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From The42 Liverpool may not be remembered as one of the great sides - but that won't matter if they win the title Talking Point
From The42 United return to the scene of their biggest crime under Solskjaer and must make amends Talking Point

United return to the scene of their biggest crime under Solskjaer and must make amends

Performances in these final three months of the campaign will provide the strongest indication yet that the Norwegian’s methods are working.

From The42 A wretched week shows why Manchester City will never be as loved as Guardiola and the club want Talking Point

A wretched week shows why Manchester City will never be as loved as Guardiola and the club want

The club’s reputation has been hugely damaged following an extraordinary seven days.

From The42 Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win Analysis

Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win

The Red Devils revived their Champions League hopes with a win over their top-four rivals.

From The42 Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season so far? Talking Point

Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season so far?

Just the seven Liverpool players make our selection.

From The42 Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle? Analysis

Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle?

West Ham, Norwich and Watford are some of the clubs fearing the drop.

From The42 Can Frank Lampard handle the increased expectation at Chelsea? Talking Point

Can Frank Lampard handle the increased expectation at Chelsea?

The manager is now facing more scrutiny than at any point in his short coaching career thus far.

From The42 Football's endless greed has devalued the FA Cup - and the competition is only going to grow more irrelevant Talking Point

Football's endless greed has devalued the FA Cup - and the competition is only going to grow more irrelevant

Soon, the biggest clubs might not bother playing it at all.

From The42 Liverpool are 17 games from greatness Talking Point

Liverpool are 17 games from greatness

The Reds are on course to win a first league title since 1990.

From The42 Manchester United is a dreary and listless place at the moment - the hierarchy need to take action Talking Point

Manchester United is a dreary and listless place at the moment - the hierarchy need to take action

The club’s decision makers need to convince fans they are on the road to somewhere.

From The42 The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since Talking Point

The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since

It was confirmed today that the manager has signed a new contract to remain with the Reds until 2024.

From The42 Are Manchester City a team in decline? Analysis

Are Manchester City a team in decline?

There is a growing sense that Pep Guardiola’s men are failing to maintain standards set in previous seasons.

From The42 Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance? Talking Point

Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance?

Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s side have endured an indifferent start to the season.

From The42 Sacking Pochettino a mistake all of Daniel Levy's making Talking Point

Sacking Pochettino a mistake all of Daniel Levy's making

The squad needed to be refreshed more than a year ago, but it wasn’t and now Spurs must compromise with Jose Mourinho.

From The42 Liverpool and Man City rivalry hits new levels of discord ahead of clash both sides must win Talking Point

Liverpool and Man City rivalry hits new levels of discord ahead of clash both sides must win

Even the managers are getting involved ahead of what may be a Premier League clash for the ages at Anfield.

From The42 Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma Analysis

Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma

Jurgen Klopp continues to struggle to find the right balance for his side.

From The42 Solskjaer not the cause of Man United's problems but a symptom of them Talking Point This post contains videos

Solskjaer not the cause of Man United's problems but a symptom of them

The Norwegian has come under fire amid the club’s disastrous start to the season.

From The42 Ireland get another reminder that football from the Charlton era no longer works in the modern game Deja Vu

Ireland get another reminder that football from the Charlton era no longer works in the modern game

The Boys in Green were well beaten by Switzerland in Geneva last night.

From The42 Has Irish football suffered from a dearth of talent? Stephen Kenny is unconvinced Talking Point

Has Irish football suffered from a dearth of talent? Stephen Kenny is unconvinced

The Ireland U21 boss has explained how joined-up thinking across the age groups has benefited his side.

From The42 Spurs have a mountain of problems - but Pochettino isn't one of them Talking Point

Spurs have a mountain of problems - but Pochettino isn't one of them

The issues at the club lie well away from the manager.

From The42 Might Ferguson's achievements become tarnished amid realisation Glazers are United's biggest problem? Talking Point

Might Ferguson's achievements become tarnished amid realisation Glazers are United's biggest problem?

This week has seen a consensus form that the club’s problems are long-rooted.

From The42 Brendan Rodgers' Leicester go to Old Trafford with chance to show they've moved ahead of United Talking Point

Brendan Rodgers' Leicester go to Old Trafford with chance to show they've moved ahead of United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t been given all of the tools he needs to do his extremely difficult job.

From The42 David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team Talking Point

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.

From The42 Premier League's greed to blame for Bury's grim demise Talking Point

Premier League's greed to blame for Bury's grim demise

Bury have withered and died because they were allowed to be treated as nothing more than a business – an idea that comes from the top.

From The42 Newly-confident Arsenal have what it takes to end their awful Anfield record Talking Point

Newly-confident Arsenal have what it takes to end their awful Anfield record

The Gunners have been suffering hammerings on Merseyside for years, but Liverpool’s early-season vulnerabilities give them reason for optimism.

From The42 Pochettino's big decision ahead of this weekend's standout Premier League tie Talking Point

Pochettino's big decision ahead of this weekend's standout Premier League tie

The Spurs boss must decide whether to play wantaway star Christian Eriksen against Man City.

From The42 Last night was a prime example of why the Premier League is becoming harder to watch Talking Point

Last night was a prime example of why the Premier League is becoming harder to watch

Liverpool outclassed Norwich in the season’s opening fixture.

From The42 Those expecting 'sexy football' from Ireland last night haven't been paying attention Talking Point

Those expecting 'sexy football' from Ireland last night haven't been paying attention

The Boys in Green produced an underwhelming display despite beating Gibraltar.

From The42 'You can change the manager, but cannot change the players' - Danish taunts could inspire Ireland Talking Point

'You can change the manager, but cannot change the players' - Danish taunts could inspire Ireland

Age Hareide’s men are in confident mood ahead of tonight’s game.

From The42 Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable Analysis

Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable

The Reds won Europe’s premier club competition for the sixth time last night.

From The42 The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell Talking Point

The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell

Eden Hazard confirmed after the Europa League win that he was leaving Chelsea.

From The42 One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art Talking Point

One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art

A new Premier League record for goals scored in a 38-game season was set on Sunday.

From The42 Greed has already damaged the Premier League - the Champions League will be next Talking Point

Greed has already damaged the Premier League - the Champions League will be next

On the week English sides conquered the continent, Europe wants to change to emulate them.

From The42 Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights Deja Vu This post contains videos

Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights

The Reds came back from a 3-0 deficit to shock Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

From The42 Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams? Talking Point

Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?

The Reds are on course to finish the season on 97 points, but may still fall short.

From The42 Man United's obsession with their own past only leaving them further behind their rivals Talking Point

Man United's obsession with their own past only leaving them further behind their rivals

In the absence of any forward-thinking, the club have fallen in love with their own myth.

From The42 Man United's hapless €57 million man becoming a symbol of their wastefulness Talking Point

Man United's hapless €57 million man becoming a symbol of their wastefulness

A poor performance from Fred against City last night summed up a disappointing season for the Brazilian.

From The42 Does City's Champions League exit hand them a further Premier League advantage? Talking Point

Does City's Champions League exit hand them a further Premier League advantage?

Pep Guardiola’s cloud may carry with it a silver lining.

From The42 Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night Talking Point

Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night

The decision not to play Kevin De Bruyne in the first leg came back to haunt the Etihad outfit.

From The42 Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude Talking Point

Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude

The Red Devils were outclassed by a far superior Barcelona outfit last night.

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