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# conjecture - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Words of wisdom: here’s our 18 favourite Roy Keane quotes Conjecture This post contains videos

Words of wisdom: here’s our 18 favourite Roy Keane quotes

Following last night’s ITV 4 documentary, we revisit some of the Cork man’s most famous comments.

# conjecture - Sunday 13 October, 2013

How would an Ireland Homegrown XI get on against a Granny Rule XI?

Maybe Noel King should try something like this out in training.

# conjecture - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Opinion: Martin O’Neill is the right man to replace Trap as Ireland manager

The Italian coach is widely expected to step down following his side’s loss to Austria last night.

# conjecture - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Opinion: Why Trap's Ireland are starting to resemble a bad parody of the Charlton years

As was the case with the former Ireland manager, the Italian’s job could tonight be jeopardised by Austria.

# conjecture - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Opinion: Ireland have the players to qualify for the World Cup, just not the manager

The side’s disappointing loss to Sweden last night effectively ended their hopes of travelling to Rio.

# conjecture - Friday 6 September, 2013

The rise and fall of Alan Hansen and Match of the Day

The BBC’s flagship football show has been struggling for relevancy for some time.

10 talking points ahead of this evening's World Cup qualifiers

Can Ireland adopt a more attacking approach and how will Rickie Lambert fare on his first start for England?

# conjecture - Monday 2 September, 2013

Opinion: Why the Gareth Bale narrative is the biggest myth in football

It’s become a cliché to claim that Real Madrid’s new signing was a no-hoper when he first joined Spurs.

# conjecture - Saturday 31 August, 2013

5 talking points from today's Premier League action

Irish defenders’ worrying lack of form and other topics from Saturday’s games.

# conjecture - Monday 26 August, 2013

3 key battles that will decide Manchester United v Chelsea

We look at where the Old Trafford match-up will be won and lost.

# conjecture - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Opinion: Why football fans should take a leaf out of Jason Dufner's book

Football needs to lighten up and learn from the casual attitude of the American golfer.

# conjecture - Sunday 18 August, 2013

5 talking points from today's Premier League action

We assess Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge, Spurs’ unconvincing victory and much, much more.

# conjecture - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Opinion: Why the Premier League is bigger than ever in the US

Coverage of soccer had previously been regarded as a joke Stateside.

# conjecture - Friday 16 August, 2013’s writers make their predictions for the 2013-2014 Premier League season

Our team discuss who’ll win the league, which Irish players will impress and more…

# conjecture - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Opinion: Selling Rooney to Chelsea is not an option for Manchester United

The club are understood to be firmly against the idea of selling to a major rival.

# conjecture - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Analysis: Danny Welbeck fills the Rooney role with aplomb

The youngster could serve as a possible replacement for United’s wantaway star, writes Michael Cox.

# conjecture - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Opinion: Whether Liverpool fans like it or not, Suarez’s behaviour is symptomatic of modern football

The Uruguayan last night decided to publicly discuss his desire to leave Anfield.

# conjecture - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Opinion: Why Liverpool and Spurs can’t afford to lose their star men Conjecture This post contains videos

Opinion: Why Liverpool and Spurs can’t afford to lose their star men

Despite the the lucrative offers on the table for Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale, selling them could be detrimental to both clubs’ prospects in the long term.

# conjecture - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Opinion: Why David Moyes was wrong to openly downplay Wayne Rooney’s importance

The England striker is reportedly fuming as a result of recent comments made by the United manager.

# conjecture - Sunday 14 July, 2013

5 talking points from yesterday's GAA action

The officiating in Kilkenny v Waterford, Clare’s inconsistency and more topics arising after Saturday’s games.

# conjecture - Friday 5 July, 2013

Opinion: It's understandable why some Irish fans aren't cheering for the Lions tomorrow*

*But any team with Jonny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Tommy Bowe is difficult to root against.

# conjecture - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

5 immediate issues David Moyes needs to deal with as Man United manager

Wayne Rooney and Leighton Baines will be among the new boss’ key priorities.

# conjecture - Sunday 2 June, 2013

3 things we hope to see in today's Ireland-Georgia game

Our thoughts on Wes Hoolahan, Andy Keogh and more ahead of this evening’s match.

# conjecture - Monday 20 May, 2013

Analysis: European failure Mourinho's legacy in Madrid

Just as in his spells in charge at Chelsea and Inter, the coach’s time at the Bernabeu has been filled with controversy.

Player ratings: How Trap's Ireland squad got on for their clubs this season

We assess the fortunes of both the key members and the individuals on the periphery of the Irish team.

# conjecture - Friday 17 May, 2013

Opinion: David Beckham may have been a limited footballer, but he was still a credit to his sport Conjecture This post contains videos

Opinion: David Beckham may have been a limited footballer, but he was still a credit to his sport

After the former Manchester United star announced his decision to retire yesterday, we assess his legacy.

# conjecture - Monday 13 May, 2013

Analysis: How Mancini's Man City dream turned sour

The decision comes just 12 months after the coach led the club to their first-ever Premier League title win.

# conjecture - Sunday 5 May, 2013

5 talking points from this weekend's Premier League action

We give our thoughts on United-Chelsea, Liverpool-Everton and some of the other recent games.

# conjecture - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Here's how the experts reacted to today's Lions announcement

This morning’s squad selection provoked plenty of debate among the great and the good.

# conjecture - Sunday 28 April, 2013

5 talking points from this weekend's Premier League action

Our assessment of today’s United-Arsenal games among other recent fixtures.

# conjecture - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Opinion: Why Robin van Persie deserves to win Player of the Year

The Dutchman is set to compete primarily with Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez for the gong.

# conjecture - Monday 22 April, 2013

‘Liverpool must wash their hands of Suarez’ – How the media reacted to bitegate

There is much debate over yesterday’s controversy.

# conjecture - Friday 12 April, 2013

Fantasyland: Get your double gameweek thinking hats on

Think of this article as a reminder to update your team with plenty of United and Arsenal players.

# conjecture - Sunday 7 April, 2013

5 things we learned from this weekend's Premier League action

Our assessment of Shane Long’s performance against Arsenal and more opinions on the games across the water.

# conjecture - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

# conjecture - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Here's how Twitter reacted to the new black card rule Conjecture This post contains images

Here's how Twitter reacted to the new black card rule

The thoughts of Joe Brolly, Aidan O’Shea and others, in light of this afternoon’s developments.

# conjecture - Thursday 21 March, 2013

‘A pub player’ – Thoughts from the fans who watch Ireland’s footballers every week

How John O’Shea and co are getting on at their clubs.

# conjecture - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Analysis: Roy Keane may not be a better pundit than a player, but he's certainly a better person

The transformation came full circle last Tuesday night, when he castigated Nani for an offence far more innocuous than the types of challenges he used to regularly commit.

Premier League and FA Cup previews: Who will win this weekend's games and why

Man United v Chelsea, Tottenham v Liverpool and much, much more.

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