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# what-if - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'I'd be prepared to go. That's not a threat, it's just life': Old Trafford, Valencia and Roy Keane's 'perfect day'
# What If
From The42
# What If

'I'd be prepared to go. That's not a threat, it's just life': Old Trafford, Valencia and Roy Keane's 'perfect day'

Oct 2nd 2018, 12:00 PM 40,603 Views 27 Comments

The midfielder was in a contract stand-off with Manchester United and had the opportunity to sign for Juventus or Bayern Munich.

# what-if - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Did Klopp snub Man United? German admits to turning down 'historical' post
# What If
From The42
# What If

Did Klopp snub Man United? German admits to turning down 'historical' post

Nov 9th 2017, 3:38 PM 6,897 Views 22 Comments

Prior to joining the Reds, the coach concedes that he knocked back an approach from another leading Premier League team.

# what-if - Friday 2 September, 2016

'I spoke to Mourinho about Man United move'
# What If
From The42
# What If

'I spoke to Mourinho about Man United move'

Sep 2nd 2016, 1:08 PM 8,796 Views 25 Comments

N’Golo Kante swapped Premier League champions Leicester City for Chelsea in the off-season.

# what-if - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Boston Globe fake front page imagines 'deeply disturbing' Trump presidency
# Serious Satire
# Serious Satire

Boston Globe fake front page imagines 'deeply disturbing' Trump presidency

Apr 10th 2016, 6:52 PM 26,616 Views 40 Comments

“Deportations to begin,” reads the Globe’s fake headline, dated 9 April 2017.

# what-if - Sunday 11 October, 2015

'I should have gone to the other corner' - Richard Keogh rues his missed chance
# What If
From The42
# What If

'I should have gone to the other corner' - Richard Keogh rues his missed chance

Oct 11th 2015, 11:10 PM 4,107 Views 4 Comments

Derby defender had Ireland’s best chance of a late equaliser in Warsaw.

# what-if - Saturday 10 October, 2015

16 things that would happen if rom coms took place in Ireland
# What If
From The Daily Edge
# What If

16 things that would happen if rom coms took place in Ireland

Oct 10th 2015, 1:00 PM 10,045 Views 2 Comments

Just imagine it.

# what-if - Sunday 27 September, 2015

People share some of their regrets on love, life and children
# IF ONLY
# IF ONLY

People share some of their regrets on love, life and children

Sep 27th 2015, 9:00 PM 47,066 Views 46 Comments

The nagging question of ‘what if’ plays in many peoples’ heads.

# what-if - Sunday 17 May, 2015

10 of the best players who could have played for Ireland
# What If
From The42
# What If

10 of the best players who could have played for Ireland

May 17th 2015, 7:00 AM 22,316 Views 32 Comments

Is Jack Grealish set to follow all these top players and opt out of playing for Ireland?

# what-if - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

The hype wasn't quite Jack Grealish but a rugby World Cup winner could have played for Ireland
# What If
From The42
# What If

The hype wasn't quite Jack Grealish but a rugby World Cup winner could have played for Ireland

May 12th 2015, 5:37 PM 7,463 Views 7 Comments

There wasn’t much fanfare when Lawrence Dallaglio was asked to play in green though.

# what-if - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Costa: I almost joined Liverpool before Chelsea
# What If
From The42
# What If

Costa: I almost joined Liverpool before Chelsea

Mar 8th 2015, 2:21 PM 7,936 Views 14 Comments

The Blues striker says he came close to leaving Atletico Madrid for the Reds in 2013.

# what-if - Saturday 7 February, 2015

"There have been a lot of bad buildings and bad spaces created in Dublin"
# What If
# What If

"There have been a lot of bad buildings and bad spaces created in Dublin"

Feb 7th 2015, 9:45 AM 21,358 Views 59 Comments

Thinking outside the box.

# what-if - Monday 29 December, 2014

'Cristiano Ronaldo almost joined Birmingham'
# What If
From The42
# What If

'Cristiano Ronaldo almost joined Birmingham'

Dec 29th 2014, 2:41 PM 7,410 Views 10 Comments

The former Premier League outfit were offered the Portuguese superstar by Sporting Lisbon.

# what-if - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Here's the 2014 Irish Fantasy Football team of the year
# What If
From The42
# What If

Here's the 2014 Irish Fantasy Football team of the year

Dec 24th 2014, 10:00 PM 11,233 Views 2 Comments

There are some notable omissions and surprise inclusions in the starting XI.

# what-if - Friday 17 October, 2014

This is what will happen if a person in Ireland gets Ebola
# If And When
# If And When

This is what will happen if a person in Ireland gets Ebola

Oct 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 23,898 Views 58 Comments

Plans are in place for a number of different scenarios.

# what-if - Sunday 21 September, 2014

How an Irishwoman's diner became the setting for Daniel Radcliffe's new film
# Soda Bread
# Soda Bread

How an Irishwoman's diner became the setting for Daniel Radcliffe's new film

Sep 21st 2014, 6:30 PM 21,426 Views 2 Comments

And how they came to sell Fool’s Gold.

# what-if - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Here's how your life would be different if Facebook didn't exist
# What If
From The Daily Edge
# What If

Here's how your life would be different if Facebook didn't exist

Feb 4th 2014, 1:00 PM 38,012 Views 51 Comments

Imagine a world where stalking your ex actually meant stalking your ex.

# what-if - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Column: Downtown Boston is a crime scene and I’m sitting in my office a few miles away
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Downtown Boston is a crime scene and I’m sitting in my office a few miles away

Apr 17th 2013, 2:00 PM 42 Views 9 Comments

Having just moved to the US, Jan Schneider had planned to go watch the Boston Marathon. Luckily, other things came up and he never made it. Here’s his account of living in the aftermath of the Boston bombings.

# what-if - Monday 22 October, 2012

Poll shows that, given the chance, Ireland would reelect Barack Obama
# What If
# What If

Poll shows that, given the chance, Ireland would reelect Barack Obama

Oct 22nd 2012, 11:37 AM 4,099 Views 60 Comments

The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll showed that 79 per cent of the 1,000 people surveyed said that they would vote for Obama.

# what-if - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice
# What If
From The42
# What If

Cold case: Ireland beat France in first rugby game on ice

Mar 1st 2012, 1:25 PM 638 Views 2 Comments

Will Greenwood was on the whistle as skaters from both countries faced off.

# what-if - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Here's how Trap's Ireland team would look if it were based on FF statistics
# What If
From The42
# What If

Here's how Trap's Ireland team would look if it were based on FF statistics

Jan 21st 2012, 11:00 AM 1,405 Views 2 Comments

While Marc Tierney and Leon Best may miss out on a Euro 2012 place, they would be assured a place in the team if this alternative selection policy was taken into account.

# what-if - Saturday 17 September, 2011

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?
# What If
# What If

What would happen to us if Greece defaulted?

Sep 17th 2011, 8:41 PM 5,791 Views 42 Comments

TheJournal.ie reporters have been quizzing those in the know to describe the potential fallout of a Greek debt default on Ireland’s economic, social and political scene…

# what-if - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Q and A: How Ireland can qualify and other Group B permutations
# What If
From The42
# What If

Q and A: How Ireland can qualify and other Group B permutations

Sep 7th 2011, 11:04 AM 1,292 Views 6 Comments

In light of last night’s results, we examine some of potential outcomes to Group B.