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Dublin: 2 °C Sunday 26 April, 2015

#Analysis

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Romantic Wenger, pragmatic Jose & more Premier League talking points Analysis

Romantic Wenger, pragmatic Jose & more Premier League talking points

Arsenal v Chelsea grabs the headlines this weekend but Fellaini is back at Goodison while Newcastle’s unrest seems set to continue.

# analysis - Friday 24 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back? Internal Wranglings This post contains videos

Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?

Analysis: Is the Celtic Tiger party ready to return to power?

# analysis - Thursday 23 April, 2015

From The42 ‘A soft but well-taken try’: Let a Saracens coach talk you through their defeat to Clermont Game Tape This post contains videos

‘A soft but well-taken try’: Let a Saracens coach talk you through their defeat to Clermont

Alex Sanderson has talked through the highlights of the semi-final for the club’s YouTube channel.

From The42 Madrid Derby dive-fest, Juve do enough and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Madrid Derby dive-fest, Juve do enough and more Champions League talking points

Real and Juve reached the semi-finals on a night when goals were in short supply.

# analysis - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From The42 Desperate Luiz, underrated Mueller and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Desperate Luiz, underrated Mueller and more Champions League talking points

We also look back on Bayern’s astonishing six-goal win.

From The42 Is there a better SSE Airtricity League player than Richie Towell? Our midweek talking points Water Cooler
From The42 Analysis: Was Sean O’Brien justified in calling Armitage ‘completely illegal’? Turnovers

Analysis: Was Sean O’Brien justified in calling Armitage ‘completely illegal’?

We’ve broken down the Leinster and Toulon opensides’ turnovers on Sunday in Marseille.

# analysis - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Why are we all talking about Jack Grealish? The Breakdown

Analysis: Why are we all talking about Jack Grealish?

The youngster’s performance in Aston Villa’s FA Cup semi-final was lauded but how good was it?

From The42 Bale-less Real, Ronaldo v Messi and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Bale-less Real, Ronaldo v Messi and more Champions League talking points

Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns as he attempts to inspire PSG to an improbable triumph.

# analysis - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From The42 Rogers’ red, Cork breached and the talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend Main Issues

Rogers’ red, Cork breached and the talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend

Plus, promising signs for Pat’s and Longford but Limerick’s woes continue.

# analysis - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From The42 5 talking points as defensive masterclass sees Chelsea edge Man United Analysis

5 talking points as defensive masterclass sees Chelsea edge Man United

Eden Hazard’s classy goal was the difference between the sides at Stamford Bridge today.

From The42 5 talking points ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action

For Chelsea, it’s a case of how do you solve a problem like Marouane?

# analysis - Friday 17 April, 2015

From The42 A world of Kurt: Could Zouma be used to stop Marouane Fellaini? Tactical Battle

A world of Kurt: Could Zouma be used to stop Marouane Fellaini?

Can Mourinho out-fox his old mentor this weekend?

# analysis - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Are politicians abusing their privilege? Explosive Allegations

Are politicians abusing their privilege?

Analysis: The way some TDs are using their constitutional right to absolute privilege in the Dáil has come in for criticism.

From The42 5 reasons for Man United’s sudden improvement under Louis van Gaal Analysis

5 reasons for Man United’s sudden improvement under Louis van Gaal

Fellaini’s increasing proficiency as a target man and other plus points.

From The42 Barca brilliance, brutal Bayern and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Barca brilliance, brutal Bayern and more Champions League talking points

Bayern down but not out and other thoughts from Tuesday and Wednesday’s games.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From The42 Could an underdog go all the way and rest of the Champions League talking points On The Continent

Could an underdog go all the way and rest of the Champions League talking points

Europe’s premier club competition returns with four fascinating ties down for decision over the next fortnight. Who will book their place in the last four?

# analysis - Monday 13 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Will Hillary Clinton’s campaign offer anything different to the usual guff? Same Old Story

Will Hillary Clinton’s campaign offer anything different to the usual guff?

Her opening video was pretty predictable, for the most part.

From The42 Phil Neville: Lack of discipline cost Man City the game Analysis This post contains videos

Phil Neville: Lack of discipline cost Man City the game

Yaya and Fernandinho weren’t to blame, according to Phil.

From The42 3 talking points as United restore order in Manchester with big win over City Analysis

3 talking points as United restore order in Manchester with big win over City

The Louis van Gaal revolution continues at Old Trafford with Fellaini, Mata and Young to the fore.

# analysis - Saturday 11 April, 2015

From The42 It’s squeaky bum time and here’s 5 Premier League talking points ahead of the weekend Main Issues

It’s squeaky bum time and here’s 5 Premier League talking points ahead of the weekend

Could Manuel Pellegrini’s job be on the line at Old Trafford?

# analysis - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Leinster’s missed try chances must be taken against Toulon Clinical

Analysis: Leinster’s missed try chances must be taken against Toulon

Matt O’Connor’s side will need to make great strides of progress before facing the Top 14 giants.

# analysis - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From The42 5 reasons why Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is a £50million-rated player Analysis

5 reasons why Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is a £50million-rated player

Adaptability, potential and the home-grown rule must be considered when assessing the 20-year-old’s worth.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Jan O’Sullivan’s schools plan could spark a BIG row in government Admissions

Here’s why Jan O’Sullivan’s schools plan could spark a BIG row in government

Analysis: The politics behind today’s news on changes to schools’ admissions policy.

# analysis - Monday 6 April, 2015

From The42 Analysis: How good was Ireland coach Joe Schmidt in his playing days? Analysis

Analysis: How good was Ireland coach Joe Schmidt in his playing days?

We break down the Manawatu left wing’s contributions to a near miss against France in 1989.

# analysis - Saturday 4 April, 2015

From The42 5 things we learned from Saturday’s Premier League action Analysis

5 things we learned from Saturday’s Premier League action

Arsenal outclass Liverpool and more thoughts from today’s games

# analysis - Friday 3 April, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

Will Raheem Sterling be frozen out by Brendan Rodgers when Liverpool take on Arsenal?

# analysis - Thursday 2 April, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls Tactics

Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls

There were tries from the clever ploy in both the Pro12 and Super Rugby last weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement? Long Read

Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement?

Martin O’Neill’s men dominated the second half and ultimately scored a deserved equaliser.

# analysis - Sunday 29 March, 2015

From The42 3 talking points from tonight’s Ireland-Poland clash Analysis

3 talking points from tonight’s Ireland-Poland clash

What we learnt as the Irish team secured a dramatic last-gasp point.

From The42 5 talking points ahead of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland Analysis

5 talking points ahead of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland

Will Martin O’Neill opt for 4-5-1 over 4-4-2 and more questions.

# analysis - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star STANDOUT

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

From The42 Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck Innovation

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

# analysis - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked… One Year On This post contains videos

We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked…

Analysis: The departure of the Garda Commissioner remains shrouded in controversy.

# analysis - Monday 23 March, 2015

From The42 Red cards and protests – 6 talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend Domestic Matters

Red cards and protests – 6 talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend

Gameweek three has come and gone as Bohs and Dundalk lead the way.

From The42 Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack Power Plays

Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack

We break down the plays that saw the Tullow Tank cross twice, as well as the build-up to Jared Payne’s score.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting Capital Punishment

Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting

Selection conventions begin this week with lots to look out for in the capital alone.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title Try Time

Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title

In the first part of a study of Ireland’s attack against Scotland, we look at captain Paul O’Connell’s early try.

# analysis - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The42 Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever? Opinion

Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever?

Ahead of tonight’s Clasico, we assess the footballer everyone’s talking about at the moment.

# analysis - Friday 20 March, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

Can a Wayne Rooney-inspired Manchester United go against type and deliver a decent result at Anfield?

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