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#Analysis

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Is it the most worrying season yet for Irish Premier League players? Analysis

Is it the most worrying season yet for Irish Premier League players?

With little hope emanating from the January transfer window, what’s next for Ireland’s coterie of top-flight misfits?

# analysis - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

From The42 3 talking points as Chelsea edge past Liverpool to gain place in League Cup final Analysis

3 talking points as Chelsea edge past Liverpool to gain place in League Cup final

Costa controversies, Balotelli’s ineptitude and more thoughts.

# analysis - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi Analysis

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi

Will Daniel Sturridge return and more thoughts ahead of the game.

Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live

Analysis: While the Tánaiste was better on the economy, there’s no doubt that Adams has improved his debating.

# analysis - Monday 26 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations Mutant

Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations

The Ulsterman was dynamic on his return from injury against Leicester on Saturday.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand Coming Together

Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand

However, there will need to be further improvement if they are to win away to Wasps.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Munster’s darkest day must drive growth in attacking approach Systems Failure

Analysis: Munster’s darkest day must drive growth in attacking approach

We break down the defeat to Saracens, focusing on the kicking game, defensive lapses, handling errors and more.

# analysis - Monday 19 January, 2015

Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again

Analysis: Yesterday was a seminal moment in Irish public life, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

# analysis - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From The42 3 talking points from Arsenal’s win over Manchester City Analysis

3 talking points from Arsenal’s win over Manchester City

The Gunner’s organisation and concentration was immense while Santi Cazorla was inspired.

From The42 Rugby analysis app brings magic number 54 into the foreground The Numbers Game

Rugby analysis app brings magic number 54 into the foreground

We spoke to Andrew Quick, creator of the fascinating Rugby Analyser 54 app.

# analysis - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From The42 Exciting Leinster team can take advantage of Castres’ lack of confidence Analysis

Exciting Leinster team can take advantage of Castres’ lack of confidence

We’ve looked at four key areas of this evening’s Champions Cup clash at the RDS.

# analysis - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From The42 No miracles required against Saracens but Munster need smart gameplan Analysis

No miracles required against Saracens but Munster need smart gameplan

We take a look at the importance of the kicking game, maul control, and attacking variety.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From The42 Van Gaal’s Man United no better than Moyes’ team — he has been fooling us all Analysis

Van Gaal’s Man United no better than Moyes’ team — he has been fooling us all

The Dutchman now has an identical record to his predecessor with 37 points from 21 Premier League games

# analysis - Sunday 11 January, 2015

From The42 3 things we learned from Sunday’s Premier League action Analysis

3 things we learned from Sunday’s Premier League action

Alexis Sanchez continues to thrill at Arsenal while Morgan Schneiderlin is the jewel in Southampton’s crown.

# analysis - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything… it’s that deals can always be made

History shows that no combination of political parties can be ruled out if the numbers stack up.

# analysis - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Analysis: Lucinda’s new party won’t be left, right or whipped, so how will that work?

They want to ‘Reboot Ireland’, but is it just a pipe dream?

From The42 UFC analysis: A comparison of Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Main Event

UFC analysis: A comparison of Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier

An in-depth look at the skills sets of the men headlining UFC 182.

# analysis - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From The42 Goals, upsets and comebacks – 6 talking points from Thursday’s Premier League action Analysis

Goals, upsets and comebacks – 6 talking points from Thursday’s Premier League action

There were 33 goals in all during an action-packed day in the top-flight.

From The42 Managerial changes and fatigue – 5 New Year’s Day Premier League talking points Water Cooler

Managerial changes and fatigue – 5 New Year’s Day Premier League talking points

There’s eight straight hours of top-flight football to kick-start 2015.

# analysis - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From The42 Why Van Gaal & United is a perfect marriage… and the best is yet to come in 2015 Analysis

Why Van Gaal & United is a perfect marriage… and the best is yet to come in 2015

The only way is up for the club after showing great improvements.

# analysis - Monday 29 December, 2014

From The42 3 talking points from Liverpool’s convincing win over Swansea Analysis

3 talking points from Liverpool’s convincing win over Swansea

Adam Lallana finally finding some form and more thoughts from Monday’s game.

# analysis - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Munster’s men send clear message to Schmidt in Leinster win Contenders

Analysis: Munster’s men send clear message to Schmidt in Leinster win

Tommy O’Donnell, Ian Keatley and Andrew Conway were among the players to impress on Friday night.

From The42 5 talking points ahead of Sunday and Monday’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of Sunday and Monday’s Premier League action

The next four games could make or break Liverpool’s season and more assertions.

# analysis - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Why Wayne Rooney is excelling in midfield role Water Cooler

Analysis: Why Wayne Rooney is excelling in midfield role

The attacker impressed against Newcastle in an unfamiliar role.

From The42 5 talking points from the St Stephen’s Day Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points from the St Stephen’s Day Premier League action

Liverpool’s fortuitous win, Man United’s considerably improved home form and more.

# analysis - Friday 26 December, 2014

Despite Leo’s intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again

Analysis: The coalition will not give in to growing calls for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Here’s why.

# analysis - Thursday 25 December, 2014

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

5 talking points ahead of the Stephen’s Day Premier League action

Can United maintain their phenomenal record, will Balotelli come good and more questions.

# analysis - Sunday 21 December, 2014

From The42 3 talking points from Liverpool’s enthralling draw with Arsenal Analysis

3 talking points from Liverpool’s enthralling draw with Arsenal

Brendan Rodgers’ experimentation with Raheem Sterling needs to stop while the Arsenal defence needs surgery.

# analysis - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From The42 5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

United get a reality check, injury-plagued City prevail and more thoughts from this afternoon’s games.

From The42 Bojan, the Tyne-Wear derby and Rodgers’ Reds – this weekend’s Premier League talking points Water Cooler

Bojan, the Tyne-Wear derby and Rodgers’ Reds – this weekend’s Premier League talking points

We’re set for another bumper weekend of top-flight action as the festive period gets into full swing.

# analysis - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From The42 THAT Ireland handball and why Thierry Henry isn’t loved in his home country Analysis

THAT Ireland handball and why Thierry Henry isn’t loved in his home country

The Gunners legend scored 51 goals in 123 appearances at international level for France.

# analysis - Monday 15 December, 2014

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law Analysis This post contains videos

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Analysis: Paul Murphy has always been upfront about his intention to boycott water charges… and has encouraged others to follow suit.

# analysis - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From The42 5 talking points as Man United overcome Liverpool Analysis

5 talking points as Man United overcome Liverpool

De Gea Schmeichel-esque, Balotelli’s misery continues and more.

From The42 Analysis: What Munster must do to take a win away from Clermont Key Elements

Analysis: What Munster must do to take a win away from Clermont

JJ Hanrahan, attacking variety, winning the gainline, line-out platform and Nigel Owens will all be key.

# analysis - Saturday 13 December, 2014

From The42 5 Premier League talking points ahead of another crunch weekend Water Cooler

5 Premier League talking points ahead of another crunch weekend

Arsenal’s latest injury crisis, bragging rights are on the line in the Midlands and Hull could be in for a Stamford Bridge hiding.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Leinster up the ambition but error count remains restrictive

Analysis: Leinster up the ambition but error count remains restrictive

Jimmy Gopperth improved at out-half for Matt O’Connor’s side in Sunday’s clash with Harlequins.

From The42 Analysis: Munster’s failure in green zone costs them dearly against Clermont Wasted Chances

Analysis: Munster’s failure in green zone costs them dearly against Clermont

Paul O’Connell and his pack were outsmarted at the line-out and maul in Thomond Park.

From The42 Gary Neville compares Man Utd to a pub team but LVG fails to see the funny side Dog And Duck

Gary Neville compares Man Utd to a pub team but LVG fails to see the funny side

Neville needs to be more careful with is words says Van Gaal.

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