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# conjecture - Friday 28 September, 2012

Fantasyland: Looking for value to climb the leader board

There’s no point in signing the same players as everyone else if you want to make a move up the leader board.

# conjecture - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Tony Pulis calls for three-game diving ban Conjecture This post contains a poll

Tony Pulis calls for three-game diving ban

Do you agree with the Stoke manager? Have your say in our poll.

# conjecture - Monday 24 September, 2012

Opinion: How can football fans be expected to show respect for the opposition when the players rarely do?

The sport needs to look in the mirror, writes Paul Fennessy.

# conjecture - Friday 21 September, 2012

Fantasyland: Get ready for a genuine Super Sunday

Gameweek 5 sees clashes between Liverpool and Man United, and Man City versus Arsenal taking place.

# conjecture - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Player ratings: Ireland v Oman, international friendly

We rate how the Boys in Green fared in Craven Cottage this evening.

# conjecture - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

In the swing: McIlroy and Woods look set for longstanding rivalry

The pair could be set to dominate golf in the forthcoming months, writes Neil Cullen.

# conjecture - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Analysis: Same Trap, different players, as Ireland fail to inspire in Serbia

Despite a new formation, there was a sense of deja vu about the Irish team’s performance this evening, writes Paul Fennessy.

Five questions that tonight's Serbia-Ireland friendly will answer

We analyse five issues that Trap must solve, ahead of tonight’s international.

# conjecture - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

In the swing: In this kind of form, McIlroy is untouchable

Rory McIlroy’s second Major Championship triumph was almost as impressive as his first one, writes Neil Cullen.

Opinion: The Irish team has lost part of its spine now that Given's gone

The Ireland goalkeeper will be much missed, though we may still not have seen the last of him yet, writes Paul Fennessy.

# conjecture - Monday 13 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Sometimes the medals go to those who want them the most

Our columnist gives a review and analysis of what was one of the most successful Olympic Games ever from an Irish supporter’s perspective.

# conjecture - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Bolt will claim gold, provided he is fully fit

The 100m Final takes place this evening, and our columnist is tipping the 25-year-old to retain his title.

# conjecture - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Well played: Here’s your Gaelic Football team of the week

Ewan MacKenna selects the best XV footballers of the week. Do you agree?

# conjecture - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Pistol duelling? Here are the 10 weirdest Olympic sports of all time Conjecture This post contains videos

Pistol duelling? Here are the 10 weirdest Olympic sports of all time

Tug of war, live pigeon shooting and club swimming are among the niche sports that feature.

# conjecture - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Opinion: The more things change, the more they stay the same for Ireland

Whether Trapattoni really does intend to ring the changes for the World Cup qualifiers is unclear, writes Paul Fennessy.

# conjecture - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

In the swing: Irish eyes could be smiling on Sunday night

Our columnist believes it could be another Open Championship to remember for golf fans on these shores.

# conjecture - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers

The French President also believes money has little to do with the national team’s problems.

# conjecture - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

In the swing: Ted Potter Jr emerges from obscurity

The little-known golfer raised eyebrows last Sunday when he claimed his maiden PGA win, writes Neil Cullen.

# conjecture - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Opinion: Of course Van Persie wants to leave Arsenal, he’s a business man

Some of the reaction to news of RVP’s ostensibly imminent departure is unreasonable and naïve, writes Paul Fennessy.

# conjecture - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

In the swing: The Irish Open is finally upon us

Neil Cullen analyses the upcoming event and suggests it has the potential to be an even greater spectacle.

# conjecture - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Opinion: does a manager’s nationality matter in international football?

Based on statistics from Euro 2000 onwards, we assess this much-debated topic.

# conjecture - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Edwards claims southern hemisphere sides have advantage over opponents

The Wales assistant manager says the “only time we really compete on level footing with southern hemisphere teams is the Rugby World Cup”.

# conjecture - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Woods still a puzzle, even to himself

The American has had a frustrating time of late at the US Open Championship.

# conjecture - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Captain fantastic? Here are the pros and cons to dropping Robbie Keane

There has been much debate recently over whether the Irish skipper should be dropped.

# conjecture - Monday 4 June, 2012

5 key questions that tonight's Hungary friendly will answer

Giovanni Trapattoni has one last chance to assess his players ahead of the Euros, and a number of issues remain unresolved.

# conjecture - Thursday 17 May, 2012

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WATCH: Ireland have 'better attitude' than other Euro 2012 teams - Dunphy

The veteran TV pundit believes Trap’s side have a chance of getting out of their group.

# conjecture - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Opinion: Sky television did itself no favours on Monday night

The channel’s seeming reluctance to address Blackburn’s problems did not represent its finest hour.

# conjecture - Monday 7 May, 2012

Poll: Are you happy with Trap's 23? Conjecture This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with Trap's 23?

Did Giovanni Trapattoni’s list have something for everyone, or was it another crushing disappointment?

# conjecture - Friday 4 May, 2012

Fantasyland: Stick or twist with Papiss Cisse?

The Newcastle striker was in his most amazing form yet in midweek, can he keep it up against the league leaders?

# conjecture - Monday 30 April, 2012

Post-match analysis: Counihan praises O'Neill, as Horan criticises referee

The Mayo manager claimed Cork’s second goal shouldn’t have been allowed in yesterday’s NFL final.

# conjecture - Friday 27 April, 2012

Fantasyland: Don't give up, there's winning to be done

With only three weeks left, it’s do or die for teams in both the Premier League and (more importantly) our mini-league.

# conjecture - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

The Redzone Draft special: Receivers and defensive backs

As we continue our countdown to the 2012 NFL Draft, Steven O’Rourke guides us through the best receivers in the mix and the defensive backs they’ll come up against.

# conjecture - Friday 20 April, 2012

Fantasyland: Wonderful Wigan

Roberto Martinez’ side have surpassed all expectations in recent weeks. Will they keep it up?

# conjecture - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Opinion: Foley the obvious choice as Munster coach

The ex-Ireland international should benefit in the province’s job search, given the less-than-impressive alternatives, according to the lads from Whiff of Cordite.

# conjecture - Monday 16 April, 2012

Players should be banned for diving - Wenger

The Arsenal manager also says the phenomenon of players surrounding the referee has increased in recent years.

# conjecture - Friday 13 April, 2012

Fantasyland: The business end

It’s another curtailed week in the world of Fantasy Football so be sure to avoid picking those FA Cup contenders from Liverpool and London.

# conjecture - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Balotelli is a fool and a genius - De Jong

The Dutch midfielder also claims Mancini gives favourable treatment to the striker because he’s Italian.

# conjecture - Friday 6 April, 2012

Opinion: six reasons why Munster will win on Sunday

Palla Ovale of Whiff of Cordite fame explains why he reckons the home side will do the business at the weekend.

# conjecture - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

In the Swing: Masters excitement reaches fever pitch

With the annual tournament set to begin this Thursday, Neil Cullen looks at the contenders for the trophy.

# conjecture - Friday 30 March, 2012

Fantasyland: Two-horse race set for thrilling conclusion

With squeaky bum time well and truly upon us, we identify the players that could make or break your season.