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#Talking Points

From The42 Stoke missing Glenn Whelan, Mourinho's lack of class and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Stoke missing Glenn Whelan, Mourinho's lack of class and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Liverpool are improving under Jurgen Klopp.

From The42 John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points Analysis

John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points

Plus, how big of an impact can Virgil van Dijk have at Liverpool?

From The42 Munster's slow start, Leinster on a roll and more talking points from Limerick Analysis

Munster's slow start, Leinster on a roll and more talking points from Limerick

Plus, is Jordan Larmour the most outstanding young player in the country?

From The42 Goals galore at the Emirates, Burnley's brilliant 2017 and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Goals galore at the Emirates, Burnley's brilliant 2017 and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Mark Hughes one more defeat away from the sack at Stoke and Big Sam looking to keep the good times rolling on Merseyside.

From The42 Can Tottenham end woeful run and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Can Tottenham end woeful run and more Premier League talking points

Plus, is it time for Jose Mourinho to bring Henrikh Mkhitaryan in from the cold?

From The42 Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond Big Performance

Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond

Plus, was Munster’s defensive performance down to the work of Andy Farrell?

From The42 What has gone wrong at Spurs and Big Sam's return - 5 Premier League talking points Weekend Preview

What has gone wrong at Spurs and Big Sam's return - 5 Premier League talking points

There are a couple of big matches down for decision over the weekend.

From The42 Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points Review

Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Wayne Rooney heaps misery on old boss David Moyes.

From The42 Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points Contenders

Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points

Plus, another clean sheet for Brighton and Ireland defender Shane Duffy.

From The42 Old rivals Cavanagh and Ó Sé on All-Ireland semi-final collision course - club GAA talking points Comment

Old rivals Cavanagh and Ó Sé on All-Ireland semi-final collision course - club GAA talking points

We also look at Dr Crokes’ exit, Moorefield’s discipline issues and Michael Lundy’s remarkable recovery from appendix surgery.

From The42 The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action Analysis

The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action

Mo Salah is on fire for Liverpool right now.

Super Salah out to show Chelsea they made a huge mistake and the Premier League talking points

The Egyptian, who is bang in form for Liverpool, returns to the club that let him leave on Saturday.

From The42 Sloppy Man United made to pay and more Champions League talking points Disappointment

Sloppy Man United made to pay and more Champions League talking points

The Red Devils were just moments away from securing a 0-0 draw needed to top their group.

From The42 Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points

Plus Tony Pulis on borrowed time and Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United.

From The42 Familiar foes go head to head for the first time in 10 years and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Familiar foes go head to head for the first time in 10 years and more Premier League talking points

Plus Sergio Aguero’s health scare and why Spurs may struggle in the North London derby.

From The42 Can Ireland silence Danish critics and more talking points Analysis

Can Ireland silence Danish critics and more talking points

We preview tonight’s crucial World Cup qualification play-off at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 New faces make their mark, Ireland's dominance and more Aviva talking points Up And Running

New faces make their mark, Ireland's dominance and more Aviva talking points

A thoroughly dominant victory leaves huge grounds for optimism heading into the season ahead.

From The42 David Luiz's Chelsea future uncertain and more Premier League talking points Analysis

David Luiz's Chelsea future uncertain and more Premier League talking points

Plus, has David Unsworth gone out with a bang as Everton manager?

From The42 The Chelsea player caught yawning by Conte and more Premier League talking points Analysis

The Chelsea player caught yawning by Conte and more Premier League talking points

Kenedy provoked the ire of Antonio Conte amid a turbulent week for the London club.

From The42 Tottenham's 21-year-old unsung hero and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Tottenham's 21-year-old unsung hero and more Champions League talking points

Harry Winks impressed against Real Madrid, while Sergio Aguero savoured a landmark night.

From The42 Mourinho's gritty masterclasses and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Mourinho's gritty masterclasses and more Premier League talking points

Plus Roy Hodgson’s steady impact at Crystal Palace and Chelsea back on track following a dismal start to the campaign.

From The42 'Springfield and Shelbyville' rivalry, Treacy's dramatic return and Kenny moves on from Dubs disappointment Comment

'Springfield and Shelbyville' rivalry, Treacy's dramatic return and Kenny moves on from Dubs disappointment

We run through five talking points after Cuala’s three-point win over Kilmacud Crokes in today’s Dublin hurling final.

Schmidt's statement, Bundee's inclusion and more Ireland squad talking points

Who can consider themselves unlucky to miss out? We dissect the squad for next month’s Test matches.

From The42 Ruddock and Healy push their Ireland claims and more talking points from Glasgow Blue Moon Rising

Ruddock and Healy push their Ireland claims and more talking points from Glasgow

A near perfect afternoon for Leinster, but defensive structure and combinations remain areas in need of improvement.

From The42 Is the title down to a 2-horse race already and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Is the title down to a 2-horse race already and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why results, not style, is what will ultimately define Mourinho’s United.

From The42 The hype is justified in magnificent Man City and more Champions League talking points Analysis

The hype is justified in magnificent Man City and more Champions League talking points

Elsewhere, the jury is out on Serge Aurier and Maribor gambled with a high-risk approach and were humiliated.

From The42 Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS Good Start

Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS

Leinster are up and running in Pool 3.

From The42 Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points Up And Running

Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points

The northern province beat Wasps 19-9 at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.

From The42 Man United are 'going to hell' this weekend Analysis

Man United are 'going to hell' this weekend

Plus, were Pep Guardiola’s provocative comments unfair on Tottenham and more Premier League talking points.

From The42 Final stretch of the Road to Russia lies ahead and talking points from Ireland's win over Wales Reaction

Final stretch of the Road to Russia lies ahead and talking points from Ireland's win over Wales

James McClean’s important goals during this campaign, what we know about the play-off draw and how the future is looking.

From The42 How Ukraine-Croatia could be vital to Ireland's qualifying hopes and more talking points Analysis

How Ukraine-Croatia could be vital to Ireland's qualifying hopes and more talking points

Plus, Sean Maguire’s dream year continues.

From The42 Who can lift goal-shy Ireland and more talking points ahead of tonight's crucial game Analysis

Who can lift goal-shy Ireland and more talking points ahead of tonight's crucial game

The Boys in Green have struggled in front of goal at times in the campaign

From The42 The redemption of Marouane Fellaini and more Premier League talking points Talking Points

The redemption of Marouane Fellaini and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile Man City earn seismic win at Stamford Bridge and Tottenham’s incredible form away from home.

From The42 Brendan Rodgers has taken Celtic up a level and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Brendan Rodgers has taken Celtic up a level and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku already looking a wise investment.

From The42 5 talking points as Dublin end their drought but Mayo heartache lives on Opinion

5 talking points as Dublin end their drought but Mayo heartache lives on

The Sky Blues lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the first time since 2010 after three consecutive final losses.

From The42 Same issues continue to plague Liverpool, candy Kane and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Same issues continue to plague Liverpool, candy Kane and more Premier League talking points

Also, Mourinho’s United grind out the win while Oumar Niasse’s contribution to Everton says a lot about their issues.

From The42 Irish underage starlet could return and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Irish underage starlet could return and more Premier League talking points

Declan Rice could be back in the West Ham side as they prepare to face Tottenham this weekend.

From The42 A memorable night as Ireland's new era begins but bigger challenges lie ahead Road To France This post contains videos

A memorable night as Ireland's new era begins but bigger challenges lie ahead

Four talking points from last night’s win, as Colin Bell’s side go in search of qualification for their first major tournament.

From The42 Arsenal can cope without luxury players and more Premier League talking points Talking Points

Arsenal can cope without luxury players and more Premier League talking points

Plus David Luiz’s sending off and pressure mounting on Ronald Koeman’s shoulders.

From The42 Are Southampton better with Shane Long and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Are Southampton better with Shane Long and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Liverpool’s struggles against the weaker teams continue.