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# analysis - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Analysis: Ireland tried to play at Murrayfield but just weren't good enough at it

There was lots of intent from Ireland but their execution was extremely inconsistent.

# analysis - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Analysis: Scottish trick play lowlights a bad day for Ireland's lineout and maul

Simon Easterby’s pack missed some big opportunities at key points in the game.

# analysis - Monday 6 February, 2017

Analysis: Basic folding and spacing problems cause Ireland's defence failures

Andy Farrell and his players will be deeply unhappy with their defensive display in Edinburgh.

# analysis - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Can Arsenal curb Chelsea's title march and more Premier League talking points

Plus, will Jose Mourinho place faith in Anthony Martial again?

Analysis: Where have Ireland's 36 tries over the last year come from?

Joe Schmidt’s side are heavily reliant on their lineout as a source for their scores.

# analysis - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Man United's faltering attack and 4 more Premier League talking points

Plus, it’s Chelsea title to lose after several of their rivals slip up in a busy week of footballing action.

# analysis - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

4 winners and 4 losers from the January transfer window

Who benefitted and who lost out in what was a busy month of activity for certain clubs?

# analysis - Monday 30 January, 2017

One last big China move and more talking points ahead of Transfer Deadline Day

Plus, will there be any further deals involving Republic of Ireland internationals?

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

# 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.