Emery changing embedded norms as Newcastle stop trying

Gab Marcotti, Alan Smith and George Caulkin tackle some of the tough issues in football this week, starting with the never-ending dispute between Newcastle fans and their owner, following some Wise words on Mike Ashley. What are fan expectations at football clubs and are they realistic?

Matthew Syed is in the studio to discuss his article on Unai Emery and the challenge in inheriting an Arsenal infrastructure dominated by Arsene Wenger.

And with several of England’s World Cup stars struggling for game time, we examine the ruthless nature of the Premier League, and ask why aren’t more young English players playing abroad?

Charlie Scott and Paddy von Behr provide their advice ahead of the fantasy football weekend. For free Fantasy Premier League tips from The Sweeper, visit thetimes.co.uk/fantasyfootball 

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