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#talking point

# talking-point - Sunday 25 September, 2022

Is too much made of Ireland's lack of Premier League starters?
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Is too much made of Ireland's lack of Premier League starters?

Sun 8:45 AM 9,391 Views 10 Comments

There were just two top-flight regulars in Stephen Kenny’s team to face Scotland.

# talking-point - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Erling Haaland battle will be the latest test of Nathan Collins' true potential
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Erling Haaland battle will be the latest test of Nathan Collins' true potential

Sep 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,865 Views 6 Comments

As one of Ireland’s brightest hopes faces the most devastating striker in the Premier League, just how high is the Leixlip native’s glass ceiling?

# talking-point - Saturday 10 September, 2022

Premier League fails to grasp football's true purpose with decision to postpone games
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Premier League fails to grasp football's true purpose with decision to postpone games

Updated Sep 10th 2022, 12:11 PM 46,921 Views 0 Comments

All of the weekend’s football in England has been called off, but other sports will play on.

# talking-point - Saturday 3 September, 2022

Crazy summer spending exposes the Premier League for the TV show that it is
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Crazy summer spending exposes the Premier League for the TV show that it is

Sep 3rd 2022, 7:30 AM 8,767 Views 7 Comments

Premier League clubs spent almost £2 billion between them over the summer.

# talking-point - Thursday 1 September, 2022

Perception matters as Brendan Rodgers finds passing of time could soon leave him behind
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Perception matters as Brendan Rodgers finds passing of time could soon leave him behind

Sep 1st 2022, 8:00 AM 7,007 Views 3 Comments

With Leicester City in a rut, games against Manchester United and Brighton this week provide stark reminder of how quickly tide can turn.

# talking-point - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo dilemma contains echoes of Roy Keane's infamous Old Trafford exit
# Uncertainty
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# Uncertainty

Cristiano Ronaldo dilemma contains echoes of Roy Keane's infamous Old Trafford exit

Aug 27th 2022, 8:30 AM 11,608 Views 6 Comments

The Man United star was dropped for last Monday’s match with Liverpool.

# talking-point - Saturday 20 August, 2022

Erik ten Hag already showing signs of struggle amid the Man United omnishambles
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Erik ten Hag already showing signs of struggle amid the Man United omnishambles

Aug 20th 2022, 3:08 PM 45,136 Views 31 Comments

Can the former Ajax manager find success in a dysfunctional sporting strucutre?

# talking-point - Saturday 13 August, 2022

No hiding place for Steven Gerrard as pressure intensifies at Aston Villa
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From The42
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No hiding place for Steven Gerrard as pressure intensifies at Aston Villa

Aug 13th 2022, 7:30 AM 9,868 Views 4 Comments

Gerrard’s Villa started with a terrible loss to promoted Bournemouth, and he is under scrutiny having stripped Tyrone Mings of the captaincy.

# talking-point - Friday 5 August, 2022

Will the gamble of buying Erling Haaland backfire for Man City?
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From The42
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Will the gamble of buying Erling Haaland backfire for Man City?

Updated Aug 5th 2022, 12:53 PM 25,735 Views 24 Comments

The Norwegian striker is unlike any other forwards City have signed,

# talking-point - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Ireland's man of the match wants more
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Ireland's man of the match wants more

Updated Jun 15th 2022, 8:33 AM 21,388 Views 17 Comments

21-year-old Nathan Collins shone in his side’s draw with Ukraine.

# talking-point - Friday 20 May, 2022

History is likely to repeat itself on Sunday, but don't rule out final-day drama
# Title Race
From The42
# Title Race

History is likely to repeat itself on Sunday, but don't rule out final-day drama

May 20th 2022, 3:02 PM 4,011 Views 2 Comments

While Manchester City and Liverpool would both be worthy Premier League champions, there could yet be a faller at the last, writes John Brewin.

# talking-point - Friday 6 May, 2022

Clubs embrace chaos as survival fight reaches a dramatic conclusion
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Clubs embrace chaos as survival fight reaches a dramatic conclusion

May 6th 2022, 3:15 PM 2,337 Views 1 Comment

Everton, Leeds United and Burnley all face relegation with varying degrees of consequence waiting for them.

# talking-point - Friday 29 April, 2022

Gerrard has failed to inspire at Aston Villa but surely he will avoid relegation catastrophe?
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From The42
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Gerrard has failed to inspire at Aston Villa but surely he will avoid relegation catastrophe?

Apr 29th 2022, 4:00 PM 8,413 Views 7 Comments

“I’m concerned about Villa every minute of every day and I’ll continue to be concerned and focused for every minute moving forward.”

# talking-point - Friday 22 April, 2022

Ten Hag's power will only diminish from this point, it's why he must be decisive
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From The42
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Ten Hag's power will only diminish from this point, it's why he must be decisive

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:00 PM 4,415 Views 3 Comments

Time is already against the new Manchester United manager if he is to be successful at Old Trafford, but so much is still out of his hands.

# talking-point - Friday 15 April, 2022

Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?
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Do Pep and Klopp really need a Treble to surpass Ferguson's achievements?

Apr 15th 2022, 12:00 PM 6,585 Views 12 Comments

Man City and Liverpool meet in the FA Cup semi-final, and it will see one club’s hopes of matching United’s historic success of 1999 come to an end.

# talking-point - Friday 8 April, 2022

Believe the hype - Sunday's showdown could ultimately decide the title race
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Believe the hype - Sunday's showdown could ultimately decide the title race

Apr 8th 2022, 7:54 PM 1,879 Views 0 Comments

Man City host Liverpool in a top-of-the-table clash, with both sides in superb form.

# talking-point - Friday 1 April, 2022

England tried to destroy Beckham, now United fans must stand by Maguire
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England tried to destroy Beckham, now United fans must stand by Maguire

Apr 1st 2022, 4:00 PM 9,443 Views 14 Comments

Hearing Old Trafford back their captain could also be the catalyst for a turning point in what has been a disastrous 10-month spell in his club career,

# talking-point - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Ireland's most-talked-about hot prospect delivers on the big stage
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Ireland's most-talked-about hot prospect delivers on the big stage

Mar 30th 2022, 12:12 PM 21,686 Views 8 Comments

Troy Parrott came off the bench to rescue the Boys in Green and prevent a familiar failure.

# talking-point - Friday 18 March, 2022

How the Super League, Smith-Rowe and status quo fuels simmering rivalry
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How the Super League, Smith-Rowe and status quo fuels simmering rivalry

Mar 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 3,909 Views 0 Comments

Aston Villa host Arsenal tomorrow with the Villa Park hierarchy knowing they must halt Gunners’ Champions League charge.

# talking-point - Friday 11 March, 2022

The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop
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From The42
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The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop

Updated Mar 11th 2022, 3:02 PM 66,325 Views 29 Comments

The Corkonian made headlines again for his criticisms of Man United after their defeat by City.

# talking-point - Friday 4 March, 2022

Is Roman Abramovich the most influential figure in Premier League history?
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From The42
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Is Roman Abramovich the most influential figure in Premier League history?

Mar 4th 2022, 8:10 PM 4,583 Views 8 Comments

The Russian oligarch announced he was selling Chelsea earlier this week.

# talking-point - Friday 18 February, 2022

Has Man United's Cristiano Ronaldo gamble failed?
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From The42
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Has Man United's Cristiano Ronaldo gamble failed?

Feb 18th 2022, 2:44 PM 5,801 Views 4 Comments

The Portuguese star has shone individually, but his team are going backwards.

# talking-point - Friday 11 February, 2022

To succeed as a manager, Roy Keane must show that the perception is not the reality
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From The42
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To succeed as a manager, Roy Keane must show that the perception is not the reality

Feb 11th 2022, 1:00 PM 9,109 Views 2 Comments

The Man United legend reportedly turned down the chance to become Sunderland manager earlier this week.

# talking-point - Friday 4 February, 2022

Frank Lampard is a risky appointment for Everton - but anyone else would have been a risk at such a messy club
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From The42
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Frank Lampard is a risky appointment for Everton - but anyone else would have been a risk at such a messy club

Feb 4th 2022, 5:01 PM 4,303 Views 3 Comments

The Chelsea hero begins live on Merseyside with a Cup tie against Brentford tomorrow.

# talking-point - Friday 21 January, 2022

Does Matt Doherty have a future at Tottenham?
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From The42
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Does Matt Doherty have a future at Tottenham?

Jan 21st 2022, 1:00 PM 8,617 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland international impressed after coming off the bench against Leicester in midweek.

# talking-point - Friday 14 January, 2022

5 Irish players that could make a Premier League breakthrough in 2022
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From The42
# Great Expectations

5 Irish players that could make a Premier League breakthrough in 2022

Jan 14th 2022, 1:00 PM 9,946 Views 0 Comments

Evan Ferguson and others close to getting game time in the top flight.

# talking-point - Friday 17 December, 2021

Liverpool and others are effectively being punished for their high vaccine uptake
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Liverpool and others are effectively being punished for their high vaccine uptake

Dec 17th 2021, 1:12 PM 9,265 Views 23 Comments

A high number of fixtures in England have been postponed owing to Covid outbreaks.

# talking-point - 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 5,894 Views 15 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 3 December, 2021

There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far
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From The42
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There's just one obvious candidate for Premier League player of the season so far

Dec 3rd 2021, 4:58 PM 5,355 Views 5 Comments

Mo Salah has been in blistering form for Liverpool.

# talking-point - Friday 26 November, 2021

Are Chelsea a better team without Romelu Lukaku?
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From The42
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Are Chelsea a better team without Romelu Lukaku?

Nov 26th 2021, 1:00 PM 5,846 Views 4 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo has greatly imbalanced Manchester United, but has Lukaku had a similar effect on the European Champions?

# talking-point - Monday 15 November, 2021

The Stephen Kenny debate was never really about Stephen Kenny
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The Stephen Kenny debate was never really about Stephen Kenny

Nov 15th 2021, 12:00 PM 26,419 Views 33 Comments

The Ireland manager is beginning to silence even the most ardent sceptics with a series of improved displays from the team.

# talking-point - Friday 12 November, 2021

Last night proved one thing - we do have the players
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Last night proved one thing - we do have the players

Nov 12th 2021, 12:00 PM 23,311 Views 33 Comments

Ireland earned a creditable draw and could easily have beaten a Portugal team featuring Cristiano Ronaldo.

# talking-point - Friday 29 October, 2021

Man United's misguided idea of football is what leaves them so far behind Liverpool
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Man United's misguided idea of football is what leaves them so far behind Liverpool

Oct 29th 2021, 1:52 PM 8,408 Views 15 Comments

Last weekend’s humiliating 5-0 defeat has left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a tenuous position.

# talking-point - Friday 22 October, 2021

Can a manager and a pundit be too close?
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From The42
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Can a manager and a pundit be too close?

Oct 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 7,830 Views 12 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 15 October, 2021

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

Oct 15th 2021, 1:00 PM 3,332 Views 10 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 1 October, 2021

Don't blame Solskjaer if he's out of his depth at United - blame the club
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From The42
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Don't blame Solskjaer if he's out of his depth at United - blame the club

Oct 1st 2021, 2:43 PM 8,298 Views 14 Comments

United have been too easy to play against this season and are on course to finish behind all three of their title rivals.

# talking-point - Friday 24 September, 2021

Harry Kane desperately regrets not leaving Spurs - this week we'll learn how much Man City are missing him
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From The42
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Harry Kane desperately regrets not leaving Spurs - this week we'll learn how much Man City are missing him

Sep 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 9,682 Views 10 Comments

Man City begin a daunting week with a visit to Chelsea tomorrow.

# talking-point - 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 7,012 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.

# talking-point - Friday 10 September, 2021

Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?
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From The42
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Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?

Sep 10th 2021, 5:08 PM 7,276 Views 21 Comments

The Portuguese superstar is expected to make his second debut for the club against Newcastle on Saturday.

# talking-point - Thursday 2 September, 2021

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

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

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 3:02 PM 22,022 Views 22 Comments

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

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