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The Football Masterclass

The Masterclass tactical podcast is a deep dive into Manchester United after every Premier League match for the Red Devils. Rob Blanchette and Haider Rubbani break down the numbers from United's games, analysing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team selections, shape and tactics. The Masterclass is available on all of your favourite podcasting platforms.

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The Masterclass tactical podcast is a deep dive into Manchester United after every Premier League match for the Red Devils. Rob Blanchette and Haider Rubbani break down the numbers from United's games, analysing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team selections, shape and tactics. The Masterclass is available on all of your favourite podcasting platforms.

Manchester United Academy Project 21 Ep. 1| How good are Shoretire, Mejbri, Puigmal & Diallo?

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Welcome to the First Episode of The Man Utd Academy: Project 21 brought to you by HallOfSportz Podcast and The Football Masterclass. 

In our first episode hosted by Joe, we are joined by Ciaran @CiaranPowerHall and Alan Brennan @Alan_Brennan92 to dissect some of the biggest development in the Manchester United Academy. 

Topics: 
- The Success of the Manchester United Academy 
- Improvements in the Academy over the last few years
- Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire get handed their First Team Debuts
- Striker situation in the Academy with Joe Hugill and Charlie McNeill
- Is Arnau Puigmal's future at Manchester United?
- Hannibal Mejbri Ready To Make Next Step to First Team 

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Feb 26 2021

1hr 2mins

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Red Devils Talk Ep #23 | Is Martial the Easy Scapegoat or is his Time at #MUFC Coming to an End?

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Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by The Football Masterclass.
Haider is joined by Ciaran & Joe to review all the biggest United news. The big topic on the lips of everyone is Anthony Martial's form. It is very worrying, we will discuss whether his time at United could be up?
Socials:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...
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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...
Anchor: https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFS_Media

Feb 23 2021

1hr 3mins

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The Masterclass Episode 31 | Manchester United v Newcastle| Big 3 Points For MUFC

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Welcome to Episode 31 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social.

This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance Newcastle. With top 4 rivals dropping points, Ole will be demanding a big performance here from his team. We must take advantage.

United showed their class as they secured a big 3 points against hardworking Newcastle. After a slow start, the men in red scored 3 to move back into 2nd place. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be delighted to return to winning ways. Next up, Tuchel's Chelsea at The Bridge.

Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani

Rob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_B

The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFS_Media

Sport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocial

Instagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

Feb 21 2021

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The Masterclass Episode 30 | Real Sociedad v Manchester United | #MUFC Put 4 Past Sociedad

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Welcome to Episode 30 of The Masterclass in association with Sports Social.

This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Real Sociedad. Thursday night football returns as United are back in the Europa League for another year.

United were devastating on the counter. They exploited the spaces behind the Sociedad defence extremely well. Bruno got  a brace, but James was particularly effective.

We took a deep dive into the Mason Greenwood article published by the Telegraph, and how this systemic racism is plaguing football still. Finally, we touched on the misreported Diallo trafficking story.

Bring on Newcastle!

Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani

Rob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_B

The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFS_Media

Sport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocial

Instagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

Feb 18 2021

57mins

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The Masterclass Episode 29 | Manchester United v West Brom | #MUFC Drop 2 Points In Poor Performance

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Welcome to Episode 29 of The Masterclass in association with Sports Social.

This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance West Brom. With only 1 win in 4, and after a disappointing draw to Everton, Ole's men in red will be hoping to return to winning ways at the Hawthorn. United must win to keep in touch with their cross city rivals, as the City juggernaut keeps on picking up 3 points.

Two Points dropped. United lacked tempo, aggression and creativity. Same issues that we have seen all season defensively let us down. Top 4 is the target now.

Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani

Rob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_B

The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFS_Media

Sport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocial

Instagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

Feb 14 2021

1hr 11mins

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Red Devils Talk Ep #22 | Big Decisions for Solskjaer | McTominay in Best Form of his Career?

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Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by Elite Football Show

Haider is joined by Ciaran &  Joe to review all the biggest United news. United are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after securing an extra-time win against West Ham. We have plenty of topics to talk about so join us for this weekly podcast.

Topics:

- McTominay in the form of his life?

- VDB struggles - is this a concern?

- Henderson or DDG?

- Defensive problems still not fixed

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFS_Media

Feb 10 2021

1hr 25mins

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Is Milenkovic the CB Manchester United Need?| Is he better than our current CBs? | Feat. Kaus Pandey

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Welcome to the Elite Football Show!

This week Haider sits down Italian Football Writer and Man Utd fan, Kaus Pandey, to profile Fiorentina CB, Nikola Milenkovic.

Topics:
- Strengths & weaknesses
- Is he better than United’s CBs?
- Should United make him #1 CB target?
- Does he fit the criteria for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aDp64--77TJi5-VfrTQLg?sub_confirmation=1

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/elite-football-show/id1488211321

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57GFjz0EwJP57zH9Wk?si=3IRTqi5ARea2uPDdtbtvtA

Feb 08 2021

39mins

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The Masterclass Episode 28 | Manchester United v Everton | Shocking Defending Cost by #MUFC | 2 Points Dropped

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Welcome to Episode 28 of The Masterclass in partnership with Manscaped.

This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Everton. United are coming off a record equalling 9-0 victory against Saints, whilst Everton are also coming off a hard fought 2-1 against Leeds. 

United's let themselves down with a string of mistakes as they handed Everton 3 goals. It was a fantastic performance on the front foot, a really fluid performance. But it's a massive opportunity missed for the boys. This one hurts.

Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Instagram: @efs_media, @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

Feb 06 2021

58mins

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Brilliant Bissouma In-Demand | How Good is Yves? What’s his Best Position? | Feat. Jeremy Smith

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Welcome to the Elite Football Show!
This week Haider sits down with French Football Writer and Brighton fan, Jeremy Smith, to profile exciting midfielder Yves Bissouma.
Topics:
- Strengths & weaknesses
- Best position
- Is he ready to make the move up?
- Chances of joining #MUFC
- We discuss the madness at Marseille, Villas-Boas on the brink & who could take over
Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aDp64--77TJi5-VfrTQLg?sub_confirmation=1

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/elite-football-show/id1488211321

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57GFjz0EwJP57zH9Wk?si=3IRTqi5ARea2uPDdtbtvtA

Feb 05 2021

32mins

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Red Devils Talk Ep #21 | United's Biggest Win for 26 Years | Is this the Best Side Post-Fergie?

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Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by Elite Football Show

Haider is joined by Ciaran & Joe to review all the biggest United news. United thrashed hapless Southampton 9-0, I REPEAT 9-0 in an almost perfect performance. We dig deeper into some of the topics deeper in this podcasts as we assess the progress made under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Topics:

- Our reactions to the game and the fact that’s the largest win in 26 Years. 

- Best forward line for sustained success. 

- Team more suited now than ever post Fergie to take advantage. 

- Realistic expectations for the remainder of the season? 

- Ole has made real improvements in players

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFS_Media

Feb 03 2021

1hr 12mins

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The Masterclass Episode 27 | Manchester United v Southampton| #MUFC Smash Saints for NINE!

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Welcome to Episode 27 of The Masterclass in partnership with Manscaped.

This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Southampton. United are winless in two games and will be hoping to get back to winning ways after a draw and defeat in their last two games.

What a HUGE victory for the men in red! United smashed Saints for 9 with their biggest victory in 27 years. The tone was set by the outstanding full backs, with Shaw providing for Wan-Bissaka to drive home from close range. Bruno got back on the score sheet with a goal & two assists, and Martial finally got amongst the goals with second half brace.

A really complete performance from United as they finally got back to winning ways. Onwards and upwards!

Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Instagram: @efs_media, @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

Feb 03 2021

1hr 11mins

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The Masterclass Episode 26 | Manchester United v Arsenal | #MUFC Poor as we Drop Points Again

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Welcome to Episode 26 of The Masterclass in partnership with Manscaped.

This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against fallen giants Arsenal. United will be looking to bounce back after a very disappointing defeat against bottom of the table SHU. Arsenal are in great form, with 4W 1D in their last 5. If United want to realise their title aspirations, they must win against the red side of North London.

United missed the opportunity to put more pressure on City. Struggling with any rhythm, United were flat, lacking intensity and creativity. A draw is a fair result.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Instagram: @efs_media, @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

Jan 30 2021

54mins

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Manchester United v Arsenal Preview | Feat. Le Grove | Away End Show #8 | Must Win Game for Both Teams

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Welcome to the Elite Football Show - Pete returns!

This week Haider & Ciaran sit down with Pete from @LeGrove to discuss Manchester United's heavy weight clash against a resurgent Arsenal.

Topics:

- Arteta's turnaround

- Smith-Rowe impact

- Click-bait fan channels

- Arsenal/United's strengths & weaknesses

Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Instagram: @efs_media, @haider_talks_football @CiaranPowerHall @LeGrove 

Le Grove website: https://le-grove.co.uk/

Le Grove's Podcast - The Arsenal Opinion: https://le-grove.co.uk/podcasts/

Jan 29 2021

44mins

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The Masterclass Episode 25 | Manchester United v Sheffield United | #MUFC Fall to Shock Loss

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Welcome to Episode 25 of The Masterclass in partnership with Manscaped.

This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against bottom of the table Sheffield United. Ole's men secured a narrow 3-2 victory the last time these two sides met. With SHU possibly without 9 first team players, United will be hoping to secure a convincing victory that will send them back to the top of the league.

United fell to a horrific loss to bottom of the table Sheffield United. An off night for Martial, and two defensive mistakes made it a tough night for the boys in red. A missed opportunity, time to regroup.

Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Instagram: @efs_media, @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

Jan 27 2021

1hr 9mins

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Red Devils Talk Ep #20 | Managerial Sacking Culture | Frank Gone | United Right to Keep Faith in Ole

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Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by Elite Football Show

Haider is joined by regulars Ciaran, Marc & Joe to review all the biggest United news. United dumped Liverpool out of the FA Cup with a fantastic 3-2 win. We review some of the biggest non-United news too.

Topics:

- Managerial Sacking Culture - Should Lampard have got more time?

- Psychological Boost for this United squad after Liverpool Victory

- SHU Preview

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Anchor: https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EFS_Media

Jan 26 2021

1hr 9mins

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How good is Pau Torres? | Is he the CB for Manchester United? | Feat. Jamie Kemble

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Welcome to the Elite Football Show!

This week Haider sits down Football Writer and Villareal fan, Jamie Kemble, to profile United's first choice CB target Pau Torres.

Topics:

- Strengths & weaknesses

- Personality & potential

- Chances of joining #MUFC

 Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aDp64--77TJi5-VfrTQLg?sub_confirmation=1

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/elite-football-show/id1488211321

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57GFjz0EwJP57zH9Wk?si=3IRTqi5ARea2uPDdtbtvtA

Jan 25 2021

22mins

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The Masterclass Episode 24 | Manchester United v Liverpool | United Dump Liverpool Out of the Cup

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Welcome to Episode 24 of The Masterclass in partnership with Manscaped.

This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Liverpool in the 4th round of the FA Cup. Both sides shared the points in a 0-0 draw in the league a week ago. Ole will be hoping to inflict more misery on Klopp's side who have struggled in recent weeks.

A coming of age victory for this United side! Goals by Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford & Bruno Fernandes helped United dump bitter rivals Liverpool out of the FA Cup. Huge victory for the confidence and development for this exciting side. Well done Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Instagram: @efs_media, @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

Jan 24 2021

1hr

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The Masterclass Episode 23 | Manchester United v Fulham | Pogba Sends United Back to the Summit

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Welcome to Episode 23 of The Masterclass in partnership with Manscaped.

This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against 19th place Fulham. The Cottagers are in good form with only 1 defeat in their last 7 games. Scott Parker's men have impressive draws with Liverpool & Spurs during that time.

Ole's men will be hoping to return to winning ways after a good point away to the champions at Anfield. Bruno Fernandes & Marcus Rashford will be chomping at the bit to put in better performances after below par displays in recent games.

United struggled today but managed to secure a 2-1 victory against Fulham. Goals by Cavani & Pogba sent United back to the top.

Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...

Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow

Instagram: @efs_media, @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

Jan 20 2021

58mins

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Red Devils Talk Ep #19 | Bruno & Rashford Criticism | Manchester United Stay Top | Fulham Preview

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Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by Elite Football Show

Haider is joined by regulars Ciaran, Marc & Joe to review all the biggest United news. United are top, life is good as we go into Liverpool on the weekend in high spirits and confidence.

Topics:

- United progress from last season

- Bruno & Rashford criticism - OTT?

- Shaw & Lindelof performances 

- Fulham preview

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Jan 19 2021

1hr 9mins

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Amad Diallo is a Red | Is he Ready to Start at Right Wing for Manchester United? | Feat. Kaus Pandey

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Welcome to the Elite Football Show!

This week Haider sits down Italian Football Writer and Man Utd fan, Kaus Pandey, to profile new signing Amad Diallo.

Topics:

- Strengths & weaknesses

- Is he ready to start?

- Qualities he has which our other wingers lack

 Find our content on the links below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aDp64--77TJi5-VfrTQLg?sub_confirmation=1

Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/elite-football-show/id1488211321

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Jan 19 2021

45mins

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