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Jack Pitt-Brooke on Mourinho’s Shaw attack and the renaissance of 3-5-2

11 Nov | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Jack Pitt-Brooke on Mourinho’s Shaw attack and the renaissance of 3-5-2

The Independent football writer is in the studio for episode 31 of the Betway Insider Podcast...

Jack Pitt-Brooke, football writer for the Independent, joins host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio to discuss:

  • Why Jose Mourinho’s public criticism of Luke Shaw was unfair.
  • Mourinho’s motivational methods and why they don’t work with the current generation of players.
  • The reasons why gifted young English players – especially at Arsenal – have not fulfilled their potential in the last decade.
  • Why the Special One is considered by bookies to be more likely than Mark Hughes and Sean Dyche to lose his job.
  • The renaissance of Premier League teams playing three at the back, and how sustainable a formation it is for both Chelsea and Tottenham.
  • Whether mangers changing formations on a game-by-game basis – which Mauricio Pochettino did for the north London derby – is a modern-day phenomenon.
  • How that draw between Arsenal and Tottenham affected Premier League title prices.
  • The best thing is about the international breaks (without sounding like a UEFA publicist).
  • The role Jack’s blog, the Lonesome Death of Roy Carroll, played in him starting his career at the Independent.
  • Supporting Manchester City and whether that has changed since he became a football journalist.
  • The football writers whose work he admires.
  • His second team, Dulwich Hamlet, and why following them doesn’t necessarily make you a football hipster.
  • The difference between interviewing overseas players compared with English ones.

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