Football Weekly Extra: Manchester United and West Ham’s Cup calamities

On today's Football Weekly Extra, James Richardson has John Ashdown, Paul MacInnes and Iain Macintosh in the pod to reflect on two miserable Capital One Cup semi-final performances by West Ham and Manchester United, beaten 6-0 by Manchester City and 2 -1 by Sunderland, respectively. The manner of both defeats, coming hot on the heels of the teams' FA Cup exits, means these are dark days for Sam Allardyce and David Moyes.

Still, at least they have the Premier League to look forward to. Or not. United host Swansea again, while the Hammers travel to Cardiff for a must-win game that they may well won't. Meanwhile, City and Chelsea both have the chance to go top, with Arsenal – minus Theo Walcott – not in action until Monday.

Also in today's show, we discuss Thomas Hitzlsperger's announcement that he's gay and Fifa's totally unsurprising decision to move the Qatar World Cup from summer to winter, and we even have time to squeeze in a word or two from Sid Lowe.

Have a listen, and tell us what you think about all the football, film theory and assorted nonsense we managed to cram into this bumper 57-minute edition in the comments below.

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