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# analysis - Monday 13 May, 2019

One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art

May 13th 2019, 6:30 AM 10,084 Views 5 Comments

A new Premier League record for goals scored in a 38-game season was set on Sunday.

# analysis - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse

May 11th 2019, 5:43 PM 12,585 Views 14 Comments

The former England defender spoke about the abuse she received during her role as a TV analyst this season.

# analysis - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block
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# New Talks

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

May 5th 2019, 10:00 PM 21,692 Views 32 Comments

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

# analysis - Friday 3 May, 2019

Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?

May 3rd 2019, 4:28 PM 8,572 Views 29 Comments

The Reds are on course to finish the season on 97 points, but may still fall short.

# analysis - Friday 26 April, 2019

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'
# Analysis
# Analysis

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'

Apr 26th 2019, 1:23 PM 20,245 Views 21 Comments

John Giles has also questioned Paul Pogba’s inclusion in the PFA Team of the Season.

# analysis - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:30 PM 46,901 Views 51 Comments

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best
# Irresistible
# Irresistible

Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best

Apr 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 10,840 Views 11 Comments

Over the course of nine phases, 13 of the 15 players touched the ball.

# analysis - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night

Apr 18th 2019, 6:15 AM 20,611 Views 20 Comments

The decision not to play Kevin De Bruyne in the first leg came back to haunt the Etihad outfit.

# analysis - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude

Apr 17th 2019, 12:00 PM 39,918 Views 62 Comments

The Red Devils were outclassed by a far superior Barcelona outfit last night.

# analysis - Friday 5 April, 2019

How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare

Apr 5th 2019, 3:37 PM 9,715 Views 8 Comments

Some costly errors in recruitment have led to a dire season for the Cottagers.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane
# Player Watch
# Player Watch

Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane

Apr 2nd 2019, 5:45 PM 9,596 Views 13 Comments

Mayo’s centre-field pair were hugely influential in their Division 1 final defeat of Kerry.

Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing
# Game Breaker
# Game Breaker

Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing

Apr 2nd 2019, 2:00 PM 12,638 Views 20 Comments

The Leinster number eight was man of the match against Ulster in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

# analysis - Monday 1 April, 2019

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals
# Clinical
# Clinical

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals

Apr 1st 2019, 9:30 PM 15,372 Views 15 Comments

There was intelligence in the build-up to both scores from Johann van Graan’s team.

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster
# So Close
# So Close

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster

Apr 1st 2019, 3:28 PM 27,760 Views 36 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.

# analysis - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Why Louis van Gaal's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticism is unfair
# Analysis
# Analysis

Why Louis van Gaal's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticism is unfair

Mar 28th 2019, 5:00 PM 7,652 Views 11 Comments

The Dutch coach has suggested Man United’s style under the Norwegian was not especially dissimilar to Jose Mourinho’s.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Player Watch: How Tyrone turned McShane into full-forward wrecking ball
# Analysis
# Analysis

Player Watch: How Tyrone turned McShane into full-forward wrecking ball

Mar 26th 2019, 2:56 PM 8,784 Views 1 Comment

Cathal McShane has scored 1-11 in his last four games but his contribution runs far deeper than that.

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier
# Analysis
# Analysis

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier

Mar 26th 2019, 6:15 AM 4,391 Views 20 Comments

Off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent days.

# analysis - Saturday 23 March, 2019

5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar
# Analysis
# Analysis

5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:54 PM 12,924 Views 11 Comments

The Boys in Green struggled amid difficult conditions against the lowest seeded team in Group D.

# analysis - Monday 11 March, 2019

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike
# Inside Job
# Inside Job

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

Mar 11th 2019, 12:16 PM 27,068 Views 5 Comments

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet
# Review
# Review

'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet

Mar 11th 2019, 6:30 AM 10,143 Views 17 Comments

The 21-year-old benefitted from 80 minutes at fullback in the absence of Rob Kearney.

# analysis - Monday 4 March, 2019

Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting
# Analysis
# Analysis

Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting

Mar 4th 2019, 1:41 PM 9,998 Views 3 Comments

The 30-year-old is already on Michael Cheika’s Wallabies radar.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?
# 10
# 10

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?

Feb 27th 2019, 4:04 PM 22,846 Views 30 Comments

The 33-year-old has provided quality at times but has been frustrated overall.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?
# Nine
# Nine

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

Updated Feb 26th 2019, 8:57 PM 42,289 Views 40 Comments

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

# analysis - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism
# Anti-Semitism
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# Anti-Semitism

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:01 PM 16,511 Views 53 Comments

The claims have echoes of those against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women
# Hurt
# Hurt

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

Feb 12th 2019, 1:27 PM 7,012 Views 12 Comments

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

# analysis - Monday 11 February, 2019

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?
# 10
# 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

Feb 11th 2019, 1:00 PM 28,069 Views 25 Comments

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

# analysis - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots
# Detail
# Detail

Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots

Feb 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 39,247 Views 24 Comments

Ireland scored a stunning try on the second phase of a lineout attack in Edinburgh.

# analysis - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack
# Ball In Hand
# Ball In Hand

Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack

Feb 5th 2019, 12:00 PM 30,697 Views 18 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side missed a glaring opportunity with the game still in the balance.

# analysis - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat
# Setback
# Setback

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:10 PM 49,079 Views 66 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were sluggish from the off as England struck powerfully and intelligently.

# analysis - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow
# Teflon
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# Teflon

Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow

Jan 26th 2019, 9:01 PM 40,597 Views 48 Comments

Revelations about the MP have been piling up of late.

# analysis - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart
# Reverse
# Reverse

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart

Jan 22nd 2019, 7:40 PM 33,583 Views 16 Comments

Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.

# analysis - Monday 21 January, 2019

What is going on at Chelsea?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

What is going on at Chelsea?

Jan 21st 2019, 5:30 AM 7,504 Views 11 Comments

Maurizio Sarri claimed his side were ‘mentally weak’ following the loss to Arsenal on Saturday.

# analysis - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?
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After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?

Jan 15th 2019, 10:10 PM 21,580 Views 34 Comments

Her government suffered a monumental defeat.

Stockdale's finishing skills reward Ulster's clever set-piece thinking
# Analysis
# Analysis

Stockdale's finishing skills reward Ulster's clever set-piece thinking

Jan 15th 2019, 9:45 PM 19,367 Views 11 Comments

The northern province scored three tries from set-piece platforms against Racing 92 last weekend.

Martin O'Neill and the fate of 9 other former Ireland managers
# Analysis
# Analysis

Martin O'Neill and the fate of 9 other former Ireland managers

Jan 15th 2019, 5:05 PM 30,684 Views 14 Comments

A number of coaches have struggled after leaving the Boys in Green hotseat.

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines
# Fardy Party
# Fardy Party

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines

Jan 15th 2019, 3:00 PM 24,386 Views 34 Comments

The 34-year-old Australian has been a superb signing for the province.

# analysis - Monday 14 January, 2019

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class
# In Depth
# In Depth

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Jan 14th 2019, 3:00 PM 29,207 Views 12 Comments

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

# analysis - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Jan 13th 2019, 7:51 PM 12,982 Views 24 Comments

The France international’s sublime pass created the only goal in Man United’s win.

# analysis - Thursday 27 December, 2018

At the halfway point of the Premier League season, is it Liverpool's title to lose?
# Analysis
# Analysis

At the halfway point of the Premier League season, is it Liverpool's title to lose?

Dec 27th 2018, 5:43 PM 21,216 Views 58 Comments

Recent history suggests the Reds are poised for glory.

# analysis - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

5 problems the new Man United manager needs to solve
# Analysis
# Analysis

5 problems the new Man United manager needs to solve

Dec 19th 2018, 5:13 PM 51,963 Views 32 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced as the interim boss earlier today.