Football Weekly Extra: Swansea sack Michael Laudrup ahead of South Wales derby by Guardian Football Weekly published on 2014-02-06T16:54:22Z On today's <strong>Football Weekly Extra</strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/acjimbo">AC Jimbo</a></strong> is joined by <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/bglendenning">Barry Glendenning</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/iainmacintosh">Iain Macintosh </a></strong>and <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/paul_doyle">Paul Doyle</a></strong> to look ahead to a cracking weekend in the Premier League. We start with the South Wales derby, where Cardiff are looking to complete the double over the near-neighbours Swansea, <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/feb/06/michael-laudrup-seeks-legal-advice-swansea-sacking">who've only gone and sacked their manager Michael Laudrup</a> in the build up! That sacking knocked <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/feb/04/joe-kinnear-newcastle-rants-resignations-signings">Joe Kinnear's departure from Newcastle </a>off the backpages. Can the Magpies bounce back from the loss of their talismanic director of football and recover to overcome <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/feb/04/jose-mourinho-chelsea-manchester-city-tactics">a Chelsea side that proved Manchester City are anything but unbeatable</a>. After balking at <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/feb/06/david-beckham-mls-team-miami-stadium-problems">David Beckham's decision to own an MLS franchise in Miaimi</a>, we turn our attention to Europe, not least the Eredivisie, which, as our friend <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/jongsmajongsma">Michiel Jongsma</a></strong> tells us, is <a href="http://espnfc.com/tables/_/league/ned.1/dutch-eredivisie?cc=5739">home to the tightest title race in Europe</a>. <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/philippeauclair">Philippe Auclair</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/zonal_marking">Michael Cox</a></strong> are with us on Monday, and if you can't wait that long, check out <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/series/james-richardson-european-newspaper-review">Jimbo's paper review </a>on Friday, and be sure to sign up to our brand new <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/series/world-cup-fiver">World Cup Fiver email</a>.