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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 Episode 40 | Game Called OFF | #MUFC Fans Storm Old Trafford Pitch!

Welcome to Episode 40 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social. This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to discuss the postponed Manchester United v Liverpool game. With the huge #GlazersOut protests at Old Trafford where fans have stormed the pitch, the United fans have made their voices very much heard against the greedy ownership. Find our content on the links below: The Football Masterclass Website: https://www.thefootballmasterclass.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD... Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G... Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0Lmdsb2JhbC5jb20vc2hvdy80Nzg5NjE0L2VwaXNvZGVzL2ZlZWQ= Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclass Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani Rob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_B The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass Sport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocial Instagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

58mins

2 May 2021

Rank #1

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Red Devils Talk Ep #27 | The Glazers Don't Care | Roma Semi-Final Preview | Liverpool Preview

Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by The Football Masterclass. After a couple of weeks off, Haider Rubbani is back with Ciaran Power Hall &  Joe Smith to discuss all the latest Manchester United news. It has been a hectic fortnight with the #GlazersOut Movement growing in momentum and the ESL debacle aftermath. Topics: - The Glazers' contempt for the fans - Planned #GlazersOut protest on Sunday - Europa League semi-final preview vs. Roma - Preview of the Liverpool game on the weekend Socials: The Masterclass Website: https://www.thefootballmasterclass.com/ 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/tfmasterclass Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani Ciaran Power Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/CiaranPowerHall Joe Smith Twitter: https://twitter.com/fatboyslim886 The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass

1hr 20mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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The Masterclass Episode 39 | Manchester United v Leeds United | Points Shared in Bore Draw

Welcome to Episode 39 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social. This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Marcelo Bielsa's all action Leeds United. This is the first meeting between the sides at Elland Road in the league since 2003. After an eventful week or so with the European Super League debacle and the growing #GlazersOut protests, Ole will be hoping to secure 3 points away at their bitter rivals. It has been a week where we have seen the footballing community united and rally together against the greed of the Top 6 owners. The players and fans alike will be looking forward to focussing on proceedings on the pitch in this mouth watering clash. Manchester United smashed Leeds 6-2 at Old Trafford earlier in the season with a fantastic performance by Scott Mctominay, who grabbed 2 goals in the first 10 minutes. Leeds are in great form and have gone five games unbeaten, taking points off teams like Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool in that time. United are also on a good run themselves, with five straight wins in all competitions since they went out of the FA Cup to Leicester. The points were shared in this stalemate as United failed to create any meaningful chances to win the game. Leeds were certainly more streetwise and sat in a mid block which United struggled to breakdown.A first half to forget with the men in red struggling to retain and create in the final third. Although United created more chances than the home side, they failed to create anything clear cut. All in all, a game to forget for the Red side of Manchester. Next up, Roma. Find our content on the links below: The Football Masterclass Website: https://www.thefootballmasterclass.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD... Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G... Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0Lmdsb2JhbC5jb20vc2hvdy80Nzg5NjE0L2VwaXNvZGVzL2ZlZWQ= Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclass Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani Rob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_B The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass Sport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocial Instagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

1hr 1min

25 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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The Masterclass Episode 38 | Manchester United v Burnley | Mason Brace Secures the 3 Points

Welcome to Episode 38 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social. This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Sean Dyche's Burnley.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be delighted with the spirit and performance in the 2nd half against Spurs. After a difficult first half, the Red Devils managed to turn the game on its head and secured a 3-1 victory.United are the form team in the league with 4 wins in their last league games. They can win 5 league games in a row for the first time since Solskjaer managed to win his first 6 in January 2019. Burnley have a great record at Old Trafford in recent years. They are unbeaten in their past four league away games against Manchester United (W1, D3). However, having have only managed two wins in 12 Premier League matches and with Nick Pope and Dwight McNeil doubts, it will be a tough game for the Clarets.Great 3 points for United with a brace by Mason and an injury time goal by Cavani. A difficult and laborious first half at times, United showed their class in the 2nd half with 3 very well worked goals. With the gap now down to 8 points, Ole will be delighted with the progress this season. Find our content on the links below: The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-masterclass-tactical-podcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD... Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G... Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0Lmdsb2JhbC5jb20vc2hvdy80Nzg5NjE0L2VwaXNvZGVzL2ZlZWQ= Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclass Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani Rob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_B The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass Sport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocial Instagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

1hr 8mins

18 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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The Masterclass Episode 37 | Manchester United v Spurs | Pogba Inspired #MUFC Put 3 Past Spurs

Welcome to Episode 37 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social.This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be demanding revenge after the 6-1 thrashing to the hands of Spurs in the early fixture in October. The fortunes of both sides have changed since then, with United sitting in 2nd and Spurs in 7th.With City having dropped points with a loss against Leeds, Ole will be hoping for a win here and in the other game in hand to close the gap to 8 points, with 6 games to play. Jose will be demanding a win here for Spurs to close the gap to 2 points on Chelsea who sit in 4th spot.A fantastic second half performance by a Paul Pogba inspired United secured the 3 points for Ole’s men. The Red Devil’s had to come from behind again after a shocking VAR decision ruled out Cavani’s opener.Son put Spurs ahead a few minutes later before 3 second half goals by Fred, Cavani & Mason extended the gap between themselves and 3rd to 6 points. A huge victory for the men in red, as they gained revenge after the thrashing at Old Trafford.Find our content on the links below:The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-masterclass-tactical-podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0Lmdsb2JhbC5jb20vc2hvdy80Nzg5NjE0L2VwaXNvZGVzL2ZlZWQ=Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclassHaider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_RubbaniRob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_BThe Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclassSport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocialInstagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

1hr 9mins

11 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Red Devils Talk Ep #26 | Henderson Now #1? | Lingard: Keep or Sell? | Assessing #MUFC Progress

Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by The Football Masterclass. Haider is joined by Ciaran &  Joe to discuss all the latest Manchester United news. They are joined today by James Ridge, the owner & host of the 'One United Podcast' Topics: - Toxic fanbase: why can't people accept and respect other people's opinions? - DDG v Henderson: has Ole made his choice on his #1? - Lingard: keep or sell? - Progress: how much have United progressed this season, and where do they need to improve for next season? Socials: 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/tfmasterclass Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani Ciaran Power Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/CiaranPowerHall Joe Smith Twitter: https://twitter.com/fatboyslim886 James Ridge Twitter: https://twitter.com/JRidge_Journo The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass

1hr 13mins

6 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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The Masterclass Episode 36 | Manchester United v Brighton | Crucial 3 Points Secured

Welcome to Episode 36 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social.We are back finally from the International Break, how we have all missed United! This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Brighton at Old Trafford. United will be hoping to secure a win to strengthen their grip on second place. With Leicester City losing to Manchester City, Ole's men will be eager to create a gap between themselves and the Foxes. A big result for the Red Devils, despite a poor performance. Danny Welbeck struck first against his former side with a well taken rebound goal. The first half was a very disjointed and poor display by the home side. However, Rashford & Greenwood struck in the 2nd half to push United closer to Champions League football again next season.Find our content on the links below:The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-masterclass-tactical-podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0Lmdsb2JhbC5jb20vc2hvdy80Nzg5NjE0L2VwaXNvZGVzL2ZlZWQ=Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclassHaider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_RubbaniRob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_BThe Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclassSport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocialInstagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

1hr 7mins

4 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Nicky Butt Announces Shock Departure | Is this a blow? | Deep Dive into his Success

Welcome to The Football Masterclass! Joe & Ciaran sit down to discuss Nicky Butt’s abrupt exit from United after 9 years at the club. He has done a wonderful job revamping the academy, it will be a blow for United.The boys will discuss whether this has anything to do with the recent promotions of Murtough & Fletcher, and whether there is more to this story. Finally, they will take a deep dive into his great work with the academy, and what the future holds for him. 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

1hr 10mins

25 Mar 2021

Rank #8

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Should Declan Rice be #1 priority for Manchester United? | Is DM a Must for #MUFC? |With Kaus Pandey

Welcome to The Football Masterclass for another Player Analysis show.This week Haider Rubbani sits down with good friend of the show Kaus Pandey to analyse United's serious problem in the middle of the park. Without a recognised DM (barring the declining Matic), Ole has had to rely heavily on the McFred double pivot which has its limits.Declan Rice is a name which should excite United fans as he has emerged as one of the top DMs in the Premier League this season. His formidable partnership with Tomas Soucek is one of the main reasons why the Hammers are dreaming of Champions League football.Topics:- Issues/limitations with McFred.- Rice's strengths & weaknesses.- How he compares to our current options.- How he fits into United's current system.- Likelihood of him joining the club.Find our content on the links below:The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-masterclass-tactical-podcast/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/elitefootballshowHaider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_RubbaniThe Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclassKaus Pandey: https://twitter.com/Kaus_Pandey17

38mins

24 Mar 2021

Rank #9

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The Masterclass Episode 35 | Manchester United v Leicester City | #MUFC Crash Out the FA Cup

Welcome to Episode 35 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social.This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final tie.United will be buoyed by the return of talisman Paul Pogba after his winning goal sent the Red Devils through in the Europa League midweek clash against AC Milan. Ole will be hoping to reach another semi-final against an injury-hit Foxes. It really was a day to forget for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. The performance was littered with mistakes and ultimately Leicester punished United for those mistakes. Goals from Iheanacho (x2) and Tielemans was enough to secure Leicester’s first FA Cup semi-final since 1982. Brendan Rodgers’ men fully deserved it.The only positive for United was the return to goal scoring ways for Mason Greenwood. Having only scored 1 in his last 23, he will be delighted to have broken his duck. He deserved it after some really good performances of late.Back to the drawing board for Ole and his team. Focus on finishing 2nd and winning the Europa League. Time to recharge the batteries over the International break, it has come at the right time.Find our content on the links below:The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-masterclass-tactical-podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0Lmdsb2JhbC5jb20vc2hvdy80Nzg5NjE0L2VwaXNvZGVzL2ZlZWQ=Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclassHaider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_RubbaniRob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_BThe Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclassSport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocialInstagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

1hr 6mins

21 Mar 2021

Rank #10