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Welbeck Will Connect Well With Arsenal Midfield

Danny Welbeck has joined Arsenal with a degree of pressure on his shoulders to prove he can perform as one of the key figures in Arsenal’s attack.  Welbeck’s move has been one of the more surprising transfers to the Gunners, not just because he is coming from arch rivals Manchester United, but also because he isn’t exactly the calibre of …

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Manchester United Target World Class Midfielder

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is already looking ahead to the next transfer window and is tracking Juventus star Paul Pogba while new signing Marcos Rojo is finally free to line out for his new club after a work permit has been secured. Manchester United, just having gone on a a massive £150 million summer spending spree, are already …

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Drogheda United vs Athlone Town Preview

Drogheda United welcome Athlone Town to United Park on Friday night, when the two meet in the League of Ireland Premier Division for the final time this season. Drogs will be looking to put the six nil defeat they suffered the last time the sides met behind them, while for Athlone it is all about survival and avoiding the dread playoffs. …

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Ronaldo Hints At Manchester United Return

Cristiano Ronaldo has been talking to the press about his beloved Manchester United, and is convinced that better things lie ahead for them in the wake of their summer signings. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo declared his love for Manchester United when the press corps caught up with him at a Tag Heuer track event where the legend got to drive an £800,000 …

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Raheem Sterling Talks Liverpool In A Wide Ranging Interview

Sport magazine caught up with Raheem Sterling and got Liverpool’s new kid on the block talking about life at Anfield and England’s disappointing campaign in Brazil. Raheem Sterling  joined Liverpool as youngster from QPR in 2010 and broke in to the first team for the 2012/13 season, and while this is an inpressive achievement for such a young player he intially …

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Torres Denies Rift With Chelsea Boss

Recently departed Fernando Torres says he enjoyed a good relationship with Jose Mourinho, meanwhile nobody seems in a hurry to snap up his vacated No.9 jersey. Fernando Torres has denied that he had a strained relationship with Chelsea boss Joes Mourniho in the wake of his departure to AC Milan. The misfiring striker wrapped up a two-year loan deal with …

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Hull City – Transfer Window’s Real Winners

Hull City enjoyed a successful transfer deadline day with some shrewd acquisitions. Colm Hayes discusses. Steve Bruce certainly had to sign a striker to replace Shane Long, and after being rebuffed in his attempts to prise Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn, the manager decided to splash out a club-record fee of £10 million on Uruguayan forward Abel Hernandez. The powerful striker …

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Agger’s Loyalty Makes Him A Liverpool Legend

Sarah Fitzpatrick pays tribute to Liverpool legend Daniel Agger following his move back to Brondby after eight years at Anfield. Danish defender Daniel Agger completed a £3 million move to former club Brondby from Liverpool last week and many Reds fans were saddened to see the defender leave following  eight years with the club. Agger made 232 appearances and netted 14 times for …

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Top 10 Premier League Deadline Day Transfers

After an exciting deadline day, which included some shock moves, David Rusk returns to Pundit Arena with an article evaluating his top ten deadline day transfers from the summer window.  10. Mohamed Diame (West Ham United to Hull City) A lot of things have been said about Hull City’s dreary performances. The fact that they simply do not score enough goals has led …

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TBT: Algeria – Robbed by the Anschluss (1982 World Cup)

This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at a 1982 World Cup game that would have a lasting effect on the tournament, changing its scheduling in the process. The tournament in question was the Spanish one of 1982. It was won by Italy but is probably remembered more for the controversy surrounding a match between West Germany and Austria. The incident …

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Liverpool Look To Sign Free Agent

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is considering a move for Barcelona stalwart keeper Victor Valdes on a day where more news emerged on the club’s failure to land Radamel Falcao. The last thing football fans need now is more transfer speculation but that is what they will have to endure as The Star reports that Brendan Rodgers is keen on snapping up Victor …

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Liverpool’s Bargain Buy Balotelli Actually Worth £29m

Liverpool’s acquisition of Mario Balotelli for £16 million could prove to be the bargain of the season, with a report stating that the Italian striker is actually worth £29 million. The Liverpool faithful might be interested to learn that Mario Balotell is actually worth a lot more than the bargain price of £16 million, according to the BBC. The ‘Beeb’ reference …

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Crystal Palace Give Doyle One Last Premier League Chance

Kevin Doyle has one last chance to reignite his career with a loan move to Crystal Palace running until January.  His employers Wolverhampton Wanderers were a Premier League side as recently as 2012 but a fall from grace sees them now playing at League One level. With such a fall in standard there have been rumours of Doyle leaving Wolves in …

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West Brom Have Recruited Intelligently

The fallout from transfer deadline day continues with the original ‘top four’ grabbing all the headlines. However, West Brom could be a surprise package this season following some intelligent acquisitions. West Brom have recruited heavily in defensive areas and it’s no surprise considering the Baggies just about hung on to Premier League status last season. They conceded 59 goals, losing 16 games and drawing another 15. They …

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Welbeck’s Comments Land Him In Trouble At Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has angered Portuguese club Benfica by blocking a proposed Joel Campbell transfer while new signing Danny Welbeck’s comments have gotten him into a bit of trouble. Arsene Wenger’s name is being taken in vain by Joel Campbell’s agent, Joaquin Batica, who feels the Frenchman has deprived his client the chance of a fresh start at Benfica according …

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Manchester United Defender Joins Real Madrid In Loan Deal

Manchester United’s young Uruguayan full back Guillermo Varela has joined Real Madrid on loan it has been confirmed by the club’s official website. The young full back is expected to link up with Real Madrid’s Castilla side under the tutelage of Zinedine Zidane. The Uruguayan was David Moyes’s first signing after the full back impressed at the u20 World Cup …

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Arsenal Striker’s Agent Hits Out At Wenger

Arsenal’s Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell had been expected to seal a loan move Benfica but a transfer failed to go through and the 22-year-old’s agent has criticized Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Campbell’s agent Joaquim Botica spoke to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo about his client’s failed move away from the Gunners. “Benfica fought until the last minute to sign Campbell but …

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Former Manchester United Player Claims ‘Awful’ Rooney Must Be Dropped

Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has stated that Louis Van Gaal should drop Wayne Rooney and the ex-Red Devil defender has been highly critical of the English captain’s performances this season. Rooney has featured in Manchester United’s opening three games and with United failing to win a game in the Premier League a number of players have been criticized. The …

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