Episode 1114: There Will Be Blood
Many managers have spoken about the risks of criticising players in public. The players know when they’ve messed it up, they say. No need to labour the point, they say. Keep the criticism behind closed doors, they say.
Man Utd players stunned by Jose Mourinho’s ‘bullying’ of Luke Shaw https://t.co/lNHPLF2yCJ
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) March 19, 2018
As his treatment of Luke Shaw demonstrates, Jose Mourinho takes a different view. But why? Is there a higher purpose to this, beyond making it clear that certain squad members will be available this summer at a discount price?
mourinho’s two-part summer rebuilding plan: 1) splurge 2) purge. but as long as he persists with big-game tactics that are comparable to racing the tour de france with stabilisers on, players will struggle to perform https://t.co/h2Gh3VdBOW
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) March 19, 2018
Jonathan Wilson joins us to analyse Mohamed Salah’s sensational form. Why should many wide forwards now be scoring more goals than orthodox strikers? What does the ideal false nine look like? And now that Liverpool’s attacking set-up is paying off so brilliantly, will other clubs copy the template?
Mo Salah APOLOGISED to the Watford keeper after sticking four past him.
The nicest guy in football ???? pic.twitter.com/YaHAjGgTEi
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 17, 2018
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The latest in our 5th birthday series of exclusive interviews is available now. Today's guest is the current Australian rugby head coach, Michael Cheika.
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