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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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    Will Ralf Rangnick oversee a revolution at Manchester United?

    Will Ralf Rangnick oversee a revolution at Manchester United?

    Mike Calvin, Paul Hayward and Dominic Fifield welcome Ralf Rangnick's arrival at Manchester United, but wonder whether he will be allowed to reshape the club in his own image, They praise Chelsea's youth development ,foresee problems for Antonio Conte at Tottenham, and believe the fan-led review of the game has the potential to be the catalyst for positive change.
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    • 51 min
    Who can clear up the mess at Manchester United?

    Who can clear up the mess at Manchester United?

    Mike Calvin, Seb Stafford Bloor and Tony Hodson analyse Manchester United's long term problems, which may be too onerous, even for Mauricio Pochettino They praise the ruthless efficiency of the Premier League's top three, and, in Champions League week, highlight Xavi's shrewdness in taking charge of what could be another golden generation at Barcelona.
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    • 53 min
    Which of the new Premier League managers will be most successful?

    Which of the new Premier League managers will be most successful?

    Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Richard Amofa consider the consequences of change in the Premier League. They believe Steven Gerrard and Dean Smith are a perfect fit for their new clubs, Aston Villa and Norwich, but have reservations about Eddie Howe's impact at Newcastle. Leicester's Brendan Rodgers would be a significant managerial upgrade for Manchester United. 
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    • 49 min
    Why aren't Manchester United acting as ruthlessly as other Premier League clubs?

    Why aren't Manchester United acting as ruthlessly as other Premier League clubs?

    Mike Calvin, John Cross and Miguel Delaney assess football's sacking season. They suggest Ole Gunnar Soskjaer should be put out of his misery at Manchester United, feel Dean Smith was the victim of the cruellest cut at Aston Villa, and believe Norwich City, rather than Newcastle United, would be the best fit for Eddie Howe.
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    • 54 min
    How far can Antonio Conte take Tottenham this season?

    How far can Antonio Conte take Tottenham this season?

    Mike Calvin, Glenn Moore and Anne Marie Batson examine the challenges Antonio Conte faces at Spurs, and the realistic limits of his ambition this season. They suspect Rafa Benitez would have been a better fit at Newcastle than Eddie Howe, and have sympathy for the struggle of Jadon Sancho to establish himself at Manchester United.
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    • 50 min
    Will Nuno be the only victim of football's sacking season?

    Will Nuno be the only victim of football's sacking season?

    Mike Calvin, Ade Oladipo and Seb Stafford Bloor analyse the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo after only 17 matches as Tottenham manager, and the initial links with Antonio Conte. They believe Aston Villa should stand by the under-pressure Dean Smith, and discuss another critical week at Manchester United for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 
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    • 53 min

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