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  • 10:56

    WEAK LINK
    Want to hear more from Matt Law on Robin van Persie? He's the weak link, the Daily Telegraph man reckons...
  • 10:54

    TYNESIDE TROUBLES
    And here's that summary of events at St James' Park from The Sun's Neil Custis. Alan Pardew must shoulder some blame, Neil says...
  • 10:52

    DROP GERRARD?
    Those Sunday Supplement clips are in so let's start with Matt Law's assertion that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers should bite the bullet and drop Steven Gerrard...
  • 10:49

    OZIL REJUVENATED?
    Let's get a quick word from the Sunday Supplement team on Mesut Ozil, who scored one and made one yesterday for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger left Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez on the bench - the latter just given a rest, he reckons - and Law says the boss reaped the benefits of playing the club's record signing in a more central position...
    So often Arsene Wenger has put Ozil on the flanks. It seems to work for Germany but it just doesn't work for Arsenal. I'm not sure he can play with Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil and Sanchez in the same team. Wilshere would love to be a No. 10, Ramsey was almost playing like a No. 10 last season, Sanchez drifts across. Yesterday, the balance looked a lot better so Wenger, I think, is going to have to make a big decision every week in terms of how he rotates those midfield players.
  • 10:43

    SUSPECT DEFENCE?
    Manchester United head to Leicester this afternoon on the back of a morale-boosting 4-0 mauling of QPR, but The Daily Telegraph's Matt Law can still see some cracks...
    It's hard to draw major conclusions because of the opposition; certainly the midfield looked better with Angel di Maria in there. The shape, the organisation was better but I'm still concerned about their defence. I'd still like to see a proper, imposing central defender signed so I still think they'll have goals scored against them.
  • 10:37

    DROP VAN PERSIE
    Neil Custis is off to the King Power Stadium for our first Super Sunday installment of the day - Leicester v Manchester United - and he's not minced his words about Robin van Persie...
    I don't even think he had a good World Cup for Holland - he scored that great header but after that he was pretty ineffective. I don't think he's played well for 18 months. He was awful during David Moyes' time. The big debate now is who should play with Radamel Falcao. Some people are saying Wayne Rooney should be dropped; no way, van Persie should be dropped. Van Gaal indicated on Friday that Rooney has the edge because he's captain and even if he's not scoring, he affects the game in other ways. He still looks like he wants to do it for Manchester United. I'm not sure Robin van Persie does. I don't want to see Rooney shunted about and no way should Juan Mata be the fall guy either.
  • 10:28

    PAPER TALK
    Morning reaction - and build-up to today's games coming up - but let's check in with Sky Sports News Radio, who've been looking through the Sunday papers for the best football gossip. Could a defender follow Danny Welbeck from Old Trafford to The Emirates? Is Ronaldo's potential return to the Premier League a non-starter? Here's Chris Cooper to explain all...
  • 10:20

    WHO'S TO BLAME?
    Differing opinions here from Matt Law and Alyson Rudd where Alan Pardew is concerned. We'll have the video clips up for you shortly...
    I can understand why Newcastle fans have had enough of Alan Pardew; it's the whole year, basically. I don't see how his job didn't become untenable after that David Meyler incident and I don't see how he has authority over the dressing room now.
    He has a very difficult job with a very difficult owner. Players are sold from under his feet and I think you could make a case that Pardew has been quite statesmanlike through all that. He's never tried to blame Ashley - even during that Joe Kinnear episode.
  • 10:12

    CUSTIS ON NEWCASTLE
    The Sun's Neil Custis has been speaking passionately about the turmoil on Tyneside and reckons the manager, not just the owner, is to blame for draining hope from the home hordes...
    To blame it all on Mike Ashley is wrong because that's to overlook the shortcomings of the manager. Newcastle fans have been patient but when you look at the record - won one of the last 13, lost 16 out of 25, five wins in 2014, in four years not got past the fourth round of the domestic cups... Bobby Robson talked about football so colourfully, so brilliantly; he talked about a feeling of belonging and there is no feeling of belonging at Newcastle at the moment. They want to be entertained, of course, but they don't want to be patronised by people claiming they expect to win 5-0 every week. They just want hope. 
  • 10:06

    PARDEW TONIC
    The Supplement panel have turned their attentions towards Newcastle, who came from two goals down to nick a draw against Hull, Papiss Cisse's brace the tonic not just for his club but also under-fire boss Alan Pardew. A smattering of anti-Pardew flyers were flung aloft, the odd chant calling for his head was audible, but the mutinous atmosphere Pardew had feared didn't quite materialise...
    I have to say thank you because big sections of our fans more or less took a neutral position. I don't expect them to want to cheer for me personally but I think they took a view of loving their football club and I think we did enough on the pitch to win a few friends today. I am not going to jump up and down here for a 2-2 draw at home to Hull, but it's a stepping stone to that area where this club needs to be.
  • 9:53

    LEAKY LIVERPOOL
    Jamie Redknapp's harsh words about Liverpool's defendin are certainly backed up by the stats, by the way. Look at this: they've conceded 35 league goals this year - the most of last season's top four - and they've also kept just six league clean sheets in 2014...
  • 9:50

    GERRARD REACTION
    The Sunday Supplement panel have been talking about Steven Gerrard's performance against West Ham last night. Alyson Rudd of The Times reckons he's being targeted by opposition sides, while Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph thinks he's due a rest...
    He can't carry on in that role in front of the back four. Gabby Agbonlahor exposed him when Villa beat Liverpool and, lo and behold, Sam Allardyce tells Stewart Downing to do the same sort of thing: put him under pressure, make him feel uncomfortable, stop him making any passes. Downing did that brilliantly. Gerrard's getting older and he's getting slower.
    It makes sense to target him. He had a pretty poor World Cup and I think it took so much out of him. I wonder whether that - and his subsequent decision to retire from international football - has had an effect on the start of his season. He was excellent last season so I'm wary of writing him off; he'll always give you a goal or an assist even if he has a bad game. But I don't buy this theory of finding a place for him; I'd drop him and give him a rest.
  • 9:44

    NO CHANCE OF TITLE
    Title contenders? Pfff, they've got no chance, Jamie Redknapp said in the studio last night...
  • 9:42

    LIVERPOOL LOSE AGAIN
    Plenty of build-up to today's games to come but let's kick off with a bit of reaction to some of yesterday's games, starting with the Saturday Night Football clash at Upton Park, where West Ham inflicted a third defeat of the season on Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers blasted his players after the 3-1 loss, two goals conceded inside the opening seven minutes...
    We were nowhere near the standard today. We made a really slow start and before we knew it we were 2-0 down. Our performance level wasn't anywhere near what I would expect.
  • 9:28

    MORNING HEADLINES
    Ease yourself into the morning with our handy video wrap of Sunday's top sports stories...
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