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Barcelona’s Attacking Prowess Summed Up In One Stunning Statistic

LEGANES, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 17: Lionel Messi (L) celebrates scoring their opening goal with teammate Luis Suarez (2ndL) and Neymar JR. (R) during the La Liga match between Deportivo Leganes and FC Barcelona at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on September 17, 2016 in Leganes, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Barcelona and creative, attacking football we all know well by now go hand-in-hand, particularly in La Liga where the Blaugrana often blow their opposition out of the water.  Key to this threat in the final third is of course Barca’s world-class front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, who between them usually manage to find the breakthrough for the Camp …

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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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Opinion: How The Cult Of Pep Guardiola Has Emerged From Myth

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola’s large following among young coaches and fans of football has emerged from myth.   This has come about as a result of his tenure at Barcelona. He was parachuted into this job after a stint at Barcelona ‘B’, where he began to change the way the reserves approached playing the game. The fact that he got this job …

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£45 Million Liverpool Target Responds To Rumours Linking Him With Reds

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 23: Inaki Williams of Athletic Club controls the ball during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Athletic Club de Bilbao at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 23, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Bilbao prospect Inaki Williams ensures that his future is at the San Mamés. The Spaniard, who has been dubbed as ‘The New Aubameyang’, has pledged his future to Athletic Bilbao following rumours that Liverpool are interested in him, with a potential fee of £45 million said to be needed to prise him away from the La Liga club. Having extended his contract …

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Samuel Eto’o Weighs In On War Of Words Between Xavi And Ronaldo

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 11: Samuel Eto'o walks on stage during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has weighed in on the war of words between Real Madrid superstar and four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona legend Xavi. The two footballing giants have gone toe-to-toe over the last week after Xavi told Cadena SER (via Marca) that while “Ronaldo is a player of his time, the problem is that there is another who …

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Is It Time To Ditch Modern Football’s Sweeper-Keeper Concept?

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola watches from the touchline as Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart keeps goal in the foreground during the UEFA Champions league second leg play-off football match between Manchester City and Steaua Bucharest at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England on August 24, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Pat O’Rourke discusses the ins and outs of the demands placed on modern day goalkeepers and whether or not the idea of having a sweeper-keeper should be abolished.  What do you want most from the man between the sticks of your favourite football team? Do you want a goalkeeper who is competent, cool under pressure, commands his penalty area, deals adequately …

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Tottenham Chase Exciting £12.9 Million Barcelona Attacker [Report]

SEVILLE, SPAIN - AUGUST 14: Munir El Haddadi of FC Barcelona in action during the match between Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona as part of the Spanish Super Cup Final 1st Leg at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on August 14, 2016 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino has been relatively quiet in the transfer market so far. With only two arrivals at White Hart Lane this summer, fans will be hoping the manager will further add to his squad following the arrival of Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen. According to The Sun (via Sport), the London club are interested in signing 20-year-old Munir from La Liga champions Barcelona. Competition …

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Manchester United Still Eyeing Move For £70m Real Madrid Outcast

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 03: Thiago Alcantara #6 of Bayern Munich grabs James Rodriguez #10 of Real Madrid during their International Champions Cup match at MetLife Stadium on August 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Amid the ongoing speculation regarding Paul Pogba’s move to Manchester United, the Premier League outfit are still keeping tabs on Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez and could launch a bid for the Columbian star. According to reports from Marca (via The Mirror), United will need to pay around £70 million to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford, a significant amount for …

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Real Madrid’s Ronaldo Earned An Astonishing Amount Of Money Last Year

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s highest paid sportsperson, according to Forbes. Ronaldo reportedly earned $88 million last year, with $55 million of that coming from wages and the remainder being provided by sponsorship deals. Ronaldo is the fourth highest earning celebrity on the entire planet and is joined by Lionel Messi as the only two sportspeople in the top ten. Messi …

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