The Football Round Up – SPFL drama, Premier League title contenders and Messi sees red
Midway through a double gameweek in the Premier League, the Football Round Up returns to give you insight and discussion on the biggest footballing news in Scotland, England and the wider world of football.
Jack Donnelly is joined by Struan Garvie, Taylor Murray and Jamie Mcintosh on this week’s episode and in the Big Question, the boys discuss the most exciting title races that they’ve seen – there’s shouts for Leicester’s historic title win, Atletico Madrid upsetting the El Clasico apple cart in 2014 and, unsurprisingly, Helicopter Sunday.
There’s plenty of chat about the current state of things with the SPFL, with the recent situation regarding St. Mirren and Kilmarnock’s appeals being resolved and Ian Maxwell seemingly trying to postpone the Championship season. The boys also discuss the latest from Celtic’s developing Dubai situation, while also considering what Aberdeen’s current motivations are.
For this week’s English coverage, the boys discuss an interesting, if underwhelming, match between Liverpool and Manchester United, wonder when Timo Werner will next score for Chelsea and bid a fond farewell to Mesut Özil as he departs Arsenal for Fenerbahçe.
Finally, in Last Ditch Challenge, the boys chat about Lionel Messi’s first ever red card as Barcelona lost the Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao, while also discussing an increasingly interesting title race in Italy.