FA Cup finals bring joy and depression. Heroes and villains. Sleepless nights and lost days in bed. We speak to both ends of the spectrum on this weeks Coach Home.
Robbie Scotcher kindly joins us to bring us the Crystal Palace perspective on the big game at Wembley. We talk about the three minutes The Eagles were leading the final for, and how they struggled to alter their game plan after United went down to ten men. Robbie is full of regrets for what might have been, but also tires to look forward at what Palace can do to build on the success of getting to a cup final.
Ste Armstrong from United We Stand is naturally more positive, although there are general frustrations over why this United team only turns it on when it absolutely needs to. He talks about a deserved trophy for some of the senior players and what a first trophy might mean to some of the younger ones.
We also, obviously, get into the managerial changes at Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho widely expected to take over this week. Ste discusses what he thinks Jose needs to do to become a success at Manchester United and what might happen with him in charge. He also details where it went wrong for Van Gaal, and how Mourinho should learn from his and Moyes’s mistakes.
Finally we couldn’t let a week go without dipping into The Championship and this weekends “Richest Game in Football”. No one was expecting Sheffield Wednesday to get there. Not least Owls fan James Whaling who predicted an up and down season at the start of the year after so many changes in the summer. However Wednesday have surprised everyone and snuck into the Play Off Final thanks to a good spine and some genuine quality up front. James assesses their chances in the final and how they might fare in the Premier League.
In a free clip from the show, Ste Armstrong chats about the departure of Louis Van Gaal and the appointment of Jose Mourinho.