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Dublin: -2 °C Monday 11 December, 2017

#Analysis

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Analysis: Is Paul Pogba overrated or underrated? Talking Point

Analysis: Is Paul Pogba overrated or underrated?

The midfielder is suspended for today’s Manchester derby. Will his absence be felt?

# analysis - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From The42 Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond Big Performance

Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond

Plus, was Munster’s defensive performance down to the work of Andy Farrell?

# analysis - Friday 8 December, 2017

From The42 Will Man United spring Zlatan surprise and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Will Man United spring Zlatan surprise and more Premier League talking points

Plus, can Everton stop Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’?

# analysis - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From The42 Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points Review

Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Wayne Rooney heaps misery on old boss David Moyes.

# analysis - Saturday 25 November, 2017

From The42 The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action Analysis

The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action

Mo Salah is on fire for Liverpool right now.

# analysis - Thursday 23 November, 2017

From The42 Sloppy Man United made to pay and more Champions League talking points Disappointment

Sloppy Man United made to pay and more Champions League talking points

The Red Devils were just moments away from securing a 0-0 draw needed to top their group.

# analysis - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From The42 Alberto Moreno's woes and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Alberto Moreno's woes and more Champions League talking points

Plus, City’s 17-year-old debutant and a sense of anti-climax in the group stages.

# analysis - Saturday 18 November, 2017

From The42 Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points

Plus Tony Pulis on borrowed time and Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United.

# analysis - Friday 17 November, 2017

From The42 Familiar foes go head to head for the first time in 10 years and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Familiar foes go head to head for the first time in 10 years and more Premier League talking points

Plus Sergio Aguero’s health scare and why Spurs may struggle in the North London derby.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From The42 Can Ireland silence Danish critics and more talking points Analysis

Can Ireland silence Danish critics and more talking points

We preview tonight’s crucial World Cup qualification play-off at the Aviva Stadium.

# analysis - Monday 13 November, 2017

From The42 Sweden's ecstatic players gatecrash their TV pundits' analysis Winning This post contains videos

Sweden's ecstatic players gatecrash their TV pundits' analysis

Victor Lindelof says the side’s unshakeable “belief” in their own ability was the key factor.

# analysis - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From The42 O’Neill executes with a game plan - Hoolahan could be the missing piece of the puzzle COYBIG

O’Neill executes with a game plan - Hoolahan could be the missing piece of the puzzle

Ireland need to take the game to Denmark on Tuesday and a rested Wes Hoolahan could be the man to unlock an untested defence.

# analysis - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From The42 New faces make their mark, Ireland's dominance and more Aviva talking points Up And Running

New faces make their mark, Ireland's dominance and more Aviva talking points

A thoroughly dominant victory leaves huge grounds for optimism heading into the season ahead.

Affordable housing costing €200,000 per unit sounds good, but there have been problems with it in the past

While affordable housing schemes may sound like a positive was forward, but there were a number of issues with previous schemes that may need to be addressed.

From The42 Martin O'Neill on the cusp of becoming Ireland's most successful manager since Jack Charlton Analysis

Martin O'Neill on the cusp of becoming Ireland's most successful manager since Jack Charlton

The upcoming games with Denmark will have a huge impact on the manager’s legacy.

# analysis - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From The42 David Luiz's Chelsea future uncertain and more Premier League talking points Analysis

David Luiz's Chelsea future uncertain and more Premier League talking points

Plus, has David Unsworth gone out with a bang as Everton manager?

# analysis - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again

It is time now for the finger-pointing to stop and for that culture shift we’ve been hearing about for years to begin.

# analysis - Friday 3 November, 2017

From The42 The Chelsea player caught yawning by Conte and more Premier League talking points Analysis

The Chelsea player caught yawning by Conte and more Premier League talking points

Kenedy provoked the ire of Antonio Conte amid a turbulent week for the London club.

# analysis - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

From The42 Tottenham's 21-year-old unsung hero and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Tottenham's 21-year-old unsung hero and more Champions League talking points

Harry Winks impressed against Real Madrid, while Sergio Aguero savoured a landmark night.

# analysis - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From The42 Mourinho's gritty masterclasses and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Mourinho's gritty masterclasses and more Premier League talking points

Plus Roy Hodgson’s steady impact at Crystal Palace and Chelsea back on track following a dismal start to the campaign.

Sorry is too little, too late for tracker customers who suffered for years because of bank overcharging

Now that the banks have set deadlines for paying customers back, there is a risk that this issue will be put to one side.

# analysis - Saturday 21 October, 2017

From The42 Ruddock and Healy push their Ireland claims and more talking points from Glasgow Blue Moon Rising

Ruddock and Healy push their Ireland claims and more talking points from Glasgow

A near perfect afternoon for Leinster, but defensive structure and combinations remain areas in need of improvement.

# analysis - Friday 20 October, 2017

From The42 Is the title down to a 2-horse race already and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Is the title down to a 2-horse race already and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why results, not style, is what will ultimately define Mourinho’s United.

# analysis - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

From The42 The hype is justified in magnificent Man City and more Champions League talking points Analysis

The hype is justified in magnificent Man City and more Champions League talking points

Elsewhere, the jury is out on Serge Aurier and Maribor gambled with a high-risk approach and were humiliated.

# analysis - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From The42 Man United's negative tactics and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Man United's negative tactics and more Premier League talking points

Plus. why Christian Eriksen is one of English football’s most underrated players.

From The42 Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS Good Start

Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS

Leinster are up and running in Pool 3.

From The42 Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points Up And Running

Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points

The northern province beat Wasps 19-9 at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.

# analysis - Friday 13 October, 2017

From The42 Man United are 'going to hell' this weekend Analysis

Man United are 'going to hell' this weekend

Plus, were Pep Guardiola’s provocative comments unfair on Tottenham and more Premier League talking points.

# analysis - Monday 9 October, 2017

From The42 Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs? Next Challenge

Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs?

Martin O’Neill’s outfit will be one of the four unseeded teams in the draw.

# analysis - Saturday 7 October, 2017

From The42 How Ukraine-Croatia could be vital to Ireland's qualifying hopes and more talking points Analysis

How Ukraine-Croatia could be vital to Ireland's qualifying hopes and more talking points

Plus, Sean Maguire’s dream year continues.

# analysis - Friday 6 October, 2017

From The42 Who can lift goal-shy Ireland and more talking points ahead of tonight's crucial game Analysis

Who can lift goal-shy Ireland and more talking points ahead of tonight's crucial game

The Boys in Green have struggled in front of goal at times in the campaign

# analysis - Saturday 30 September, 2017

From The42 The redemption of Marouane Fellaini and more Premier League talking points Talking Points

The redemption of Marouane Fellaini and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile Man City earn seismic win at Stamford Bridge and Tottenham’s incredible form away from home.

# analysis - Friday 29 September, 2017

From The42 How badly will Sergio Aguero's absence impact on Man City's title aspirations? Analysis

How badly will Sergio Aguero's absence impact on Man City's title aspirations?

Chelsea v Man City and more talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action.

# analysis - Thursday 28 September, 2017

From The42 Former rugby players suffer joint, bone problems - study Issues

Former rugby players suffer joint, bone problems - study

The participants were on average 60 years old, and they had played rugby for an average 20 years.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

From The42 Brendan Rodgers has taken Celtic up a level and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Brendan Rodgers has taken Celtic up a level and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku already looking a wise investment.

From The42 Liverpool's attack - not their defence - lets them down Analysis

Liverpool's attack - not their defence - lets them down

Four talking points on another eventful night of Champions League action

# analysis - Monday 25 September, 2017

From The42 Player Watch: Inside the devastating All-Ireland final performance of Noelle Healy Analysis

Player Watch: Inside the devastating All-Ireland final performance of Noelle Healy

We take a closer look at Healy’s impact yesterday.

# analysis - Saturday 23 September, 2017

From The42 Same issues continue to plague Liverpool, candy Kane and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Same issues continue to plague Liverpool, candy Kane and more Premier League talking points

Also, Mourinho’s United grind out the win while Oumar Niasse’s contribution to Everton says a lot about their issues.

# analysis - Friday 22 September, 2017

From The42 Irish underage starlet could return and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Irish underage starlet could return and more Premier League talking points

Declan Rice could be back in the West Ham side as they prepare to face Tottenham this weekend.

# analysis - Monday 18 September, 2017

From The42 Are 'the old Manchester United' finally back? Analysis

Are 'the old Manchester United' finally back?

With 13 points from a possible 15, Jose Mourinho’s side have started the Premier League season in impressive fashion.

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