[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 75 – Champions League final 2011

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In a double-length end to the 2011 season Ed & Paul review United’s Champions League loss to Barcelona at Wembley, including live audio from the night, when thousands of Reds gathered in north London and pubs around the country. Also on the show, the 2011 season review, player ratings for the campaign and the much […]

[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 43 – Wayne Rooney’s contract

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In this episode of Rant Cast Ed & Paul discussed the ongoing saga of Wayne Rooney’s contract. Was it a case of player greed gone mad or the Glazers’ poor investment in the first team squad? What are the morals of demanding £250,000 a week to play with a pig’s bladder? There is also a […]

[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 50 – Sepp Blatter

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In the 50th Rant Cast Ed & Paul discussed United’s Premier League victory over Blackburn Rovers, a sobering defeat to West Ham United and previewed the week’s Champions League dead rubber against Valencia. There was also a somewhat prescient discussion about corruption at FIFA and a review of a one-sided el classico in Spain. This episode was first broadcast […]

[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 1 – season preview 2009

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In the first ever episode of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul talked about the build up to the 2009 season, in which Rafa Benitez accused Sir Alex Ferguson of being “scared”, Cristiano Ronaldo departed Old Trafford, and Michael Owen arrived. First broadcast 15 August 2009. Warning: the first episode contains dodgy audio quality, dodgier […]

Rant Cast 232 – end of season review

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In the final Rant Cast of the season Ed & Paul look back on the past 10 months under Louis van Gaal, including the now (infamous) awards. Also on the show, a review of United’s draw with Hull City at the KC Stadium, your questions and a look ahead to the summer transfer market.   […]

Rant Cast 231 – a season’s farewell, Old Trafford

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Manchester United’s last home fixture of the season was a hard-earned, if ultimately disappointing, draw at Old Trafford last Sunday. United dominated for large periods even if the home side lacked for real penetration in a 1-1 against Arsenal. Indeed, the fixture asked as many questions about United’s future as it answered, with the clock ticking down on […]

Rant Cast 230 – vote United for Europe!

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Europe awaits after Manchester United’s hard-fought (i.e lucky!) victory over Crystal Palace in south London on Saturday. Combined with Liverpool’s draw at Chelsea, Louis van Gaal’s side has now effectively secured fourth place in the Premier League. Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from Saturday’s victory over Palace, where Van Gaal’s side was perhaps […]

Rant Cast 229 – a season on the edge

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Remember when Manchester United was good? No, not during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign, but that period when Louis van Gaal’s side won six games on the spin. Seems a long time ago now. Defeat at Stamford Bridge, hammered by Everton, and now a home loss to West Bromwich Albion – and United hasn’t scored a […]

Rant Cast 228 – motivate this

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Six victories in a row followed by defeat at Stamford Bridge last weekend and then again at Everton on Sunday has brought Louis van Gaal’s team crashing back to earth. Remarkably, Dutchman characterised his team’s performance at Everton ‘lacking in motivation’. United’s 3-0 loss was dramatic, but could it be catastrophic, with Liverpool not yet […]

Rant Cast 227 – José’s magic bus

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José Mourinho’s magic bus – whenever the Portuguese coach needs a result it is neatly parked and always comes up with the goods. Plus ça change. Manchester United enjoyed 71 per cent possession at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, the majority of shots on goal and control of the game – but still lost in […]