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# 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 3,111 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 30,648 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 16,666 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 6,950 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 26,445 Views 14 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 9,163 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 6,029 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 8,351 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 9,337 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 3,745 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 17,759 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 6,848 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 8,235 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 3,438 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 27,279 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 5,440 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 21,901 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 14,350 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 6,963 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 35,550 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 5,305 Views 3 Comments

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

# analysis - Monday 16 August, 2021

Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility

Aug 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 5,885 Views 0 Comments

The former Dundalk analyst will be breaking down the weekend’s big Premier League game this season.

# analysis - Friday 13 August, 2021

5 key questions as the new Premier League season begins
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 key questions as the new Premier League season begins

Aug 13th 2021, 6:02 PM 4,610 Views 3 Comments

Will Virgil van Dijk retain his world-class status and other talking points.

# analysis - Monday 9 August, 2021

Video analysis: How the Springboks ground out a series win against the Lions
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Video analysis: How the Springboks ground out a series win against the Lions

Updated Aug 9th 2021, 12:03 PM 13,131 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Toolan joined Murray Kinsella in the analysis room after Saturday’s third and final Lions Test.

# analysis - Monday 12 July, 2021

Chiellini and Bonucci get the glory their careers deserve as Southgate's defensive tactics fail to pay off
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Chiellini and Bonucci get the glory their careers deserve as Southgate's defensive tactics fail to pay off

Jul 12th 2021, 5:00 AM 8,328 Views 6 Comments

Plus, the best team won, but did the superior squad lose?

# analysis - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Why do Irish fans root against England?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Why do Irish fans root against England?

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 16,131 Views 59 Comments

As they prepare for a quarter-final against Ukraine, some critics are tipping the Three Lions for success at Euro 2020.

# analysis - Monday 28 June, 2021

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row

Jun 28th 2021, 7:33 PM 10,162 Views 6 Comments

The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.

# analysis - Monday 14 June, 2021

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards

Jun 14th 2021, 3:06 PM 1,284 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella break down the 37-man group on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# analysis - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points

Jun 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,885 Views 41 Comments

Tuesday night’s match in Budapest finished scoreless.

# analysis - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points

Jun 3rd 2021, 9:08 PM 35,984 Views 29 Comments

Plus, Troy Parrott and Jason Knight show their potential for the future.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 12,889 Views 14 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

# analysis - Friday 16 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 321 Views 0 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

# analysis - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

Apr 15th 2021, 12:04 PM 37,474 Views 48 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,099 Views 3 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

# analysis - Saturday 10 April, 2021

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
# Analysis
# Analysis

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 36,144 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

# analysis - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 31,065 Views 31 Comments

While problems remain, the Boys in Green produced an improved display against Qatar on Tuesday.

# analysis - Sunday 28 March, 2021

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time

Mar 28th 2021, 9:00 AM 20,180 Views 47 Comments

The Irish team suffered a humiliating defeat at home to Luxembourg on Saturday night,

# analysis - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:51 PM 7,414 Views 7 Comments

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday no stone would be left unturned during the inquest.

# analysis - Sunday 21 March, 2021

'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart

Mar 21st 2021, 12:00 PM 44,245 Views 23 Comments

Ireland scored excellent tries through Keith Earls and Jack Conan, and nearly had a beautiful third.

# analysis - Friday 12 March, 2021

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,945 Views 11 Comments

At 32, Sergio Aguero appears to be on the verge of a Manchester City exit.

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