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Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right
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From The42
# Talking Point

Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right

Fri 1:00 PM 3,109 Views 10 Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) are behind the £300 million deal.

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract
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# Analysis

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract

Oct 13th 2021, 7:30 AM 30,642 Views 55 Comments

The manager oversaw an impressive win against Qatar at the Aviva Stadium last night.

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby
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How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby

Oct 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 16,657 Views 2 Comments

Munster, Bristol, and the Dragons delivered some smart examples last weekend.

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team
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# Analysis

Tactics Board: It's Robinson's movement that makes him such a key player for this Ireland team

Oct 11th 2021, 4:35 PM 6,950 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the first competitive win of the Stephen Kenny era.

Ireland legends should not interpret Stephen Kenny's philosophy as a slight on them
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# Analysis

Ireland legends should not interpret Stephen Kenny's philosophy as a slight on them

Oct 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,443 Views 14 Comments

There is a sharp contrast between how many journalists and ex-players perceive the current regime.

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport
# Errors
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# Errors

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport

Oct 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,163 Views 8 Comments

The Irish province scored just once despite 16 visits to the Dragons 22.

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
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# Analysis

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic

Oct 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 6,029 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the standout Premier League game of the weekend, between title rivals Liverpool and Man City.

Analysis: Sexton and Leinster start the season in slick, sharp form
# Variety
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# Variety

Analysis: Sexton and Leinster start the season in slick, sharp form

Sep 28th 2021, 7:03 PM 8,345 Views 2 Comments

There was fluidity and variety to the province’s attacking play in a strong win over the Bulls.

'He was exceptionally good and picked up where he left off'
# VDF
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# VDF

'He was exceptionally good and picked up where he left off'

Sep 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,337 Views 6 Comments

Josh van der Flier was named player of the week on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City
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From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: Tuchel gets it badly wrong as pressing game pays off for Man City

Sep 27th 2021, 3:28 PM 3,743 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down Saturday’s meeting of two title contenders at Stamford Bridge.

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship
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From The42
# Analysis

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 3:16 PM 17,759 Views 13 Comments

Featuring fly goalkeepers, high-scoring hurling and gegenpressing.

Is this the strongest Premier League ever?
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From The42
# Analysis

Is this the strongest Premier League ever?

Sep 17th 2021, 5:29 PM 6,848 Views 7 Comments

The financial might of England’s top clubs is in stark contrast with the struggles of other European sides, writes Paul Fennessy.

Scoring statistics continue to haunt Mayo on the biggest stage as they chase All-Ireland title
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From The42
# Analysis

Scoring statistics continue to haunt Mayo on the biggest stage as they chase All-Ireland title

Sep 14th 2021, 6:21 PM 8,234 Views 8 Comments

Goals conceded and missed continue to hurt Mayo at the final hurdle.

Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia
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Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia

Sep 8th 2021, 5:16 PM 3,438 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan looks back at Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

By now, debating who the Irish manager should be feels almost beside the point
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# Analysis

By now, debating who the Irish manager should be feels almost beside the point

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 12:00 PM 27,279 Views 40 Comments

The scrutiny of Stephen Kenny’s future has intensified in recent days.

Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come
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# Analysis

Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 5,440 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down last night’s bitterly disappointing loss in the Algarve.

Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 3:02 PM 21,901 Views 22 Comments

A young Irish side came agonisingly close to upsetting Fernando Santos’ men.

What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?
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What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?

Aug 31st 2021, 11:48 AM 14,350 Views 19 Comments

How to get Kabul’s airport running again, a lack of trust in the Taliban, and serious economic holes are among the main issues.

Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea
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From The42
# Analysis

Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea

Aug 30th 2021, 1:49 PM 6,963 Views 8 Comments

Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield.

What now for Harry Kane?
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From The42
# Talking Point

What now for Harry Kane?

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 8:03 PM 35,550 Views 28 Comments

The England striker confirmed he was staying at Tottenham earlier this week, after failing to secure a move to Man City.

Can Ireland's Shane Duffy maintain his status as a Premier League regular?
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From The42
# Analysis

Can Ireland's Shane Duffy maintain his status as a Premier League regular?

Aug 20th 2021, 4:27 PM 5,305 Views 3 Comments

The defender returned to the Brighton team and produced a man-of-the-match display last week.

Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility
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From The42
# Analysis

Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility

Aug 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 5,885 Views 0 Comments

The former Dundalk analyst will be breaking down the weekend’s big Premier League game this season.

5 key questions as the new Premier League season begins
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From The42
# Analysis

5 key questions as the new Premier League season begins

Aug 13th 2021, 6:02 PM 4,610 Views 3 Comments

Will Virgil van Dijk retain his world-class status and other talking points.

Video analysis: How the Springboks ground out a series win against the Lions
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From The42
# Analysis

Video analysis: How the Springboks ground out a series win against the Lions

Updated Aug 9th 2021, 12:03 PM 13,131 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Toolan joined Murray Kinsella in the analysis room after Saturday’s third and final Lions Test.

Chiellini and Bonucci get the glory their careers deserve as Southgate's defensive tactics fail to pay off
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Chiellini and Bonucci get the glory their careers deserve as Southgate's defensive tactics fail to pay off

Jul 12th 2021, 5:00 AM 8,328 Views 6 Comments

Plus, the best team won, but did the superior squad lose?

Why do Irish fans root against England?
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Why do Irish fans root against England?

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 16,130 Views 59 Comments

As they prepare for a quarter-final against Ukraine, some critics are tipping the Three Lions for success at Euro 2020.

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
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Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row

Jun 28th 2021, 7:33 PM 10,162 Views 6 Comments

The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards
# Podcast
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# Podcast

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards

Jun 14th 2021, 3:06 PM 1,284 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella break down the 37-man group on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points
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From The42
# Analysis

Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points

Jun 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,885 Views 41 Comments

Tuesday night’s match in Budapest finished scoreless.

Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points
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From The42
# Analysis

Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points

Jun 3rd 2021, 9:08 PM 35,984 Views 29 Comments

Plus, Troy Parrott and Jason Knight show their potential for the future.

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 12,889 Views 14 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
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From The42
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20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 321 Views 0 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
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From The42
# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

Apr 15th 2021, 12:04 PM 37,474 Views 48 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,099 Views 3 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
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From TheJournal.ie
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An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 36,144 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 31,065 Views 31 Comments

While problems remain, the Boys in Green produced an improved display against Qatar on Tuesday.

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time
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# Analysis

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time

Mar 28th 2021, 9:00 AM 20,180 Views 47 Comments

The Irish team suffered a humiliating defeat at home to Luxembourg on Saturday night,

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:51 PM 7,414 Views 7 Comments

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday no stone would be left unturned during the inquest.

'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart
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# Analysis

'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart

Mar 21st 2021, 12:00 PM 44,245 Views 23 Comments

Ireland scored excellent tries through Keith Earls and Jack Conan, and nearly had a beautiful third.

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,945 Views 11 Comments

At 32, Sergio Aguero appears to be on the verge of a Manchester City exit.

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