The Football Round Up – Frank Lampard sacked, the Betfred Cup semi-finals and plenty of transfers

Jack Donnelly is joined by Struan Garvie, Jamie Mcintosh and Graeme Sinclair for another look at the biggest talking points from the weekend in football, analysing and discussing the most important stories from Scotland, England and the wider world of football.

In this week’s Big Question, the team takes inspiration from the announcement that many teams around the world would be partnering with Fortnite and discuss which other football/video game crossovers they’d most like to see – there’s shouts for Mario Kart, Overwatch and Street Fighter bringing footballers into their rosters.

The usual running order was shaken up on this episode, as the breaking news of Frank Lampard’s dismissal from Chelsea was the initial focus of the show. The boys discuss why things went wrong for Lampard, whether or not he deserved more time and what the club legend could go on to do now.

In Chewin’ the Football, the boys dissect both Betfred Cup finals, chatting about Jack Ross’ pressure-laden job, the good-feeling story that David Martindale has created at Livingston and who we believe will go on to lift the trophy at the end of February. They also mention Rangers’ 5-0 win over Ross County and Raith Rovers upping the ante in the Championship title race.

In a hopeful attempt to ensure this episode didn’t reach 70 minutes, the panel mashed English Entertainment together with Last Ditch Challenge, referencing Manchester United’s win over Liverpool in the FA Cup, Scott Wright’s pre-contract agreement with Rangers and Arsenal finding a Mesut Özil replacement – after not playing the German for months.

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