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#Analysis

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

Today’s Chelsea-City clash won’t decide the title race, but it could have a big impact

The Premier League’s top two meet in this evening’s late kick-off.

# analysis - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Is it the most worrying season yet for Irish Premier League players?

With little hope emanating from the January transfer window, what’s next for Ireland’s coterie of top-flight misfits?

# analysis - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

3 talking points as Chelsea edge past Liverpool to gain place in League Cup final

Costa controversies, Balotelli’s ineptitude and more thoughts.

# analysis - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi

Will Daniel Sturridge return and more thoughts ahead of the game.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live Analysis

Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live

Analysis: While the Tánaiste was better on the economy, there’s no doubt that Adams has improved his debating.

# analysis - Monday 26 January, 2015

Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations

The Ulsterman was dynamic on his return from injury against Leicester on Saturday.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand

However, there will need to be further improvement if they are to win away to Wasps.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Analysis: Munster’s darkest day must drive growth in attacking approach

We break down the defeat to Saracens, focusing on the kicking game, defensive lapses, handling errors and more.

# analysis - Monday 19 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again Analysis

Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again

Analysis: Yesterday was a seminal moment in Irish public life, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

# analysis - Sunday 18 January, 2015

3 talking points from Arsenal’s win over Manchester City

The Gunner’s organisation and concentration was immense while Santi Cazorla was inspired.

Rugby analysis app brings magic number 54 into the foreground

We spoke to Andrew Quick, creator of the fascinating Rugby Analyser 54 app.

# analysis - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Exciting Leinster team can take advantage of Castres’ lack of confidence

We’ve looked at four key areas of this evening’s Champions Cup clash at the RDS.

# analysis - Thursday 15 January, 2015

No miracles required against Saracens but Munster need smart gameplan

We take a look at the importance of the kicking game, maul control, and attacking variety.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Van Gaal’s Man United no better than Moyes’ team — he has been fooling us all

The Dutchman now has an identical record to his predecessor with 37 points from 21 Premier League games

# analysis - Sunday 11 January, 2015

3 things we learned from Sunday’s Premier League action

Alexis Sanchez continues to thrill at Arsenal while Morgan Schneiderlin is the jewel in Southampton’s crown.

# analysis - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything… it’s that deals can always be made Recap

Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything… it’s that deals can always be made

History shows that no combination of political parties can be ruled out if the numbers stack up.

# analysis - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Analysis: Lucinda’s new party won’t be left, right or whipped, so how will that work? Reboot Ireland

Analysis: Lucinda’s new party won’t be left, right or whipped, so how will that work?

They want to ‘Reboot Ireland’, but is it just a pipe dream?

UFC analysis: A comparison of Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier

An in-depth look at the skills sets of the men headlining UFC 182.

# analysis - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Goals, upsets and comebacks – 6 talking points from Thursday’s Premier League action

There were 33 goals in all during an action-packed day in the top-flight.

Managerial changes and fatigue – 5 New Year’s Day Premier League talking points

There’s eight straight hours of top-flight football to kick-start 2015.

# analysis - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Why Van Gaal & United is a perfect marriage… and the best is yet to come in 2015

The only way is up for the club after showing great improvements.

# analysis - Monday 29 December, 2014

3 talking points from Liverpool’s convincing win over Swansea

Adam Lallana finally finding some form and more thoughts from Monday’s game.

# analysis - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Analysis: Munster’s men send clear message to Schmidt in Leinster win

Tommy O’Donnell, Ian Keatley and Andrew Conway were among the players to impress on Friday night.

5 talking points ahead of Sunday and Monday’s Premier League action

The next four games could make or break Liverpool’s season and more assertions.

# analysis - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Analysis: Why Wayne Rooney is excelling in midfield role

The attacker impressed against Newcastle in an unfamiliar role.

From TheJournal.ie This was not an abortion case, but the courts had to perform a circus balancing act Analysis

5 talking points from the St Stephen’s Day Premier League action

Liverpool’s fortuitous win, Man United’s considerably improved home form and more.

# analysis - Friday 26 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Despite Leo’s intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again Analysis

Despite Leo’s intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again

Analysis: The coalition will not give in to growing calls for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Here’s why.

# analysis - Thursday 25 December, 2014

5 talking points ahead of the Stephen’s Day Premier League action

Can United maintain their phenomenal record, will Balotelli come good and more questions.

# analysis - Sunday 21 December, 2014

3 talking points from Liverpool’s enthralling draw with Arsenal

Brendan Rodgers’ experimentation with Raheem Sterling needs to stop while the Arsenal defence needs surgery.

# analysis - Saturday 20 December, 2014

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

United get a reality check, injury-plagued City prevail and more thoughts from this afternoon’s games.

Bojan, the Tyne-Wear derby and Rodgers’ Reds – this weekend’s Premier League talking points

We’re set for another bumper weekend of top-flight action as the festive period gets into full swing.

# analysis - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

THAT Ireland handball and why Thierry Henry isn’t loved in his home country

The Gunners legend scored 51 goals in 123 appearances at international level for France.

# analysis - Monday 15 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why this TD WAS elected to break the law Analysis This post contains videos

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Analysis: Paul Murphy has always been upfront about his intention to boycott water charges… and has encouraged others to follow suit.

# analysis - Sunday 14 December, 2014

5 talking points as Man United overcome Liverpool

De Gea Schmeichel-esque, Balotelli’s misery continues and more.

Analysis: What Munster must do to take a win away from Clermont

JJ Hanrahan, attacking variety, winning the gainline, line-out platform and Nigel Owens will all be key.

# analysis - Saturday 13 December, 2014

5 Premier League talking points ahead of another crunch weekend

Arsenal’s latest injury crisis, bragging rights are on the line in the Midlands and Hull could be in for a Stamford Bridge hiding.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Analysis: Leinster up the ambition but error count remains restrictive

Analysis: Leinster up the ambition but error count remains restrictive

Jimmy Gopperth improved at out-half for Matt O’Connor’s side in Sunday’s clash with Harlequins.

Analysis: Munster’s failure in green zone costs them dearly against Clermont

Paul O’Connell and his pack were outsmarted at the line-out and maul in Thomond Park.

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