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#Xs and Os

# xs-and-os - This year 2022

Analysis: Scotland's superior midfield makes the difference in game of fine margins
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Analysis: Scotland's superior midfield makes the difference in game of fine margins

Sep 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 3,852 Views 3 Comments

We take a closer look at Ireland’s 2-1 Nations League defeat at Hampden Park.

'What Paddy Tally does now is very intense' - Kerry's quest for balance From The42

'What Paddy Tally does now is very intense' - Kerry's quest for balance

Apr 3rd 2022, 7:00 AM 14,399 Views 1 Comment

Shane Enright believes Kerry have improved their ability to protect the full-back line during the league.

Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver
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# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver

Jan 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,427 Views 0 Comments

Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic had joy as two number eights at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, writes Shane Keegan.

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width
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# Breakdown

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width

Jan 11th 2022, 9:26 PM 17,483 Views 7 Comments

Man United came away with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup last night, but they were fortunate to do so.

Tactics Board: Ludicrously high defensive lines lead to chances galore as Kelleher shines again
# Enthralling
From The42
# Enthralling

Tactics Board: Ludicrously high defensive lines lead to chances galore as Kelleher shines again

Updated Jan 4th 2022, 5:00 PM 24,552 Views 13 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

# xs-and-os - Last year 2021

Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away

Dec 2nd 2021, 5:52 PM 1,349 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan looks at the senior women’s team’s record-breaking performance at Tallaght Stadium.

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United
# Work To Be Done
From The42
# Work To Be Done

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United

Nov 30th 2021, 11:08 AM 3,941 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the arrival the Red Devils’ newly-appointed interim manager.

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass
# Relentless
From The42
# Relentless

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:34 PM 28,500 Views 13 Comments

Shane Keegan examines how Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantled Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday.

Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently
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# Xs And Os

Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently

Updated Nov 13th 2021, 12:32 PM 13,763 Views 14 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down more encouraging signs of progress in Ireland’s performances under Stephen Kenny.

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby
# Red V Blue
From The42
# Red V Blue

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby

Nov 9th 2021, 9:50 AM 3,170 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan analyses the brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s side in their 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done
# One Sided Affair
From The42
# One Sided Affair

Tactics Board: Man United's press goes from bad to worse as Liverpool show them how it's done

Oct 26th 2021, 12:10 PM 8,048 Views 3 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down where it went wrong for the increasingly under pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team
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From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team

Oct 11th 2021, 4:35 PM 7,037 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the first competitive win of the Stephen Kenny era.

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
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From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic

Oct 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 6,162 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the standout Premier League game of the weekend, between title rivals Liverpool and Man City.

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City
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From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City

Sep 27th 2021, 3:28 PM 3,857 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down Saturday’s meeting of two title contenders at Stamford Bridge.

Tactics Board: Greenwood becomes Ronaldo's new Rooney at Man United
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Greenwood becomes Ronaldo's new Rooney at Man United

Sep 13th 2021, 5:32 PM 7,263 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?

Sep 6th 2021, 10:20 AM 5,275 Views 5 Comments

Shane Keegan reviews a frustrating evening for the Boys in Green.

# xs-and-os - All time

Give us your questions for our rugby experts and win tickets to Ireland v Italy this weekend
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# Xs And Os

Give us your questions for our rugby experts and win tickets to Ireland v Italy this weekend

Feb 7th 2018, 12:05 PM 12,663 Views 14 Comments

We’ll be going through the phases in a Dublin city centre venue on Thursday.

Analysis: Your favourite NFL team is rubbish... 2-point conversion edition
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Analysis: Your favourite NFL team is rubbish... 2-point conversion edition

Dec 6th 2016, 2:35 PM 4,719 Views 2 Comments

2-point conversions are becoming increasingly important so why are so many teams bad at them?

Analysis: Tricky Titans show why you should always expect the unexpected
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Analysis: Tricky Titans show why you should always expect the unexpected

Nov 15th 2016, 12:05 PM 3,561 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how running back Demarco Murray threw a touchdown pass on Sunday.

Analysis: How the Falcons dialed up the perfect play to beat the Packers at the death
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Analysis: How the Falcons dialed up the perfect play to beat the Packers at the death

Nov 1st 2016, 2:12 PM 3,000 Views 1 Comment

Kyle Shanahan can take a lot of credit for exploiting the Green Bay defence on the game-winning play.

Analysis: How one simple move caused total confusion in the Jags defence
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Analysis: How one simple move caused total confusion in the Jags defence

Oct 25th 2016, 4:59 PM 4,370 Views 0 Comments

The Oakland Raiders caught the Jags off guard on Sunday, though it should not have been that easy.

Analysis: How the Bengals' brutal blocking allowed the Patriots a safety dance
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Analysis: How the Bengals' brutal blocking allowed the Patriots a safety dance

Oct 18th 2016, 2:01 PM 3,193 Views 7 Comments

The Cincinnati offensive line is terrible and Dont’a Hightower took full advantage.

Analysis: Ezekiel Elliott's 60-yard TD run shows why the fat guys up front are so important
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# Xs And Os

Analysis: Ezekiel Elliott's 60-yard TD run shows why the fat guys up front are so important

Oct 11th 2016, 12:25 PM 4,438 Views 2 Comments

Dallas has the best run-blocking offensive line in the league and they showed their worth on Sunday.

Analysis: The Washington sleight of hand that gave them a much-needed NFL win
# NFL
From The42
# NFL

Analysis: The Washington sleight of hand that gave them a much-needed NFL win

Sep 27th 2016, 12:33 PM 4,159 Views 3 Comments

It wasn’t a pretty win, but Washington head coach Jay Gruden showed a lot of nerve against the Giants.

Analysis: Jimmy Garoppolo gives the Patriots a glimpse of their Brady-less future
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Analysis: Jimmy Garoppolo gives the Patriots a glimpse of their Brady-less future

Sep 20th 2016, 11:20 AM 4,830 Views 3 Comments

The loss of the backup QB will be felt over the next two games says Steve O’Rourke.

Analysis: Carson Wentz shows the traits that could soon have the Eagles flying high
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Analysis: Carson Wentz shows the traits that could soon have the Eagles flying high

Sep 13th 2016, 11:47 AM 3,148 Views 2 Comments

Steve O’Rourke takes a closer look at the number two overall pick’s first NFL touchdown.

Have some time to kill? You can now play Solitaire on Google search
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# Killing Time

Have some time to kill? You can now play Solitaire on Google search

Aug 27th 2016, 11:30 AM 13,843 Views 9 Comments

And relive those days where Windows 95 was cutting edge.

Which offence has the advantage going into Super Bowl 50?
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Which offence has the advantage going into Super Bowl 50?

Feb 7th 2016, 7:00 PM 5,019 Views 3 Comments

We take a closer look at Manning, Newton and the weapons that surround them.

Everyone raves about the Denver defence but the Panthers' could decide the Super Bowl
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Everyone raves about the Denver defence but the Panthers' could decide the Super Bowl

Feb 5th 2016, 8:30 AM 2,866 Views 2 Comments

We take a closer look at what the Carolina defence will bring to San Francisco.

It's very difficult to find a weakness in the Denver defence
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From The42
# Xs And Os

It's very difficult to find a weakness in the Denver defence

Feb 4th 2016, 8:30 AM 2,791 Views 6 Comments

We continue our in-depth look at the areas that might make or

Why special teams might just be the Carolina Panthers' Achilles heel
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Why special teams might just be the Carolina Panthers' Achilles heel

Feb 3rd 2016, 1:10 PM 2,983 Views 1 Comment

We take a closer look at the unit that could cost Carolina a Super Bowl.

Could the Broncos' special teams be a potential Super Bowl weakness?
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Could the Broncos' special teams be a potential Super Bowl weakness?

Feb 2nd 2016, 6:40 PM 5,691 Views 7 Comments

We take a closer look at the third side of the game ahead of Super Bowl 50.

Analysis: Hail Marys are great, but a bread and butter pass won the day for the Cardinals
# Coaches Film
From The42
# Coaches Film

Analysis: Hail Marys are great, but a bread and butter pass won the day for the Cardinals

Jan 19th 2016, 12:52 PM 4,821 Views 4 Comments

We take a closer look at the 75-yard gain that helped Arizona into the NFC Championship game.

Analysis: Where has it all gone wrong for the Green Bay Packers offence?
# Coaches Film
From The42
# Coaches Film

Analysis: Where has it all gone wrong for the Green Bay Packers offence?

Dec 3rd 2015, 12:41 PM 4,513 Views 6 Comments

We take a closer look at why one of the NFL’s best offences has broken down.

Breaking down the play that won the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots
# Coaches Film
From The42
# Coaches Film

Breaking down the play that won the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots

Feb 3rd 2015, 3:05 PM 8,369 Views 18 Comments

We break down the most important play of the Super Bowl

Pete Carroll explains why the Seahawks ran what is being called the worst call in Super Bowl history
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Pete Carroll explains why the Seahawks ran what is being called the worst call in Super Bowl history

Feb 2nd 2015, 8:35 AM 13,195 Views 12 Comments

He ignored Beastmode at the vital time.

Breaking down the NFL: Marshawn Lynch shows why he's one of the league's best running backs
# Coaches Film
From The42
# Coaches Film

Breaking down the NFL: Marshawn Lynch shows why he's one of the league's best running backs

Jan 29th 2015, 9:14 PM 4,869 Views 6 Comments

We take a closer look at the Seattle Seahawks star.

Coaches Film: Why Gronk will be the Patriots' not-so-secret weapon in the Super Bowl
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Coaches Film: Why Gronk will be the Patriots' not-so-secret weapon in the Super Bowl

Jan 27th 2015, 11:59 PM 3,727 Views 14 Comments

He’s big, he’s bold and he’s a very easy redzone target.

Coaches Film: How Russell Wilson's perfect pass sent the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Coaches Film: How Russell Wilson's perfect pass sent the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl

Jan 20th 2015, 9:00 PM 6,139 Views 12 Comments

We take a closer look at the NFC Championship’s decisive play.

Coaches Film: Here's one way the Packers could beat the Seahawks on Sunday
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From The42
# Xs And Os

Coaches Film: Here's one way the Packers could beat the Seahawks on Sunday

Jan 15th 2015, 10:00 PM 4,992 Views 12 Comments

It’s time for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offence to be brave.

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