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# Reaction
Man United players surpass Ralf Rangnick’s expectations
The Red Devils defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to a goal from Fred.
# Pressure
'The expectations at that age, we'll see if he can handle it' - Guardiola
The Man City boss had words of caution for Phil Foden after his stunning performance against Liverpool.
# Fast track
'I was only expecting to get maybe one cap this year but I'm delighted'
19-year-old openside flanker Scott Penny has already made four senior starts for Leinster.
# expectations
What next for Ireland? Schmidt's men don't want to be 'one-hit wonders'
The Ireland boss is excited by the returns of Sean O’Brien, Rhys Ruddock and Josh van der Flier.
# expectations
David Beckham expected Phil Neville to take to coaching more than brother Gary
Gary Neville has tried his hand at management, while Phil has since followed that lead into international football.
# expectations
Leipzig boss says Keita's form 'not as consistent' since sealing Liverpool move
The 22-year-old remains a crucial player for the Bundesliga outfit but his coach has noticed a drop in quality this term.
Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take
Idealistic images of motherhood on social media causes mums to feel insecure and isolated, writes Niamh Delmar.
# expectations
An expert in batteries explains why your phone won't last longer than a day
It’s all to do with what people and smartphone companies want.
# three in a row
'A top-half finish would be good for us' - Schmidt dampens Six Nations expectations
The Ireland head coach says places remain up for grabs across his XV ahead of the opener against Wales.
# expectations
Here's how to deal with any family stress this Christmas
“It’s important to realise that you can’t change the way other people speak to you or treat you, but you can change your response.”
# sad meal
This sad KFC meal made people share their own grim fast food photos
Expectations v reality.
# hidden naggin
The Debs: Expectation v Reality
The night won’t be all it’s built up to be…
# expectations
5 reasons why this weekend is the biggest of the Gaelic football calendar so far
Kerry, Mayo and Cork enter the championship while Geezer’s Armagh side will get the ultimate test
# Coming Up
This is why you should be looking forward to iOS 9's arrival
Space, battery life and Proactive are some of the things that will catch your eye.
# weight expectations
This is the one thing people trying to lose weight mess up
Tony Horton knows what he’s talking about.
# expectations
Ireland prop Ross: 'That's Irish sport for you - you're either a hero or a villain!'
The 34-year-old underlined his importance to Ireland during the November Tests.
# expectations
'Our best performance needs to come next week' - Focus turns to France
Eoin Reddan says any ideas that Ireland travel to Paris as favourites are wide of the mark.
# insight
'Their back three is a deadly mix' - Les Kiss on Scotland's threats
The Ireland coach expects Stuart Hogg to offer danger, while he says the breakdown battle will be key.
# harsh reality
Halloween as a kid, expectations versus reality
Free sweets and silly costumes, yay!
# Demands
'The expectation is extremely high' says Rob Penney after Gloucester victory
The Kiwi coach was pleased to get a win and says his team will improve after victory against Gloucester.
# Movin' On Up
Moving up to Dublin: Expectation vs Reality
You’re a long way from Loughrea now.
Column: What do you want to do with your life?
Life is complicated and has a lot of choices, writes Fergus McCarthy who has some advice for this year’s Leaving Certificate students who have it all ahead of them.
# Opinion
Here are our writers’ predictions for the new Premier League season
With the league recommencing today, we asked our staff how they figured the next 9 months would pan out.
# London 2012
Adlington: Winning gold is not as easy as picking up a drink
The swimmer, who won bronze in the pool on Sunday, has tempered the gold medal ambitions of Team GB supporters.