Prime Time Football
Prime Time Football
Manchester Derby Offering More Questions Than Answers for Mancini, Rooney, More
A year removed from Manchester City winning its first Premier League title what has gone on to derail them in its defence and can much of this be traced back to Roberto Mancini and his insistence on a summer transfer window that went entirely wrong. We examine the outcome of the latest Manchester Derby to look for the fallout, whether Mancini would or should return to assemble Manchester City once again, whether we could be seeing the end for Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford and whether top four will follow past trends and keep Tottenham just out of reach. Also discussed here is the utter and complete collapse for QPR and the financial drama that is sure to unfold and whether David Moyes at Everton might just take his talents elsewhere knowing that he had done all that can be expected at Everton Football Club. The problem for Moyes might just be that he might not get the kind of job that would make this move seem like it had a degree of common sense given the expectations he has currently on Merseyside.
Time: 41:00 ... get episode
Champions League Takes for Madrid, Juventus, Bayern and Barcelona
A difficult night for Juventus Football Club at the Allianz Arena where Bayern Munich took a huge two gaol lead in advance of a return leg in Torino next week with two important players in the crosshairs, Andrea Pirlo and Gigi Buffon who have both been mischaracterized for very different reasons. We also examine the Plan B options that Antonio Conte has and really does not have given how this Juventus team is constructed. We also dig into the matter of Barcelona and PSG where injuries and expectations based on transfer strategies are now coverging as both Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano left the first leg with injuries. We explore whether the Barcelona team we see today is at a point where some overdue considerations must be weighed given that the Spanish stars have played so much football at the highest level with great success. Also examined is the return leg for Real Madrid in Turkey, whether Bayern will under-estimate Juventus and if the Bavarians are indeed the favorite at this stage.
Time: 39:00 ... get episode
A Season of European Imbalance With The Premier League in Focus
Heavy focus here on the disparity between the leaders at the top of domestic tables all across Europe, but we zero in on the Premier League where that sense of team imbalances have become even more pronounced with the amount of investment plowed into some of the biggest names in English football. What next for Wayne Rooney and was the Champions League exit to Real Madrid a signal that times might be changing for the England international forward with the continent awaiting him. We take another look at the Rio Ferdinand situation with the England national team and whether Roy Hodgson should move on and target younger players to shape that defence in earnest, a rather historic encounter between Croatia and Serbia more than 20 years removed from civil war and the battle between what Jurgen Klinsmann has done with the United States versus the inflated expectations which have come back to haunt him given the lack of positive results early on.
Time: 47:00 ... get episode
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