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Jadon Sancho scored for Manchester United against Chelsea. Has he finally announced himself in the Premier League? Plus, why did the Brighton fans boo their side in a move which perplexed boss Graham Potter? And we look at the latest top flight transfer gossip.
Feargal Brennan is joined by Jay Motty and Mark Critchley to review a busy and snow filled weekend of Premier League action.Michael Carrick's positive start as Manchester United boss yielded a draw away at Chelsea as Manchester City edged out a 2-1 win over West Ham at a snow covered Etihad Stadium.Liverpool picked up back to back 4-0 wins at Anfield and Arsenal bounced back from their thumping on Merseyside with a 2-0 win over rock bottom Newcastle.Steven Gerrard clinched a second successive Premier League win over his old foe Patrick Vieira, Jamie Vardy inspired Leicester to three points against Norwich and Rafa Benitez's Everton misery continued with defeat at Brentford.PLUS with Burnley v Tottenham called off because of the snow at Turf Moor the guys give their take on the Premier League's snowball kings.
Niall McCaughan is joined by ex-Premier League players Trevor Steven and Dean Hammond to preview the weekend's games, including a huge clash at Stamford Bridge where table-topping Chelsea host Manchester United. United sacked Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick will take interim charge. Can they revive their season with an unlikely win? Plus, can West Ham continue to crash the top 4 with a win at Man City? All of the other games previewed too on The Dugout.
Manchester United look set to appoint German coach Ralf Rangnick as their interim boss. Who is the 63-year-old and what will he bring? (Part 2, 20:28) We dissect the performances of Premier League sides in Europe last night, including Conte's dismay at his Spurs side losing to unknown Slovenian team Mura. (Part 3, 45:13) The latest transfer gossip, including wild rumours of Mbappe joining Newcastle.
All 4 Premier League sides are through in the Champions League after wins for Liverpool and Manchester City last night. Could we see another English winner this season? Plus, we discuss tonight's Europa League games and whether the notion that half time could be extended by 10 minutes is a good idea or not...
Feargal Brennan, Ian Brannan and Matt Pidd on midweek duty for a busy round of Champions League action for all four Premier League sides.Michael Carrick picked up a debut win as Manchester United caretaker boss as Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho sealed their place in Champions League last 16 with a 2-0 win at Villarreal.Chelsea cruised past Juventus at Stamford Bridge, with their knockout place already in the bag, PLUS previews for tonight's action as Manchester City face an Etihad showdown against PSG and already qualified Liverpool host Porto.
Manchester United are looking for Solskjaer's successor - is ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino that man? He has emerged as a strong contender for the Old Trafford hot seat. (Part 2, 21:28) United travel to Villarreal tonight in the Champions League with Michael Carrick in temporary charge. Meanwhile Chelsea face Juventus. (Part 3, 36:19) Gareth Southgate has extended his England deal. Is he too harshly criticised despite his good job with the Three Lions so far?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked as Man Utd manager over the weekend. Was it the right call and who is the best option to replace him? (Part 2, 24:09) The latest transfer rumours from the Premier League, including a shock link to a Chelsea departure for Mason Mount. (Part 3, 41:47) We select our ‘heroes and villains' from the weekend's games, with mentions for Ranieri, Smith, Sterling and… Steele?!
Feargal Brennan, Jay Motty and Sam Lee look back at HUGE weekend of Premier League action and major talking points on the managerial merry go round.Manchester United have parted company with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following their 4-1 defeat at Watford with Michael Carrick taking over as interim boss in a dramatic 24 hours at Old Trafford.Liverpool deepened Arsenal's Anfield misery with a 4-0 hammering on Merseyside, Chelsea cruised past Leicester City and there were winning starts for Steven Gerrard and Dean Smith at Aston Villa and Norwich City.Newcastle kicked off the Eddie Howe era with a 3-3 St. James' draw against Brentford and Antonio Conte picked up his first Premier League victory as Tottenham boss.
Sport Social's Niall McCaughan and Marley Anderson are joined by former Southampton man Francis Benali to look ahead to the weekend's Premier League games. With Eddie Howe, Dean Smith and Steven Gerrard all taking on new roles, we ask how exactly will they fare - plus, who will emerge on top between two form teams in Liverpool and Arsenal? All of the weekend's games previewed on the Dugout, the show featuring former top flight professionals.
Jim Salveson, Marley Anderson and Joel Tudor discuss recent links between Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and Manchester United, something the ex-Liverpool coach has labelled "disrespectful". Also, contract talks between United and Jesse Lingard have broken down and we answer your questions on who we think will finish in the top 7 Premier League places this season.
Niall McCaughan is joined by Marley Anderson and Callum Tyler to discuss the latest Premier League news. Crystal Palace's on-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher is reportedly uncertain about his future at Stamford Bridge - should he stay at Selhurst Park or try to make it at Chelsea? Plus, Dean Smith is confident his new Norwich side can survive against the odds this season.
Jim Salveson, Marley Anderson and Ian Brannan are on today's episode of Football Social Daily discussing how the Premier League has dealt with the Newcastle takeover, which sides are early favourites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the latest transfer rumours.
Ant McGinley, Joel Tudor and Marley Anderson reflect on a dominant night as England's Premier League stars secured their place at Qatar 2022 with a 10-0 thrashing of San Marino. We discuss the stand out performances and Joel pitches to play for the European minnows.Then we look at a story which seems to have caught West Ham by surprise, as their fans face a stadium ban on their trip to Austria in the Europa League. We discuss if these fines ever work, and what kind of thing can be done to eliminate unsavoury behaviour.And finally we try not to do too many Austin Powers impressions as we discuss the vast amount of money that the EPL could generate through its US TV rights sale, and what this means for football in North America and the 2026 World Cup.
Ant McGinley, Marley Anderson and Jim Salveson, look at the task facing Dean Smith as he is officially announced as the new Head Coach at Carrow Road, and out of the 4 teams near the bottom to change their manager already this season, ask who is best set to survive the drop.The shortlist for the Balon d'Or has been released with almost half of the names on it coming from the Premier League, we discuss who it might end up with, and how do you decide who is the best? Is it trophies? International acclaim? Or for how you behave?Finally, we get excited about San Marino and their Wikipedia page, as they currently rank bottom in the world according to FIFA. They host England tonight as Southgate aims to top the group with a very different look side.
Feargal Brennan is joined by Ant McGinley and Eisha Acton to review the latest picture within the final round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers this weekend.Gareth Southgate's England need just a point against San Marino in their final game to clinch a place in Qatar next year after Harry Maguire and Harry Kane hit the headlines in their 5-0 Wembley win over Albania.In Premier League news, Dean Smith looks set for a speedy Premier League return as Norwich City, as Alisson pushes for a Liverpool Quadruple in 2022 and Mauricio Pochettino hints at a comeback to English football.
Ant McGinley is joined by Southampton stalwart Franny Benali and Man City legend Paul Dickov, as they review the season so far, picking out the players and managers who have impressed, and giving a gentle nudge to those from whom they expected more. Plus, in light of recent events we get an amazing insight into what it's like for the players when the management changes. Sometimes you end up with divisions in the dressing room. And, as Paul reveals in an amazing story, sometimes you'd be surprised how many dressing rooms you actually need. All in this week's edition of The Dugout.
Ant McGinley, Ian Brannan and Joel Tudor on duty as news breaks during the recording.After Stevie G was announced as Villa boss, Frank Lampard emerges as the favourite to take over at Carrow Road, but is the job of keeping the Canaries up a mission impossible for whoever goes in.As England prepare for their final World Cup qualifiers, Southgate has a midfield headache, and Harry Kane has been talking about his agent and brother.Finally the Premier League may have voted against charity Christmas shirts to raise money for the homeless, but they also voted against a more frequent World Cup
Ant McGinley, Marley Anderson and Joel Tudor on duty as news breaks during the recording.Just as we started the show, news broke that Steven Gerrard has swopped Ibrox for Villa Park in what could be a very wise career move.As Declan Rice pulls out due to illness, we ask if some England players are taking advantage of their strong position in the group to have a break. We discuss Newcastle as a possible destination for Sporting Director Michael Edwards, who will be leaving the non-playing staff at Liverpool at the end of the season.Finally, inspired by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, we discuss which fashions we'd like to see return to football, and get a rather disturbing answer from Marley.
Feargal Brennan, Marley Anderson and Matt Pidd on duty as the Premier League takes its final international break of 2022.The Premier League have come in for criticism after rejecting proposals from leading clubs to wear their away kits on Boxing Day as part of a charitable donation to Shelter. Is the Premier League greed showing itself ugly self yet again?The guys also discuss Neil Warnock's comments which place Sir Alex Ferguson as the fourth best ever Premier League boss based on the impacts of Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp on English football.Plus the latest on Paul Pogba's future at Old Trafford as the French international has been ruled out until 2022 through injury.
Feargal Brennan, Marley Anderson and Joel Tudor on duty as Newcastle confirm the arrival of Eddie Howe at St. James' Park until 2024, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard linked with Aston Villa and Norwich City in a 2002 throwback.Plus the latest Premier League transfer gossip with Manchester City linked with a swap deal for Frenkie de Jong and Raheem Sterling and Newcastle eyeing Juventus star Aaron Ramsey.
Dean Smith was dismissed by Aston Villa over the weekend much to the sadness of many a Villa fan. But was it the right call? Neil from Aston Villa podcast 'For The Love Of Paul McGrath' joins us to give a fans' perspective. (Part 2, 25:51) Norwich also sacked their boss, with Daniel Farke leaving Carrow Road. Was it strange timing after the Canaries victory at the weekend? (Part 3, 40:16) We discuss our heroes and villains from the weekend, with mentions for Roy Keane, Jurgen Klopp Jonjo Shelvey and David Moyes.
Feargal Brennan, Jay Motty and Steven McInerney are on duty to review a dramatic weekend of Premier League action centred on the Manchester derby at Old Trafford.Pep Guardiola ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer strong record against Manchester City with a dominant 2-0 win at Old Trafford as title rivals Liverpool saw their unbeaten start to 2021/22 ended by a 3-2 defeat at West Ham.Antonio Conte made his Premier League comeback as Tottenham boss as Spurs drew 0-0 at Everton with league leaders Chelsea held by Burnley.Mikel Arteta celebrated his 100th game in charge of Arsenal with a win over Watford, but despite Norwich City clinching their first Premier League win of the season, Daniel Farke has been sacked by the Canaries, with Dean Smith dismissed by struggling Aston Villa.
Niall McCaughan is joined by ex-West Ham and Wolves player Matt Jarvis and former Everton and Burnley man Trevor Steven to preview the weekend's Premier League action. The Manchester derby is top billing, but is this one of the most unpredictable United v City clashes in recent memory? Plus, will Antonio Conte kick off Premier League life at Spurs with a win at Everton? All of the weekend's action previewed on this week's edition of The Dugout.
Spurs won in a crazy game last night as Conte took charge of his first Tottenham game, whilst Leicester and West Ham could only manage draws. (Part 2, 26:59) Southampton and Aston Villa clash in the Premier League tonight with both teams in need of points. (Part 3, 35:59) Eddie Howe is set to be unveiled as the new Newcastle United manager.
Liverpool and Manchester City both won in the Champions League last night, but Jurgen Klopp was by far the happier of the two managers as Pep Guardiola let loose in his post-match press conference! (Part 2, 26:21) Newcastle sacked Steve Bruce without having a replacement lined up. After Unai Emery ruled himself out yesterday, have the new owners made a hash of the managerial search? (Part 3, 42:04) West Ham and Tottenham are in European action tonight. David Moyes manages his 1000th game, whilst Antonio Conte could manage his 1st with Spurs.
Feargal Brennan, Niall McCaughan and Ian Brannan on duty to review and preview another busy week for Premier League sides in the Champions League.Cristiano Ronaldo performed his usual rescue act as Manchester United geared up for this weekend's Manchester Derby with a late 2-2 draw at Atalanta with Chelsea winning 1-0 at Swedish side Malmo.It's Klopp v Simeone Round II tonight as Atletico Madrid head to Anfield with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City hosting Club Brugge.
Everton lost 2-1 to Wolves in the Premier League last night, their 3rd straight loss. How concerning are current affairs for Rafa Benitez? (Part 2, 14:15) After Nuno Espirito Santo's Spurs sacking, Tottenham have brought in former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte. Will the Italian make an immediate impact in North London? (Part 3, 34:49) Will Manchester United stick with a back 3 system in the Champions League tonight?
Tottenham have fired manager Nuno Espirito Santo after just 10 Premier League games. Is it the right call, and who next for Spurs? (Part 2, 15:26) Wolves and Everton play tonight. Can Benitez bounce back from a heavy defeat to Watford last week? (Part 3, 27:27) The latest top flight gossip, including Manchester City's striker conundrum.
Feargal Brennan, Sam Lee and Dave Scott get stuck into another bumper weekend of Premier League action with crucial results at both ends of the table.Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was handed a timely boost as his old school strike force sealed a 3-0 win at Tottenham to dump the sack pressure on his opposite number Nuno Santo.Manchester City slipped up at home to Crystal Palace as Liverpool drew with Brighton at Anfield but on form Arsenal stretched their unbeaten run with a 2-0 win at Leicester City.Sean Dyche's Burnley picked up their first Premier League win of 2021/22 as league leaders Chelsea cruised past money bags Newcastle United and Norwich City lost AGAIN!!
Niall McCaughan is joined by former top flight players Dean Hammond and Trevor Steven to preview the weekend's Premier League action. Will Manchester United respond against Spurs after last week's humiliation by Liverpool? Will Solskjaer select the same side? Plus, Dean's former club Leicester clash with Arsenal and Trevor's old side Burnley have a good chance to pick up a first win of the season against Brentford.
The IFAB - Football's lawmakers - have recommended that 5 substitutions should be made a permanent fixture in the game. Currently, the Premier League only allows 3 subs per game. Would a change to 5 be welcome? (Part 2, 15:29) West Ham are on the verge of fresh investment. What does this mean for the Hammers going forward? (Part 3, 31:52) We discuss the latest transfer gossip, including speculation over the future of Spurs' Dele Alli.
West Ham ended Manchester City's 5-year unbeaten streak in the Carabao Cup last night, ending City's run of 4 successive trophies. Should the Hammers now target this competition this season? (Part 2, 21:43) Manchester United's Paul Pogba has hit back on social media after a recent media story.
Feargal Brennan, Marley Anderson and Matt Pidd preview last night's Carabao Cup last 16 action and preview tonight's five knockout games, including three all Premier League ties.Arsenal kept up their positive recent run going with a 2-0 home win over Leeds United but a much changed Chelsea needed penalties to edge out Southampton at Stamford Bridge.In tonight's action, Mr 'Anti Cups' Sean Dyche plays host to Tottenham, Leicester head to Brighton and in form West Ham welcome holders Manchester City to the London Stadium in the all top-flight bouts.Brentford face a wet and windy Wednesday night at Stoke City and a Jurgen Klopp-less Liverpool go to Championship side Preston.
Carabao Cup quarter-final ties take place this week, with Chelsea facing Southampton and Arsenal playing Leeds. N'Golo Kante could return for the Blues tonight - do Chelsea have the best midfield in the Premier League? (Part 2, 19:48) We discuss whether Liverpool should offer Mo Salah whatever wages he wants, plus passionate Manchester United fan Paul McGrath joins us to chat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future.
We select our heroes and villains from a mad weekend in the Premier League. There were goals galore and plenty of dodgy defending on display with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle and Aston Villa all in the conversation. Plus, we look at when Newcastle will decide to replace Steve Bruce with January's transfer window in mind.
Feargal Brennan, Jay Motty and Jonathan Smith look back over an incredible weekend of Premier League action across the last 48 hours.Crisis hit Manchester United suffered their heaviest ever Old Trafford defeat to Liverpool as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were battered 5-0 by Jurgen Klopp's rampant Reds. Manchester City kept up their winning run with a 4-1 victory at Brighton as Arsenal impressed in a 3-1 win at home to Aston Villa.Claudio Ranieri picked up his first win as Watford boss with a 5-2 thriller at Everton, Chelsea put SEVEN past rock bottom Norwich City and Leicester City edge out Brentford.
Former Derby defender Michael Johnson and Southampton legend Francis Benali join Niall McCaughan on this week's The Dugout to look ahead to the weekend's Premier League games. Manchester United face Liverpool in a huge game at Old Trafford, West Ham and Spurs clash in a London derby, and can Newcastle get a result against a bright Crystal Palace now Steve Bruce has left? Those games plus all of the others across the weekend previewed on The Dugout.
Arsenal and Aston Villa kick off the Premier League weekend tonight. (Part 2, 20:26) West Ham are a team to be feared says Jarrod Bowen. Is he right? Plus we discuss the issues at Spurs after their 1-0 Europa Conference League loss to Vitesse, as well as talking about Erling Haaland's latest Premier League links.
Steve Bruce has left Newcastle United by mutual consent. Just days after completing his 1000th game as a manager, the club's new owners have acted to remove him from his post. Was Bruce's criticism fair and who replaces him at St James' Park? (Part 2, 23:25) We run the rule over Wednesday's European games for Premier League sides, including a big result for Solskjaer's Man Utd and Patson Daka firing four for Leicester.
Feargal Brennan is joined by Ian Brannan and Matt Pidd to discuss a massive 24 hours of Champions League action four the four Premier League sides involved.Liverpool reigned in Spain as Jurgen Klopp's side edged out a controversial 3-2 win at Atletico Madrid and Manchester City batter Club Bruges 5-1 in Belgium.The gang also preview tonight's Champions League ties as under pressure Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hosts Serie A giants Atalanta and Chelsea take on Swedish side Malmo FF.There is also reaction to Steve Bruce's departure from Newcastle United just 13 days after their Saudi Arabian backed buyout.
Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace were pegged back late on by Arsenal's Alex Lacazette at the Emirates as with the sides drawing 2-2 in the Premier League. We discuss Palace's impressive midfield display with Gallagher again catching the eye. (Part 2, 16:40) Man City and Liverpool are both in Champions League action tonight - is the Reds' Mo Salah the best player on the planet right now?
Manchester United's patchy form continued at the weekend as they were beaten 4-2 by Leicester City. United fan Haider Rubbani from 'The Masterclass' Manchester United tactical podcast joins us to share his thoughts on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Part 2, 20:17) Vieira returns to Arsenal tonight as his Crystal Palace side face the Gunners, plus we look at reports England could be banned by UEFA from playing at Wembley.
Feargal Brennan is joined by Pete Hall and Jack Gaughan to review the return to Premier League action this weekend following the international break.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces more pressure as Manchester United lost 4-2 away at Leicester City with rivals Liverpool smashing five past Claudio Ranieri's Watford and Manchester City and Chelsea also winning.Southampton picked up their first Premier League win of 2021/22 at home to Leeds, as Wolves launched an incredible comeback to clinch the Black Country derby at Aston Villa and Newcastle's new era kicked off with defeat to Tottenham.
This is The Dugout, a new show for the season from Football Social Daily featuring former Premier League players. Niall McCaughan is joined by ex-Man City striker Paul Dickov and former Everton man Trevor Steven to preview the weekend's top flight action. Steve Bruce manages his 100th game as Newcastle usher in new owners, Ranieri starts life at Watford against Liverpool, and with Everton unbeaten at home, we ask what makes Goodison Park such a good ground?
Ralph Hasenhuttl could be close to losing his job at Southampton according to a recent report. Saints are struggling, but is it a surprise? (Part 2, 13:27) Raheem Sterling has hinted he may be open to a new challenge abroad, away from the Premier League. (Part 3, 26:25) Liverpool allegedly were interested in Leeds' Raphinha this summer.
Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the Newcastle United job - but the Leicester manager says he is happy with the Foxes. Although, it's been suggested the Northern Irishman may be keen on the Man City job when Pep calls time on his stay at the Etihad... (Part 2, 18:34) New Watford manager Claudio Ranieri has suggested he feels he can surpass Roy Hodgson as the oldest Premier League manager. We look at some of the league's elder statesmen, as well as the news that 3 top-flight rivals are clubbing together to solve an irritating issue this international break.
Feargal Brennan, Jim Salveson and Ian Brannan on duty to look back at the latest round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers and Premier League news.Gareth Southgate's much changed England side were held to a 1-1 draw on a controversial night at Wembley with Scotland clinching a key win away in the Faroe Islands.Back in the Premier League, Manchester United have been dealt a double injury blow by Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire, and the gang look at what is next for Steve Bruce at St. James' Park and Premier League opposition to the PIF takeover at Newcastle.
England play Hungary at Wembley tonight with Gareth Southgate expected to make changes. We ask who is the best alternative to Harry Kane for the Three Lions - Abraham? Calvert-Lewin? Ings? Plus, we look at the latest Premier League transfer gossip involving a potential Chelsea return for Eden Hazard as well as news on Bernardo Silva and Alex Lacazette.
We discuss the imminent dismissal of Newcastle boss Steve Bruce and some possible replacements, as well as answering your questions on the likes of Premier League 'B Teams', Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's future and more.
Feargal Brennan, Rob Blanchette and Jay Motty on duty to review the weekend World Cup qualifier action this weekend as England hit five past Andorra, plus big wins for Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, and UEFA Nations League final preview.Plus what next for Newcastle and what moves they could make in the January window? And key contract talks at Manchester United with Harry Maguire and Paul Pogba.