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# analysis - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

From The42 Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

The Brumbies scored an excellent try in behind the lineout against the Rebels.

# analysis - Friday 3 July, 2020

From The42 Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man? Analysis

Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?

The Portuguese manager saw his Tottenham side’s Champions League hopes diminish amid a loss to Sheffield United on Thursday.

# analysis - Monday 22 June, 2020

From The42 Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game Kick To Score

Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game

Scott Robertson’s side used a variety of kicks to cause major problems in Wellington.

# analysis - Sunday 14 June, 2020

From The42 5 key questions ahead of the Premier League's re-start Analysis

5 key questions ahead of the Premier League's re-start

England’s top flight is set to recommence on 17 June.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

From The42 Explainer: The latest controversy threatening to cause a rift within the FAI Analysis

Explainer: The latest controversy threatening to cause a rift within the FAI

Nixon Morton — an FAI Council member — has written to both Uefa and Fifa to express concerns over perceived issues with the new set-up.

# analysis - Monday 25 May, 2020

From The42 How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable' Analysis

How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable'

The Munster playmaker is the ideal man to act as a second playmaker in the backline.

# analysis - Saturday 9 May, 2020

From The42 When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin Classic

When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin

Leinster were unbeaten at Donnybrook in three years when Steph Nel’s men arrived in 2002.

# analysis - Friday 24 April, 2020

Bully pulpit: Should US networks simply stop broadcasting Trump and his dangerous Covid-19 briefings? Analysis This post contains videos

Bully pulpit: Should US networks simply stop broadcasting Trump and his dangerous Covid-19 briefings?

Some have scaled back their live coverage of the daily briefings.

# analysis - Monday 16 March, 2020

From The42 When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations Trés Bien

When Joe Schmidt's Ireland went to Paris and won the Six Nations

We reflect on the agonisingly tense Irish victory on the final day of the 2014 championship.

# analysis - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

From The42 Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next? Analysis

Ireland v Italy off - so what happens next?

The decision to postpone next month’s Six Nations match will cause chaos with the rugby calendar. Deciding when to play it again is just one of the big problems rugby’s top brass have to solve.

From The42 Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle Contest

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle

Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.

# analysis - Monday 24 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors Kick To Score

Analysis: England's clever kicking pressures Sexton and Stockdale into errors

The English intelligently picked apart Ireland’s defence with some clever touches.

# analysis - Monday 17 February, 2020

From The42 Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win Analysis

Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win

The Red Devils revived their Champions League hopes with a win over their top-four rivals.

# analysis - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France Les Bleus

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France

The French have started the Six Nations strongly in defence but there are potential weaknesses to be exploited.

# analysis - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland Women's attack has driven them to two Six Nations wins Progress

Analysis: How Ireland Women's attack has driven them to two Six Nations wins

Tougher challenges lie ahead but the early signs have been positive in Donnybrook over the past two weeks.

# analysis - Sunday 9 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: Andrew Conway delivers a brilliant wing display for Ireland Outstanding

Analysis: Andrew Conway delivers a brilliant wing display for Ireland

The 28-year-old Munster man defended well, chased hard and made good decisions.

From The42 Analysis: "Murray, give it to me, Murray!" - Ireland show try-scoring edge 22 Visits

Analysis: "Murray, give it to me, Murray!" - Ireland show try-scoring edge

Andy Farrell’s side left plenty of room for improvement even as they notched a bonus point.

From The42 Banty: 'I've enough problems of my own without worrying about the problems Ciaran Branagan had' Analysis

Banty: 'I've enough problems of my own without worrying about the problems Ciaran Branagan had'

Missed opportunities cost Monaghan as Dublin snatched a late draw in Croke Park last night.

# analysis - Friday 7 February, 2020

From The42 Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle? Analysis

Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle?

West Ham, Norwich and Watford are some of the clubs fearing the drop.

# analysis - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'It's emboldened Trump. But then everything emboldens him': Focus turns to election after impeachment victory

The starting gun in the 2020 presidential race was shot this week.

# analysis - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland can learn from the All Blacks to support Larmour Counter

Analysis: How Ireland can learn from the All Blacks to support Larmour

Eoin Toolan explains what Andy Farrell’s team can do to improve on counter-attack.

From The42 Analysis: Wales and Ireland on similar journeys with 1-3-2-2 attack shape Width

Analysis: Wales and Ireland on similar journeys with 1-3-2-2 attack shape

Both teams are looking to provide greater threat with increased width.

# analysis - Sunday 2 February, 2020

From The42 Analysis: What did we see from Ireland's attack as the Andy Farrell era began? Intent

Analysis: What did we see from Ireland's attack as the Andy Farrell era began?

Johnny Sexton and co. did look to play but their execution and decision-making was poor at times.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's deception breaks down Scots for pivotal Sexton try Advantage

Analysis: Ireland's deception breaks down Scots for pivotal Sexton try

Andy Farrell’s side struck intelligently on penalty advantage for the only try of the game.

# analysis - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Frantic tweeting and 'high crimes': Here's what you need to know from the first week of Trump's impeachment trial

Democrats have an uphill battle to convince Republicans, and week one of the impeachment trial was a partisan affair.

# analysis - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'An issue of systemic importance': Supreme Court FOI ruling will alter public's relationship with State

When the Supreme Court decides on the future of FOI in Ireland, it will be the end of a glacial process.

# analysis - Friday 13 December, 2019

From The42 The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since Talking Point

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

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

# analysis - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

From The42 Watch: Rafa Benitez and Jamie Carragher break down Liverpool's 2005 Champions League 'miracle' Analysis This post contains videos

Watch: Rafa Benitez and Jamie Carragher break down Liverpool's 2005 Champions League 'miracle'

The Reds beat AC Milan after producing one of the most famous sporting comebacks ever.

# analysis - Friday 6 December, 2019

From The42 Are Manchester City a team in decline? Analysis

Are Manchester City a team in decline?

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

# analysis - Friday 29 November, 2019

From The42 Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance? Talking Point

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

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

# analysis - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Vakatawa and Ringrose's lines cleverly exploit off-guard defences Hidden

Analysis: Vakatawa and Ringrose's lines cleverly exploit off-guard defences

The Racing centre was in devastating form in his side’s big win over Saracens last weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From The42 Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying? Talking Points

Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?

Plus, were there signs of progress despite the disappointing result?

# analysis - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Boris Johnson is in full campaign mode - but how much Boris is too much?

The Tory leader has been waiting for this election for some time.

# analysis - Thursday 14 November, 2019

From The42 The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far Talking Points

The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far

Troy Parrott will make his Ireland senior debut against New Zealand this evening.

# analysis - Friday 1 November, 2019

From The42 We need to think more about footballers' mental health Analysis

We need to think more about footballers' mental health

The manner in which Granit Xhaka has been abused of late is unacceptable.

# analysis - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Ford and Farrell's inverted triangles give England superb variety 10/12

Analysis: Ford and Farrell's inverted triangles give England superb variety

Eoin Toolan takes a look at what Eddie Jones’ 10/12 combination provides for England.

# analysis - Friday 25 October, 2019

From The42 Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma Analysis

Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma

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

# analysis - Thursday 24 October, 2019

From The42 Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals Early Kill

Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals

Performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the try-scoring trends from last weekend’s action.

# analysis - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays Halfbacks

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

# analysis - Sunday 20 October, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's abysmal opening quarter sets tone for All Blacks hammering Dire Start

Analysis: Ireland's abysmal opening quarter sets tone for All Blacks hammering

Needing to be cool and clinical, Ireland instead delivered their most un-Schmidt like showing.

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