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# talking-point - Friday 10 January, 2020

Manchester United is a dreary and listless place at the moment - the hierarchy need to take action
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Manchester United is a dreary and listless place at the moment - the hierarchy need to take action

Jan 10th 2020, 4:50 PM 12,343 Views 15 Comments

The club’s decision makers need to convince fans they are on the road to somewhere.

# talking-point - Friday 13 December, 2019

The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since
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The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since

Dec 13th 2019, 10:24 PM 49,683 Views 38 Comments

It was confirmed today that the manager has signed a new contract to remain with the Reds until 2024.

# talking-point - Friday 6 December, 2019

Are Manchester City a team in decline?
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Are Manchester City a team in decline?

Dec 6th 2019, 5:23 PM 8,487 Views 26 Comments

There is a growing sense that Pep Guardiola’s men are failing to maintain standards set in previous seasons.

# talking-point - Friday 29 November, 2019

Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance?
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Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance?

Nov 29th 2019, 5:45 PM 14,518 Views 21 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s side have endured an indifferent start to the season.

# talking-point - Friday 22 November, 2019

Sacking Pochettino a mistake all of Daniel Levy's making
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Sacking Pochettino a mistake all of Daniel Levy's making

Nov 22nd 2019, 4:56 PM 13,530 Views 10 Comments

The squad needed to be refreshed more than a year ago, but it wasn’t and now Spurs must compromise with Jose Mourinho.

# talking-point - Friday 8 November, 2019

Liverpool and Man City rivalry hits new levels of discord ahead of clash both sides must win
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Liverpool and Man City rivalry hits new levels of discord ahead of clash both sides must win

Nov 8th 2019, 4:00 PM 9,184 Views 5 Comments

Even the managers are getting involved ahead of what may be a Premier League clash for the ages at Anfield.

# talking-point - Friday 25 October, 2019

Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma

Oct 25th 2019, 7:07 PM 9,562 Views 14 Comments

Jurgen Klopp continues to struggle to find the right balance for his side.

# talking-point - Friday 18 October, 2019

Solskjaer not the cause of Man United's problems but a symptom of them
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Solskjaer not the cause of Man United's problems but a symptom of them

Oct 18th 2019, 8:15 PM 16,877 Views 40 Comments

The Norwegian has come under fire amid the club’s disastrous start to the season.

# talking-point - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Ireland get another reminder that football from the Charlton era no longer works in the modern game
# Deja Vu
From The42
# Deja Vu

Ireland get another reminder that football from the Charlton era no longer works in the modern game

Oct 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,396 Views 25 Comments

The Boys in Green were well beaten by Switzerland in Geneva last night.

# talking-point - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Has Irish football suffered from a dearth of talent? Stephen Kenny is unconvinced
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Has Irish football suffered from a dearth of talent? Stephen Kenny is unconvinced

Oct 9th 2019, 8:17 PM 6,059 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland U21 boss has explained how joined-up thinking across the age groups has benefited his side.

# talking-point - Friday 4 October, 2019

Spurs have a mountain of problems - but Pochettino isn't one of them
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Spurs have a mountain of problems - but Pochettino isn't one of them

Oct 4th 2019, 5:51 PM 6,717 Views 8 Comments

The issues at the club lie well away from the manager.

# talking-point - Friday 27 September, 2019

Might Ferguson's achievements become tarnished amid realisation Glazers are United's biggest problem?
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Might Ferguson's achievements become tarnished amid realisation Glazers are United's biggest problem?

Sep 27th 2019, 5:14 PM 15,069 Views 18 Comments

This week has seen a consensus form that the club’s problems are long-rooted.

# talking-point - Friday 13 September, 2019

Brendan Rodgers' Leicester go to Old Trafford with chance to show they've moved ahead of United
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Brendan Rodgers' Leicester go to Old Trafford with chance to show they've moved ahead of United

Sep 13th 2019, 4:00 PM 6,209 Views 8 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t been given all of the tools he needs to do his extremely difficult job.

# talking-point - Friday 6 September, 2019

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team
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David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team

Sep 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,396 Views 25 Comments

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.

# talking-point - Friday 30 August, 2019

Premier League's greed to blame for Bury's grim demise
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Premier League's greed to blame for Bury's grim demise

Aug 30th 2019, 4:00 PM 4,931 Views 5 Comments

Bury have withered and died because they were allowed to be treated as nothing more than a business – an idea that comes from the top.

# talking-point - Friday 23 August, 2019

Newly-confident Arsenal have what it takes to end their awful Anfield record
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Newly-confident Arsenal have what it takes to end their awful Anfield record

Aug 23rd 2019, 4:00 PM 6,218 Views 12 Comments

The Gunners have been suffering hammerings on Merseyside for years, but Liverpool’s early-season vulnerabilities give them reason for optimism.

# talking-point - Friday 16 August, 2019

Pochettino's big decision ahead of this weekend's standout Premier League tie
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Pochettino's big decision ahead of this weekend's standout Premier League tie

Aug 16th 2019, 3:08 PM 6,037 Views 1 Comment

The Spurs boss must decide whether to play wantaway star Christian Eriksen against Man City.

# talking-point - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Last night was a prime example of why the Premier League is becoming harder to watch
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Last night was a prime example of why the Premier League is becoming harder to watch

Aug 10th 2019, 7:15 AM 20,749 Views 20 Comments

Liverpool outclassed Norwich in the season’s opening fixture.

# talking-point - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Those expecting 'sexy football' from Ireland last night haven't been paying attention
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Those expecting 'sexy football' from Ireland last night haven't been paying attention

Jun 11th 2019, 8:40 AM 21,147 Views 39 Comments

The Boys in Green produced an underwhelming display despite beating Gibraltar.

# talking-point - Friday 7 June, 2019

'You can change the manager, but cannot change the players' - Danish taunts could inspire Ireland
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From The42
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'You can change the manager, but cannot change the players' - Danish taunts could inspire Ireland

Jun 7th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,432 Views 13 Comments

Age Hareide’s men are in confident mood ahead of tonight’s game.

# talking-point - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable

Jun 2nd 2019, 9:00 AM 28,597 Views 83 Comments

The Reds won Europe’s premier club competition for the sixth time last night.

# talking-point - Thursday 30 May, 2019

The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell
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The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell

May 30th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,547 Views 13 Comments

Eden Hazard confirmed after the Europa League win that he was leaving Chelsea.

# talking-point - Monday 13 May, 2019

One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art
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From The42
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One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art

May 13th 2019, 6:30 AM 10,079 Views 5 Comments

A new Premier League record for goals scored in a 38-game season was set on Sunday.

# talking-point - Friday 10 May, 2019

Greed has already damaged the Premier League - the Champions League will be next
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From The42
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Greed has already damaged the Premier League - the Champions League will be next

May 10th 2019, 8:01 PM 43,301 Views 52 Comments

On the week English sides conquered the continent, Europe wants to change to emulate them.

# talking-point - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights
# Deja Vu
From The42
# Deja Vu

Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights

May 8th 2019, 7:05 AM 30,646 Views 54 Comments

The Reds came back from a 3-0 deficit to shock Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

# talking-point - Friday 3 May, 2019

Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?
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Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?

May 3rd 2019, 4:28 PM 8,570 Views 29 Comments

The Reds are on course to finish the season on 97 points, but may still fall short.

# talking-point - Friday 26 April, 2019

Man United's obsession with their own past only leaving them further behind their rivals
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Man United's obsession with their own past only leaving them further behind their rivals

Apr 26th 2019, 4:00 PM 6,503 Views 22 Comments

In the absence of any forward-thinking, the club have fallen in love with their own myth.

# talking-point - Thursday 25 April, 2019

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

Apr 25th 2019, 8:43 AM 66,089 Views 59 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 19 April, 2019

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

Apr 19th 2019, 4:00 PM 5,000 Views 26 Comments

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

# talking-point - Thursday 18 April, 2019

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

Apr 18th 2019, 6:15 AM 20,606 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Apr 17th 2019, 12:00 PM 39,910 Views 62 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 12 April, 2019

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

Apr 12th 2019, 4:00 PM 10,037 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 5th 2019, 3:37 PM 9,542 Views 8 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 29 March, 2019

15 games that will decide the Premier League title race
# Crunch Time
From The42
# Crunch Time

15 games that will decide the Premier League title race

Mar 29th 2019, 1:03 PM 5,807 Views 3 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 15 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 15th 2019, 4:00 PM 14,085 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Mar 8th 2019, 4:15 PM 5,663 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Mar 1st 2019, 4:00 PM 3,102 Views 0 Comments

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

# talking-point - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'He’s caught me, I’ve made more out of it than I probably should have, but that’s football'
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From The42
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'He’s caught me, I’ve made more out of it than I probably should have, but that’s football'

Feb 26th 2019, 7:15 AM 10,183 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 4:00 PM 7,014 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Feb 15th 2019, 5:24 PM 6,237 Views 1 Comment

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