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This is Moneyball: European Hockey Championships

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball: European Hockey Championships
Welcome to This is MoneyBall, the podcast about what happens off the pitch. As it’s the European Championships this week, Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce go back to school – and talk about hockey. On last week's episode, the pair explored one year to the Tokyo Olympics from the boxing perspective. The view from Team GB hockey, however, is somewhat different: saved from a position of bankruptcy to being recognised as one of the best-run governing bodies in British sport. Could other sports take a lesson from hockey? Plus, what is it like to be a pro in a marginal sport, not awash with cash? And how hard is it to switch countries that you represent?
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Lee Boyce


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: What goes on behind the scenes of a football transfer?

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: What goes on behind the scenes of a football transfer?
This is MoneyBall, the podcast about what happens off the pitch –with Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce. On today's episode, the duo are talking football transfers with sports lawyer and author of Done Deal, Daniel Geey. We ask some of the key questions: Who holds the balance of power? Are agents really just greedy money grabbers? How much work goes on behind the scenes that we don’t see? How do you value players? And why can't Zinedine Zidane just get rid of Gareth Bale? Aaron Wan-Bissaka for example has joined Manchester United for £50million. Has that huge sum now just become a normal fee for good players, not exceptional ones – and where does it end? We also talk about how social media is shaping the modern day footballer – and what Brexit could actually mean for the Premier League in England.
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Lee Boyce


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: On your bike!

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: On your bike!
This is MoneyBall, the show about what happens off the pitch – with Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce. In this episode, the duo are getting on their bikes and heading across the channel to talk about the most famous cycling race in the world: the Tour de France. They’ll discuss its history, the light and the dark, what makes it so enduring, whether money does do all the talking, and gender equality. Plus, they'll be looking at the state of British cycling ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Guest:

Lee Boyce


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: Why big name footballers and managers head to the China Super League

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: Why big name footballers and managers head to the China Super League
This is MoneyBall, the podcast about what happens off the pitch – with Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce. In this episode, the pair head East: to China! They take a look at the latest moves by Rafa Benitez and Marko Arnautovic, and ask: is it all about the money or are we missing a trick when it comes to football in China? They lift the lid on the Chinese Super League – how it works, where the money is coming from – and ask what impact this could have on the game over here. Plus, what influence does politics have right now, and will that amp up in future?
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Lee Boyce


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: Its F1 future now looks safe – but why was it under threat... and what's it like to drive?

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: Its F1 future now looks safe – but why was it under threat... and what's it like to drive?
What's going on at Silverstone and why was its place on the Formula One calendar in doubt? That's the question assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost tackle this week. It looks like the future of the F1 race in Northamptonshire has been secured – but what's behind the economics of the iconic track and its owners? We are joined this week by former British F1 driver Mark Blundell – 1992 Le Mans winner and three-time F1 podium finisher. He gives us his views on Silverstone, how technology has changed the face of motor racing substantially since the 1990s and why – aged 53 – he decided to get back behind the wheel, competitively. We look into the Silverstone contract, new races for 2020, the threat of a London Grand Prix, why it is important to the economy – and the impact paid-for TV is having on sport.
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Lee Boyce, Mark Blundell


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: How do you sell a sports team?

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: How do you sell a sports team?
Welcome to This is MoneyBall, the podcast about what happens off the pitch – with Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce. While transfer speculation continues to dominate the back pages, the duo are focusing on something far more important than who plays for your club…who owns it! Leicester Tigers are the latest professional team to be put up for sale – CEO Simon Cohen talks to This is Moneyball. But how do you sell a sports club? How do you value one? What are the regulations around new owners? And how does it impact the fans?
Guests:

Lee Boyce, Darren Bailey


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: What's the true cost of becoming a tennis pro? Marcus Willis reveals all

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: What's the true cost of becoming a tennis pro? Marcus Willis reveals all
It's that time of year again – Wimbledon, arguably the best tennis tournament in the world, starts next week. Assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost dust off their picnic blankets, pack the strawberries and cream and talk tennis with British pro – and plucky underdog – Marcus Willis, who has been ranked as high as 209th in the world. We look at the state of the game in Britain and why more youngsters are heading to the US, including 19 year-old Paul Jubb, a Wimbledon wildcard entry who may have to reject his £45,000 cheque. We discuss life after Andy and the true financial cost of training a child up to become a top tennis player – and the physical and mental cost to boot. Marcus also reveals all about his truly remarkable run in Wimbledon in 2016 in which he played Roger Federer on centre court – and managed to lob the best tennis player in history. He also reveals how much money that summer made him and how bonkers life became after he was thrust in the spotlight.
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Lee Boyce, Marcus Willis


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: What's a football CEO? Brighton & Hove Albion's Paul Barber on running a Premier League club

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: What's a football CEO? Brighton & Hove Albion's Paul Barber on running a Premier League club
It's been an interesting last couple of decades for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club to say the least. They fell to the basement division, had plenty of stadium drama and now find themselves an established Premier League team. In this week's This is Moneyball podcast, assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by the Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber, who previously worked with the FA and Tottenham Hotspur. He's been at the club since 2012 and gives the rundown of his day-to-day job and how the role has evolved. There is insight as to why the club has been 'scouting' managers for years, before recently appointing Graham Potter, who has a master's degree in leadership and emotional intelligence. He also gives his views on money in the game and why it is a good thing, the 'fit and proper' persons test for chairmen – and how his ingenious plan to give away replica shirts to seven year-old fans is reaping dividends as the Seaside-club goes global.
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Lee Boyce, Paul Barber


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: Sports teams going green! Are fans and clubs becoming more eco-conscious?

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: Sports teams going green! Are fans and clubs becoming more eco-conscious?
Pack those Thermos flasks, get on your bike and gobble down a veggie burger while watching the big match - this week, we take a look at the green revolution and how that filters down to sport. Broadcaster Georgie Frost and This is Money assistant editor Lee Boyce talk about what clubs are doing to reduce their environmental impact and whether it makes business sense to do so. Joining us is Julian Kirby from Friends of the Earth to reveal what fans and clubs can do to become greener, while Surrey Cricket chief executive Richard Gould explains the changes it's making. We go into detail about League Two club Forest Green Rovers who have fully embraced the green movement via chairman - and chief executive of Ecotricity - Dale Vince. Can clubs save much by trimming energy bills, would a carbon footprint league table be a good plan for sports clubs and could collapsible, reusable pint cups with a team emblem emblazoned on take-off?
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Lee Boyce, Julian Kirby


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: Can the World Cup 'halo effect' help cricket and women's football flourish?

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: Can the World Cup 'halo effect' help cricket and women's football flourish?
This summer sees the cricket World Cup in England and Wales, alongside women's football in France and rugby in Japan. Broadcaster Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce ask: does the hype of major events really impact grassroots participation? We zero in on one of these…and ask whether we can, at last say that with all the media hype, the increased sponsorship and prize money, that the women's game has finally arrived? We are joined by Beth Towle, club chair of South London Laces to tackle that very question. We also take a peek at Deloitte's latest annual football review with Tim Bridge and speak to Surrey cricket chief executive Richard Gould about the current world cup.
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Lee Boyce, Beth Towle, Tim Bridge, Richard Gould


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