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# talking-point - Friday 30 April, 2021

Guardiola goes back to what he knows best to find all the answers to unprecedented challenge
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Guardiola goes back to what he knows best to find all the answers to unprecedented challenge

Apr 30th 2021, 4:00 PM 2,605 Views 1 Comment

City can reclaim their title this weekend, in what will be a triumph for their era-defining manager.

# talking-point - Friday 23 April, 2021

Breakaway fiasco gives Premier League the chance to fix its greatest flaw
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Breakaway fiasco gives Premier League the chance to fix its greatest flaw

Apr 23rd 2021, 4:47 PM 4,421 Views 3 Comments

The question now turns to how the Big Six should be punished for their scheming. Should they be hit by points deductions and transfer bans? Or should they be hit where it hurts most?

# talking-point - Friday 16 April, 2021

What now for Matt Doherty?
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What now for Matt Doherty?

Apr 16th 2021, 4:14 PM 41,014 Views 17 Comments

The Irish international has had a difficult first season at new club Tottenham.

# talking-point - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
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Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

Apr 15th 2021, 12:04 PM 37,428 Views 48 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

# talking-point - Friday 2 April, 2021

LOI title race may be far more open than before as the big two clash at Tallaght
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LOI title race may be far more open than before as the big two clash at Tallaght

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:45 AM 3,028 Views 2 Comments

Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk meet at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

# talking-point - Friday 19 March, 2021

Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer done enough to deserve a new £9 million-a-year contract?
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Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer done enough to deserve a new £9 million-a-year contract?

Mar 19th 2021, 2:00 PM 11,378 Views 22 Comments

Reports have suggested the Man United boss is set to be rewarded with a new deal.

# talking-point - Friday 12 March, 2021

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out
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One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,935 Views 11 Comments

At 32, Sergio Aguero appears to be on the verge of a Manchester City exit.

# talking-point - Friday 5 March, 2021

Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?
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Where has it all gone wrong for Liverpool?

Mar 5th 2021, 3:01 PM 23,169 Views 55 Comments

Alex Ferguson set the template for transitioning successful Premier League sides ahead of the 1995-96 season.

# talking-point - Friday 26 February, 2021

From 'the biggest fool in Manchester' to manager-of-the-season contender
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From 'the biggest fool in Manchester' to manager-of-the-season contender

Feb 26th 2021, 5:34 PM 9,953 Views 15 Comments

Seven years on from the United debacle, David Moyes is helping West Ham reach new heights.

# talking-point - Friday 19 February, 2021

There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands
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There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands

Feb 19th 2021, 4:53 PM 8,308 Views 11 Comments

Ilkay Gundogan has starred for a dominant Manchester City this season.

# talking-point - Friday 12 February, 2021

What is going on with Gareth Bale at Tottenham?
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What is going on with Gareth Bale at Tottenham?

Feb 12th 2021, 5:17 PM 46,553 Views 31 Comments

The Wales star looks a shadow of his former self at present.

# talking-point - Friday 5 February, 2021

Dissecting 5 theories on what's gone wrong at Liverpool
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Dissecting 5 theories on what's gone wrong at Liverpool

Feb 5th 2021, 9:36 PM 36,051 Views 66 Comments

The Reds have endured an underwhelming season so far.

# talking-point - Friday 29 January, 2021

Has Chelsea's harsh approach to managers helped make them England's most successful club since 2003?
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Has Chelsea's harsh approach to managers helped make them England's most successful club since 2003?

Jan 29th 2021, 2:36 PM 6,415 Views 15 Comments

No Premier League team has won as many trophies as the Blues since the Roman Abramovich era began.

# talking-point - Friday 11 December, 2020

Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo
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Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo

Dec 11th 2020, 4:00 PM 6,620 Views 3 Comments

If Manchester United and Real Madrid were too big for him, Jose is finding Spurs to be the perfect fit for a career redemption.

# talking-point - Friday 27 November, 2020

The two teams most likely to topple Liverpool face off
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# Title Race

The two teams most likely to topple Liverpool face off

Nov 27th 2020, 1:11 PM 6,269 Views 3 Comments

Tottenham and Chelsea will be aiming to outline their title credentials on Sunday.

# talking-point - Friday 20 November, 2020

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?
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# Analysis

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

Nov 20th 2020, 6:46 PM 8,372 Views 10 Comments

The Frenchman has been reduced to a substitute role on more than one occasion this season.

# talking-point - Friday 6 November, 2020

Man City challenge leaves Klopp in a selection conundrum over one of his key men
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Man City challenge leaves Klopp in a selection conundrum over one of his key men

Nov 6th 2020, 3:53 PM 9,129 Views 13 Comments

For the first time under the German, Roberto Firmino is under pressure to justify his place.

# talking-point - Friday 30 October, 2020

Can Tottenham's world-class duo inspire an unlikely title challenge?
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Can Tottenham's world-class duo inspire an unlikely title challenge?

Oct 30th 2020, 2:04 PM 5,814 Views 4 Comments

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in particular have caught the eye since the season began.

# talking-point - Friday 23 October, 2020

Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves
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Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:35 PM 10,541 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United striker has led an enormous community effort to feed children in poverty, after the UK government refused to extend meal vouchers through to next year.

# talking-point - Friday 16 October, 2020

Is the Premier League's Project Big Picture really such a bad idea?
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Is the Premier League's Project Big Picture really such a bad idea?

Oct 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 5,301 Views 5 Comments

It s a naked power grab by the biggest clubs, but with the lower leagues fighting for their lives after decades of Premier League greed, it may be worth accepting.

# talking-point - Friday 2 October, 2020

What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate
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# Analysis

What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 8:02 PM 26,514 Views 13 Comments

A decision at the end of the Tottenham-Newcastle game last weekend has caused much uproar.

# talking-point - Friday 25 September, 2020

Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?
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Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?

Sep 25th 2020, 4:39 PM 11,342 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old Galway native was on target against Newcastle last weekend.

# talking-point - Friday 18 September, 2020

Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?
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Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?

Sep 18th 2020, 3:37 PM 6,828 Views 2 Comments

Gareth Bale is set to re-join the North London club.

# talking-point - Thursday 3 September, 2020

McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change
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McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change

Sep 3rd 2020, 11:33 PM 26,203 Views 14 Comments

Although he initially looked uneasy with the new style, Shane Duffy showed some of Ireland’s traditional strengths to rescue a draw in Bulgaria.

# talking-point - Monday 24 August, 2020

There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year
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# STANDOUT

There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year

Aug 24th 2020, 7:15 AM 17,937 Views 4 Comments

Robert Lewandowski completed a memorable season by helping Bayern win the Champions League last night.

# talking-point - Thursday 20 August, 2020

From struggling at West Brom to setting the Champions League alight
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From struggling at West Brom to setting the Champions League alight

Aug 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 9,716 Views 2 Comments

Serge Gnabry’s brace helped Bayern Munich overcome Lyon in last night’s semi-final.

# talking-point - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer
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# Analysis

Promising Irish starlet hands reality check to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer

Jul 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,727 Views 1 Comment

Michael Obafemi’s last-gasp equaliser caused a setback to the Red Devils’ Champions League ambitions.

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

Jul 9th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,283 Views 15 Comments

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?
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Is Jose Mourinho now yesterday's man?

Jul 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,944 Views 12 Comments

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

Jun 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 4,924 Views 38 Comments

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

Jun 21st 2020, 10:24 PM 17,756 Views 15 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 6 March, 2020

Liverpool may not be remembered as one of the great sides - but that won't matter if they win the title
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Liverpool may not be remembered as one of the great sides - but that won't matter if they win the title

Mar 6th 2020, 9:37 PM 26,748 Views 44 Comments

Their aura has been dented amid a slump in form.

# talking-point - Friday 28 February, 2020

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

Updated Feb 28th 2020, 4:16 PM 10,702 Views 9 Comments

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

Feb 21st 2020, 4:00 PM 6,966 Views 18 Comments

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
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# Analysis

Man United ride their luck in Chelsea win

Feb 17th 2020, 10:30 PM 10,075 Views 8 Comments

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

Feb 14th 2020, 4:21 PM 18,224 Views 29 Comments

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?
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# Analysis

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

Feb 7th 2020, 4:42 PM 9,700 Views 8 Comments

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?
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Can Frank Lampard handle the increased expectation at Chelsea?

Jan 31st 2020, 4:00 PM 3,998 Views 6 Comments

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

Jan 24th 2020, 4:00 PM 5,112 Views 17 Comments

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

# talking-point - Friday 17 January, 2020

Liverpool are 17 games from greatness
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Liverpool are 17 games from greatness

Jan 17th 2020, 9:50 PM 36,169 Views 55 Comments

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

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