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

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:45 AM 3,014 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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Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer done enough to deserve a new £9 million-a-year contract?

Mar 19th 2021, 2:00 PM 11,320 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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One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,928 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?
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Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?

Mar 5th 2021, 3:01 PM 23,128 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 'the biggest fool in Manchester' to manager-of-the-season contender

Feb 26th 2021, 5:34 PM 9,947 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
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There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands

Feb 19th 2021, 4:53 PM 8,251 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
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What is going on with Gareth Bale at Tottenham?

Feb 12th 2021, 5:17 PM 46,501 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
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Dissecting 5 theories on what's gone wrong at Liverpool

Feb 5th 2021, 9:36 PM 35,911 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?
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Has Chelsea's harsh approach to managers helped make them England's most successful club since 2003?

Jan 29th 2021, 2:36 PM 6,409 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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Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo

Dec 11th 2020, 4:00 PM 6,617 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
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# Title Race

The two teams most likely to topple Liverpool face off

Nov 27th 2020, 1:11 PM 6,267 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?
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Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

Nov 20th 2020, 6:46 PM 8,367 Views 10 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 6 November, 2020

Man City challenge leaves Klopp in a selection conundrum over one of his key men
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Man City challenge leaves Klopp in a selection conundrum over one of his key men

Nov 6th 2020, 3:53 PM 9,129 Views 13 Comments

For the first time under the German, Roberto Firmino is under pressure to justify his place.

# talking-point - Friday 30 October, 2020

Can Tottenham's world-class duo inspire an unlikely title challenge?
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Can Tottenham's world-class duo inspire an unlikely title challenge?

Oct 30th 2020, 2:04 PM 5,810 Views 4 Comments

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in particular have caught the eye since the season began.

# talking-point - Friday 23 October, 2020

Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves
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From The42
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Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:35 PM 10,530 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United striker has led an enormous community effort to feed children in poverty, after the UK government refused to extend meal vouchers through to next year.

# talking-point - Friday 16 October, 2020

Is the Premier League's Project Big Picture really such a bad idea?
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From The42
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Is the Premier League's Project Big Picture really such a bad idea?

Oct 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 5,283 Views 5 Comments

It s a naked power grab by the biggest clubs, but with the lower leagues fighting for their lives after decades of Premier League greed, it may be worth accepting.

# talking-point - Friday 2 October, 2020

What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate
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From The42
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What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 8:02 PM 26,508 Views 13 Comments

A decision at the end of the Tottenham-Newcastle game last weekend has caused much uproar.

# talking-point - Friday 25 September, 2020

Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?
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Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?

Sep 25th 2020, 4:39 PM 11,335 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old Galway native was on target against Newcastle last weekend.

# talking-point - Friday 18 September, 2020

Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?
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From The42
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Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?

Sep 18th 2020, 3:37 PM 6,823 Views 2 Comments

Gareth Bale is set to re-join the North London club.

# talking-point - Thursday 3 September, 2020

McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change
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McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change

Sep 3rd 2020, 11:33 PM 26,201 Views 14 Comments

Although he initially looked uneasy with the new style, Shane Duffy showed some of Ireland’s traditional strengths to rescue a draw in Bulgaria.

# talking-point - Monday 24 August, 2020

There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year
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From The42
# STANDOUT

There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year

Aug 24th 2020, 7:15 AM 17,933 Views 4 Comments

Robert Lewandowski completed a memorable season by helping Bayern win the Champions League last night.

# talking-point - Thursday 20 August, 2020

From struggling at West Brom to setting the Champions League alight
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From The42
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From struggling at West Brom to setting the Champions League alight

Aug 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 9,714 Views 2 Comments

Serge Gnabry’s brace helped Bayern Munich overcome Lyon in last night’s semi-final.

# talking-point - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer
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From The42
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Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer

Jul 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,726 Views 1 Comment

Michael Obafemi’s last-gasp equaliser caused a setback to the Red Devils’ Champions League ambitions.

# talking-point - Thursday 9 July, 2020

John Egan a strong contender for Irish player of the season - and it could be about to get even better
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From The42
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John Egan a strong contender for Irish player of the season - and it could be about to get even better

Jul 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,282 Views 15 Comments

The Sheffield United centre-back has been a key figure amid a remarkable season for the club.

# talking-point - Friday 3 July, 2020

Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?
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From The42
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Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?

Jul 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,923 Views 12 Comments

The Portuguese manager saw his Tottenham side’s Champions League hopes diminish amid a loss to Sheffield United on Thursday.

# talking-point - Friday 26 June, 2020

This Liverpool side will be remembered as one of the Premier League greats
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From The42
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This Liverpool side will be remembered as one of the Premier League greats

Jun 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 4,917 Views 38 Comments

The Reds were confirmed as league champions for the first time since 1990 last night.

# talking-point - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Hundreds of millions of talent on show, but a £60k purchase from Sligo the standout in Merseyside derby
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From The42
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Hundreds of millions of talent on show, but a £60k purchase from Sligo the standout in Merseyside derby

Jun 21st 2020, 10:24 PM 17,745 Views 15 Comments

Irish captain Seamus Coleman was named man of the match for his display in the Everton-Liverpool game.

# talking-point - Friday 6 March, 2020

Liverpool may not be remembered as one of the great sides - but that won't matter if they win the title
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From The42
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Liverpool may not be remembered as one of the great sides - but that won't matter if they win the title

Mar 6th 2020, 9:37 PM 26,745 Views 44 Comments

Their aura has been dented amid a slump in form.

# talking-point - Friday 28 February, 2020

United return to the scene of their biggest crime under Solskjaer and must make amends
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From The42
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United return to the scene of their biggest crime under Solskjaer and must make amends

Updated Feb 28th 2020, 4:16 PM 10,702 Views 9 Comments

Performances in these final three months of the campaign will provide the strongest indication yet that the Norwegian’s methods are working.

# talking-point - Friday 21 February, 2020

A wretched week shows why Manchester City will never be as loved as Guardiola and the club want
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From The42
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A wretched week shows why Manchester City will never be as loved as Guardiola and the club want

Feb 21st 2020, 4:00 PM 6,963 Views 18 Comments

The club’s reputation has been hugely damaged following an extraordinary seven days.

# talking-point - Monday 17 February, 2020

Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win
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From The42
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Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win

Feb 17th 2020, 10:30 PM 10,070 Views 8 Comments

The Red Devils revived their Champions League hopes with a win over their top-four rivals.

# talking-point - Friday 14 February, 2020

Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season so far?
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From The42
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Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season so far?

Feb 14th 2020, 4:21 PM 18,224 Views 29 Comments

Just the seven Liverpool players make our selection.

# talking-point - Friday 7 February, 2020

Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle?
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From The42
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Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle?

Feb 7th 2020, 4:42 PM 9,699 Views 8 Comments

West Ham, Norwich and Watford are some of the clubs fearing the drop.

# talking-point - Friday 31 January, 2020

Can Frank Lampard handle the increased expectation at Chelsea?
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From The42
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Can Frank Lampard handle the increased expectation at Chelsea?

Jan 31st 2020, 4:00 PM 3,989 Views 6 Comments

The manager is now facing more scrutiny than at any point in his short coaching career thus far.

# talking-point - Friday 24 January, 2020

Football's endless greed has devalued the FA Cup - and the competition is only going to grow more irrelevant
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From The42
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Football's endless greed has devalued the FA Cup - and the competition is only going to grow more irrelevant

Jan 24th 2020, 4:00 PM 5,108 Views 17 Comments

Soon, the biggest clubs might not bother playing it at all.

# talking-point - Friday 17 January, 2020

Liverpool are 17 games from greatness
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Liverpool are 17 games from greatness

Jan 17th 2020, 9:50 PM 36,168 Views 55 Comments

The Reds are on course to win a first league title since 1990.

# talking-point - Friday 10 January, 2020

Manchester United is a dreary and listless place at the moment - the hierarchy need to take action
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From The42
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Manchester United is a dreary and listless place at the moment - the hierarchy need to take action

Jan 10th 2020, 4:50 PM 12,342 Views 15 Comments

The club’s decision makers need to convince fans they are on the road to somewhere.

# talking-point - Friday 13 December, 2019

The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since
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From The42
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The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since

Dec 13th 2019, 10:24 PM 49,681 Views 38 Comments

It was confirmed today that the manager has signed a new contract to remain with the Reds until 2024.

# talking-point - Friday 6 December, 2019

Are Manchester City a team in decline?
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From The42
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Are Manchester City a team in decline?

Dec 6th 2019, 5:23 PM 8,485 Views 26 Comments

There is a growing sense that Pep Guardiola’s men are failing to maintain standards set in previous seasons.

# talking-point - Friday 29 November, 2019

Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance?
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From The42
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Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance?

Nov 29th 2019, 5:45 PM 14,517 Views 21 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s side have endured an indifferent start to the season.

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