Episode 1076: Coleman Returns, Man United’s Spend Hole, West Ham Recruitment, Rory Best Attends Jackson Trial
Seamus Coleman returned to action last night with a man of the match display: he could have made the World Cup after all, if only we’d been able to seal the deal.
— Everton (@Everton) January 31, 2018
Meanwhile Manchester United lost at Tottenham and the consequences of this one might rumble on, with Pogba substituted after apparently failing to do enough of what he was told. Are United’s problems the kind that can be solved by spending? Is that the only way to close the gap to City?
Spurs boosted their top-four hopes.
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 31, 2018
We speak to Jonathan Liew and Jacob Steinberg about the news that West Ham’s director of recruitment has been suspended after claiming that the club didn’t want to bring in African players for fear of them causing trouble in the dressing room.
It won’t surprise you to learn that the Tony Henry story is a hot topic of discussion in the West Ham dressing room today… West Ham have seven first-team players of African descent
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) February 1, 2018
Plus we discuss Joe Schmidt’s no comment on his captain Rory Best attending the Paddy Jackson trial in Belfast this week, and look at the side named for the 6N opener against France.
Joe, did you give Rory Best permissions to attend trial?
Schmidt: “We are in no position to comment on that. It is a legal matter.”
— Gavin Cummiskey (@Cumoski) February 1, 2018
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