Celtic and Rangers continue to battle it out over the league title: The Scottish football podcast!

The race for the league is once again discussed in this week’s Scottish football podcast, as well as Hearts and Hibs’ progression in the last week and a quick Scottish cup recap. Listen below!

 

Is Ole’s time at United finally up? The Premier League podcast

Kris Gourlay is once again joined by Fergus Robb, Darren McConachie and Aaron Purewal to discuss the ins and outs of the past week’s Premier League action, including Manchester United’s shock 2-0 defeat to Burnley and Liverpool’s incredibly difficult match against Wolves. Listen below!

 

Will Manchester United end Liverpool’s unbeaten run? Premier League preview podcast!

Kris Gourlay is joined on the sofa by Gregor Kerr this week as they look ahead to some mouth-watering Premier League fixtures, including Liverpool vs Manchester United at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp’s team looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league this season to 22 games.

Checkout our roundup of the games below, as well as the link to our second podcast this week, looking ahead to the Scottish Cup action!

 

Rangers and Celtic to breeze past lower league opposition? Scottish Cup preview podcast

Kris Gourlay is joined this time by Fergus Robb, Darren McConachie and Aaron Purewal as they look towards what should be an eventful weekend of Scottish Cup action.

The main topic of discussion in the podcast is Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic’s tie against Clyde on Saturday, with Bonnyrigg being one of three non-league outfits competing this weekend to make it to the fifth round for the first time. Bonnyrigg manager Robbie Horn spoke to to EN4 News ahead of the tie, as previewed at the start of the podcast.

Check out our preview of these games, as well as our teams Scottish cup predictions below!

 

PODCAST: Hibs and Hearts set for rebuilding process – Scottish football preview

Hearts are still waiting on the appointment of their new manager having recently sacked Craig Levein due to an incredibly poor start to the season and travel to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Angelo Alessio’s Kilmarnock sit fifth in the SPL whereas Hearts are down at ninth – only three points off bottom spot. Beating Kilmarnock away from home will not be easy, however, Hearts may be playing them at the perfect time – Killie are in the middle of some poor form, whereas Hearts have won their last game. The reverse fixture that took place in October saw Hearts get beat by Kilmarnock 1-0 in Edinburgh, so the Jam Tarts will be looking for revenge. Hearts striker, Steven Naismith, has impressed during international duty for Scotland and he will be hoping to get on the score sheet on Saturday.

 

After sacking Levein, it is uncertain who is going to take over. Assistant coach, Angus McPhee is currently at the helm as interim manager, although there is no set boss for now, there is no doubt the team going to Rugby Park will give everything to push themselves away from the relegation zone.

This will be a close encounter – both teams needing three points but with the risk of losing all three at the same time. Regardless of their positions in the table, these are two even sides and will make for a good match up. I predict KILMARNOCK 1-1 HEARTS – A result the Jambos would definitely be happy before heading into the busy Christmas fixture list.

Hibernian, meanwhile, face Motherwell at Easter Road. They currently sit eighth in the league table, with Motherwell in fourth place with nearly double the amount of points.

Both teams have had big news in the last week or so: Hibernian have recently appointed new manager Jack Ross, The ex-Sunderland manager was appointed last week to the role and will be looking to make a big impact in his first game in charge this Saturday. As for Motherwell, head coach Donald Jennow, stepped down from his role a few days ago leaving a hole in the backroom staff ahead of their journey to Edinburgh.

This will be a close affair, no one really knows how Hibs will preform in their first game under Ross, however, it will surely be an improvement compared to previous results. Motherwell have asserted themselves as a hard team to beat in the Scottish Premiership – even for Rangers and Celtic. A win for Motherwell could put them third if Aberdeen lose to St Johnstone at the weekend.

If there is an early goal at Easter Road, the game will open right up with both teams desperate to push themselves up the table. Jack Ross could be the momentum shift the Hibees have been waiting for some time now. I predict HIBERNIAN 3-1 MOTHERWELL – if Ross has a positive start, who knows where Hibs could finish this season.

We also discuss both games as well as the current managerial situation at the Edinburgh clubs in this weeks Scottish Football podcast:

PODCAST: SHOULD MORE MEN BE TAKING SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE?

 

In an EN4News Podcast Special, Iain Leggat explores the topic of shared parental leave.

After being introduced to the UK in 2015, shared parental leave allows couples the option to split up to 52 weeks between themselves, with 37 weeks of the weeks being paid. However, a recent study found that only 1-2% of new couples were taking up the shared option. The special explores the topic, comparing the UK’s figures to the rest of the world and looks into the benefits of sharing parental leave.

Iain explores the topic with EN4News reporters Ony McFadden and John Gillespie as they talk through whether the stigma of the traditional roles of the mother and father still rings true and whether people know enough about the option.

Spurs bounce back and Chelsea win late in Amsterdam – Champions League Review podcast

Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from a terrible run of form with a big win over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday, while Chelsea left it late to seal a big win in Amsterdam and take control of their group.

Gregor Kerr and Kris Gourlay discussed this and more big talking points from the week’s Champions League action.

 

Liverpool triumph in Salzburg thriller, Spurs humiliated – Champions League Podcast

Liverpool came out on top in a Champions League classic at home to Red Bull Salzburg, after blowing a 3-0 lead at Anfield, then going back in front in a 4-3 win.

Tottenham Hotspur had vastly different luck, losing seven goals at home for the first time in their history to lose 7-2 at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Gregor Kerr, Adam Mackintosh and Grant Barnes picked the bones from the midweek action.

 

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Ross County’s Mullin excited by season so far – Podcast

 

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Flying high at the top of the Scottish Championship, Ross County have turned their fortunes around this season after last year’s relegation from the Premiership.

One of the team’s shining players this season, Josh Mullin speaks exclusively to EN4 News ahead of three matches in the next week for the title chasers.

Listen to the podcast below:

Podcast: Rodgers out, Lennon in at Celtic

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Rodgers made a shock move to Leicester this week (Credit: Leicester City)

On Tuesday, Brendan Rodgers left Celtic to join Premier League side Leicester City, sparking anger and anguish amongst the Celtic supporters.

Neil Lennon has since returned to manage the side for a second time, on a deal until the end of the season.

Fraser Munro, Bryce Donaldson and Luke Barry join John Menzies to discuss the situation that has dominated Scottish football this week.

 

 

 

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