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The Price of Football

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.

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Christmas Special

Kevin and Kieran answer a load listeners' questions, including where the fine paid by Leeds over 'spygate' ended up, whether Premier League clubs' revenue is anywhere near its peak, and why the away club's ticket money s often paid to the home club five days after the match. They also hand out the Price of Football podcast's end-of-season awards and Kevin gives his tip for perfect Brussels sprouts on the big day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

25 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Mike Ashley and Newcastle United

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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Football Agents

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Everton, pies and pints, and the club that can't afford to sell players

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Leyton Orient chief executive Danny Macklin and coronavirus latest

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Liverpool vs Shrewsbury replay, January transfers, and The Plough Lane Bond

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Coronavirus Special

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 10mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Derby County, the League Cup and Ed Woodward

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Financial Fair Play

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Players' pensions, FC St Pauli, Bury v Portsmouth

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Manchester City

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Undisclosed transfer fees, the EFL TV deal and crowdfunding

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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Player wage deferrals, Newcastle United takeover latest, and Ole's choice of words

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Big interview - SPFL boss Neil Doncaster

Kevin and Kieran talk to Neil Doncaster, chief executive of the Scottish Professional Football League, about cross-border leagues, club losses, FFP, VAR and much more. Please note - this episode was recorded before Scottish football was suspended because of the coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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Stadium Sales

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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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Liverpool's U-turn on pay, US prosecutors and Fifa, and the price of promotion

Kevin and Kieran take a look at Liverpool's U-turn over furloughing their non-playing staff, the ongoing war between the Premier League and the PFA over pay, accusations of bribery at FIFA by US prosecutors, and analysis on the price of promotion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #16