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Every week, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost take a deeper look at sport and money. We talk through the stories from the week, from bumper sports' star salaries to grassroots gems, along with in-depth interviews and analysis to delve into what makes the world of sport and money tick.

Every week, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost take a deeper look at sport and money. We talk through the stories from the week, from bumper sports' star salaries to grassroots gems, along with in-depth interviews and analysis to delve into what makes the world of sport and money tick.
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Every week, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost take a deeper look at sport and money. We talk through the stories from the week, from bumper sports' star salaries to grassroots gems, along with in-depth interviews and analysis to delve into what makes the world of sport and money tick.

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Episodes

Can British golf repair its damaged reputation and learn from Tiger Woods' revival?

4/15/2019
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Golf has something of a long-standing image problem in Britain. Women are still banned from joining some private clubs, young people now prefer to take up cycling rather pick up a set of golf clubs and it has found it hard to shake off its reputation as the sport of snobs. That could be about to change. Some say if it doesn’t the industry is doomed. This week’s monumental comeback by Tiger Woods might be the catalyst this ailing pastime needs. After 11 years out of the golfing – at least –...

Duration:00:27:10

England football legend Shaun Wright Phillips on money in the game, US soccer and how to tackle racism

4/8/2019
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It is 2019 – and yet we still haven't managed to kick racism out of football. We had the England vs Montenegro incident last month, distasteful incidents in Italy - and this weekend, closer to home, in the Championship. England international Danny Rose says he can't wait to 'get out' of the game altogether – what can be done? Assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined in the studio this week by former Chelsea, Manchester City and England winger Shaun Wright Phillips...

Duration:00:45:56

Cricket shake-up incoming with launch of The Hundred - is it all about the money or can it help grow the game?

4/1/2019
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The county cricket season gets underway this week – but there is a new format of the game on the cards ruffling a few feathers. This week, broadcaster Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce are joined by cricketer and author Isabelle Duncan, to talk about The Hundred, which is set to launch next year and what it could do for the game (and its finances). How do the 18 county clubs feel about the move, who will be involved, is it all about the money, can a draft system work and can it...

Duration:00:58:38

Behind the scenes of Formula 1: Just how important is money and sponsorship?

3/25/2019
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The new F1 season is underway and with it, the release of a ten-part documentary series on Netflix – Drive to Survive – which gives an under the bonnet look at the multi-billion pound sport. Assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by Mail Online deputy motoring editor Rob Hull, to talk about the show – and what it could do for the sport. We talk through the money needed for manufacturers to compete and how drivers also need to have heavy backing to get a seat on...

Duration:00:50:58

From quitting the city at 40 to football management: Mark Warburton reveals all

3/18/2019
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How do you go from life in the City to working as a football manager? That is what ex-Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest manager – and former city trader - Mark Warburton did. He joins broadcaster Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce to reveal how he made a leap from a 20-year career in London's financial world to football management at 40. Mark also talks about the top sporting money stories, including his views on the six English teams through to the quarter finals of...

Duration:01:03:10

What is a salary cap in sport and are FFP rules working in football?

3/11/2019
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Premiership rugby champions Saracens deny they breached salary cap regulations after recent allegations, while Manchester City are in the Uefa spotlight over Financial Fair Play. On the latest This is Moneyball podcast, assistant editor Lee Boyce and co-host Georgie Frost take a look at salary caps and whether they work in sport – with many top US sporting leagues having them. Christopher Stoner QC is our guest this week, as he helps navigate through the maze – and also helps take a look at...

Duration:00:48:43

Would you be a football manager? The profession where getting the sack is the norm - just how fair is it…

3/4/2019
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The football managerial sack race is well and truly on. Claude Puel has left Leicester, Claudio Ranieri departed Fulham – while long-standing Rochdale boss Keith Hill has been axed. This week, assistant editor Lee Boyce and co-host Georgie Frost talk about the bizarre world of football management - there aren't many jobs you go into knowing you're going to get sacked, probably within three years. We all think we'd do the job well – probably from days wasted playing computer game Football...

Duration:00:53:53

Does it pay to have a motivational speaker give team talks and how do you manage a star player?

2/25/2019
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How important is being able communicate effectively and calmly as a leader? Ask Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager, after extraordinary scenes in the League Cup Final and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino who lost his cool against Burnley. Sarri was left fuming after keeper Kepa appeared to refuse being substituted before the penalty shootout, while Poch wasn't less than pleased with referee Mike Dean. This is Money assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost have Steve Sallis,...

Duration:00:44:51

Sport is worth billions to the economy with Premier League responsible for 100,000 jobs in Britain alone

2/18/2019
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Welcome to the new This is Moneyball podcast, where money and sports collide. Co-hosts Lee Boyce, assistant editor at This is Money and broadcaster Georgie Frost in the debut episode discuss the important of sport to the economy. We cover figures showing the true value of sport to the UK economy and ask: should sports stars be entitled to a tax break, as per comments from rugby ace James Haskell? Elsewhere, how much as the equine flu outbreak that rocked horse racing cost the economy? With...

Duration:00:54:08