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Rob Lyons

Rob Lyons
Rob Lyons 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, including PA's Irish football podcast, The Mixer, which he produces and presents. If you'd like to discuss writing for PA, you can contact Rob at [email protected]

Liverpool Chase European Hotshot

Liverpool are planning a move for Gonzalo Higuain in a deal worth over £30 million reportedly on the cards, according to reports. Arsenal are looking to sign Porto striker Jackson Martinez but with reports in Italy suggesting that Martinez will be Napoli’s replacement for Higuain should he go, Liverpool’s advances could stall Arsenal’s chance of signing the Colombia international, according to the …

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Video: Real Madrid Boss Wary Of Ludogorets Threat

Real Madrid come into this game against the weakest team in the group; Ludogorets. Madrid’s Bulgarian opponents almost came away from Anfield with a draw however, so Madrid will need to be wary of a sucker punch from Ludogorets.  Real Madrid for their own part will take massive confidence from beating FC Basel 5-1 in their opening game, which not …

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Top 5 League Of Ireland Managers In The Modern Era

In the last ten years or so there have been many enthralling title races and cup runs in the League of Ireland. Here, Rob Lyons looks at the standout managers who have shaped some of the most exhilarating seasons at the highest level of Irish football.  _____ No. 5 – Damien Richardson (Currently Drogheda United; formerly Gillingham, Cobh Ramblers, Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers & Cork City). …

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Video: Liverpool Look Ahead To Basel Clash

Liverpool travel to Basel for their second Champions League tie of the season where they will be hoping to pick up three points and continue their 100% record in the competition so far.  Basel’s opening game saw them lose 5-1 to Real Madrid but their first home tie should provide Liverpool with a sterner test. Manager Brendan Rodgers and midfielder …

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Manchester United To Make Double Juve Swoop

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has been given more funds to improve his side in this January’s transfer window and it now looks as though United are set to make a £51 million bid for two Juventus players; midfielder Arturo Vidal and centre back Angelo Ogbonna, according to reports in Italy.  Metro reports that United will make an offer ‘imminently’ and that …

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Liverpool Keeper Unphased By Valdes Speculation

Liverpool’s number one Simon Mignolet appears to be unphased by indications that the Reds are looking to sign Victor Valdes on a free transfer.  The rumour of Victor Valdes coming to Merseyside has been doing the rounds for a while now but Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo that if you are at a big club one must accept these kind of rumours. “If …

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Ex-Chelsea Defender Almost Joined Barcelona

Ex-Chelsea centre back David Luiz admits that he almost joined Barcelona and not PSG in the summer transfer window, according to Sky Sports.  David Luiz is a player who caused quite a rift between Chelsea supporters and neutrals alike in his time at Stamford Bridge. The Brazil international was often criticised for neglecting his defensive duties while others found his style of …

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Video: Barcelona Look Ahead To PSG Clash

Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu and manager Luis Enrique give their views ahead of one of the biggest Champions League clashes so far this season as PSG take on Barcelona in Parc des Princes.  Barca are currently top of La Liga but just scraped a win in their first Champions League game against Apoel Nicosia who they would be expected to …

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Southampton Striker Wants To Stay At Inter Milan

Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo is currently on loan at Serie A club Inter Milan but would like to make his deal a permanent one, according to Sky Sports. The striker found it difficult to adapt to Premier League football but in just nine starts for the Saints he scored three goals, proving that he is capable of scoring even with …

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Arsenal News: Striker Extends Emirates Deal, Arteta Up Next

Arsenal’s injured forward Olivier Giroud has committed himself to the Gunners until 2018 with the club set to announce news of a contract extension in the near future.  The deal is set to be in the region of £80,000 a week, according to the Mirror.  This contract extension comes in addition to the likelihood that Mikel Arteta; also an injured Arsenal …

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