Episodes
#721 | United beat Coventry in the FA Cup semi-final, but after surrendering a three-goal lead against a Championship team, it feels like a deeply hollow victory. United probably should have been dumped out of the cup and Ten Hag fired on the final whistle but for the most marginal of offside decisions. Ed & Dan discuss another fine day of Man-Yooing. For backers - can United actually beat City in the final? 00:00 Introduction and Manchester United's victory 17:00 Intense penalty...
Published 04/22/24
#720 | No midweek game, so Ed & Wayne ponder changes in the media landscape and what it means for coverage of United and the beautiful game more widely. Then there's a look ahead to the weekend's FA Cup Semi-Final against Coventry City at Wembley. Up The F*****g Reds! 00:00 Introduction 06:00 Quiet Week in Unitedland 13:00 Controversy and Firing of Henry Winter 28:00 The Rise of Fan-Produced Content 40:00 Previewing the Manchester United vs Coventry City Match If you are interested in...
Published 04/18/24
#719 | United draw at Bournemouth and slip further away from a very unlikely Champions League place. And with Newcastle beating Spurs, United are now seventh and may have to play next season in the ... Europa Conference League. Ed & Dan commiserate. 00:00 Introduction  01:00 Enjoying Liverpool's struggles 08:00 United's Lack of Cohesion Against Bournemouth 31:00 Bruno Fernandes Future 51:00 Garnacho's Social Media Likes 54:00 Women's Team Makes the FA Cup Final 58:00 Anticipating the...
Published 04/14/24
#718 | It's a midweek with no European football at United so a chance to take stock on the latest news, take some listener questions and look ahead to United's game with Bournemouth at the weekend. With Ed & Tom. 00:00 The State of United 05:00 Challenges Faced by Lower League Clubs 09:00 Politics and Football 15:00 The Departure of John Murtough 24:00 Potential Benefits of Finishing Outside the European Spots 30:00 Proof of Funds Issue in the Failed Qatari Takeover 39:00 Succession...
Published 04/10/24
#717 | United earn a draw against Liverpool to dent the Scousers' title hopes. United will take that from a game that could have got away from the team in the first half. Ed & Dan discuss the game and the two moments of brilliance that secured a point. For backers we look ahead to the Champions League quarter-finals. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing exclusive bonus episodes, check out our Patreon page. We do a bonus show and a tactical review every week for...
Published 04/07/24
#716 | Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory at Stamford Bridge. Just when we thought we'd seen he most braindead performance of the season, Erik ten Hag's men come up with a new low. What a miserable way to lose a game, even if a spot in next season's Champions League had probably already escaped the club. Ed & Wayne review an error-strewn performance in London, try and set the game in a wider context and look forward - if that's the right word - to United vs. Liverpool on...
Published 04/05/24
#715 | United left Brentford with a point, probably should have taken all three after scoring late, but deserved absolutely nothing after another abject performance. Almost two years on from United's drubbing at the same ground has the team and Ten Hag progressed at all? Ed & Dan discuss a game that brought everybody back down to earth and then look ahead to Chelsea on Thursday night.  00:00 Introduction and Dinner Conversation 01:00 Daniel's Car Troubles 09:00 Passion and Desire 13:00...
Published 04/01/24
#714 | It was international week, with some pointless friendlies, some important qualifies and lots of curious fixtures around the world. England's games were not the pick of the bunch, but Kobbie Mainoo stood out on his international debut. Ed & Tom look back on Mainoo's impressive start to his international career and then ahead to Brentford at the weekend. 00:00 International Football and Qualifiers 03:00 Kobbie Mainoo's England Performance 07:00 Potential Weaknesses and Hype 14:00...
Published 03/28/24
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the NQAT Backers' Tactics Podcast. This episode is presented on the main feed as a preview of what our patrons can expect. Our supporters at www.patreon.com/NQATpod are treated to an exclusive weekly show that delves into a pertinent issue of the week. We are delighted to introduce a weekly Tactics Podcast to our offering. Each Monday, for 20-30 minutes, we will explore the tactical strategies employed by United in their recent matches, featuring guest host...
Published 03/25/24
#713 | Sir Jim joined the Gereint Thomas Cycling Club podcast to talk about his sporting philosophy and journey in sailing, cycling, F1 and football. Is offered yet more detail on his plans for Manchester United. Ed & Wayne analyse the interview, still basking in the glow of Sunday's victory over Liverpool. For backers we think about what a 'club style' might mean for United. 00:00 Celebrating the Historic Victory Over Liverpool 06:00 The Comfort and Clarity of Jim Ratcliffe 16:00 The...
Published 03/22/24
#712 This is football. United win it in extra time and book a place in the FA Cup Semi Final. Some heroic performances and a lot spirit take the reds through. Ed & Dan revel in a magical afternoon at Old Trafford. 00:00 Introduction and Game Recap 01:00 Tactics and Heart of the Players 06:00 Klopp's Interview and Personalities 08:00 McTominay's Performance 11:00 Wan Bissaka and Kobi Mainoo's Contributions 13:00 Champions League Qualification 23:00 Anthony's Performance 26:00 The Chaos and...
Published 03/17/24
#711 United have a midweek off so the back pages are full of speculation about potential departures this summer, including stories on Antony, Jadon Sancho, and Mason Greenwood. Meanwhile, Mason Mount looks set to return to the squad after a lengthy absence. Ed & Tom digest all the latest news. Then there's controversy surround Jamie Carragher and Mark Goldbridge, two divisive media characters. Finally, a look ahead to Liverpool in the FA Cup. 00:00 Introduction 03:00 United's Finances and...
Published 03/14/24
#710 United beat Everton at Old Trafford to (just about) stay in the hunt for a Champions League place following two penalties from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford. This was far from a vintage performance from United, who once again let a poor quality opposition rack-up more than 20 shots. Ed & Dan look back on a much needed victory, talk about the Old Trafford regeneration taskforce, and look ahead to Liverpool in the Cup. For backers, we look at the title race. 00:00...
Published 03/11/24
#709 No midweek match with something called the "Champions League" happening. Ed & Wayne have better things to discuss, including taking stock of where United are at a few days after the derby, looking at the upcoming operational changes at the club, and talking about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's interview with Gary Neville, Roy Keane et al on The Overlap. There's also a game against Everton to preview. 00:00 Introduction 01:00 Football Shirts 09:00 Post City Reflections 23:00 Nostalgia for Ole...
Published 03/07/24
#708 Expected defeat in the derby, but at least United made a fist of it for an hour. Then came City's goal, Ten Hag's weird substitutions and some questionable refereeing. Ed & Dan digest an 11th Premier League defeat of the season - one that leaves the club 11 points off certain qualification for the Champions League. For Patreon backers: Marcus Rashford, his article in the Players Tribune and the pile on. 0 Introduction and Personal Updates 1 Daniel's Experience at Forest Game with his...
Published 03/03/24
#707 United beat Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup with a late headed goal. Could it be the strike that saves Erik ten Hag's job? Perhaps if United make it all the way to the Cup final. Ed & Wayne digest the game and then look forward to City at the weekend. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing exclusive bonus episodes, check out our Patreon page.  No Question About That is available on YouTube, Apple, Spotify, Amazon and all podcast apps. Hit that subscribe button,...
Published 02/29/24
#706 United lose at home to Fulham and despite many lows this season, this was one of the most dispiriting defeats. Has Erik ten Hag learned nothing from 15 defeats in all competitions this season? And with Ten Hag asking people to look at the big picture, does the Dutchman realise United's future may not include him should the season end without trophies and Champions League football. Ed & Dan ask the questions and then look ahead to Forest in the Cup. If you are interested in...
Published 02/25/24
#705 Sir Jim Ratcliffe's partial takeover of Manchester United is complete, with the INEOS founder having secured just over 27% of the club. Ed & Tom talk about the new dawn at United, Ratcliffe's rapid moves to improve football operations and plans for Old Trafford's development. Then there's the weekend game against Fulham to preview. For backers, we look at Marcus Rashford's future, with a move to PSG being touted in the press. If you are interested in supporting the show and...
Published 02/22/24
#704 Victory over Luton followed a now familiar pattern, with Erik ten Hag's side unable to produce a controlled performance despite scoring twice in the opening minutes. Rasmus Hojlund's double gave United the best possible start, but slowly Luton got back into the game and came close to pulling off an unlikely draw. Ed & Dan dig into another curious performance. Then there's further movement in the backroom, with reports that United are looking to hire both Dan Ashworth and Jason Wilcox...
Published 02/19/24
#703 United score late to beat Aston Villa at Villa Park. It was no vintage performance from Ten Hag's team, but once again Scott McTominay scored a crucial goal. With United now just six points off the Champions League places, are Ten Hag's team coming into some form at just the right time? Ed & Dan discuss victory in Birmingham and then look forward to next weekend's game against Luton. For backers, we go deep on Rasmus Hojlund, a player who is growing by the week. 00:00 United's recent...
Published 02/11/24
#702 No midweek game, but plenty to talk about as usual at Manchester United. Commemorations took place this week to mark the anniversary of the Munich crash, with partial new owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe in attendance for the first time. There's a report that the new INEOS team is looking at paths to redevelop or rebuild Old Trafford. And finally there's a game against Aston Villa at the weekend. With Ed & Wayne. 00:00 Introduction 03:02 Munich Commemorations 10:22 INEOS Ownership and Stadium...
Published 02/08/24
#701. United secure a comfortable victory over David Moyes' West Ham at Old Trafford. Is this finally the turning point? Two goals from Alejandro Garnacho and another from Rasmus Hojlund set United up for a crucial three points. But will Lisandro Martinez injury cast a shadow over a decent performance? Ed & Dan discuss all the fallout. For backers, we talk about the players most likely to leave the club this summer. 00:00 Introduction and David Moyes' Record 01:02 Manchester United's...
Published 02/04/24
#700. It's normally the worst game of the season, but somehow United v Wolves turned into a barnstormer, with Kobbie Mainoo enforcing his growing reputation as one of the finest young players in the country. Ed & Tom review a chaotic fixture, praise Mainoo, and ask whether Erik ten Hag's team has finally turned a corner. Then there's a review of the transfer window and a preview of United's weekend game against West Ham at Old Trafford. 00:00 United 4, Wolves 3: A Surprising Game 00:50...
Published 02/02/24
#699. United beat Newport in the FA Cup, but there was little satisfaction to take away from the game after Ten Hag's side gave up a two goal lead. With almost his full-strength side out, why isn't it better than this? Ed & Dan discuss. Then there's a preview of Wolves on Thursday night. For backers, we look back on Jurgen Klopp's legacy at Liverpool. 00:00 Introduction 00:41 Discussion of United v Newport 03:04 Analysis of Manchester United's Performance 05:22 Concerns about Marcus...
Published 01/28/24