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#Analysis

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

From The42 An abject Manchester City performance and more Champions League talking points Analysis

An abject Manchester City performance and more Champions League talking points

After a sparkling display, is Luka Modric the most under-rated midfielder in the game?

# analysis - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

From The42 Guardiola's time at Bayern is tainted now and other Champions League talking points Analysis

Guardiola's time at Bayern is tainted now and other Champions League talking points

We should ignore the hyperbole about the masterful Munich boss but it’s perfectly fair to question him – he’ll be doing the same.

From The42 Analysis: Why Atletico Madrid's defence is the best in Europe Rearguard

Analysis: Why Atletico Madrid's defence is the best in Europe

Diego Simeone’s men are not the sort of team that’s supposed to knock Barcelona out of Europe.

From The42 How Claudio Ranieri and Leicester renewed our faith in football Profile

How Claudio Ranieri and Leicester renewed our faith in football

Leicester were crowned Premier League champions for the first time ever last night.

From The42 Tottenham lose their heads and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Tottenham lose their heads and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why you shouldn’t damn newly crowned champions Leicester with faint praise.

# analysis - Monday 2 May, 2016

From The42 Marcos Rojo's nightmare and more thoughts from Sunday's Premier League action Analysis

Marcos Rojo's nightmare and more thoughts from Sunday's Premier League action

Plus, why Southampton and Ireland striker Shane Long must start at the Euros.

# analysis - Saturday 30 April, 2016

From The42 Controversial Wes Hoolahan substitution and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Controversial Wes Hoolahan substitution and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Roberto Martinez’s position at Everton now looks untenable.

# analysis - Friday 29 April, 2016

From The42 Liverpool needed to be braver and more Europa League talking points Analysis

Liverpool needed to be braver and more Europa League talking points

In addition, Spanish sides’ incredible record in European games continues.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From The42 Europe's next star is born, Pep under pressure and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Europe's next star is born, Pep under pressure and more Champions League talking points

Saul Niguez is sure to be at the centre of plenty of transfer rumours over the coming weeks and months.

# analysis - Monday 25 April, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Better defence, better movement, better decisions - it all added up for ruthless Dublin Expert View

Analysis: Better defence, better movement, better decisions - it all added up for ruthless Dublin

Rob Carroll breaks down the Division 1 football final to discover how Dublin steamrolled Kerry.

# analysis - Thursday 21 April, 2016

From The42 Origi's season in doubt after horror challenge and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Origi's season in doubt after horror challenge and more Premier League talking points

Plus, is Wayne Rooney’s best position now in midfield?

# analysis - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

From The42 Dele Alli the new Frank Lampard and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Dele Alli the new Frank Lampard and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Shay Given gets a Euro 2016 boost as he makes his Premier League debut for Stoke.

# analysis - Monday 18 April, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Connacht's 2-4-2 a symbol of their collective drive under Lam Tactics

Analysis: Connacht's 2-4-2 a symbol of their collective drive under Lam

We take a look at the unity behind the western province’s continuing rise.

# analysis - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From The42 Jamie Vardy unlucky and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Jamie Vardy unlucky and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Jurgen Klopp was right to give Liverpool’s youngsters a chance.

# analysis - Saturday 16 April, 2016

From The42 Will there be a dramatic twist in the relegation race and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Will there be a dramatic twist in the relegation race and more Premier League talking points

Leicester’s freshness could see them move 10 points clear again while Bournemouth inch closer to a remarkable top-10 finish.

# analysis - Friday 15 April, 2016

Bums on seats: What ministries do independents have their eye on?

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael met again today. They’re due to meet again on Monday.

# analysis - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From The42 Analysis: The Chiefs' brilliant 'tackle only' tactic backfired against the Blues No Ruck

Analysis: The Chiefs' brilliant 'tackle only' tactic backfired against the Blues

The ingenious defensive tactic has made a return in Super Rugby this year.

From The42 Lionel Messi out of sorts and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Lionel Messi out of sorts and more Champions League talking points

Plus, master strategist Diego Simeone enhances reputation following another impressive win.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

From The42 Massive investment pays dividend and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Massive investment pays dividend and more Champions League talking points

Man City’s game-maker was Kevin de Bruyne – the man they paid £55 million for.

From The42 Will Lionel Messi end his goal drought and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Will Lionel Messi end his goal drought and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why Bayern Munich can’t afford to be complacent in Portugal.

# analysis - Monday 11 April, 2016

From The42 Analysis: How Dublin beat the blanket defence - and why Donegal couldn't find a way through Expert View

Analysis: How Dublin beat the blanket defence - and why Donegal couldn't find a way through

Leading GAA analyst Rob Carroll starts his new column for The42 with a closer look at the second of yesterday’s league semi-finals.

# analysis - Friday 8 April, 2016

From The42 Will Manchester United do Leicester a massive favour and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Will Manchester United do Leicester a massive favour and more Premier League talking points

Arsenal still have plenty to play for while the pressure is growing on Everton’s Roberto Martinez.

# analysis - Thursday 7 April, 2016

From The42 3 talking points as Liverpool get the job done in Germany Analysis

3 talking points as Liverpool get the job done in Germany

Origi, Sakho and Lovren shine for the Reds on Klopp’s Dortmund reunion.

# analysis - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From The42 Should Suarez have been sent off and more Champions League talking points Reaction

Should Suarez have been sent off and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres goes from hero to villain.

# analysis - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

How these two could resolve their differences over Irish Water and water charges

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are split on the future of Irish Water and water charges. So how will a compromise be reached?

From The42 5 reasons why Leicester are on the verge of Premier League glory Analysis

5 reasons why Leicester are on the verge of Premier League glory

The Foxes are currently seven points clear at the top with six games to play.

From The42 Test of Barcelona's character and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Test of Barcelona's character and more Champions League talking points

Plus, will the Real defeat have a psychological impact on Barcelona.

# analysis - Monday 4 April, 2016

From The42 Referee controversy in Dundalk-Derry and more League of Ireland talking points Analysis

Referee controversy in Dundalk-Derry and more League of Ireland talking points

Plus, water water everywhere as Wexford Youths secure historic win.

# analysis - Saturday 2 April, 2016

From The42 Will Shay Given start for Stoke and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Will Shay Given start for Stoke and more Premier League talking points

Plus, how far have Liverpool come under Jurgen Klopp?

# analysis - Thursday 31 March, 2016

After 33 days, is there any sign of a new government?

Analysis: Despite today’s phone call, the ‘elephant in the room’ continues to loom large.

From The42 Analysis: Could the diamond formation be a viable option for Ireland at the Euros? Experiment

Analysis: Could the diamond formation be a viable option for Ireland at the Euros?

Martin O’Neill tried out the system against Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium the other night.

# analysis - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Connacht continue to be the brightest light in Irish rugby Leaders

Analysis: Connacht continue to be the brightest light in Irish rugby

Last weekend’s win over Leinster was the latest demonstration of the quality of Pat Lam’s men.

From The42 Wes Hoolahan performance highlights the best and worst of Irish football Opinion

Wes Hoolahan performance highlights the best and worst of Irish football

The Irish team drew 2-2 with Slovakia in last night’s friendly at the Aviva.

# analysis - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

From The42 Can Rob Elliot stake a claim for number 1 jersey and more Ireland-Slovakia talking points Analysis

Can Rob Elliot stake a claim for number 1 jersey and more Ireland-Slovakia talking points

Plus, will Alan Judge get another chance and what formation will Ireland play?

# analysis - Monday 28 March, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Is Ireland’s Robbie Brady better utilised at left-back or midfield? Analysis

Analysis: Is Ireland’s Robbie Brady better utilised at left-back or midfield?

The Norwich player has been regularly used in both positions this season.

# analysis - Friday 25 March, 2016

From The42 Will Alan Judge get his chance and 4 more Ireland-Switzerland talking points Analysis

Will Alan Judge get his chance and 4 more Ireland-Switzerland talking points

Meanwhile, the Boys in Green will be hoping their excellent recent home record remains intact.

# analysis - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Noel Duggan: Another ‘soft target’ in a volatile gangland feud

Looking for a war? Why the gangs of Dublin are still shooting.

# analysis - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Tom Clonan: ‘Islamic State will consider today’s attacks a great success’

Columnist Tom Clonan takes an in-depth look at the aftermath following today’s attacks in Brussels and what it means for security in Europe.

# analysis - Monday 21 March, 2016

The new iPhone is a gamble aimed at a specific audience

And other talking points from Apple’s event earlier today.

# analysis - Sunday 20 March, 2016

From The42 Leicester 17 points from glory and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Leicester 17 points from glory and more Premier League talking points

Also, why Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi looks like a star in the making.

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