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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.

    Football Club Ownership: Data, Decisions & Competitive Edge

    Football Club Ownership: Data, Decisions & Competitive Edge

    Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater speak to Simon Hallett, owner of English League One side Plymouth Argyle football club and Chief Investment Officer at Harding Loevner, an investment boutique that manages more than $70 billion for individuals and institutions about how he finds the balances between running a football club like a business and a labour of love - as a life-long Plymouth fan. 
    We hear about the business processes implemented in leading a football club at the intersection of economics, finance and psychology and data.
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    • 48 min
    Jorge Mendes & Wolves’ Portuguese revolution

    Jorge Mendes & Wolves’ Portuguese revolution

    Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Adam Crafton & Tim Spiers.
    Hear the inside story of super agent Jorge Mendes' influence at Wolves, how he operates and how he took full advantage of uncertainty during the most recent transfer windows - much to the admiration of many within football.
    Plus, we look at the paradox of Brighton and Graham Potter and hear why his admired by decision makers at the FA.
    And after another weekend of tough weekend for match officials is it time they were given more chance to share the mechanics of the decision making as it happens at post-match to viewers at home?
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    • 54 min
    Exclusive: European Leagues wants compromise over Champions League reform

    Exclusive: European Leagues wants compromise over Champions League reform

    Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic's football news reporter Matt Slater speak to Jacco Swart & Alberto Colombo, executives from European Super Leagues, the organisation that is working with the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga to lobby against the more radical proposals for European club competition reform.
    We hear about the conversations that are taking place to broker the ongoing power struggle between UEFA, European football's richest clubs and their domestic leagues.
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    • 50 min
    United Pause on Sancho & Grealish Sparks FPL Concerns

    United Pause on Sancho & Grealish Sparks FPL Concerns

    Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Adam Crafton & Patrick Boyland.
    Coming up today David shares his latest information on Manchester United's purist of Jadon Sancho.
    Patrick gives the inside story of how Carlo Ancelotti masterminded Everton's historic win at Anfield and reveals Marcel Brands plans as Director of Football at the club.
    Plus, hear how Fantasy Premier League is becoming a growing issue for clubs after Aston Villa players removed Jack Grealish from their teams - accidentally leaking team news before facing Leicester in the process.
    Don’t forget until February 25th, new subscribers can get half price annual subscription to The Athletic ; that’s less than £1/week for an entire year.
    Just go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman
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    • 42 min
    Walters' PFA Manifesto & The Rise In Match-Fixing

    Walters' PFA Manifesto & The Rise In Match-Fixing

    Host Mark Chapman and The Athletic is Football news reporter Matt Slater speak to Jonathan Walters, the former Premier League player who has applied to become the new CEO of the professional footballers union in England.
    They also speak to Andreas Krannich, from Sportradar, a company that works with sporting federations and leagues to fight the rise in match-fixing across a range of sports.
    The Champions League returns this week and there’s no better time to sign up for all our unrivalled coverage at The Athletic. 
    Until February 25th, we’re offering new subscribers a half price annual subscription; that’s less than £1/week for an entire year.
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    • 55 min
    No Mourinho Break Clause & How Justin Fashanu Lived

    No Mourinho Break Clause & How Justin Fashanu Lived

    Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Adam Crafton & Simon Hughes. 
    Coming up today David’s will share exclusive detail on Jose Mourinho’s contract at Spurs.
    We also discuss Simon's recent column that asked fans to try and relate to what Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been going through as a person following the loss of his mother.
    We also reflect on Adam's incredible piece on Justin Fashanu, that details serious allegations about the former Norwich striker’s treatment in football, by the church & the media. 
    The Champions League returns this week and there’s no better time to sign up for all our unrivalled coverage at The Athletic. 
    Until February 25th, we’re offering new subscribers a half price annual subscription; that’s less than £1/week for an entire year.
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    • 55 min

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