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Mark Chapman and The Athletic's David Ornstein break open the week's biggest stories and take you deep into the inner workings of the football machine

The Ornstein & Chapman Podcast The Athletic

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Mark Chapman and The Athletic's David Ornstein break open the week's biggest stories and take you deep into the inner workings of the football machine

    Paul Barber interview & England’s 2018 World Cup bid

    Paul Barber interview & England’s 2018 World Cup bid

    Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slate speak to Paul Barber CEO of Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.
    Plus, The Athletic's Oli Kay joins us we’ll also look back on England’s failed attempt to host the 2018 World Cup and a chain of events that led to the collapse of Sepp Blatter’s FIFA empire..
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    • 44 min
    Ljungberg interview & how Klopp finds players

    Ljungberg interview & how Klopp finds players

    Mark Chapman brings you exclusive insight and stories from David Ornstein and other writers at The Athletic.
    This week, hear part of David's interview with Arsenal invincible Freddie Ljungberg about the importance of having players with a winning mentality.
    Also, ahead of a crucial few weeks for Liverpool’s scouting department, Simon Hughes joins us to tell us how the club find players.
    And Chris Waugh will tell us how Newcastle may have finally found a way to get the most out of £40 million striker Joelinton and to discuss the continued uncertainty surrounding the ownership of Mike Ashley.
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    • 41 min
    Meeting Maradona in Mexico

    Meeting Maradona in Mexico

    In April 2019 The Athletic's Andy Mitten was tasked by Four Four Two magazine to fly unannounced to the heart of Sinaloa, Mexico, home to the most powerful drug cartel on the planet, and track down the coach of Mexican second division side Dorados, none other than Diego Maradona.
    This is the story of meeting Maradona in Mexico, as Andy recounts the extraordinary tale to The Athletic's Adam Hurrey.
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    • 19 min
    Zlatan v FIFA & Portsmouth CEO on fans return

    Zlatan v FIFA & Portsmouth CEO on fans return

    Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slater discuss footballers' image rights after as top players including Gareth Bale & Zlatan Ibrahimović are planning to object to use of their likenesses on the hugely popular and lucrative EA Sports game, FIFA 21.
    We are a joined by Tom Horton a barrister who runs the twitter account TheFootballLaw and has written an excellent thread on the issue of footballers and their image rights in reaction to this story.
    And as English football prepares to welcome fans back into stadiums, we are joined by Mark Catlin, CEO of Portsmouth in League One, who tells us how his club are preparing and how they will choose which fans attend matches.
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    • 38 min
    Arsenal exclusive, Giroud future & Pep contract

    Arsenal exclusive, Giroud future & Pep contract

    Host Mark Chapman is joined by David Ornstein to bring exclusive insight and stories from David and The Athletic's team of writers.
    Coming up today we’ll have the best lines from David’s column that includes Arsenal news - as they open talks to tie down a young striker and tensions boil over in training. Plus we also have an update on Olivier Giroud’s future at Chelsea. 
    And we are joined by The Athletic’s Adam Crafton who has been speaking exclusively to Shaun Wright-Phillips about some of the secrets of Jose Mourinho’s success. 
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    • 39 min
    Business of Sport: Wrexham's Hollywood Takeover

    Business of Sport: Wrexham's Hollywood Takeover

    Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slater are joined by Wrexham FC director Spencer Harris as he takes us inside the takeover deal that saw Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchase the club this week.
    We'll hear about their plans to take Wrexham to a global audience, the positive impact they've already made on the local community and there's tales of late night zoom calls with Reynolds and The Rock.
    In addition to that we're joined by Harrogate Town chairman Irving Weaver for his perspective on the continued wranglings over the proposed EFL bailout by the Premier League and he has some interesting things to say about Project Big Picture.

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    • 41 min

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