54 episodes

What the footie happens behind the scenes in football? From the boardroom to the backroom staff #WhatTheFootie investigates how the business of football works. Every fortnight (Mondays) host Paul Musa is joined by agents, directors, players, sports scientists, fans, friends of the pod and more to debate the big topics and answer your burning questions. So be prepared to question everything that you know about the beautiful game. Previous guests include Les Reed, Chris Kirkland, Dave Bassett, Steve Morrow, Laura Raffety & Eddie Bonsu.

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What The Footie Podcast What The Footie

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    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

What the footie happens behind the scenes in football? From the boardroom to the backroom staff #WhatTheFootie investigates how the business of football works. Every fortnight (Mondays) host Paul Musa is joined by agents, directors, players, sports scientists, fans, friends of the pod and more to debate the big topics and answer your burning questions. So be prepared to question everything that you know about the beautiful game. Previous guests include Les Reed, Chris Kirkland, Dave Bassett, Steve Morrow, Laura Raffety & Eddie Bonsu.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthefootie/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthefootie
Email: Send your voice notes to whatthefootie@hotmail.com

    47. Why I Started The What The Footie Podcast?

    47. Why I Started The What The Footie Podcast?

    46 episodes (+3 bonus episodes) and 44 world-class guests which include leading directors, agents, coaches and more. Ever wondered why Paul started the podcast in the first place? Sit back and listen to What The Footie host, Paul Musa, speak about the origin of the podcast, his passion for football and answer the famous 'What The Footie' question.


    Remember to leave a review and hit 5 stars on Apple Podcast please!

    • 28 min
    46. Football x Music: Wolves Records, FIFA Soundtracks & Football Lyrics

    46. Football x Music: Wolves Records, FIFA Soundtracks & Football Lyrics

    This week’s What The Footie Pod is with Daniel Beckley, A&R @ Universal Music. With Wolves being the first UK football club to launch a record label, in this exclusive, Paul and Daniel discuss the business case behind what Wolves are doing and why more clubs should follow suit. As well as the crossover between football and music, our favourite football songs, the rise in footballers producing music, FIFA soundtracks and so much more.

    • 26 min
    45. Mike Rigg: Being a Technical Director, Signing Agüero & Player Recruitment

    45. Mike Rigg: Being a Technical Director, Signing Agüero & Player Recruitment

    This week’s What The Footie Pod is with Mike Rigg, former Technical Director @ Burnley. Mike has also been in high-profile roles at Man City, Fulham, QPR, The FA & Blackburn. In this exclusive, Paul and Mike discuss what it’s like being a TD at a Premier League club and the biggest challenges they face. As well as working with different types of ownership models, convincing Sergio Agüero to sign for Man City, the challenges of player recruitment, what it takes to build and fix a football club and so much more.

    • 50 min
    44. Royce Balogun: His Brother’s Arsenal Debut, Player Care & U23s Football

    44. Royce Balogun: His Brother’s Arsenal Debut, Player Care & U23s Football

    This week’s What The Footie Pod is with Royce Balogun, older brother to Arsenal wondered Folarin Balogun. In this exclusive, Paul and Royce discuss Folarin’s rise from the u23s to making his Arsenal debut. As well as the importance of player care, the weight of pressure that young ballers carry, the team behind his brother, how brands should approach working with players, the best young players Royce has seen in youth football and so much more.


    Please remember to leave a rating/review on Apple Podcast and make sure you are subscribed on your chosen platform so that you get the podcast every fortnight (Mondays)!

    • 44 min
    43. Christian Hurley: Football's Gen Z Problem, AFTV & Working with Grealish & Chunkz

    43. Christian Hurley: Football's Gen Z Problem, AFTV & Working with Grealish & Chunkz

    This week’s What The Footie Pod is with Christian Hurley, Strategy Director @ UMM. In this exclusive, Paul and Christian discuss the YouTube space and the trend around content creators like Chunkz & Harry Pinero linking up with ballers like Jack Grealish & Mason Mount.


    As well as Football’s Gen Z problem… are they really losing interest in the current format of football? Do we need FIFA’s new proposals of kick-ins & 30-min halves? Should broadcasters be worried about Gen Z losing interest? Can clubs really go direct and compete with fan channels like AFTV?


    Please remember to leave a rating/review on Apple Podcast and make sure you are subscribed on your chosen platform so that you get the podcast every fortnight (Mondays)!

    • 51 min
    42. Agent Tony Sharkey: Transfer Strategy, Release Clauses & Football’s Financial Crisis

    42. Agent Tony Sharkey: Transfer Strategy, Release Clauses & Football’s Financial Crisis

    This week’s What The Footie Pod is with Tony Sharkey, agent and CEO @ Football Transfer Forum. In this exclusive, Paul and Tony discuss everything transfers and player contracts related from release clauses to preferred agents.


    From the talent in the Championship to the pressure of doing deadline day deals. Sit back and enjoy us ramble on about our love for Brentford’s recruitment model, how getting released at 19 inspired Tony to become an agent and the effects of club finances on deals.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

chukdavis ,

Amazing Podcast from Paul!!!

What The Footie is an amazing podcast that sets the tone for my week. Love the insight that Paul and his esteemed guests provide!!! Highly recommend for those that want to understand the big machine that is football.

k_okoli ,

Unfiltered Raw Sporting Content

I don’t like the #WTF podcast with Paul, I LOVE It!

Paul’s interview style is very unassuming and really relaxed you almost feel like your sat there chilling with him. The guests always have some little gems of knowledge about things in the sports industry that only a closed few know about so getting them to speak so candidly about their chosen topics is a credit to Pauls laid back nature. So many great episodes

Tell a friend to tell a friend, let’s go!

Sheehan_23 ,

Podcast

Best football podcast around. Loving every episode keep up the great work

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