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#Analysis

# 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.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's team news as Schmidt makes eight changes to the side Down Under This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's team news as Schmidt makes eight changes to the side

Murray Kinsella joins us from Melbourne with all the latest news from the Irish camp.

# analysis - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia Land Down Under This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia

Murray Kinsella joined us from Brisbane to look back at Ireland’s defeat to Australia this morning.

# analysis - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From The42 After 637 days of pain and heartache, Ireland's match-winner got his just rewards last night Analysis This post contains videos

After 637 days of pain and heartache, Ireland's match-winner got his just rewards last night

Having contemplated quitting football not so long ago, Alan Judge enjoyed a moment to savour at the Aviva.

# analysis - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

From The42 A bleak reminder of where Ireland are at and more talking points from Paris friendly Analysis

A bleak reminder of where Ireland are at and more talking points from Paris friendly

The Boys in Green were outclassed by a far superior team at the Stade de France.

# analysis - Monday 28 May, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again The Director

Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again

The 32-year-old was superb as his side claimed their Guinness Pro14 title.

# analysis - Saturday 26 May, 2018

From The42 Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points Analysis

Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points

Plus, Gareth Bale emphatically silences the critics.

From The42 Leinster's perfect season, genius from Larmour and more Pro14 final talking points On The Double

Leinster's perfect season, genius from Larmour and more Pro14 final talking points

The good days keeping rolling for the eastern province, as they thumped Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium.

# analysis - Friday 25 May, 2018

From The42 Can Madrid cope with Liverpool's pressing and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Can Madrid cope with Liverpool's pressing and more Champions League talking points

Plus, there’s the Ballon d’Or subplot involving Mo Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo.

# analysis - Thursday 24 May, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Leinster have to be wary that Scarlets' old habits die hard Turnover Threat

Analysis: Leinster have to be wary that Scarlets' old habits die hard

The Welsh region possess a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it ability to score tries.

# analysis - Monday 21 May, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Conan's Lowe-assisted try shows Leinster at their basic best Skillset

Analysis: Conan's Lowe-assisted try shows Leinster at their basic best

The eastern province’s basic skills were superior to Munster’s in the Pro14 semi-final.

McCabe's name was 'blackened'... but what now that the smear campaign claims aren't backed up?

It’s not looking as bad as it did for Martin Callinan, but he still has questions to answer this week at Dublin Castle.

# analysis - Saturday 19 May, 2018

From The42 Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points Inter-pro

Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points

Leo Cullen’s side booked their place in next weekend’s Pro14 final with a thrilling inter-pro win.

# analysis - Friday 18 May, 2018

From The42 Jose Mourinho's extraordinary finals record and more FA Cup talking points Analysis

Jose Mourinho's extraordinary finals record and more FA Cup talking points

Plus, the Portuguese coach and Antonio Conte let bygones be bygones.

# analysis - Monday 14 May, 2018

From The42 Analysis: How Leinster dug out the win in a compelling final five minutes Endgame

Analysis: How Leinster dug out the win in a compelling final five minutes

The Champions Cup final came down to the very death in Bilbao but Leinster found a way.

# analysis - Friday 11 May, 2018

From The42 The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points Analysis

The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Chelsea require a minor miracle to deny Liverpool a Champions League spot.

# analysis - Thursday 10 May, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview

Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray and Gavan to preview Leinster v Racing 92 this weekend.

From The42 An extraordinary achievement and more Premier League talking points Analysis

An extraordinary achievement and more Premier League talking points

Huddersfield guaranteed their Premier League survival on Wednesday night.

# analysis - Saturday 5 May, 2018

If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?

The government says 600 people were counted wrongly as being homeless, others are not so sure.

# analysis - Friday 4 May, 2018

From The42 Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final Analysis This post contains videos

Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final

Plus, Man City close in on multiple records and more Premier League talking points.

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