New Zealand show their mettle by stealing a draw against India and the Sports Weekly Trio - Ayaz Memon, Mr. Fantastic & Soumil Arora break down the match. The test also had a standout debut from Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin surpassing Harbhajan Singh as India's third highest test wicket taker. Also on the table for discussion this week: the Premier League, India makes the quarter finals of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup and much more.
00:00:06 Speaker 1: Welcome to Sports Weekly with Ayaz Memon 00:00:15 Speaker 1: Hello, hello. Welcome to yet another episode of Sports Weekly with Ayaz Memon as always, a lot of action to cover. And it starts wear the pair of a heartbreak, a bit of disappointment, but also proved that New Zealand, our the preeminent world champions of test match cricket hires welcome to the show 00:00:33 Speaker 1: elements of fantastic. It's been It's been a fantastic test night as we know if I may be permitted a little alliteration. The test match was insular, as it turned out, not that it was a killer in the conventional sense that I don't include a one, I think, by 00:00:47 Speaker 1: post in the second session on the last day, it was clear after a few wickets, friend that New Zealand can't win. 00:00:53 Speaker 1: But in or for the match to go on almost in, virtually the last ball of the fifth day's play could have decided the match in India's favour or not, or a draw. As it turned out, it happened to be a draw. So in inductions it was edge of the seat excitement, New Zealand showing a lot of gumption, a lot of pluck, but I must adhere. 11. Sense of disappointment. The ride With the news 00:01:16 Speaker 1: patting approach, the Indians kind of look like a team which is extremely confident of its main batsman. Playing on these on these tracks against Indian spinners on on Indian pitches and that seem to be a bit jarring for me because 00:01:32 Speaker 1: New Zealand in the last 00:01:34 Speaker 1: two years, three years, maybe four years have been a very enterprising team. Women, they not have been the may not have been the most flamboyant. They're not, you know, not so strong on body language like the Aussie is that they don't have much of a, 00:01:48 Speaker 1: but they're very efficient team and they're a team which has been capitalising on opportunities to go out and win matches. That's how they won the world championship against India. We have a four days. It seemed like the match was a see saw struggle. India had moved ahead. 00:02:01 Speaker 1: Finally, on the last day. New Zealand, in our front, testing this new batsman shipment on the vendor test 00:02:07 Speaker 1: in the first innings 00:02:09 Speaker 1: 151 run opening partnership 00:02:12 Speaker 1: in which is years amid. It took a little while, but you expect that because they are chasing or the Indian Ministry 45. That was their first of the active to get past that, and they certainly put the shutters down. And the packing became show dog aid and dour and un enterprising 00:02:27 Speaker 1: 2 96 runs in 142 overs is not 00:02:32 Speaker 1: how teams will win matches on slow turn of returning pages, which you find in the subcontinent and certainly not champion teams. And in the second innings, also look at what happened. They lost a wicket on the fourth day. Last last over or second. Large store 00:02:46 Speaker 1: started to day. Well, Night Watchman and Tom Liz, um, hold one of the heroes for New Zealand, the smash sore suit till lunch. 00:02:54 Speaker 1: Then after launch, as soon as 00:02:56 Speaker 1: you know they lost one wicket and not lays on the night watchman, William Summer just went into attention. William Summer will just went into their shell, including Williams and 00:03:05 Speaker 1: Kane Williamson, who is a great bass with 00:03:08 Speaker 1: and because they went into the shell, 00:03:10 Speaker 1: the Indian captain Ajan kya Ronnie could attack them with more aggressive fields. You know, he was not bothered because the runs one not coming you in the singles. We're not coming and the pressure kept piling and then once billions in borrowed and locked up Blossom got out of the batting, just came in 00:03:25 Speaker 1: and it took all the efforts of detail and I must mention year Russian Rabindranath, who actually like a stellar knock and debut match, didn't score too many runs. But he showed great nerves and you have stuck it out to the energy and it was Patel. I mean, imagined New Zealand being same by an age of our global A has been in certainly is showing its sources reflecting the multiculturalism of New Zealand society, isn't it Mr Fantastic? So it's a great in the sense New Zealand have served themselves well because the last time they were here they lost these, you know, 00:04:01 Speaker 1: So they are not lost the first test match. They have a chance to win the second and if they win a match in India and go from here Boy, that is going to be some achieved and they're not looking at the way their team performed there fast for news, did most of the wicket taking in both innings and Mumbai typically does favour fast bowlers. 00:04:21 Speaker 1: It's been known to be a dust bowl also, but the first morning will be crucial. 00:04:25 Speaker 1: Also, the toss will again be Krishna. But just for a moment, staying with this test match. I think one of the biggest highlights for India has to be shares a year and the application that he showed and wondered debut it was for him. It was, in my opinion now many players did extremely well in this match. In Will Bill Young. Tom is, um, Top Tim Saudi 00:04:45 Speaker 1: and 00:04:46 Speaker 1: Kyle GMs. Cinnamon in on on the pitch measure. Very little for fast bowlers. This these guys picked up 14 out of 17 wickets for New Zealand with a little help from the spinners, with Graham in tighter the match. 00:04:58 Speaker 1: But the two outstanding performers, one was in a bit and the other in the veteran debutante was shares. Iyer 00:05:05 Speaker 1: a century and a half century in the same match and both made in a crisis in both innings in the first as well as um, in the second innings, I thought, you know, the obscenity will better than essentially because India were 51 for five and human if it at the 49 runs lead on the first meet, 100 for five 00:05:24 Speaker 1: had been lost. The remaining five wickets for another 50 sectionals This natural lost. So 00:05:29 Speaker 1: Syria's a year, along with 00:05:31 Speaker 1: Ravichandran, Ashwin and 00:05:33 Speaker 1: Action Patel. And of course, the demons are. 00:05:36 Speaker 1: And this is not the first time that the India's lower order has kind of in a bowling team out of our art, Remember a couple of times in Australia. In the test matches there, 00:05:45 Speaker 1: there is a great series in law and 2020. Then even these 20 in England. A fantastic partnership between Mohammed Shami and Gas Spring Bumba pulled India out of the woods and finally led to a win. 00:05:57 Speaker 1: So is the top out of which has been struggling. Will talk about that. But just to mention the two heroes shares a year. We've been waiting for a while is 26 years old 00:06:06 Speaker 1: and they're being very for a while to get a place in the team. And now that he is coming actually, um, Virat Kohli was playing, he probably wonder, played, 00:06:13 Speaker 1: you know, and we don't know whether he would have been gone looking in the second test. Maybe, maybe North. We don't know. 00:06:19 Speaker 1: But because he got this chance, be waiting for a while is being vocal about wanting together chance. He came, ensured 00:06:25 Speaker 1: before the extent of his desire and his skills and his ability and establish to watch is a very enterprising batsmen in a vast rep. Retire of stroke. But he also got away strong, 00:06:37 Speaker 1: tough mind. 00:06:39 Speaker 1: And he's he's also bats, bats with a lot of responsibility. He's probably a long term player at 26 is probably got good 78 years, at least in them and maybe a few more, 00:06:49 Speaker 1: probably captain for the future is kind of being touted. Is that in other quarters for other formats already captaincy apart. 70 captaincy. It can happen for the Spanish exciting right now for him. What he's done successfully is that now you can't keep him out of the testing. So he has to place an ex test. 00:07:05 Speaker 1: And if he does well enough, I mean, even if he doesn't do well enough as it is surely on the squad 00:07:09 Speaker 1: in the spot to go to South Africa, 00:07:11 Speaker 1: and that's very is to start showing his prowess and doing runs of making guns overseas to become a completely acceptable fixture of the Indian batting. Interesting foreign to mention that he is now made a spot for himself. But at whose costuming? 00:07:26 Speaker 1: The two 00:07:27 Speaker 1: major sort of performances that stuck out runners. My ankle. Agarwal, who is just not finding for at the top of the order 00:07:34 Speaker 1: who could possibly replace him. Now if there are police coming back 00:07:38 Speaker 1: for the second test, which he is as captain, who makes way for him? Shri s Air can't no eggs would. Certainly not. But before I come there and before we get to the because as big quandary for the selectors who will leave out in Virat comes in. But let's not mention about Sharon's as the other player will the veteran 00:07:57 Speaker 1: Hu Xiang. One Ravichandran Ashwin 00:07:59 Speaker 1: is Guam, Parsa. Harbhajan Singh's in a wickets tally. He picked up 00:08:03 Speaker 1: biggest in both innings, ill of the most impressive of the Indian spinners, and he played handy knocks in both innings in both innings. His innings, you know, is the runs that he made was so crucial, So Ravichandran Ashwin is serving out of reminder. Every time he walks out in whatever format that you know, he you can just ignore him, 00:08:22 Speaker 1: whether you like him or dislike him, you can't ignore it has become that kind of a player prophecies of fantastic palate. 00:08:28 Speaker 1: But to come back to the dilemma that the Indian selectors and the Indian team management will have now that Iraq police coming. So I Listen God, I feel my surmise, Mr Fantastic. He has to replace somebody in the middle order which he has to be either from Puja or on an article you can drop 00:08:45 Speaker 1: certain. 00:08:46 Speaker 1: And then you weren't the string of all runners, so you can drop any of them. So I think the hero murderous reign on Pooja is one part the other. This 00:08:57 Speaker 1: keeping in mind 00:08:59 Speaker 1: that India's gonna South Africa next which is an overseas to where pitches can be tough and difficult because the the there faster pitches and requires a little more or lots more experienced 00:09:12 Speaker 1: urging Dravid and Virat and the selectors might be 00:09:16 Speaker 1: eager to get more experience in the squad. 00:09:20 Speaker 1: So they will give another chance to my opinion to both these guys in in Mumbai in the Bombay Test 00:09:26 Speaker 1: and re Bliss Sayer opener My anchor Agarwal with Ks Bharat 00:09:30 Speaker 1: If regiments are is not fit. If he is fit, 00:09:34 Speaker 1: Bizimana and some bangle could be the openers. Now Both those positions 00:09:39 Speaker 1: are also not fixed, you know, because it punk comes back. Then Sahara loses his place and Royals and Rahul come back. Obviously, Chairman guilt is not in the running. But if if 00:09:51 Speaker 1: Saha or case Bharat open innings with my uncle or with Truman Gil, then Virat walks in into the team without dislodging either Rahane of Yala. That's the best case scenario for 00:10:04 Speaker 1: these two senior pros. Pojar and are one of them has dropped 00:10:10 Speaker 1: Virat Kohli's accommodated. Both these openers are retained and of course, everything else move. The worst case scenario for them is that both are dropped 00:10:18 Speaker 1: and 00:10:19 Speaker 1: government like a studio. Kumar Yadav is tried out 00:10:22 Speaker 1: along with Virat, who comes back and takes its place and therefore you know they're building and looking at a guy is okay. You 00:10:29 Speaker 1: You know, last three years you had a 00:10:32 Speaker 1: pretty lean trucks to maybe need to go back and begin your form and then fight your way back into team. So all these things are possible, but I think most likely is going to be that 00:10:42 Speaker 1: you know they will be part of the squad in their part of the squad that you play there. 00:10:46 Speaker 1: There's enough. Experienced. There were cheers. Another scenario where 00:10:50 Speaker 1: Suhas it's out and Barrett mix 00:10:54 Speaker 1: his mark or his entry into the team. Mild. Agarwal is dropped for trial to Sorry Kumar Yadav. Even if it's in the opening slot and the rest of the middle Order remains untouched and makes way for 00:11:07 Speaker 1: Virat Kohli, 00:11:09 Speaker 1: that's That's another possible scenario. But 00:11:13 Speaker 1: you're right. It's the There are all of their counters. Possibilities. Mr Fantastic. It could be that Pooja Lacan open 00:11:19 Speaker 1: along with 00:11:20 Speaker 1: by an Orangeman and Bujar A. Has in the past. Open through Virat Kohli comes in. But of course, Virat Milady, Bad number three or division, wants to back at number for then instruction Ragnar, three or Trey, a security government. So all kinds of possibilities are there but worked. What's the clear messages and body? And I am both factory, 00:11:39 Speaker 1: in a sense, 00:11:41 Speaker 1: the near on circus and discusses that both Ron and Puja, under strict scrutiny, the annual a lot of pressure 00:11:49 Speaker 1: and their places are by no means secure. Remember the unfortunate Hanuman Buhari you know, that also mean the shares I am has been lucky because and and, um, Ali Ali not been forwarded by the selectors and then finally put scent of Australia with India 00:12:03 Speaker 1: us to test 00:12:05 Speaker 1: and so sometimes life worlds out, goals out some luck and has it helped. 00:12:13 Speaker 1: But I don't change that Hujara and 00:12:17 Speaker 1: can now depend any longer on luck, I think is not an issue of luck anymore. It has to be about their talent and their performance and they have to deliver. Absolutely. I think they have reached the end of the rope in terms of their opportunities. 00:12:31 Speaker 1: What does Red demands Suhas future really look like a mean He hand an injury. He sat out for the most. He didn't really keep wickets in New Zealand's first innings, but he came back and had a really strong half century in the second innings, which set up the test mints for India. So 00:12:46 Speaker 1: what is his role? His ear gonna seem around much longer, definitely not after Tricia Plant is back. But even now, with the 00:12:54 Speaker 1: Shekhar Bharatha did a good drop in the first innings. I really think that Mumbai could be his one song if he straighten up to play his neck is not giving up a problem. Then Regiment Sorry is 37. Your first keeper choice is the shop and then you can't have really months as the second wicket predicted. Keeping. The team has 38 00:13:12 Speaker 1: Barak has made 00:13:14 Speaker 1: favourable impression even as a substitute. Then it's makes sense will take him as a second wicket keeper to South Africa. So I think that the Mansare he's had a pretty unfortunate career when he located very transparently because he's been in and out of the team for some time, for no fault of his. He's had a long way in before that because don't he was playing 00:13:33 Speaker 1: and he has been an ex is excellent, technically 00:13:36 Speaker 1: is also very good when it comes to batting. He is not a star, but he's been been a very official players issued in the second innings. Your time's running out 00:13:45 Speaker 1: the actual live in his head of stop start career 39 test matches. 00:13:50 Speaker 1: Ivory, just under thirties at a few test centuries, is well but never really got an extended run and it's like a lot of other and three to kind of grow up in the Indian career and therefore lost our own chances. He's had to live under the shadow of 00:14:04 Speaker 1: Ms Dhoni for the most part of his career. Yeah, years and you know, is one. And you're saying that 00:14:09 Speaker 1: you know, sometimes these these storeys make these careers make such great storeys. No heart rending storeys Sahel one of them. It's a tragedy 00:14:18 Speaker 1: almost 00:14:19 Speaker 1: moving on to some other cricketing action. We have had Bangladesh and Pakistan 00:14:25 Speaker 1: going head on in a test match that has just started. Or that Sorry, that's just about to finish. Pakistan at a tough time, considered the lead but are now on track to win. By the time we released this, they might have just finished off Bangladeshi it again. 00:14:39 Speaker 1: We're also looking at some other interesting sports from around the world. We've got a look at the Junior World Cup currently taking place in Bhubaneshwar, where India has made the quarterfinals. They finished second in their pool with the 21 win loss record, losing only to France. 00:14:54 Speaker 1: They will now face Belgium in the quarterfinals, but that's not the most interesting part about this tournament. This has probably been all of the highest scoring hockey tournaments I have ever witnessed. Have you ever seen these scorelines? IRS? 14 0, 12 5, 17 0 13 1 00:15:13 Speaker 1: It's Creasy. There are badminton games that have four points, sometimes the between mismatches, you know. I mean, you ever German year Argentina playing Egypt will get that kind of a scoreline. But you're right. But this is a trend of modern hockey. You know every levels during the Olympics, a television coverage 00:15:32 Speaker 1: have used to some tense 00:15:33 Speaker 1: Think about, you know, scorelines of 53, 00:15:37 Speaker 1: 64 00:15:38 Speaker 1: between two big teams. And those were unthinkably matches in the early days when I started watching hockey of political grass. Not an Astro, 00:15:46 Speaker 1: you know, 21331 would be a reality 00:15:49 Speaker 1: when it became a seven. You know, seven bowls bowling will be receiving the Asian Games and 1982 all hell broke lose. 00:15:57 Speaker 1: So the aspect of makes the game faster makes the game more tilted towards scoring more goals. Because the breakaways happened. The penalty corners have become so specialised, players are specialists are chosen only for the penalty. Further convergence, etcetera instructors. So I think that hockey has become. Bill is a very fast paced game, is many data driven game, 00:16:20 Speaker 1: and getting tennis kind of scores is not unusual today. But yes, of course, 12, 0 and 13 1 are the Today show complete this match, but more interesting than that is and will have to go through a lot of record books to figure out if this has ever happened. 00:16:37 Speaker 1: On the 25th of November, 70 goals were scored in five matches, the lowest score on that. There was a 71 win for France over Poland. Um, and how badly would France have had to play to sport on the seventh? 00:16:52 Speaker 1: On the gravest, 70 goals was Call. It's Creasy is becoming wise, but it also look this the Junior World Cup. So in the sense, he also getting an idea of the trend where hockey is going. 00:17:03 Speaker 1: So you may be right. Having there might be a scenario 00:17:06 Speaker 1: where 10 6 11 8 will become 00:17:09 Speaker 1: fairly regular scorelines. I'll just draw is not an analogy with cricket, but let me just tell you what's happenin. Let's not discuss the current test match with, um industry small with this got over with the scoring rate was so poor one point agents to runs per over. But 00:17:25 Speaker 1: in modern cricket, in desk cricket, as we've seen 00:17:29 Speaker 1: team scoring in 90 hours in a day scoring 3 23 forties, 00:17:33 Speaker 1: you know, rather commit. It's the norm these days. You expected team to be close to 300 on the day, while about 40 50/40 50 years ago. If you score 10 to 50 you would get, you know, like we will be applauded of the field and the library, top of how wonderful you've done this court to 1500. Changing. Translating hockey and us has always been a very fast paced game, and 00:17:57 Speaker 1: a lot of the rule changes. The ruling substitution is the lack of outside. But talking up talk about Ragheb, Our hockey, eh? Must mention here that India's is qualified if Aggie knockouts. But one team, which hasn't this Pakistan, yes, 00:18:12 Speaker 1: and I was reading a report in one of my ex colleagues mean was very perceptive about hockey, and he meets the right kind of people 00:18:19 Speaker 1: and one of the problems that he is highlighted about Pakistan and saying that in the context of subcontinent occupies one time 00:18:26 Speaker 1: was an ornament to the game that the Pakistan hockey system is still locked up. In the past, 00:18:32 Speaker 1: the players are not 00:18:34 Speaker 1: taught to play 00:18:36 Speaker 1: attacking aggressive hockey on artificial tough. They are talking about what happened in, you know in 1982 World Cup or 68 Olympics, or or stuff like that and living on past Nori India have made that jump. They moved ahead 00:18:51 Speaker 1: after spending three for decades, the maintain and the being model in about what used to be. They moved ahead. Pakistan haven't, which is why they going back home. Otherwise, the junior hockey. You would expect Pakistan to be at least qualifying. But why? You know it is not strange at all when you consider that in the Tokyo Olympics, Pakistani in future a tall enough. 00:19:14 Speaker 1: That's true and even in fact, given a lot of the other travel related restrictions. There are a few team is missing in this tournament as well. 00:19:22 Speaker 1: Nonetheless, India plays Belgium in their quarterfinal. Let's hope we're able to talk about them making 00:19:27 Speaker 1: a further move up into the knockouts when we catch up next. 00:19:32 Speaker 1: Starting this week, we have got a special guest will be joining us every episode season. Siju Matthew of the totally Indian football show is joining us and here she is to give us a round up of all things. Welcome to the show. See Ju Han, Oh everyone, I'm soju, host of the totally Indian football show. 00:19:49 Speaker 1: The Indian Super League is in its eight season and I am here to bring you the updates of power. It's going so far. 00:19:55 Speaker 1: The league began with a thumping win for 80 K Mohan Bagan, who sit on top of the points table with two wins against Kerala Blasters and their rivals East Bengal 00:20:04 Speaker 1: Chen NFC have a great start to their season with two wins by Jamshedpur. FC, considered the dark horse, have got a mighty win against FC Goa and a draw against East Bengal 00:20:14 Speaker 1: Bengal. 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I think Indians, the Indians, the sports scenario, India's getting sore region a part of the competitive, you know, the flavour of competition that is coming in is just at the expanse of sports. So is no cricket, obviously is the used most usually popular sport. 00:21:13 Speaker 1: But other sports 00:21:14 Speaker 1: like badminton, football, the isil kabaddi, they all becoming big hockey after the you know the achievement at the Tokyo Olympics and so on. So I think it is great to have somebody in a villa of feature and football every week, which is fantastic, absolutely, and continuing with football. Wind guard, 00:21:31 Speaker 1: sawmill in the fall and he give us a round up of everything that happened in the Premier League and other European leagues, 00:21:37 Speaker 1: plus a better sign news from the world of Formula One and other round up over to you. Hi, Mr Fantastic. Thank you so much 00:21:44 Speaker 2: so much in the world of football or talk about and 00:21:47 Speaker 1: I have a big smile on my face being a Manchester United stand, of course, 00:21:52 Speaker 2: nor only because of our result which are shall get to in a second. We're also because Manchester United have appointed a brand new interim manager and it may find the scene that they have taken that one big step towards securing their long term footballing future more than a second. But let's start with the Premier Li round up. Let's talk about the big fixes off this weekend and what really happened, and we have to start with Manchester United because we had a big ticket fixture up against Chelsea and boy oh boy, this was some gain to look at 00:22:25 Speaker 2: in terms of the results from that might come across is a very evenly squared up game with Chelsea. Drawing 11 against United at home and it may come across is a very disappointing result for Chelsea because now they lead at the top is only one point with Manchester City just completely breathing down them with 29 points in Liverpool. Up put 28 00:22:45 Speaker 2: Chelsea. They have slipped up again. And let's be honest, it wasn't half as close as the scoreline suggests. United. We're nowhere close to being an even equal team all the way through Shell, See, would dominant, asserted their soil. And even with an injured Roman Lukaku, they still look like the team to beat in the first half 00:23:05 Speaker 2: in Actually took Manchester United around 40 minutes, 00:23:08 Speaker 2: registered their first touch with Dean Mitchell, see 00:23:11 Speaker 2: attacking third and then even a few more minutes to register their first touch within the attacking D. That is some crazy stuff. 24 shots by Chelsea to the three of United 66% possession, which was way higher in the first half. You can tell this was meant to be Chelsea's game, but then again, an error from Georgian you 00:23:31 Speaker 2: and enter from him in the second of a Largent's and should just to get us. 00:23:35 Speaker 2: But a sloppy defending by Giorgio Sancho went ahead and score and eventually 00:23:40 Speaker 2: Chelsea Gora penalty because Thiago Silva conf Alden Beira by Aragon, Masaka and so Georgian you converted an actually redeemed this mistake in a way so Chelsea were able to equalise. But 00:23:52 Speaker 2: had Rueda goes, gold got in. In the way end of the game, things would have been slightly different. 00:23:58 Speaker 2: It was a game of inconsistency for Chelsea, whether dominated play. But we're not clinical enough in front of goal beat with Werner Beat with Z aka Beef attacks on a toy. That's where they lacked things. Maybe Lukaku had he been on their things would have been slightly different. But again, just returning from injury and Manchester United? Well, you can call them spineless as a certainly a better performance, 00:24:20 Speaker 2: then what we saw a few weeks ago, but his team was designed to stop Chelsea not to attack only three shots in the game. Ronaldo was benched in favour of jeering Sanshou so that they could go for a more defensive midfield, three of Fredmac comedy and Mac Ridge. And eventually that was the deal breaker in a way that sort of defended the match you man united. Not that day 00:24:40 Speaker 2: would have drawn had on all the bin day again. It's a case of one is somewhat Caribbeans. But having Scott make comedy in there definitely saved some credibility for Man United, but this cannot be dubbed as a good performance in a way one point apiece. Chelsea get things even tighter at the top. Speaking of the top, speaking of things, be really tight. 00:25:00 Speaker 2: We saw West Ham losing steam. They got beat by Manchester City to one and their own. A form seems to be going in a complete drop. This would have been one nil for the majority of the game and actually even was with good accounts, go in the first goal. But Foreign and d'oh! He eventually scored 1/90 minute, a second goal and lands. Edie had to equalise right at the very end, 00:25:21 Speaker 2: a very slow game from the circumstances, because he was being played in the snow and it was intense physicality. They had to play completely accorded the circumstances and Cindy watches better mine, city urges were even though there's styles really contradict both of city and West Ham City just had a sort of dominance and West Ham. 00:25:42 Speaker 2: This is current manufacturing of chances, which is strange to say make a zero team. There is very good on the counter attack but we're belonged in front of Manchester City, who are actually regaining Steam and West Ham are losing. It are still one to relegates Newcastle. Things are looking good over there. Brentford, Pete, everyone Delta. That was really surprising. One. They have been turning a lot of heads so far this year, but Liverpool winning four delegates. Southampton Things are the mercy side. Express is in full flow 00:26:10 Speaker 2: and in the Premier League seriously, things are heating up. 00:26:13 Speaker 2: But can it heat up with Manchester United? Who is the new interim manager? Will Manchester United have just gone in there, Miss? If it desk and they have appointed Ross Rag. Nick Ralph is not the biggest name in the world of football. Karen deal. He is no Jurgen Klopp or he is no Thomas Total by the name value. 00:26:32 Speaker 2: But Dr Nick is the manager that influence board these manages game plan. 00:26:37 Speaker 2: He is the one that introduced the famous gaijin press tactic, and that is something that completely transformed the game of German football. In fact, you might know him from his stint at Lyme sick and Atal, I'm sick. Believe it or not, he took that cup from the fourth division up to second in the Bundesliga er, in the space of four years, 00:26:57 Speaker 2: four years. It's ridiculous how good this guy's, and Rangnick has no to me, someone very technical, very keen in terms of football. If that is known to be football encyclopaedia and knows almost everything about every player in all of Europe. He stacked much into it, eventually in order at a poaching boy from Lokomotiv Moscow, where he had a 00:27:16 Speaker 2: a consultancy role with the club. 00:27:18 Speaker 2: But now United have their man. He will be there for six months. And reason why I feel that this is a very astute appointment is the fact that Ran Frag Nick has been appointed as a consultant for Man United for the next two years after history ends. So there is someone experienced who knows his football those how to make the right decisions there with the team for two years to guide them in the long term success, regardless of whether the manager is and just one lasting, the R. Ralph Rangnick. 00:27:46 Speaker 2: He is a coach who prefers high intensity, energy tackling, pressing all the things that Manchester absolutely bottom in the league. This can be a fundamental change. Keep an eye on this one, 00:27:59 Speaker 2: Mr Fantastic. It's a bit of a shame, really, to conclude this episode in this way. But Frank Williams, legendary founder of Team Williams, has unfortunately passed away at the age of 79. 00:28:12 Speaker 2: And 00:28:13 Speaker 2: there has not been one person with a bad word to say about Mr Williams. Of course, he sold he and the family soul of the team back in 2020 but they had been running it early on since the 19 seventies. They've wants so many world championships that produced World Championship, where in dr is like Nigel Mansell, 00:28:34 Speaker 2: like 00:28:35 Speaker 2: Damon Hill 00:28:37 Speaker 2: like An and Cross. It had so many legends in the team. Alan Jones is another name that comes to mind. Keke Rosberg is another name that comes to mind absolute bonafide legends of the world of Formula One and yesterday entail off. But the impact of Frank Williams cannot be understated. He is. 00:28:55 Speaker 2: The Storey is amazing. Frank Williams 00:28:57 Speaker 2: was such a gritty and a plucky character from what it's portray it as he always used to work in fight Frank Williams. On the day of his marriage, he was so passionate about Formula One race cars that just right after marriage. His wife had to had launched a loan because Frank went back to the factory to work on his formula Wanka Amazing storeys, and the unfortunately was 00:29:17 Speaker 2: paralysed from his bottom down in a road car accident back in 1987 Very is driving a bit too fast, crashed on the public roads and eventually hurt himself. But even then, even though he was on a wheelchair for the rest of his life, always there at the barrack, always attending the races whenever his health care law and just directing the team, controlling it and having such an influence, 00:29:39 Speaker 2: let's be honest, he he was no revolutionary. He was no innovation brew or something like that, which is the blocky, gritty nature of running a small team with considerable, always considerably low resource and anyone else. For so many years, Williams were D team to go to, 00:29:56 Speaker 2: and that's all because of Frank Will lives. Waterman were alleged, 00:30:00 Speaker 2: and you 00:30:02 Speaker 2: is impact can be forgotten. That's all I can say. The Williams family might no longer bill Formula One, 00:30:08 Speaker 2: but when you have a Mount Rushmore, Formula One team bosses. Frank Williams certainly has to be there. What an absolute legend and William seem will be hoping that when they go to Saudi Arabia when they go to Jeddah in the coming weekend, they can do something special to honour his memory because he was such an inspiring figure 00:30:25 Speaker 2: and injera, that's the fun part. The first ever Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be happening this weekend and, realistically, banks for staff and has a charge to become world champion for the first time this weekend. All he needs to do is to win this trace that for Lewis Hamilton to finish lower than sixth. Let's be honest, 00:30:44 Speaker 2: that does not happen. Hamilton, in his current Supreme of CA, has been so fast he has been dominating races, taking ball by half a second. You should watch out for this weekend at the General Ground Tree in Saudi Arabia. 00:30:56 Speaker 1: It might not be the 00:30:57 Speaker 2: best country in the world for human rights, but the circuit seems fast, only the second fastest on the entire Formula One calendar. And the excitement is real. Two races to go in the championship 00:31:06 Speaker 2: and we will be covering all of this on the sideline of podcasts also produced by idea Bruce Studios. And I covered Going to tell you More on Sports Weekly. But that's all from the world of Formula One today, Mr Fantastic, Can't God come wait seriously to see how this plays out? 00:31:21 Speaker 1: Thanks so much summing Darryl's. Amazing. As always, it's a pleasure to have been 00:31:26 Speaker 1: part of the show again with this growing group of sports enthusiasts and experts. Until next time. Thank you very much. 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