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London Irish Stadium Move Takes Another Step Forward

SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: A close up view of the London Irish crest as it appears on a player's shirt during a London Irish Photocall on August 23, 2011 in Sunbury-on-Thames, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Reading-based London Irish are looking into a possible move back to London. Irish, who were relegated from the Premiership at the end of last season, moved from their original home of Sunbury in Surrey, to the Madejksi Stadium in 1998. And despite playing their home games in Reading the senior squad has continued to train at Sunbury, with the youth …

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Should Football Take Note Of The GAA’s Actions For Diving?

Should football follow in the GAA’s footsteps after Tiernan McCann’s lengthy ban for diving was announced? Pundit Arena investigate. Diving has been a plague, particularly in English football for longer than any of us can remember. David Bentley’s failed attempts to win free kicks amused us, Ashley Young’s spectacular collapses infuriated many, whilst Gareth Bale was the boy who cried …

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VOTE: Help Akinfenwa Pick His Celebration

AFC Wimbledon’s formidable forward Adebayo Akinfenwa’s cult hero status is unrivalled, and he wants his fans to decide on his new goal celebration. “The Beast” scored fifteen in League Two last season, a respectable total for the 33-year-old, but he wants to oust that number in 2015/16, and needs your help to do it. Via his YouTube channel, Bayo gives …

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Middlesbrough Face The Bees As Karanka Demands Success

Callum Connolly looks ahead to the first of the Championship play-off semi-finals tonight, as Brentford host Middlesbrough in the first leg.  ______ “Tiny details can be big things.” Aitor Karanka’s words could not be truer when pinpointing the transformation in Middlesbrough over the last 18 months. Certainly, fans of the club would have predicted a bleak future following the sacking …

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Video: Liverpool Manager’s Son Scores Golazo For Swindon

Anton Rodgers, the son of Liverpool boss Brendan, scored one of the best flick-up free-kicks your likely to see for a long, long time for Swindon last weekend.  The former Republic of Ireland under-19 international has found a starting place tough to come by for the Robins this term but this outstanding piece of skill should keep the 22-year-old in …

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The Championship: Race For The Top Two Heats Up

Four teams and only two spots available, with just two games remaining for the Championship’s top four sides, it will be a nail biting finish. As it stands Watford are sitting at the top of the table with 85 points, only a point clear of second-placed Bournemouth and third-placed Middlesbrough, who are both two points clear of Norwich, who sit in fourth. …

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Ireland’s Hoolahan Named In Football League’s Team Of The Decade

One of Ireland’s most technically gifted footballers  – Wes Hoolahan –  has been awarded the honour of the being selected in the Football League’s Football Manager Team of the Decade. The Football League awards, celebrating its tenth anniversary this season, decided to remember this milestone by selecting the best XI players who have featured in the last decade at their annual …

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AFC Bournemouth: From Near Extinction To Possible Paradise

For those unfamiliar with AFC Bournemouth’s rapid ascendance through the Football League, they may sit with their morning coffee and croissants looking at the Championship table with the Cherries’ in fifth place, three points from the automatic promotion places, and think nothing of it as they flick on to this week’s crossword that they will never finish. However, for the …

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English Football During WW2

Conor Heffernan takes an in depth look back at how English football was structured during World War Two.   “We shall play on the beaches, we shall play on the landing grounds, we shall play in the fields and in the streets, we shall play in the hills…” Winston Churchill…Kind of The years 1939 to 1945 were a time of great …

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Money, Money, Money: The Birth Of The Premier League

The birth of the Premier League back in 1992 heralded a new era for football in England. Conor Heffernan looks back at this pivotal period of transition. When English football entered the 1990s, the game was in crisis. The golden days of the 1950s and 1960s had become a hazy memory, replaced by the three H’s: Heysel, Hillsborough and Hooliganism. …

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Ownership On The Horizon For Football Supporters?

The British Labour party wants football supporters to have more power over their clubs. Sean Curtin breaks-down the information regarding these new proposals. _____ The background Just this week with the BBC’s ‘Price of Football’ revealed the huge sums of money British football Supporters pay to follow their clubs. Both the Conservative and Labour parties expressed concern over the rising cost associated with being a …

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English Football League: The Championship New Boys

As the Championship season enters the back end of September, Stuart Connolly gives his insight into how some of the new players in the league are faring so far.  The Sky Bet Championship season may only be six games old but it’s fair to say that some new players have taken life in this division in their stride, while others …

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