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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 write@punditarena.com.

The Mixer: Danny Morrissey On His New Adventure At Harps & LOI Clubs In Europe

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Richmond Park, Dublin 13/3/2017 St. Patrick's Athletic vs Finn Harps St. Patrick's Athletic's Patrick Cregg with Danny Morrissey of Finn Harps Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

This week on Pundit Arena’s Irish football podcast The Mixer, we speak with Finn Harps’ Danny Morrissey on his new adventure in Donegal, look ahead to the LOI’s European adventure, which begins next week, and, as usual, review all of last week’s action and look ahead to this weekend’s match-ups in the Premier Division.  We kick-off the show by discussing Dundalk’s …

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Watch: Every Bundesliga Club’s Best Goal From The 2016/17 Season

The Bundesliga might be dominated by three or four of its biggest clubs but beyond the Bayern Munichs and Borussia Dortmunds, there are an abundance of German top flight sides with some excellent attacking talent.  Proving this point, the Bundesliga’s official YouTube channel have gone and produced an excellent montage, which includes each side’s best goal from the 2016/17 season. Featuring …

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Video: Patrick McEleney Scored A Stunning Individual Goal For Dundalk In Louth Derby

Dundalk produced a fantastic team performance on Friday night to batter their local rivals Drogheda United 6-0, with one strike from Patrick McEleney in particular making it a special night for the Lilywhites.  Despite the Louth club having a disappointing season so far, when compared to the heights they’ve reached throughout the last three years, the Derry native has popped up …

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Sky Sports Update On Ronaldo Music To Manchester United Fans’ Ears

Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates the team's win at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on June 4, 2017 after winning the UEFA Champions League football match final Juventus vs Real Madrid CF held at the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff on June 3, 2017. (Photo by Raddad Jebarah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

We’re only midway through June but this summer’s biggest transfer saga has already, it seems, been found.  Anything involving Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is sure to court a huge amount of interest but add one of the world’s most illustrious football clubs into the mix and you have yourself one of the biggest – and most likely drawn out – stories …

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London Rivals Attempting To Lure Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud

May 27th 2017, Wembley Stadium, London England; FA Cup Final, Arsenal versus Chelsea FC; Olivier Giroud of Arsenal places the FA Cup on the display stand during Arsenal celebrations after defeating Chelsea by 2-1 (Photo by John Patrick Fletcher/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Arsenal may be forced to spend big on a striker this summer with rumours swirling that Olivier Giroud is the subject of interest from one of the Gunners’ London rivals.  The Frenchman has proved time and time again that he is good enough to play week in, week out at a top club, but with Alexis Sanchez in the same …

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Frightening All Blacks Squad For Lions Tour Named

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13: Jordie Barrett of the Hurricanes charges forward during the round 12 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes at AMI Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Steve Hansen has named his All Blacks squad for their three Tests against the Lions, the first of which takes place on June 24.  Two new faces come into the team in the form of Hurricanes teammates Ngani Laumape and Jordie Barrett. Interestingly the Lions take on the duo’s club side between the second and third Tests later this summer. While …

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Alun Wyn Jones To Captain Lions Against Crusaders This Weekend

during the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium on June 3, 2017 in Whangarei, New Zealand.

After a disappointing defeat at the hands of the Blues, Warren Gatland has announced a rejigged team for the Crusaders match on Saturday.  Wales and Lions veteran Alun Wyn Jones will lead the Lions for the third game of the tour as the Lions look to return to winning ways against the unbeaten Christchurch outfit. Jonathan Davies, Conor Murray, George North …

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Eden Hazard Suffers Ankle Fracture While On International Duty

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Eden Hazard of Chelsea during the Emirates FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Chelsea star Eden Hazard’s pre-season preparations will be affected after it was confirmed he’s suffered a serious injury while on international duty with Belgium.  The Belgian national team’s official Twitter account first stated he had twisted his ankle while training ahead of the Red Devils’ two internationals this week but it has now been established that it is in fact …

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Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill Heaps Praise On Cyrus Christie

Leinster , Ireland - 4 May 2017; Cyrus Christie of Republic of Ireland scores his sides 2nd goal during the international friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Uruguay at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It may have only been a friendly versus Uruguay on Sunday but Cyrus Christie would have been watched closely by fans and management alike as he aspires to step into the shoes of the injured Seamus Coleman.  He performed superbly against Óscar Tabárez’s side in what was a nice build-up game to next Sunday’s crucial qualifier at home to Austria. The 24-year-old still …

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