Mark Chapman presents the latest episode of the Monday Night Club from BBC Radio 5 Live. Regulars Micah Richards and Rory Smith are back along with former England international Karen Carney, who replaces the “suspended” Chris Sutton after he upset everybody – including a celebrity fan – at Stenhousemuir.
Everton’s lacklustre results and the reasons behind them are discussed by the panel. Is it poor form, bad strategy or simply injuries to key players that’s holding them back?
Following Ralf Rangnick’s announcement as Manchester United interim manager, Micah wonders what the hype’s all about while Rory says his appointment suggests a cultural shift in thinking in English football.
They also discuss what’s up with the Brighton fans after some of them booed the team following their 0-0 draw at home to Leeds. Karen says the stats show they’re better than the results they’ve been getting while Micah recalls a time he was booed by his own fans.
3’41” What’s going wrong at Everton?
11’54” Everton fan Ped from Toffee TV gives his views on the issues at the club
21’20” Micah questions the hype surrounding Ralf Rangnick
22’13” Rory argues why Man Utd have been smart in hiring Rangnick as a consultant for 2 years after his interim manager role
24’08” Rory explains how Rangnick first appeared on his radar in 2010
27’57” Why has Rangnick never held one of the prestige managerial jobs in European football before?
33’29” Who should be Man Utd’s first choice front three?
40’40” Why were Brighton fans booing their team at the weekend?
42:24″ Karen explains why Brighton’s xG shows they are playing better than their results suggest
46’28” Micah reveals what it’s like to be booed by your own fans