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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points

Apr 25th 2018, 11:11 PM 6,250 Views 10 Comments

Plus, Bayern Munich underwhelm again at the highest level.

# talking-points - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points

Apr 24th 2018, 11:01 PM 8,175 Views 13 Comments

Plus, naive tactics from the Italians facilitate their opponents’ goal rush.

# talking-points - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots

Apr 22nd 2018, 11:00 PM 12,107 Views 8 Comments

After two massive semi-finals at Wembley, Chelsea and Man United will meet in the FA Cup decider on 19 May.

Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co.
# Finalists
From The42
# Finalists

Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co.

Apr 22nd 2018, 7:44 PM 8,608 Views 16 Comments

The Irish province will be expected to secure the Champions Cup title in the final in Bilbao on 12 May.

# talking-points - Friday 20 April, 2018

Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action

Apr 20th 2018, 7:16 PM 6,202 Views 11 Comments

Plus, departing Arsene Wenger set for hero’s reception at the Emirates.

# talking-points - Friday 13 April, 2018

Can Spurs inflict fourth straight defeat on Man City and the Premier League talking points
# Champions Elect
From The42
# Champions Elect

Can Spurs inflict fourth straight defeat on Man City and the Premier League talking points

Apr 13th 2018, 5:02 PM 5,073 Views 4 Comments

Pep Guardiola’s team can potentially claim the title at Wembley this weekend, but their form suggests otherwise.

# talking-points - Friday 30 March, 2018

Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points

Mar 30th 2018, 4:30 PM 6,018 Views 6 Comments

Premier League action resumes this weekend following a prolonged, pre-World Cup international break.

# talking-points - Friday 23 March, 2018

Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss

Mar 23rd 2018, 9:34 PM 30,593 Views 67 Comments

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.

# talking-points - Friday 16 March, 2018

Ireland's top manager faces wounded Man United in repeat of 1983 final and the FA Cup talking points
# 1/4 Finals
From The42
# 1/4 Finals

Ireland's top manager faces wounded Man United in repeat of 1983 final and the FA Cup talking points

Mar 16th 2018, 4:18 PM 5,388 Views 0 Comments

Chris Hughton’s Brighton are after a place in the last four, while former League of Ireland boss Paul Cook takes on Southampton, who have a new man in the hot seat.

# talking-points - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points

Mar 15th 2018, 2:57 PM 11,227 Views 20 Comments

Meanwhile, it’s all change for England.

# talking-points - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show

Mar 14th 2018, 12:09 AM 11,064 Views 37 Comments

Plus, it was another good night in Europe for Italian football.

# talking-points - Friday 9 March, 2018

Man United and Liverpool scrap it out for second and the Premier League talking points
# Rivalries Renewed
From The42
# Rivalries Renewed

Man United and Liverpool scrap it out for second and the Premier League talking points

Mar 9th 2018, 4:51 PM 6,846 Views 20 Comments

In the other games, Tottenham look to bounce back from their Champions League exit while Man City are away to struggling Stoke.

# talking-points - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points
# Starting XV
From The42
# Starting XV

Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points

Mar 8th 2018, 5:01 PM 26,186 Views 34 Comments

Plus, Jordi Murphy and Jordan Larmour are reinstated to the bench.

# talking-points - Friday 2 March, 2018

Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points

Mar 2nd 2018, 4:37 PM 7,031 Views 8 Comments

Reigning champions Chelsea take on Man City, the likely heirs to their throne.

# talking-points - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Keegan and Connolly return to the field, Mayo's poor free-taking and Mannion shines for Dubs
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Keegan and Connolly return to the field, Mayo's poor free-taking and Mannion shines for Dubs

Feb 24th 2018, 10:21 PM 12,239 Views 7 Comments

5 talking points after Dublin’s four-point win over Mayo tonight.

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Feb 24th 2018, 5:02 PM 14,595 Views 48 Comments

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

# talking-points - Friday 23 February, 2018

Pep eyes first silverware at Man City and the Premier League/Carabao Cup final talking points
# Seeking Silverware
From The42
# Seeking Silverware

Pep eyes first silverware at Man City and the Premier League/Carabao Cup final talking points

Feb 23rd 2018, 5:07 PM 3,129 Views 12 Comments

Elsewhere, Liverpool are well-rested after their Marbella trip, Mousa Dembele is showing his class and West Brom badly need a win.

# talking-points - Friday 16 February, 2018

Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points

Feb 16th 2018, 6:31 PM 6,160 Views 2 Comments

Paul Cook’s Wigan take on Pep Guardiola’s men in the competition’s fifth round.

# talking-points - Saturday 10 February, 2018

The Paddy McBrearty show, sloppy Dublin second-half and Michael Murphy's return
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

The Paddy McBrearty show, sloppy Dublin second-half and Michael Murphy's return

Feb 10th 2018, 10:22 PM 17,212 Views 14 Comments

5 talking points after Dublin’s five-point win over Donegal tonight.

Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee

Feb 10th 2018, 5:07 PM 10,112 Views 19 Comments

Conor O’Shea’s Italy were disappointing again in Dublin.

# talking-points - Friday 9 February, 2018

Arsenal's new forward line to be unleashed in North London derby and the Premier League talking points
# Rivalries Renewed
From The42
# Rivalries Renewed

Arsenal's new forward line to be unleashed in North London derby and the Premier League talking points

Feb 9th 2018, 3:54 PM 6,538 Views 20 Comments

Elsewhere, Riyad Mahrez won’t get to play against the team he was desperate to join, while Virgil van Dijk is back at his old stomping ground.

# talking-points - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points

Feb 4th 2018, 10:03 PM 9,695 Views 31 Comments

Plus, why the officials at Anfield today deserve to be cut some slack.

# talking-points - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:40 PM 17,009 Views 45 Comments

Joe Schmidt will be hyper-aware that Ireland have to make major improvements moving forward.

# talking-points - Friday 2 February, 2018

All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points

Feb 2nd 2018, 4:06 PM 7,128 Views 5 Comments

Elsewhere Theo Walcott makes his return to the Emirates and Antonio Conte aims to quell Chelsea’s woes away to Watford.

# talking-points - Sunday 28 January, 2018

10 most intriguing storylines on the first Sunday of the Allianz Leagues
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

10 most intriguing storylines on the first Sunday of the Allianz Leagues

Jan 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 26,494 Views 6 Comments

The GAA season is back in full swing.

# talking-points - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Luckless James McCarthy, Man City 10 wins from glory and more Premier League talking points
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Luckless James McCarthy, Man City 10 wins from glory and more Premier League talking points

Jan 21st 2018, 12:02 AM 6,990 Views 2 Comments

Plus, Anthony Martial reminds Jose Mourinho of what he already has.

# talking-points - Friday 19 January, 2018

Liverpool set sights on Man United, Chelsea look out-of-sorts and the Premier League talking points
# Things To Look Out For
From The42
# Things To Look Out For

Liverpool set sights on Man United, Chelsea look out-of-sorts and the Premier League talking points

Jan 19th 2018, 9:00 PM 34,573 Views 31 Comments

Elsewhere, Paul Lambert begins his crusade to keep Stoke City up, while Man City aim to bounce back.

# talking-points - Monday 15 January, 2018

Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points

Jan 15th 2018, 11:21 PM 9,354 Views 21 Comments

Plus, have Liverpool shown other teams the only way to beat Manchester City?

# talking-points - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS

Jan 14th 2018, 3:48 PM 10,101 Views 12 Comments

Plus, the impact Scott Fardy and James Lowe have made as the province book their place in the quarters.

# talking-points - Friday 12 January, 2018

'The two most exciting sides' set to meet and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'The two most exciting sides' set to meet and more Premier League talking points

Jan 12th 2018, 6:08 PM 7,195 Views 11 Comments

Man City take on Liverpool in this weekend’s standout clash.

# talking-points - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Stoke missing Glenn Whelan, Mourinho's lack of class and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Stoke missing Glenn Whelan, Mourinho's lack of class and more Premier League talking points

Jan 2nd 2018, 12:00 PM 24,673 Views 34 Comments

Plus, why Liverpool are improving under Jurgen Klopp.

# talking-points - Friday 29 December, 2017

John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points

Dec 29th 2017, 3:02 PM 21,255 Views 20 Comments

Plus, how big of an impact can Virgil van Dijk have at Liverpool?

# talking-points - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Munster's slow start, Leinster on a roll and more talking points from Limerick
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Munster's slow start, Leinster on a roll and more talking points from Limerick

Dec 26th 2017, 6:23 PM 10,256 Views 21 Comments

Plus, is Jordan Larmour the most outstanding young player in the country?

# talking-points - Friday 22 December, 2017

Goals galore at the Emirates, Burnley's brilliant 2017 and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Goals galore at the Emirates, Burnley's brilliant 2017 and more Premier League talking points

Dec 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 4,548 Views 3 Comments

Plus, Mark Hughes one more defeat away from the sack at Stoke and Big Sam looking to keep the good times rolling on Merseyside.

# talking-points - Friday 15 December, 2017

Can Tottenham end woeful run and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Can Tottenham end woeful run and more Premier League talking points

Dec 15th 2017, 4:53 PM 4,933 Views 7 Comments

Plus, is it time for Jose Mourinho to bring Henrikh Mkhitaryan in from the cold?

# talking-points - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond
# Big Performance
From The42
# Big Performance

Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond

Dec 9th 2017, 11:05 PM 14,401 Views 27 Comments

Plus, was Munster’s defensive performance down to the work of Andy Farrell?

# talking-points - Friday 1 December, 2017

What has gone wrong at Spurs and Big Sam's return - 5 Premier League talking points
# Weekend Preview
From The42
# Weekend Preview

What has gone wrong at Spurs and Big Sam's return - 5 Premier League talking points

Dec 1st 2017, 7:18 PM 6,948 Views 2 Comments

There are a couple of big matches down for decision over the weekend.

# talking-points - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points
# Review
From The42
# Review

Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points

Nov 30th 2017, 12:00 AM 6,909 Views 4 Comments

Plus, Wayne Rooney heaps misery on old boss David Moyes.

# talking-points - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points
# Contenders
From The42
# Contenders

Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points

Nov 28th 2017, 11:59 PM 7,738 Views 16 Comments

Plus, another clean sheet for Brighton and Ireland defender Shane Duffy.

# talking-points - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Old rivals Cavanagh and Ó Sé on All-Ireland semi-final collision course - club GAA talking points
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Old rivals Cavanagh and Ó Sé on All-Ireland semi-final collision course - club GAA talking points

Nov 26th 2017, 7:08 PM 13,086 Views 0 Comments

We also look at Dr Crokes’ exit, Moorefield’s discipline issues and Michael Lundy’s remarkable recovery from appendix surgery.