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# talking-point - Friday 8 February, 2019

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

Feb 8th 2019, 4:00 PM 7,682 Views 2 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 1 February, 2019

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

Feb 1st 2019, 4:00 PM 5,521 Views 7 Comments

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

What is going on at Chelsea?
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What is going on at Chelsea?

Jan 21st 2019, 5:30 AM 7,502 Views 11 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 18 January, 2019

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

Jan 18th 2019, 4:00 PM 3,498 Views 3 Comments

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

# talking-point - Sunday 13 January, 2019

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

Jan 13th 2019, 7:51 PM 12,967 Views 24 Comments

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

# talking-point - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Is Roy Keane a good pundit?
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Is Roy Keane a good pundit?

Dec 16th 2018, 9:40 PM 74,268 Views 72 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 14 December, 2018

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

Dec 14th 2018, 1:34 PM 7,990 Views 10 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 7 December, 2018

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

Dec 7th 2018, 5:09 PM 8,535 Views 10 Comments

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

# talking-point - Saturday 1 December, 2018

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

Dec 1st 2018, 10:02 PM 7,346 Views 11 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 30 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 30th 2018, 7:00 PM 5,399 Views 6 Comments

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

# talking-point - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

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

Nov 20th 2018, 7:05 AM 31,748 Views 88 Comments

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

# talking-point - Thursday 15 November, 2018

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

Nov 15th 2018, 12:00 PM 11,198 Views 16 Comments

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

# talking-point - Monday 12 November, 2018

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

Nov 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 6,224 Views 12 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 9 November, 2018

Explosive City allegations overshadow Manchester derby
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Explosive City allegations overshadow Manchester derby

Nov 9th 2018, 7:24 PM 15,398 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Nov 2nd 2018, 4:51 PM 10,496 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2018, 5:45 PM 6,495 Views 13 Comments

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

# talking-point - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

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

Oct 24th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,399 Views 21 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 19 October, 2018

Jose Mourinho bids to avoid equalling David Moyes-era record
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Jose Mourinho bids to avoid equalling David Moyes-era record

Oct 19th 2018, 5:40 PM 8,270 Views 9 Comments

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

# talking-point - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

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

Oct 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 18,792 Views 59 Comments

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

# talking-point - Sunday 14 October, 2018

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

Oct 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 40,010 Views 59 Comments

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

# talking-point - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Alex Scott a breath of fresh air to Sky Sports' football coverage
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From The42
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Alex Scott a breath of fresh air to Sky Sports' football coverage

Sep 16th 2018, 10:47 PM 23,736 Views 22 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 7 September, 2018

Bold, youthful Wales blow away lumbering Ireland
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From The42
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Bold, youthful Wales blow away lumbering Ireland

Sep 7th 2018, 3:05 PM 23,556 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Sep 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,580 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Aug 31st 2018, 4:50 PM 3,653 Views 2 Comments

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

# talking-point - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

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

Aug 28th 2018, 12:02 PM 35,204 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Aug 18th 2018, 9:54 PM 11,659 Views 10 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 10 August, 2018

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

Aug 10th 2018, 11:16 PM 7,983 Views 3 Comments

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

# talking-point - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Talk of England benefiting from Belgium loss disrespectful to World Cup rivals
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From The42
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Talk of England benefiting from Belgium loss disrespectful to World Cup rivals

Jun 28th 2018, 6:43 PM 7,769 Views 2 Comments

Elements of the media have suggested a defeat would help Gareth Southgate’s side.

# talking-point - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Can Lionel Messi save Argentina from themselves?
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From The42
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Can Lionel Messi save Argentina from themselves?

Jun 26th 2018, 10:33 PM 7,988 Views 10 Comments

The Barcelona star scored one of the goals of the tournament tonight, but his team were unconvincing.

# talking-point - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Analysis: Is Paul Pogba overrated or underrated?
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From The42
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Analysis: Is Paul Pogba overrated or underrated?

Dec 10th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,528 Views 41 Comments

The midfielder is suspended for today’s Manchester derby. Will his absence be felt?

# talking-point - Sunday 23 October, 2016

This dodgy penalty decision has put Dundalk's title party on ice
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From The42
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This dodgy penalty decision has put Dundalk's title party on ice

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:13 PM 7,018 Views 6 Comments

It’s 1-1 at half-time in Oriel Park.

# talking-point - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Leinster's centres impress, scrum dominance and more talking points
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From The42
# More To Come

Leinster's centres impress, scrum dominance and more talking points

Oct 15th 2016, 5:42 PM 10,937 Views 6 Comments

Leo Cullen will expect a more clinical edge in the opposition 22.

# talking-point - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"We spend mind-boggling amounts of public money on the Irish language. Cén fáth?"
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"We spend mind-boggling amounts of public money on the Irish language. Cén fáth?"

Oct 6th 2016, 7:30 PM 29,696 Views 100 Comments

All-Gaeilge road signs in tourist areas; a fortune spent on translations for legislation drafted in English – Eoin Butler on why we need to talk about Irish.

# talking-point - Monday 16 May, 2016

Offaly victory means so much, Fermanagh suffer 'power cut': Championship talking points
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Offaly victory means so much, Fermanagh suffer 'power cut': Championship talking points

May 16th 2016, 6:30 AM 5,999 Views 2 Comments

The Faithful county ended their nine-year losing run in Leinster with victory over Longford in Tullamore yesterday.

# talking-point - Monday 2 May, 2016

Shanahan coolly delivers, the dawning of a great rivalry — Monday's hurling talking points
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Shanahan coolly delivers, the dawning of a great rivalry — Monday's hurling talking points

May 2nd 2016, 7:05 AM 15,090 Views 4 Comments

Plus we examine the positives and negatives for both sides after that draw at Semple Stadium.

# talking-point - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Harry Arter: 'No point in Grealish choosing Ireland because he feels he has to'
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Harry Arter: 'No point in Grealish choosing Ireland because he feels he has to'

Apr 30th 2015, 7:00 AM 9,135 Views 4 Comments

The Bournemouth midfielder once had a similar decision to make.

# talking-point - Monday 17 November, 2014

Opinion: In defence of Roy Keane and the countless 'distractions'
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From The42
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Opinion: In defence of Roy Keane and the countless 'distractions'

Nov 17th 2014, 8:45 PM 4,824 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland assistant boss is in the headlines again after a tense media showdown at the weekend.

# talking-point - Monday 10 November, 2014

Opinion: Pochettino under fire but Tottenham flops are most to blame
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From The42
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Opinion: Pochettino under fire but Tottenham flops are most to blame

Nov 10th 2014, 8:57 PM 4,470 Views 9 Comments

The Argentine came in for criticism from fans following another dismal display in the 2-1 defeat to Stoke City

# talking-point - Friday 29 August, 2014

Twitter reacts to Lee Keegan's ban getting overturned
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From The42
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Twitter reacts to Lee Keegan's ban getting overturned

Aug 29th 2014, 10:53 AM 7,510 Views 7 Comments

The site largely approved of the decision to discount the player’s red card from last weekend’s Kerry-Mayo clash.

# talking-point - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Analysis: Do coaches have to lie in order to survive in football management?
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From The42
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Analysis: Do coaches have to lie in order to survive in football management?

Mar 18th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,604 Views 3 Comments

For years, managers such as Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson have been criticised for post-match insincerity, but is this characteristic part of what makes them successful?