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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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