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#Analysis

# analysis - Today’s News

From The42 Perennially underappreciated, Trapattoni made Ireland a competitive force again Analysis

Perennially underappreciated, Trapattoni made Ireland a competitive force again

It’s eight years today since the Italian coach was confirmed as the new Irish manager.

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly Scrum Wars

Analysis: Ireland’s first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly

The scrum settled after the break, but the French pack will provide an even bigger test.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Schmidt’s attack strikes but ruthless edge needed against France Attack

Analysis: Schmidt’s attack strikes but ruthless edge needed against France

Ireland manufactured seven linebreaks against the Welsh but could have converted more chances.

# analysis - Monday 8 February, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s defence holds up in brutal battle against Wales Onslaught

Analysis: Ireland’s defence holds up in brutal battle against Wales

We pick apart the defensive performance from Joe Schmidt’s men in Dublin yesterday.

From The42 3 reasons why the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 & 3 reasons why the Panthers lost Analysis

3 reasons why the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 & 3 reasons why the Panthers lost

Defence and special teams were key factors in the Broncos’ third Super Bowl victory.

# analysis - Sunday 7 February, 2016

From The42 De Gea outstanding again and more Premier League talking points Analysis

De Gea outstanding again and more Premier League talking points

Both Chelsea and Man United showed signs of improvement in today’s 4pm clash.

# analysis - Saturday 6 February, 2016

From The42 Good to see Liverpool fans take a stand and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Good to see Liverpool fans take a stand and more Premier League talking points

Plus, are Leicester now favourites to win the Premier League title?

From The42 Spurs could be the big winners this weekend & other Premier League talking points Analysis

Spurs could be the big winners this weekend & other Premier League talking points

Leicester will have no fear of Manchester City while United are rediscovering some early-season form.

From The42 Analysis: How are Leicester still top of the Premier League? Underdogs

Analysis: How are Leicester still top of the Premier League?

We look at the reasons behind the Foxes’ unlikely rise this season.

# analysis - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Boring or not, kicking game a key focus for Ireland against Wales Look To The Skies

Analysis: Boring or not, kicking game a key focus for Ireland against Wales

Warren Gatland’s men won the aerial battle in Cardiff a year ago.

From The42 It’s very difficult to find a weakness in the Denver defence Xs And Os

It’s very difficult to find a weakness in the Denver defence

We continue our in-depth look at the areas that might make or

# analysis - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

From The42 Why special teams might just be the Carolina Panthers’ Achilles heel Xs And Os

Why special teams might just be the Carolina Panthers’ Achilles heel

We take a closer look at the unit that could cost Carolina a Super Bowl.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 Could the Broncos’ special teams be a potential Super Bowl weakness? Xs And Os

Could the Broncos’ special teams be a potential Super Bowl weakness?

We take a closer look at the third side of the game ahead of Super Bowl 50.

# analysis - Monday 1 February, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Connacht’s pack beautifully cohesive to demolish the Scarlets Unit

Analysis: Connacht’s pack beautifully cohesive to demolish the Scarlets

Pat Lam’s men hammered the Welsh side at scrum and maul.

# analysis - Sunday 31 January, 2016

From The42 ‘Those that have embraced it are the ones leading the way’ – Canavan Game Changer?

‘Those that have embraced it are the ones leading the way’ – Canavan

Performance analysis is changing elite sport and those refusing to keep up to speed are being left behind, according the Tyrone legend.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

From The42 Here’s why Leicester could have a big advantage in the Premier League title race Analysis

Here’s why Leicester could have a big advantage in the Premier League title race

The Foxes are currently top of the table, with Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham also in contention.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From The42 Poetic justice as Liverpool prevail and more Capital One Cup talking points Analysis

Poetic justice as Liverpool prevail and more Capital One Cup talking points

Plus, silver linings for Irish duo and hope for Liverpool’s much-maligned stars.

From The42 Liverpool’s most important match of the season and more Capital One Cup talking points Analysis

Liverpool’s most important match of the season and more Capital One Cup talking points

Plus, can Everton cause an upset against Manchester City on Wednesday night?

# analysis - Sunday 24 January, 2016

From The42 Same old Arsenal and more Sunday Premier League talking points Analysis

Same old Arsenal and more Sunday Premier League talking points

Plus, Everton were their own worst enemy again as they were beaten by Swansea.

From The42 Norwich-Liverpool epitomises best & worst of Premier League plus more talking points Analysis

Norwich-Liverpool epitomises best & worst of Premier League plus more talking points

Also, are United’s problems under Louis van Gaal now irreparable?

# analysis - Saturday 23 January, 2016

From The42 Can Shane Long hurt Man United and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Can Shane Long hurt Man United and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile, Leicester, Arsenal and Man City all face difficult games.

# analysis - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Why the John Delaney controversy is another (avoidable) fiasco for Labour

Analysis: Labour should be keeping its head down. Instead the party’s most senior figures are committing own goals.

From The42 Analysis: Hail Marys are great, but a bread and butter pass won the day for the Cardinals Coaches Film

Analysis: Hail Marys are great, but a bread and butter pass won the day for the Cardinals

We take a closer look at the 75-yard gain that helped Arizona into the NFC Championship game.

# analysis - Monday 18 January, 2016

From The42 Leinster’s young guns setting new standards for Cullen’s squad Analysis

Leinster’s young guns setting new standards for Cullen’s squad

The likes of Ross Molony, James Tracy and Garry Ringrose were outstanding against Bath.

# analysis - Saturday 16 January, 2016

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

Now one TD says they owe “hundreds of thousands of people” an apology.

From The42 Man United meet Liverpool and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Man United meet Liverpool and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile, can bottom of the table Aston Villa pull off a shock against Leicester?

# analysis - Friday 15 January, 2016

This may be the silliest thing Joan Burton has done in the last five years

Analysis: The decision to appoint David Begg as chair of the Pensions Authority has caused controversy and unnecessary hassle for Labour.

# analysis - Thursday 14 January, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Why Man United have not solved their attacking dilemma Problems

Analysis: Why Man United have not solved their attacking dilemma

The Red Devils produced an improved performance at the top end to draw 3-3 with Newcastle on Tuesday.

# analysis - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

From The42 3 talking points as Liverpool leave it late in another Premier League classic with Arsenal Analysis

3 talking points as Liverpool leave it late in another Premier League classic with Arsenal

There was no shortage of drama at Anfield.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From The42 Thrilling United deliver improved display & more Premier League talking points Analysis

Thrilling United deliver improved display & more Premier League talking points

Plus, we assess Aston Villa’s much-needed first win in 19 matches.

From The42 Who can resuscitate United & more midweek Premier League talking points Analysis

Who can resuscitate United & more midweek Premier League talking points

The Red Devils’ match with Newcastle is one of 10 upcoming games taking place.

# analysis - Monday 11 January, 2016

He won’t tell us what’s in his head, but the election has already started

Analysis: All that remains is for Enda Kenny to name the date.

‘Her second most important job’: One politician’s take on the North’s first female leader

Edwin Poots has found himself in bother after his congratulatory speech.

From The42 Conor O’Shea’s Quins scored a delightful set-piece try against Saracens Analysis

Conor O’Shea’s Quins scored a delightful set-piece try against Saracens

Harlequins enjoyed victory over the reigning Premiership champions and this score was important.

From The42 Analysis: Foley’s Munster hit a new low with capitulation in Paris Failure

Analysis: Foley’s Munster hit a new low with capitulation in Paris

Anthony Foley’s side were comprehensively beaten by 14-man Stade Français.

# analysis - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From The42 Blow for Seamus Coleman and more League Cup talking points Analysis

Blow for Seamus Coleman and more League Cup talking points

Everton gained a first-leg advantage over Manchester City this evening.

# analysis - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From The42 3 talking points as Liverpool move one step closer to Wembley cup final Analysis

3 talking points as Liverpool move one step closer to Wembley cup final

The Reds head into the second-leg in two weeks’ time with a slender advantage.

From The42 Can Ireland’s Superman hurt Liverpool and more League Cup talking points Analysis

Can Ireland’s Superman hurt Liverpool and more League Cup talking points

Also, will Man City overcome their away day troubles at Goodison Park?

From The42 Peyton Manning showed in just two plays why he’s the Broncos’ best hope of winning the Super Bowl Omaha

Peyton Manning showed in just two plays why he’s the Broncos’ best hope of winning the Super Bowl

Sorry, Brock Osweiler, there’s life in the old dog yet.

# analysis - Monday 4 January, 2016

From The42 5 reasons why Rafa Benitez was sacked as Real Madrid manager Analysis

5 reasons why Rafa Benitez was sacked as Real Madrid manager

The ex-Liverpool and Chelsea coach leaves with the Spanish club just four points off the top of the table.

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