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Money Talks: Club Accounts Breakdown

Money Talks: Club Accounts Breakdown

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo Chatra is joined by Eddie Gibbs to discuss the Reds latest annual accounts that were published on 27th April. Lots of detail is provided including a look at the 2019/20 turnover and what it could be for 2020/21, the growth of the wage bill and whether it will have grown further this season, analysis of commercial revenue and whether it can still grow, whether the accounts give any clues as to whether any funds will be available to invest in the squad this summer and more. In addition, the fallout from The Super League is dissected and discussion is had about whether the owners might be tempted to cash in on the club following the events of recent days!
Money Talks: The Super League

Money Talks: The Super League

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo Chatra is joined by Dave Hendrick to discuss the biggest football story of recent years- the announcement of the European Super League. All the major angles are covered including the financial implications, the reasons behind the new concept, who the winners and losers could be, whether FSG are right or wrong to be on board with it, what effect this could have on ticket prices, what it could mean for paying to watch football and plenty more besides. It's well worth a listen to hear balanced discussion on this big story.
MONEY TALKS: The Price of Principles

MONEY TALKS: The Price of Principles

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo Chatra is joined by Eddie Gibbs to look at a variety of talking points drumming up much debate amongst the Liverpool fanbase. The pair look at Jurgen Klopp's recent comments on transfer decisions, FSG and what role they play and have played in this season's events, why FSG might not want to spend during this transfer window, what the ramifications of not doing business could be, what the future may hold for the club under FSG's ownership and the European Super League is looked at too. Plenty of heavy subjects explored in a way you won't find anywhere else where Liverpool Football Club is concerned.
MONEY TALKS: Making Money in Covid Times

MONEY TALKS: Making Money in Covid Times

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo is joined by Eddie Gibbs to chew the cud over a variety of topical issues including: whether the club can afford to sign a centre-back (or two) in January, how this season's finances are likely to shape up, the latest on the FSG-Red Ball merger, an update on new sponsorship deals, the Annie Rd End expansion's delay and how any deal for Mbappe could be financed. As always, a full-on agenda but definitely worth a listen.
MONEY TALKS: Project Big Money Grab?

MONEY TALKS: Project Big Money Grab?

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo is joined by Dave Hendrick to discuss the huge story about Project Big Picture. All angles are covered including the proposed changes, the decision to reject the proposals, scope for changes to still be made, FSG's involvement in this and the potential for a breakaway league. In addition, the potential FSG-Red Ball merger is discussed. As always, a fun and informative listen.
MONEY TALKS: Pay-Per-Stew

MONEY TALKS: Pay-Per-Stew

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo Chatra and Eddie Gibbs discuss the furore over the Premier League's announcement that it will charge £15 per match on pay-per-view. The pair look at why the decision has created so much anger, what it may mean for providers of illegal streams, what alternatives clubs and the League could have rolled out instead and plenty more. In addition, the recent reports of FSG potentially selling a stake in it to a company called Red Ball, and what it could all mean for Liverpool, are also discussed.
Legends Lowdown: Jason McAteer – Stranger Things

Legends Lowdown: Jason McAteer – Stranger Things

Jim Boardman welcomes Jason McAteer for another episode of Legends Lowdown, in what are very strange times. What’s it like as a player to be on the wrong end of an upset, like the one the Reds just had? The summer window has just closed, in autumn, and Jason shares some insight into what it’s like to be the subject of speculation, especially when agents are involved. Also, a quick look ahead to the Reds’ next game - is this going to be most derby-like derby in years?
MONEY TALKS: Where’s The Money, John?

MONEY TALKS: Where’s The Money, John?

On this episode of Money Talks, Trev Downey hosts as he discusses Liverpool's finances with Mo Chatra. A deep dive of where money comes in and where it's spent is covered (based on analysis of the club's 18/19 accounts), along with discussion of Liverpool's financial position for 2019/20 and the forthcoming season, whether the club is operating a 'sell to buy policy' and why, how and why other clubs appear to be operating differently in the transfer market and whether FSG's approach is the right one. Packed full of facts and information, this pod is well worth a listen.
Legends Lowdown: CUDDLES, CRIES AND CLUBS

Legends Lowdown: CUDDLES, CRIES AND CLUBS

On this episode of Legends Lowdown, Trev Downey and Jason McAteer talk about pre-seasons past and present, the biggest threats to The Reds’ title in the season to come, the likely recruitment at Anfield before the window closes and Jason’s tremendous LFCTV documentary, ‘Through The Storm.’ As always with this particular Reds legend, there are plenty of laughs and stories in a belter of a podcast. Listen up!!
Legends Lowdown: Feet on the ground with Steve McMahon

Legends Lowdown: Feet on the ground with Steve McMahon

Steve McMahon is the guest on Legends Lowdown this time, speaking to Jim Boardman about the season just gone and the one about to begin. This Liverpool squad is the first one to win the league since Macca won it for the Reds himself - why did it take so long and, perhaps more importantly, what does Jurgen Klopp need to do to keep this momentum going? Should Liverpool’s youngsters be getting more game time or is it vital the club goes out and spends money, and should the cup games be dismissed or taken seriously in the condensed season to come?
Legends Lowdown: KITS, CASH AND WOOLLY JUMPERS

Legends Lowdown: KITS, CASH AND WOOLLY JUMPERS

On this episode of Legends Lowdown, Trev Downey hosts Mark Lawrenson in a wide-ranging chat. The lads are all over the Reds map, taking in topics as diverse as player contracts and their impact on the group morale, transfer fees and the contrast in how deals are done now vs the 80s, the comically frugal approach the club took to kit in Mark’s playing days, pre-season japes in Marbella and some transfer talk which includes a controversial shout from Mark. Lawro is on fine form and therefore this is a belter! Listen up!!
MONEY TALKS: Kostas Tsimikas, Jamal Lewis & LFC’s strategy

MONEY TALKS: Kostas Tsimikas, Jamal Lewis & LFC’s strategy

Mo Chatra and Gags Tandon are back to discuss the potential signing of Kostas Tsimikas, the Jamal Lewis situation and what Liverpool FC's strategy seems to be this summer. They also discuss why this strategy looks likely to be used with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing Liverpool's hand. Lots if interesting numbers on this one. They also discuss who they think Liverpool could sell to afford Thiago and a back-up centre-back. A must listen for all Reds!
MONEY TALKS: Man City FFP Special

MONEY TALKS: Man City FFP Special

On this special episode of Money Talks, Mo Chatra is joined by Dave Hendricks to discuss the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to overturn UEFA's two year European competition ban and €30m fine. A variety of matters involving this story are discussed including what it means for the future of FFP, UEFA, implications on the Premier League and what it means for Liverpool and its owners, FSG. It's a big podcast to cover a big story that will have significant repercussions on football- and potentially Liverpool.
MONEY TALKS: Ti-No Werner

MONEY TALKS: Ti-No Werner

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo is joined by Tadiwa Chanakira and Jay Reid to talk about the deal that didn't happen for RB Leipzig's Timo Werner. Various aspects of the story are explored including whether the club could have paid the release clause sum (reported to be £49m), whether wages would be the stumbling block, the difference in contracts between those offered by Liverpool and Chelsea, whose call it may have been to nix the deal and whether the upcoming Nike partnership could lead to another incoming. It's a comprehensive and measured look at a story that has divided opinion amongst the Reds fanbase. Do give it a listen!
MONEY TALKS: Beneath the Brand

MONEY TALKS: Beneath the Brand

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo is joined by Ehsen Shah, founder of one of the world's leading agencies connecting brands with athletes and sports audiences, B-Engaged (who count Liverpool's Rhian Brewster as one of their clients). Mo and Ehsen discuss a range of topics including how and why B-Engaged was formed, the work it does, who it works with, the importance of promoting individuality and personality, social media, dealing with clubs, agents and other parties, tackling negative stereotypes of professional footballers, image rights and which clubs are effective are marketing themselves. It's a fascinating look at one of the most interesting growth areas in football and sport more broadly. Give it a listen.
Legends Lowdown: HURRY UP AND WAIT

Legends Lowdown: HURRY UP AND WAIT

On this special edition of Legends Lowdown Trev Downey is joined by the iconic John Barnes to discuss the very divisive and complex topic of when and how to restart the football season. As always John offers a calm and logical perspective. Listen up!!
Legends Lowdown: Jim Beglin – Back talking football

Legends Lowdown: Jim Beglin – Back talking football

On this episode of Legends Lowdown, Jim Boardman caught up with Jim Beglin, the double-winning Liverpool and Ireland legend, creator of King Kenny's goal in THAT decisive win over Chelsea in 85/86 and, of course, familiar to millions of football fans around the world as one of the voices of live Premier League football. There's a lot crammed into this hour, including thoughts on the season so far, how it might end and what it might be like behind closed doors should that happen. Also, who is likely to be the biggest threat to the Reds next season, how might Timo Werner fit in, and who's the one to watch from the current squad next term?
MONEY TALKS: Changing Landscape

MONEY TALKS: Changing Landscape

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo Chatra is joined by Dave Hendrick to discuss how the pandemic will affect the affairs of Liverpool- and other clubs - this season and next. They discuss the financial impact of concluding the season behind closed doors, how this season could be concluded, the potential financial impact on next season if restrictions continue into next season, and what scope Liverpool and its rivals have to make signings. In addition, the pair look at the takeover of Newcastle United, what it will mean for them and the rest of the Premier League and whether fans of Liverpool and other clubs should be getting on moral high horses about this development.
MONEY TALKS: Furlough Fury

MONEY TALKS: Furlough Fury

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo is joined by fellow Anfield Index contributor Jay Reid to discuss LFC's decision to furlough some of their non-playing staff and seek government financial support. A variety of topics relating to the matter are discussed, including how much money the club could access on behalf of employees, the reaction on social media and whether it is justified, whether the club is right to access this support, the row over players' earnings and whether their pay should be cut, the actions of other clubs plus more besides. It's a thorough and comprehensive discussion over a contentious issue- and as ever, AI is not afraid to address a difficult subject head-on.
MONEY TALKS: The Cost of Corona

MONEY TALKS: The Cost of Corona

On this episode of Money Talks, Mo Chatra and Eddie Gibbs look at the far-reaching implications of the coronavirus and discuss its impact on Liverpool's finances, its transfer plans, the new kit deal and construction projects. The pair also discuss interesting developments in the Man City FFP story and recap LFC's latest financial accounts.