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# well-read - Sunday 22 January, 2017

From The42 How football failed a Man United legend and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting Well Read

How football failed a Man United legend and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Plus, how a fake All-Star team inspired Ireland to play basketball.

# well-read - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From The42 Ronaldinho's letter, Darren Fletcher on Roy Keane and more of this week's best sportswriting Well Read

Ronaldinho's letter, Darren Fletcher on Roy Keane and more of this week's best sportswriting

Also, Serena Williams’ path to greatness.

# well-read - Sunday 8 January, 2017

From The42 Lapira remembers his unlikely Ireland cap and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Lapira remembers his unlikely Ireland cap and more of the week's best sportswriting

Put the kettle on, pour yourself a brew and savour some of the pieces we’ve enjoyed over the past seven days.

# well-read - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From The42 'The beginnings of the sexual revolution in Derry’ and more of the week's best sportswriting Read The Game

'The beginnings of the sexual revolution in Derry’ and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus Sue Ronan banned from street football and ‘Dear Football Gods, we need to talk’.

# well-read - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From The42 Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Harry Arter opens up about how his daughter’s memory has motivated him to help others.

# well-read - Sunday 20 November, 2016

From The42 Pele's bodyguard in the 70s, the Baby Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Pele's bodyguard in the 70s, the Baby Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Dejan Lovren talks about how he became a refugee at just three years old.

# well-read - Sunday 13 November, 2016

From The42 McGregor's comparison to Ali, the joy of the club championship and all the week's best sportswriting Well Read

McGregor's comparison to Ali, the joy of the club championship and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, how golf should treat the USA’s president-elect, Donald Trump.

# well-read - Sunday 6 November, 2016

From The42 Easing football addiction with marijuana, profound effects of glory and the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Easing football addiction with marijuana, profound effects of glory and the week's best sportswriting

The Chicago Cubs, homophobia in soccer and an interesting Ray Allen letter also feature this week.

# well-read - Sunday 30 October, 2016

From The42 The secret diary of 'Jose Mourinho' and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The secret diary of 'Jose Mourinho' and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Cleveland’s traumatic sports history and the beautiful game of basketball.

# well-read - Sunday 23 October, 2016

From The42 Personal tributes to Axel, football's dark corners and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

# well-read - Thursday 20 October, 2016

From The42 Paul O'Connell autobiography among the nominees for eir Sports Book of the Year Well Read

Paul O'Connell autobiography among the nominees for eir Sports Book of the Year

20 books are in the running to claim the award, with a winner to be announced in December.

# well-read - Sunday 16 October, 2016

From The42 The man who provides the Premier League lifestyle and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The man who provides the Premier League lifestyle and more of the week's best sportswriting

Put the kettle on, get out the jaffa cakes and enjoy this lot.

# well-read - Sunday 9 October, 2016

From The42 Reasons to hate Tom Brady, Kosovo's troubles and all the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Reasons to hate Tom Brady, Kosovo's troubles and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, a reflection of this summer’s GAA championship.

# well-read - Sunday 2 October, 2016

From The42 Sympathy for Sam, KD is a villain and all this week's best sportswriting Well Read

Sympathy for Sam, KD is a villain and all this week's best sportswriting

Plus, Cruyff on Cruyff and a frightening tale of a pre-match fire.

# well-read - Sunday 25 September, 2016

From The42 Ronaldo at 40, a memory of a great QB and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Ronaldo at 40, a memory of a great QB and the week's best sportswriting

Plus the cautionary tale of Robert Swift:’a millionaire at 18 and junkie at 27′.

# well-read - Sunday 18 September, 2016

From The42 The greatness and gaffes of David Luiz and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The greatness and gaffes of David Luiz and more of the week's best sportswriting

Get the kettle on and sink your teeth into this lot.

# well-read - Sunday 11 September, 2016

From The42 Clough's alcoholism as a punchline, the Irish NFL player and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Clough's alcoholism as a punchline, the Irish NFL player and the week's best sportswriting

Also included is a detailed look at the lack of Irish players at Manchester United and what it means for football here.

# well-read - Sunday 4 September, 2016

From The42 What's it like to get an Olympic gold medal in Burger King and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

What's it like to get an Olympic gold medal in Burger King and the week's best sportswriting

We also examine the fight for LGBTQ rights in professional wrestling.

# well-read - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From The42 The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting

Also, pondering what happens when Roger Federer’s ageless body finally gives up and the increased violence in wrestling.

# well-read - Sunday 21 August, 2016

From The42 Love letter to Bolt's body, a shadow over boxing and more of this week's best sportswriting Well Read

Love letter to Bolt's body, a shadow over boxing and more of this week's best sportswriting

It’s been a busy week on and off the track at the Olympic Games.

# well-read - Sunday 31 July, 2016

From The42 Thinking again about England in '66, Smith '96 and all the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Thinking again about England in '66, Smith '96 and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the importance and legacy of The Stone Cold Stunner.

# well-read - Sunday 17 July, 2016

From The42 The little-known boycott that changed the World Cup forever and more of the week's sportswriting Well Read

The little-known boycott that changed the World Cup forever and more of the week's sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and get stuck into this lot.

# well-read - Sunday 10 July, 2016

From The42 The harrowing ordeal of Antoine Griezmann's sister and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The harrowing ordeal of Antoine Griezmann's sister and the week's best sportswriting

Also, in praise of David Trezeguet choosing love over money and the hope that Kieren Fallon’s life will be kinder to him now.

# well-read - Sunday 26 June, 2016

From The42 The evolution of Lionel Messi into a great and more of the week's best sportswriting Sitdown Sunday

The evolution of Lionel Messi into a great and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, a profile of Eamon Dunphy ahead of his 71st birthday.

# well-read - Sunday 19 June, 2016

From The42 The myth of the English hooligan and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The myth of the English hooligan and more of the week's best sportswriting

Sink your teeth into these quality pieces.

# well-read - Sunday 5 June, 2016

From The42 Next-gen basketball, soccer for white kids and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Next-gen basketball, soccer for white kids and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, a step-by-step look back at the finest minutes in the Graham Taylor documentary.

# well-read - Sunday 29 May, 2016

From The42 Managerial arsery returns to the Premier League and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Managerial arsery returns to the Premier League and more of the week's best sportswriting

Our favourite things we’ve read over the past seven days.

# well-read - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From The42 'The warm feeling of being urinated upon' at Upton Park: the week's best sportswriting Well Read

'The warm feeling of being urinated upon' at Upton Park: the week's best sportswriting

Pour yourself a strong coffee and get stuck into this lot.

# well-read - Sunday 8 May, 2016

From The42 Making sportsmen, debunking stats and a limited portion of Leicester City: It's the week's best sportswriting Well Read

# well-read - Sunday 1 May, 2016

From The42 Why Juan Mata is worth every penny and more of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Why Juan Mata is worth every penny and more of the week's best sportswriting

Get the kettle on, put your feet up and enjoy this lot.

# well-read - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From The42 (Dana) White lies, the weight of gold and the rest of this week's best sportswriting Well Read

(Dana) White lies, the weight of gold and the rest of this week's best sportswriting

All that, plus an essential long-read on Tiger Woods.

# well-read - Sunday 3 April, 2016

From The42 Respect Ronaldo, the Spillanes and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting Read The Game

Respect Ronaldo, the Spillanes and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Outside? Are you mad? Stay in with the best sportswriting the internet had to offer this week.

# well-read - Sunday 20 March, 2016

From The42 Colin Corkery, Drew Brees and a Cork City great... it's our favourite sports writing Well Read

Colin Corkery, Drew Brees and a Cork City great... it's our favourite sports writing

Switch your phone to flight mode for 10 minutes.

# well-read - Sunday 6 March, 2016

From The42 How human cock-fighting garnered acceptance and more of the week’s best sportswriting Well Read

# well-read - Sunday 31 January, 2016

From The42 The break that defined Alex Higgins, Wimbledon to Dublin: The week's best sportswriting Well Read

The break that defined Alex Higgins, Wimbledon to Dublin: The week's best sportswriting

These articles are bound to get you thinking.

# well-read - Sunday 24 January, 2016

From The42 The fallen All-Star, constipated rugby and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The fallen All-Star, constipated rugby and the week's best sportswriting

Sit back and enjoy some of the week’s best sportswriting.

# well-read - Sunday 17 January, 2016

From The42 Amazing cancer comeback, Bowie's influence and the unwanted Brazilian: it's the week's best sportswriting Sunday Treat

# well-read - Sunday 10 January, 2016

From The42 Press box porn, Gretzy of granite and a real number 10: Here’s the week’s best sportswriting Well Read

# well-read - Sunday 6 December, 2015

From The42 Battling injury in MMA, Kerry's lost years and the rest of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Battling injury in MMA, Kerry's lost years and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

You deserve some indoor time. Lock the door and break out the best writing the internet had to offer this week.

# well-read - Sunday 29 November, 2015

From The42 The real story of the Mighty Ducks, on tour with Frampton, and the week’s best sportswriting Sunday Papers

The real story of the Mighty Ducks, on tour with Frampton, and the week’s best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on, put your feet up, and enjoy these five excellent pieces of writing.