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The Hard Truth - Inside the Football Industry with Darragh MacAnthony

Having bought a professional football club Peterborough United aged 29 and been in the game for nearly 15 years Darragh shares his opinions on all things football as well as business discussion in this weekly podcast.Brutally honest, direct opinion and insight of what happens behind the scenes, not in the public eye in the frantically busy and ever-changing world of football. Hence the name of the podcast being “The Hard Truth” Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

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EP48: Easter Results, Vaccine Passports, Agent Fees and more!

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Bradford City supporter Philip Ideson give insight on the "Hard Truths" behind the football industry via this weekly podcast 🎙️⚽🏢 On this week's episode... - Peterborough still in 2nd place after the Easter weekend - Bradford creep closer to the Play-Offs - Should fans need a vaccine passport to enter stadiums? - Crazy results are back in the Premier League - Everton have the green light to move into a new stadium - The Championship receive MetLife loan - Agent fees... what do they mean? - What does a Director of Football do? - and much more! Follow Darragh at @DMAC102 Follow Phil at @pideson Send any questions you want to be answered to the guys via email: contact@hardtruthfootball.com We’re always grateful for feedback so feel free to post a review via your podcast provider and also follow us via our other media platforms to comment on and also share our content. Twitter @hardtruthpod Facebook at /hardtruthpod Instagram at @hardtruthpod--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

43mins

7 Apr 2021

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EP47: Seven Heaven

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Bradford City supporter Philip Ideson give insight on the "Hard Truths" behind the football industry via this weekly podcast 🎙️⚽🏢 On this week's episode... - Peterborough hit seven against Accrington - Bradford are back to winning ways - Salford replace Richie Wellens with Gary Bowyer - Should clubs only be allowed 2 managers a season? - What now for the Republic of Ireland national team? - Players making political statements - What happens to Posh's London Road stand if they're promoted? - Who should Celtic hire as their next manager? - and much more! Follow Darragh at @DMAC102 Follow Phil at @pideson Send any questions you want to be answered to the guys via email: contact@hardtruthfootball.com We’re always grateful for feedback so feel free to post a review via your podcast provider and also follow us via our other media platforms to comment on and also share our content. Twitter @hardtruthpod Facebook at /hardtruthpod Instagram at @hardtruthpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

34mins

31 Mar 2021

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EP46: Reacting to Setbacks

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Bradford City supporter Philip Ideson give insight on the "Hard Truths" behind the football industry via this weekly podcast 🎙️⚽🏢 On this week's episode... - Reacting to bad results - Peterborough season tickets - League 1 managerial changes - New investment for FSG - Manchester United's new shirt sponsor - Manchester City remove seats for new advertising boards - Sunderland - Manager and player release clauses. - and much more! Follow Darragh at @DMAC102 Follow Phil at @pideson Send any questions you want to be answered to the guys via email: contact@hardtruthfootball.com We’re always grateful for feedback so feel free to post a review via your podcast provider and also follow us via our other media platforms to comment on and also share our content. Twitter @hardtruthpod Facebook at /hardtruthpod Instagram at @hardtruthpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

39mins

24 Mar 2021

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EP45: Some Things Should Stay Behind Closed Doors

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Bradford City supporter Philip Ideson give insight on the "Hard Truths" behind the football industry via this weekly podcast 🎙️⚽🏢 On this week's episode... - Returning home - Chris Wilder - A couple of bad results - The Glazers - Yo-Yo Clubs - Playing the kids - Should Palace stick with Hodgson? - Injuries and insurance - And much more... Follow Darragh at @DMAC102 Follow Phil at @pideson Send any questions you want to be answered to the guys via email: contact@hardtruthfootball.com We’re always grateful for feedback so feel free to post a review via your podcast provider and also follow us via our other media platforms to comment on and also share our content. Twitter @hardtruthpod Facebook at /hardtruthpod Instagram at @hardtruthpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

38mins

17 Mar 2021

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EP44: Darren Moore, Marcus Evans, FAI, and More...!

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Bradford City supporter Philip Ideson give insight on the "Hard Truths" behind the football industry via this weekly podcast 🎙️⚽🏢 On this week's episode... - Watching live sport - Manager merry-go-round - Marcus Evans selling up - £3.5M losses for Posh - Rangers & Stevie G - Advice for the FAI - Chairman in the dugout - and much more... Follow Darragh at @DMAC102 Follow Phil at @pideson Send any questions you want to be answered to the guys via email: contact@hardtruthfootball.com We’re always grateful for feedback so feel free to post a review via your podcast provider and also follow us via our other media platforms to comment on and also share our content. Twitter @hardtruthpod Facebook at /hardtruthpod Instagram at @hardtruthpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

52mins

10 Mar 2021

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EP43: [Business Podcast] Bouncing Back from ROCK BOTTOM

The Hard Truth Business Community launches this week, and to celebrate, we are sharing Episode 1 of The Hard Truth Business Podcast, the weekly podcast for members of the community. In Episode 1, Darragh MacAnthony and Philip Ideson discuss how you can bounce back from rock bottom in your business or your career, and share stories and lessons learned from their own entrepreneurial journeys.   For more information on how to join The Hard Truth Business Community, go to https://hardtruthbusiness.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

53mins

3 Mar 2021

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EP42: The Roadmap

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Bradford City supporter Philip Ideson give insight on the "Hard Truths" behind the football industry via this weekly podcast 🎙️⚽🏢 On this week's episode... - League tables - Bradford's play-off push? - COVID keepers - Making friends and influencing people - Thierry Henry / Jonathan Woodgate - EFL government loan - Reopening roadmap - Offering new contracts - Ivan Toney - Ryan Lowe - Subbing the sub - and much more... Follow Darragh at @DMAC102 Follow Phil at @pideson Send any questions you want to be answered to the guys via email: contact@hardtruthfootball.com We’re always grateful for feedback so feel free to post a review via your podcast provider and also follow us via our other media platforms to comment on and also share our content. Twitter @hardtruthpod Facebook at /hardtruthpod Instagram at @hardtruthpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

48mins

24 Feb 2021

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EP41: Salary Cap, Ryan Sparks Interview, and Much More!

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and co-host Philip Ideson are joined by Bradford City CEO Ryan Sparks to give insights on the "Hard Truths" behind the football industry via this weekly podcast 🎙️⚽🏢 On this week's episode... - Jürgen Klopp - Up and coming Managers - Taking a knee - Bradford City CEO Ryan Sparks - First 80 days in office - Removal of the salary cap - Fixture pile-up - 4G pitches - Recruitment policy - Placing players on furlough - Communicating with fans - Season plans - and much more... Follow Darragh at @DMAC102 Follow Phil at @pideson Send any questions you want to be answered to the guys via email: contact@hardtruthfootball.com We’re always grateful for feedback so feel free to post a review via your podcast provider and also follow us via our other media platforms to comment on and also share our content. Twitter @hardtruthpod Facebook at /hardtruthpod Instagram at @hardtruthpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

1hr 26mins

17 Feb 2021

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EP40: A Deep Dive into the Finances of an EFL Club (Part 2)

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Bradford City supporter Philip Ideson give insight on the "Hard Truths" behind the football industry via this weekly podcast 🎙️⚽🏢 On this week's episode... - GOAT's - FSG & The End of an Era at Liverpool? - Transparency in reporting club financials - Appropriate debt loads - Sources of finance for football clubs - Investment tradeoffs - Valuing a football club - 2021/22 season tickets - Ground ownership - Using a Director of Football - and much more... Follow Darragh at @DMAC102 Follow Phil at @pideson Send any questions you want to be answered to the guys via email: contact@hardtruthfootball.com We’re always grateful for feedback so feel free to post a review via your podcast provider and also follow us via our other media platforms to comment on and also share our content. Twitter @hardtruthpod Facebook at /hardtruthpod Instagram at @hardtruthpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

41mins

10 Feb 2021

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EP39: The January Transfer Window

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Bradford City supporter Philip Ideson give insight on the "Hard Truths" behind the football industry via this weekly podcast 🎙️⚽🏢 On this week's episode... - Recovering from a poor performance - (Lack of) transfer window dealings - An abundance of number 10s - Jose has a point to prove - Player fines - Players catching COVID - Messi's contract - Marcus Maddison's career - Undisclosed fees - and much more... Follow Darragh at @DMAC102  Follow Phil at @pideson  Send any questions you want to be answered to the guys via email: contact@hardtruthfootball.com  We’re always grateful for feedback so feel free to post a review via your podcast provider and also follow us via our other media platforms to comment on and also share our content. Twitter @hardtruthpod  Facebook at /hardtruthpod  Instagram at @hardtruthpod  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darragh-macanthony/support

49mins

3 Feb 2021

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