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# analysis - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width
# Breakdown
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# Breakdown

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width

Jan 11th 2022, 9:26 PM 17,364 Views 7 Comments

Man United came away with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup last night, but they were fortunate to do so.

# analysis - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world

Dec 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 27,063 Views 12 Comments

The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.

# analysis - Friday 10 December, 2021

Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?

Dec 10th 2021, 7:09 PM 5,609 Views 15 Comments

The Liverpool legend makes his return to Anfield as Aston Villa manager this weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United
# Work To Be Done
From The42
# Work To Be Done

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United

Nov 30th 2021, 11:08 AM 3,857 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the arrival the Red Devils’ newly-appointed interim manager.

# analysis - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 33,090 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland lock has made a big impact since joining in January.

# analysis - Monday 22 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass
# Relentless
From The42
# Relentless

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:34 PM 28,316 Views 13 Comments

Shane Keegan examines how Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantled Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday.

# analysis - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Analysing all 20 Ireland games of the Stephen Kenny era
# Review
From The42
# Review

Analysing all 20 Ireland games of the Stephen Kenny era

Nov 20th 2021, 6:50 AM 13,215 Views 4 Comments

The team have looked rejuvenated of late, after a tough start.

# analysis - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 2:32 PM 12,869 Views 9 Comments

The Boys in Green eventually got their just rewards against Luxembourg to end the World Cup qualification campaign on a positive note, writes Shane Keegan.

# analysis - Monday 15 November, 2021

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues

Nov 15th 2021, 7:59 PM 28,604 Views 6 Comments

Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.

# analysis - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton

Nov 14th 2021, 5:12 PM 38,723 Views 9 Comments

With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.

# analysis - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Ireland's dynamic midfield duo turn heads against Ronaldo, Fernandes and co
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

Ireland's dynamic midfield duo turn heads against Ronaldo, Fernandes and co

Nov 11th 2021, 10:30 PM 10,995 Views 2 Comments

Josh Cullen and Jeff Hendrick put in a massive shift.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby
# Red V Blue
From The42
# Red V Blue

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby

Nov 9th 2021, 9:50 AM 3,092 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan analyses the brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s side in their 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

# analysis - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape

Nov 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,722 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side scored nine tries as they dismantled Japan in Dublin.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

What will Ireland have picked out from Japan's only game since July?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

What will Ireland have picked out from Japan's only game since July?

Nov 3rd 2021, 8:30 PM 5,594 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown’s side are incisive and intelligent in attack.

# analysis - Monday 1 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Man United bounce back against awful Spurs... but it may have come at a cost
# Change In Formation
From The42
# Change In Formation

Tactics Board: Man United bounce back against awful Spurs... but it may have come at a cost

Nov 1st 2021, 3:56 PM 6,883 Views 2 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to switch to 5-3-2 brought some defensive solidity on Saturday evening, writes Shane Keegan.

# analysis - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win

Updated Oct 28th 2021, 12:06 PM 11,937 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 2-1 victory in Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup qualifier.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done
# One Sided Affair
From The42
# One Sided Affair

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done

Oct 26th 2021, 12:10 PM 7,981 Views 3 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down where it went wrong for the increasingly under pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.

# analysis - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading
# Analysis
# Analysis

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading

Oct 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,491 Views 177 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups suggest that vaccines aren’t working – but the data shows otherwise.

# analysis - Friday 22 October, 2021

Can a manager and a pundit be too close?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Can a manager and a pundit be too close?

Oct 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 7,752 Views 12 Comments

Several ex-Man United players have recently been criticised for their continual defence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

# analysis - Friday 15 October, 2021

Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right

Oct 15th 2021, 1:00 PM 3,174 Views 10 Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) are behind the £300 million deal.

# analysis - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract

Oct 13th 2021, 7:30 AM 30,905 Views 55 Comments

The manager oversaw an impressive win against Qatar at the Aviva Stadium last night.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby

Oct 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 17,026 Views 2 Comments

Munster, Bristol, and the Dragons delivered some smart examples last weekend.

# analysis - Monday 11 October, 2021

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team

Oct 11th 2021, 4:35 PM 6,973 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the first competitive win of the Stephen Kenny era.

# analysis - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Ireland legends should not interpret Stephen Kenny's philosophy as a slight on them
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland legends should not interpret Stephen Kenny's philosophy as a slight on them

Oct 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,512 Views 15 Comments

There is a sharp contrast between how many journalists and ex-players perceive the current regime.

# analysis - Monday 4 October, 2021

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport
# Errors
From The42
# Errors

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport

Oct 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,193 Views 8 Comments

The Irish province scored just once despite 16 visits to the Dragons 22.

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic

Oct 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 6,072 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the standout Premier League game of the weekend, between title rivals Liverpool and Man City.

# analysis - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Analysis: Sexton and Leinster start the season in slick, sharp form
# Variety
From The42
# Variety

Analysis: Sexton and Leinster start the season in slick, sharp form

Sep 28th 2021, 7:03 PM 8,386 Views 2 Comments

There was fluidity and variety to the province’s attacking play in a strong win over the Bulls.

# analysis - Monday 27 September, 2021

'He was exceptionally good and picked up where he left off'
# VDF
From The42
# VDF

'He was exceptionally good and picked up where he left off'

Sep 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,346 Views 6 Comments

Josh van der Flier was named player of the week on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City

Sep 27th 2021, 3:28 PM 3,788 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down Saturday’s meeting of two title contenders at Stamford Bridge.

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 3:16 PM 17,820 Views 13 Comments

Featuring fly goalkeepers, high-scoring hurling and gegenpressing.

# analysis - Friday 17 September, 2021

Is this the strongest Premier League ever?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Is this the strongest Premier League ever?

Sep 17th 2021, 5:29 PM 6,909 Views 7 Comments

The financial might of England’s top clubs is in stark contrast with the struggles of other European sides, writes Paul Fennessy.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Scoring statistics continue to haunt Mayo on the biggest stage as they chase All-Ireland title
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Scoring statistics continue to haunt Mayo on the biggest stage as they chase All-Ireland title

Sep 14th 2021, 6:21 PM 8,321 Views 8 Comments

Goals conceded and missed continue to hurt Mayo at the final hurdle.

# analysis - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia

Sep 8th 2021, 5:16 PM 3,451 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan looks back at Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

By now, debating who the Irish manager should be feels almost beside the point
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

By now, debating who the Irish manager should be feels almost beside the point

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 12:00 PM 27,336 Views 40 Comments

The scrutiny of Stephen Kenny’s future has intensified in recent days.

# analysis - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 5,470 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down last night’s bitterly disappointing loss in the Algarve.

Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 3:02 PM 21,933 Views 22 Comments

A young Irish side came agonisingly close to upsetting Fernando Santos’ men.

# analysis - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?
# Analysis
# Analysis

What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?

Aug 31st 2021, 11:48 AM 14,395 Views 19 Comments

How to get Kabul’s airport running again, a lack of trust in the Taliban, and serious economic holes are among the main issues.

# analysis - Monday 30 August, 2021

Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea

Aug 30th 2021, 1:49 PM 6,982 Views 8 Comments

Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield.

# analysis - Friday 27 August, 2021

What now for Harry Kane?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

What now for Harry Kane?

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 8:03 PM 35,570 Views 28 Comments

The England striker confirmed he was staying at Tottenham earlier this week, after failing to secure a move to Man City.

# analysis - Friday 20 August, 2021

Can Ireland's Shane Duffy maintain his status as a Premier League regular?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Can Ireland's Shane Duffy maintain his status as a Premier League regular?

Aug 20th 2021, 4:27 PM 5,410 Views 3 Comments

The defender returned to the Brighton team and produced a man-of-the-match display last week.

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