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#Explanation

# explanation - Monday 12 November, 2018

From The42 'Keith has played 30-40 times for Ireland and I would never have a go at someone's ability' Explanation

'Keith has played 30-40 times for Ireland and I would never have a go at someone's ability'

Seamus Coleman has elaborated on his remarks made in relation to the pundit last month.

# explanation - Saturday 18 August, 2018

From The42 Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa reveals reasons for snubbing Ireland international Eunan O'Kane Out Of Favour

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa reveals reasons for snubbing Ireland international Eunan O'Kane

The 28-year-old midfielder was not given a squad number for the new season.

# explanation - Sunday 22 July, 2018

From The42 'I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish' - Ozil defends controversial Erdogan photo Speaking Out

'I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish' - Ozil defends controversial Erdogan photo

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has broken his silence surrounding a photo taken with the Turkish president.

# explanation - Friday 13 July, 2018

From The42 Emery reveals why Arsenal released Wilshere Explanation

Emery reveals why Arsenal released Wilshere

The England international would not have held down a regular spot under the new boss.

# explanation - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

From The42 GAA denies public opinion influenced change in venue for Kildare-Mayo fixture Explanation

GAA denies public opinion influenced change in venue for Kildare-Mayo fixture

Director of communications Alan Milton also says that the ‘health and safety of patrons’ was the GAA’s primary concern.

# explanation - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From The42 Sky Sports issue statement after delay in coverage of hurling clash between Kilkenny and Wexford Explanation

Sky Sports issue statement after delay in coverage of hurling clash between Kilkenny and Wexford

Viewers missed the first 22 minutes of the Leinster SHC clash at Nowlan Park.

# explanation - Sunday 8 April, 2018

From The42 'Nobody is too big to come off' - Allardyce defends substitution after Rooney anger Explanation

'Nobody is too big to come off' - Allardyce defends substitution after Rooney anger

The former Man United star may not have been happy, but his manager argued it was the right call

# explanation - Thursday 7 September, 2017

From The42 'Everyone has got to have a bit of banter' - Vardy defends Alli's middle-finger gesture Explanation

'Everyone has got to have a bit of banter' - Vardy defends Alli's middle-finger gesture

The Spurs star has come under fire for his behaviour.

# explanation - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The42 Vardy denies 'extremely hurtful' reports he forced out Ranieri Explanation

Vardy denies 'extremely hurtful' reports he forced out Ranieri

The striker has vehemently denied that he played a role in the Italian’s departure from Leicester City.

# explanation - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The42 'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players Explanation

'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players

Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell are flying to Las Vegas with the sevens squad instead of playing against France on Sunday.

# explanation - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From The42 'Life is not always the nicest' - Klopp reveals the reasons for benching Loris Karius Explanation

'Life is not always the nicest' - Klopp reveals the reasons for benching Loris Karius

The under-fire goalkeeper was dropped for Wednesday’s clash with Middlesbrough.

# explanation - Saturday 27 August, 2016

From The42 Jurgen Klopp defends benching Daniel Sturridge Explanation

Jurgen Klopp defends benching Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool were not helped out by the officials at Tottenham, said manager Jurgen Klopp after an entertaining 1-1 draw.

# explanation - Sunday 10 July, 2016

From The42 Chris Froome apologises for lashing out at fan Explanation

Chris Froome apologises for lashing out at fan

The Tour de France leader has pleaded for supporters to behave on the route.

# explanation - Friday 20 May, 2016

From The42 Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises Explanation

Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises

The club have handed Adam Pardoe a lifetime ban from their games.

# explanation - Monday 16 May, 2016

From The42 'I can't believe you have asked me that!' - Klopp defends Liverpool team selection Explanation

'I can't believe you have asked me that!' - Klopp defends Liverpool team selection

The Reds rested the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino against West Brom.

# explanation - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

From The42 Chris Eubank confirms Nick Blackwell mercy plea Explanation

Chris Eubank confirms Nick Blackwell mercy plea

The 25-year-old boxer has been in an induced coma and was found to have suffered a small bleed on the brain.

# explanation - Saturday 27 February, 2016

From The42 Ronaldo clarifies controversial comments about Real Madrid team-mates Explanation

Ronaldo clarifies controversial comments about Real Madrid team-mates

The Portuguese superstar backtracked on his criticism of Jese, Lucas Vazquez and Mateo Kovacic.

# explanation - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

From The42 'He didn't like my cooking' - Rio Ferdinand responds to Ronaldo comments Claim

'He didn't like my cooking' - Rio Ferdinand responds to Ronaldo comments

The Real Madrid star revealed he rarely had contact with the former defender off the pitch at Manchester United.

# explanation - Saturday 23 January, 2016

From The42 Koeman slams 'bulls***' Chelsea links after United victory Explanation

Koeman slams 'bulls***' Chelsea links after United victory

The former Barcelona star insists his words then had been misinterpreted.

# explanation - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

From The42 Al Jazeera seeks to clarify Peyton Manning controversy Explanation

Al Jazeera seeks to clarify Peyton Manning controversy

“The only allegation in the programme from Charlie Sly is that growth hormone was sent repeatedly.”

# explanation - Thursday 17 December, 2015

From The42 'This club is in trouble' - Chelsea's technical director explains why Mourinho was sacked Explanation

'This club is in trouble' - Chelsea's technical director explains why Mourinho was sacked

Michael Emenalo sheds light on the situation at Stamford Bridge.

# explanation - Monday 19 October, 2015

From The42 IABA insist they did their 'utmost' to retain Billy Walsh's services Explanation

IABA insist they did their 'utmost' to retain Billy Walsh's services

Sport Ireland have also suggested they made “every effort” to prevent the acclaimed coach from leaving.

# explanation - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

# explanation - Monday 16 March, 2015

From The42 Ancelotti defends Ronaldo after bizarre reaction to Bale goal Explanation

Ancelotti defends Ronaldo after bizarre reaction to Bale goal

Tha attacker was “lively”, according to the Italian manager.

# explanation - Monday 22 December, 2014

From The42 Conor McGregor on why he didn’t attend the RTÉ Sport awards Explanation

Conor McGregor on why he didn’t attend the RTÉ Sport awards

Having enjoyed a phenomenal 2014, many would have expected the Dubliner to appear at the ceremony.

# explanation - Monday 8 September, 2014

From The42 'I swear all the time' - Hodgson defends F-word outburst Explanation

'I swear all the time' - Hodgson defends F-word outburst

The manager was quizzed about his side’s inability to create clear-cut chances against Norway.

# explanation - Monday 30 June, 2014

Author of controversial Facebook study says he’s sorry for anxiety caused

The study, which altered the content users saw in their news feed in 2012, has come under severe criticism for as it was carried out without users’ knowledge or consent.

# explanation - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The42 Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed Explanation

Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed

The website of the popular online campaigning forum, Change.org, last night crashed as hundreds of thousands logged on to sign a petition calling for a review of the judges’ scores.

# explanation - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

From The42 Di Canio denies training row led to Sunderland axe Explanation

Di Canio denies training row led to Sunderland axe

The fiery Italian was sacked as manager after barely six months in charge.

# explanation - Saturday 22 June, 2013

The most common excuses Irish people give for not paying their tv licence

“Oh, I don’t live here, I’m just visiting a friend.”

# explanation - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Column: Why do we love reading books about the economic crisis?

All these critiques don’t spur us to action, writes Tom Boland, so why do we keep buying them?

# explanation - Friday 27 July, 2012

Twitter explains why the site went down yesterday Failwhale This post contains a poll

Twitter explains why the site went down yesterday

Twitter suffered its second outage in five weeks yesterday, with users unable to access the site for a couple of hours. Did it affect you?

# explanation - Thursday 10 May, 2012

From The42 Catholics who play for Northern Ireland 'feel as if they're not wanted' - McClean Explanation

Catholics who play for Northern Ireland 'feel as if they're not wanted' - McClean

The star also promised he was not going to Euro 2012 “to make up the numbers”.

# explanation - Saturday 31 December, 2011

From The42 FA publishes the written reasons behind Suarez's eight-game ban Explanation

FA publishes the written reasons behind Suarez's eight-game ban

Liverpool and the Football Association have two weeks to decide whether or not they will appeal the Independent Regulatory Commission’s decision.