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Rob Lyons
Rob is Pundit Arena's Manager of Quality Control and works closely with the website's remote writer base. He also regularly contributes to print and broadcast media. If you'd like to discuss writing for PA, you can contact Rob at [email protected]

Ronaldo Included In Real Madrid Squad For Super Cup Clash Vs Manchester United

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid in action during their La Liga match between Real Madrid and Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on 29 April 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Power Sport Images/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Real Madrid’s extended squad for Los Blancos’ UEFA Super Cup clash against Manchester United on Tuesday night.  Despite having only just returned to training following an elongated break due to his involvement in the Confederations Cup with Portugal this summer, the 32-year-old will join up with Zinedine Zidane’s men as they head to Macedonia. …

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Video: Neymar Opens Up On Living In Messi’s Shadow At Barcelona

MIAMI, FL - JULY 29: Neymar #11 of Barcelona walks past Lionel Messi #10 of Barcelona during the International Champions Cup El Clásico match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami, FL. FC Barcelona won the match with a score of 3 to 2. FC Barcelona was the International Champions Cup winners. (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images)

While each individual attacker in recent years at Barcelona has been recognised for their unique ability, there is no doubt that Lionel Messi, has been, currently is and perhaps always will be the standard bearer for any striker who plays for the club.  And even a player as exceptionally talented as Neymar has had to move on in order to …

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Here Are Liverpool & Celtic’s Potential Champions League Play-Off Opponents

After Wednesday night’s Champions League third qualifying round clashes, Celtic and Liverpool now know who they could come up against following Friday’s play-off draw.  Both the Scottish champions and last season’s fourth-placed side in the Premier League are seeded for the draw, however each club will go through a different route. The Hoops feature in the champions route, having won …

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PSG Obliterate Current World Record Fee For Barcelona’s Neymar

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JULY 29: Neymar #11 of Barcelona reacts in the second half against Real Madrid during their International Champions Cup 2017 match at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

After a summer of speculation, it has been confirmed that Neymar will leave Barcelona to join up with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.  It was confirmed on Wednesday evening by Sky Sports that the five-year deal is worth as much as £450 million, which encompasses £515,000-a-week in wages and a £198m buyout clause, which Barca have insisted must be paid in …

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Tyrrells Premier 15s Women’s League Launched

On Wednesday the Tyrrells Premier 15s was launched, which will be the new title given to the domestic women’s rugby competition in England.  A three-year partnership with crisp manufacturers Tyrells will add to the £2.4 million investment in women’s rugby being made by the RFU ahead of this new venture. The league format is pretty standard with each of the …

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Dundalk Europa League Hero Ciarán Kilduff Departs For USA

Alkmaar , Netherlands - 15 September 2016; Ciaran Kilduff of Dundalk celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group D match between AZ Alkmaar and Dundalk at AZ Stadion in Alkmaar, Netherlands. (Photo By David Maher/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Dundalk have confirmed that Ciarán Kilduff is to depart the Louth club and join up with NASL side Jacksonville Armada. Moving to Dundalk midway through the 2015 season from St. Patrick’s Athletic, the 28-year-old slowly became a crucial attacking threat for Stephen Kenny, particularly from the bench. However, it was the 2016 season he will be most fondly remembered for by …

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