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On Football and Business Podcast, What The Footie, Paul Barber, Chief Executive & Deputy Chairman at Brighton & Hove Albion FC breaks down the business of football.

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This week’s What The Footie Podcast is with Paul Barber, CEO at Brighton & Hove Albion FC.


In this exclusive, both Paul’s discuss Brighton’s shrewd recruitment and scouting over the years (Cucurella, Lamptey, Bissouma), how they define the role of the sporting director (David Weir stepping-up into Dan Ashworth’s role), working with Graham Potter and Hope Powell and their ambition for the upcoming Premier League season.


As well as big picture topics such as competing with new ownership models/groups (private equity and state money), does the Premier League need cost controls (salary/transfer caps), the broadcasting deals and whether it’s time for the Premier League to go direct-to-consumer (Premflix)?


In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:


1) How to build structure and strategy within a football club right from the academy to the first-team and beyond?


2) The major key behind Brighton's success.


3) Where the future of the business of football lies...private equity investors, streaming, governance and more.


What The Footie is the football and business podcast that goes behind the scenes. From the backroom staff to the board of directors, click here to listen to the biggest agents, directors and deal-makers in the game.

On Football and Business Podcast, What The Footie, Fabien Allègre, Chief Brand Officer at Paris Saint-Germain breaks down the business of football.

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This week’s What The Footie Podcast is with Fabien Allègre, Chief Brand Officer at PSG. Since 2008, Fabien has played a pivotal role in PSG's groundbreaking collaborations with brands like Nike Jordan, BAPE, Dior & Levi's.


In this exclusive, Paul and Fabien discuss how and why the Jordan collaboration came about, how PSG continue to lead the way in the new era of fashion and entertainment intersecting with football, how PSG's star studded players over the years from David Beckham to Kylian Mbappe fit into their vision for taking the PSG brand global and so much more.


In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:


1) Why PSG continue to lead the way in the new era of fashion & entertainment intersecting with football?


2) The major key behind their commercial success.


3) Where the future opportunities lie in football x fashion x entertainment and PSG's ambition to continue to transcend sport.


What The Footie is the football and business podcast that goes behind the scenes. From the backroom staff to the board of directors, click here to listen to the biggest agents, directors and deal-makers in the game.

On Football and Business Podcast, What The Footie, host Paul Musa breaks down the business of football.

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This week’s What The Footie Podcast is all about the price of football.


Looking at the new deal between the MLS and Apple, rising season ticket prices, costly travel for away games and having to subscribe to more than one platform to watch all the games on TV? Is there a better way to maximise fan welfare?


For further insight into this topic and the sub-topics mentioned check out previous episodes with with Kevin Rye, Daniel Geey and Laurie Pinto.



In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:


1) Why the Premier League needs to take notice of the MLS x Apple deal?


2) The business rationale behind the Premier League's broadcasting deal


3) The costs associated with watching home games, away games and football on TV?


What The Footie is the football and business podcast that goes behind the scenes. From the backroom staff to the board of directors, click here to listen to the biggest agents, directors and deal-makers in the game.

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