Sound of Football Podcast 482 - Play the kids

With most Premier League clubs having in excess of 50 eligible U21 players to supplement their squads of 25, is their any excuse for them to cancel games because a few players are missing, for one reason or another? All 32 of this weekend's FA Cup ties went ahead, even with Covid infections at their highest and some squads weakened by losing players to the Africa Cup of Nations. Are the fans being cheated in other competitions, or does filling out the team with youth players diminish the product too far?

Also, this week, we take time to remember the life and work of investigative journalist Andrew Jennings, who died at the weekend at the age of 78, after a short illness.

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.

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