The 72 Show Episode 2.14 (with Matty Roper)
Anthony Kendrick is joined by Nick Davie for the first anniversary of The 72 Show. Coventry fan Matty Roper joins us for this edition, and was on the first edition of the show. There have been number of managerial changes, with Northampton, Nottingham Forest, Crewe, Hartlepool, Oldham, Notts County and Chesterfield all discussed.
We start the show by reviewing the FA Cup Third Round replays. Plymouth lost 1-0 to Liverpool after their incredible 0-0 draw at Anfield, but the big stories came from non-league with Sutton and Lincoln both winning replays over Wimbledon and Ipswich to make the fourth round.
In the Championship the battle at the top continues. Newcastle moved top with a Daryl Murphy winner against Brentford, taking full advantage of Brighton's 2-0 loss against Preston, their first loss since September. Leeds are also potentially in the race for automatic promotion with an impressive 1-0 victory over Derby. At the bottom of the table, Wigan got what could prove to be a crucial victory over Burton Albion, and Rotherham beat Norwich to put more pressure on Alex Neil.
In League One John Sheridan began his third strint at Oldham with a 1-0 victory over Gillingham. There was more bad news for Matty's Coventry side with Chesterfield winning and Bury finally won a game with four goals for James Vaughan. Are Coventry going down? We also get Matty's thoughts on the excitement of a EFL Trophy Quarter Final against the Swansea Academy side, and whether he will be attending.
There are also a number of sides facing the drop in League Two. But betting was suspended with one bookie on Leyton Orient after a flurry of bets. A number of players have been transfer listed and we take the opportunity to critique the owner. Newport manager Graham Westley made a bright start but have lost seven games before drawing against Colchester at the weekend. The manager has been critical of the pitch and feels that this has played a part in their downfall with postponements in their games.
We finish by discussing the transfer window so far. A couple of Premier League players have joined clubs on loan, such as Keshi Andrson to Northampton and Man Utd's Joe Riley to Sheffield Unitd. Andreas Weimann has moved to Wolves, Tiago Ilori to Reading and there has been a dispute involving Derby and Fulham over loan striker Chris Martin.