The 72 Show - Episode 2.4 (with Matty Roper)
Anthony Kendrick is joined by Nick Davie and Coventry blogger Matty Roper. We discuss the recent resignation of Tony Mowbray and the off-field issues which have caused the team to go from the top of the table after 18 games last season to being bottom at the time of resignation.
There are off-field issues at the club, which has played a large role in the decision. This leads to our debate of the week regarding the ownership of football clubs. The Fit and Proper Persons Test is currently used, but is this good enough? And is there anything more that we can do?
The big stories in the Championship also concern managers, with Nigel Pearson's future at Derby unclear and Roberto Di Matteo sacked as Aston Villa manager. Did he need more time to turn Villa's fortunes around, and can they now look to fight for the play-offs? Will Steve Bruce be available to take over, if he doesn't take the England job? We also look at the top of the league, where the league is starting to take shape.
In League One, Scunthorpe have taken a three point lead at the top after beating third-place Bury. We contrast the goalscoring of Scunthorpe with Bradford's approach, where they are unbeaten in second place with fewer goals but known for being a difficult place to play. Last time Rochdale were discussed on The 72 Show, they were in the relegation zone. Now they have won four games on the bounce.
The performance of the weekend had to go to Cambridge United's goalkeeper Will Norris, who saved two penalties in injury time in a 2-1 win over Accrington. Find out why he didn't win the Man Of The Match award. And Leyton Orient have brought in new manager Alberto Cavarin, who has a wealth of experience in Italy but none in the Football League. Will this prevent him from being a success?