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MNC: Tuchel’s Tactics, Moyes’ Mistake & Greaves’ Greatness
Mark Chapman is joined by Micah Richards, Rory Smith and Don Hutchison to discuss the weekend’s Premier League games and remember Jimmy Greaves. The team break down Chelsea’s 3-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and analyse Thomas Tuchel’s tactics as well as his influence on individuals such as Thiago Silva and Marcus Alonso. Harry Kane’s form is then up for discussion before a debate about whether David Moyes made a mistake or not in bringing on Mark Noble to take the last minute penalty against Manchester United. Finally veteran broadcaster Gary Newbon joins the podcast to remember the great Jimmy Greaves.
1:30 – Thomas Tuchel’s influence on Chelsea
13:50 – Thiago Silva’s longevity
20:30 – Marcus Alonso’s revival
23.30 – Harry Kane’s form
31:00 – Mark Noble’s penalty
40:45 - Remembering Jimmy Greaves
Chelsea dismantle Spurs and West Ham's penalty pain
Janette Kwakye is alongside former Spurs defender Stephen Kelly and Premier League reporter Vaishali Bhardwaj to go through an action packed Premier League Sunday.
Chelsea showed their class as they beat Tottenham 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. The panel ask if Chelsea can win the title and if Spurs should even be considered in the top 4 conversation.
It was an end to end game in the early kick off where Manchester United beat West Ham 2-1 at the London Stadium and there was late drama as David Moyes brought on captain Mark Noble to take a penalty even though he hadn't played a minute of football!
Plus, Brighton's emphatic start to the season continues and Leicester drop more points.
1’30 – Jimmy Greaves tribute
5.48 - Chelsea v Spurs
7.13 - Chelsea title contenders
14.01 - Harry Kane’s goal drought
19.29 - West Ham v Man Utd drama
23.42 - David Moyes on choosing Mark Noble to take the penalty
29.05 - Jesse Lingard’s resurgence
36.00 - Brighton’s excellent start to the season
38.08 - Are Leicester struggling?
Remembering Jimmy Greaves
Gigi Salmon looks back on the life and career of Jimmy Greaves who has died aged 81.
Former Tottenham manager David Pleat & our senior football reporter Ian Dennis talk about his career.
We hear some archive as Jimmy Greaves sat down with Jimmy Armfield to discuss his life.
Alan Shearer & Jimmy Greaves' former team-mate Alan Mullery also reflect on the life of the England & Tottenham legend.
Plus ITV presenter Jim Rosenthal joins us to talk about his broadcast career.
02.06 – Ian Dennis discusses him being the greatest English goalscorer
03.54 - David Pleat talks about his memories of Jimmy Greaves
12.37 - Jimmy Greaves archive interview with Jimmy Armfield
27.45 - Ian Dennis final word on Jimmy Greaves
30.48 - Alan Shearer on his goalscoring ability
33.11 - Alan Mullery discusses his memories of Jimmy
35.45 - Jim Rosenthal on his broadcasting career
Supreme Salah, City flat in front of fans and Derby’s defiance
Ben Haines is joined by former Brighton and Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray and Premier League presenter Nubaid Haroon to discuss the big talking points from Saturday’s action.
Liverpool are top of the league after beating Crystal Palace. The boys talk about how Mohamed Salah has improved his overall game this season and the impact having fans back at Anfield is having on Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Over 53,000 fans were at the Etihad to watch Manchester City have just one shot on target in a goalless draw with Southampton. Did Pep’s comments about wanting more supporters to come to the Etihad invite extra pressure on his players? And with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United all looking strong this season, how costly will those dropped points be if they’re to defend their Premier League title?
On Sunday, injury-hit Tottenham face a Chelsea team that has conceded just one goal in the league this season. Glenn offers his expertise on how best to deal with the threat of Romelu Lukaku.
Rafa Benitez suffered his first defeat as Everton manager as they were beaten 3-0 by Aston Villa. Glenn and Nubaid debate Rafa’s style of play and what constitutes “entertaining football.” And they reflect on the impact Leon Bailey had, with the Villa winger coming on as a substitute, scoring a goal and grabbing an assist before being brought back off the pitch, in a remarkable 21 minute debut.
Derby County beat Stoke a day after announcing that the club will go into administration. Aaron Paul from the 72+ podcast joins us to talk about what points deductions they could face and we hear from Wayne Rooney on his concerns for everyone involved at Pride Park.
Elsewhere in the East Midlands, Nottingham Forest began life without Chris Hughton with victory over Huddersfield for their first win of the season. Aaron gives us the latest on their plans to appoint Steve Cooper as Hughton’s replacement and Glenn shares his thoughts on what the future holds for his former team.
01.47 – Liverpool reaction
05.37 – Salah’s evolution this season
08.01 – Manchester City’s draw with Southampton
12.40 – How costly are dropped points with the top four all in strong form?
14.02 – Rafa Benitez’s style of play and what does entertaining football look like?
20.19 – Tottenham v Chelsea preview
23.21 – Glenn’s thoughts on how to deal with Lukaku
27.04 – Derby County reaction with Aaron Paul
28.22 – Wayne Rooney on off-field concerns at Pride Park
30.44 – Nottingham Forest’s future
Newcastle chaos continues and Pep refuses to apologise
Darren Fletcher brings you the Friday Football Social, discussing all the big talking points from the Premier League.
We have reaction to Newcastle’s 1-1 draw at home to Leeds, with Michael Brown and Vicki Sparks joining us from St James’ Park.
Former Newcastle midfielder and West Ham assistant coach Kevin Nolan is alongside Darren to dissect what the future holds for Steve Bruce after another turbulent week off the field.
Nolan also discusses West Ham’s strong start in the Europa League, after they beat Dinamo Zagreb in their opening group game. He says Declan Rice can become one of the best in the world, giving us insight into what the England star is like as a character in the dressing room. And we look ahead to the threat Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United will pose to David Moyes’ side following their loss to Young Boys in the Champions League.
Pep Guardiola has caused quite the stir amongst Manchester City fans after saying he wanted more of them at the Etihad for Saturday’s match against Southampton, with just over 38,000 turning up for the win over RB Leipzig midweek.
Loukas Gregory from the 1864 City Supporters Group drops by to discuss whether the relationship between the manager and supporters has been damaged with Guardiola refusing to apologise for his comments.
00.30 – Newcastle v Leeds reaction
04.46 – Kevin Nolan on off-field issues at Newcastle
12.22 – Nolan on how David Moyes has transformed West Ham
17.20 – Declan Rice discussion
22.45 – Fallout from Manchester United’s defeat to Young Boys
28.09 – Pep Guardiola on his comments about fans
29.07 – City fan Loukas Gregory reaction to Pep’s comments
72+: Will Forest’s fortunes change?
Aaron Paul is joined by former Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff and Reading defender Michael Morrison to discuss what the future holds for Nottingham Forest after they sacked Chris Hughton, with the club bottom of the Championship.
BBC Nottingham’s Forest commentator Colin Fray tells us how the fans are feeling and who the leading candidates are in the search for a replacement.
Forest legend Robbie Earnshaw also drops by to share his thoughts on the direction the club is going in and he describes the extra pressure Forest players and managers feel due to the club’s history.
Accrington Stanley have made a solid start to League One and their manager John Coleman says he has fallen back in love with football, after his comments following their FA Cup exit back in 2019, where the officiating made him ‘physically sick.’
And Northampton Town manager Jon Brady talks about his unique management style and how the team have dealt with their relegation to League Two.
02.25 – Colin Fray on Hughton’s sacking
09.14 – Robbie Earnshaw on Forest’s future and pressure of playing for the club
19.00 – Accrington manager John Coleman
28.05 – Northampton manager Jon Brady