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# talking-point - Friday 15 October, 2021

Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right
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Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right

Fri 1:00 PM 3,108 Views 10 Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) are behind the £300 million deal.

# talking-point - Friday 1 October, 2021

Don't blame Solskjaer if he's out of his depth at United - blame the club
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Don't blame Solskjaer if he's out of his depth at United - blame the club

Oct 1st 2021, 2:43 PM 8,134 Views 14 Comments

United have been too easy to play against this season and are on course to finish behind all three of their title rivals.

# talking-point - Friday 24 September, 2021

Harry Kane desperately regrets not leaving Spurs - this week we'll learn how much Man City are missing him
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Harry Kane desperately regrets not leaving Spurs - this week we'll learn how much Man City are missing him

Sep 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 9,609 Views 10 Comments

Man City begin a daunting week with a visit to Chelsea tomorrow.

# talking-point - Friday 17 September, 2021

Is this the strongest Premier League ever?
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Is this the strongest Premier League ever?

Sep 17th 2021, 5:29 PM 6,848 Views 7 Comments

The financial might of England’s top clubs is in stark contrast with the struggles of other European sides, writes Paul Fennessy.

# talking-point - Friday 10 September, 2021

Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?
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Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?

Sep 10th 2021, 5:08 PM 7,142 Views 21 Comments

The Portuguese superstar is expected to make his second debut for the club against Newcastle on Saturday.

# talking-point - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project
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Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 3:02 PM 21,901 Views 22 Comments

A young Irish side came agonisingly close to upsetting Fernando Santos’ men.

# talking-point - Friday 27 August, 2021

What now for Harry Kane?
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What now for Harry Kane?

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 8:03 PM 35,550 Views 28 Comments

The England striker confirmed he was staying at Tottenham earlier this week, after failing to secure a move to Man City.

# talking-point - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'Very frustrated and annoyed' and 'move forward with the rules' - calls for change in ladies football
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'Very frustrated and annoyed' and 'move forward with the rules' - calls for change in ladies football

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:30 PM 16,218 Views 2 Comments

Dublin boss Mick Bohan and Donegal manager Maxi Curran are among those who have been particularly vocal.

# talking-point - Friday 28 May, 2021

Can Sligo Rovers last the pace in the LOI title race?
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Can Sligo Rovers last the pace in the LOI title race?

May 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,276 Views 8 Comments

Liam Buckley’s side have knocked the champions from the top of the table.

# talking-point - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Pep Guardiola ‘could not care less’ about referee in Champions League final
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Pep Guardiola ‘could not care less’ about referee in Champions League final

May 25th 2021, 2:58 PM 3,296 Views 1 Comment

Manchester City face Chelsea on Saturday with Spanish official Antonio Mateu Lahoz set to take charge of the game in Porto.

# talking-point - Friday 21 May, 2021

How else to remember the worst Premier League season ever?
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How else to remember the worst Premier League season ever?

May 21st 2021, 4:00 PM 4,930 Views 1 Comment

We pick out the moments that will endure from a season played almost entirely without supporters.

Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?
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Is Dundalk's greatest era now over?

May 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 4,004 Views 10 Comments

The Lilywhites take on reigning champions Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park this season.

# talking-point - Friday 14 May, 2021

Progress has been made this season, but problems remain at Manchester United
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Progress has been made this season, but problems remain at Manchester United

May 14th 2021, 4:00 PM 6,601 Views 13 Comments

Can Man United solve their squad’s shortcomings in a single summer?

# talking-point - Friday 7 May, 2021

One man has been more integral than most to Man City's remarkable season
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One man has been more integral than most to Man City's remarkable season

May 7th 2021, 6:10 PM 7,481 Views 8 Comments

Rúben Dias has shone at the heart of the Etihad outfit’s defence.

# 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 2,617 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 4,446 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 41,280 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 37,474 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 3,040 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 11,526 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 13,945 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 23,278 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 9,963 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 8,367 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 46,735 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 36,174 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 6,499 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 6,640 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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The two teams most likely to topple Liverpool face off

Nov 27th 2020, 1:11 PM 6,275 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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Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

Nov 20th 2020, 6:46 PM 8,391 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 9,144 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 5,830 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 10,564 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 5,316 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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What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 8:02 PM 26,530 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 11,354 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 6,916 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 26,222 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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There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year

Aug 24th 2020, 7:15 AM 17,966 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 9,720 Views 2 Comments

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

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