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Morning Mix: It’s time for Dyche to be bold at Everton, pressure mounting on Man United manager

Friday is here 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 major talking points from the football world 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 weekend and what to watch out for over the coming days. Let’s get stuck in!

It’s time for Dyche to be bold at Everton

Most Everton fans breathed a sigh of relief following the news that 777 Partners have reached an agreement to acquire Farhad Moshiri’s stake in the club.

While the new owners are expected to stick with manager Sean Dyche, the supporters will want to see the former Burnley boss start delivering results on the pitch.

His recent comments that he is considering pairing Dominic Calvert-Lewin with summer signing Beto in a two-man strike force will be music to the fans’ ears.

If Dyche is to remain at Everton he needs to get Goodison Park rocking again. It’s time for Dyche to be bold and release the shackles.

Pressure mounting on Man United manager

Manchester United’s dismal start to the new season has sparked the anti-Erik ten Hag mob into life, particularly among the tabloid news brigade.

Three defeats in five league games have left the Red Devils 13th in the table and cranked up the pressure on a man some people seem overly keen to dislike.

The noise from the dissenters will likely become unbearable if Man United don’t capitalise on a favourable run of fixtures over the next few weeks.

Ten Hag needs a reaction from his players at Burnley this weekend – anything less than three points and the knives really will be out for Dutchman.

The week that was

Are you looking for the best football stories from the past week? Check these out:

Today’s top tune

Regular readers of this column will know we are partial to a bit of indie music, particularly the Sheffield variety.

With that in mind, we were delighted to see Little Man Tate recently announce the upcoming release of their first new album in 15 years.

The band have retained the style that made such an impact the first time around, but promise they are now a ‘bit more grown up’.

Manchester in mid-October will be epic!

What to watch this week

Chelsea have not beaten a top-half side since April 2022. Aston Villa visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday after a midweek trip to Poland.

If the Blues can’t take advantage of those favourable circumstances, will the noisy tabloids start questioning Mauricio Pochettino a little more?

A final Morning Mix thought

Ange Postecoglou – he’s just a decent bloke, isn’t he?

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