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Every week, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost take a deeper look at sport and money. We talk through the stories from the week, from bumper sports' star salaries to grassroots gems, along with in-depth interviews and analysis to delve into what makes the world of sport and money tick.

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How to start a sports team from scratch - new London City Royals basketball franchise owner reveals all

November 5th, 2019

Starting a sports team from scratch and taking them to glory: it sounds like something out of a computer game rather than real life.

This week, assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by a …

'€60k was fanned on the bed...': Ex-footballer talks match fixing, his regrets and why the FA helped when he came out of jail

October 29th, 2019

Match-fixing in sport. It is a subject that makes fans boil with anger and ask: just how and why would any professional do it? Aren't they already …

Is Piracy threatening the future of football? This is Moneyball discuss pirate broadcasters and why the rules of the game off the pitch are now so crucial

September 9th, 2019

Forget Blackbeard and the stealing of Spanish treasure fleets, when you think of piracy these days it might well be football that's flying the Jolly …

What's it like to score the winning try in a Rugby World Cup final? This is Moneyball and an England legend discuss the upcoming tournament in Japan

September 3rd, 2019

There are very few sportspeople who are lucky enough to score the winner in the final of any tournament, let alone the pinnacle of a sport.

But Nolli …

Sports stars and social media: a financial goldmine or recipe for disaster? We speak to Héctor Bellerín's account manager

August 27th, 2019

Social media use among sports stars has seen some of them become more than just a player – they are icons with a global following of millions who …

The six juiciest football finance stories of summer 2019... from big money transfers to clubs on the brink

August 19th, 2019

The football season is back with bang but what happened off the pitch in the summer when it comes to money created major talking points.

Assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost pick six of the financial …

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 …

How do you sell a sports team? As Leicester Tigers hunt for a buyer, we look at what happens behind the scenes when a club is up for grabs

July 1st, 2019

There are plenty of sports fans who wish a wealthy buyer would come in and help change its fortunes – but equally, there are many who have seen their …

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 …

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