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#Big call

# big-call - Friday 8 January, 2021

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,798 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

# big-call - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Governments will step in and make call on Italy-England game
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

Governments will step in and make call on Italy-England game

Feb 27th 2020, 10:20 AM 5,409 Views 10 Comments

March 14 game between the two countries remains on for now – but the Italian and British governments will have the final say.

# big-call - Friday 21 February, 2020

Eddie Jones hands Joseph first-ever Test start on the wing against Ireland
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

Eddie Jones hands Joseph first-ever Test start on the wing against Ireland

Feb 21st 2020, 11:13 AM 18,423 Views 34 Comments

Manu Tuilagi, Courtney Lawes, Ben Youngs, and Joe Marler all start for England too.

# big-call - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney

Jan 28th 2020, 3:38 PM 33,914 Views 49 Comments

The Ireland boss feels the Munster scrum-half is in great form.

# big-call - Monday 15 July, 2019

Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby

Jul 15th 2019, 10:50 AM 6,292 Views 5 Comments

Alan Kelly appeared to overrule his linesman in a sequence of play, which led to the home side’s crucial second-half goal.

# big-call - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'He has played 10 games in a row' - Sarri defends benching Hazard for Europa League tie
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

'He has played 10 games in a row' - Sarri defends benching Hazard for Europa League tie

May 2nd 2019, 11:20 PM 4,266 Views 4 Comments

The Belgian was introduced for Willian in the second half of their first-leg draw against Eintracht Frankfurt.

# big-call - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'If Tadhg hadn't stayed down, the referee might not have reversed the penalty'
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

'If Tadhg hadn't stayed down, the referee might not have reversed the penalty'

Apr 3rd 2019, 1:47 PM 13,713 Views 79 Comments

Conor Murray believes Pascal Gauzere was correct to reverse a pivotal penalty in Munster’s favour at Murrayfield on Saturday.

# big-call - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

James Ryan set to start for Ireland as McGrath and Carbery make the bench
# Big Calls
From The42
# Big Calls

James Ryan set to start for Ireland as McGrath and Carbery make the bench

Jan 31st 2018, 6:36 PM 40,945 Views 112 Comments

Josh van der Flier appears to have won the race to start on the openside.

# big-call - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'
# 31
From The42
# 31

Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'

Oct 12th 2017, 5:18 PM 8,892 Views 7 Comments

The striker has enjoyed a productive opening to his time at Old Trafford, and Mikael Silvestre has tipped him for bigger things.

# big-call - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

2011 All-Ireland football winning boss Pat Gilroy named new Dublin hurling manager
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

2011 All-Ireland football winning boss Pat Gilroy named new Dublin hurling manager

Oct 11th 2017, 8:24 AM 22,582 Views 31 Comments

Gilroy will turn his attention to the small ball on a three-year term.

# big-call - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'Is he going to make the tackle anyway?' Sexton and Leinster left to ponder massive TMO call in Lyon
# 10 Point Swing
From The42
# 10 Point Swing

'Is he going to make the tackle anyway?' Sexton and Leinster left to ponder massive TMO call in Lyon

Apr 23rd 2017, 5:32 PM 18,885 Views 25 Comments

Fergus McFadden cut through a gap that looked set to give Leinster a lead in Lyon.

# big-call - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

No decision from Schmidt as Heaslip urges Ireland boss to stay for 2019
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

No decision from Schmidt as Heaslip urges Ireland boss to stay for 2019

Aug 10th 2016, 6:15 AM 6,822 Views 8 Comments

Schmidt is considering a return to his native New Zealand next summer.

# big-call - Monday 8 August, 2016

'He has embarrassed him in front of his supporters' - criticism of Mourinho's Mata decision
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

'He has embarrassed him in front of his supporters' - criticism of Mourinho's Mata decision

Aug 8th 2016, 10:33 AM 17,563 Views 29 Comments

BBC pundit Danny Murphy didn’t think the decision was right from the Manchester United boss.

# big-call - Friday 17 June, 2016

With Walters missing, who will come into the Ireland team to face Belgium?
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

With Walters missing, who will come into the Ireland team to face Belgium?

Jun 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 8,215 Views 22 Comments

Martin O’Neill must weigh up which of his players would be best-suited to replacing the injured forward.

# big-call - Monday 13 June, 2016

Walters named in Ireland's team to face Sweden at Euro 2016
# First XI
From The42
# First XI

Walters named in Ireland's team to face Sweden at Euro 2016

Jun 13th 2016, 3:50 PM 21,071 Views 25 Comments

The starting line-up as been announced ahead of kick-off.

# big-call - Monday 9 May, 2016

'I thought it was a mistake on Diarmuid's behalf' - Waterford boss on late free
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

'I thought it was a mistake on Diarmuid's behalf' - Waterford boss on late free

May 9th 2016, 11:56 AM 9,350 Views 25 Comments

Should Tony Kelly have been awarded a free? Derek McGrath didn’t think so.

# big-call - Friday 18 March, 2016

Schmidt to decide on his future with Ireland after South Africa tour
# Family Matters
From The42
# Family Matters

Schmidt to decide on his future with Ireland after South Africa tour

Mar 18th 2016, 8:00 AM 23,463 Views 55 Comments

The Ireland head coach must make a call on whether to extend his contract until 2019.

# big-call - Thursday 24 December, 2015

The Impossible 'Would You Rather' Irish Christmas Food Quiz
# Big Decisions
From The Daily Edge
# Big Decisions

The Impossible 'Would You Rather' Irish Christmas Food Quiz

Dec 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 11,791 Views 5 Comments

You have some hypothetical calls to make. And they are not easy.

# big-call - Sunday 13 December, 2015

This is the penalty Anthony Foley was furious about after Munster's defeat
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

This is the penalty Anthony Foley was furious about after Munster's defeat

Dec 13th 2015, 3:02 PM 21,867 Views 26 Comments

Romain Poite left the Munster coach deeply annoyed.

# big-call - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Munster coach Foley says referee Poite's decision was 'nothing short of a disgrace'
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

Munster coach Foley says referee Poite's decision was 'nothing short of a disgrace'

Dec 12th 2015, 11:00 PM 20,023 Views 41 Comments

The southern province’s head coach was deeply unhappy after his side’s 31-19 defeat at Thomond Park.

# big-call - Saturday 26 September, 2015

England captain Robshaw says final penalty call 'comes down to myself'
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

England captain Robshaw says final penalty call 'comes down to myself'

Sep 26th 2015, 11:08 PM 11,050 Views 24 Comments

England had a late penalty they could have kicked at the posts.

# big-call - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

'I know it was a contentious decision. Would I have given a penalty? I am not sure.'
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

'I know it was a contentious decision. Would I have given a penalty? I am not sure.'

Jul 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 11,470 Views 5 Comments

The Kerry forward saw his side get a stroke of luck in the drawn game and then they capitalised in the replay.

# big-call - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Carragher and Ince have picked their all-time Ireland XIs -- and there's one very big omission
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Carragher and Ince have picked their all-time Ireland XIs -- and there's one very big omission

Jun 2nd 2015, 9:50 PM 25,576 Views 32 Comments

On the back of their all-time Liverpool-Man United side, they’ve had a crack at the best-ever Irish team.

# big-call - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum
# Big Call
# Big Call

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum

Mar 25th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,634 Views 217 Comments

The independent senator will be voting No and guesses that most of his colleagues will join him.

# big-call - Friday 20 March, 2015

Ince: Gerrard is like a comfort blanket - and I'd play him against United
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

Ince: Gerrard is like a comfort blanket - and I'd play him against United

Mar 20th 2015, 11:00 AM 3,365 Views 3 Comments

Liverpool are in form, but can Rodgers really afford to leave Gerrard out?

# big-call - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

A former England international's son has opted to declare for Ireland
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

A former England international's son has opted to declare for Ireland

Mar 10th 2015, 11:42 AM 12,744 Views 13 Comments

Martin Keown’s young lad is in Noel King’s latest U21 squad.

# big-call - Saturday 14 June, 2014

English optimism grows as reports suggest Raheem Sterling will start against Italy
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

English optimism grows as reports suggest Raheem Sterling will start against Italy

Jun 14th 2014, 8:56 PM 4,210 Views 5 Comments

Liverpool youngster given the nod by Roy Hodgson and expected to play behind Daniel Sturridge.

# big-call - Thursday 27 February, 2014

McIlroy still undecided between Ireland and Great Britain for 2016 Olympics
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

McIlroy still undecided between Ireland and Great Britain for 2016 Olympics

Feb 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,750 Views 28 Comments

Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell warns that it’s ‘a very touchy subject.’

# big-call - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

VIDEO: Luis Nani's controversial red card, Fergie's apoplectic reaction
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

VIDEO: Luis Nani's controversial red card, Fergie's apoplectic reaction

Mar 5th 2013, 9:23 PM 27,354 Views 194 Comments

Manchester United were not happy following the referee’s game-changing decision.

# big-call - Monday 1 August, 2011

Poll: who do you think will be crowned All-Ireland football champions?
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

Poll: who do you think will be crowned All-Ireland football champions?

Aug 1st 2011, 10:29 AM 1,808 Views 20 Comments

We’re down to the final five in the race for September glory. Who do you fancy to take Sam?