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Stephen Loftus

Stephen Loftus
Currently studying journalism at DCU. Avid fan of all things American Sports and a die-hard Manchester United fan. Supporter of my local League of Ireland team, Athlone Town.

4 Players Ready For A Breakout Rugby World Cup

As the Rugby World Cup draws ever nearer, Pundit Arena’s Stephen Loftus looks at the unheralded players who could light up the tournament. Everyone knows the big name players who will look to make an impact on the destination of the William Webb Ellis trophy, but who are the lesser lights we should be looking out for? Don’t forget that the 2011 …

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Round Up: Thrilling Night In The Capital One Cup

23 games on Tuesday night and plenty of goals in the 2nd round of the Capital One Cup. Stephen Loftus reviews each of the cup ties. There may not have been any of the bigger Premier League clubs playing Tuesday night but there was no lack of action with a nine goal thriller at the Stadium of Light and seven …

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LOI Preview: Premier Division Opening Weekend

A number of intriguing fixtures will light up the opening round of the 2015 Airtricity League Premier Division. Stephen Loftus previews all of the weekend’s games. Friday March 6th Dundalk vs Longford Town (kick-off 7:45 pm) The reigning champions open their season at home to Longford after winning the title on the last day of the season last year by defeating …

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Cheltenham: Get Ready For A Willie Mullins Domination

After winning the last two champion trainer titles at the Cheltenham festival, Willie Mullins is readying his troops for another assault on the Cotswolds with a hat-trick of titles looking a certainty.   Day one of the festival looks set to be a Mullins showcase as there is a possibility he will saddle five favourites for the seven races. The …

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Six Nations: Injury-Hit England Announce Side To Face Wales

Stuart Lancaster today named his XV for Friday night’s Six Nations clash with Wales at the Milennium Stadium, a game which he will be without a number of his key players in. Danny Cipriani will have to be content with a spot on the bench alongside Nick Easter who has been the standout Number Eight in the Premiership this season. …

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Super Bowl XLIX: Where The Game Will Be Won & Lost

A tantalising  clash between reigning champions Seattle and the modern era dynasty New England awaits in Arizona on Sunday in what could be the greatest Super Bowl in years, writes Stephen Loftus. After the countless debates over “deflategate” and the farcical scenes surrounding Marshawn Lynch at media day, the attention has finally turned to the prestigious game on Sunday. Nine …

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Everton Boss On The Ropes Amid Mirallas Penalty Debacle

Everton’s dull 0-0 draw at home to West Brom continued their woeful form of late but the decision of Kevin Mirallas to disobey team orders and take a first half penalty, which he missed, highlights the lack of leadership on a sinking ship, writes Stephen Loftus. A rather uneventful Monday night game was turned into a nightmare for Roberto Martinez …

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NBA: Atlanta Hawks Continue Impressive Win Streak

A 13th straight win for the Atlanta Hawks means they are now considered favourites for the Eastern Conference title while Golden State continued their ominous march towards the number one seed in the West, writes Stephen Loftus. A 20 point outburst from Mike Scott off the Atlanta bench helped them secure a 93-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons while Atlanta …

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