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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]

Watch: Pique Sees Red For Attempting To Score With His Hand

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 18: Gerard Pique of Barcelona argues with referee William Collum after being shown a red card during the UEFA Champions League group D match between FC Barcelona and Olympiakos Piraeus at Camp Nou on October 18, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Barcelona have been reduced to ten men in their clash with Olympiacos after Gerard Pique attempted to score a goal with his hand. Barca were already in the ascendancy after a Dimitrios Nikolaou own-goal gifted the Camp Nou outfit the lead. However, holding onto their advantage will be tough now with their defensive leader absent. The clip below shows how the incident …

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Bust To Boom: How Cork City Came Back From The Brink

Cork , Ireland - 17 October 2017; Garry Buckley of Cork City celebrates winning the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division after the match between Cork City and Derry City at Turners Cross in Cork. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Seven-and-a-half years may be a long time in football. But that time has probably passed just a little bit quicker for Cork City fans.   They have experienced almost every emotion possible in that time. From the stress and worry that comes with running any Irish football club to the pure, unadulterated joy that scoring a goal, winning three points …

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Liverpool’s 7-0 Win Over Maribor Erases Manchester United Record

MARIBOR, SLOVENIA - OCTOBER 17: Players of Liverpool FC celebrate after scoring first goal during UEFA Champions League 2017/18 group E match between NK Maribor and Liverpool FC at Stadium Ljudski vrt, on October 17, 2017 in Maribor, Slovenia. (Photo by Vid Ponikvar/MB Media/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s 7-0 away win over Maribor on Tuesday night added to what is a storied history in European competition for the Reds.  Having won five Champions League/European Cup titles, the Merseysiders know a thing or two about overcoming top continental adversaries. However, their wins over some of European football’s lesser-known sides have also placed them in the history books. The …

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Koeman Gives Tetchy Reaction When Pressed On Roy Keane Comments

The long-running war of words between Ronald Koeman and the Irish management team has continued this week. The main focus of this back and forth has, of course, been to do with central midfielder James McCarthy, a player plagued by injury in the last few seasons. Having been consistently drafted into the Ireland set-up when not quite 100 per cent, …

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All The Best Images From A Historic Night For Ireland

The Republic of Ireland secured their place in the World Cup play-offs next month following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Wales in Cardiff on Monday night.  Ahead of the game, the task was clear for both sides: win and you’re 180 minutes from next summer’s World Cup. In the end it was the Boys in Green who ultimately prevailed with some tenacious play …

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Shane Long Ruled Out Of Crunch Qualifier Versus Wales

Dublin , Ireland - 6 October 2017; Shane Long of Republic of Ireland during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Moldova at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Shane Long has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s crunch qualifier against Wales on Monday night.  Some had called for the striker to be dropped from the starting XI having spurned a number of fantastic opportunities on Friday night versus Moldova, but his exclusion has now been guaranteed following news of an injury ahead of the clash in …

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Video: Jack Charlton Reveals How He Found Out Brother Bobby Survived Munich Air Crash

In a BBC documentary looking back at the great career and life of Sir Bobby Charlton, the Manchester United legend’s brother, Jack, has described how his family discovered Bobby had survived the Munich air disaster.  On February 6, 1958 the ‘Busby Babes’, along with supporters, journalists, other passengers and crew members, boarded a plane bound for Manchester from Munich, however 23 …

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