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Explaining open sports leagues to Logan Roy

roger mitchell | 4 June 2023

As a business vision, European football is a fucking basket case of stupidity. Every fresh penny they make, whoring their product out, is pissed way the same day. It’s a dick substitute for billionaires wanting the fame and relevance that a bank account won’t give them; wealthy bad actors spunking the topline away on players, like Amelda Marcos in a Gucci store. That obliges everyone else to do the same, and insolvency is the inevitable bastard child of their relegation/promotion.

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Episode: 48, Season 5

Hosts: Roger Mitchell - Grant Williams | Guest/s: Goal - Own Goal

Goal Own Goal is back with its very personalised look at the power of football, and the perils of sporting hubris. No offence meant.

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Today, much of what sport has always meant to true fans, has been lost in a blizzard of corporate communications, fireworks and froth. As a result, the attachments, that were once so strong, seem more trivial in the global age of televised sport as entertainment. What was once authentic, is increasingly staged. In this podcast, we'll get back to the things that sport has always meant to true fans.