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The Price of Football

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University of Liverpool football finance lecturer Kieran Maguire and comedian Kevin Day follow the money to find out what’s really going on behind the scenes of the beautiful game. The Price of Football is a Dap Dip production. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/priceoffootball.

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University of Liverpool football finance lecturer Kieran Maguire and comedian Kevin Day follow the money to find out what’s really going on behind the scenes of the beautiful game. The Price of Football is a Dap Dip production. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/priceoffootball.

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Great Pod

By Chgofancubs - Feb 06 2020
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I enjoy this pod even as a lawyer... the Baron’s denigration of my profession notwithstanding.

Very informative

By MikeyFreedom - Jan 21 2020
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Thank you for the content from Los Angeles - QPR fan

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Great Pod

By Chgofancubs - Feb 06 2020
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I enjoy this pod even as a lawyer... the Baron’s denigration of my profession notwithstanding.

Very informative

By MikeyFreedom - Jan 21 2020
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Thank you for the content from Los Angeles - QPR fan
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The Price of Football

Latest release on Nov 30, 2020

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University of Liverpool football finance lecturer Kieran Maguire and comedian Kevin Day follow the money to find out what’s really going on behind the scenes of the beautiful game. The Price of Football is a Dap Dip production. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/priceoffootball.

Rank #1: Manchester City, FFP, and the two-year European ban

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Kevin and Kieran take an in-depth look at the reasons behind Manchester City's two-year ban from European club competitions by UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Play Rules. Plus, how the Professional Footballers' Association works, how clubs value their players when they sign a new contract, and why the Premier League is sponsor-free

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Feb 24 2020

43mins

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Rank #2: Mike Ashley and Newcastle United

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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley bought Newcastle United in 2007. Plenty of the fans don't like him but what does the club's balance sheet tell us about his reign? Also, what's going on with the millions Barcelona paid Liverpool for Phillipe Countinho? And how big is the Premier League anyway?

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Oct 17 2019

33mins

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Rank #3: Football Agents

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Kevin and Kieran get an insider's view on the way agents operate in football with the former general secretary of the Association of Football Agents, Jonathan Booker. Plus, the latest on the money behind the Emiliano Sala transfer and why Derby County have only sacked one of the three players involved in a recent car crash, even though he was a passenger and the other two were charged with drink-driving. 

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Nov 14 2019

46mins

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Rank #4: Financial Fair Play

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We've all heard of UEFA's Financial Fair Play Regulations, otherwise known as FFP, but how do they work, what happens to clubs that break the rules, and what are the ways that some clubs get around them? Plus, Kevin and Kieran ask whether fans can justifiably claim to pay their club's players' wages. 

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Nov 07 2019

40mins

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Rank #5: Manchester City

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Kieran and Kevin take a peek at the finances of the Premier League champions Manchester City in the week that its parent company became the most valuable sports group in the world. Also this week, is there anything in the main political parties' manifestos for football fans? Plus, the lottery winner who's buying Partick Thistle and planning to give control of the club to fans.

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Nov 28 2019

47mins

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Rank #6: Stadium Sales

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A whole bunch of clubs have sold or mortgaged their stadium over the last few years. In this episode of the Price of Football podcast Kevin and Kieran take a close look at some of those deals to find out why they've done it, and who have been the key beneficiaries. Plus, does the Supporters' Trust-ownership model have a future in today's game? And is the Elite Player Performance Plan scheme - otherwise known as EPPP - good for lower-league clubs?

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Dec 05 2019

53mins

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Rank #7: Everton, pies and pints, and the club that can't afford to sell players

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Kevin and Kieran analyse Everton's latest numbers after it became the second Premier League club in the last few weeks to publish losses of more than £100m. Kieran interviews someone who works in footbal catering, and reveals which club can't afford to sell its players.

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Feb 06 2020

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Rank #8: Leyton Orient chief executive Danny Macklin and coronavirus latest

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Kevin and Kieran take a look at the very latest ramifications for football because of coronavirus, and speak to Leyton Orient chief executive Danny Macklin about how the League Two club is coping.

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Mar 23 2020

29mins

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Rank #9: Liverpool vs Shrewsbury replay, January transfers, and The Plough Lane Bond

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A look at the numbers behind the recent FA Cup replay between Liverpool and Shrewsbury, what happened in the January transfer window, Wimbledon's attempt to move back to Plough Lane, and signs of life at Bury.  

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Feb 13 2020

29mins

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Rank #10: Champions League Cashola

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After UEFA reveals how much cash each club received for the group stages of this season's Champions League, Kevin and Kieran find out who came out on top. Plus, with talk again of a European Super League in the future, they ask whether these figures effectively mean we have one already. They also look at the implications of Macclesfield's latest points deduction and the mysterious case of Craig Dawson and the £2m fee.

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Jan 09 2020

24mins

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Rank #11: Coronavirus Special

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Professional football around Europe is suspended and this summer's European Championship is in doubt. Fans, players, clubs and all the businesses associated with the game are affected. Kevin and Kieran take an in-depth look at the implications for football in Britain and beyond as the Coronavirus crisis continues.

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Mar 16 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: Derby County, the League Cup and Ed Woodward

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Kevin and Kieran take a look at the recent shenanigans at Derby County, including its charge for breaking spending rules. They also look at the money side of the League Cup after Pep Guardiola said he'd scrap it, why the president of La Liga says Fifa and the richest clubs are a 'danger' to the game, and whether Ed Woodward should still be in a job.

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Jan 30 2020

30mins

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Rank #13: Financial Doping

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Kevin and Kieran examine the ways some clubs pump up their income through stadium sales, sponsorship deals and more with companies connected to club owners, which are all legitimate but were referred to by Arsene Wenger as 'financial doping'. Plus, why are the Welsh Premier League champions from England and why does it matter? And what do the annual reports of two clubs who were chasing promotion to the Premier League last season tell us about how much that chase really costs? Plus your questions to the team answered. 

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Nov 21 2019

44mins

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Rank #14: Everton and SportPesa, the cost of being a mascot, and Bury's rebirth

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Kevin and Kieran take a look at the money behind Everton's decision to ditch its current shirt sponsor, African gambling company SportPesa. Plus, the cost of being a mascot, the price one fan paid for wearing the wrong t-shirt, and the rebirth of Bury.

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Feb 27 2020

30mins

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Rank #15: Players' pensions, FC St Pauli, Bury v Portsmouth

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Kevin and Kieran take a look at how players' pensions work, how German side FC St Pauli's financial model works, and why Portsmouth survived going into administration but Bury didn't.

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Mar 30 2020

24mins

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Rank #16: Spireites, the next Leeds United and the FAI

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Kieran and Kevin look into the way Chesterfield's finances have changed following their descent into non-league football. They also ask whether we're likely to see another Leeds United-style collapse in the Premier League any time soon. Plus, following the problems at the FAI, what level of confidence can fans have in clubs' and governing bodies' annual reports and the auditors who review and approve them?

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Jan 13 2020

25mins

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Rank #17: Undisclosed transfer fees, the EFL TV deal and crowdfunding

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Kevin and Kieran look at why some transfer fees are undisclosed, the value of the Championship TV deal, why debt isn't a factor in the FFP rules, how German ownership rules differ from those in England and the future of crowdfunding in football.

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Feb 03 2020

23mins

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Rank #18: Liverpool FC

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Kevin and Kieran look into the financial side of European champions Liverpool FC and discuss just how much it could be worth to the club if Jurgen Klopp ends the long wait for a league title at Anfield this season. Plus, how much does it really cost to replace a Premier League manager and which team is the Manchester City owners' second-favourite?

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Dec 19 2019

34mins

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Rank #19: Charlton Athletic, the real living wage, and Richard Scudamore's bonus

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Kevin and Kieran take a look into the latest goings-on at both Charlton Athletic and Blackpool, which clubs pay their staff the "real living wage", and the £5m bonus Richard Scudamore received when he left his job as chairman of the Premier League.

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Mar 02 2020

23mins

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Rank #20: Player wage deferrals, Newcastle United takeover latest, and Ole's choice of words

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Kevin and Kieran look at the English Football League and Professional Footballers' Association proposal that clubs defer up to 25% of players' wages in April because of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest on the Newcastle takeover, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's choice of words.

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Apr 16 2020

40mins

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Bury FC in administration, iFollow streaming fees split

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Kevin and Kieran take a look at what's going on at Bury FC after it was announced the club has been placed into administration, find out who gets the money when you pay to watch your team on the iFollow streaming service, and discuss whether is FFP likely to be scrapped or adjusted due to Covid-induced losses.


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Nov 30 2020

59mins

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Fans return to grounds, Millwall communications chief interview

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Kevin and Kieran look into the government's decision to allow fans back into grounds after lockdown two, the legacy outgoing PFA boss Gordon Taylor will leave behind, and why the SFA say Scottish football is set to lose £100m because of Covid. They also chat to Millwall communications chief, Billy Taylor.


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Nov 26 2020

1hr 8mins

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UK govt's £300m sport bailout, Carabao Cup cash

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Kevin and Kieran find out which levels of football will get a slice of the government's £300m sports bailout, how the Carabao Cup prize money has changed this season, and why the proposed Saudi takeover of Newcastle United isn't dead yet.


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Nov 23 2020

59mins

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Government summit on football's future, Lincoln City chief executive interview

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Kevin and Kieran discuss what came out of the government's virtual summit on the future of English football, why nine clubs have written an open letter calling on the National League's Chairman Brian Barwick to resign, and why a bunch of Serie A clubs have been found guilty of breaching the rules around ticket sales. They also speak to Lincoln City chief executive Liam Scully.


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Nov 19 2020

1hr 2mins

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Sunderland agree takeover deal, Charlton owner told to leave

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Kevin and Kieran look at the deal agreed by Stewart Donald to sell Sunderland, why Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard has been given notice to leave the club, and why Eastbourne Borough have been full of praise for Blackpool following their FA Cup tie.


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Nov 16 2020

53mins

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FA chairman Greg Clarke resigns, Chester FC interview

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Kevin and Kieran unpick Greg Clarke's resignation as FA chairman just hours after his disastrous appearance in front of MPs, find out why Manchester United's share price was up almost 9% on the news about a possible vaccine for COVID-19, and speak to a director of Chester FC, the fan-owned club which was founded in 2010 following the winding-up of Chester City.


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Nov 12 2020

1hr 11mins

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Premier League pay-per-view model on the way out, Derby County's Abu Dhabi takeover

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Kevin and Kieran discuss why the Premier League's controversial pay-per-view model is likely to be ditched, the state of play with Derby County's proposed takeover, and why Mamadou Sakho has received an apology from the World Anti-Doping Agency.


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Nov 09 2020

49mins

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Championship bail-out, Watford commercial director interview

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In the 100th episode, Kevin and Kieran look at what will happen to non-league football in the second coronavirus lockdown, why the Premier League will only bail out some Championship clubs, and why a request to classify dementia as an industrial disease could entitle affected players to compensation. Plus, Kevin and Kieran speak to Paul O'Brien, Watford's commercial director.


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Nov 05 2020

56mins

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Burnley takeover, transfer tribunals

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Kevin and Kieran take a look at the latest situation with the proposed Burnley takeover, discuss how transfer tribunals decide on a player's price when the buying and selling club can't agree a fee, and find out why Sunderland owner Stewart Donald can also own a 10% stake in Oxford United.


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Nov 02 2020

49mins

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Pay-per-view figures, Dulwich Hamlet interview

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Kevin and Kieran look into the viewing figures so far for the Premier League’s pay-per-view games, why a winding-up petition against Southend has been dismissed, and why Barcelona's president has resigned. Plus, Kevin talks to Dulwich Hamlet chairman Ben Clasper.


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Oct 29 2020

1hr 6mins

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EFL tax payments, tuna and chorizo bake row

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Kevin and Kieran discuss the EFL asking the government to let clubs defer millions of pounds in tax payments, analyse how much profit clubs make by having their own academy players playing in their first-team and lending or selling them on to other teams, and disagree over the merits of tuna and chorizo bake.

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Oct 26 2020

54mins

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European Premier League plans, Manchester United's latest accounts, Newcastle United Supporters Trust interview

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Kevin and Kieran take a look at the recent European Premier League proposals, analyse Manchester United's latest set of accounts and find out more about National League clubs receiving £10m of funding thanks to a partnership with The National Lottery promotional fund. They also speak to Alex Hurst, chair of the Newcastle United Supporters Trust.

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Oct 22 2020

54mins

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EFL rejects Premier League's rescue package, new investment in Serie A, managers' salaries

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Kevin and Kieran find out why the EFL has rejected a proposed £50m rescue package from the Premier League to help League One and League Two clubs, which two companies are planning to invest more than a billion pounds into Italy's Serie A, and how managers' salaries compare to those paid to their players.

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Oct 19 2020

56mins

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Premier League clubs reject Project Big Picture, Leicester loan chief interview, Macclesfield resurrected

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Kevin and Kieran look into why Premier League clubs have decided to reject Project Big Picture, why the EFL turned down a £375m offer from an American investment firm, and who's provided the investment to create Macclesfield FC from the wreckage of Macclesfield Town. Plus, Kieran talks to Guy Branston, head of loan deals at Leicester City.

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Oct 15 2020

1hr 9mins

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Radical proposals for English football, Premier League's pay-per-view pricing, administration vs receivership

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Kevin and Kieran look at the radical proposals put forward by Liverpool and Manchester United, which include cutting the number of Premier League teams and scrapping the League Cup, discuss the Premier League's pay-per-view pricing, and reveal the difference between administration and receivership.


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Oct 12 2020

58mins

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Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough debt, Gunnersaurus let go, Moss Rose on Rightmove

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Kevin and Kieran look at why the Sheffield Wednesday owner has secured a debt against Hillsborough Stadium, the reaction to Arsenal's decision to let their mascot go, and why Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose stadium has turned up on Rightmove.

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Oct 08 2020

54mins

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Non-league step 3 issues, club ties to Esports, parachute payments and promotion

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Kevin and Kieran discuss the reasons why three clubs at step 3 of the non-league system have written to the Culture Secretary, why Premier League and EFL clubs' ties to Esports are only going to grow, and what happens to Premier League parachute payments when a club comes straight back up.

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Oct 05 2020

45mins

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Wigan deal agreed, National League emergency grant, Charlton Supporters' Trust interview

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Kevin and Kieran look into the sale of Wigan Athletic agreed by administrators, find out more about the emergency government grant designed to help National League clubs start their new season this weekend, and reveal why FC Emmen have been blocked by the Dutch FA from having a company called Easy Toys as their main shirt sponsor. Plus, Kevin and Kieran speak to Heather McKinlay from The Charlton Athletic Supporters' Trust about the recent takeover of the club.

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Oct 01 2020

56mins

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Charlton takeover goes through, Ryan Reynolds and Wrexham, ALK Capital and Burnley

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Kevin and Kieran take a look at what might be in store for Charlton Athletic after Thomas Sandgaard was confirmed as the new owner of the club, why Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney want to invest in Wrexham AFC, and why US investment firm ALK Capital want to buy Burnley.

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Sep 28 2020

1hr

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Fans return scrapped, second Wigan bid rejected, Out of Our League podcast interview

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Kevin and Kieran look at the implications for clubs after plans to allow fans back into grounds next month are scrapped, find out why Wigan's administrators have rejected a second bid for the club from Norman Smurthwaite, and speak to Sanny Rudravajhala, producer and presenter of Out Of Our League, the new BBC Sounds podcast about the demise of Bury.

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Sep 24 2020

55mins

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Great Pod

By Chgofancubs - Feb 06 2020
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I enjoy this pod even as a lawyer... the Baron’s denigration of my profession notwithstanding.

Very informative

By MikeyFreedom - Jan 21 2020
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Thank you for the content from Los Angeles - QPR fan