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Analysis

# analysis - Today’s News

Analysis: Toulon combine freakish power with clever twists, but Munster can cope

We’ve examined the Toulon attack, using GIFs and videos to illustrate the threat Rob Penney’s men face on Sunday.

# analysis - Monday 21 April, 2014

Analysis: A battle is being fought that could change Irish sports punditry as we know it

The role of TV analysts has been widely discussed in the wake of recent deals involving Sky and TV3.

# analysis - Sunday 20 April, 2014

6 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League action

Our thoughts on Liverpool’s nervy defeat of Norwich, Man United’s abysmal performance and much more.

# analysis - Saturday 19 April, 2014

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

Our thoughts on Chelsea’s shock loss, where this evening’s result leaves Liverpool and more.

# analysis - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The one thing you need to remember about the water row? There’s an election in 36 days Analysis

The one thing you need to remember about the water row? There’s an election in 36 days

While most people only care about how much they’ll have to pay for water the politics of this points to Labour looking out for itself ahead of what is likely to be a tough election next month.

Last night’s Clásico proved that Gareth Bale is the real deal

The Welshman outshone fellow big-name summer signing Neymar, as Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey at the expense of rivals Barcelona.

# analysis - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Time for ‘lazy’ RTÉ to up their game as Sky come to town for GAA challenge

The contrast between RTÉ’s analysis of hurling and football has also been raised by Mayo star Aidan O’Shea.

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s El Clasico

Barcelona and Real Madrid face off in the Copa del Rey final this evening.

# analysis - Monday 14 April, 2014

5 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League and FA Cup action

Our thoughts on THAT Liverpool-City game, Hull’s eight-goal thriller with Sheffield United and more.

# analysis - Sunday 13 April, 2014

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League and FA Cup action

Our thoughts on Arsenal versus Wigan, Everton’s Champions League bid and more.

# analysis - Thursday 10 April, 2014

David Moyes’ negativity is hampering a club of Manchester United’s ambition

The Red Devils were comprehenisvely beaten 3-1 by Bayern Munich in last night’s Champions League second leg.

# analysis - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Analysis: Leinster’s game plan comes up short against Toulon’s extreme power

Using GIFs and videos, we’ve examined the province’s kicking and attacking during the Heineken Cup quarter-final.

# analysis - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

‘I like a little dive myself’: Damien Duff is a gloriously honest football analyst

The international winger is calling it as he sees it on TV3.

Analysis: Munster’s breakdown and mauling power give them a Heineken Cup shot

We’ve pulled out the GIFs and videos to examine the strength of Rob Penney’s men in dismantling Toulouse last weekend.

5 talking points ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League action

Our thoughts on Chelsea v PSG and Dortmund v Madrid.

# analysis - Sunday 6 April, 2014

5 talking points from this weekend’s Premier League action

Juan Mata’s masterclass, Liverpool’s controversial victory, Chris Hughton’s sacking and more.

# analysis - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks

Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.

5 talking points from Wednesday’s Champions League action

Our thoughts on Chelsea’s decidedly un-Chelsea-like performance and much more.

# analysis - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

5 talking points from tonight’s Champions League action

Was tonight perfectly set up for Moyes? How badly will Diego Costa’s injury affect Atletico Madrid?

# analysis - Sunday 30 March, 2014

5 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League action

We discuss Luis Suarez’s 29th goal of the season, Everton reinvigorating their top-four challenge and more.

5 talking points ahead of today’s Liverpool-Tottenham game

Can the Reds combat the threat of Adebayor? Will Jordan Henderson dominate?

# analysis - Saturday 29 March, 2014

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

We discuss Chelsea’s shock loss, the Arsenal-City game and THAT David Moyes banner.

5 talking points ahead of today’s key Arsenal-Man City game

How will Arsenal’s defence set-up? Can the Gunners stop Yaya Toure?

# analysis - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Moyes is getting much of the blame, but United’s problems can be traced back to Roy Keane’s departure

After another dispiriting loss against City last night, we assess what’s gone wrong at Old Trafford.

# analysis - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

5 talking points from tonight’s Manchester derby

Rio Ferdinand, Fernandinho and more issues arising from this evening’s United-City clash.

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Manchester Derby

Will Mata finally get a chance in his favoured position? How can United cope with City’s midfield?

# analysis - Monday 24 March, 2014

Ronaldo may be an all-time great, but last night’s Clásico showed why Messi’s still the world’s best

The Argentinian star was at his majestic best, as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 4-3 in an unforgettable encounter.

# analysis - Saturday 22 March, 2014

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

Wayne Rooney, Chelsea and Jordan Henderson are some of the topics up for discussion.

# analysis - Friday 21 March, 2014

Analysis: How did Ireland win the Six Nations? (Part 2)

The GIFs and videos are back out as we look at Ireland’s rucking, tactical add-ons, discipline, decoys and more.

Analysis: How did Ireland win the Six Nations? (Part 1)

Using videos and GIFs, we’ve examined some of the elements that went into Joe Schmidt’s men being crowned champions.

# analysis - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

5 talking points ahead of Manchester United v Olympiakos

Can Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie form an effective partnership? Will United be able to stop Alejandro Dominguez?

# analysis - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Analysis: Do coaches have to lie in order to survive in football management?

For years, managers such as Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson have been criticised for post-match insincerity, but is this characteristic part of what makes them successful?

# analysis - Monday 17 March, 2014

5 talking points from this weekend’s hurling league games

Our thoughts on Clare’s attacking excellence, the performance of Dublin’s Danny Sutcliffe and more.

# analysis - Sunday 16 March, 2014

5 talking points from the weekend’s Premier League action

Our thoughts on the United-Liverpool, Seamus Coleman’s goal and much more.

5 talking points ahead of today’s Man United-Liverpool game

Can Suarez and Sturridge be stopped? How much of an influence will Mata have?

# analysis - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Analysis: Shutting down Picamoles will go a long way to securing Ireland win

We look at the obvious strengths of Les Bleus’ back row powerhouse and some defensive options Ireland may take.

5 talking points from this week’s Champions League action

Lionel Messi’s performance in the Barca-City game, Arsene Wenger’s post-match comments and more.

# analysis - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Analysis: France’s counter-attack poses huge threat to Ireland’s Six Nations dreams

This piece uses GIFs and videos to examine Les Bleus’ attacking ‘structure’ as well as their danger on the counter.

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Barcelona-Man City encounter

Will Pellegrini’s side play with two up front? How will the referee cope with the added pressure?

# analysis - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Analysis: Ireland’s midfield holds the key to unlocking French defence

We’ve cracked out the GIFs and videos to examine the defensive strengths and weaknesses of Philippe Saint-André’s men.

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