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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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    Is the Premier League in danger of becoming a closed shop?

    Is the Premier League in danger of becoming a closed shop?

    Mike Calvin, Jordan Jarrett Bryan and Seb Stafford Bloor assess the significance of Watford's widely-anticipated search for their third manager of the season. Everton, Leeds and Brentford could be dragged into the relegation battle, but parachute payments distort the system by assisting a rapid return. Five clubs are competing for the final Champions League place, but the top three are seemingly set.
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    • 56 min
    Are Liverpool at a crossroads?

    Are Liverpool at a crossroads?

    Mike Calvin, Paul Hayward and Richard Amofa highlight Jurgen Klopp's sustained commitment as the key to Liverpol's capacity to respond to the challenge of more lavishly-funded clubs. They foresee successful managerial careers for Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney, and regard Brighton's Graham Potter as an England manager in waiting.
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    • 46 min
    Everton: an object lesson in how not to run a football club?

    Everton: an object lesson in how not to run a football club?

    Mike Calvin, Faye Carruthers and Dominic Fifield sift through the wreckage of Rafa Benitez's brief reign at Everton, and doubt whether Roberto Martinez is the right man to succeed him. They see similar confusion at Newcastle, Manchester United and Spurs, focus on a key week in the relegation battle, and assess the damage caused by the chaotic postponement policy.
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    • 57 min
    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

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