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Wes Hoolahan: A Case Of The Grass Always Being Greener?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Wes Hoolahan (L) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Glenn Whelan (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

With Ireland set to face Austria in a pivotal clash in Vienna on November 12, the public are guaranteed to hear either Eamon Dunphy lament to exclusion of Wes Hoolahan from the starting line-up or quiver with excitement in the wake of his favourite Irish player starting in a crunch game. Hoolahan is by far Ireland’s most creative player and has …

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Exclusive: We Speak With Gareth Bale’s High School PE Teacher

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 09: Gareth Bale of Wales is tracked by Giorgi Navalovski (L), Jano Ananidze (2L) and Murtaz Daushvili (R) of Georgia during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Georgia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

At a time when Gareth Bale’s name is being splashed across headlines regarding his new contract negotiations with Real Madrid, we caught up with the Wales international’s former PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, who taught Bale at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, from 2002-2005. In an exclusive interview with Pundit Arena, Morris discusses subjects such as Bale’s innate talent, unique personality and the other …

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Crowd Troubles Overnight Turn The Beautiful Game Into An Ugly Disgrace

Fan violence and hooliganism has once again reared its ugly head in English football as troubles flared at both Old Trafford and the London Stadium overnight. Crowd troubles have blighted English football for decades, with some factions within rival fan bases seemingly unwilling or unable to coexist in the same space at the same time. Following the Heysel Stadium disaster …

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Leicester’s Success Acknowledged As Vardy And Mahrez Named On Ballon D’Or Shortlist

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were both named in the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist after a stellar season last year saw the duo score 42 goals and provide 17 assists between them. Other standout performers in Leicester’s title-winning season miss out, such as N’Golo Kanté, Christian Fuchs and Wes Morgan, with only three defenders making the shortlist. Vardy …

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Gary Neville Explains Why England Brought Jack Wilshere To Euro 2016 Ahead Of Danny Drinkwater

SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE - JUNE 20: Jack Wilshire of England and Peter Pekarik of Slovakia compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between Slovakia and England at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 20, 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Among the more controversial calls from then-England manager Roy Hodgson for his Euro 2016 squad was the decision to select Jack Wilshere ahead of Danny Drinkwater. Wilshere barely played 100 minutes of football last season, while Drinkwater had just had the campaign of his life as he played a pivotal role in Leicester’s Premier League title win. Nonetheless, the Arsenal …

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Passing the Buck: The Evolution Of Ireland’s Footballing DNA

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Wes Hoolahan (C) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Glenn Whelan (L) and Robbie Brady (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

“A nation holds its breath…” As Ireland continue on the road to the 2018 World Cup against Georgia on Thursday evening, The Opel Jersey analyse how Ireland’s style of play has changed over the years, and how it still needs to evolve yet further. _____ In the days and weeks following Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Serbia in Belgrade, much discourse focused on …

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Watch: Republic Of Ireland’s Top Five Dramatic Late Goals

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (R) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland national side has become synonymous with late goals over the years, as a determined attitude from the Boys in Green has paid dividends time and time again. In fact, even on the road to France in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the winner against Georgia and equalisers against Germany and Poland were all scored in injury …

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Chelsea Lining Up January Move For Tottenham Defender [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and AS Monaco FC at Wembley Stadium on September 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea are plotting a surprise January transfer move for Premier League full back Ben Davies, according to reports. Premier League clubs’ regulations dictate that a club is allowed a maximum of 25 players in their squad. Of those selected in the squad, eight must be homegrown, which means they have must have come through an English academy, and with Chelsea …

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