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# analysis - Yesterday’s News

From The42 5 talking points ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action

For Chelsea, it’s a case of how do you solve a problem like Marouane?

From The42 A world of Kurt: Could Zouma be used to stop Marouane Fellaini? Tactical Battle

A world of Kurt: Could Zouma be used to stop Marouane Fellaini?

Can Mourinho out-fox his old mentor this weekend?

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# analysis - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Are politicians abusing their privilege?

Analysis: The way some TDs are using their constitutional right to absolute privilege in the Dáil has come in for criticism.

From The42 5 reasons for Man United’s sudden improvement under Louis van Gaal Analysis

5 reasons for Man United’s sudden improvement under Louis van Gaal

Fellaini’s increasing proficiency as a target man and other plus points.

From The42 Barca brilliance, brutal Bayern and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Barca brilliance, brutal Bayern and more Champions League talking points

Bayern down but not out and other thoughts from Tuesday and Wednesday’s games.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From The42 Could an underdog go all the way and rest of the Champions League talking points On The Continent

Could an underdog go all the way and rest of the Champions League talking points

Europe’s premier club competition returns with four fascinating ties down for decision over the next fortnight. Who will book their place in the last four?

# analysis - Monday 13 April, 2015

Will Hillary Clinton’s campaign offer anything different to the usual guff?

Her opening video was pretty predictable, for the most part.

From The42 Phil Neville: Lack of discipline cost Man City the game Analysis This post contains videos

Phil Neville: Lack of discipline cost Man City the game

Yaya and Fernandinho weren’t to blame, according to Phil.

From The42 3 talking points as United restore order in Manchester with big win over City Analysis

3 talking points as United restore order in Manchester with big win over City

The Louis van Gaal revolution continues at Old Trafford with Fellaini, Mata and Young to the fore.

# analysis - Saturday 11 April, 2015

From The42 It’s squeaky bum time and here’s 5 Premier League talking points ahead of the weekend Main Issues

It’s squeaky bum time and here’s 5 Premier League talking points ahead of the weekend

Could Manuel Pellegrini’s job be on the line at Old Trafford?

# analysis - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Leinster’s missed try chances must be taken against Toulon Clinical

Analysis: Leinster’s missed try chances must be taken against Toulon

Matt O’Connor’s side will need to make great strides of progress before facing the Top 14 giants.

# analysis - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From The42 5 reasons why Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is a £50million-rated player Analysis

5 reasons why Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is a £50million-rated player

Adaptability, potential and the home-grown rule must be considered when assessing the 20-year-old’s worth.

Here’s why Jan O’Sullivan’s schools plan could spark a BIG row in government

Analysis: The politics behind today’s news on changes to schools’ admissions policy.

# analysis - Monday 6 April, 2015

From The42 Analysis: How good was Ireland coach Joe Schmidt in his playing days? Analysis

Analysis: How good was Ireland coach Joe Schmidt in his playing days?

We break down the Manawatu left wing’s contributions to a near miss against France in 1989.

# analysis - Saturday 4 April, 2015

From The42 5 things we learned from Saturday’s Premier League action Analysis

5 things we learned from Saturday’s Premier League action

Arsenal outclass Liverpool and more thoughts from today’s games

# analysis - Friday 3 April, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

Will Raheem Sterling be frozen out by Brendan Rodgers when Liverpool take on Arsenal?

# analysis - Thursday 2 April, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls Tactics

Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls

There were tries from the clever ploy in both the Pro12 and Super Rugby last weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement? Long Read

Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement?

Martin O’Neill’s men dominated the second half and ultimately scored a deserved equaliser.

# analysis - Sunday 29 March, 2015

From The42 3 talking points from tonight’s Ireland-Poland clash Analysis

3 talking points from tonight’s Ireland-Poland clash

What we learnt as the Irish team secured a dramatic last-gasp point.

From The42 5 talking points ahead of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland Analysis

5 talking points ahead of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland

Will Martin O’Neill opt for 4-5-1 over 4-4-2 and more questions.

# analysis - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star STANDOUT

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

From The42 Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck Innovation

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

# analysis - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked… One Year On This post contains videos

We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked…

Analysis: The departure of the Garda Commissioner remains shrouded in controversy.

# analysis - Monday 23 March, 2015

From The42 Red cards and protests – 6 talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend Domestic Matters

Red cards and protests – 6 talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend

Gameweek three has come and gone as Bohs and Dundalk lead the way.

From The42 Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack Power Plays

Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack

We break down the plays that saw the Tullow Tank cross twice, as well as the build-up to Jared Payne’s score.

Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting

Selection conventions begin this week with lots to look out for in the capital alone.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title Try Time

Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title

In the first part of a study of Ireland’s attack against Scotland, we look at captain Paul O’Connell’s early try.

# analysis - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The42 Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever? Opinion

Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever?

Ahead of tonight’s Clasico, we assess the footballer everyone’s talking about at the moment.

# analysis - Friday 20 March, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

Can a Wayne Rooney-inspired Manchester United go against type and deliver a decent result at Anfield?

# analysis - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?) Analysis This post contains videos

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?)

Analysis: The party is continuing to perform poorly in opinion polls, leading some to question its direction.

From The42 Analysis: Where does Ireland’s attack stand under Joe Schmidt? Ball In Hand

Analysis: Where does Ireland’s attack stand under Joe Schmidt?

We’ve broken down what Ireland are attempting to do and where they can improve.

# analysis - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ireland get taste of own medicine in early stages against Wales Kick And Chase

Analysis: Ireland get taste of own medicine in early stages against Wales

Warren Gatland’s men dominated the early aerial exchanges at the Millennium Stadium.

# analysis - Monday 16 March, 2015

From The42 5 thoughts from the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games LOI

5 thoughts from the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games

Our thoughts on Derry v Dundalk and the rest of the recent games.

# analysis - Sunday 15 March, 2015

From The42 Are there parallels between Chelsea now and the 2000 United side? Opinion

Are there parallels between Chelsea now and the 2000 United side?

A European exit turned out to be a watershed moment for the ex-United boss.

From The42 5 talking points from the weekend’s football league action Analysis

5 talking points from the weekend’s football league action

With two rounds of matches to play, things are starting to take shape in the National Football League.

# analysis - Saturday 14 March, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

Will there be an instant response from Chelsea after their Champions League exit?

# analysis - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Sexton’s decision making must be sharp against aggressive Wales Blitzing Beast

Analysis: Sexton’s decision making must be sharp against aggressive Wales

We’ve taken a look at what Ireland can expect from the Welsh defence.

From The42 3 talking points from last night’s epic Champions League clash Water Cooler

3 talking points from last night’s epic Champions League clash

Bjorn Kuipers had a game to forget while PSG have finally arrived.

# analysis - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of this week’s Champions League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Champions League action

We assess Chelsea versus PSG and other big games set to take place this week.

# analysis - Monday 9 March, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of Manchester United v Arsenal Analysis

5 talking points ahead of Manchester United v Arsenal

Is it time for Angel di Maria to be dropped?

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