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# analysis - Sunday 9 February, 2020

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

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

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

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

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.

# analysis - Thursday 17 October, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo? Details

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?

It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.

# analysis - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 Aaron Connolly's big night ruined, as Ireland's lack of quality catches up with them Analysis

Aaron Connolly's big night ruined, as Ireland's lack of quality catches up with them

Mick McCarthy said beforehand that he didn’t feel any great sense of belief from those in the pre-match press conference. This 90 minutes showed why, writes David Sneyd.

# analysis - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From The42 Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long Analysis

Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long

Mick McCarthy’s side could only draw with Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday.

# analysis - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From The42 Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points Analysis

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.

# analysis - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

From The42 2019 the year when Man United-Arsenal jumped the shark Analysis

2019 the year when Man United-Arsenal jumped the shark

Their tepid match at Old Trafford last night was a stark reminder of how far the two clubs have fallen.

# analysis - Sunday 29 September, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland gave up a 12-3 lead to be shocked by Japan Deep Dive

Analysis: How Ireland gave up a 12-3 lead to be shocked by Japan

We take a look at the litany of Irish errors that allowed Japan’s brilliance to flourish.

# analysis - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win Class Act

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win

The scrum-half kicked 14 times against Scotland in Sunday’s World Cup clash.

From The42 Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts Ruck Stats

Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts

Joe Schmidt’s men were largely efficient with their clearouts and turned over lots of Scottish possession.

# analysis - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down In Depth

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

# analysis - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks Transition

Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks

The Kiwis won the game in an incredible flurry of world-class transition play.

# analysis - Friday 20 September, 2019

From The42 Will Frank Lampard get the patience he requires at Chelsea? Analysis

Will Frank Lampard get the patience he requires at Chelsea?

The Blues face a stiff test against Liverpool this weekend amid an inconsistent start to the season.

# analysis - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'

70% of Irish farms are heavily reliant on direct payments, a new analysis has found.

# analysis - Saturday 14 September, 2019

From The42 Could Jack Byrne become Ireland's next divisive creative player? Analysis

Could Jack Byrne become Ireland's next divisive creative player?

The Shamrock Rovers star impressed in a friendly against Bulgaria on Tuesday.

# analysis - Friday 13 September, 2019

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston

It was a debate with few shocks and, when the dust settled, the three frontrunnners had solidified their positions, writes Larry Donnelly.

# analysis - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance

James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.

# analysis - Monday 9 September, 2019

From The42 10 seconds that show why Rob Kearney is so important to Schmidt's Ireland Analysis

10 seconds that show why Rob Kearney is so important to Schmidt's Ireland

The 33-year-old fullback looks to be in excellent physical condition ahead of the World Cup.

# analysis - Friday 6 September, 2019

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.