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BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers.
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BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers.
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    Another final for Chelsea, but can they sustain their challenge for the Premier League title?

    Another final for Chelsea, but can they sustain their challenge for the Premier League title?

    Mike Calvin, Glenn Moore and Tony Hodson set the scene for Chelsea's visit to Manchester City, live on BT Sport on Saturday lunchtime. They agree with Cristiano Ronaldo that the top three should be Manchester United's minimum expectation, but see no real reason (apart from Liverpool potentially poaching Jarrod Bowen) that West Ham cannot claim the final Champions League qualification place.
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    • 51 min
    Are Manchester City too good for the common good?

    Are Manchester City too good for the common good?

    Mike Calvin, Miguel Delaney and John Cross dwell on the pros and cons of Manchester City's dominance. Newcastle will have to get used to similar levels of envy and resentment, Southampton's model makes them upwardly mobile, Everton are arguably the most dysfunctional club in the Premier League, but the platform the FA Cup provides emerging players must be cherished.
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    • 56 min
    Is Ralf Rangnick on a hiding to nothing at Manchester United?

    Is Ralf Rangnick on a hiding to nothing at Manchester United?

    Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor assess the cult of individualism at Manchester United. They praise the managerial authority of Thomas Tuchel, expect a clear out at Spurs, but have sympathy for Claudio Ranieri and Rafa Benitez. They also name their potential FA Cup giant killers.
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    • 52 min
    Who were your winners and losers in 2021?

    Who were your winners and losers in 2021?

    Mike Calvin, Jordan Jarrett Bryan and Dominic Fifield take an insightful, occasionally light-hearted, look back at football in 2021 There is good and bad news for Spurs, praise for the game's local heroes, and criticism for Arsenal, who made the most disappointing signing of the season.
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    • 38 min
    Was Thomas Tuchel right to suggest football needs to prioritise player safety?

    Was Thomas Tuchel right to suggest football needs to prioritise player safety?

    Mike Calvin, Dominic Fifield and Jordan Jarrett-Bryan assess the challenges football faces in the current public health crisis. They expect Manchester City to eventually run away with the Premier League, suggest Aston Villa have a lot to look forward to in 2022, and, amidst a spate of poor refereeing performances, call for an immediate revision of VAR.
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    • 41 min
    Are Leeds United Marching On, into the Championship?

    Are Leeds United Marching On, into the Championship?

    Mike Calvin, Richard Amofa and Glenn Moore use the precarious state of Leeds United's season as an example of the perils of a "big club " mentality, Expectation may also be counter productive at Newcastle, while Burnley are fighting the law of diminishing returns. At a time of renewed uncertainty, the panel also discuss worryingly low vaccination rates amongst players.
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    • 50 min

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