Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 25 April, 2019

#talking point

# talking-point - Today’s News

From The42 Man United's hapless €57 million man becoming a symbol of their wastefulness Talking Point

Man United's hapless €57 million man becoming a symbol of their wastefulness

A poor performance from Fred against City last night summed up a disappointing season for the Brazilian.

# talking-point - Friday 19 April, 2019

From The42 Does City's Champions League exit hand them a further Premier League advantage? Talking Point

Does City's Champions League exit hand them a further Premier League advantage?

Pep Guardiola’s cloud may carry with it a silver lining.

# talking-point - Thursday 18 April, 2019

From The42 Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night Talking Point

Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night

The decision not to play Kevin De Bruyne in the first leg came back to haunt the Etihad outfit.

# talking-point - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

From The42 Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude Talking Point

Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude

The Red Devils were outclassed by a far superior Barcelona outfit last night.

# talking-point - Friday 12 April, 2019

From The42 This may be the best title race the Premier League has seen - but is it a worrying sign? Talking Point

This may be the best title race the Premier League has seen - but is it a worrying sign?

In a repeat of the definitive weekend of the 2014 title race, Liverpool host Chelsea the same day as Man City travel to Crystal Palace.

# talking-point - Friday 5 April, 2019

From The42 How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare Analysis

How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare

Some costly errors in recruitment have led to a dire season for the Cottagers.

# talking-point - Friday 29 March, 2019

From The42 15 games that will decide the Premier League title race Crunch Time This post contains a poll

15 games that will decide the Premier League title race

Liverpool currently hold a two-point lead, though rivals Man City have a game in hand.

# talking-point - Friday 15 March, 2019

From The42 As he turns 30, a look at Theo Walcott's weird and disappointing career Three 0 Walcott

As he turns 30, a look at Theo Walcott's weird and disappointing career

The Everton attacker has never quite fulfilled the promise that saw him randomly called up to the 2006 World Cup.

# talking-point - Friday 8 March, 2019

From The42 Improving Arsenal missing Solskjaer's injection of fun at Manchester United Talking Point

Improving Arsenal missing Solskjaer's injection of fun at Manchester United

Unai Emery’s debut season has had its good points, but it has lacked the recent euphoria at United.

# talking-point - Friday 1 March, 2019

From The42 Brendan Rodgers has a lot to prove as he gets another chance in the Premier League Talking Point

Brendan Rodgers has a lot to prove as he gets another chance in the Premier League

The new Leicester manager has a number of big questions to answer on his return to England.

# talking-point - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

From The42 'He’s caught me, I’ve made more out of it than I probably should have, but that’s football' Talking Point This post contains videos

'He’s caught me, I’ve made more out of it than I probably should have, but that’s football'

Bohs’ Keith Ward gives his view of the incident that led to Shamrock Rovers’ Aaron Greene being sent off in last night’s Dublin derby.

# talking-point - Friday 22 February, 2019

From The42 United should learn Liverpool's lessons and avoid finding answers in their rich history Talking Point

United should learn Liverpool's lessons and avoid finding answers in their rich history

As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers his team-talk to Alex Ferguson, Manchester United should learn from their opponents about finding answers in their history.

# talking-point - Friday 15 February, 2019

From The42 Don't blame Sarri and Solskjaer if things don't work out for them - the problems are elsewhere Talking Point

Don't blame Sarri and Solskjaer if things don't work out for them - the problems are elsewhere

Chelsea and Manchester United meet in the FA Cup on Monday night, with both managers facing tough questions.

# talking-point - Friday 8 February, 2019

From The42 Everton must take some blame as beleaguered Marco Silva returns to Watford Talking Point

Everton must take some blame as beleaguered Marco Silva returns to Watford

The Portuguese has endured a sharp fall in popularity, but some of it is his club’s fault.

# talking-point - Friday 1 February, 2019

From The42 Anfield's anxiety shows Klopp's biggest opponent could be Liverpool's history Talking Point

Anfield's anxiety shows Klopp's biggest opponent could be Liverpool's history

Liverpool ended the midweek fixtures better off than they had been beforehand, although that wasn’t evident judging by the crowd reactions on Wednesday.

# talking-point - Monday 21 January, 2019

From The42 What is going on at Chelsea? Talking Point

What is going on at Chelsea?

Maurizio Sarri claimed his side were ‘mentally weak’ following the loss to Arsenal on Saturday.

# talking-point - Friday 18 January, 2019

From The42 It's time for Unai Emery to bring Ozil back in from the cold Talking Point

It's time for Unai Emery to bring Ozil back in from the cold

For how much longer can Emery ignore his highest-paid player?

# talking-point - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From The42 Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær Talking Point

Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær

The France international’s sublime pass created the only goal in Man United’s win.

# talking-point - Sunday 16 December, 2018

From The42 Is Roy Keane a good pundit? Analysis This post contains videos

Is Roy Keane a good pundit?

The former Ireland assistant boss made a rare Sky Sports appearance for Sunday’s Liverpool-Man United fixture.

# talking-point - Friday 14 December, 2018

From The42 The Raheem Sterling saga is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Premier League's racism problems Talking Point

The Raheem Sterling saga is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Premier League's racism problems

Intolerance has been inextricably linked with top-level football for years.

# talking-point - Friday 7 December, 2018

From The42 Is Jose Mourinho's management style out of date? Talking Point

Is Jose Mourinho's management style out of date?

Man United are already 16 points behind rivals City, while a top-four spot is looking increasingly improbable.

# talking-point - Saturday 1 December, 2018

From The42 Marcus Rashford the sole bright spark amid another lacklustre Man United display Talking Point

Marcus Rashford the sole bright spark amid another lacklustre Man United display

The 21-year-old England international assisted both goals before being taken off by Jose Mourinho.

# talking-point - Friday 30 November, 2018

From The42 More than derby day bragging rights on the line for Liverpool at Anfield Weekend Preview

More than derby day bragging rights on the line for Liverpool at Anfield

There are three derbies down for decision in the Premier League on Sunday.

# talking-point - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From The42 2018 will be remembered as the year when Ireland's footballers became unwatchable Talking Point

2018 will be remembered as the year when Ireland's footballers became unwatchable

Martin O’Neill’s side have scored just four goals over the past 12 months.

# talking-point - Thursday 15 November, 2018

From The42 Why Glenn Whelan should be a role model to footballers everywhere Talking Point

Why Glenn Whelan should be a role model to footballers everywhere

The Irish midfielder is set to represent his country for the last time against Northern Ireland tonight.

# talking-point - Monday 12 November, 2018

From The42 Man City already one of the best Premier League teams ever, but are their achievements tainted? Analysis

Man City already one of the best Premier League teams ever, but are their achievements tainted?

Pep Guardiola’s side have been criticised for their ignorance of Financial Fair Play rules.

# talking-point - Friday 9 November, 2018

From The42 Explosive City allegations overshadow Manchester derby Talking Point

Explosive City allegations overshadow Manchester derby

A four-part Der Spiegel report has accused the club of knowingly deceiving Uefa and breaking Financial Fair Play rules.

# talking-point - Friday 2 November, 2018

From The42 It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example Talking Point

It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example

On week when Raheem Sterling reportedly agreed a new £300,000-a-week deal, more focus needs to be put on how the sport spends its vast sums.

# talking-point - Friday 26 October, 2018

From The42 Is Mauricio Pochettino doing the best job of all the Premier League managers? Talking Point

Is Mauricio Pochettino doing the best job of all the Premier League managers?

The Spurs boss has led his side to their best-ever Premier League start.

# talking-point - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

From The42 Is Romelu Lukaku really the answer to Man United's problems? Talking Point

Is Romelu Lukaku really the answer to Man United's problems?

The Belgian striker has had a mixed time since joining the Red Devils.

# talking-point - Friday 19 October, 2018

From The42 Jose Mourinho bids to avoid equalling David Moyes-era record Analysis

Jose Mourinho bids to avoid equalling David Moyes-era record

The Red Devils are facing a formidable run of games in the coming weeks.

# talking-point - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

From The42 Sacking Martin O'Neill would be a short-term solution to a long-term problem Talking Point

Sacking Martin O'Neill would be a short-term solution to a long-term problem

The ultimate results manager has overseen a run of just one victory in his last nine matches.

# talking-point - Sunday 14 October, 2018

From The42 Have the Irish public fallen out of love with the national team? Talking Point

Have the Irish public fallen out of love with the national team?

There were pockets of empty seats for Ireland’s game with Denmark at the Aviva Stadium last night.

# talking-point - Sunday 16 September, 2018

From The42 Alex Scott a breath of fresh air to Sky Sports' football coverage Talking Point This post contains videos

Alex Scott a breath of fresh air to Sky Sports' football coverage

The ex-Arsenal defender has been integrated in the station’s Premier League punditry this season.

# talking-point - Friday 7 September, 2018

From The42 Bold, youthful Wales blow away lumbering Ireland Analysis

Bold, youthful Wales blow away lumbering Ireland

In contrast with the Boys in Green’s largely predictable line-up, the Welsh side had a fresh look about it.

# talking-point - Thursday 6 September, 2018

From The42 Can Ireland afford to lose Harry Arter? Talking Point

Can Ireland afford to lose Harry Arter?

The Cardiff midfielder was a conspicuous absence from the Boys in Green’s latest squad amid speculation that he may never play for his country again.

# talking-point - Friday 31 August, 2018

From The42 Tottenham look better-placed to mount title challenge despite lack of summer signings Analysis

Tottenham look better-placed to mount title challenge despite lack of summer signings

Spurs face this season’s early surprise package Watford on Sunday, with both clubs on maximum points.

# talking-point - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

From The42 Manchester United are the antithesis of what they once were Talking Point

Manchester United are the antithesis of what they once were

Jose Mourinho’s side were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham last night to increase pressure on the embattled manager.

# talking-point - Saturday 18 August, 2018

From The42 Arsenal fans starting to realise life post-Wenger not all it's cracked up to be Talking Point

Arsenal fans starting to realise life post-Wenger not all it's cracked up to be

The Gunners have begun the season in disappointing fashion, losing their opening two fixtures.

# talking-point - Friday 10 August, 2018

From The42 After 3 years of injuries and frustration, is Luke Shaw finally ready to make his mark? Analysis

After 3 years of injuries and frustration, is Luke Shaw finally ready to make his mark?

The talented defender has not always been first choice under Mourinho at United.

1 2