Rank #1: "Build An Environment Where People Come To Work Smiling": Darren Currie Exclusive Interview
Management in the Lower Leagues: In Episode 6 of The Just Football Podcast we speak to former Barnet FC manager Darren Currie about building a life in coaching and management. Darren is a highly regarded young coach who guided Barnet to the National League playoffs in 2019/2020. His 18-month spell included a famous win in the FA Cup 3rd round at Sheffield United. We discuss his time at Barnet, his first managerial job, how young coaches can prepare for management, the importance of mentors, building your own philosophy, why the game is all about relationships, tactics, recruitment and analysis in the lower leagues and much more. Darren was linked with Southend United among others and we discuss that too. Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter @JustFootball for more.
Nov 30 2020
Rank #2: "Tell Your Story And Be Authentic": Football's Future for Players and Clubs in the New Transfer Market
In Episode 5 of The Just Football Podcast we sit down with highly respected sports lawyer Jonny Madill to talk about the new transfer window and opportunities for clubs and players in a new era for sports. Jonny is a partner and sports lawyer at Sheridans, a leading sports and entertainment law firm based in London. His work in football includes negotiating player contracts, transfers, sponsorship and endorsement deals as well as disputes and regulatory issues.
Jonny joins Just Football founder Jonathan Fadugba to discuss the transfer window, the new financial model and changes to club's revenue streams, commercial opportunities for brands, clubs and players, Manchester City and FFP, the cost of relegation, survival in the EFL, pioneering players Marcus Rashford and Hector Bellerin, how Covid will impact the game in the medium term and more.
Jonny was named in the Sport for Business 30-under-30 of future Irish sporting leaders in 2019 and is also an independent board member of the Northern Ireland Football League. We therefore also discuss how to grow smaller domestic leagues and a lot more. Follow Just Football on Twitter or Instagram www.twitter.com/JustFootball and subscribe to the podcast for regular episodes. Also visit our website Just-Football.com.
Aug 07 2020
Rank #3: "Do Not Be Afraid To Fail": Youth Development and Coaching at Charlton Athletic
In Episode 4 of The Just Football Podcast we celebrate the launch of The Just Football Coaching club by bringing you an exclusive interview with Charlton Athletic Lead Professional Development Coach Anthony Hayes. Anthony is a young Irish coach in his 30s who came to England to pursue a career in coaching. During his time at Brentford he has seen players like Ademola Lookman, Ian Carlo Poveda and Chris Mepham come through. Anthony joins us to talk about Charlton's academy and philosophy on youth development, the hotbed of football talent that is south London, how to improve players as technicians as well as people and how coaches develop and create session plans that work. Subscribe to the podcast and check out @JustFootballCoaching on Instagram for more on our new Coaches Club and to join for free.
Jul 10 2020
Rank #4: Black Lives Matter + Athlete Activism: Eartha Pond Exclusive Interview
In Episode 3 of The Just Football Podcast we bring you an exclusive interview with former Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and Charlton Athletic star Eartha Pond. Councillor Pond joins us to discuss women's football, the Black Lives Matter movement, athlete activism, Grenfell and more. As well as a successful footballer who won trophies including the FA Cup and Premier League Eartha is know for her outstanding work in charity and volunteering, from raising over £100,000 for her local community after the Grenfell Tower disaster to being an elected councillor for Queen's Park council. She joins Jonathan Fadugba to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, the rise of women's football, athlete activism from Marcus Rashford to her new project the ESP Foundation and much more. Subscribe to the podcast and hit us up on Twitter or Instagram @JustFootball.
Jun 24 2020
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Rank #5: An English Manager Abroad: Ian Burchnall Exclusive Interview
In Episode 2 of The Just Football Podcast we bring you an exclusive interview with Ostersunds FK manager Ian Burchnall. Ian is one of only 12 English managers currently in a head coaching role in Europe's top 22 leagues, a remarkable statistic. Ian joins Jonathan Fadugba to discuss his career so far including: - How to build a managerial career abroad - How to replace a popular leader (Ian replaced Graham Potter at the Swedish club after Potter left for Swansea City and then Brighton) - How to manage in a crisis - How to build a growth mindset for your players and much more. Subscribe to the podcast and hit us up on Twitter @JustFootball.
May 28 2020
Rank #6: Where Football Goes From Here (to South Korea) - Episode 1
In Episode 1 of The Just Football Podcast join founder and editor Jonathan Fadugba and co-host/producer Steve Wyss to discuss how Just Football began and 13 major talking points that could define the future of the game in this new world. We then head to South Korea to meet K League.com English managing editor Paul Neat. How did South Korea remain ahead of the curve and how is football back so quickly? We preview the new K League season, the first big league to return post-lockdown and pick a team for you to support. Twitter/Instagram: @JustFootball
May 07 2020