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Morning Mix: Step aside Captain Cautious, Glazer dividends are shameful

It’s Monday again which means it’s time for ‘Morning Mix’ – our weekly football column with a bit of music thrown in for good measure.

We look at two talking points from the past seven days and point you in the direction of some of the best football stories elsewhere on the internet.

We also offer a top tune recommendation to get you in the mood for the week ahead and what to watch out for over the coming days. Let’s get stuck in!

Step aside Captain Cautious

Gareth Southgate insisted England are on the right track after their defeat against Italy on Friday. Five games without a win and on the right track? Claptrap.

There are plenty of people keen to argue that Southgate has enough credit in the bank to still lead the Three Lions at the 2022 World Cup.

However, England will win nothing with Captain Cautious in charge. Give Thomas Tuchel a call – he’d be a great short-term appointment for the tournament.

Glazer dividends are shameful

If anyone was in any doubt why Manchester United fans want the Glazer family to sell the club, they got a perfect explanation in midweek.

United are now more than £514 million in debt and recorded a £115.5m net loss for the financial year ending June 2022.

Despite this, the Glazers took out dividends of £33.6m. Failure should never be rewarded. Once again, they have stuck two fingers up at the fans.

The week that was

Are you searching for the best football stories from the past seven days? Check these out:

Today’s top tune

South Yorkshire indie band The Reytons sparked a wave of excitement in midweek by announcing the release date of their second album.

Despite having no record label or major backing, the four-piece have established themselves as one of the most exciting acts around. Catch them live if you can!

What to watch this week

All eyes will be on the Etihad Stadium next Sunday as Manchester City and Manchester United go head-to-head in the Premier League.

The game will undoubtedly tell us how far the Red Devils have progressed under manager Erik ten Hag.

A final Morning Mix thought

Mark Lawrenson has claimed he was sacked by the BBC for being 65 and a white male. He wasn’t.

Lawrenson was fired because he is a lousy pundit. The only surprise is it has taken this long for the BBC to axe him.

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