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Dan O'Mahony

Dan O'Mahony
Trying to find a use for the huge chunk of memory in my head taken up with sports has led me to Pundit Arena. My greatest interests are in football and rugby. I enjoyed a fruitless career in the latter which spanned the eras of the 4 point and 5 point tries although I can't remember scoring many of either. I love all sports with the possible exception of dressage.

Sunderland skipper Looks For Redemption Against Arsenal

Sunderland skipper John O’Shea has urged his team-mate to pay back the club’s fans in the best way possible – by beating Arsenal on Saturday. The Black Cats players this week offered to refund the cost of tickets for supporters who made the trip to Southampton last weekend and witnessed a humiliating 8-0 Barclays Premier League defeat. However, the 33-year-old …

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Tottenham Boss Insists Defender Is Happy At White Hart Lane

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has rejected talk of an issue with Jan Vertonghen, insisting the Belgium defender remains happy at White Hart Lane. The 27-year-old had been one of the first names on the team sheet ever since arriving from Ajax in 2012, yet has found it hard to pin down a regular first-team berth this term. Vertonghen’s place …

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Tottenham Ship Criticism From Former Players

Tottenham Hotspur’s performances have attracted criticism from pundit Jamie Redknapp and former boss Tim Sherwood, meanwhile it has emerged that the club elected not to buy Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling when the had the chance.  Tottenham Hotspur have endured a miserable start to the season with no shortage of pundits willing to offer helpful advice to the under pressure boss …

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Arsenal Linked With French Striker, Losing Race For Khedira

Press rumours indicate that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to bring French player André-Pierre Gignac to the Emirates but may lose out to Manchester United in his long running pursuit of Sami Khedira. Arsenal are interested in signing French striker André-Pierre Gignac from Marseille according to French media outlet  Le 10 Sport. The 28-year-old, who plays primarily as striker but can also operate on …

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PA Preview: West Brom vs Manchester United

We take a look at tonight’s Premier League clash between West Brom and Manchester United at The Hawthorns. West Bromwich Albion host Manchester United in tonight’s Premier League fixture at the Hawthorns at 8pm. Louis van Gaal, when he arrived at Old Trafford, asked the fans not to cast judgement on his reign until after 3 months, however now that …

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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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Top 5 Ridiculous Refeering Decisions

We at Pundit Arena have trawled through the internet to bring you an eclectic selection of dodgy football refereeing decisions. Not sure if they can be branded the five worst, but they have to be contenders. We particularly think no.5 in this collection represents a nadir for the refereeing profession. 1. Penalty awarded to Ireland vs Georgia (2009) When it …

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Arsenal Boss: I Don’t Regret Not Taking Cesc

Arsene Wenger has apologised for his touchline spat with Jose Mourinho and defended his decision not to resign Cesc Fabregas. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has belatedly apologised for his touch line confrontation with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in their recent meeting at Stamford Bridge, a game the Blues won on a 2-0 scoreline. With 20 minutes gone in the ill …

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Former Dutch Legend Has A Go At Guus Hiddink

Dutch coach Guus Hiddinck finds himself under pressure after his side has lost two of their three opening games in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, with former Oranje legend Ronald de Boer crticising the veteran coach. New Dutch boss Guus Hiddink is under fire as his team have had an atrocious start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. The Oranje have  lost …

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Tottenham Target Italian International

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is weighing up a move for Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco, while Hugo Lloris and Nacer Chadli are injury doubts ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Manchester City.  Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is keeping a close eye on Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco who has not yet signed a new contract that would keep him at the Serie A club after his current deal expires …

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