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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Do Ireland have a gameplan? Talking points ahead of tonight's friendly with the US
# Summer Soccer
From The42
# Summer Soccer

Do Ireland have a gameplan? Talking points ahead of tonight's friendly with the US

Jun 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 12,266 Views 30 Comments

We say goodbye to a great servant, while the new players will be eager to impress against a youthful American team tonight.

# talking-points - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

A bleak reminder of where Ireland are at and more talking points from Paris friendly
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

A bleak reminder of where Ireland are at and more talking points from Paris friendly

May 29th 2018, 6:15 AM 20,273 Views 21 Comments

The Boys in Green were outclassed by a far superior team at the Stade de France.

# talking-points - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Teenager makes his mark, Tipp keep season alive and win slips from Cork's grasp
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Teenager makes his mark, Tipp keep season alive and win slips from Cork's grasp

May 27th 2018, 5:54 PM 12,468 Views 9 Comments

There was plenty to digest after today’s battle in Thurles.

# talking-points - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points

May 26th 2018, 11:02 PM 44,415 Views 111 Comments

Plus, Gareth Bale emphatically silences the critics.

Leinster's perfect season, genius from Larmour and more Pro14 final talking points
# On The Double
From The42
# On The Double

Leinster's perfect season, genius from Larmour and more Pro14 final talking points

May 26th 2018, 8:40 PM 12,440 Views 18 Comments

The good days keeping rolling for the eastern province, as they thumped Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium.

# talking-points - Friday 25 May, 2018

Can Madrid cope with Liverpool's pressing and more Champions League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Can Madrid cope with Liverpool's pressing and more Champions League talking points

May 25th 2018, 8:01 PM 4,467 Views 7 Comments

Plus, there’s the Ballon d’Or subplot involving Mo Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo.

# talking-points - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points

May 19th 2018, 5:45 PM 12,134 Views 26 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side booked their place in next weekend’s Pro14 final with a thrilling inter-pro win.

# talking-points - Friday 18 May, 2018

Jose Mourinho's extraordinary finals record and more FA Cup talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Jose Mourinho's extraordinary finals record and more FA Cup talking points

May 18th 2018, 3:37 PM 4,766 Views 7 Comments

Plus, the Portuguese coach and Antonio Conte let bygones be bygones.

# talking-points - Friday 11 May, 2018

The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points

May 11th 2018, 5:22 PM 5,682 Views 2 Comments

Plus, Chelsea require a minor miracle to deny Liverpool a Champions League spot.

# talking-points - Thursday 10 May, 2018

An extraordinary achievement and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

An extraordinary achievement and more Premier League talking points

May 10th 2018, 12:01 AM 10,802 Views 3 Comments

Huddersfield guaranteed their Premier League survival on Wednesday night.

# talking-points - Friday 4 May, 2018

Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final

May 4th 2018, 5:22 PM 18,319 Views 7 Comments

Plus, Man City close in on multiple records and more Premier League talking points.

# talking-points - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Big calls go Liverpool's way and more Champions League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Big calls go Liverpool's way and more Champions League talking points

May 2nd 2018, 10:56 PM 12,521 Views 30 Comments

Plus, why it’s time to recognise Zinedine Zidane as a top manager.

# talking-points - Friday 27 April, 2018

Did Mourinho want to sell Salah and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Did Mourinho want to sell Salah and more Premier League talking points

Apr 27th 2018, 1:11 PM 5,803 Views 6 Comments

Plus, why Man United-Arsenal fixtures are lacking the allure of old.

# talking-points - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points

Apr 25th 2018, 11:11 PM 6,271 Views 10 Comments

Plus, Bayern Munich underwhelm again at the highest level.

# talking-points - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points

Apr 24th 2018, 11:01 PM 8,197 Views 13 Comments

Plus, naive tactics from the Italians facilitate their opponents’ goal rush.

# talking-points - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots

Apr 22nd 2018, 11:00 PM 12,112 Views 8 Comments

After two massive semi-finals at Wembley, Chelsea and Man United will meet in the FA Cup decider on 19 May.

Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co.
# Finalists
From The42
# Finalists

Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co.

Apr 22nd 2018, 7:44 PM 8,633 Views 16 Comments

The Irish province will be expected to secure the Champions Cup title in the final in Bilbao on 12 May.

# talking-points - Friday 20 April, 2018

Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action

Apr 20th 2018, 7:16 PM 6,215 Views 11 Comments

Plus, departing Arsene Wenger set for hero’s reception at the Emirates.

# talking-points - Friday 13 April, 2018

Can Spurs inflict fourth straight defeat on Man City and the Premier League talking points
# Champions Elect
From The42
# Champions Elect

Can Spurs inflict fourth straight defeat on Man City and the Premier League talking points

Apr 13th 2018, 5:02 PM 5,086 Views 4 Comments

Pep Guardiola’s team can potentially claim the title at Wembley this weekend, but their form suggests otherwise.

# talking-points - Friday 30 March, 2018

Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points

Mar 30th 2018, 4:30 PM 6,028 Views 6 Comments

Premier League action resumes this weekend following a prolonged, pre-World Cup international break.

# talking-points - Friday 23 March, 2018

Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss

Mar 23rd 2018, 9:34 PM 30,615 Views 67 Comments

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.

# talking-points - Friday 16 March, 2018

Ireland's top manager faces wounded Man United in repeat of 1983 final and the FA Cup talking points
# 1/4 Finals
From The42
# 1/4 Finals

Ireland's top manager faces wounded Man United in repeat of 1983 final and the FA Cup talking points

Mar 16th 2018, 4:18 PM 5,400 Views 0 Comments

Chris Hughton’s Brighton are after a place in the last four, while former League of Ireland boss Paul Cook takes on Southampton, who have a new man in the hot seat.

# talking-points - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points

Mar 15th 2018, 2:57 PM 11,242 Views 20 Comments

Meanwhile, it’s all change for England.

# talking-points - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show

Mar 14th 2018, 12:09 AM 11,071 Views 37 Comments

Plus, it was another good night in Europe for Italian football.

# talking-points - Friday 9 March, 2018

Man United and Liverpool scrap it out for second and the Premier League talking points
# Rivalries Renewed
From The42
# Rivalries Renewed

Man United and Liverpool scrap it out for second and the Premier League talking points

Mar 9th 2018, 4:51 PM 6,858 Views 20 Comments

In the other games, Tottenham look to bounce back from their Champions League exit while Man City are away to struggling Stoke.

# talking-points - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points
# Starting XV
From The42
# Starting XV

Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points

Mar 8th 2018, 5:01 PM 26,210 Views 34 Comments

Plus, Jordi Murphy and Jordan Larmour are reinstated to the bench.

# talking-points - Friday 2 March, 2018

Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points

Mar 2nd 2018, 4:37 PM 7,049 Views 8 Comments

Reigning champions Chelsea take on Man City, the likely heirs to their throne.

# talking-points - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Keegan and Connolly return to the field, Mayo's poor free-taking and Mannion shines for Dubs
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Keegan and Connolly return to the field, Mayo's poor free-taking and Mannion shines for Dubs

Feb 24th 2018, 10:21 PM 12,249 Views 7 Comments

5 talking points after Dublin’s four-point win over Mayo tonight.

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Feb 24th 2018, 5:02 PM 14,613 Views 48 Comments

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

# talking-points - Friday 23 February, 2018

Pep eyes first silverware at Man City and the Premier League/Carabao Cup final talking points
# Seeking Silverware
From The42
# Seeking Silverware

Pep eyes first silverware at Man City and the Premier League/Carabao Cup final talking points

Feb 23rd 2018, 5:07 PM 3,139 Views 12 Comments

Elsewhere, Liverpool are well-rested after their Marbella trip, Mousa Dembele is showing his class and West Brom badly need a win.

# talking-points - Friday 16 February, 2018

Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points

Feb 16th 2018, 6:31 PM 6,170 Views 2 Comments

Paul Cook’s Wigan take on Pep Guardiola’s men in the competition’s fifth round.

# talking-points - Saturday 10 February, 2018

The Paddy McBrearty show, sloppy Dublin second-half and Michael Murphy's return
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

The Paddy McBrearty show, sloppy Dublin second-half and Michael Murphy's return

Feb 10th 2018, 10:22 PM 17,231 Views 16 Comments

5 talking points after Dublin’s five-point win over Donegal tonight.

Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee

Feb 10th 2018, 5:07 PM 10,121 Views 19 Comments

Conor O’Shea’s Italy were disappointing again in Dublin.

# talking-points - Friday 9 February, 2018

Arsenal's new forward line to be unleashed in North London derby and the Premier League talking points
# Rivalries Renewed
From The42
# Rivalries Renewed

Arsenal's new forward line to be unleashed in North London derby and the Premier League talking points

Feb 9th 2018, 3:54 PM 6,554 Views 20 Comments

Elsewhere, Riyad Mahrez won’t get to play against the team he was desperate to join, while Virgil van Dijk is back at his old stomping ground.

# talking-points - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points

Feb 4th 2018, 10:03 PM 9,717 Views 31 Comments

Plus, why the officials at Anfield today deserve to be cut some slack.

# talking-points - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:40 PM 17,018 Views 45 Comments

Joe Schmidt will be hyper-aware that Ireland have to make major improvements moving forward.

# talking-points - Friday 2 February, 2018

All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points

Feb 2nd 2018, 4:06 PM 7,143 Views 5 Comments

Elsewhere Theo Walcott makes his return to the Emirates and Antonio Conte aims to quell Chelsea’s woes away to Watford.

# talking-points - Sunday 28 January, 2018

10 most intriguing storylines on the first Sunday of the Allianz Leagues
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

10 most intriguing storylines on the first Sunday of the Allianz Leagues

Jan 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 26,501 Views 6 Comments

The GAA season is back in full swing.

# talking-points - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Luckless James McCarthy, Man City 10 wins from glory and more Premier League talking points
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Luckless James McCarthy, Man City 10 wins from glory and more Premier League talking points

Jan 21st 2018, 12:02 AM 7,000 Views 2 Comments

Plus, Anthony Martial reminds Jose Mourinho of what he already has.

# talking-points - Friday 19 January, 2018

Liverpool set sights on Man United, Chelsea look out-of-sorts and the Premier League talking points
# Things To Look Out For
From The42
# Things To Look Out For

Liverpool set sights on Man United, Chelsea look out-of-sorts and the Premier League talking points

Jan 19th 2018, 9:00 PM 34,593 Views 31 Comments

Elsewhere, Paul Lambert begins his crusade to keep Stoke City up, while Man City aim to bounce back.