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#talking point

# talking-point - Thursday 9 July, 2020

John Egan a strong contender for Irish player of the season - and it could be about to get even better

The Sheffield United centre-back has been a key figure amid a remarkable season for the club.

# talking-point - Friday 3 July, 2020

Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?

The Portuguese manager saw his Tottenham side’s Champions League hopes diminish amid a loss to Sheffield United on Thursday.

# talking-point - Friday 26 June, 2020

This Liverpool side will be remembered as one of the Premier League greats

The Reds were confirmed as league champions for the first time since 1990 last night.

# talking-point - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Hundreds of millions of talent on show, but a £60k purchase from Sligo the standout in Merseyside derby

Irish captain Seamus Coleman was named man of the match for his display in the Everton-Liverpool game.

# talking-point - Friday 6 March, 2020

# talking-point - Friday 28 February, 2020

United return to the scene of their biggest crime under Solskjaer and must make amends

Performances in these final three months of the campaign will provide the strongest indication yet that the Norwegian’s methods are working.

# talking-point - Friday 21 February, 2020

A wretched week shows why Manchester City will never be as loved as Guardiola and the club want

The club’s reputation has been hugely damaged following an extraordinary seven days.

# talking-point - Monday 17 February, 2020

Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win

The Red Devils revived their Champions League hopes with a win over their top-four rivals.

# talking-point - Friday 14 February, 2020

Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season so far?

Just the seven Liverpool players make our selection.

# talking-point - Friday 7 February, 2020

Who will lose out in the Premier League's 6-team relegation battle?

West Ham, Norwich and Watford are some of the clubs fearing the drop.

# talking-point - Friday 31 January, 2020

Can Frank Lampard handle the increased expectation at Chelsea?

The manager is now facing more scrutiny than at any point in his short coaching career thus far.

# talking-point - Friday 24 January, 2020

Football's endless greed has devalued the FA Cup - and the competition is only going to grow more irrelevant

Soon, the biggest clubs might not bother playing it at all.

# talking-point - Friday 17 January, 2020

Liverpool are 17 games from greatness

The Reds are on course to win a first league title since 1990.

# talking-point - Friday 10 January, 2020

Manchester United is a dreary and listless place at the moment - the hierarchy need to take action

The club’s decision makers need to convince fans they are on the road to somewhere.

# talking-point - Friday 13 December, 2019

The Liverpool starting XI from Klopp's first game in charge highlights the fantastic job he's done since

It was confirmed today that the manager has signed a new contract to remain with the Reds until 2024.

# talking-point - Friday 6 December, 2019

Are Manchester City a team in decline?

There is a growing sense that Pep Guardiola’s men are failing to maintain standards set in previous seasons.

# talking-point - Friday 29 November, 2019

Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance?

Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s side have endured an indifferent start to the season.

# talking-point - Friday 22 November, 2019

Sacking Pochettino a mistake all of Daniel Levy's making

The squad needed to be refreshed more than a year ago, but it wasn’t and now Spurs must compromise with Jose Mourinho.

# talking-point - Friday 8 November, 2019

Liverpool and Man City rivalry hits new levels of discord ahead of clash both sides must win

Even the managers are getting involved ahead of what may be a Premier League clash for the ages at Anfield.

# talking-point - Friday 25 October, 2019

Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma

Jurgen Klopp continues to struggle to find the right balance for his side.

# talking-point - Friday 18 October, 2019

Solskjaer not the cause of Man United's problems but a symptom of them Talking Point This post contains videos

Solskjaer not the cause of Man United's problems but a symptom of them

The Norwegian has come under fire amid the club’s disastrous start to the season.

# talking-point - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Ireland get another reminder that football from the Charlton era no longer works in the modern game

The Boys in Green were well beaten by Switzerland in Geneva last night.

# talking-point - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Has Irish football suffered from a dearth of talent? Stephen Kenny is unconvinced

The Ireland U21 boss has explained how joined-up thinking across the age groups has benefited his side.

# talking-point - Friday 4 October, 2019

Spurs have a mountain of problems - but Pochettino isn't one of them

The issues at the club lie well away from the manager.

# talking-point - Friday 27 September, 2019

Might Ferguson's achievements become tarnished amid realisation Glazers are United's biggest problem?

This week has seen a consensus form that the club’s problems are long-rooted.

# talking-point - Friday 13 September, 2019

Brendan Rodgers' Leicester go to Old Trafford with chance to show they've moved ahead of United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t been given all of the tools he needs to do his extremely difficult job.

# talking-point - Friday 6 September, 2019

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.

# talking-point - Friday 30 August, 2019

Premier League's greed to blame for Bury's grim demise

Bury have withered and died because they were allowed to be treated as nothing more than a business – an idea that comes from the top.

# talking-point - Friday 23 August, 2019

Newly-confident Arsenal have what it takes to end their awful Anfield record

The Gunners have been suffering hammerings on Merseyside for years, but Liverpool’s early-season vulnerabilities give them reason for optimism.

# talking-point - Friday 16 August, 2019

Pochettino's big decision ahead of this weekend's standout Premier League tie

The Spurs boss must decide whether to play wantaway star Christian Eriksen against Man City.

# talking-point - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Last night was a prime example of why the Premier League is becoming harder to watch

Liverpool outclassed Norwich in the season’s opening fixture.

# 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.

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