The Football Spin on another giant leap for Declan Rice, why he should play for Liverpool and the Marcelo Bielsa culture war
Declan Rice keeps getting better.
The West Ham player scored his first goal for the club in their 1-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday, but he also demonstrated that he is going to be a player many clubs will covet.
On The Football Spin, Paddy McKenna and Dion Fanning discuss Rice's progress. Dion explains why Rice should take Jordan Henderson's place, not for England, but for Liverpool and why this would be good news for Ireland.
Melissa Reddy talks about Liverpool's latest victory and why it mattered so much and also explains why Liverpool might not go for Rice just yet, but says he is being monitored by every top club in England. She also discusses Philippe Coutinho and why is time at Barcelona may not be up just yet.
There is also the Leeds United spying row. Frank Lampard and Derby County are upset but tactics aren't sacred, even if that won't stop English football becoming righteously indignant.
The FA Cup third round might be over but The Football Spin returns in time for Dion to give the competition one last kicking.
It's all part of The Football Spin.