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#Analysis

# analysis - Friday 14 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation? Debate

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?

The debate around how many people are homeless in Ireland resurfaced again this week.

The Raheem Sterling saga is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Premier League's racism problems

Intolerance has been inextricably linked with top-level football for years.

# analysis - Monday 10 December, 2018

Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line

The 29-year-old scrum-half provided two assists in the southern province’s win over Castres.

# analysis - Friday 7 December, 2018

Is Jose Mourinho's management style out of date?

Man United are already 16 points behind rivals City, while a top-four spot is looking increasingly improbable.

# analysis - Sunday 25 November, 2018

7 issues the new Ireland manager must address urgently

Mick McCarthy is expected to be unveiled as the Boys in Green’s boss later today.

# analysis - Friday 23 November, 2018

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?

Stadium issues and rumours of Christian Eriksen’s imminent departure have undermined the progress made by Spurs of late.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?

Devin Toner and captain Rory Best were, typically, the busiest players in this department.

# analysis - Sunday 18 November, 2018

The biggest misconception about the Irish team was exposed again on Thursday night

There was in marked difference in style when the Republic faced the North during the week.

# analysis - Friday 16 November, 2018

Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses

The Republic of Ireland were involved in a dire 0-0 draw with the North last night.

# analysis - Monday 12 November, 2018

Man City already one of the best Premier League teams ever, but are their achievements tainted?

Pep Guardiola’s side have been criticised for their ignorance of Financial Fair Play rules.

'City aren't Man Utd's biggest problem' - Top-four gap now the fear for Neville

The Red Devils slipped to a 3-1 defeat against their neighbours at the Etihad Stadium to find themselves lodged eighth in the Premier League table.

# analysis - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet

The 22-year-old second row delivered another superb performance against Argentina.

# analysis - Friday 9 November, 2018

Explosive City allegations overshadow Manchester derby

A four-part Der Spiegel report has accused the club of knowingly deceiving Uefa and breaking Financial Fair Play rules.

# analysis - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Big stage for Larmour to shine, O'Brien back and one unlucky lock misses out

The All Blacks loom large as Joe Schmidt named his team to face Argentina.

Juventus fail to justify Champions League favourites tag amid collapse at home to United Analysis This post contains videos

Juventus fail to justify Champions League favourites tag amid collapse at home to United

The reigning Serie A champions suffered a shock loss in Turin to Jose Mourinho’s side.

# analysis - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump is obsessed with 'winning', so what would losing the midterms mean for him? A House Divided

Donald Trump is obsessed with 'winning', so what would losing the midterms mean for him?

Would the US President care, and should he?

# analysis - Friday 2 November, 2018

It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example

On week when Raheem Sterling reportedly agreed a new £300,000-a-week deal, more focus needs to be put on how the sport spends its vast sums.

# analysis - Friday 26 October, 2018

Is Mauricio Pochettino doing the best job of all the Premier League managers?

The Spurs boss has led his side to their best-ever Premier League start.

# analysis - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Toulouse's stunning winning try against Leinster started with clever homework

Louis-Benoît Madaule turned a Leinster trait against them.

# analysis - Saturday 20 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie As College Green plaza comes to a shuddering halt, we must ask why we can't put ideas into action Analysis

As College Green plaza comes to a shuddering halt, we must ask why we can't put ideas into action

The plan was long talked about but hit a major planning roadblock this week.

# analysis - Friday 19 October, 2018

Jose Mourinho bids to avoid equalling David Moyes-era record

The Red Devils are facing a formidable run of games in the coming weeks.

# analysis - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Sacking Martin O'Neill would be a short-term solution to a long-term problem

The ultimate results manager has overseen a run of just one victory in his last nine matches.

# analysis - Monday 15 October, 2018

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Wales in the Nations League tomorrow?

Martin O’Neill has some tough calls to make following Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Denmark.

# analysis - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Have the Irish public fallen out of love with the national team?

There were pockets of empty seats for Ireland’s game with Denmark at the Aviva Stadium last night.

# analysis - Friday 12 October, 2018

Doherty in the starting XI against Denmark, a Preston duo up front and more Nations League talking points

Ireland need to steady the ship in this week’s Nations League double-header, which begins against Denmark in Dublin tomorrow.

# analysis - Sunday 7 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie It's all gone wrong for Emmanuel Macron Elysée Palace This post contains videos

It's all gone wrong for Emmanuel Macron

Less than a year-and-a-half since the election, his presidency is floundering.

# analysis - Friday 5 October, 2018

Top-of-the-table clash: Title contenders prepare to battle as Liverpool welcome Guardiola's champions to Anfield

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola face off at Anfield in a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash on Sunday.

# analysis - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Introducing our new podcast, Heineken Rugby Weekly on The42

Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne got stuck in with Ryan Bailey as the rugby season hots up.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Nurmagomedov's ability to implement gameplan can tip balance in his favour

Professional fighter Joseph Duffy breaks down the meeting of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

# analysis - Saturday 29 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics Analysis

Michael D Higgins reminded us all that he's no stranger to the rough and tumble of politics

The President’s opponents were shown the scale of the challenge they face.

# analysis - Friday 28 September, 2018

A goal that sums up the man — Hazard's likeable modesty goes hand-in-hand with his brilliance Talking Points This post contains videos

A goal that sums up the man — Hazard's likeable modesty goes hand-in-hand with his brilliance

Eden Hazard’s outstanding goal against Liverpool has many suggesting he can be the best player in the world.

# analysis - Friday 21 September, 2018

Matt Doherty prepares for Old Trafford test, Klopp eyes sixth straight win and more Premier League talking points Talking Points This post contains videos

Matt Doherty prepares for Old Trafford test, Klopp eyes sixth straight win and more Premier League talking points

Liverpool take on Southampton, Spurs travel to face Brighton and Man United welcome Wolves to Old Trafford.

# analysis - Sunday 16 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin to announce its presidential candidate today - but this campaign is more of 'test run' Analysis

Sinn Féin to announce its presidential candidate today - but this campaign is more of 'test run'

MEP Liadh N Riada has been widely tipped to be the party’s candidate.

# analysis - Friday 14 September, 2018

Why do managers care what pundits think? Analysis This post contains videos

Why do managers care what pundits think?

The likes of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are becoming increasingly concerned about what the opinion makers say.

# analysis - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder'

Leinster were disappointed with how they gave up the game-clinching try to the Scarlets.

# analysis - Friday 7 September, 2018

Bold, youthful Wales blow away lumbering Ireland

In contrast with the Boys in Green’s largely predictable line-up, the Welsh side had a fresh look about it.

From TheJournal.ie A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready Fine Gael Think-In

A tale of two letters: Election speculation rife this week as Leo says it's 'prudent' to be ready

Leo wants to talk but Micheál’s not ready. Are we in for a bad break up?

# analysis - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Recoils, reactions and top shoulders - Leinster's breakdown lessons

Leo Cullen’s side will need to be much sharper when they take on the Scarlets this weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Analysis: Cluxton's best ever final display, Tyrone's sweeper and can anyone stop the Dubs in 2019?

The42 columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at Dublin’s All-Ireland final victory over Tyrone.

Iain Henderson at the heart of a good day for Ulster's skillful forwards

The Ireland international was at the heart of an encouraging showing from Dan McFarland’s men.

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