New Podcast! Rafa's struggles

Rafa Benitez's early struggles at Chelsea, Arsene Wenger's future and 'boring' Stoke top the agenda on the new Football Podcast.

Last Updated: 04/12/12 at 11:18 Post Comment

Rafael Benitez: Struggling to awaken Chelsea from recent slumber

Rafael Benitez: Struggling to awaken Chelsea from recent slumber

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Sky Sports News Radio presenter Mikey Burrows returns to host our latest Podcast. Chelsea may have changed their manager, but there's been no immediate improvement in results as the inquest into their 3-1 defeat at West Ham is put under the microscope, while the rest of the talking points from this weekend's Premier League action are also debated.

Football365 Editor Sarah Winterburn and TEAMtalk.com Deputy James Marshment join Mikey in the studio to debate Benitez's failure to inspire the Blues, the current struggles at Arsenal and whether Stoke are the most boring side to ever 'grace' the Premier League.

Keeping to the managers under pressure theme, the trio debate whether "yesterday's man" Martin O'Neill has improved Sunderland during his year in charge and whether his time may be coming to an end on Wearside.

We also look into why Manchester United have become this season's "Great entertainers", why Harry Redknapp will struggle to keep QPR up and pick the bones out of the MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon clash and subsequent third-round draw.

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sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

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eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

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ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

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