisurely stroll towards the free ball sees him bundled over. Then of course nobody goes to press the now unmarked man. And …

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VIDEO: Carragher & Ince Pick A Combined Liverpool vs Man Utd 11

This is great work from the marketing team at Carlsberg. In the build up to the massive clash at Anfield this Sunday, they pitched former pros Jamie Carragher and Paul Ince up against each other to pick a combined 11.  The rules were simple, the selection process was not. Only allowed to select players that they had both played with …

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Premier League Preview – Week 30

The race for the top four hots up even further as we preview this weekends games in the Premier League.  The headline clash this weekend sees fourth placed Manchester United travel to Anfield to take on bitter rivals Liverpool who are just two points off a Champions League spot. You can find our prediction for the top four here. With no English …

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There Will Be Haters – Leo Messi Stars In Brand New Adidas Ad

You don’t become the greatest without a few haters. Messi stars in Adidas’ latest campaign.    The literally brand new advert is part of Adidas’ #ThereWillBeHaters Campaign. Already they’ve featured some suitably motivation inducing videos featuring Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez. But now it’s time for the greatest, Leo Messi.

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Champions League Quarter Final Draw

The quarter-finals of the Champions League will not feature an English team, but it has thrown up some interesting ties nonetheless.   There is a repeat of last year’s final, as Atletico Madrid take on city rivals Real Madrid. Meanwhile, PSG and Barcelona lock horns once again having both emerged from the same group. High flying Juventus have had a …

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Video: All 7 Goals From Everton’s Defeat To Dynamo Kiev

Everton entered last night’s tie with Dynamo Kiev in the driving seat but they were found wanting defensively for the entire game, eventually losing out 5-2 on the night and 6-4 on aggregate.  This result ends English involvement in both European tournaments at this stage for the first time in 22 years and Everton must now focus solely on domestic …

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Premier League Footballs – A History

Following on the announcement of the garish new Premier League ball to be used next season, we take a look at the history of footballs used in the Premier League. Well some of these brought a tear to our eyes. How many Mitre Pro Maxs we booted into Old Man Rodger’s junk yard we’ll never know. How many Nike T90 Aeros …

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Is Celtic Boss Ronny Deila The New Martin O’Neill?

Ronny Deila has helped mastermind a successful season at Celtic so far, and with just weeks left to go, the question now is can he execute a feat only Martin O’Neill has been able to replicate at Celtic since the 1960s? – the treble.  In the 2000/01 season the Northern Irishman took three pieces of silverware back to Glasgow in just his …

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