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#Xs and Os

# xs-and-os - Sunday 3 April, 2022

'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 14,223 Views 1 Comment

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver
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From The42
# Xs And Os

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

Jan 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,422 Views 0 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

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

Jan 11th 2022, 9:26 PM 17,472 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.

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

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 24,542 Views 13 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Thursday 2 December, 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 1,340 Views 0 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

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 3,932 Views 1 Comment

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

# xs-and-os - Monday 22 November, 2021

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 28,457 Views 13 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently
# Xs And Os
From The42
# Xs And Os

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

Updated Nov 13th 2021, 12:32 PM 13,750 Views 14 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

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 3,160 Views 0 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

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 8,043 Views 3 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Monday 11 October, 2021

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team
# Analysis
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 7,027 Views 1 Comment

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

# xs-and-os - Monday 4 October, 2021

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
# Analysis
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 6,152 Views 1 Comment

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

# xs-and-os - Monday 27 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 27th 2021, 3:28 PM 3,848 Views 1 Comment

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

# xs-and-os - Monday 13 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 13th 2021, 5:32 PM 7,258 Views 1 Comment

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

# xs-and-os - Monday 6 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?
# Xs And Os
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 5,265 Views 5 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Give us your questions for our rugby experts and win tickets to Ireland v Italy this weekend
# Xs And Os
From The42
# 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 12,654 Views 14 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 6th 2016, 2:35 PM 4,711 Views 2 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 15th 2016, 12:05 PM 3,552 Views 0 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Analysis: How the Falcons dialed up the perfect play to beat the Packers at the death
# Xs And Os
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 2,989 Views 1 Comment

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 25th 2016, 4:59 PM 4,362 Views 0 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 18th 2016, 2:01 PM 3,180 Views 7 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Analysis: Ezekiel Elliott's 60-yard TD run shows why the fat guys up front are so important
# Xs And Os
From The42
# 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 4,410 Views 2 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

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 4,152 Views 3 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 20th 2016, 11:20 AM 4,822 Views 3 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Analysis: Carson Wentz shows the traits that could soon have the Eagles flying high
# Xs And Os
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 3,137 Views 2 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Saturday 27 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 27th 2016, 11:30 AM 13,824 Views 9 Comments

And relive those days where Windows 95 was cutting edge.

# xs-and-os - Sunday 7 February, 2016

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

Which offence has the advantage going into Super Bowl 50?

Feb 7th 2016, 7:00 PM 5,015 Views 3 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Friday 5 February, 2016

Everyone raves about the Denver defence but the Panthers' could decide the Super Bowl
# Xs And Os
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 2,859 Views 2 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Thursday 4 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 4th 2016, 8:30 AM 2,785 Views 6 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 3rd 2016, 1:10 PM 2,979 Views 1 Comment

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 2nd 2016, 6:40 PM 5,686 Views 7 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

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 4,809 Views 4 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Thursday 3 December, 2015

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 4,504 Views 6 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

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 8,357 Views 19 Comments

We break down the most important play of the Super Bowl

# xs-and-os - Monday 2 February, 2015

Pete Carroll explains why the Seahawks ran what is being called the worst call in Super Bowl history
# Xs And Os
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 13,186 Views 12 Comments

He ignored Beastmode at the vital time.

# xs-and-os - Thursday 29 January, 2015

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 4,859 Views 6 Comments

We take a closer look at the Seattle Seahawks star.

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Coaches Film: Why Gronk will be the Patriots' not-so-secret weapon in the Super Bowl
# Xs And Os
From The42
# Xs And Os

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

Jan 27th 2015, 11:59 PM 3,722 Views 14 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Coaches Film: How Russell Wilson's perfect pass sent the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl
# Xs And Os
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 6,130 Views 14 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Coaches Film: Here's one way the Packers could beat the Seahawks on Sunday
# Xs And Os
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 4,985 Views 12 Comments

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

# xs-and-os - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Coaches Film: The Patriots prove that necessity is the mother of all invention
# Xs And Os
From The42
# Xs And Os

Coaches Film: The Patriots prove that necessity is the mother of all invention

Jan 13th 2015, 8:57 PM 6,930 Views 4 Comments

We’ve taken a look at our favourite play from this weekend’s NFL action.

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