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On Football and Business Podcast, What The Footie, Forest Green Rovers Chairman Dale Vince breaks down the business of football.

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This week’s What The Footie Podcast is with Dale Vince, Chairman at Forest Green Rovers, the World’s greenest club and the League 1 leaders.


In this exclusive, Paul and Dale discuss the challenges of running an EFL club, why sustainability and financial sustainability are important aspects of the modern game, ownership tests, regulation in football, the 3pm Blackout, working with the UN and so much more.



In Today’s Episode with Dale Vince You Will Learn:


1) The importance of sustainability and financial sustainability in the modern game.


2) How Forest Green Rovers went from being on the verge of bankruptcy in the Conference to building a globally renown football club and brand.


3) The challenges that owners, chairmen and directors face in running an EFL club and navigating through the pyramid, from driving commercial revenue to building a new stadium.


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 3pm Blackout, the rule that means matches in England are prohibited from being shown between 14:45 and 17:15 on Saturdays.


Is it finally time to remove it? How do we protect the pyramid and attendances whilst finding ways to engage the modern day fan? Is the rule outdated, given the savvy and new ways for clubs to generate revenue beyond just matchday revenue?




In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:


1) The rationale behind the 3pm Blackout.


2) The savvy and modern ways in which clubs across England can generate revenue beyond just matchday revenue.


3) The redistribution of wealth across the football pyramid and how by removing the blackout this can be improved.


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, Head of Football Operations David Webb breaks down the business of football.

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This week’s What The Footie Podcast is with David Webb. David has spent the last 20 years working in scouting, elite talent identification and football operations for Crystal Palace, Östersunds FK, Tottenham Hotspur FC, AFC Bournemouth, Huddersfield Town and Southampton FC.


In this exclusive, Paul and David discuss why and how South London continues to produce exciting English talent, why Spurs signed Son, how recruitment and talent ID differs from club-to-club, the importance of alignment with the board and manager, football operations in the UK vs Germany, managing media and fan pressure and so much more.




In Today’s Episode with David Webb You Will Learn:


1) The importance of managing upwards in football and building good communication and alignment with the board so that they trust and have patience in the recruitment strategy. David notes that this was especially important when bringing Wilfried Zaha to Crystal Palace, Son Heung-min to Spurs and Emile Smith-Rowe to Huddersfield Town FC.


2) Managing the challenges of working with different budgets, ownership groups, managers and recruitment strategies, and driving success at a football club.


3) How football operations in the UK differs to Germany and Sweden, and why Germany/the Bundesliga continues to produce top coaches like Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel and Ralph Hasenhuttl.


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.