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Colm Hayes

Colm Hayes
Colm graduated from UCC with a degree in accounting but is hoping to leave the numbers behind and pursue a career in sports writing. Passionate about football and interested in a whole host of other sports, Colm is a long-suffering Man United fan. Other interests include reading, playing poker and socialising with friends. Twitter: @iL1keS0up

PA Fantasy Premier League Week 7: Potential Picks

Colm Hayes is here with your weekly fill on how to climb that Fantasy Premier League ladder. With the international break looming, fantasy managers must savour this weekend and hope for huge points hauls before the two-week hiatus. Wayne Rooney’s suspension coupled with Aaron Ramsey’s injury has hit many squads hard and a fair few wildcards may have been cashed …

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PA Fantasy Premier League Week 6 : Potential Picks

After a Gameweek 5 that turned up some amazing results which translated into poor fantasy returns for many managers, most people will be expecting normal service to be resumed this weekend. Costa, Ramsey, Fabregas et al will likely be back among the points this weekend with the former a heavy favourite for the captain’s armband with Aston Villa visiting Stamford …

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PA Fantasy Premier League Week 4: Potential Outside Picks

After the relative monotony of the international break, the Premier League finally returns to our screens this weekend after what felt like a lot longer than two weeks. Fantasy football is also back with a host of new faces that we will be trying to squeeze into our squads over the coming weeks. Here we look at how some of …

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Phil Jones Injury: New Formation For Manchester United?

Colm Hayes discusses the potential change in formation that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal may use this weekend as a result of the injury sustained by Phil Jones on international duty. No Manchester United defender has covered himself in glory this season, but Phil Jones has still been the most impressive. A hamstring injury picked up on international duty …

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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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PA Fantasy Football Week 3: Potential Outside Picks

Colm Hayes is here with your weekly fix of Fantasy Football tips and insider information. With Gameweek 2 done and dusted, we move on to the last round of fixtures before the impending international break. If you are determined to play your wildcard, the two week gap between gameweek 3 and 4 can be an excellent time to do it. …

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Can Everton’s Samuel Eto’o Prove Chelsea Boss Wrong?

Colm Hayes discusses the signing of Samuel Eto’o by Everton and the fact that the striker will need no extra motivation when he faces Chelsea at the weekend. Samuel Eto’o has signed a two-year deal with Everton in what looks to be an excellent free signing by the Merseyside club. Despite being the Chelsea striker who bagged the most goals …

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PA Fantasy Premier League Week 2: Potential Outside Picks

Colm Hayes is here to provide us with some Fantasy Premier League tips for Gameweek 2, and we also reveal the top performers in the Pundit Arena Fantasy League following Gameweek 1’s action. One gameweek of fantasy Premier League down and the bandwagons are already rolling. Sterling, Fabregas and Sigurdsson in particular have experienced a ferocious amount of transfers in since their …

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Fantasy Premier League: Budget Buys In Defence & Midfield

One of the most frustrating things about picking your fantasy football squad for the season is trying to stretch the £100 million budget to best suit your planned formation. While the vast majority will likely be spent on the starting XI, it is essential to ensure your bench options are as close to definite starters as possible. Here we look …

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Fantasy Football: 11 Rules To Manage By

With the launch of the Pundit Arena Fantasy League (where we are giving away tickets to a Premier League game), Colm Hayes provides us with eleven golden rules for a successful team. With the first Premier League kick-off of the season just days away, fantasy football fever is well and truly in gear as players of the official Premier League …

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