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What The Footie: Paul Barber on Graham Potter, the Business of Football & Finishing in the Top 10

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.