Musa and Ryan look back at a weekend of pulsating Premier League derbies (00.01) plus some of the weekend’s other talking points (33.40), including captain’s armbands, Sancho Corner, Mark Hughes’ sacking and where Southampton go next (38.54). Finally, Brenda Elsey joins to discuss the wider implications of the Copa Libertadores fall out (48.05).
Podcast 22 — The Importance of Identity
On this week's podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss the importance of a footballing identity. They are joined by special guest Graham Hunter (25.29) whose 2012 book, Barça: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World, inspired the documentary released earlier this month about Barcelona, Take the Ball, Pass the Ball. There is also talk about Tottenham’s win over Chelsea (12.33), the Superclásico that never was, Sancho Corner and more.
Podcast 24 — Are Wide Forwards replacing the Striker?
Michael is back and joins Musa and Ryan in discussing the rise of the wide forward’s importance in modern football (0.01). There’s chat about the weekend’s key games, Jadon Sancho’s winning goal in the Ruhr derby and the media’s portrayal of black footballers, following Raheem Sterling’s eloquent highlighting of the issue (15.40). They round off with Ralph Hasenhüttl (28.15), the Copa Libertadores second leg and much more.
Podcast 26 — Mourinho gone
On this bonus podcast, Musa and Ryan are joined by Ken Early to discuss Mourinho’s sacking and what the future holds for the Portuguese manager and Manchester United.
Podcast 28 — Rash Hour
Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss Manchester United’s revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Marcus Rashford won the big game of the weekend against Tottenham. There’s also talk about the Spurs project, Lionel Messi, spygate and some other nonsense.
Podcast 36 — 4 Derbies High and Rising
Musa and Ryan look back on a big weekend of derbies, including Spurs versus Arsenal, Everton versus Liverpool and Fulham versus Chelsea (00.01). Then James Horncastle joins to discuss Lazio’s victory over Roma in The Rome Derby, Juventus beating Napoli and the overall health of Italian football (25.21). There’s also chat about Balotelli’s celebration, El Clásico and much more (45.40).