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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 26 April, 2015

#Analysis

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

Romantic Wenger, pragmatic Jose & more Premier League talking points

Arsenal v Chelsea grabs the headlines this weekend but Fellaini is back at Goodison while Newcastle’s unrest seems set to continue.

# analysis - Friday 24 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back? Internal Wranglings This post contains videos

Can Fianna Fáil stop the in-fighting and bounce back?

Analysis: Is the Celtic Tiger party ready to return to power?

# analysis - Thursday 23 April, 2015

‘A soft but well-taken try’: Let a Saracens coach talk you through their defeat to Clermont Game Tape This post contains videos

‘A soft but well-taken try’: Let a Saracens coach talk you through their defeat to Clermont

Alex Sanderson has talked through the highlights of the semi-final for the club’s YouTube channel.

Madrid Derby dive-fest, Juve do enough and more Champions League talking points

Real and Juve reached the semi-finals on a night when goals were in short supply.

# analysis - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Desperate Luiz, underrated Mueller and more Champions League talking points

We also look back on Bayern’s astonishing six-goal win.

Analysis: Was Sean O’Brien justified in calling Armitage ‘completely illegal’?

We’ve broken down the Leinster and Toulon opensides’ turnovers on Sunday in Marseille.

# analysis - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Analysis: Why are we all talking about Jack Grealish?

The youngster’s performance in Aston Villa’s FA Cup semi-final was lauded but how good was it?

Bale-less Real, Ronaldo v Messi and more Champions League talking points

Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns as he attempts to inspire PSG to an improbable triumph.

# analysis - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Rogers’ red, Cork breached and the talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend

Plus, promising signs for Pat’s and Longford but Limerick’s woes continue.

# analysis - Saturday 18 April, 2015

5 talking points as defensive masterclass sees Chelsea edge Man United

Eden Hazard’s classy goal was the difference between the sides at Stamford Bridge today.

5 talking points ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action

For Chelsea, it’s a case of how do you solve a problem like Marouane?

# analysis - Friday 17 April, 2015

A world of Kurt: Could Zouma be used to stop Marouane Fellaini?

Can Mourinho out-fox his old mentor this weekend?

# analysis - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Are politicians abusing their privilege? Explosive Allegations

Are politicians abusing their privilege?

Analysis: The way some TDs are using their constitutional right to absolute privilege in the Dáil has come in for criticism.

5 reasons for Man United’s sudden improvement under Louis van Gaal

Fellaini’s increasing proficiency as a target man and other plus points.

Barca brilliance, brutal Bayern and more Champions League talking points

Bayern down but not out and other thoughts from Tuesday and Wednesday’s games.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Could an underdog go all the way and rest of the Champions League talking points

Europe’s premier club competition returns with four fascinating ties down for decision over the next fortnight. Who will book their place in the last four?

# analysis - Monday 13 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Will Hillary Clinton’s campaign offer anything different to the usual guff? Same Old Story

Will Hillary Clinton’s campaign offer anything different to the usual guff?

Her opening video was pretty predictable, for the most part.

Phil Neville: Lack of discipline cost Man City the game Analysis This post contains videos

Phil Neville: Lack of discipline cost Man City the game

Yaya and Fernandinho weren’t to blame, according to Phil.

3 talking points as United restore order in Manchester with big win over City

The Louis van Gaal revolution continues at Old Trafford with Fellaini, Mata and Young to the fore.

# analysis - Saturday 11 April, 2015

It’s squeaky bum time and here’s 5 Premier League talking points ahead of the weekend

Could Manuel Pellegrini’s job be on the line at Old Trafford?

# analysis - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Analysis: Leinster’s missed try chances must be taken against Toulon

Matt O’Connor’s side will need to make great strides of progress before facing the Top 14 giants.

# analysis - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

5 reasons why Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is a £50million-rated player

Adaptability, potential and the home-grown rule must be considered when assessing the 20-year-old’s worth.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Jan O’Sullivan’s schools plan could spark a BIG row in government Admissions

Here’s why Jan O’Sullivan’s schools plan could spark a BIG row in government

Analysis: The politics behind today’s news on changes to schools’ admissions policy.

# analysis - Monday 6 April, 2015

Analysis: How good was Ireland coach Joe Schmidt in his playing days?

We break down the Manawatu left wing’s contributions to a near miss against France in 1989.

# analysis - Saturday 4 April, 2015

5 things we learned from Saturday’s Premier League action

Arsenal outclass Liverpool and more thoughts from today’s games

# analysis - Friday 3 April, 2015

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

Will Raheem Sterling be frozen out by Brendan Rodgers when Liverpool take on Arsenal?

# analysis - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Analysis: Munster and the Chiefs do damage with open-play mauls

There were tries from the clever ploy in both the Pro12 and Super Rugby last weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement?

Martin O’Neill’s men dominated the second half and ultimately scored a deserved equaliser.

# analysis - Sunday 29 March, 2015

3 talking points from tonight’s Ireland-Poland clash

What we learnt as the Irish team secured a dramatic last-gasp point.

5 talking points ahead of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland

Will Martin O’Neill opt for 4-5-1 over 4-4-2 and more questions.

# analysis - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

# analysis - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked… One Year On This post contains videos

We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked…

Analysis: The departure of the Garda Commissioner remains shrouded in controversy.

# analysis - Monday 23 March, 2015

Red cards and protests – 6 talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend

Gameweek three has come and gone as Bohs and Dundalk lead the way.

Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack

We break down the plays that saw the Tullow Tank cross twice, as well as the build-up to Jared Payne’s score.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting Capital Punishment

Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting

Selection conventions begin this week with lots to look out for in the capital alone.

Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title

In the first part of a study of Ireland’s attack against Scotland, we look at captain Paul O’Connell’s early try.

# analysis - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever?

Ahead of tonight’s Clasico, we assess the footballer everyone’s talking about at the moment.

# analysis - Friday 20 March, 2015

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

Can a Wayne Rooney-inspired Manchester United go against type and deliver a decent result at Anfield?

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