It’s international week, which means football hipsters Ed & Paul have been busy watching Iceland vs Kosovo, Syria vs Australia, and Panama vs Costa Rica.
You wait years for a 4-0 to turn up and then a whole bunch come along all at once. This week Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace became the latest victim of Manchester United’s favourite scoreline. It was so easy that José Mourinho’s men barely got out of first gear.
How big is your dick? No, go on, tell us. Some Manchester United fans think Romelu Lukaku’s is rather large. Far too many have forgotten the tragic past and present that particular racial stereotype represents. Ed & Paul dissect the controversy and tell fellow fans to just stop. Now.
Standard. Sure, it may have taken three goals in the last seven minutes to break Everton, but Manchester United 4 is fast becoming the most popular scoreline this season. It was also the day Wayne Rooney returned to Old Trafford – he was mostly confused about his position.
Rant Cast 316 says we just podcasted! Ed and Paul look back at the international bre…well, they think very briefly about looking back at the international break, take as many listener questions as they could possibly get into the show and preview United’s trip to Stoke.
Only 2-0? Mourinho out! No, but seriously, Ed and Paul look back on United’s win over Leicester, exactly the kind of game the team would have drawn last season, discuss the Return of the Zlat, Rooney’s international retirement and take a lot of listener questions.
Well, that was fun! Ed and Paul look back over Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Swansea City, revel in the 3 minutes of glorious football which brought about the comfortable scoreline and sing the praises of United’s start to the season. Tougher tests await, but it’s fun for now. Read More
Manchester United are back, baby! We’re good again! Or, at least, good enough to smash a lacklustre West Ham United side into tiny pieces at Old Trafford. Ed and Paul look back at the game and discuss Big Rom making his home debut and bursting all the Hammers’ bubbles, Anthony Martial being brilliant for 10 minutes, Marcus Rashford being brilliant for 80 minutes and United just generally being brilliant for most of the game. Read More
It has been 58 days since the final Rant Cast of the 2016/17 season. Two months in which Ed and Paul kicked back and enjoyed the beach in anticipation of an inevitable World War III. Yet, with the planet still in one piece, there must be another Rant Cast.
For the third of this summer’s Rant Cast specials, Paul gets Michael Cox of Zonal Marking on the line, to talk about his excellent new book The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nine. It was a really entertaining chat, highlighting just how much Manchester United, and Sir Alex Ferguson in particular, have dominated that particular story.