David Ames on life as a professional hockey player: From funding worries to having no pension
August 12th, 2019
This week sees the start of the European Men's Hockey Championships and one man that will be there is GB vice-captain David Ames.
But it hasn't all been smooth sailing, with David swapping Ireland for Team GB and having …
How tough is it financially for amateur Olympic hopefuls? We speak to Team GB boxing medal hope Jordan Reynolds and former Olympian Amir Khan
August 6th, 2019
This time next year, Team GB will be competing at Tokyo 2020 and hoping to surpass its record tally from Rio 2016.
But how tough is it to get funding in the first place and how much hard work goes into that dash to the …
What goes on behind the scenes of a football transfer? We take a look ahead of deadline day with sports lawyer Daniel Geey
July 29th, 2019
Football transfer deadline day. It conjures images of countdown clocks, TV presenters talking a mile-a-minute, sports reporters outside training grounds and microphones through Harry Redknapp's car window...
But what …
Is Tour de France 2019 the most exciting race for a generation - and how do the economic spokes turn?
July 22nd, 2019
We are entering the final week of the Tour de France, billed by one expert as the most exciting since 1989 – but how do the finances stack up and why is the team structure so unique?
That's the question broadcaster …
Why big name footballers and managers head to the China Super League
July 15th, 2019
In recent weeks, we've seen Rafa Benitez become boss of Dalian Yifang and Marko Arnautović join Shanghai SIPG in the China Super League.
What is behind the moves – and is it just about the money? That's the question …
Economics of Silverstone: Its F1 future now looks safe – but why was it under threat... and what's it like to drive?
July 8th, 2019
What's going on at Silverstone and why was its place on the Formula One calendar in doubt? That's the question assistant editor Lee Boyce and …
What's the true cost of becoming a tennis pro? Marcus Willis reveals all
June 23rd, 2019
It's that time of year again – Wimbledon, arguably the best tennis tournament in the world, starts next week.
Assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost dust off their picnic blankets, pack the …
What's a football CEO? Brighton & Hove Albion's Paul Barber on running a Premier League club
June 17th, 2019
It's been an interesting last couple of decades for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club to say the least.
They fell to the basement division, had plenty of stadium drama and now find themselves an established Premier …
Sports teams going green! Are fans and clubs becoming more eco-conscious?
June 10th, 2019
Pack those Thermos flasks, get on your bike and gobble down a veggie burger while watching the big match - this week, we take a look at the green …
Can the World Cup 'halo effect' help cricket and women's football flourish?
June 3rd, 2019
This summer sees the cricket World Cup in England and Wales, alongside women's football in France and rugby in Japan.
Broadcaster Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce ask: does the hype of major events really …
Has enhanced prize money in darts and snooker created a better standard?
April 29th, 2019
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 …
With the WWE money circus rolling into Britain next month, is sports tourism becoming more popular?
April 21st, 2019
Next month, the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) circus comes to Britain, with live shows in Belfast, Newcastle, Liverpool, London, Birmingham, …
Can British golf repair its damaged reputation and learn from Tiger Woods' revival?
April 15th, 2019
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 …
England football legend Shaun Wright Phillips on money in the game, US soccer and how to tackle racism
April 8th, 2019
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 …
Cricket shake-up incoming with launch of The Hundred - is it all about the money or can it help grow the game?
April 1st, 2019
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 …
Behind the scenes of Formula 1: Just how important is money and sponsorship?
March 25th, 2019
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 …
From quitting the city at 40 to football management: Mark Warburton reveals all
March 18th, 2019
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 …
What is a salary cap in sport and are FFP rules working in football?
March 11th, 2019
Premiership rugby champions Saracens deny they breached salary cap regulations after recent allegations, while Manchester City are in the Uefa …
Would you be a football manager? The profession where getting the sack is the norm - just how fair is it…
March 4th, 2019
The football managerial sack race is well and truly on. Claude Puel has left Leicester, Claudio Ranieri departed Fulham – while long-standing …
Does it pay to have a motivational speaker give team talks and how do you manage a star player?
February 25th, 2019
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 …
Sport is worth billions to the economy with Premier League responsible for 100,000 jobs in Britain alone
February 18th, 2019
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 …