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Munster Count The Cost Of Bruising Win Over Gloucester

Sean McMahon reports from Thomond Park.  Munster may be happy that they came out of today’s encounter with Gloucester with five points in the bag but there was disappointment written all over Johann van Graan’s face when he spoke to the media after the game when discussing the injuries sustained by his squad.  Tommy O’Donnell was the first to go …

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Imagined XI: If Southampton Had Kept Hold Of Their Best Players

Southampton’s habit of selling their best players has raised over £300 million but also kept the club in limbo as the prospect of relegation appears more and more likely each season.  Pundit Arena assembles a team of players that Southampton have sold in recent years in an Imagined XI. ___ Goalkeeper – Paulo Gazzaniga Although he is not of the …

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10 Quickfire Conclusions As Barkley Rescues Point For Chelsea

A late equalizer from Ross Barkley made for a dramatic ending to a thrilling game at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start to the season.  Pundit Arena outline ten quickfire conclusions from Chelsea v Manchester United: 1) The ‘game of two halves’ cliche was apparent. Chelsea looked by far the better team in the first half, with United …

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Munster Bag The Bonus Point In Controversial Thomond Park Battle

Sweetnam and Haley celebrate a Munster try

Munster 36 Gloucester 22 Sean McMahon reports from Thomond Park Munster secured a bonus-point win at Thomond Park as they put five tries past Gloucester  n the Heineken Champions Cup this afternoon. Unfortunately, this match as a contest was ended when Danny Cipriani received a straight red card after 29 minutes when his shoulder made contact with the head of …

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Fantasy Football Fairy Outlines The Key Picks For Gameweek 9

The Fantasy Football Fairy is back with his top picks for Gameweek 9. The international break is finally behind us and therefore we can now focus our attention back on Premier League action from Saturday afternoon. The first fixture of Gameweek 9 sees Jose Mourinho make a return to Stamford Bridge to take on joint league leaders Chelsea in Saturday’s …

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Harrington Blog: Let’s Hear It For The Girls

In association with  They say “everything happens for a reason.” I have been following young Leona Maguire at Tour school this week in her quest to gain membership of the LPGA tour in the States. It was a tough week for the 23-year-old, a former amateur, world number one, missing out by just one shot to advance to the final …

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World-Cup Winning Coach On Sports Performance, Fitness & Mentality

Performance coach Darcy Norman gave Pundit Arena a fascinating insight into his experiences with football teams such as Bayern Munich, AS Roma and the German national team.  Norman highlighted the importance of mental strength in the optimization of sports performance. “I think everything we do involves mental strength. One player that I recently worked with, Kevin Strootman, went through a difficult …

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Ten UFC Matchups We Absolutely Need To See In 2019

2018 was a year that be remembered in the UFC’s history for many different reasons but trust us, 2019 is setting up to be something entirely different. As 2018 gets into its later stages and we get to the point where all of the major fights have been booked to see us through to 2019, we’re going to take a …

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