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# talking-point - Friday 21 January, 2022

Does Matt Doherty have a future at Tottenham?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Does Matt Doherty have a future at Tottenham?

Fri 1:00 PM 8,397 Views 3 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
# Great Expectations
From The42
# Great Expectations

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

Jan 14th 2022, 1:00 PM 8,529 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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From The42
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Liverpool and others are effectively being punished for their high vaccine uptake

Dec 17th 2021, 1:12 PM 9,211 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 5,637 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
# Talking Point

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

Dec 3rd 2021, 4:58 PM 5,303 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
# Talking Point

Are Chelsea a better team without Romelu Lukaku?

Nov 26th 2021, 1:00 PM 5,757 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
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

The Stephen Kenny debate was never really about Stephen Kenny

Nov 15th 2021, 12:00 PM 26,353 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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From The42
# Talking Point

Last night proved one thing - we do have the players

Nov 12th 2021, 12:00 PM 23,245 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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From The42
# Talking Point

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

Oct 29th 2021, 1:52 PM 8,374 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
# Talking Point

Can a manager and a pundit be too close?

Oct 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 7,752 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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From The42
# Talking Point

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

Oct 15th 2021, 1:00 PM 3,174 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
# Talking Point

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

Oct 1st 2021, 2:43 PM 8,201 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
# Talking Point

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 9,625 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 6,911 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?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?

Sep 10th 2021, 5:08 PM 7,196 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
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

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

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 3:02 PM 21,934 Views 22 Comments

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

# talking-point - 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 35,570 Views 28 Comments

The England striker confirmed he was staying at Tottenham earlier this week, after failing to secure a move to Man City.

# talking-point - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'Very frustrated and annoyed' and 'move forward with the rules' - calls for change in ladies football
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From The42
# Talking Point

'Very frustrated and annoyed' and 'move forward with the rules' - calls for change in ladies football

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:30 PM 16,233 Views 2 Comments

Dublin boss Mick Bohan and Donegal manager Maxi Curran are among those who have been particularly vocal.

# talking-point - Friday 28 May, 2021

Can Sligo Rovers last the pace in the LOI title race?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Can Sligo Rovers last the pace in the LOI title race?

May 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,287 Views 8 Comments

Liam Buckley’s side have knocked the champions from the top of the table.

# talking-point - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Pep Guardiola ‘could not care less’ about referee in Champions League final
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From The42
# Talking Point

Pep Guardiola ‘could not care less’ about referee in Champions League final

May 25th 2021, 2:58 PM 3,298 Views 1 Comment

Manchester City face Chelsea on Saturday with Spanish official Antonio Mateu Lahoz set to take charge of the game in Porto.

# talking-point - Friday 21 May, 2021

How else to remember the worst Premier League season ever?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

How else to remember the worst Premier League season ever?

May 21st 2021, 4:00 PM 4,941 Views 1 Comment

We pick out the moments that will endure from a season played almost entirely without supporters.

Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?

May 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 4,008 Views 10 Comments

The Lilywhites take on reigning champions Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park this season.

# talking-point - Friday 14 May, 2021

Progress has been made this season, but problems remain at Manchester United
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Progress has been made this season, but problems remain at Manchester United

May 14th 2021, 4:00 PM 6,608 Views 13 Comments

Can Man United solve their squad’s shortcomings in a single summer?

# talking-point - Friday 7 May, 2021

One man has been more integral than most to Man City's remarkable season
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

One man has been more integral than most to Man City's remarkable season

May 7th 2021, 6:10 PM 7,500 Views 8 Comments

Rúben Dias has shone at the heart of the Etihad outfit’s defence.

# talking-point - Friday 30 April, 2021

Guardiola goes back to what he knows best to find all the answers to unprecedented challenge
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Guardiola goes back to what he knows best to find all the answers to unprecedented challenge

Apr 30th 2021, 4:00 PM 2,618 Views 1 Comment

City can reclaim their title this weekend, in what will be a triumph for their era-defining manager.

# talking-point - Friday 23 April, 2021

Breakaway fiasco gives Premier League the chance to fix its greatest flaw
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From The42
# Talking Point

Breakaway fiasco gives Premier League the chance to fix its greatest flaw

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:47 PM 4,448 Views 3 Comments

The question now turns to how the Big Six should be punished for their scheming. Should they be hit by points deductions and transfer bans? Or should they be hit where it hurts most?

# talking-point - Friday 16 April, 2021

What now for Matt Doherty?
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

What now for Matt Doherty?

Apr 16th 2021, 4:14 PM 41,311 Views 17 Comments

The Irish international has had a difficult first season at new club Tottenham.

# talking-point - 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 37,476 Views 48 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 2 April, 2021

LOI title race may be far more open than before as the big two clash at Tallaght
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From The42
# Talking Point

LOI title race may be far more open than before as the big two clash at Tallaght

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:45 AM 3,043 Views 2 Comments

Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk meet at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

# talking-point - Friday 19 March, 2021

Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer done enough to deserve a new £9 million-a-year contract?
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From The42
# Talking Point

Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer done enough to deserve a new £9 million-a-year contract?

Mar 19th 2021, 2:00 PM 11,579 Views 22 Comments

Reports have suggested the Man United boss is set to be rewarded with a new deal.

# talking-point - Friday 12 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,946 Views 11 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 5 March, 2021

Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?

Mar 5th 2021, 3:01 PM 23,307 Views 55 Comments

Alex Ferguson set the template for transitioning successful Premier League sides ahead of the 1995-96 season.

# talking-point - Friday 26 February, 2021

From 'the biggest fool in Manchester' to manager-of-the-season contender
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From The42
# Talking Point

From 'the biggest fool in Manchester' to manager-of-the-season contender

Feb 26th 2021, 5:34 PM 9,964 Views 15 Comments

Seven years on from the United debacle, David Moyes is helping West Ham reach new heights.

# talking-point - Friday 19 February, 2021

There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands

Feb 19th 2021, 4:53 PM 8,367 Views 11 Comments

Ilkay Gundogan has starred for a dominant Manchester City this season.

# talking-point - Friday 12 February, 2021

What is going on with Gareth Bale at Tottenham?
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

What is going on with Gareth Bale at Tottenham?

Feb 12th 2021, 5:17 PM 46,760 Views 31 Comments

The Wales star looks a shadow of his former self at present.

# talking-point - Friday 5 February, 2021

Dissecting 5 theories on what's gone wrong at Liverpool
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From The42
# Talking Point

Dissecting 5 theories on what's gone wrong at Liverpool

Feb 5th 2021, 9:36 PM 36,194 Views 66 Comments

The Reds have endured an underwhelming season so far.

# talking-point - Friday 29 January, 2021

Has Chelsea's harsh approach to managers helped make them England's most successful club since 2003?
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Has Chelsea's harsh approach to managers helped make them England's most successful club since 2003?

Jan 29th 2021, 2:36 PM 6,528 Views 15 Comments

No Premier League team has won as many trophies as the Blues since the Roman Abramovich era began.

# talking-point - Friday 11 December, 2020

Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo
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From The42
# Talking Point

Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo

Dec 11th 2020, 4:00 PM 6,647 Views 3 Comments

If Manchester United and Real Madrid were too big for him, Jose is finding Spurs to be the perfect fit for a career redemption.

# talking-point - Friday 27 November, 2020

The two teams most likely to topple Liverpool face off
# Title Race
From The42
# Title Race

The two teams most likely to topple Liverpool face off

Nov 27th 2020, 1:11 PM 6,281 Views 3 Comments

Tottenham and Chelsea will be aiming to outline their title credentials on Sunday.

# talking-point - Friday 20 November, 2020

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

Nov 20th 2020, 6:46 PM 8,417 Views 10 Comments

The Frenchman has been reduced to a substitute role on more than one occasion this season.

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