Remembering Walter Smith, Women’s World Cup qualifiers and Solskjaer’s job safe for now
Kelly Cates is joined by Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth, former Rangers captain Richard Gough and ex-Scotland defender Gary Caldwell to pay tribute to Walter Smith – the former Rangers, Everton and Scotland manager who has died at the age of 73.
They reflect on the extraordinary career of one of Scottish football’s most successful managers, with Smith winning 21 titles and trophies with Rangers between 1991 and 2011 and transforming the fortunes of the Scotland national team when he took over in 2004.
Vicki Sparks and former England and Manchester United goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain react to England’s 10-0 win over Latvia in their Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign. They discuss what Sarina Weigman has changed in her time in charge so far and who they’ll want to avoid in the draw for next year’s European Championships, which takes place on Thursday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job is safe for now – he’s expected to take charge of the team against Tottenham at the weekend after Sir Alex Ferguson visited the Carrington Training Ground for talks following their 5-0 thrashing at home to Liverpool. Lee Dixon, Glenn Murray and Jobi McAnuff discuss United’s lack of identity and what needs to change if Solskjaer is to keep his job in the long-term.
Two games in the League Cup round of 16 went to penalties as Chelsea beat Southampton and League One Sunderland shocked QPR to reach the quarter-finals. We’ll bring you reaction to both those games and Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Leeds, with the thoughts of Mikel Arteta.
And Wrexham may have lost 3-2 at Maidenhead but they did get to see their new co-owners in the flesh for the first time as Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney attended their first game since taking over the club. Radio Wales’ Rob Phillips gives us the lowdown of how their visit came about and what they’ll have made of the non-league experience.
00.52 – Walter Smith tributes
02.19 – Roddy Forsyth tells story of Smith’s career
03.54 – Richard Gough shares his memories of Smith
10.49 – Gary Caldwell on Scotland’s infamous win over France under Smith in 2006
16.51 – Women’s World Cup qualifying reaction
24.25 – Latest situation surrounding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Manchester United
32.24 – League Cup round of 16 reaction
40.44 – Wrexham’s Hollywood trip to Maidenhead
MNC: Solskjaer’s struggles, Maguire’s mentality and Cresswell’s corners
Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Karen Carney discuss the fall-out from Manchester Utd’s humiliating defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The panel assess Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future and welcome ESPN’s Senior Writer, Mark Ogden for the latest on speculation that Antonio Conte could replace him. The topic of leadership and Harry Maguire’s presence in the team is up for debate as are the personnel behind the scenes at Carrington. The Monday Night Club then chat about West Ham’s form, Michail Antonio’s goals and Aaron Cresswell’s corners. Airdrie FC’s defender Craig Watson then joins the podcast to talk about their extraordinary game with Dumbarton.
02:20 – Reaction to Manchester Utd’s defeat to Liverpool
06:30 – Mark Ogden on Solskjaer’s future and coaching methods
21:00 – Conte next?
24:11 – What are Utd are good at?
29:30 – Leadership and Maguire
38:00 – West Ham’s form
51:20 - Airdrieonians 3-2 Dumbarton
The Manchester United inquest
Ben Haines is joined by the former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham, former Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff and Luke Edwards from the Telegraph to react to Manchester United’s extraordinary 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League.
The team discuss Manchester United’s tactical approach to the match, how damaging the defeat is for Ole Gunnar Solskjær and if his time as Manchester United manager is running out.
Joe Smith from the Stretford Paddock Youtube channel joins the pod to give his reaction as a Manchester United fan and gives his thoughts on how Solskjær handled the tough questions being asked in his post-match interviews.
And after sweeping Manchester United aside, the panel debate whether Liverpool are now favourites in the Premier League title race.
2’50” – How damaging is this result for Ole Gunnar Solskjær ?
3’30” – Did Manchester United use the wrong tactical approach by trying to press against Liverpool?
10’00” - Is there a lack of leaders on the pitch at Manchester United?
13’00” – Interview with Ole Gunnar Solskjær
15’30” – Reaction from Manchester United fan Joe Smith
18’20” – Jobi on how as a manager he handled a bad result in media interviews
22’00 – Should Manchester United have signed a new central midfielder in the summer?
25’30” – Danny on speaking to Solskjær when he first got the Manchester United manager’s job
27’40” – Is this the beginning of the end for Solskjær?
30’49” – The big tactical decisions made by Klopp in the match
33’20” – Interview with Jürgen Klopp
36’00” – Are Liverpool now favourites in the title race?
40’00” – Does Roberto Firmino get enough credit for what he does in that Liverpool side?
43’20” – Round-up of the rest of Sunday’s Premier League action
King reigns at Everton while Mount sweeps aside Norwich
Ben Haines, former England international Anita Asante and the Daily Telegraph's Jim White look back on Watford's thrilling 5-2 win at Everton, as Josh King scored a hat-trick against his old club to give Claudio Ranieri his first win as Watford boss.
There's also analysis of where Norwich are going wrong after their 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Premier League leaders Chelsea.
The team also reflect on a 4-0 win for England over Northern Ireland in women's World Cup qualifying, and a preview of Manchester United against Liverpool on Sunday.
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?