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# analysis - Yesterday’s News

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

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

Can Rooney deliver, will Burnley upset Liverpool and more issues of contention.

# analysis - Monday 2 March, 2015

From The42 Analysis: What the hell was Sean O’Brien doing to the England maul? Contest

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O’Brien doing to the England maul?

There was an odd incident in the 22nd minute of play yesterday in Dublin.

From The42 Analysis: Robbie Henshaw’s try built on foundation of Irish work rate Breakdown

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw’s try built on foundation of Irish work rate

We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.

# analysis - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From The42 Coutinho’s magic and Mourinho’s master-plan – 5 talking points from Super Sunday Analysis

Coutinho’s magic and Mourinho’s master-plan – 5 talking points from Super Sunday

There were crucial wins for Liverpool and Arsenal as Chelsea lifted the Capital One Cup.

# analysis - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From The42 5 talking points from today’s Premier League action Main Issues

5 talking points from today’s Premier League action

United stutter, Big Sam booed and Crouch’s record-equalling goal.

From The42 5 talking points ahead of another crucial Premier League weekend Water Cooler

5 talking points ahead of another crucial Premier League weekend

Can City close the gap at the top and how will disappointment in Europe affect Arsenal and Liverpool?

# analysis - Friday 27 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath Analysis

Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath

Analysis: Labour gathers in Killarney this weekend hoping to reverse its increasingly worrying poll numbers.

# analysis - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Joseph’s X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland 13

Analysis: Joseph’s X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland

We identify what makes England’s outside centre such a dangerous attacker.

# analysis - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Champions League action Analysis

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Champions League action

Manuel Pellegrini’s side face a formidable Barca team, plus more games to look forward to.

# analysis - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why Enda is no longer falling over flower pots when it comes to same-sex marriage Analysis

Why Enda is no longer falling over flower pots when it comes to same-sex marriage

Analysis: The Taoiseach delivered a strong backing for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum on Saturday night.

# analysis - Sunday 22 February, 2015

From The42 3 talking points from Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Southampton Water Cooler

3 talking points from Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Southampton

Referee Kevin Friend was at the centre of proceedings while Southampton were reminiscent of Man United under LVG.

From TheJournal.ie Why were four water meter protesters jailed this week? Analysis

Why were four water meter protesters jailed this week?

It was a fundamental difference of opinion.

# analysis - Saturday 21 February, 2015

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

Will van Gaal finally lose patience with Falcao & can Liverpool’s resurrection continue?

# analysis - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Not quite the homecoming king, but Enda is sure to get a warm reception in Mayo How The West Was Won

Not quite the homecoming king, but Enda is sure to get a warm reception in Mayo

Analysis: Fine Gael gathers for its national conference on the Taoiseach’s home turf this evening

From The42 Has the scrum become a blight on modern rugby? Thinkpiece

Has the scrum become a blight on modern rugby?

What is supposed to be a means of re-starting the game after one team makes a mistake has somehow evolved into an interminable wait, write Whiff of Cordite.

# analysis - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle Foundations

Analysis: Ireland’s defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle

We pick apart the choke tackling, kick-chasing, well-read defensive effort from Les Kiss’ men.

# analysis - Monday 16 February, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Missed try-scoring chance the biggest frustration for Schmidt’s Ireland Error

Analysis: Missed try-scoring chance the biggest frustration for Schmidt’s Ireland

We break down the moment when Ireland should have crossed the tryline against the French.

From The42 6 talking points after the opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling Leagues Analysis

6 talking points after the opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling Leagues

Kilkenny show their strength, wasteful Tipp disappoint, and more to discuss from Saturday and Sunday’s action.

# analysis - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From The42 5 talking points from the weekend’s FA Cup fifth round ties Analysis

5 talking points from the weekend’s FA Cup fifth round ties

Two more Premier League sides fell to lower league opposition as Arsenal and Liverpool secured their passage through.

# analysis - Saturday 14 February, 2015

From Business ETC Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive? Analysis

Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive?

Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.

From The42 It’s FA Cup weekend and here are five talking points to digest before the action Water Cooler

It’s FA Cup weekend and here are five talking points to digest before the action

Liverpool’s Selhurst demons, United’s tactical conundrum and what will change at Villa?

# analysis - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From The42 5 thoughts from the midweek Premier League action Analysis

5 thoughts from the midweek Premier League action

Race for fourth hots up, Man United continue impressive form and more talking points.

# analysis - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The42 Should Man United take a leaf out of Tottenham’s book? Analysis

Should Man United take a leaf out of Tottenham’s book?

Louis van Gaal’s side have failed to convince of late, while Mauricio Pochettino’s men have flourished.

From The42 Analysis: What was Ireland’s game plan against Italy? Breakdown

Analysis: What was Ireland’s game plan against Italy?

More accuracy from Ireland in the third quarter would have changed the complexion of Rome fixture.

# analysis - Monday 9 February, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Munster’s O’Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try Stepping Up

Analysis: Munster’s O’Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try

The openside flanker was on the end of a sweeping Ireland attack to seal victory for Joe Schmidt’s side in Rome.

From The42 Analysis: Conor Murray’s score the epitome of a Joe Schmidt team try Details

Analysis: Conor Murray’s score the epitome of a Joe Schmidt team try

Using GIFs, screenshots and videos, we pick apart the first try of Ireland’s Six Nations title defence.

# analysis - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From The42 Five talking points from today’s Premier League action Analysis

Five talking points from today’s Premier League action

City slipped up while Harry Kane starred yet again.

# analysis - Friday 6 February, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ireland need Paul O’Connell’s lineout to be perfect in Rome

Analysis: Ireland need Paul O’Connell’s lineout to be perfect in Rome

The veteran second row was unhappy with elements of Ireland’s lineout during the November Tests.

# analysis - Thursday 5 February, 2015

From The42 Analysis: 5 trends we’ll be watching closely during the Six Nations This Is Rugby

Analysis: 5 trends we’ll be watching closely during the Six Nations

The jackal, maul defence, the offside line, fondness for kicking and where exactly tries are coming from.

# analysis - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter is the problem that just won’t go away Analysis

Alan Shatter is the problem that just won’t go away

Analysis: The government is struggling to move on from the scandals that engulfed the former justice minister.

# analysis - Saturday 31 January, 2015

From The42 Today’s Chelsea-City clash won’t decide the title race, but it could have a big impact Analysis

Today’s Chelsea-City clash won’t decide the title race, but it could have a big impact

The Premier League’s top two meet in this evening’s late kick-off.

# analysis - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From The42 Is it the most worrying season yet for Irish Premier League players? Analysis

Is it the most worrying season yet for Irish Premier League players?

With little hope emanating from the January transfer window, what’s next for Ireland’s coterie of top-flight misfits?

# analysis - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

From The42 3 talking points as Chelsea edge past Liverpool to gain place in League Cup final Analysis

3 talking points as Chelsea edge past Liverpool to gain place in League Cup final

Costa controversies, Balotelli’s ineptitude and more thoughts.

# analysis - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From The42 5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi Analysis

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi

Will Daniel Sturridge return and more thoughts ahead of the game.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live Analysis

Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live

Analysis: While the Tánaiste was better on the economy, there’s no doubt that Adams has improved his debating.

# analysis - Monday 26 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations Mutant

Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations

The Ulsterman was dynamic on his return from injury against Leicester on Saturday.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand Coming Together

Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand

However, there will need to be further improvement if they are to win away to Wasps.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Munster’s darkest day must drive growth in attacking approach Systems Failure

Analysis: Munster’s darkest day must drive growth in attacking approach

We break down the defeat to Saracens, focusing on the kicking game, defensive lapses, handling errors and more.

# analysis - Monday 19 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again Analysis

Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again

Analysis: Yesterday was a seminal moment in Irish public life, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

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