Rant Cast 128 – a feast of goals

November 3, 2012 Tags: Rant Cast 3 comments

On this week’s show regulars Ed and Paul discuss a feast of goals over the past week, with Manchester United beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in somewhat controversial circumstances, before succumbing to the same team in the league cup. Where Sir Alex Ferguson’s team claimed three Premier League points, a younger outfit dropped out of the cup after a stirring game in west London.

One again, though, the narrative of post-match commentary centered around controversy, with referee Mark Clattenburg the brunt of Chelsea ire for more than one reason.

Also on this week’s podcast: we talk Nani and Ferguson’s all-too-obvious frustration with the Portuguese winger, and Paul Pogba a talented youngster now taking Italy by storm.

Back at Old Trafford, United host Arsenal on Saturday lunch-time – it’s around 100/1 for the teams to share nine goals between them. After the past week that’s surely a good punt!

Finally, we take your questions and look ahead to a European trip to Braga.

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Clive - November 5, 2012 Reply

Disagree about Cleverley not offering much defensively. Firstly because most of the time he doesn’t give the ball away cheaply and he also presses really well and nicks the ball of players quite frequently…

Ed - November 6, 2012 Reply

Clive – well here’s some stats. Make your own mind up. He’s made 3 interceptions all season. 10 clearances. 1 block. 15/20 tackles won not too bad, although it doesn’t exactly average out as a lot per game.

RobDiablo - November 6, 2012 Reply

Yeah, he’s not a classic defensive mid by any stretch, but something I have noticed (and liked) is him racing after and getting to loose balls from desperate clearances in United’s end of the pitch and carrying or passing the ball into the opposition half. Not sure there’s a statistical way to illustrate this feature of his game.

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