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Colm Egan
Colm works in accounting and has a personality to match. Despite this he's an avid follower of a range of sports from GAA and soccer to golf and MMA.

Arsene Wenger Insists Not Selling ‘The Ox’ Is Crucial To Arsenal’s Midfield Stability

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on April 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arséne Wenger insists that retaining the services of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain next season is crucial for Arsenal football club, and that losing the player would constitute “big damage” for the club. As quoted in The Guardian, Wenger clearly places great emphasis on the importance of keeping the 23-year-old at the club. While much of the recent headlines have been grabbed by speculation …

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Liverpool Boss Klopp Set To Be Handed Exorbitant War Chest For Summer Transfers

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at Bet365 Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s season has been a rollercoaster ride. Back in September the team looked irrepressible at times. Jurgen Klopp’s high octane brand of football appeared capable of sweeping all before them. Indeed, despite their defensive inadequacies, many saw them as very serious title challengers until the wheels came off in 2017. January saw them pick up just a single win, against …

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Opinion: Warrenball Could Lead To Disaster For The Lions In New Zealand

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 25: Head Coach Warren Gatland of Wales reacts prior to the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Forsyth Barr Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

On 1 July 1916, World War 1 British Army General Haig ordered the Somme offensive. The British Army would suffer 60,000 casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and Haig’s poor strategy throughout the battle earned him the ignominious nickname of ‘Butcher Haig’. Indeed, so ill-suited were his tactics for the troops at his disposal that …

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The Hidden Reason Behind Chelsea’s Stellar Season

No longer do people question if Chelsea will win the league, rather they ask why. Chelsea beat Manchester City last night to maintain a seven-point lead over Tottenham, and now look like shoo-ins for the Premier League title. Spurs have long appeared to be the only team capable of challenging them, but their chances appear remote now with Harry Kane …

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PSG Step Up Efforts To Sign Alexis Sanchez As Arsenal Exit Draws Closer [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on April 2, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Alexis Sanchez’ agent has had talks with PSG to discuss a possible move for the Chilean, as reported by Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMCSport. Bouhafsi was among the first to report on David Luiz’s return to Stamford Bridge as so is generally considered a reliable source, especially concerning PSG. The French champions are set to make fortification of their attack a priority …

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Premiership Leaders Wasps Considering Establishing Rugby League Side

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: A Wasps shirt during the Wasps squad photocall for the 2016-2017 Aviva Premiership Rugby season on August 17, 2016 in Coventry, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

It may have been a dismal week for Wasps on the field, but off-field the Premiership leaders have been making some very interesting moves. During a weekend which saw Wasps downed 32-17 by Leinster in their European Champions Cup quarter-final in Dublin, Wasps chief executive David Armstrong was making headlines of a very different sort. As reported by the BBC, the …

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Work Ethic Central For Conte And His Dominant Chelsea Team

Chelsea, as a collective, have undergone an incredible change this season. However, it is the change of individuals within the team that offer the starkest example of Conte’s huge impact. Upon joining Chelsea last summer, the Italian’s first press conference was notable for one reason in particular, namely the emphasis he placed on a strong work ethic. Indeed, Conte used …

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Chelsea Lead Race For £50 Million Premier League Defender

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Virgil van Dijk of Southampton and Hal Robson-Kanu of West Bromwich Albion compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Chelsea look poised to sign Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk this summer. As reported by The Telegraph, a fee of over £50 million is being mooted for the 25-year-old, which would see him usurp John Stones as the most expensive central defender in Premier League history. He will likely be in demand from several top clubs and it is interesting to note …

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Mesut Ozil’s Latest Comments Reveal His Intent On Staying At Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Hull City at Emirates Stadium on February 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Even during the international break, rumours concerning Arsenal contracts have been rife. Just last week it became common knowledge that negotiations between the club are their two marquee players, Ozil and Sanchez, would be put on hold until the end of the season. Already however, that appears not to be the case. As reported by Die Welt, Ozil is confident that a …

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