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All eyes (and ears) on Manchester United against Liverpool, after Arsenal beat lacklustre Aston Villa
Arsenal’s win against Aston Villa takes them into the top half of the Premier League, so what’s working for Mikel Arteta? He says abuse is putting managers off the job – Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp chip in with their advice after Steve Bruce opened up on the strain it put on him at Newcastle. The pick of the weekend for Darren Fletcher? Manchester United against Liverpool. But Alan Hutton doesn’t see any direction in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and Lee Dixon thinks they are a “team of individuals” so can they get anything against Liverpool?
72+: Gareth Ainsworth's beer cabinet
Aaron Paul is joined by Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor and Wycombe Wanderers' left back Joe Jacobson to look at the big stories from the EFL.
AFC Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Christie tells the podcast about his side's strong start to the campaign.
Following Nigel Adkins' departure from Charlton, BBC Radio London's Nick Godwin joins the podcast to examine what comes next for the League One strugglers.
There's an insight from Lyle into how new Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has turned things around. And we find out what's in Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth's beer cabinet.
Euro Leagues: Solskjaer, Fonseca and ‘keeping up with the Icardis’
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur to look at the biggest stories across European football this week.
After Manchester United’s dramatic comeback against Atalanta in the Champions League, the team tell us how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is viewed as a football manager across Europe.
We find out more about who Paul Fonseca is, as the former Roma manager is in talks with Newcastle United to become their new manager.
The panel try to ‘keep up with the Icardis’ and the big love triangle in European football.
And we explore what impact European football is having on the environment.
0’53” - What is the view on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a manager across European football?
6’20” – Leonardo Bonucci’s comments on Juventus without Cristiano Ronaldo
9’00” – Jose Mourinho’s post-match comments after Roma’s 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League
11’40” – Thoughts on whether Paulo Fonseca would be a good fit for Newcastle United
18’20” – Mauro Icardi’s turbulent week off the pitch
23’50” – How Real Madrid and Barcelona are looking ahead of this weekend’s El Clasico
29’25” – What impact is European football having on the environment?
Incredible Man Utd comeback & goodbye Steve Bruce
Mark Chapman is joined by BBC senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, ESPN senior writer Mark Ogden and Italian football journalist Mina Rzouki to reflect on Manchester United's remarkable Champions League comeback. From 2-0 down, to 3-2 winners over Atalanta, just what did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer say at half time? You can hear from the Manchester United boss, as well as Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea won comfortably at Stamford Bridge against Malmo.
And on the day Steve Bruce and Newcastle part ways by mutual consent, Alan Shearer, Karen Carney and George Caulkin of the Athletic join the podcast to look at what's next for both the former manager and club.
00'30 Reaction from Old Trafford
12'30 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
14'10 Looking ahead to Manchester United v Liverpool
18'30 Chelsea reaction after their 4-0 win over Malmo
21'00 Thomas Tuchel
22'40 Other Champions League results with John Bennett
25'30 Reaction to Steve Bruce leaving Newcastle
Sensational Salah stuns Simeone
Kelly Cates and guests reflect on Liverpool’s dramatic 3-2 win away to Atlético Madrid in the Champions League after Manchester City beat Club Bruges 5-1 in Belgium. John Murray and Mark Lawrenson recap a frantic night at the Wanda Metropolitano before John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap joins the podcast to give his thoughts. After Jurgen Klopp explains his awkward exchange with Diego Simeone on the whistle, John Bennett rounds up all the other games in Europe. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Pat Nevin then reflect on a memorable night for Cole Palmer as Manchester City breezed to a convincing win over Burges. After Pep Guardiola’s post-match comments, focus turns to Manchester United ahead of a huge tie at home to Atalanta, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had plenty to say ahead of the game.
00:12 – Reaction from Madrid
17:37 – Jurgen Klopp’s post-match comments
20:30 – All the other Champions League games
23:30 – Rection from Bruges
30:25 – Pep Guardiola’s post-match comments
32:30 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Man Utd preview
MNC: Newcastle’s new era, relegation prospects and Micah’s silky tones
Mark Chapman is joined by former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, former Blackburn forward, Chris Sutton, and Chief Football correspondent for the New York Times, Rory Smith, on the Monday Night Club.
England have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a punishment for the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final and they talk about whether it is a suitable sanction and if it could have been more.
The panel discuss what happens next for Newcastle after their first game under their new ownership. They also talk about whether the likes of Watford and Norwich could join Newcastle in a potential relegation battle this season.
Plus, Micah has added yet another string to his bow as a voice over artist where he credits Boyz II Men as his inspiration!
0’30 – Micah’s new voice over work
3’22 - England’s stadium ban
10’11 – Newcastle’s new era
17’30 – Should Newcastle give Bruce a chance or give an opportunity to Graeme Jones?
20’50 – Who would want to join Newcastle in January?
29’10 – Norwich’s winless start to the season
40’20 – Are Watford at risk of relegation with Ranieri in charge?
A quality football podcast
Nearly the perfect podcast, offering a variety of opinions which is a real plus for a football podcast, so often podcast have one viewpoint and create an echo chamber but this podcast offers different views which is great.
I’m a big fan of Kelly, Chris Sutton and Wrighty and enjoy ex pros making their weekly appearances.
The only negative is some of the ex pros and regular podcasters have a bit of an ego which sometimes gets in the way of good analysis.