Episode 60 - Martin Buchan The Great - 1977 FA Cup Final win over Liverpool
On this week's Strettycast with Mike, we discuss the triumphant 1977 FA Cup final when a 2-1 win ensured that the unprecedented treble would lie untouched for another 22 years. Liverpool had already won the league and they'd go onto win the European Cup too, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in Rome.Manchester United won. All three goals came in a crazy five-minute period early in the second half after a non-event first half. Stuart Pearson opened the scoring when he latched onto a long ball forward. Liverpool equalised through Jimmy Case soon after, but three minutes later United regained the lead when Lou Macari's shot deflected off team-mate Jimmy Greenhoff's chest. Jimmy's brother, Brian, was reportedly given the wrong medal after the match. So too was Arthur Albiston. We also discuss the latest on RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.Check out the latest of Mike's Icons of Old Trafford: Martin Buchan - available on our blog - http://strettynews.comSubscribe on Patreon: http://patreon.com/strettynewsTwitter: @Strettycast
Episode 59 - Interview with former ManUtd.com journalist Nathan Thomas
This Monday I am joined by former ManUtd.com journalist Nathan Thomas to talk about his time at Old Trafford and what's he up to now. We chat about the responsibilities he had as a reporter whilst working at the club, how United managed themselves online, and a funny story about how he held two bags of clothing for a former United player in his briefs! It's quite interesting to hear Thomas' experiences with David Gill, who helped him land the job in the first place, and then how he only met Ed Woodward once during his time as an employee at the club.I really enjoyed this conversation with Thomas, a lad I've known since starting Stretty News in 2010. You will get a feel for what it was like being a reporter at Old Trafford in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era and how the club had to give up on a previous podcast attempt because the results on the pitch under David Moyes brought so much negativity.Hopefully you enjoy it too!
Episode 58 - Confidence diminishing on Sancho front & avoiding Saudi takeover
It's a special show this week as Dale and Mike chat with Phil Brown about mental health, Project Restart, COVID-19, Manchester United transfers and narrowly avoiding a terrifying takeover involving the Saudi Royal Family. Follow Phil @Malachians, Dale @ODonnellDale, Mike @Mikeroft_holmes.
What's German for transfer talk?
On this Monday's show we look back at some games in the Bundesliga from the weekend with a Manchester United perspective. I then chat about the hate Erling Haaland received after Borussia Dortmund's big win over rivals Schalke. There's also some discussion about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's long-term plans and why United are being linked with so many promising prospects such as Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham.
56: Greatest all-time Manchester United XI
Dale and Mike run through their all-time Manchester United XI.Do you agree? Send us yours.Follow the @Strettycast. Become a member on Patreon.
12: Episode 55 - Ramblings & The new Spanish kid
Season 4, Ep. 12
A new week, still very much in lockdown. There's constant talk about the Premier League making a return and people are debating endlessly about whether it's safe or not. Some of it doesn't even make sense.Anyhow, we have something different on the podcast this week. Stretty News columnist Paul Rowles joins us to discuss his latest Ramblings. We discuss whether there is a need to sign a centre-back this summer, if Ferguson actually contributed to United's fall from grace, and Louis van Gaal taking some responsibility.That is followed by a quick chat with Barcelona fan Navid Molaaghaei about La Masia's latest star Marc Jurado, who is about to join Manchester United! Patreons can watch that interview in full (video) via patreon.com/strettynews. Your support is what helps us grow.Patreons gain access to 5 videos per week!Keep track of Manchester United news. Follow @Strettycast on Twitter!
11: Episode 54 - Marcos Rojo's Corona Poker Classic
Season 4, Ep. 11
This week Dale and Mike discuss a lot of politics as well as Marcos Rojo breaking lockdown rules and enjoying a smoke with friends in Argentina. We also take a look at the United trinity or, as Mike says, Manchester United's very own Led Zeppelin. George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton in the same team was something special. The Strettycast wants your all-time Manchester United XI - but take the instructions on board from this podcast. There must be a reason for your choices - not just the best player in each position to have played for the club. Send your XIs via Twitter to @Strettycast and we'll read some of them out on next Thursday's show.