Former St Pat's midfielder Conan Byrne, The Independent chief football writer Miguel Delaney and The42.ie soccer journalist David Sneyd join Raf Diallo and James McMahon on this week's RTÉ Soccer Podcast.

St Pat's, Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers' midweek travails in the Europa League and Conference League, plus the knock-on fixture disruption for Shelbourne in particular, are discussed as well as previewing their second legs against CSKA Sofia, KF Shkupi and Viking FK respectively.

The weekend's domestic action is also talked about including Bohemians' signing of Jonathan Afolabi and a crucial win for Finn Harps.

In the Premier League, the performances of Gavin Bazunu, Nathan Collins and Shane Duffy are reviewed, while Miguel and David also talk in-depth about Manchester City striker Erling Haaland who delivered a brace on his league debut, the new-look forward line at Liverpool and Manchester United's disappointing start to the new season.

The EPL's future and the impact on European football is also debated, while Jason Knight's status at Derby and Jamie McGrath's loan move to Dundee United are discussed.

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