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Are You Not Entertained?

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Honest, amusing but above all, authentic, Roger Mitchell, Grant Williams and Giles Morgan invite guests from all corners of the sport, music and entertainment worlds to join them and discuss how the game has changed, where it might be headed and what that means for the people who matter the most; the fans

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Honest, amusing but above all, authentic, Roger Mitchell, Grant Williams and Giles Morgan invite guests from all corners of the sport, music and entertainment worlds to join them and discuss how the game has changed, where it might be headed and what that means for the people who matter the most; the fans

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Caroline Rowland

By Dippysmom - Feb 13 2020
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This was not only entertaining but massively informative content! Bravo Caroline thank you for eloquently demystify sport!

Two Thumbs Up!

By Jaime Nester - Apr 06 2019
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I can’t say enough about the authenticity and the quality of insight that Roger, Grant, and their guests bring to the world of sport on this podcast. Roger’s unique experience in the industry coupled with Grant’s superb interviewing skills and breadth of knowledge are next to none. I highly recommended that you add to your subscribed podcast list this whether you are a serious enthusiast or casual sport follower. Your time will be well-spent with these gents in your earbuds.

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8 Ratings
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Caroline Rowland

By Dippysmom - Feb 13 2020
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This was not only entertaining but massively informative content! Bravo Caroline thank you for eloquently demystify sport!

Two Thumbs Up!

By Jaime Nester - Apr 06 2019
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I can’t say enough about the authenticity and the quality of insight that Roger, Grant, and their guests bring to the world of sport on this podcast. Roger’s unique experience in the industry coupled with Grant’s superb interviewing skills and breadth of knowledge are next to none. I highly recommended that you add to your subscribed podcast list this whether you are a serious enthusiast or casual sport follower. Your time will be well-spent with these gents in your earbuds.
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Are You Not Entertained?

Latest release on Nov 24, 2020

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Honest, amusing but above all, authentic, Roger Mitchell, Grant Williams and Giles Morgan invite guests from all corners of the sport, music and entertainment worlds to join them and discuss how the game has changed, where it might be headed and what that means for the people who matter the most; the fans

Rank #1: AYNE 011 - James Davies Yandle - Guest Host Mike Meehall Wood - 27 January 2019

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Roger is joined by guest host Mike Meehall Wood, whilst Grant takes a well earned rest. Special guest interview with James Davies Yandle. Today’s podcast talks extensively about: sledging and homophobia, Scottish football culture and the ongoing pull of losing but authentic teams, the importance of real football people to mentor young kids (Eric Harrison!), the role of academies and undue pressures placed on children, working with Fabio Cannavaro, the traits of good and bad coaches, nature v nurture, when playing with Garcia make you realise the reality, is pro sport now curtailing the full university education route in sports (?), growing pains in professional rugby, emerging markets changing sport on and off the field, playing in other countries like NFL/NBA, the potential of Newcastle United and how big finance looks at it, hockey OTT mycujjoo, and finally what could be the best way to market niche sports.

Feb 17 2019

2hr 7mins

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Rank #2: AYNE 233 - Eddie Pepperell

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This week the boys welcome back golfer, bon vivant and all-round good guy Eddie Pepperell to the podcast. The conversation covers the proposed "Premier League", Patrick Reed’s archaeological digs, how golfers entertain themselves under quarantine, and Eddies new podcast- "The Pepper Pod". We also find out why Eddie would choose to be locked down with Bryson DeChambeau and an uncanny impression of Mrs. Doubtfire.

Mar 26 2020

1hr 18mins

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Rank #3: AYNE 009 - Colin O'Donnell - 7 January 2019

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Grant and Roger return for 2019, sampling the crazily in-depth knowledge of die hard Gooner Colin O’Donnell. Asking if Wenger was really a bluff in debt to Graham. Charlie, Chipper and Fever Pitch, Arsenal TV and new stadia. Is Gerrard more of a winner than Rodgers. Oh and some Irish golf and rugby to top off what was truly a one of a kind interview.

Jan 09 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #4: AYNE 015 - Goal/Own Goal - 15 March 2019

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Grant and Roger discuss charming the ladies at baseball, English clubs doing the business in Europe, fan invasions and paying the price, bribing sports directors to get into Uni, and the magnificent chaos of Italian football. 

Mar 17 2019

42mins

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Rank #5: AYNE 215 - Joe Markowski

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The lads have a Christmas chat with one of sport’s true disruptors from the new generation: Joe Markowski of Dazn. Discussing the lessons of working cross culture in sport in Japan, Europe and the States. The importance of making the most of your “break” and finding yourself with great mentors. Debating fiercely, at 30, the future of boxing with top guys like Skipper and Gleasure. Great insight into how Dazn was conceived and executed, and how it approaches new markets. And why it’s model is unique, especially in attracting young viewers. Obvious mentions of “frenemies” like Snapchat, FB, TikTok. The sports rights market will not be the same after Dazn. This podcast perhaps helps explain why. Superb. 

Jan 02 2020

1hr 11mins

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Rank #6: AYNE 022 - Chris Cairns - 29 April 2019

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Grant and Roger welcome world class, and very erudite, cricketer Chris Cairns for a very honest conversation. Discussing being the son of a great sportsman; the future of New Zealand sport; Allblacks and CVC; what takes a sportsperson to elite level; inside stories of great all rounders; Miller and the Don; Christchurch and the role of sports; matchfixing; and the future of sport content and rendered virtual worlds.

May 05 2019

1hr 37mins

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Rank #7: AYNE 016 - Richard Gillis - 18 March 2019

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Roger and Grant host a very special guest in Richard Gillis. Journalist, author (The Captain Myth) and all round thought leader in sport. Astonishing insight on PE investors, leadership, sport polarisation, sporting myths, and authentic punditry (like Benaud). Also discussing Grant’s medal partner Eddy Pepperell, epic rugby comebacks, and f1 sports documentaries. One of our best episodes. So much in here. 

Mar 24 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: AYNE 023 - Goal/Own Goal - 10 May 2019

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Grant and Roger give us their own personal views on an amazing week for football both on and off the pitch. From their own inimitable perspective. No punches pulled. No sacred cows.

May 10 2019

52mins

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Rank #9: AYNE 007 - Giles Morgan Part 2 - 04 December 2018

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Grant and Roger are totally absorbed by the storytelling talent of Giles Morgan as he recounts the culture and glory of Welsh rugby, great commentators, taking on Beefy as a schoolboy, Björn Borg setting tennis alight, and different formats in golf. Oh and we get into all the very big issues in the industry. Engagement, authenticity, and the keeping the “magic of emotion”. Sporttech and learning. DONT NOT MISS THIS, TRUST ME!

Dec 16 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: AYNE 212 - John Hopkins

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The lads are joined by the legendary golf author John Hopkins, to discuss golfing heroes, the beauty and the codes of great sports writing, and a million anecdotes from inside the ropes. Wonderful listening from a true craftsman. In the margins: a very honest discussion around the resignation of the CEO of English football and some chat around sports films like Ford v Ferrari. 

Dec 05 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #11: AYNE 020 - Matt Rogan - 16 April 2019

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Matt Rogan, son of sporting parents; a reluctant wing back wanting to be Nevin; standing in the Shed; loving the lonely mental battle of tennis and golf; the attraction of the David Speedies in life; leadership culture in sport, Adrian Moorhouse, and building a great company vision; challenging governing bodies to grow and get better; sport, following music, a deep dive on modern data driven sports marketing; selling your company when the right time comes; a different view on Tiger’s redemption; the history of the U.K. in the Olympics; coaching kids in 2019; Jammed packed episode for all sport lovers. 

Apr 21 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #12: AYNE 228 - Goal/Own Goal

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The boys talks about coronavirus and sport, and where the dominoes will fall. The unfairness of gender fluid sports, and drugs cheaters revisited. Adam Levine and Sharapova. Magnificent sports rage cursing from Jim McLean to F1. The usurping of the BDO and disruption lessons from the Hearns family. Boxing costumes and denim fashion disasters. And Rocky revisited with ice hockey goaltenders.

Mar 05 2020

42mins

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Rank #13: AYNE - Marcelo Bielsa tribute

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Roger revisits the 4th December 2018 podcast discussion on the authenticity of The Argentinian, Marcelo Bielsa, which seems very relevant after today’s extraordinary press conference. Will British coaching ever be the same?

Jan 16 2019

11mins

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Rank #14: AYNE 211 - Simon Hallett

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Simon Hallett, the new owner of a Plymouth Argyle talks about running a community club on 2019, attracting new audiences, player strategies, and “no dickheads”; league politics, and media strategies. Is football like running an investment firm?

Obviously discussing mourinho, Bale, sex before games, and Magic Johnson.

Nov 28 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #15: AYNE 238 - The Groundsmen

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On this episode of The Groundsmen, Grant, Roger & Giles focus on what the future commercial landscape of sport will look like - and what rights-holders, media, investors and sponsors need to think about in the difficult  months that lie ahead. Not to be missed. 

Apr 30 2020

57mins

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Rank #16: AYNE 008 - The Christmas Episode - 21 December 2018

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Grant and Roger forensically dissect the Sunderland documentary and the inside persona of Martin Bain; calling “bullshit” on the media and their last chance saloon; models for top journos becoming their own brand; Charles Barkley and authentic dads; lamenting the end of Cup replays; the folly of caretaker managers; and private equity’s creeping control in sport. 

Dec 23 2018

46mins

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Rank #17: AYNE 010 - THE MEETING Part 1 - 14 January 2019

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Grant and Roger introduce the first session of the Meeting, an in-person discussion on the future of sport, and it’s related businesses, with top industry figures. In Part 1, extraordinary insight into the future of sponsorship and broadcasting, all from the perspective of the fan.

Jan 27 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #18: AYNE 234 - The Groundsmen

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The lads discuss how the dominoes will fall in the sport reset. Sport has globalised commercialised and polarised in the last generation. How will this unwind now? How should clubs and rights holders get ahead of this? And who will making huge mistakes?

Apr 02 2020

41mins

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Rank #19: AYNE 213 - Goal/Own Goal

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One of our most authentic chats. Roger and Grant discuss Mexican boxers, Dazn, the return of the Old Firm, Patrick Reid and bunkers, asking football to play politics and solve racism, and the simple pleasures of Craven Cottage with your dad. 

Dec 12 2019

58mins

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AYNE 314 - George Pyne

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This week on the Big Interview we discuss the industry with a real kingmaker and powerbroker, George Pyne of Bruin Sports Capital. How is he setting out his stall for intense change? Thanks to PumpJack Dataworks.

Nov 24 2020

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AYNE 313 - The Groundsmen

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The Groundsmen have a ROBUST conversation around why sports is special, compared to other entertainment content. Or is it? And how do you tell if you don’t know your fans behaviours? Existential stuff.

Nov 19 2020

1hr 2mins

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AYNE 312 - Goal/Own Goal

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Grant and Roger take their monthly journey to seek out the beauty and absurdities of sport. From the sublime to the ridiculous. Always with a chuckle!

Nov 12 2020

49mins

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AYNE 311 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Michael Vaughan (in association with Loch Lomond Whiskies)

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The Captain is joined this week by former England Cricket Captain - Michael Vaughan - the mastermind behind England's famous Ashes win in 2005.  A proud and devoted Sheffield Wednesday fan, on this show Michael shares his love of the FA Cup, golf and in particular, The Masters.

Nov 05 2020

39mins

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AYNE 310 - Al Guido

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Al Guido is a sports fan from Philly. His dog is called Rocky! He is now also one of the most powerful people in the industry, running the 49ers and Elevate Sports Ventures. He is an investor in Leeds United. In this episode he explains his passions and approach to sports. “Art and science”. A rare insight; from one of the top global sports podcasts around. Brought to you by Pumpjack Dataworks.

Oct 29 2020

1hr 5mins

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AYNE 309 - The Groundsmen

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The humble Groundsmen discuss the Inconvenient Truth that “normal has left the building for sport”. So what now? Laser sharp analysis from the lads on the rollers. DO NOT MISS.

Oct 22 2020

54mins

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AYNE 308 - Goal/Own Goal

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This week’s GoG looks at the increasingly jaw dropping events in sport, wherever you look. From the vicious hardball politics around football, to cycling doping, Nadal, unbelievable court cases, Wrexham and long-oarsmen, Wigan and liontamers, bull riding on an aircraft carriers. And much more. If you don’t laugh you’d cry.

Oct 15 2020

1hr 9mins

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AYNE 307 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Dame Laura Davies (in association with Loch Lomond Whiskies)

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Dame Laura Davies joins the Captain this week.  One of Great Britain’s most celebrated sportswomen - Laura was inducted into World Golf’s Hall of Fame in 2014 and is also an avid Liverpool Football Club fan.  She shares her own love of sports and who has inspired most on and off the course.

Oct 08 2020

37mins

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AYNE 306 - James Yandle

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The new owner of Ospreys Rugby, James Yandle, takes us inside the tent to tell us what he’s found and where he wants to take the club, together with CVC at Pro14. Very candid, very honest. This is the reality of where sport is in 2020.

In association with PumpJack Dataworks.

Oct 01 2020

1hr 9mins

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AYNE 305 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Tim Henman (in association with Loch Lomond Whiskies)

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Former British Tennis Player Tim Henman joins the Captain this week to share his love of sport - and wine.  A hugely talented amateur golfer and oenophile - this is an enjoyable chat with one of the driest wits in the U.K. sports industry.

Sep 24 2020

42mins

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AYNE 304 - The Groundsmen

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Join the Groundsmen discussing the imminent Armageddon in the sports industry. How bad is it going to be? Just follow the money, or lack of it!! A discussion not for the faint-hearted.

Sep 22 2020

49mins

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AYNE 303 - Goal/Own Goal

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Grant and Roger romp around the stories of recent days from the ridiculous to the sublime. #f1; #canelo; #foden; #greenwood; #nole and Serbia discrimination; #Yaha and sexy workers; the Cleveland Steamer; Amazon and rugby; #fulhamfc.

Sep 17 2020

1hr 6mins

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AYNE 302 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Andrew Cotter (in association with Loch Lomond Whiskies)

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After a four weeks shore leave, the Captain returns to his ship to welcome Andrew Cotter to the table.  A man who is simply the voice of BBC Sport - bringing wonderful commentary to Rugby, Golf, Olympics, Wimbledon and Athletics. This year, Andrew and his two labradors Olive & Mabel become social media sensations with their canine exploits. Their book is shortly to be published.   A fabulous chat about his own fan passions with one of sports unsung heroes.

Sep 10 2020

53mins

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AYNE 301 - Sir Martin Sorrell

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The lads kick off season 3 of The Interview with Sir Martin Sorrell who, for over 40 years,  through IMG to S4 via WPP, has been the global  preeminent player in our industry. He discusses his future vision for sport. In association with PumpJack Dataworks.

Sep 03 2020

1hr 4mins

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AYNE 260 - The Groundsmen

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The Groundsmen discuss the Perfect Storm in sport. From how the social platforms are preparing for the green shoots, to how the money guys are smelling the opportunity. Featuring a brutally honest and personal assessment of sponsorship past and present from Giles "THE CAPTAIN" Morgan.

Aug 27 2020

55mins

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AYNE 259 - Goal/Own Goal

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Grant and Roger gets their teeth into the comical and tragic of a week in sport. Barca, F1, Iggy Pop, golf etiquette, content cock-ups, The Mets, failing at Roma, and Ronnie!

Aug 20 2020

1hr 2mins

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AYNE 258 - Goal/Own Goal (with special guest Hugh Hendry)

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AYNE has managed to attract some top top guests. In today’s GOG episode we host hedge fund legend Hugh Hendry. An “eclectic” conversation that inevitably followed no order or structure. Enjoy the mind of a working class maverick and macro rockstar.

Aug 13 2020

1hr 19mins

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AYNE 257 - Kelvin MacKenzie

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The lads have an intimate relaxed chat with one of the key personalities of the last 30 years in sport and media. From the shambles of the EFL, charlatan owners, selfish players, Arabs and Newcastle to the role of The Murdoch dynasty in financing the world of sport for over a generation. Be a fly on the wall to a rare conversation with Kelvin MacKenzie.

Aug 06 2020

1hr 11mins

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AYNE 256 - THE CAPTAINS TABLE - Tommy Fleetwood (in association with Loch Lomond Whiskies)

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This week Captain Giles Morgan is joined by 2018 Ryder Cup superstar Tommy Fleetwood.  One of the most successful English golfers in recent years, Tommy shares his love of Everton Football Club, his all-time 3 course dinner and who his idols were growing up.

Jul 30 2020

33mins

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AYNE 255 - The Groundsmen

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The Groundsmen take on UEFA, Ferrari, sports’ profitability post ManCity, Tilsley’s whinge, athlete content overload, the GymShark valuation and the lure of “cool”.

Jul 23 2020

1hr

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iTunes Ratings

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Caroline Rowland

By Dippysmom - Feb 13 2020
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This was not only entertaining but massively informative content! Bravo Caroline thank you for eloquently demystify sport!

Two Thumbs Up!

By Jaime Nester - Apr 06 2019
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I can’t say enough about the authenticity and the quality of insight that Roger, Grant, and their guests bring to the world of sport on this podcast. Roger’s unique experience in the industry coupled with Grant’s superb interviewing skills and breadth of knowledge are next to none. I highly recommended that you add to your subscribed podcast list this whether you are a serious enthusiast or casual sport follower. Your time will be well-spent with these gents in your earbuds.