Next Game

Groningen v A Villa

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 16:00

Friendly Match

Proact Stadium

Last Game

Chesterfld 3 - 1 A Villa

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 19:30

Friendly Match

Podcast: Euro woe/up for cup

Manchester United's week of woe, handshakegate, the FA Cup and the weekend's Premier League talking points are all on the new Football Podcast.

Last Updated: 11/03/13 at 17:44 Post Comment

Sir Alex Ferguson: Refused to shake Benitez's hand

Sir Alex Ferguson: Refused to shake Benitez's hand

Sky Sports News Radio presenter Mikey Burrows is the host for this week's bumper edition, and is joined in the studio by TEAMtalk Editor Simon Wilkes and his fellow TEAMtalk journalist Pete Hall.

If you want to get a mention on the next Football Podcast, send a tweet to @TEAMtalk with the hashtag #ilovethepodcast - and we'll give your Twitter page a plug.

The trio start proceedings by discussing Sunday's FA Cup clash between Manchester United and Chelsea, debating the heat generated by Sir Alex Ferguson's refusal to shake Rafa Benitez's hand.

Hall, a diehard United fan, bemoans a woeful week for his beloved team, whose hearts were broken by Real Madrid and a shocking referee decision - but he receives little sympathy from his colleagues, who revel in his tearful tale of woe.

Wilkes puts the cat among the pigeons by tipping Wigan to win the FA Cup - and fights the corner of the underdogs, saying he'd love to see a new team follow Swansea's lead in lifting some silverware.

Turning to the weekend's Premier League action, there are loads of talking points that get the trio hot under the collar, in particular Grant Holt's 'dive' to win a penalty for Norwich and the outrageous decision to disallow Swansea's goal at The Hawthorns.

The relegation battle comes under the microscope, with Wilkes claiming he fears Southampton could get dragged into the bottom three.

The rest of the weekend's action is discussed - plus we give a shout to a listener who tweeted our #ilovethepodcast slogan.

The Podcast will be available on iTunes but you can listen to it here now.

Have a listen, then have Your Say.

Enjoy!

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Diego Costa gets two assists Chelsea's 3-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem

Diego Costa grabbed two assists as Chelsea beat Vitesse Arnhem 3-1 on Wednesday

Women's football: Natasha Dowie says Fara Williams can earn 200 caps

Fara Williams has enough ability to earn 200 caps for England, according to Liverpool Ladies team-mate Natasha Dowie

Women's football: Dunia Susi and Rachel Brown-Finnis out of England's game with Sweden

England Women’s boss Mark Sampson has been hit by two withdrawals from his squad ahead of Sunday's game against Sweden

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property