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#Analysis

# analysis - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

From The42 Where has it all gone wrong for Everton's Irish contingent? Opinion

Where has it all gone wrong for Everton's Irish contingent?

Three of the Toffees’ Ireland internationals are currently being linked with a move away from the club.

# analysis - Saturday 20 August, 2016

From The42 Man City the real deal, Liverpool calm expectations and other Premier League talking points Analysis

Man City the real deal, Liverpool calm expectations and other Premier League talking points

Plus, will Arsene Wenger spend the money required to transform Arsenal into title contenders?

# analysis - Friday 19 August, 2016

From The42 Man United genuine title contenders and more thoughts from tonight's win Analysis

Man United genuine title contenders and more thoughts from tonight's win

Former assistant boss Ryan Giggs has tipped the Red Devils to win the league.

# analysis - Sunday 14 August, 2016

From The42 Coutinho the difference as Liverpool prevail and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Coutinho the difference as Liverpool prevail and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Man United make early statement of intent.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Despite his reboot - it looks like lack of support from his party could cost Trump the election

Donald Trump looked unusually composed in his economic address in Detroit – and there’s a good reason why.

# analysis - Monday 8 August, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Waterford's attacking threat, war in the skies and spare man dilemma against Kilkenny Expert View

Analysis: Waterford's attacking threat, war in the skies and spare man dilemma against Kilkenny

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne dissects Waterford and Kilkenny’s thrilling All-Ireland semi-final stalemate at Croke Park.

# analysis - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From The42 Can Rooney play with Ibrahimvoic and other Community Shield talking points Analysis

Can Rooney play with Ibrahimvoic and other Community Shield talking points

Mourinho’s tenure in charge of Manchester United gets off to the perfect start.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Mayo turnovers, Andy Moran is key, shaky Donegal defending, McBrearty's vital role Expert View

Analysis: Mayo turnovers, Andy Moran is key, shaky Donegal defending, McBrearty's vital role

Football analyst Rob Carroll looks at how Mayo and Donegal can try to stop Tyrone and Dublin.

# analysis - Monday 1 August, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Defensive doubts remain in spite of Tipp's historic triumph Breakdown

Analysis: Defensive doubts remain in spite of Tipp's historic triumph

Liam Kearns’ men are looking ahead to the county’s first All-Ireland football semi-final in 81 years.

# analysis - Sunday 31 July, 2016

From The42 Tipperary reach promised land, question marks hang over Kerry — Sunday football talking points Comment

Tipperary reach promised land, question marks hang over Kerry — Sunday football talking points

Plenty to discuss as Tipperary and Kerry made it to the last four of the All-Ireland SFC.

# analysis - Saturday 30 July, 2016

From The42 5 talking points after Donegal and Mayo triumph while Cork and Westmeath exit Analysis

5 talking points after Donegal and Mayo triumph while Cork and Westmeath exit

It was a major day of qualifier action at Croke Park.

# analysis - Thursday 28 July, 2016

From The42 Analysis: What can Munster expect from new lock Jean Kleyn? Grunt

Analysis: What can Munster expect from new lock Jean Kleyn?

The 22-year-old joins the province from the Stormers next month.

# analysis - Monday 25 July, 2016

From The42 You're the analyst: What's your view on this Hurricanes try? Video Review

You're the analyst: What's your view on this Hurricanes try?

Tell us what went right and wrong for this try in last weekend’s Super Rugby action.

From The42 Analysis: Galway destroy the Clare sweeper, a stunning Joe show and Waterford worries Expert View

Analysis: Galway destroy the Clare sweeper, a stunning Joe show and Waterford worries

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at the factors behind victories for Galway and Waterford in yesterday’s All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-finals.

# analysis - Saturday 23 July, 2016

From The42 5 talking points on a historic day for Clare and Tipperary football Reaction

5 talking points on a historic day for Clare and Tipperary football

Due recognition for Gary Brennan, Tipp’s tenacity, and much more.

# analysis - Monday 18 July, 2016

From The42 Analysis: How Tyrone finally wrestled back their Ulster crown from Donegal Expert View

Analysis: How Tyrone finally wrestled back their Ulster crown from Donegal

GAA analyst Rob Carroll talks us through a tactically-absorbing Ulster SFC final.

# analysis - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From The42 5 talking points ahead of Mourinho's first game in charge of Manchester United Analysis

5 talking points ahead of Mourinho's first game in charge of Manchester United

The Jose era begins at Wigan today.

# analysis - Monday 11 July, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Numbers don't add up for Roscommon but Galway let them off the hook Expert View

Analysis: Numbers don't add up for Roscommon but Galway let them off the hook

Football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down the tactical battle that led to yesterday’s Connacht final stalemate.

From The42 Analysis: Waterford systems failure, John McGrath magic and Tipp's unsung heroes Expert View

Analysis: Waterford systems failure, John McGrath magic and Tipp's unsung heroes

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at the factors behind his native Tipperary’s demolition job on Waterford at the Gaelic Grounds.

# analysis - Sunday 10 July, 2016

From The42 Big stars disappoint and more Portugal-France talking points Analysis

Big stars disappoint and more Portugal-France talking points

Plus, Portugal reminiscent of Greece to some degree amid final short on thrills.

From The42 Euro 2016 final: 3 key questions Analysis

Euro 2016 final: 3 key questions

What kind of game will we get and will Didier Deschamps stick or twist?

# analysis - Friday 8 July, 2016

From The42 Griezmann channels Michel Platini in 1984 and more Germany v France talking points Analysis

Griezmann channels Michel Platini in 1984 and more Germany v France talking points

Also, there was a rare error from Manuel Neuer as Jogi Low’s team lost their legendary composure.

# analysis - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From The42 Why are highs almost always followed by lows with smaller footballing nations like Ireland? Opinion

Why are highs almost always followed by lows with smaller footballing nations like Ireland?

On Wednesday night, Wales bowed out of Euro 2016 following a 2-0 semi-final loss to Portugal.

# analysis - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From The42 Aaron Ramsey loss key and more Wales-Portugal talking points Analysis

Aaron Ramsey loss key and more Wales-Portugal talking points

Plus, why history-maker Cristiano Ronaldo was a class apart this evening.

From The42 Bale-v-Ronaldo and more Euro 2016 talking points Analysis

Bale-v-Ronaldo and more Euro 2016 talking points

Plus, can France get over their Germany complex?

# analysis - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

From The42 GAA video championship analysis: how Kerry stumbled onto a winning formula in defence Case For Defence

# analysis - Monday 4 July, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Job well done for Kerry - but better counties will punish weak spots Analysis

Analysis: Job well done for Kerry - but better counties will punish weak spots

Football analyst Rob Carroll takes a closer look at how the Kingdom won their latest provincial crown.

# analysis - Friday 1 July, 2016

From The42 Sub-par Ronaldo delivers eventually and more Portugal-Poland talking points Analysis

Sub-par Ronaldo delivers eventually and more Portugal-Poland talking points

Meanwhile, it’s been a good tournament for Ireland’s rivals.

# analysis - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From The42 Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward Analysis

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

# analysis - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands

Shane Jenning’s joins Murray to reflect on a disappointing weekend for Irish rugby.

# analysis - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

From The42 The LOI needs more backing and other Euro 2016 lessons for Ireland Analysis

The LOI needs more backing and other Euro 2016 lessons for Ireland

Plus, why the FAI were right to offer Martin O’Neill a new contract.

# analysis - Monday 27 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Hitting Dublin on the counter, dilemma for Cluxton kickouts and Meath hurt by Rock frees Expert View

Analysis: Hitting Dublin on the counter, dilemma for Cluxton kickouts and Meath hurt by Rock frees

Rob Carroll takes a closer look at yesterday’s Dublin-Meath showdown in Croke Park.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland leave their best try-scoring chance untaken in Port Elizabeth Fine Margins

Analysis: Ireland leave their best try-scoring chance untaken in Port Elizabeth

A four-on-two in the second half simply had to be converted into a try.

# analysis - Sunday 26 June, 2016

From The42 Should players have made more of the Henry incident and more Ireland-France talking points Analysis This post contains videos

Should players have made more of the Henry incident and more Ireland-France talking points

Plus, can Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick become a star?

# analysis - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 Anatomy of a goal: 10 seconds, 3 passes and we were through Analysis This post contains videos

Anatomy of a goal: 10 seconds, 3 passes and we were through

It should rightfully go down as one of our finest strikes at a major tournament.

From The42 One of the greatest moments in Irish football history and more talking points from the Italy win Analysis

One of the greatest moments in Irish football history and more talking points from the Italy win

The Boys in Green secured a memorable victory to reach the second round of the Euros for the first time ever.

# analysis - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider

Gavin Duffy joined Murray Kinsella to reflect on Ireland’s second Test defeat and preview this weekend’s final clash.

From The42 Could this be France 2009 all over again and more Ireland-Italy talking points Analysis

Could this be France 2009 all over again and more Ireland-Italy talking points

How big an impact will the dodgy pitch have on proceedings?

# analysis - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Intelligent Ireland U20s dominant on way to World Championship final History Makers

Analysis: Intelligent Ireland U20s dominant on way to World Championship final

Murray Kinsella examines the brilliant win against Argentina in the semi-final.

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