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#talking point

# talking-point - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Those expecting 'sexy football' from Ireland last night haven't been paying attention

The Boys in Green produced an underwhelming display despite beating Gibraltar.

# talking-point - Friday 7 June, 2019

'You can change the manager, but cannot change the players' - Danish taunts could inspire Ireland

Age Hareide’s men are in confident mood ahead of tonight’s game.

# talking-point - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable

The Reds won Europe’s premier club competition for the sixth time last night.

# talking-point - Thursday 30 May, 2019

The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell

Eden Hazard confirmed after the Europa League win that he was leaving Chelsea.

# talking-point - Monday 13 May, 2019

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

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

# talking-point - Friday 10 May, 2019

Greed has already damaged the Premier League - the Champions League will be next

On the week English sides conquered the continent, Europe wants to change to emulate them.

# talking-point - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights Deja Vu This post contains videos

Liverpool produce second miracle on one of the all-time great European nights

The Reds came back from a 3-0 deficit to shock Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

# talking-point - Friday 3 May, 2019

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

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

# talking-point - Friday 26 April, 2019

Man United's obsession with their own past only leaving them further behind their rivals

In the absence of any forward-thinking, the club have fallen in love with their own myth.

# talking-point - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Man United's hapless €57 million man becoming a symbol of their wastefulness

A poor performance from Fred against City last night summed up a disappointing season for the Brazilian.

# talking-point - Friday 19 April, 2019

Does City's Champions League exit hand them a further Premier League advantage?

Pep Guardiola’s cloud may carry with it a silver lining.

# talking-point - Thursday 18 April, 2019

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

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

# talking-point - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

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

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

# talking-point - Friday 12 April, 2019

This may be the best title race the Premier League has seen - but is it a worrying sign?

In a repeat of the definitive weekend of the 2014 title race, Liverpool host Chelsea the same day as Man City travel to Crystal Palace.

# talking-point - Friday 5 April, 2019

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

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

# talking-point - Friday 29 March, 2019

15 games that will decide the Premier League title race Crunch Time This post contains a poll

15 games that will decide the Premier League title race

Liverpool currently hold a two-point lead, though rivals Man City have a game in hand.

# talking-point - Friday 15 March, 2019

As he turns 30, a look at Theo Walcott's weird and disappointing career

The Everton attacker has never quite fulfilled the promise that saw him randomly called up to the 2006 World Cup.

# talking-point - Friday 8 March, 2019

Improving Arsenal missing Solskjaer's injection of fun at Manchester United

Unai Emery’s debut season has had its good points, but it has lacked the recent euphoria at United.

# talking-point - Friday 1 March, 2019

Brendan Rodgers has a lot to prove as he gets another chance in the Premier League

The new Leicester manager has a number of big questions to answer on his return to England.

# talking-point - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'He’s caught me, I’ve made more out of it than I probably should have, but that’s football' Talking Point This post contains videos

'He’s caught me, I’ve made more out of it than I probably should have, but that’s football'

Bohs’ Keith Ward gives his view of the incident that led to Shamrock Rovers’ Aaron Greene being sent off in last night’s Dublin derby.

# talking-point - Friday 22 February, 2019

United should learn Liverpool's lessons and avoid finding answers in their rich history

As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers his team-talk to Alex Ferguson, Manchester United should learn from their opponents about finding answers in their history.

# talking-point - Friday 15 February, 2019

Don't blame Sarri and Solskjaer if things don't work out for them - the problems are elsewhere

Chelsea and Manchester United meet in the FA Cup on Monday night, with both managers facing tough questions.

# talking-point - Friday 8 February, 2019

Everton must take some blame as beleaguered Marco Silva returns to Watford

The Portuguese has endured a sharp fall in popularity, but some of it is his club’s fault.

# talking-point - Friday 1 February, 2019

Anfield's anxiety shows Klopp's biggest opponent could be Liverpool's history

Liverpool ended the midweek fixtures better off than they had been beforehand, although that wasn’t evident judging by the crowd reactions on Wednesday.

# talking-point - Monday 21 January, 2019

What is going on at Chelsea?

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

# talking-point - Friday 18 January, 2019

It's time for Unai Emery to bring Ozil back in from the cold

For how much longer can Emery ignore his highest-paid player?

# talking-point - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær

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

# talking-point - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Is Roy Keane a good pundit? Analysis This post contains videos

Is Roy Keane a good pundit?

The former Ireland assistant boss made a rare Sky Sports appearance for Sunday’s Liverpool-Man United fixture.

# talking-point - Friday 14 December, 2018

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.

# talking-point - 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.

# talking-point - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Marcus Rashford the sole bright spark amid another lacklustre Man United display

The 21-year-old England international assisted both goals before being taken off by Jose Mourinho.

# talking-point - Friday 30 November, 2018

More than derby day bragging rights on the line for Liverpool at Anfield

There are three derbies down for decision in the Premier League on Sunday.

# talking-point - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

2018 will be remembered as the year when Ireland's footballers became unwatchable

Martin O’Neill’s side have scored just four goals over the past 12 months.

# talking-point - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Why Glenn Whelan should be a role model to footballers everywhere

The Irish midfielder is set to represent his country for the last time against Northern Ireland tonight.

# talking-point - 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.

# talking-point - 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.

# talking-point - 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.

# talking-point - 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.

# talking-point - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Is Romelu Lukaku really the answer to Man United's problems?

The Belgian striker has had a mixed time since joining the Red Devils.

# talking-point - 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.

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