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

Sep 17th 2021, 5:29 PM 6,813 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.

Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?
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From The42
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Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?

Sep 10th 2021, 5:08 PM 7,121 Views 21 Comments

The Portuguese superstar is expected to make his second debut for the club against Newcastle on Saturday.

Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project
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From The42
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Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 3:02 PM 21,884 Views 22 Comments

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

What now for Harry Kane?
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From The42
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What now for Harry Kane?

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 8:03 PM 35,534 Views 28 Comments

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

'Very frustrated and annoyed' and 'move forward with the rules' - calls for change in ladies football
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'Very frustrated and annoyed' and 'move forward with the rules' - calls for change in ladies football

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:30 PM 16,209 Views 2 Comments

Dublin boss Mick Bohan and Donegal manager Maxi Curran are among those who have been particularly vocal.

Can Sligo Rovers last the pace in the LOI title race?
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From The42
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Can Sligo Rovers last the pace in the LOI title race?

May 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,273 Views 8 Comments

Liam Buckley’s side have knocked the champions from the top of the table.

Pep Guardiola ‘could not care less’ about referee in Champions League final
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From The42
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Pep Guardiola ‘could not care less’ about referee in Champions League final

May 25th 2021, 2:58 PM 3,293 Views 1 Comment

Manchester City face Chelsea on Saturday with Spanish official Antonio Mateu Lahoz set to take charge of the game in Porto.

How else to remember the worst Premier League season ever?
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From The42
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How else to remember the worst Premier League season ever?

May 21st 2021, 4:00 PM 4,926 Views 1 Comment

We pick out the moments that will endure from a season played almost entirely without supporters.

Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?
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From The42
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Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?

May 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 4,001 Views 10 Comments

The Lilywhites take on reigning champions Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park this season.

Progress has been made this season, but problems remain at Manchester United
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From The42
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Progress has been made this season, but problems remain at Manchester United

May 14th 2021, 4:00 PM 6,597 Views 13 Comments

Can Man United solve their squad’s shortcomings in a single summer?

One man has been more integral than most to Man City's remarkable season
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From The42
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One man has been more integral than most to Man City's remarkable season

May 7th 2021, 6:10 PM 7,475 Views 8 Comments

Rúben Dias has shone at the heart of the Etihad outfit’s defence.

Guardiola goes back to what he knows best to find all the answers to unprecedented challenge
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From The42
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Guardiola goes back to what he knows best to find all the answers to unprecedented challenge

Apr 30th 2021, 4:00 PM 2,614 Views 1 Comment

City can reclaim their title this weekend, in what will be a triumph for their era-defining manager.

Breakaway fiasco gives Premier League the chance to fix its greatest flaw
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From The42
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Breakaway fiasco gives Premier League the chance to fix its greatest flaw

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:47 PM 4,442 Views 3 Comments

The question now turns to how the Big Six should be punished for their scheming. Should they be hit by points deductions and transfer bans? Or should they be hit where it hurts most?

What now for Matt Doherty?
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From The42
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What now for Matt Doherty?

Apr 16th 2021, 4:14 PM 41,273 Views 17 Comments

The Irish international has had a difficult first season at new club Tottenham.

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

Apr 15th 2021, 12:04 PM 37,470 Views 48 Comments

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

LOI title race may be far more open than before as the big two clash at Tallaght
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From The42
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LOI title race may be far more open than before as the big two clash at Tallaght

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:45 AM 3,037 Views 2 Comments

Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk meet at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer done enough to deserve a new £9 million-a-year contract?
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From The42
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Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer done enough to deserve a new £9 million-a-year contract?

Mar 19th 2021, 2:00 PM 11,512 Views 22 Comments

Reports have suggested the Man United boss is set to be rewarded with a new deal.

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

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,943 Views 11 Comments

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

Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?
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From The42
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Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?

Mar 5th 2021, 3:01 PM 23,265 Views 55 Comments

Alex Ferguson set the template for transitioning successful Premier League sides ahead of the 1995-96 season.

From 'the biggest fool in Manchester' to manager-of-the-season contender
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From The42
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From 'the biggest fool in Manchester' to manager-of-the-season contender

Feb 26th 2021, 5:34 PM 9,959 Views 15 Comments

Seven years on from the United debacle, David Moyes is helping West Ham reach new heights.

There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands
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From The42
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There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands

Feb 19th 2021, 4:53 PM 8,363 Views 11 Comments

Ilkay Gundogan has starred for a dominant Manchester City this season.

What is going on with Gareth Bale at Tottenham?
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

What is going on with Gareth Bale at Tottenham?

Feb 12th 2021, 5:17 PM 46,715 Views 31 Comments

The Wales star looks a shadow of his former self at present.

Dissecting 5 theories on what's gone wrong at Liverpool
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From The42
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Dissecting 5 theories on what's gone wrong at Liverpool

Feb 5th 2021, 9:36 PM 36,169 Views 66 Comments

The Reds have endured an underwhelming season so far.

Has Chelsea's harsh approach to managers helped make them England's most successful club since 2003?
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From The42
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Has Chelsea's harsh approach to managers helped make them England's most successful club since 2003?

Jan 29th 2021, 2:36 PM 6,487 Views 15 Comments

No Premier League team has won as many trophies as the Blues since the Roman Abramovich era began.

Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo
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From The42
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Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo

Dec 11th 2020, 4:00 PM 6,633 Views 3 Comments

If Manchester United and Real Madrid were too big for him, Jose is finding Spurs to be the perfect fit for a career redemption.

The two teams most likely to topple Liverpool face off
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From The42
# Title Race

The two teams most likely to topple Liverpool face off

Nov 27th 2020, 1:11 PM 6,273 Views 3 Comments

Tottenham and Chelsea will be aiming to outline their title credentials on Sunday.

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?
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From The42
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Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

Nov 20th 2020, 6:46 PM 8,385 Views 10 Comments

The Frenchman has been reduced to a substitute role on more than one occasion this season.

Man City challenge leaves Klopp in a selection conundrum over one of his key men
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From The42
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Man City challenge leaves Klopp in a selection conundrum over one of his key men

Nov 6th 2020, 3:53 PM 9,136 Views 13 Comments

For the first time under the German, Roberto Firmino is under pressure to justify his place.

Can Tottenham's world-class duo inspire an unlikely title challenge?
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From The42
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Can Tottenham's world-class duo inspire an unlikely title challenge?

Oct 30th 2020, 2:04 PM 5,828 Views 4 Comments

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in particular have caught the eye since the season began.

Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves
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From The42
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Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:35 PM 10,558 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United striker has led an enormous community effort to feed children in poverty, after the UK government refused to extend meal vouchers through to next year.

Is the Premier League's Project Big Picture really such a bad idea?
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From The42
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Is the Premier League's Project Big Picture really such a bad idea?

Oct 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 5,311 Views 5 Comments

It s a naked power grab by the biggest clubs, but with the lower leagues fighting for their lives after decades of Premier League greed, it may be worth accepting.

What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate
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From The42
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What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 8:02 PM 26,527 Views 13 Comments

A decision at the end of the Tottenham-Newcastle game last weekend has caused much uproar.

Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?
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From The42
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Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?

Sep 25th 2020, 4:39 PM 11,352 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old Galway native was on target against Newcastle last weekend.

Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?
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From The42
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Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?

Sep 18th 2020, 3:37 PM 6,839 Views 2 Comments

Gareth Bale is set to re-join the North London club.

McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change
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From The42
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McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change

Sep 3rd 2020, 11:33 PM 26,218 Views 14 Comments

Although he initially looked uneasy with the new style, Shane Duffy showed some of Ireland’s traditional strengths to rescue a draw in Bulgaria.

There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year
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From The42
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There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year

Aug 24th 2020, 7:15 AM 17,963 Views 4 Comments

Robert Lewandowski completed a memorable season by helping Bayern win the Champions League last night.

From struggling at West Brom to setting the Champions League alight
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From The42
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From struggling at West Brom to setting the Champions League alight

Aug 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 9,717 Views 2 Comments

Serge Gnabry’s brace helped Bayern Munich overcome Lyon in last night’s semi-final.

Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer
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From The42
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Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer

Jul 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,732 Views 1 Comment

Michael Obafemi’s last-gasp equaliser caused a setback to the Red Devils’ Champions League ambitions.

John Egan a strong contender for Irish player of the season - and it could be about to get even better
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From The42
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John Egan a strong contender for Irish player of the season - and it could be about to get even better

Jul 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,290 Views 15 Comments

The Sheffield United centre-back has been a key figure amid a remarkable season for the club.

Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?
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From The42
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Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?

Jul 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,986 Views 12 Comments

The Portuguese manager saw his Tottenham side’s Champions League hopes diminish amid a loss to Sheffield United on Thursday.

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