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Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Dan Sheldon to take you inside the extraordinary meeting that saw Premier League clubs vote to block potential Newcastle United sponsorship deals. Sports Lawyer Daniel Geey will also be with us to discuss the various legal ramifications, the wider context as to how it got to this point and what could come next. Matt Slater is away this week but we'll also discuss his piece on the battle to show the Premier League in the US, The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas - who co-wrote the piece - joins us from Atlanta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mut At Night- The Patriots of the present are not the Patriots of the past, and that was shown in Sunday's 35-29 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Rob Bradford and Steve Perrault of the Live BP Baseball Show join to preview Game 3 of the ALCS. Patriots Captain Matt Slater joins the show for Patriots Monday, See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Athletic's Matt Slater visits Championship club Queens Park Rangers to speak to club legend Les Ferdinand who is now director of football at the club & Ruben Gnanalingam, QPR vice-chairman to discuss the club's plans to offer their fans the chance to invest in the club's future both on & off the pitch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Athletic's Matt Slater & George Caulkin react to the takeover of Newcastle United by The Saudi Arabia-financed consortium. Then Mark Chapman & Matt Slater speak to Nasib Piriyev, the man who is the head of a consortium trying to buy Premier League club West Ham. And The Athletic's Joey D'Urso joins us for an exclusive update on a story he has been leading on - The collapse of Football Index. We hear from two people who have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Matt Slater to explain why UEFA are locked in a legal battle with Barcelona Real Madrid & Juventus as the Super League fallout continues. Dr Katarina Pijetlovic an expert on breakaway leagues. Sports law specialist helps us dig a little deeper & outlines why things played out the way they did and what could happen next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman & Matt Slater are joined by football administrator Paul Appleton & business economist Mark Gregory to explain what happens when clubs like Derby County enter administration, how clubs try to survive & how English football can break the cycle of its professional clubs getting into severe financial difficulties in the first place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater are joined by Maheta Molango, the new chief executive of the union that represents professional footballers in England - the PFA. In a wide raging discussion - on topics such as racism, dementia, & the two-year World Cup plan - Maheta shares his vision for leading an organisation, that has faced a series of challenges both on and off the pitch and within the PFA itself under the tenure of the previous CEO Gordon Taylor. After visiting dressing rooms of Premier League clubs and beyond, Maheta tells us what the players in his union view as the most issues he should address. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater are joined by Barry Hearn, a man who is a legend in the business of sport, to share what he has learnt in a 40 year career promoting a range of sports including football, boxing, snooker & darts. In a wide-ranging discussion, Hearn compares the running of football clubs to other industries. He also spoke about the pros and cons of gambling sponsorship and how boxing much embrace the evolving new audience that has been attracted to the sport by the likes of social media star Jake Paul & KSI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater follow the money spent during one of most interesting transfer windows in years. To help them make sense of the numbers - over £1 billion in the Premier League - they are joined by Tim Bridge, a director in Deloitte's Sports Business Group. We are then joined by someone whose job it is to make the deals happen - football agent Erkut Sögüt, whose clients include Mesut Ozil. Erkut explains what it has been like to work in this window and why the importance details in player contracts have come into stark focus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slater take a trip north of the border as they are joined by Hibs owner Ron Gordon, who has a fascinating story. Arriving in Edinburgh via a life that started in Peru, passed through Laos with the CIA, before becoming a successful media entrepreneur in the US, he joins us with insight into why he bought the club, the challenges of trying to compete with Celtic and Rangers and his thoughts on the growth potential for Scottish football as a whole. We're also joined by the Rochdale chairman Simon Gauge after a tumultuous few months that has seen the club trying to fend off a hostile takeover by two businessmen, but with the takeover having fallen apart we get an update into exactly what went on and have a wider discussion about the threats many EFL clubs face from potential new owners and the challenges the EFL has in trying to adequately assess the suitability of anyone wanting to buy a football club. And staying with the subject of ownership wrangles, Swindon Town have also been the subjected of a protracted row over who owns the club so we speak to newly appointed CEO Rob Angus for the latest and get some insight into what it's like to go from working in banking to all of a sudden being charged with running a League Two football club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hour 1- After a shaky Red Sox win Brian Barrett has to take his shots at the team for barely squeaking it out. McDaniels and Belichick discussed the starting quarterback competition, has the door been left ajar? Matt Slater joins Brian Barrett to discuss how the team looks through training camp and what the quarterback battle thus far. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Matt Slater joins Brian Barrett to discuss how the team looks through training camp and what the quarterback battle thus far. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this week's Business of Sport, Mark Chapman & Matt Slater are joined by Michael Kalt, who was part of the investment group that transformed the Tampa Bay Rays from one of baseball's worst teams to one of the best and now leads consortiums investing in football across Europe. As well as comparing financial strategies in US & European sport, Kalt discusses how U.S. investors have been seeking out bargains in football, drawn by the game's ever-increasing global reach and lower valuations. Then , Matt Slater is in conversation with Ipswich Town's American co-owner Brett Johnson & CEO Mark Ashton to hear about their plans for the club following the US backed takeover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater bring an Olympic theme to the Business of Sport and ask what is the value of chasing gold medals - £25 billion according to UK Sport - from a commercial social & political perspective. Guests include UK Sport CEO Sally Munday, Sport England's director of sport Phil Smith and British Cycling director Danielle Every to talk funding, the link between medals & participation, how sports make investment decisions, the value of the sports sector, bidding for major events & working under the huge shadow football casts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why are we talking about the 2030 World Cup now? We just had the Euros, we're in the middle of the Olympics and a few weeks ago Matt Slater of The Athletic reported that Saudi Arabia were exploring a bid with Italy to host the World Cup in 2030. Today we ask, who should host the 2030 World Cup? Guest: David Gass (@empiregass) is a freelance broadcaster who is a regular contributor to Extra Time Radio and A Football Podcast. He also regularly commentates on MLS, college soccer, and elsewhere. Follow Us: @FT_Podcast_ www.FootballTodayPodcast.com Music: The music for this episode was provided under the Creative Commons license by Blue Dot Sessions. ‘Great Great Lengths' by Blue Dot Sessions ‘Peacetime' by Blue Dot Sessions
Dan Bardell is joined by The Athletic's Matt Slater & Oli Kay discuss the horrendous scenes at Wembley stadium ahead of the EURO 2020 final that saw fans clash with stewards and police as they attempted to break through gates for Sunday's historic sporting occasion. As Uefa open disciplinary proceedings into security breaches & Chair of DCMS select committee, Julian Knight MP, writes to FA demanding answers could this scupper England's chances of hosting the World Cup in 2030? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joe Molloy is joined by Matt Slater of The Athletic to talk about the sorry state of affairs that happened in Wembley on Sunday, ESPN's Gabriele Marcotti then joins him to talk Italy, followed by Marcela Mora Y Araujo to explain just why Messi's Copa success with Argentina means so much! @PaddyPower | #SaveOurGame
SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly is joined again by Matt Slater, football news reporter at The Athletic, to look back on the opening days of the men's Uefa European Championship. They discuss the handling of Christian Eriksen's shocking collapse during Denmark's game against Finland, reflecting on crucial advances in medical protection for players but asking whether Uefa and the media will review their protocols after the tournament. They also consider the UK government's stance on the booing of England players' anti-racist gesture of taking a knee, and share some wider reflections on the competition so far. Then (36.22), TJ Iaciofano, head of growth and strategy consulting at Infront X, lays out some of the key trends for rights holders to look out for in developing digital products for fans. He explains how the delivery of fan experiences is changing – both for live content and, as supporters return to venues, for live events – and how to assess your own priorities and match that to design. Music: Surf Inspector by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4447-surf-inspector License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Rev. Matt Slater | 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 | Appearances can be deceiving. Even if we've heard that, we can easily fall into the trap of judging our situations with what we know. But as we continue our series The Battle Belongs, we will discover God knows far more than us and we must trust his ways as we live for him.
Rev. Matt Slater | 1 Samuel 8:4-20 | Comparison can often lead us to living life in ways we might not be proud of. As we start a new series, The Battle Belongs, we find out that God's people struggled with this same issue. We will discover the value of trusting Him in everything.
A bonus edition of the Business of Sport, The Athletic's Matt Slater with a boxing focus. as promoter Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing has agreed a five-year deal with streaming service DAZN to replace Sky Sports as their exclusive broadcast partner in the UK and Ireland. So coming up you’ll hear The Athletic’s Matt Slater in conversation with Eddie Hearn and also DAZN’s Co-CEO, James Rushton discussing the deal and some of the wider issues facing the business side of the sport of boxing.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater are joined by Tracey Crouch MP, who is leading the UK government's fan-led review of English football. Tracey outlines how the panel will work and its key objectives such as structures and regulation around ownership of football clubs from the elite level to the grassroots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater are joined by Lars-Christer Olsson, former UEFA CEO who shares his thoughts on the shifting landscape of European football and what he thinks could happen to the clubs still holding on to the Super League plans. And we’ll also look at European basketball, another sport with a closed-shop proposal led by elite clubs - Tomas Van Den Spiegel, President of the Union of European Basketball Leagues joins the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater are joined by Kyle Krause, US owner of Italian top flight side Parma Calcio 1913. A hugely successful billionaire businessman, Kyle explains what drew him to Italy as well as the importance he places on going to games and communicating with the fans in the city of Parma. Kyle also shares his thoughts on the proposed European Super League, the negative stereotypes of US owners of football clubs and the business opportunities he sees in Italian football compared with other leagues on the continent. Matt also gets the very latest on Kyle's vineyards! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater examine the state of the TV rights market in English football as news emerged that the English Premier League has held talks to roll over its existing £5bn broadcast deal instead of holding an auction as usual. They are joined by Shaun Harvey, former CEO of the English Football League & Paolo Pescatore - a Tech, Media & Telco Analyst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater are joined by former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon to get his perspective on the how the Super League proposal was handled by his successor Florentino Perez and to get his unique insight on how to lead an iconic football super power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kevin and Kieran delve deep into the shambolic launch and swift demise of the European Super League, including why the clubs involved signed up, which ones would have been the big winners, and what the consequences might be now it's collapsed. They also get the view from The Athletic's football news reporter, Matt Slater.Follow Kevin on Twitter - @kevinhunterdayFollow Kieran on Twitter - @KieranMaguireSupport The Price of Football on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/priceoffootballCheck out the Price of Football merchandise store:https://the-price-of-football.backstreetmerch.com/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/priceoffootball. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater to digest one of the most dramatic week’s in football history as plans for a breakaway Super League collapse and why the clubs involved might get what they want from UEFA anyway. They are joined by Peter Kenyon former Chief Executive of both Manchester United & Chelsea - two clubs that were part of the Super League plot - who shares his thoughts on the Glazers, Roman Abramovich and updates on the takeover of Newcastle United. Also on the pod, Keith Wyness, former chief executive at Everton & Aston Villa to shares his thoughts on what comes next and how the Premier League clubs not involved in the breakaway might react. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Back in March, the Confederation of African Football had just elected a new president, Patrice Motsepe. Given Motsepe was Gianni Infantino’s candidate, it was inevitable that the President of FIFA would be there to celebrate his candidate’s win. Sure enough, a photo appeared on Twitter of Infantino with the CEO of Tanzanian club Simba SC, Barbara Gonzalez. But it was the words of the tweet that caused the stir: It was great catching up with FIFA President, Gianni Infantino on the sidelines of the CAF Elections 2021. The rollout of the African Super League with 20 permanent member clubs is underway. In this episode, we ask: is an African Super League realistic? And how would it impact African football? Guests: Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) is an African football expert who appears on Joy 99.7 FM and whose work can be found on the BBC, Al Jazeera, the Guardian, CNN, the Blizzard, the New York Times and elsewhere. Matt Slater (@mjshrimper) is a football news reporter at The Athletic. Support Us: https://www.patreon.com/FootballToday Follow Us: @FT_Podcast_ www.FootballTodayPodcast.com Music: The music for this episode was provided under the Creative Commons license by Blue Dot Sessions. Individual Tracks: Bask VX - LimoncelloUndying - Banana CreamSteely - Moon JuiceRelay 7 - Marble Run Stucco Blue - Orange CatNine Count - ReflectionsTeshi Line - Kokura Station Peacetime - TinyTiny Trio
Aaron Paul is joined by Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor and Newport County midfielder Joe Ledley to discuss the latest EFL news. The team look at the title race in League 2 and talk about whether Norwich can establish themselves as a Premier League side after their imminent promotion. Millwall forward Jed Wallace drops by to talk about his side’s push for a promotion place before The Athletic’s Matt Slater provides all the details on the takeover at Ipswich. Finally Barnsley’s on-loan striker Daryl Dike joins the podcast to explain quite why he swapped Orlando for South Yorkshire. TOPICS: 05:00: League 2 title race 09:30: Millwall with Jed Wallace 14:16: What shape are Norwich in to take on the Premier League again? 17:30: Ipswich’s takeover with Matt Slater 28:00: Barnsley with Daryl Dike 34:30 – Swansea’s Social Media Boycott
Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater are joined by Dr Tom Markham to explain how a football club is valued and how deals are negotiated between buyer and seller with our guest Dr Tom Markham - who is on the board of the group that has just bought EFL side Wigan Athletic. Analysing a raft of recent deals including the breaking news during recording of this week's pod that the pod that saw the completion of sales of both Ipswich and Derby County. Tom also reveals the club he thinks would be the toughest to buy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater to bring you the latest developments in the battle between UEFA and Europe’s top clubs over UEFA Champions League reform as proposals are thrown into doubt over a commercial rights disagreement. Ronan Evain, Executive Director of Football Supporters Europe joins the podcast to bring a fans point of view on the reforms and his fears for football as a spectacle . And we hear Matt’s interview with Damian Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of City Football Group India about their plans to grow their brand in the region following success on the field with Mumbai City - winners of the Indian Super League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slater discuss the landmark multi-million pound deal between the English Football Association and UK broadcasters to screen matches in the Women’s Super League. Special guests for the roundtable discussion are Kelly Simmons, Director of The Women’s Professional Game at the English Football Association & Bex Smith, Strategic Consultant at Copa 90 & CEO of Crux Sports a company that supports players through their careers. She is a former New Zealand international, who has captained her country at two World Cups and two Olympics. She later worked for Fifa, managing the Women's World Cups and hosts of The Players podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater look into reports that clubs in Belgium have voted in favour of merging with the Dutch Eredivisie. We speak to Alex Muzio chairman of Belgian sleeping giant Royale Union Saint-Gilloise who last week sealed a return to the top flight. And this week sees the return of The Cheltenham Festival, the highlight of the British jump racing calendar, behind closed and under pressure to deliver for an industry hit by lost revenues due and negative publicity - former Jockey Club CEO Simon Bazalgette joins us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joe & Seb dissect some the drama, irony and ecstasy from the midweek Champions League action as poetic justice (and Pepe's forehead) saw Juventus eliminated by ten-man Porto... Seb caught up with The Athletic's Matt Slater for more on Agnelli's evil plans for UCL reform, plus, more VAR fury and what next for the returning Joan Laporta at Barcelona? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater speak to Joey D’Urso Investigations Writer covering football for The Athletic about the collapse of The Football Index the so called “football stock market” that has seen users portfolios crash to almost nothing.. And it’s football accounts season - Kieran Maguire from the Price of Football podcast joins us to run the numbers and pick out the talking points from the books of clubs including Manchester United. You can subscribe to The Athletic for a special price of £3.99 a month for 6 months. That’s 40% off the full price of a subscription You’ll enjoy great analysis and in-depth features from the very best football writers around, as well as ad free versions of all our podcasts. So go to theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to take advantage of this special 40% discount. That's theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aaron Paul is joined by Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor & Plymouth manager Ryan Lowe to discuss the latest news from the football league. It's all change at Ipswich after they replace Paul Lambert with Paul Cook. The League One side could also be on the verge of a takeover from American investors - we speak to The Athletic's Matt Slater who has an exclusive story on the potential board room change at Portman Road. We take a close look at the Reading full-back who appears destined for Champions League football with Bayern Munich. As Omar Richards looks set for a sensational move to the Bundesliga champions this summer, we speak to former Royals defender and now BBC Radio Berkshire pundit Aidy Willams who has been following the story closely. What is it about the 23-year old that's attracted the European giants? Norwich have taken a huge step towards the Premier League this week as they opened up a 10-point gap at the top of the Championship. Where managerial comings and goings are a regular occurrence these days, Aaron, Lyle and Ryan discuss why sticking with Daniel Farke has worked wonders for the Canaries. TOPICS: 01:38: Ryan and Lyle discuss the issue of fines in the dressing room. 07:15: Championship review + Norwich are heading back to the top flight, but can EFL owners learn from them sticking with their manager? 21:40: Matt Slater from the Athletic discusses the changes at Ipswich as Paul Cook is appointed manager and the club looks set for a takeover. 33:14: BBC Radio Berkshire's Aidy Williams gives us the latest on the remarkable story of Reading defender Omar Richards, who is on the verge joining Bayern Munich.
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater speak to Simon Hallett, owner of English League One side Plymouth Argyle football club and Chief Investment Officer at Harding Loevner, an investment boutique that manages more than $70 billion for individuals and institutions about how he finds the balances between running a football club like a business and a labour of love - as a life-long Plymouth fan. We hear about the business processes implemented in leading a football club at the intersection of economics, finance and psychology and data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater speak to Jacco Swart & Alberto Colombo, executives from European Super Leagues, the organisation that is working with the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga to lobby against the more radical proposals for European club competition reform. We hear about the conversations that are taking place to broker the ongoing power struggle between UEFA, European football's richest clubs and their domestic leagues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic is Football news reporter Matt Slater speak to Jonathan Walters, the former Premier League player who has applied to become the new CEO of the professional footballers union in England. They also speak to Andreas Krannich, from Sportradar, a company that works with sporting federations and leagues to fight the rise in match-fixing across a range of sports. The Champions League returns this week and there’s no better time to sign up for all our unrivalled coverage at The Athletic. Until February 25th, we’re offering new subscribers a half price annual subscription; that’s less than £1/week for an entire year. Just go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic is Football news reporter Matt Slater lead on the story that salary caps in League One and League Two have been scrapped following and appeal by the players' union. We speak to Nick De Marco the QC who successfully argued the case for the PFA and we also get reaction from Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt. And as free-to-air Test cricket returns to UK screens, we’ll discuss how successful the coverage will be in reaching a wider audience with TV Analyst Julian Aquilina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman & Matt Slater are joined by Paraag Marathe Vice Chairman of Premiers League side Leeds United & Executive Vice President of Football Operations at San Francisco 49ers. In a wide ranging interview, Paarag details plans for Elland Road, discussions with other American owners of Premier League clubs and how Leeds & the 49ers could work together in areas such as player contracts, recruitment, analytics and commercial dealings. We also hear Paraag's exciting vision for cricket in the States in his role as chairman of USA Cricket. Don’t forget right now you can subscribe to The Athletic for just £3.99 a month Enjoy great analysis and in-depth features from the very best football writers around, as well as ad-free versions of all of our podcasts. Just head to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slater assess the current state of football's financial landscape as the effects of the pandemic start to take a greater hold on the game. We speak to Deloitte's Tim Bridge after the firm published their annual money league this week with Barcelona sitting at the top on revenues of £627 million, but in the very same week we've seen headlines in Spain suggesting Barca are on the bring of bankruptcy. So how can a club that makes so much money be in so much debt? How badly have clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs felt the pinch as we approach a year without fans in stadiums? We're also joined by Roger Bell and John Purcell from football finance analysts Vysble to look at the bigger picture for football's uncertain financial future. What do the creeping levels of American investment in English football mean for the future of our game? Does it all just lead us back to the eternally looming prospect of a European super league? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slater are joined by two of football’s leading economic and legal minds - Daniel Geey and Stefan Szymanski - to help us ponder the question ‘should football scrap transfer fees?’ The current transfer window is moving quite slow, clubs are facing tougher financial challenges, so what if we just got rid of transfer fees and allowed players to move freely between employers like most people do in 'normal' jobs? Is the current system technically illegal, what would be the alternative system if we chose to replace transfer fees, and can we learn anything from looking at the closed model of trades and free agency in North American sports? All this and more considered as we try to get to the bottom of an issue that is fundamental to the game as we know it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Matt Slater to look at our exclusive story on the recent Burnley takeover. Their new owners have only put in £15 million up front and the rest is leveraged debt. What does this mean and should Burnley fans be concerned? Swansea City investor Jordan Gardener joins us to give us his considered view on the Burnley deal and context on the wider picture relating to increasing amounts of American capital investment in football. We also speak to Spencer Owen of Hashtag United (22:40) about the increasingly difficult situation in non-league football as it appears a second consecutive season is going to be cancelled and expunged from the record books. Spencer also gives us a fascinating insight into what it's like to have created a fully-fledged football club from scratch off the back of being a YouTube sensation and the club's ambitious vision for the future. Subscribe to The Athletic Right now you can enjoy the Athletic for just £3.99 per month as part of our January sale. Enjoy great analysis and in-depth features from the very best football writers around, as well as ad-free versions of all of our podcasts. Just go to theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Free agents are the focus of sensible transfers this time... Joe Seb and Alex chat about players that are nearing the end of their contracts - Wijnaldum, David Alaba and Lionel Messi are among those mentioned. Plus, the team speak to Matt Slater about how the Burnley takeover may not be what it seems, and Gregg Evans about Aston Villa’s dramatic upturn in Premier League form this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slater bring you an FA Cup special as they're joined by the CEO of Marine AFC, James Leary, ahead of their huge 3rd round tie against Tottenham on Sunday. It's a game that will see their players furloughed if they don't stay in the competition, it's a game that has changed the future of this 8th-tier club forever, and we speak to James to find out exactly what it is like to be running a non-league club part-time in the midst of a global pandemic and deal with the challenge of facing a Premier League team. Newport County are a club who know a thing or two about causing an FA Cup shock in recent seasons and ahead of their game against Brighton we are joined by chairman Gavin Foxall, a man who has a lot to say about the difficulties of the last year, his hope for the future and the importance of clubs to their communities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices