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#Analysis

# analysis - Friday 21 September, 2018

From The42 Matt Doherty prepares for Old Trafford test, Klopp eyes sixth straight win and more Premier League talking points Talking Points This post contains videos

Matt Doherty prepares for Old Trafford test, Klopp eyes sixth straight win and more Premier League talking points

Liverpool take on Southampton, Spurs travel to face Brighton and Man United welcome Wolves to Old Trafford.

# analysis - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Sinn Féin to announce its presidential candidate today - but this campaign is more of 'test run'

MEP Liadh N Riada has been widely tipped to be the party’s candidate.

# analysis - Friday 14 September, 2018

From The42 Why do managers care what pundits think? Analysis This post contains videos

Why do managers care what pundits think?

The likes of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are becoming increasingly concerned about what the opinion makers say.

# analysis - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

From The42 'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder' Analysis

'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder'

Leinster were disappointed with how they gave up the game-clinching try to the Scarlets.

# analysis - Friday 7 September, 2018

From The42 Bold, youthful Wales blow away lumbering Ireland Analysis

Bold, youthful Wales blow away lumbering Ireland

In contrast with the Boys in Green’s largely predictable line-up, the Welsh side had a fresh look about it.

A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready

Leo wants to talk but Micheál’s not ready. Are we in for a bad break up?

# analysis - Thursday 6 September, 2018

From The42 Recoils, reactions and top shoulders - Leinster's breakdown lessons Analysis

Recoils, reactions and top shoulders - Leinster's breakdown lessons

Leo Cullen’s side will need to be much sharper when they take on the Scarlets this weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Cluxton's best ever final display, Tyrone's sweeper and can anyone stop the Dubs in 2019? Expert View

Analysis: Cluxton's best ever final display, Tyrone's sweeper and can anyone stop the Dubs in 2019?

The42 columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at Dublin’s All-Ireland final victory over Tyrone.

From The42 Iain Henderson at the heart of a good day for Ulster's skillful forwards Analysis

Iain Henderson at the heart of a good day for Ulster's skillful forwards

The Ireland international was at the heart of an encouraging showing from Dan McFarland’s men.

From The42 Analysis: Carbery debut gives Munster fans a glimpse of out-half's skills Joey

Analysis: Carbery debut gives Munster fans a glimpse of out-half's skills

The 22-year-old provided the assist for Dave O’Callaghan’s try at Thomond Park.

# analysis - Friday 31 August, 2018

From The42 Tottenham look better-placed to mount title challenge despite lack of summer signings Analysis

Tottenham look better-placed to mount title challenge despite lack of summer signings

Spurs face this season’s early surprise package Watford on Sunday, with both clubs on maximum points.

# analysis - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

From The42 Manchester United are the antithesis of what they once were Talking Point

Manchester United are the antithesis of what they once were

Jose Mourinho’s side were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham last night to increase pressure on the embattled manager.

# analysis - Friday 24 August, 2018

From The42 Jose Mourinho's silence speaks volumes Analysis

Jose Mourinho's silence speaks volumes

The Portuguese boss turned up 30 minutes early for today’s press conference, which lasted just 259 seconds.

# analysis - Friday 17 August, 2018

From The42 Man City documentary jibes likely to add to Jose Mourinho's frustration Analysis

Man City documentary jibes likely to add to Jose Mourinho's frustration

The United coach has endured a difficult few weeks, owing to a lack of transfer activity and the precarious-looking Paul Pogba situation.

# analysis - Friday 10 August, 2018

From The42 After 3 years of injuries and frustration, is Luke Shaw finally ready to make his mark? Analysis

After 3 years of injuries and frustration, is Luke Shaw finally ready to make his mark?

The talented defender has not always been first choice under Mourinho at United.

# analysis - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over

Researchers are warning that recent rains do not even begin to undo months of deficit.

# analysis - Monday 6 August, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Tyrone's incredible tackling, Harte's bench power play and why they conceded the kick-outs Expert View

Analysis: Tyrone's incredible tackling, Harte's bench power play and why they conceded the kick-outs

The42′s columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at the Red Hand’s win over Donegal in Ballybofey.

# analysis - Monday 30 July, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Colm Galvin's sweeping masterclass, Galway's flying start and how Clare turned the tables Expert View

Analysis: Colm Galvin's sweeping masterclass, Galway's flying start and how Clare turned the tables

The42 analyst Tommy Dunne looks back on Saturday’s epic drawn All-Ireland semi-final.

# analysis - Sunday 29 July, 2018

From The42 Irish football’s love-hate relationship with Eamon Dunphy highlights a deeper generational divide Opinion

Irish football’s love-hate relationship with Eamon Dunphy highlights a deeper generational divide

The veteran pundit announced his departure from RTÉ during the week.

# analysis - Sunday 15 July, 2018

From The42 Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football? Analysis

Is the World Cup still the biggest prize in football?

With the Premier League among other competitions more popular than ever, has the international game lost some of its allure?

# analysis - Saturday 14 July, 2018

From The42 Analysis: The rise of 'quarter-back' goalkeepers and why they'll light up the Super 8s Goalkeepers Union

Analysis: The rise of 'quarter-back' goalkeepers and why they'll light up the Super 8s

Stephen Cluxton transformed the position but now a number of goalkeepers are gunning for his throne.

# analysis - Thursday 12 July, 2018

From The42 The emperor's new waistcoat? After darts and delirium, England's World Cup exit has familiar feel Analysis This post contains videos

The emperor's new waistcoat? After darts and delirium, England's World Cup exit has familiar feel

Gareth Southgate’s side suffered an extra-time semi-final loss to Croatia last night.

# analysis - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From The42 Are France a great team or the beneficiaries of a below-par World Cup? Analysis This post contains videos

Are France a great team or the beneficiaries of a below-par World Cup?

Les Bleus will face England or Croatia in the final after defeating Belgium tonight.

# analysis - Saturday 7 July, 2018

From The42 The absence of the 'Golden Generation' has freed England Analysis This post contains videos

The absence of the 'Golden Generation' has freed England

Gareth Southgate has done a remarkable job in guiding England to a first World Cup semi-final since 1990.

# analysis - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Kildare's intensity wins the day as they crack Mayo's kickout code late on Analysis

Analysis: Kildare's intensity wins the day as they crack Mayo's kickout code late on

The42 analyst Sean Murphy takes a closer look at one of the shocks of the football championship so far.

From The42 Sweden are proving they're better off without Zlatan Analysis

Sweden are proving they're better off without Zlatan

Talk of the superstar striker’s possible return to his national team dominated the build-up to their World Cup.

# analysis - Thursday 28 June, 2018

From The42 Talk of England benefiting from Belgium loss disrespectful to World Cup rivals Talking Point

Talk of England benefiting from Belgium loss disrespectful to World Cup rivals

Elements of the media have suggested a defeat would help Gareth Southgate’s side.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

From The42 Can Lionel Messi save Argentina from themselves? Talking Point This post contains videos

Can Lionel Messi save Argentina from themselves?

The Barcelona star scored one of the goals of the tournament tonight, but his team were unconvincing.

# analysis - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The42 Can the Irish team learn from Iran and Morocco's displays tonight? Analysis

Can the Irish team learn from Iran and Morocco's displays tonight?

Both sides came close to beating Spain and Portugal tonight.

# analysis - Sunday 24 June, 2018

From The42 Could games like England-Panama become the norm at the 2026 World Cup? Analysis

Could games like England-Panama become the norm at the 2026 World Cup?

Fifa have proposed 48 teams for future competitions.

# analysis - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From The42 A tense title race, battling for Europe and avoiding the drop - League of Ireland mid-term report cards Report Cards

A tense title race, battling for Europe and avoiding the drop - League of Ireland mid-term report cards

Here’s how each of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division’s 10 clubs got on in the first half of 2018.

From The42 Could we see a shock World Cup winner for the first time since 1954? Analysis

Could we see a shock World Cup winner for the first time since 1954?

A number of pre-tournament favourites have struggled to live up to expectations in Russia.

# analysis - Thursday 21 June, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Reaction to team news as Ireland aim to win first Aussie series since 1979 Fair Dinkum This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction to team news as Ireland aim to win first Aussie series since 1979

Murray Kinsella dials in from Sydney ahead of the series decider.

# analysis - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From The42 Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty Rugby Brain

Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty

The Wallabies flanker is a deeply intelligent rugby player and this penalty was worth a closer look.

# analysis - Monday 18 June, 2018

From The42 Unconvincing England have work to do Analysis

Unconvincing England have work to do

Late drama got the Three Lions out of jail, as Harry Kane scored in stoppage time.

From The42 Analysis: 'You don't want to annoy Tadhg Furlong when he wants the ball!' Tries

Analysis: 'You don't want to annoy Tadhg Furlong when he wants the ball!'

Ireland were adaptive and intelligent in taking their two tries on Saturday in Melbourne.

# analysis - Sunday 17 June, 2018

From The42 Patrice Evra criticised for 'patronising' reaction to Eni Aluko's analysis on ITV Punditary This post contains videos

Patrice Evra criticised for 'patronising' reaction to Eni Aluko's analysis on ITV

Evra said Aluko’s analysis of Costa Rica was “very good” before clapping his hands.

From The42 Analysis: How Schmidt's Ireland managed to negate Folau's aerial threat Up In The Air

Analysis: How Schmidt's Ireland managed to negate Folau's aerial threat

The Wallabies fullback didn’t catch a single kick in Melbourne yesterday.

# analysis - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's impressive victory over the Wallabies in Melbourne Men At Work This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's impressive victory over the Wallabies in Melbourne

Murray Kinsella joins Gavan Casey from Melbourne to dissect this morning’s win and look ahead to the series decider in Sydney.

# analysis - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From The42 The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener Analysis This post contains videos

The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener

Aleksandr Golovin has the potential to be a star of the tournament.

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