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#Analysis

# analysis - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

From The42 Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Bayern Munich underwhelm again at the highest level.

From The42 Analysis: How Leinster brilliantly negated Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat Shut Down

Analysis: How Leinster brilliantly negated Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Scarlets second row was left deeply frustrated by Leinster’s excellent rucking.

# analysis - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

From The42 Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points Analysis

Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points

Plus, naive tactics from the Italians facilitate their opponents’ goal rush.

# analysis - Monday 23 April, 2018

From The42 Analysis: A clever little moment that sums up Donnacha Ryan's excellence Mind Games

Analysis: A clever little moment that sums up Donnacha Ryan's excellence

Munster looked to use a clever lineout play early on against Racing but the Tipp man stopped it.

# analysis - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From The42 Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots Analysis

Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots

After two massive semi-finals at Wembley, Chelsea and Man United will meet in the FA Cup decider on 19 May.

From The42 Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co. Finalists

Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co.

The Irish province will be expected to secure the Champions Cup title in the final in Bilbao on 12 May.

# analysis - Friday 20 April, 2018

From The42 Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action Analysis

Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action

Plus, departing Arsene Wenger set for hero’s reception at the Emirates.

# analysis - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail

Tom Clonan analyses the case for the US to send a message with airstrikes in Syria – but the consequences could be far-reaching and costly.

# analysis - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

From The42 Brave referee deserves immense credit and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Brave referee deserves immense credit and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Liverpool’s attack up there with the best in Europe.

# analysis - Monday 9 April, 2018

From The42 Deegan's daylight robbery against Zebre the latest Leinster Pro14 curiosity Analysis

Deegan's daylight robbery against Zebre the latest Leinster Pro14 curiosity

Leinster’s recent games have thrown up some intriguing decisions.

From The42 Analysis: Ulster show signs of life as lineout attack shines in Edinburgh Suftum

Analysis: Ulster show signs of life as lineout attack shines in Edinburgh

Jono Gibbes’ men scored three first-half tries from lineout platforms against Edinburgh.

# analysis - Sunday 8 April, 2018

From The42 Paul Pogba comes good and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Paul Pogba comes good and more Premier League talking points

Plus, below-par Liverpool lucky to escape with point.

# analysis - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Leavy's try for Leinster continues a clever trend around the fringes One Two

Analysis: Leavy's try for Leinster continues a clever trend around the fringes

We’ve seen a similar tactic from Exeter, the All Blacks and Ireland, among others, in recent times.

# analysis - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix Glue

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix

The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.

# analysis - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Leinster's lethal attack tears Saracens apart for three classy tries Complete

Analysis: Leinster's lethal attack tears Saracens apart for three classy tries

Leinster’s scores all came on kick return and showed off their rounded threat with ball in hand.

From The42 Munster's Conor Murray underlines his deep rugby intelligence Analysis

Munster's Conor Murray underlines his deep rugby intelligence

The scrum-half’s first-half try was exceptionally clever.

# analysis - Friday 30 March, 2018

From The42 Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points

Premier League action resumes this weekend following a prolonged, pre-World Cup international break.

# analysis - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show - Cork Edition: Tomás O'Leary on this weekend's European rugby Analysis This post contains a poll This post contains videos

The Rugby Show - Cork Edition: Tomás O'Leary on this weekend's European rugby

Former scrum-half and accomplished dancer Tomás O’Leary joins Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella on his home turf in Cork to look ahead to Munster, Leinster and Connacht’s European games this weekend.

# analysis - Monday 26 March, 2018

From The42 The42 Rugby Show is coming to Cork next week - get your tickets here On The Road

The42 Rugby Show is coming to Cork next week - get your tickets here

Tomás O’Leary is our special guest as we look ahead to Munster v Toulon, Leinster v Saracens, and a bumper weekend of European action.

# analysis - Friday 23 March, 2018

From The42 Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss Analysis

Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances Analysis

The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances

Let us know what you made of the Irish team’s performance over the course of the five games.

# analysis - Monday 19 March, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Tadhg Furlong's brilliance highlights ferocious Ireland forwards display Bullies

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong's brilliance highlights ferocious Ireland forwards display

Dan Leavy, James Ryan, Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson will be cornerstones for some time yet.

# analysis - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From The42 Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success Mastermind

Schmidt seals status as Ireland's greatest ever coach with Grand Slam success

The Ireland head coach’s class told once again as his side delivered a controlled performance.

# analysis - Friday 16 March, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Grand Slam preview with Mike McCarthy Analysis

The Rugby Show: Grand Slam preview with Mike McCarthy

It’s a huge weekend for the Irish team as they try win the Grand Slam in Twickenham.

# analysis - Thursday 15 March, 2018

From The42 Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points Ready To Go

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points

Meanwhile, it’s all change for England.

# analysis - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success Ruck Stats

Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success

The Connacht centre was busy in Ireland’s win over Scotland last weekend.

From The42 Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show Talking Points

Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show

Plus, it was another good night in Europe for Italian football.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

From The42 Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: England v Ireland London Calling

Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: England v Ireland

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Mike McCarthy will be previewing Joe Schmidt’s Grand Slam bid.

From The42 Analysis: Joe Schmidt's creative ability shines through on Ireland's power play Intelligent

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's creative ability shines through on Ireland's power play

Ireland produced a detailed three-phase set-piece attack to score against Scotland last weekend.

# analysis - Friday 9 March, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Ireland v Scotland preview with Bernard Jackman Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v Scotland preview with Bernard Jackman

The former Ireland hooker and current Dragons head coach joins us to look ahead to tomorrow’s game.

# analysis - Friday 2 March, 2018

From The42 Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points

Reigning champions Chelsea take on Man City, the likely heirs to their throne.

From The42 Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: Ireland v Scotland On Sale Now

Be part of the audience for The42 Six Nations Show Live: Ireland v Scotland

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Bernard Jackman will be previewing the next round of the Six Nations.

# analysis - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Bridge passes proving key to unlocking Six Nations defences Trend

Analysis: Bridge passes proving key to unlocking Six Nations defences

Ireland saw the damaging effects of overhead passes last weekend against Wales.

# analysis - Saturday 24 February, 2018

From The42 Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack Analysis

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

# analysis - Friday 23 February, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary Live This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v Wales preview with Tomás O'Leary

The Grand Slam (and All-Ireland minor hurling) winner joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview tomorrow’s game.

# analysis - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From The42 The best goalkeeper in the world and more Champions League talking points Talent

The best goalkeeper in the world and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why Jose Mourinho’s tactics were no surprise.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From The42 Be part of the audience for our special Ireland v Wales Rugby Show live event On Sale Now

Be part of the audience for our special Ireland v Wales Rugby Show live event

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Tomás O’Leary will be previewing the next round of the Six Nations.

# analysis - Friday 16 February, 2018

From The42 Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points Analysis

Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points

Paul Cook’s Wigan take on Pep Guardiola’s men in the competition’s fifth round.

# analysis - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Leavy leads the way and Porter's big ruck impact for Ireland Ruck Marks

Analysis: Leavy leads the way and Porter's big ruck impact for Ireland

We’ve dug into the detail of Ireland’s rucking efforts against Italy last weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: The most relevant Ireland try before Schmidt's men meet Wales Link Pass

Analysis: The most relevant Ireland try before Schmidt's men meet Wales

Ireland’s forwards passed the ball freely last weekend but Devin Toner’s effort stood out.