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Episode 83 - Josh McClorey on his new singles and assisting Tinchy Stryder at Old Trafford
John McClorey joins Dale on the Strettycast to talk about his music and playing at Old Trafford, only to assist Tinchy Stryder. Check out Josh's new material on Spotify!
Episode 82 - Andy Carroll's street heading ring
Dale is joined by Mike to discuss whether football cares about it’s players. The answer is no - but you need to listen to hear our reasons… Episode 82 has references to the illegal art of street heading, founded by Andy Carroll, as well as some Casey Stoney admiration.We share our views on how the Daily Mail launched a pathetic attack on Marcus Rashford. There’s a reference to a brilliant column, written by Jonathan Liew for the Guardian, which describes the sinister attack on a young black man.Although it's difficult to predict what sort of performance we will get from the lads this weekend, United are expected to claim three points from their home meeting with West Brom.Former United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will be between the posts for the Baggies, and he's been talking about the impact David de Gea has had on his career, in the lead up to the match.Apologies - this podcast was delayed a week, so is slightly behind.
Episode 81 - Edinson Cavani off the mark
Dale and Mike return to discuss Manchester United's 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park.A lot of United's players will leave their Carrington camp for the November international break, so that means we will be taking a break from the usual post-match show for a week.Bruno Fernandes scored twice and registered an assist for Edinson Cavani as United beat Everton 3-1.Bernard scored Everton's only goal and it was the match's opener, but thankfully United responded the right way and came from behind to take all three points from their travels.Next up for United in the league is West Brom. Surely we'll beat them!Follow @Strettycast on Twitter - check StrettyNews.com for the latest Manchester United news
Episode 80 - Respect for Solskjaer still strong regardless of what happens
Stretty News editor Dale O'Donnell is joined by one of the blog's leading writers Ben Parsons to chat as pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager after Manchester United's latest defeat against Istanbul. It's a tough time for any football fan when the media is speculating over the manager getting sacked, and it doesn't help that Mauricio Pochettino is waiting on the wings for a call from Ed Woodward.That pressure has always existed, though. Since Solskjaer got the job on a full-time basis there has been always been talk about Pochettino. Not helped by our form, which has been up and down, but it's arguably more real now than ever. Dale gives his views on Solskjaer - a man he and Ben still hold utmost respect for - and they both ask what is the next step as United find themselves in the mud after a poor start to the 2020-21 campaign.Follow @StrettyNews & @Strettycast on Twitter.Follow the episode's panel: @ODonnellDale & @_benparsons
Episode 79 - Talking Sir Alex Ferguson with author of Even The Defeats
Even the Defeats - How Sir Alex Ferguson used setbacks to inspire Manchester United's greatest triumphs, by John Silk (published by Pitch Publishing)Here's a special bonus episode of the Strettycast, in which I chat to John Silk about his brand new book 'Even the Defeats'. It's about the great Sir Alex Ferguson and how he drew inspiration from losses to mastermind some of United's greatest triumphs. Follow John on Twitter @JSilk - and you can pick up the book from your local bookshop or online via Amazon.--A heavy 5-1 loss at Manchester City in Ferguson's early tenure led pundits and supporters to question the Scot's position, but by the season's end he was holding aloft his first trophy at the club -the FA Cup. This trend continued when an end-of-season collapse handed Leeds United the league title in the spring of 1992, only to galvanise United to their first championship in 26 years the very next year.From struggles in Europe to winning the treble, from losing the title on goal difference to their city rivals to winning the Premier League in Ferguson's final season in charge -rising from the depths of despair to achieve glory, and using failure to fuel success, was arguably Sir Alex's greatest strength. John Silk brings you the inside story of what made Ferguson tick, with views from players, coaches and other members of staff from the great Scot's reign.Even the Defeats reveals how Sir Alex Ferguson discovered a roadmap for glory in some of Manchester United’s most painful defeats. Read and find out how the legendary Scottish manager found solutions to problems during his early days, none more so than after a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City.Or about the time when United and Fergie’s world came crashing down after losing the league to Leeds United, which triggered title success a year later to end 26 years of hurt•How Ferguson scratched the Champions League itch that had been irritating him for so long.The exchanges he had with his coaching staff and players that helped drag United from the depths of despair to their greatest triumphs/What Sir Alex learnt from losing to some of his greatest adversaries, before eventually overcoming them, and how he managed to rouse himself and the team one last time after the final-day title loss to their cross-city rivals.The Author: John Silk is a journalist working for German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. He has covered sports and international affairs for more than a decade. He has contributed to newspapers, radio channels and TV stations across the globe, including the BBC, The Guardian and goal.com. He has followed the ups and downs of Manchester United for almost 40 years.
Episode 78 - Time to ship Paul Pogba
Deflated after Arsenal defeatHey listeners, we're back with our podcast and unfortunately the circumstances aren't great.Dale and Mike discuss yesterday's 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at Old Trafford.We were looking forward to the match and did not expect such an underwhelming performance after beating RB Leipzig 5-0 midweek, so it feels horrible.Thanks for your questions.
Episode 77 - Willie Morgan EXCLUSIVE
Willie Morgan is this week’s special guest on the Strettycast.The former Manchester United midfielder describes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job in his first full season in charge as “a miracle” because so few people believed in him from the beginning. Morgan thinks Solskjaer is still managing a lot of average players but stresses this is a five year project, and the manager needs time.Morgan stresses that he doesn’t want Alexis Sanchez anywhere near Old Trafford again. Moreover on that, he’s quite critical of Jose Mourinho “for bringing a lot of bad people in”.Scotland international Scott McTominay is called “the new Nobby Stiles” before Morgan names his Manchester United player of the year.We ask Morgan about potential transfers and reckons Lionel Messi would be interested in a switch to Old Trafford.We touch on the managers Morgan played under at the club - Sir Matt Busby, Wilf McGuiness, Frank O’Farrell and Tommy Docherty.
Episode 76 - Solskjaer delivers, now time for board to back him
Manchester United are back in the Champions League!Dale is joined by Leah and Ben to discuss Manchester United clinching third spot in the Premier League after beating Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.We look at what this means for United in the Europa League, players needing a period of rest and which players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be looking to sign in the transfer market - open as of today for the next 10 weeks.The Reds already have one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals which, like the semi-finals, will be play as one-legged fixtures.Next season we have the Champions League theme tune to look forward to!Follow @Strettycast on Twitter!
Episode 75 - Take it in the face
Dale and Mike are joined by Keane Franey from the Weekly Armchair Kickoff Podcast.Keane, named after a former Manchester United captain, is an Irish Red who I have known for some years. We invited him on to discuss the recent game against West Ham which ended in a 1-1 draw.All three of the panel take aim at Paul Pogba for his embarrassing attempt to save his face from the ball. He should do better when he was at least 15 yards away from where the ball was kicked. Use your face, head, check, or whatever. NOT YOUR HAND!Chelsea then lost 5-3 against Liverpool to hand us the key to third place with just one game remaining.The lads preview Sunday's clash against Leicester, a must win as far as we're all concerned.Follow @Strettycast on Twitter! Email the show: email@example.com