Episode 1237: Stupid Passing, Big Sam Roars, Mendy Media, Pogba Or Jose, What Are Arsenal?
English football has become obsessed with ‘stupid’ passing it out from the back, says Sam Allardyce. We track this developing obsession through the Premier League’s opening weekend. Why would so many top coaches be doing such ‘stupid’ things?
‘We are OBSESSED with this STUPID way of playing!’ ????
Sam Allardyce isn’t a fan of teams playing it out from the back…
What do you make of Sam’s comments? ???? pic.twitter.com/iKSjNZUnt5
— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) August 13, 2018
But Sam doesn’t have the dinosaur enclosure all to himself. The weekend also saw Pep Guardiola urge Benjamin Mendy to cut back on social media use. Does Guardiola have a point, or have Mendy and other social media gods like Paul Pogba and James Milner simply figured out something their coaches haven’t about how you set yourselves apart from your peers in the modern game?
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) August 12, 2018
Dion Fanning and Alan Smith join us to talk through some of the weekend’s action. What did Unai Emery show us in his first game? How are Chelsea likely to evolve under Sarri? And why is Paul Pogba so concerned about being fined?
Chelsea’s future? According to Maurizio Sarri it’s David Luiz, a 31-year-old out of contract at the end of this season and out of favour for most of last. My piece for this morning’s @TimesSport:https://t.co/mtTEdaPjYj
— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) August 13, 2018
Plus there’s Rooney Mondays, Kyle learns football, Becks’ strengths and some goldfinch advice.
Remember the name, Wayne Rooney. https://t.co/oRz3YM9vNC
— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) August 13, 2018
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.@kenearlys asks @GNev2 if Man U are so brilliant at making money why aren’t they the biggest spending club in the world… and if they have their priorities all wrong? ??????Things get heated ????????????@CadburyIreland https://t.co/GkDCxBKiRI pic.twitter.com/3vTfcgm5aD
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