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#Analysis

# analysis - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Ireland U19 player impresses at Anfield and more FA Cup talking points

Plus, can veteran midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger still do a job for Manchester United?

# analysis - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Was it a penalty and more Liverpool-Southampton talking points

Plus, why Shane Long needs to build on his match-winning goal.

# analysis - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Costa, Pep and Shane Long - 5 talking points ahead of the Premier League weekend

Plus, Liverpool’s chance to put pressure on Chelsea.

# analysis - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Tactic brings social media and the love of sport together for youngsters

The new web app allows users to analyse and discuss footage professional games and their own matches.

# analysis - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Tottenham's squad depth issues, Chelsea's unsung hero and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Burnley maintain their incredible home record thanks to Joey Barton’s winner.

Mourinho's United fan comments and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why John Stones needs to start maturing fast as he prepares to return to his former club.

# analysis - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Is Dele Alli really a 'midfielder' and more Sunday FA Cup talking points Analysis This post contains videos

Is Dele Alli really a 'midfielder' and more Sunday FA Cup talking points

Plus, why Plymouth deserve more credit for their performance against Liverpool.

# analysis - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Richie Towell catches Hughton's eye and more FA Cup talking points

Plus, Preston beaten by Arsenal but scope for Irish optimism.

# analysis - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Marshall runs clever lines for Ulster after disappointment of November Tests

The 25-year-old Ulster centre explains some of his effective contributions in recent games.

# analysis - Friday 30 December, 2016

Klopp and Guardiola face off, Monk mistake and other Premier League talking points

Plus, can Zlatan end the season as the league’s top marksman?

# analysis - Monday 26 December, 2016

Have Man United's traditions gone and more Premier League talking points

The Red Devils’ former boss has, David Moyes, has criticised what the club has become as he prepares to return to Old Trafford.

# analysis - Friday 16 December, 2016

Pep Guardiola criticism to continue, in-form West Brom and more Premier League talking points

Manchester City take on Arsenal this weekend – not the easiest of assignments for their boss.

# analysis - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Marcos Rojo a lucky boy and more Premier League talking points

Plus, it was a landmark night for Chelsea’s unsung hero.

# analysis - Monday 12 December, 2016

Analysis: Zebo's try highlights so much that is good about Munster right now

The southern province produced a stunning team score against Leicester at Thomond Park.

# analysis - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Liverpool's 'keeper problem and Chelsea march on - 5 Premier League talking points

It was a busy weekend of top-flight action.

# analysis - Sunday 4 December, 2016

The 2 best teams in the Premier League and more talking points

Plus, is Alexis Sanchez the best player in the Premier League right now?

# analysis - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Analysis: Attention to detail and violence help Ireland deny Pocock

We examine each of the Wallabies back row’s efforts to steal Irish possession last weekend.

# analysis - Monday 28 November, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Where do Ireland stand ahead of the Six Nations after a successful November?

The win over Australia rounded off a memorable month for Joe Schmidt’s side.

Analysis: Slaughtneil complete historic treble - but tactics could leave them vulnerable

Derry club have won senior football, hurling and camogie titles in Ulster this year. How far can they go?

Six points behind Real and Enrique under pressure - what has gone wrong for Barca?

The Spanish champions have endured their worst start to the season in nine years.

# analysis - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Does Mourinho know his best team and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Sergio Aguero is the best Premier League player of the last five years.

Analysis: David Pocock's understanding of the laws leads to a unique turnover

The Wallabies back row showed his intelligence in what should have been a game-changing moment.

# analysis - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Man United's title challenge, Long's struggles, Moyes' 'double-decker bus' and more PL talking points

Plus, can Leicester reproduced their European form in the Premier League?

# analysis - Friday 25 November, 2016

Are teams starting to figure out Dundalk and more Europa League talking points

Plus, why Henrikh Mkhitaryan deserves more game time at Man United.

# analysis - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Is Messi weary and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why Arsenal are badly missing Santi Cazorla.

Analysis: O'Brien's ruck return another reminder of what Ireland have missed

Devin Toner set a new benchmark with a huge 47 ruck contributions last weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Tottenham not good enough and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why the rich clubs prospering makes for a more boring competition.

# analysis - Monday 21 November, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella dissect Ireland's bruising defeat to the All Blacks Analysis This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella dissect Ireland's bruising defeat to the All Blacks

We dissect Saturday’s absorbing clash with the world champions.

Analysis: Beauden Barrett's moments of magic light up a brutal Test in Dublin

The 25-year-old World Rugby player of the year was superb on Saturday.

# analysis - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's failure to convert costs them dearly against the All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s men couldn’t turn their big chances into the tries they needed.

# analysis - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Is Wayne Rooney right and more Premier League talking points

Plus, there was joy and despair for Ireland’s Darren Randolph at White Hart Lane today.

Analysis: Tiny details make a massive difference against the All Blacks

Ireland are eager to improve their defensive performance against the All Blacks.

# analysis - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Video analysis: Ireland's expansive ideas excite at start of World Cup year

Tom Tierney’s side were ambitious with their use of the ball against England last weekend.

# analysis - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Murray Kinsella and Johne Murphy on what it will take to beat the All Blacks (again) November Tests This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Murray Kinsella and Johne Murphy on what it will take to beat the All Blacks (again)

The former Leicester and Munster man looks at Ireland’s tough selection calls ahead of Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated Test.

# analysis - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Analysis: How Ireland targeted Austria’s makeshift left-back Plan This post contains videos

Analysis: How Ireland targeted Austria’s makeshift left-back

Kevin Wimmer had an evening to forget against the Boys in Green on Saturday.

# analysis - Monday 14 November, 2016

Analysis: Corofin benefit from kick passing as shooting costs Castlebar in Connacht club thriller

Analyst Rob Carroll breaks down Corofin’s victory over Castlebar Mitchels yesterday.

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria Analysis This post contains videos

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria

The Newcastle defender showed why Martin O’Neill has placed faith in him.

# analysis - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Ireland exorcise the ghost of Scotland '87 and more talking points from Vienna

Plus, why the Boys in Green are now in pole position to triumph in Group D.

Analysis: The key man Ireland need to stop from playing today Star This post contains videos

Analysis: The key man Ireland need to stop from playing today

Bayern Munich player David Alaba will be comfortably the biggest star on the pitch this evening.

# analysis - Friday 11 November, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Murray Kinsella and Ian Dowling on facing the haka and Ireland's defence

The former Munster and Ireland wing looks ahead to a busy weekend of rugby.