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Giles And Brady Demand Keane Be Sacked Over Alleged Rant

Roy Keane faces calls for him to be sacked as assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland by arguably the country’s two most respected former players, Johnny Giles and Liam Brady. The fiery Keane – who infamously was sent home from Ireland’s pre-2002 World Cup training camp following a tirade of abuse aimed at then-manager Mick McCarthy in front of …

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John Giles Absolutely Tears Into Robbie Savage Over Recent Comments About Irish Side

Robbie Savage’s recent criticism of RTÉ’s Eamon Dunphy, his claims that Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side can be labelled overachievers if they even finish third in their 2018 World Cup Qualification group, and his suggestion that only one current Irish player – the recovering Seamus Coleman – is good enough to fit into the Welsh team have obviously drawn the ire …

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Transfers That Shook The League Of Ireland: Part Three

With the domestic transfer window well and truly underway, Pundit Arena continues its look back at some moves that sent shockwaves throughout the League of Ireland. In this, the third of a four-part series, Niall Newberry tells the story of how a German World Cup legend was ‘tricked’ into playing a match for Cork Celtic and of a superstar who arrived at Shamrock …

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Anything But Balls: The Football Book History Forgot

Dan O’Mahony remembers the iconic Irish football publication, Anything But Balls. Anything But Balls is a football book from the 90s…. actually it’s a fairly insubstantial publication that might be better described as a booklet and most copies would have ended up in landfill years ago. However, we at Pundit Arena have gotten our mitts on one of the few …

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Breaking Free from Eamon Dunphy’s Spell?

Last night Ireland drew with World Cup Champions, Germany. Away from home. A team ranked 62nd in the world held the team ranked 1st. Take a deep breath, smile and let that sink in. This morning’s papers, forums and water cooler conversations (do those still happen?), should be brimming with joy at last night’s heroics. Instead, we’re left talking once …

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TBT: Shamrock Rovers – America, Homelessness & The Europa League

This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at the first Irish team to make it to the group stages of a major European competition, Shamrock Rovers.  In a time before every player who showed potential was whisked off to the UK, Ireland’s most successful team, Shamrock Rovers, had some of Ireland’s finest players representing them – Jimmy Dunne, Johnny Giles, Eamonn …

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Best XI Never To Play In A World Cup

As the curtain comes down on an exceptional World Cup tournament, we decided to look back at the Best XI to never win a World Cup. Would this side challenge for top honours?  Goalkeeper – Ray Clemence – England Clemence was one of the best players ever to put himself between the sticks for Liverpool and Tottenham. He played a combined …

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RTÉ’s WC Coverage: At Best, Disappointing. At Worst, Shambolic

Conor Hayes lambastes the RTÉ panel for their apparent lack of preparation for this year’s World Cup. Eamon Dunphy stared down the lens of the camera and apologised. It was standard fare for when a bad word is uttered on television before the watershed, no one is actually offended but the apology is necessary lest people be upset by the …

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