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:
- How Brighton lost 30 key staff members – and got even better.
- Mohammed bin Salman says he will ‘continue doing sport washing’ for Saudi Arabia.
- TNT Sports replace stringent Jake Humphrey with Laura Woods’ unforced charisma.
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
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?
- Bundesliga Weekly: Dortmund & Leverkusen share the spoils, Leipzig re-enter the title race
- Man United to ratify Sir Jim Ratcliffe stake purchase next week
- Newcastle’s top four hopes take huge hit with Nick Pope out for five months
- Stats prove Man City’s Rodri has been far better than Arsenal’s Declan Rice this season
- Manchester City’s title defence gets tougher as Arsenal and Liverpool soar
- Euro 2024 Power Rankings – Who are the early favourites in Germany?
- FA Cup third round draw: Arsenal face Liverpool, Tottenham host Burnley
- European Championship 2024 draw: England, Scotland, France & Germany discover group stage opponents
- Can Salah close the gap on Haaland in the Premier League Golden Boot race?
- Morning Mix: Kelleher must shine for Liverpool, time running out for Burnley manager