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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]

Kerry’s David Clifford Shows Again Why He Is The Hottest Prospect In Gaelic Football

Kerry’s David Clifford has in the last number of years been touted as Kerry’s next true superstar.  On Wednesday night against Cork in the Kingdom’s Munster Minor Football Championship semi-final he proved his credentials yet again with a stunning tally of 2-8 by the time the full-time whistle was blown. In other words, the Kingdom’s captain accounted for 61 per cent …

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Watch: Benzema Channels Inner Houdini In Build-Up To Crucial Isco Goal

Karim Benzema has been the subject of much derision throughout a career of ups and downs, but on Wednesday night he summoned every ounce of skill at his disposal to somehow escape the attentions of three Atletico Madrid players in the build-up to Real Madrid’s first goal of their Champions League semi-final second leg.  With Atletico going 2-0 up early …

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Conor McCormack: ‘Level-Headed’ Cork City Not Chasing Records

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Markets Field, Limerick 31/3/2017 Limerick vs Cork City Conor McCormack of Cork City Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Speaking to Pundit Arena’s Irish football podcast The Mixer this week, Cork City’s midfield enforcer Conor McCormack spoke about moving to Manchester United at a young age, playing for a time in Italy as well as now being compared to N’Golo Kante in some quarters.  McCormack, who joined Cork City ahead of the 2017 season from Derry City, came to …

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Stat Concerning Manchester United Target Mbappe Perfectly Sums Up The Potential He Has

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 09: Kylian Mbappe of AS Monaco runs back to the half way line after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Juventus and AS Monaco at Juventus Stadium on May 9, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Manchester United are currently well stocked in the striker department with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (albeit injured) all available to fill the striker role.  That said, each of these players has a question mark over their ability to have the desired impact next season. For Rashford and Martial it is inexperience which most will point …

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Watch: Neville And Carragher Go At It While Discussing Mourinho’s Season

The Liverpool-Manchester United divide is perhaps most perfectly summed up when watching Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville go at it in the Monday Night Football studio.  Both are perfectly capable of taking objective stances when it comes to their own team, however it is when they strongly defend their respective old clubs that the sparks really start to fly. On …

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