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# analysis - Thursday 27 August, 2015

From The42 The main talking points from today’s Champions League group-stage draw Analysis

The main talking points from today’s Champions League group-stage draw

Man United will be happy, Man City won’t while Jose will get a nice reunion with a certain ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper.

From The42 Schweinsteiger’s sublime pass and more talking points from Man United’s easy win Analysis

Schweinsteiger’s sublime pass and more talking points from Man United’s easy win

Plus, does Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick mean the England striker is back to his best?

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# analysis - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why are all these Fianna Fáil-ers making a comeback? Analysis

Why are all these Fianna Fáil-ers making a comeback?

Analysis: Fianna Fáil wants to blood new candidates but is also relying on the old guard in some constituencies.

From The42 How did 2 key Ireland players fare against the Premier League’s in-form team? Analysis

How did 2 key Ireland players fare against the Premier League’s in-form team?

Everton were beaten 2-0 by Man City, but how did Martin O’Neill’s players do?

# analysis - Monday 24 August, 2015

From The42 5 talking points as Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils on Monday Night Football Analysis

5 talking points as Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils on Monday Night Football

Coutinho and Benteke were impressive but the were Reds left to rue missed chances.

From The42 ‘Outstanding’ Coleman and more Premier League talking points Analysis

‘Outstanding’ Coleman and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile, Pedro enjoyed an impressive debut for Chelsea.

From The42 5 talking points after Kerry win a gripping All-Ireland semi against Tyrone Analysis

5 talking points after Kerry win a gripping All-Ireland semi against Tyrone

Maurice Deegan in the spotlight after a semi-final filled with talking points.

# analysis - Saturday 22 August, 2015

From The42 Newcastle just the tonic for struggling Rooney plus more Premier League talking points Analysis

Newcastle just the tonic for struggling Rooney plus more Premier League talking points

Spurs could do with some of Leicester’s energy while Pedro isn’t walking into a harmonious atmosphere at Chelsea.

# analysis - Thursday 20 August, 2015

From The42 Madigan: ‘I’m picked to play because the coach believes my instincts are good’ Interview

Madigan: ‘I’m picked to play because the coach believes my instincts are good’

The Ireland international sat down with The42 to talk about GAA, analysis and kicking.

# analysis - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

From The42 A resurgent Smalling & more talking points after Manchester United’s Champions League win Analysis

A resurgent Smalling & more talking points after Manchester United’s Champions League win

Chris Smalling was excellent again while Louis van Gaal has options now and can change games because of it.

# analysis - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

From The42 Why Damien Duff is Ireland’s most underappreciated sports person Opinion

Why Damien Duff is Ireland’s most underappreciated sports person

The winger, who made his Shamrock Rovers debut last night, doesn’t always get the credit he deserves, writes Paul Fennessy.

From The42 Analysis: Two of the Premier League’s most creative players last weekend were Irish Playmakers

Analysis: Two of the Premier League’s most creative players last weekend were Irish

Both Stephen Ireland and Wes Hoolahan were instrumental for their clubs on Saturday.

# analysis - Monday 17 August, 2015

From The42 Coutinho impresses and more talking points from Liverpool’s hard-fought win Analysis

Coutinho impresses and more talking points from Liverpool’s hard-fought win

The Reds overcame Bournemouth 1-0 at Anfield tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Is this the only possible government after the next election? Analysis

Is this the only possible government after the next election?

Analysis: On current polls and seat projections the current government will not be re-elected. So what’s the alternative?

# analysis - Sunday 16 August, 2015

From The42 Rooney off the pace, City sharpen Chelsea’s pain and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Rooney off the pace, City sharpen Chelsea’s pain and more Premier League talking points

We look back on another absorbing weekend of top-flight action.

# analysis - Saturday 15 August, 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

In praise of Palace and will Chelsea be distracted ahead of City clash?

# analysis - Friday 14 August, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Bledisloe Cup incident showed up World Rugby’s attitude to the scrum Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Bledisloe Cup incident showed up World Rugby’s attitude to the scrum

A fascinating exchange between Wayne Barnes and Stephen Moore.

# analysis - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Has Enda become a lame duck Taoiseach? Analysis

Has Enda become a lame duck Taoiseach?

Analysis: Having been forced to clarify matters at the weekend, has the Taoiseach damaged his political prospects?

# analysis - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Ireland perfect the 8-man shove in Welsh scrum demolition 8 Man Shove

Analysis: Ireland perfect the 8-man shove in Welsh scrum demolition

Jamie Heaslip proved how important the number 8 can be to defensive scrums.

# analysis - Monday 10 August, 2015

From The42 How on earth do you deal with Kilkenny’s caped crusaders Reid and Hogan? Analysis

How on earth do you deal with Kilkenny’s caped crusaders Reid and Hogan?

It’s a question that Galway or Tipperary will concern themselves with after next Sunday.

# analysis - Sunday 9 August, 2015

From The42 5 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League action Analysis

5 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League action

Arsene Wenger is the worst again while Liverpool have to stop relying on Coutinho for inspiration.

From The42 Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt’s Ireland win comfortably in Wales Keep It Simple

Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt’s Ireland win comfortably in Wales

The Six Nations champions started their World Cup warm-ups with an encouraging display.

# analysis - Saturday 8 August, 2015

From The42 Will Benteke suit Liverpool and 5 other Premier League talking points Analysis

Will Benteke suit Liverpool and 5 other Premier League talking points

Is there life left in Bastian Schweinsteiger? Can Arsenal win the league?

# analysis - Friday 7 August, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Three of the world’s best opensides set for titanic contest 7

Analysis: Three of the world’s best opensides set for titanic contest

Richie McCaw, David Pocock and Michael Hooper all start as New Zealand face Australia.

# analysis - Sunday 2 August, 2015

From The42 5 talking points as Dublin book their place in the All-Ireland semis Analysis

5 talking points as Dublin book their place in the All-Ireland semis

Dublin get the job done quickly but Fermanagh leave Croke Park with a lot of credit.

# analysis - Saturday 1 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 … It starts today Multiple Pearsings

The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 … It starts today

Sinn Féin are insisting their massive O’Donovan Rossa event today is not a ‘rival’ to the official one. But it sure looks like they’re competing.

# analysis - Thursday 30 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie MH370 search: Debris found on remote island is from a Boeing 777 La Reunion

MH370 search: Debris found on remote island is from a Boeing 777

A bag was also found washed up on the beach.

# analysis - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Beautiful lines and Richie McCaw’s contentious winning try Classic

Analysis: Beautiful lines and Richie McCaw’s contentious winning try

We’ve taken an in-depth look at the three second-half tries in South Africa’s defeat to the All Blacks.

From The42 As new season approaches, there are still plenty of questions for United to answer Analysis

As new season approaches, there are still plenty of questions for United to answer

As much as the new signings are grounds for optimism, Louis van Gaal still hasn’t brought in a centre-half or centre-forward.

# analysis - Monday 27 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Talk of guns in cinemas and Holocaust ovens, in the desperate battle to unseat Trump Trump Smash

Talk of guns in cinemas and Holocaust ovens, in the desperate battle to unseat Trump

Desperate to make the cut ahead of the first GOP debate, one low ranking contender has been smashing up his mobile phone on Youtube.

From The42 Analysis: All Blacks and Springboks fire World Cup warning shots Warning Shots

Analysis: All Blacks and Springboks fire World Cup warning shots

In a classic encounter at Ellis Park, both teams pounced for brilliant first-half tries.

From The42 5 talking points after Waterford bounce back to down the Dubs Analysis

5 talking points after Waterford bounce back to down the Dubs

Shane Bennett and Liam Rushe left emphatic marks on yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final, but for very different reasons.

# analysis - Friday 24 July, 2015

From The42 Rugby Championship weekend to provide food for thought for Ireland Scouting

Rugby Championship weekend to provide food for thought for Ireland

New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa and Australia are all potential World Cup opponents.

From The42 Analysis: How will Liverpool line up this season? Water Cooler

Analysis: How will Liverpool line up this season?

Brendan Rodgers is under pressure but needs to figure out what his best XI looks like.

From The42 Analysis: Retallick epitomises why All Blacks are best in the world Basic Skills

Analysis: Retallick epitomises why All Blacks are best in the world

The 24-year-old second row has already been named the best individual player in the game.

# analysis - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From The42 Analysis: South African scrum control ruined by poor game management Front Row Union

Analysis: South African scrum control ruined by poor game management

South Africa lost control of the scrum by making too many subs, too early in the game.

From The42 Analysis: Sonny Bill Williams serves reminder of offloading X-factor Skills

Analysis: Sonny Bill Williams serves reminder of offloading X-factor

The 29-year-old centre was in impressive form against Argentina last weekend.

# analysis - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The42 Van Gaal’s decision to sell Valdes leads to questions about his man-management Analysis

Van Gaal’s decision to sell Valdes leads to questions about his man-management

Sergio Romero and Jasper Cillessen have been mooted as replacements but why are United scrambling to make another signing?

# analysis - Sunday 19 July, 2015

From The42 6 talking points as Kerry savour Munster final glory and Cork aim to recover Analysis

6 talking points as Kerry savour Munster final glory and Cork aim to recover

The Kingdom eventually prevailed after 140 minutes of absorbing football.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

From The42 No excuses for Van Gaal and new-look United after flurry of signings Opinion

No excuses for Van Gaal and new-look United after flurry of signings

The club’s pre-season building continues apace but do they have what it takes to challenge for the league?

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