This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball

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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.


The six juiciest football finance stories of summer 2019… from big money transfers to clubs on the brink
Aug 19 • 38 min
David Ames on life as a professional hockey player: From funding worries to having no pension
Aug 12 • 32 min
How tough is it financially for amateur Olympic hopefuls? We speak to Team GB boxing medal hope Jordan Reynolds and former Olympian Amir Khan
Aug 6 • 51 min
What goes on behind the scenes of a football transfer? We take a look ahead of deadline day with sports lawyer Daniel Geey
Jul 29 • 56 min
Is Tour de France 2019 the most exciting race for a generation - and how do the economic spokes turn?
Jul 22 • 50 min
Why big name footballers and managers head to the China Super League
Jul 15 • 37 min
Economics of Silverstone: Its F1 future now looks safe – but why was it under threat… and what’s it like to drive?
Jul 8 • 37 min
How do you sell a sports team? As Leicester Tigers hunt for a buyer, we look at what happens behind the scenes when a club is up for grabs
Jul 1 • 49 min
What’s the true cost of becoming a tennis pro? Marcus Willis reveals all
Jun 23 • 42 min
What’s a football CEO? Brighton & Hove Albion’s Paul Barber on running a Premier League club
Jun 17 • 43 min
Sports teams going green! Are fans and clubs becoming more eco-conscious?
Jun 10 • 37 min
Can the World Cup ‘halo effect’ help cricket and women’s football flourish?
Jun 3 • 55 min
Has enhanced prize money in darts and snooker created a better standard?
Apr 29 • 49 min
The next best thing to being at a sporting fixture has to be going to a pub with a group of mates – but the number of boozers is dwindling. This week, broadcaster Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce take a deeper dive into the world of ‘pub’…
With the WWE money circus rolling into Britain next month, is sports tourism becoming more popular?
Apr 21 • 39 min
Next month, the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) circus comes to Britain, with live shows in Belfast, Newcastle, Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Cardiff. For many, they will remember the days of Hulk Hogan, Bret the Hitman Hart and the…
Can British golf repair its damaged reputation and learn from Tiger Woods’ revival?
Apr 15 • 27 min
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…
England football legend Shaun Wright Phillips on money in the game, US soccer and how to tackle racism
Apr 8 • 44 min
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…
Cricket shake-up incoming with launch of The Hundred - is it all about the money or can it help grow the game?
Apr 1 • 58 min
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…
Behind the scenes of Formula 1: Just how important is money and sponsorship?
Mar 25 • 50 min
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…
From quitting the city at 40 to football management: Mark Warburton reveals all
Mar 18 • 63 min
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…
What is a salary cap in sport and are FFP rules working in football?
Mar 11 • 48 min
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…
Would you be a football manager? The profession where getting the sack is the norm - just how fair is it…
Mar 4 • 53 min
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…
Does it pay to have a motivational speaker give team talks and how do you manage a star player?
Feb 25 • 44 min
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…
Sport is worth billions to the economy with Premier League responsible for 100,000 jobs in Britain alone
Feb 18 • 54 min
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…