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# analysis - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?
# Analysis
# Analysis

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?

Jan 15th 2019, 10:10 PM 21,580 Views 34 Comments

Her government suffered a monumental defeat.

Stockdale's finishing skills reward Ulster's clever set-piece thinking
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Stockdale's finishing skills reward Ulster's clever set-piece thinking

Jan 15th 2019, 9:45 PM 19,365 Views 11 Comments

The northern province scored three tries from set-piece platforms against Racing 92 last weekend.

Martin O'Neill and the fate of 9 other former Ireland managers
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Martin O'Neill and the fate of 9 other former Ireland managers

Jan 15th 2019, 5:05 PM 30,665 Views 14 Comments

A number of coaches have struggled after leaving the Boys in Green hotseat.

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines
# Fardy Party
From The42
# Fardy Party

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines

Jan 15th 2019, 3:00 PM 24,382 Views 34 Comments

The 34-year-old Australian has been a superb signing for the province.

# analysis - Monday 14 January, 2019

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class
# In Depth
From The42
# In Depth

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Jan 14th 2019, 3:00 PM 29,203 Views 12 Comments

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

# analysis - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Jan 13th 2019, 7:51 PM 12,967 Views 24 Comments

The France international’s sublime pass created the only goal in Man United’s win.

# analysis - Thursday 27 December, 2018

At the halfway point of the Premier League season, is it Liverpool's title to lose?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

At the halfway point of the Premier League season, is it Liverpool's title to lose?

Dec 27th 2018, 5:43 PM 21,211 Views 58 Comments

Recent history suggests the Reds are poised for glory.

# analysis - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

5 problems the new Man United manager needs to solve
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 problems the new Man United manager needs to solve

Dec 19th 2018, 5:13 PM 51,932 Views 28 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced as the interim boss earlier today.

# analysis - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Third season syndrome strikes again: Where next for Jose Mourinho?
# The Special One
From The42
# The Special One

Third season syndrome strikes again: Where next for Jose Mourinho?

Dec 18th 2018, 9:30 PM 27,489 Views 39 Comments

The Special One’s star has diminished after sackings by Chelsea and Man United, with his next move uncertain.

# analysis - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Is Roy Keane a good pundit?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Is Roy Keane a good pundit?

Dec 16th 2018, 9:40 PM 74,268 Views 72 Comments

The former Ireland assistant boss made a rare Sky Sports appearance for Sunday’s Liverpool-Man United fixture.

# analysis - Friday 14 December, 2018

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?
# Debate
# Debate

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?

Dec 14th 2018, 4:21 PM 8,979 Views 33 Comments

The debate around how many people are homeless in Ireland resurfaced again this week.

The Raheem Sterling saga is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Premier League's racism problems
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

The Raheem Sterling saga is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Premier League's racism problems

Dec 14th 2018, 1:34 PM 8,027 Views 10 Comments

Intolerance has been inextricably linked with top-level football for years.

# analysis - Monday 10 December, 2018

Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line
# Class Act
From The42
# Class Act

Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line

Dec 10th 2018, 5:40 PM 19,763 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old scrum-half provided two assists in the southern province’s win over Castres.

# analysis - Friday 7 December, 2018

Is Jose Mourinho's management style out of date?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Is Jose Mourinho's management style out of date?

Dec 7th 2018, 5:09 PM 8,535 Views 10 Comments

Man United are already 16 points behind rivals City, while a top-four spot is looking increasingly improbable.

# analysis - Sunday 25 November, 2018

7 issues the new Ireland manager must address urgently
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

7 issues the new Ireland manager must address urgently

Nov 25th 2018, 12:07 PM 42,140 Views 59 Comments

Mick McCarthy is expected to be unveiled as the Boys in Green’s boss later today.

# analysis - Friday 23 November, 2018

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?

Nov 23rd 2018, 3:06 PM 10,182 Views 10 Comments

Stadium issues and rumours of Christian Eriksen’s imminent departure have undermined the progress made by Spurs of late.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?
# Ruck Stats
From The42
# Ruck Stats

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?

Nov 21st 2018, 1:32 PM 17,962 Views 33 Comments

Devin Toner and captain Rory Best were, typically, the busiest players in this department.

# analysis - Sunday 18 November, 2018

The biggest misconception about the Irish team was exposed again on Thursday night
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The biggest misconception about the Irish team was exposed again on Thursday night

Nov 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 43,853 Views 62 Comments

There was in marked difference in style when the Republic faced the North during the week.

# analysis - Friday 16 November, 2018

Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses

Nov 16th 2018, 9:55 AM 27,763 Views 54 Comments

The Republic of Ireland were involved in a dire 0-0 draw with the North last night.

# analysis - Monday 12 November, 2018

Man City already one of the best Premier League teams ever, but are their achievements tainted?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Man City already one of the best Premier League teams ever, but are their achievements tainted?

Nov 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 6,226 Views 12 Comments

Pep Guardiola’s side have been criticised for their ignorance of Financial Fair Play rules.

'City aren't Man Utd's biggest problem' - Top-four gap now the fear for Neville
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'City aren't Man Utd's biggest problem' - Top-four gap now the fear for Neville

Nov 12th 2018, 12:05 AM 7,283 Views 4 Comments

The Red Devils slipped to a 3-1 defeat against their neighbours at the Etihad Stadium to find themselves lodged eighth in the Premier League table.

# analysis - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet
# Complete
From The42
# Complete

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet

Nov 11th 2018, 5:26 PM 34,839 Views 28 Comments

The 22-year-old second row delivered another superb performance against Argentina.

# analysis - Friday 9 November, 2018

Explosive City allegations overshadow Manchester derby
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Explosive City allegations overshadow Manchester derby

Nov 9th 2018, 7:24 PM 15,398 Views 7 Comments

A four-part Der Spiegel report has accused the club of knowingly deceiving Uefa and breaking Financial Fair Play rules.

# analysis - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Big stage for Larmour to shine, O'Brien back and one unlucky lock misses out
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Big stage for Larmour to shine, O'Brien back and one unlucky lock misses out

Nov 8th 2018, 5:05 PM 30,961 Views 55 Comments

The All Blacks loom large as Joe Schmidt named his team to face Argentina.

Juventus fail to justify Champions League favourites tag amid collapse at home to United
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Juventus fail to justify Champions League favourites tag amid collapse at home to United

Nov 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 6,876 Views 6 Comments

The reigning Serie A champions suffered a shock loss in Turin to Jose Mourinho’s side.

# analysis - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Donald Trump is obsessed with 'winning', so what would losing the midterms mean for him?
# A House Divided
# A House Divided

Donald Trump is obsessed with 'winning', so what would losing the midterms mean for him?

Nov 3rd 2018, 8:00 AM 21,697 Views 65 Comments

Would the US President care, and should he?

# analysis - Friday 2 November, 2018

It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example

Nov 2nd 2018, 4:51 PM 10,496 Views 7 Comments

On week when Raheem Sterling reportedly agreed a new £300,000-a-week deal, more focus needs to be put on how the sport spends its vast sums.

# analysis - Friday 26 October, 2018

Is Mauricio Pochettino doing the best job of all the Premier League managers?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Is Mauricio Pochettino doing the best job of all the Premier League managers?

Oct 26th 2018, 5:45 PM 6,495 Views 13 Comments

The Spurs boss has led his side to their best-ever Premier League start.

# analysis - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Toulouse's stunning winning try against Leinster started with clever homework
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Toulouse's stunning winning try against Leinster started with clever homework

Oct 23rd 2018, 11:49 AM 10,518 Views 28 Comments

Louis-Benoît Madaule turned a Leinster trait against them.

# analysis - Saturday 20 October, 2018

As College Green plaza comes to a shuddering halt, we must ask why we can't put ideas into action
# Analysis
# Analysis

As College Green plaza comes to a shuddering halt, we must ask why we can't put ideas into action

Oct 20th 2018, 9:01 AM 20,397 Views 65 Comments

The plan was long talked about but hit a major planning roadblock this week.

# analysis - Friday 19 October, 2018

Jose Mourinho bids to avoid equalling David Moyes-era record
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Jose Mourinho bids to avoid equalling David Moyes-era record

Oct 19th 2018, 5:40 PM 8,270 Views 9 Comments

The Red Devils are facing a formidable run of games in the coming weeks.

# analysis - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Sacking Martin O'Neill would be a short-term solution to a long-term problem
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Sacking Martin O'Neill would be a short-term solution to a long-term problem

Oct 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 18,792 Views 59 Comments

The ultimate results manager has overseen a run of just one victory in his last nine matches.

# analysis - Monday 15 October, 2018

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Wales in the Nations League tomorrow?
# Team Selection
From The42
# Team Selection

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Wales in the Nations League tomorrow?

Oct 15th 2018, 9:25 PM 30,590 Views 39 Comments

Martin O’Neill has some tough calls to make following Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Denmark.

# analysis - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Have the Irish public fallen out of love with the national team?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Have the Irish public fallen out of love with the national team?

Oct 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 40,010 Views 59 Comments

There were pockets of empty seats for Ireland’s game with Denmark at the Aviva Stadium last night.

# analysis - Friday 12 October, 2018

Doherty in the starting XI against Denmark, a Preston duo up front and more Nations League talking points
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Doherty in the starting XI against Denmark, a Preston duo up front and more Nations League talking points

Oct 12th 2018, 5:44 PM 15,486 Views 12 Comments

Ireland need to steady the ship in this week’s Nations League double-header, which begins against Denmark in Dublin tomorrow.

# analysis - Sunday 7 October, 2018

It's all gone wrong for Emmanuel Macron
# Elysée Palace
# Elysée Palace

It's all gone wrong for Emmanuel Macron

Oct 7th 2018, 10:00 PM 66,574 Views 52 Comments

Less than a year-and-a-half since the election, his presidency is floundering.

# analysis - Friday 5 October, 2018

Top-of-the-table clash: Title contenders prepare to battle as Liverpool welcome Guardiola's champions to Anfield
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Top-of-the-table clash: Title contenders prepare to battle as Liverpool welcome Guardiola's champions to Anfield

Oct 5th 2018, 4:07 PM 3,364 Views 4 Comments

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola face off at Anfield in a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash on Sunday.

# analysis - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Introducing our new podcast, Heineken Rugby Weekly on The42
# Kicking Off
From The42
# Kicking Off

Introducing our new podcast, Heineken Rugby Weekly on The42

Oct 4th 2018, 6:33 PM 14,027 Views 16 Comments

Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne got stuck in with Ryan Bailey as the rugby season hots up.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Nurmagomedov's ability to implement gameplan can tip balance in his favour
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Nurmagomedov's ability to implement gameplan can tip balance in his favour

Oct 3rd 2018, 9:30 PM 27,536 Views 32 Comments

Professional fighter Joseph Duffy breaks down the meeting of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

# analysis - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics
# Analysis
# Analysis

Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics

Sep 29th 2018, 8:51 AM 25,250 Views 68 Comments

The President’s opponents were shown the scale of the challenge they face.