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The Ornstein & Chapman podcast delivers original football stories and agenda-setting journalism, hosted by Mark Chapman along with the UK's leading football insider David Ornstein.

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The Ornstein & Chapman podcast delivers original football stories and agenda-setting journalism, hosted by Mark Chapman along with the UK's leading football insider David Ornstein.

    Explained: How a football club is valued

    Explained: How a football club is valued

    Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater are joined by Dr Tom Markham to explain how a football club is valued and how deals are negotiated between buyer and seller with our guest Dr Tom Markham - who is on the board of the group that has just bought EFL side Wigan Athletic.
    Analysing a raft of recent deals including the breaking news during recording of this week's pod that the pod that saw the completion of sales of both Ipswich and Derby County.
    Tom also reveals the club he thinks would be the toughest to buy.
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    • 47 min
    Valencia president Anil Murthy on Diakhaby racism incident

    Valencia president Anil Murthy on Diakhaby racism incident

    The Athletic's Adam Crafton speaks to Valencia president Anil Murthy to get his view on the incident which took place during the game between Valencia and Cadiz on Sunday when Valencia defender Mouctar Diakhaby accused Cadiz's Juan Cala of racially abusing him, which lead to the Valencia players leaving the pitch for 20 minutes.
    The following days have seen Cala issue a strong denial that he used the language he was accused of using, and in turn Valencia have continued to come out strongly in support of Diakhaby.
    In this interview Anil Murthy explains his thoughts on how the incident was dealt with at the time, how he thinks La Liga and Spanish football should deal with any future incidents of this nature, and he expresses his disappointment with the lack of progress being made on racism in football.
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    • 30 min
    Latest on the race to sign Erling Haaland and Tuchel's reaction to Chelsea horror show

    Latest on the race to sign Erling Haaland and Tuchel's reaction to Chelsea horror show

    The Athletic's David Ornstein is joined by our German football writer Raphael Honigstein, our Chelsea correspondent Simon Johnson and our analytics writer Tom Worville to look at the latest on the increasingly public saga that is the future of Dortmund's Erling Haaland.
    We get the inside track on his, and agent Mino Raiola's, current state of mind from Rapha, Worville runs the numbers to try and work out which of Europe's big clubs would suit him best, and Simon has insight on why there might be some at Chelsea who haven't given up on luring Haaland to Stamford Bridge this summer.
    There's also a look at the fallout from Chelsea's 5-2 defeat against West Brom at the weekend, with reports of an understandably heated dressing room that turned into training ground scuffles on Sunday.
    Plus we're joined by our Aston Villa correspondent Gregg Evans for our weekly look at the England picture ahead of the Euros, this week focusing on Jack Grealish's race to regain fitness ahead of the tournament.
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    • 47 min
    Why decision on big Champions League reforms was postponed

    Why decision on big Champions League reforms was postponed

    Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater to bring you the latest developments in the battle between UEFA and Europe’s top clubs over UEFA Champions League reform as proposals are thrown into doubt over a commercial rights disagreement.
    Ronan Evain, Executive Director of Football Supporters Europe joins the podcast to bring a fans point of view on the reforms and his fears for football as a spectacle .
    And we hear Matt’s interview with Damian Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of City Football Group India about their plans to grow their brand in the region following success on the field with Mumbai City - winners of the Indian Super League.
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    • 47 min
    Exclusive: Liverpool finalising deal for Konate & double agent interview

    Exclusive: Liverpool finalising deal for Konate & double agent interview

    Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic’s David Ornstein and Adam Crafton to discuss David's exclusive on Liverpool finalising a deal to sign RB Leipzig’s centre half Ibrahima Konata.
    Then, The Athletic's James Horncastle will tell us all about his big interview with both Mino Raiola & Jonathan Barnett - agents to some of the biggest names in world football.
    And we’ll continue our look at how The England squad is shaping up ahead of the Euros by looking at Chelsea’s Mason Mount with The Athletic’s Liam Twomey.
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    • 49 min
    Inside WSL’s game-changing TV deal

    Inside WSL’s game-changing TV deal

    Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slater discuss the landmark multi-million pound deal between the English Football Association and UK broadcasters to screen matches in the Women’s Super League.
    Special guests for the roundtable discussion are Kelly Simmons, Director of The Women’s Professional Game at the English Football Association & Bex Smith, Strategic Consultant at Copa 90  & CEO of Crux Sports a company that supports players through their careers. She is a former New Zealand international, who has captained her country at two World Cups and two Olympics. She later worked for Fifa, managing the Women's World Cups and hosts of The Players podcast.
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    • 54 min

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