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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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Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick vs Scotland

Brian Barry discusses the XI that he believes Ireland manager Martin O’Neill should deploy against Scotland on Friday.   Formation: 4-4-2 Scotland are likely to line up as a 4-4-2, or 4-4-1-1. Although Ireland played with a more conservative 4-5-1 against Germany, Martin O’Neill’s side should go to Glasgow with more abandon, confident of getting a win. In this regard, …

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UEFA Clear Path For Home-Nations & ROI To Reach Euro 2016

With England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all currently experiencing good starts to their respective Euro 2016 qualifying campaigns, the dream that all nations could reach the finals has a distinct possibility of becoming a reality. If all Home-Nations and the ROI were to arrive in France in 20 months time it would be an inaugural …

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5 Things to Know About Irish New Boy Cyrus Christie

22-year old Derby defender Cyrus Christie has received a call-up to the Boys In Green and could feature against Scotland. Here are five things to know about the Irish new boy. 1) He’s A Derby Regular Cyrus Christie plays for Championship outfit Derby County. He’s played in all but one of their games and they currently lead the Championship, conceding …

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Sunday League’s ‘Winter Break’ Is Fast Approaching

David Rusk discusses the consequences of pitches being unplayable throughout the winter period of Sunday League football and the implications this presents. We wait patiently, every member of the team from number one to sixteen. (Assuming your team has sixteen players.) The cold snap is about to come upon us, after only five league matches. Now, the big question on everyone’s …

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Tottenham’s Adebayor Denies Criticising Fans

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has denied criticising the club’s fans following his recent comments regarding the atmosphere at White Hart Lane. The Togo striker said after the home defeat to Stoke at the weekend that it would be better if the club played away from home due to the negative atmosphere created by home supporters. However, the 30-year-old has issued …

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No Timescale On Recovery For Everton’s Barry

Scans have revealed Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has sustained ankle ligament damage but it is still too early to put a timescale on his predicted recovery. The 33-year-old was carried off just 13 minutes into Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland after a late tackle by Jordi Gomez and – although initial fears of a broken leg were allayed quickly – …

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Southampton’s Schneiderlin Hints He Could Leave Next Summer

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has hinted he could leave the club next summer if they do not qualify for the Champions League. The France international had looked set for a move away from St Mary’s last summer, only for the club to refuse to let him leave. Saints have made a fantastic start to the Barclays Premier League season under …

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A-League Roundup Week 5 – What’s The Story? (Perth Glory)

Gavin Bergin is here with a roundup of all the action from week five in the A-league. As alluded to in our season preview, last season at Perth was, at best chaotic, and at worst a complete shambles. In-fighting and club politics led to the sacking of the manager, and apparently some serious soul searching among those involved at the club. …

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Premier League Heroes: Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard

This week’s ‘Premier League Hero’ is one of the the world’s most renowned central midfielders; Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard. ‘Stevie G’ is arguably the greatest midfielder to ever grace the Premier League’s modern era. The one-club man is one of the most influential as well as diverse players to ever be seen in English football as he has …

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Liverpool Vs Chelsea: A Tale Of Two Strikers

With Liverpool struggling and chelsea prospering this season, encapsulated in the Reds’ 2-1 defeat to Jose Mourinho’s men at Anfield last Saturday, Colin Keane looks at the differences in attack between the Blues and the Reds. Last weekend’s instalment of the Premier League provided a number of talking points. Potentially costly slips from Manchester City and Arsenal along with Manchester United’s continued …

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To Represent Scotland Or Ireland – Or Does It Matter At All?

Following Gordon McQueen’s comments regarding Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy’s decisions to play international football for Ireland, Stephen Twomey looks at the factors which would have influenced both players’ decisions.  There was always going to be at least one “pundit” who would stick their oar in with regards the national allegiances of James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady in advance of our …

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Everton Boss Left Frustrated At Refereeing Decisions

Everton boss Roberto Martinez claimed Sunderland should have had two men sent off after a hard-fought draw on Wearside. Midfielder Jordi Gomez, who played under Martinez at Wigan, and striker Connor Wickham were perhaps both fortunate not to see red as referee Lee Mason adopted a lenient approach during a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light. Gomez, who had …

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The 10 Best & Worst #WengerOut Tweets From Arsenal’s Horror Week

There’s nothing like a crisis to bring people tweeting in their droves. Arsene Wenger finds himself the unfortunate recipient of a new #WengerOut campaign. These are the best/worst tweets.    1.@indykaila, football transfer news extraordinaire appears to have inadvertently helped the #WengerOut campaign he was asked to tweet about by err….tweeting about it. Don’t want to say much but certain @Arsenal …

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