Podcast: Everton, City, twins, and strikers (Owen to stay?!)

Authors: Doron and Phil

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Beyond The Pitch and Stretford-End.com have come together once again to record another podcast, the fifth in the series. We look back at the Everton result; ahead to City; and debate what might happen up with the strikers this summer. You can also hear Fergie’s thoughts on the Everton collapse.

To listen to the podcast, click on this link. It is available to listen to or download on iTunes at this link.

Topics covered:

Looking back at Everton

What went on against Everton?! In terms of offensive football, it was good but have Everton proved to opposition teams that there’s most definitely a way to play against United at Old Trafford. Fellaini was important for Everton but were any United defenders guilty of playing below par? On the flip-side, our strikers and Nani in particular appear to be hitting form at the perfect time. As hinted in our post-match talking points, did Fergie get some subs wrong?

City next week

The biggest derby match. How should we approach it and with what team? City’s inexperience at being in a title race at this point of the season may be important, or will it?

Rafael & Fabio

Despite Rafael making some errors, we make a case for him being the long-term first choice right back. Meanwhile, Fabio’s been linked with a loan move abroad – what might the future hold for him? Could we have twins at both full back spot by the start of the 2013/14 season?


Arguably a club needs three and a half strikers(!) so what might United do this summer with Berbatov going? Could Owen even stay or might one of the younger players step up to the first team squad?

Midfield transfer rumour round-up

As the heading suggests…!

Reserves and Academy

A very quick look back at the Academy’s exit from the Youth Cup and the Reserves league success; as well as potential new deals for two young players.

Player of the year

Both Phil and I name our United player of the year! (Although we may well revisit this next week.)

Once again, to listen to the podcast, click on this link. It is available to listen to or download on iTunes at this link.

To listen to the first four podcasts, click here.

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