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Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman, two of the UK’s best sports broadcasters, host a brand new twice-weekly podcast exploring the stories behind the sports...

Drawing on their wealth of experience and insight, with exclusive interviews and expert analysis, Gabby & Mark tackle the big issues and explain not just what’s happening, but why. They'll also bring a healthy dose of humour when needed too.

And it's not just about the football, The Sports Agents will bring you inside the greatest sporting events from around the world in what promises to be a truly memorable year of sport.

New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.

The Sports Agents is a Global Player Original Podcast.

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Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition

2024-07-2121:54

This week on The Sports Agents, Gareth Southgate resigned following England's Euro 2024 final defeat, and the world's best golfers tee'd it up for the 152nd Open Championship... The man who hired Gareth, former FA Managing Director Martin Glenn, joined Gabby & Mark for an insight into the process of finding his replacement and The Athletic's Jack Pitt-Brooke joined us in the studio to help assess the leading candidates. After Rory McIlroy defended his own caddie ahead of his first appearance at a major tournament since his US Open collapse, we were also joined by caddies Billy Foster (Matt Fitzpatrick) and Jeff Brighton (Colin Montgomerie) to find out more about the mind-blowing complexities of the role and how much difference a great one can really make. Search for The Sports Agents to hear these episodes in full. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
After Gareth Southgate resigned while we were recording Tuesday's episode, today, The Sports Agents run the rule over the candidates to replace him...The Athletic's Jack Pitt-Brooke is in the studio to explain why Eddie Howe will be difficult to prise from Newcastle and why the FA have not ruled out non-English options. And later, as golf caddies have been making headlines (for good and bad reasons) over the last few weeks - and to mark the start of The Open - Gabby and Mark find out what makes a great caddy and what really goes into the job. With interviews from Colin Montgomerie's caddie Jeff Brighton and the incomparable Billy Foster - Matt Fitzpatrick's caddie this week but who has also been on the bag for the likes of Tiger Woods and Seve Ballesteros.Plus, Gabby reflects on the viral video that has landed Chelsea's record-signing Enzo Fernandez in hot water after he broadcast his Argentina teammates performing a racist chant after winning the Copa America final. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: Sophie PenneyVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
England manager Gareth Southgate has resigned... So who will the FA look to next, does his successor need to be English and how difficult will it be to fill his shoes? The Sports Agents are joined by former FA Managing Director Martin Glenn - the man who hired Gareth - to reflect on that process, as well as, the true scale of Southgate's legacy, which reaches far beyond this summer's Euros in Germany. Matt Lawton of The Times also joins Gabby and Mark to discuss Eddie Howe's credentials as the current favourite to replace him.Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition

2024-07-1419:28

This week on The Sports Agents, We reflected on England's run to today's Euro 2024 final, Lewis Hamilton's record 9th British GP win and Novak Djokovic turning on the centre court crowd at Wimbledon. But you asked us to find out what's going on at Manchester United, after it emerged that the Women's side would be moved to 'portacabins' in order to accommodate the men - so we were joined by a host of guests including the former Head of Women's football at United, Polly Bancroft, to investigate a growing sense that the club's new owners simply don't care about the Women's game.With England v Spain on the brain and to mark two weeks until the start of the Olympics in Paris - a couple of TeamGB icons, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Iwan Thomas, joined us to talk about how to 'peak' at just the right time for a moment that may only come around once in an athlete's career. Search for The Sports Agents to listen in full. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
An incredible night. An unexpected hero. Gabby Logan reflects on England making it through to Sunday's Euro 2024 final, Gareth Southgate's inspired subs and Ollie Watkins' late winner... But as this incredible summer of sport continues - we're also just two weeks away from the start of the Olympics in Paris - a tiny window in time where athletes need everything to go perfectly for a shot at gold...The Sports Agents are joined by former Team GB Icons, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Iwan Thomas, to discuss pre-Games nerves, the mechanics (and tactics) of an Olympic sprint and whether Michael Johnson's new Grand Slam Track League is the answer? Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: Sophie PenneyVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
Players moved in to 'portacabins' to accommodate the men's team, genuine superstars like Mary Earps leaving the club and disparaging comments in the media - So, do Manchester United's new owners actually care about women's football? The Sports Agents speak to Kelly Simmons - the former Director of Women’s Pro game at the FA, Polly Bancroft - former Head of Women's football at Man United, and Tom Garry - the football writer who broke the 'portacabin' exclusive, to find out. Plus, was Novak Djokovic wrong to turn on Wimbledon fans & why Lewis Hamilton's Silverstone win means Formula 1 is BACK!Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: Sophie PenneyVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition

2024-07-0719:26

This week on The Sports Agents, As the French public head to the polls on Sunday for the final round of voting in their own National Election, Gabby and Mark reflect on the significance of France's Euros campaign after Kylian Mbappe and co. urged young voters to resist the rise of the far-right.Gabby & Mark caught up with French football writer Tom Williams and our own Jon Sopel to explore a complicated history between the country and it's men's national team. And ahead of the British Grand Prix, McLaren's Lando Norris joined us in studio for a fascinating interview, just days after his Austria crash with friend and rival Max Verstappen. In a wide-ranging interview he explains the speed of thought required to make split-second decisions while driving at speeds of over 200mph and what it would trade to win his home race! Search for The Sports Agents to listen in full - Plus, more on Mark Cavendish' record-breaking Tour de France stage win & Cristiano Ronaldo's heart-rate during a penalty shoot-out.New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
Today on The Sports Agents - Formula One driver Lando Norris joins us in studio, days on from his Austria crash with friend and rival Max Verstappen, and just hours before his home race at Silverstone this Sunday... Has all the chaos surrounding Team Red Bull and Christian Horner created an opportunity for Lando and McLaren? What really goes on inside his head at speeds of over 200mph and what he'd trade to win a home race! Gabby and Mark also marvel at Cristiano Ronaldo's heart-rate data during Portugal's penalty shootout and are also joined by broadcaster Ned Boulting, live from The Tour de France, after Sir Mark Cavendish's record-breaking stage win.Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
Before France had even kicked a ball at Euro 2024, captain Kylian Mbappé had warned that his country were approaching a ‘crucial moment in their history’... France, one of the pre-tournament favourites, are still battling to win the European Championship after squeezing past Belgium and into Friday's quarter-final against Portugal. ... Two days before the country goes to the polls again for the final round of voting in a high-stakes national election, where the far-right - are also on track to win.The Sports Agents, check in with The News Agents' Jon Sopel - live in Paris - to explore why the success of the French National team is so at odds with Marie Le Pen’s party politics. And later, are joined by French football writer and author Tom Williams, to discuss the national team's proud history of diversity and how victory for the far-right this Sunday will impact the Olympics in Paris later this month? Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition

2024-06-3021:56

This week on The Sports Agents,We asked if the media actually has any responsibility to help build the confidence of the England National team, after Harry Kane and other members of the squad responded to recent criticism of their performances at Euro 2024...Conor Coady - part of Gareth Southgate's last two England squads for major tournaments - joined Gabby & Mark for insight into the 'meticulous' nature of the England manager, how difficult social media has made it for players to ignore abuse while stuck in a Euros camp and which young players are ready to step up and lead in the absence of some of the old guard.Later, as a flurry of 'swap deals' for academy graduates between Premier League clubs for eye-catching transfer fees made headlines, Professor of Applied Sports Finance at UCFB, Rob Wilson, explored how 'fair market value' for a player is actually determined.And we heard from PFA Managing Director Maheta Molango, on the state of the current transfer market, the welfare of the young footballers at the centre of these deals and if strike action is inevitable.Remember, you can send your questions, story suggestions or thoughts on the weekend's action to us - thesportsagents@global.com.New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
Today on The Sports Agents - A flurry of ‘swap deals’ for academy graduates between Premier League clubs (for some eyebrow-raising transfer fees) led to reports that a 'loophole' in the current 'PSR' financial rules for clubs had been exploited... So do the Premier League investigate, how do you decide the ‘fair market value’ of a footballer and are rival clubs really conspiring to get bend the rules? Mark & Gabby are joined by Professor of Applied Sports Finance at UCFB Rob Wilson, and Chief Intelligence Officer at Twenty First Group, Omar Chaudhuri, to explain.And what about the young players at the heart of this story? PFA Chief Exec Maheta Molango, joined us to reflect on the state of the transfer window and the welfare of players.Plus, with Gabby still out in Berlin (where the Wifi isn't as good) they discuss why England's route to the Euros final isn't as "easy" as some have suggested.Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
Today on The Sports Agents - do the media actually have a responsibility to 'support' England more during a major international tournament? After Harry Kane and his England teammates bit back at recent criticism, England international Conor Coady sat down with Gabby & Mark for what it's really like inside Gareth Southgate's England camps... Will it lead to a siege mentality within the group, who are England's next generation of young leaders and how difficult is it to ignore criticism while on international duty. Later, Gabby also reflects on the Track & Field trials in the US over the weekend - and Snoop Dogg's 200m time! Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition

2024-06-2320:28

This week on The Sports Agents,After Rory McIlroy's dramatic decision to take a break from Golf, following his collapse at the US Open, Gabby & Mark were joined by 2010 Ryder Cup winning captain and five-time major runner up Colin Montgomerie, to debate whether golf is the most mentally-challenging sport out there and to re-live the US Open he himself 'threw away' back in 2006. Later in the week, as Scotland kept their hopes a place in the knock-out stages of Euro 2024 alive, David Moyes joined Gabby for a morning coffee in Berlin, to discuss Tartan Army spirit, his own managerial future and player welfare as the number of games they're expected to play each season, continues to grow. Plus, with the new season's Premier League fixtures announced, we explored how the televised calendar really comes together with Sky Sports Director of Football Gary Hughes. Don't forget to rate, follow or subscribe so you never miss a show. Send your questions (or voicenotes) for our upcoming Euro 2024 Q&A to us at thesportsagents@global.com or via our socials. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
Fresh from his appearance as a TV pundit during Scotland's 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Germany, former West Ham boss David Moyes sits down with The Sports Agents to reflect, as Scotland's Euro 2024 adventure continues...He also opens up about his departure from West Ham this summer, his future in management and if strike action is the only way for players to address the number of games they're facing next season.Later, ever wondered how those televised games in the Premier League really get selected? Director of Football at Sky Gary Hughes gives us a little insight into how it works, after the new season's fixtures were released.Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David Domb & Sophie PenneyVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
After Rory McIlroy's decision to take a break from Golf - following his US Open collapse - The Sports Agents explore how a unique set of challenges have taken their toll on one of the best players in the world and how elite athletes cope with failure... 2010 Ryder Cup-winning captain & 5-time Major Runner-up Colin Montgomerie joins Gabby & Mark to discuss the extreme psychological test the sport provides and reflects on his own US Open meltdown. Sports Psychologist & Golf performance coach of Jon Adler also reveals the techniques the pros need to master in order to manage pressure situations like a putt to win a major or, as we're in Berlin for the Euros, a penalty shootout! And with Euro 2024 underway, Gabby & Mark celebrate some brilliant early games and some of the amazing scenes created by travelling fans. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition

2024-06-1620:04

This week on The Sports Agents,How and why did an image of Arsenal's Bukayo Saka become the main feature on the back pages of almost every major newspaper following England's 1-0 defeat to Iceland... despite him only featuring as a 65th minute substitute.Football writer Henry Winter and Channel 4 sports correspondent Jordan Jarrett-Bryan joined Gabby and Mark and reveal how these photos are chosen and why the context is important when it comes to Saka and England.And as promised, also this week, we took a closer look at Netball Super League 2.0 - the fallout, the repercussions for the game at grassroots level and the perfect example of what happens when a 'smaller' sport makes the decision to go professional. NSL managing director Claire Nelson and Team Bath's own Kadeen Corbin were among those to feature on this special episode.Just scroll back through The Sports Agents feed to listen to these shows in full. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
Does every sport need to professionalise in order to survive?... When plans for a revamped Netball Super League were revealed in May, fans and players were outraged at the exclusion of four franchises, including 5-time Champions Team Bath. Today, on The Sports Agents, Gabby & Mark speak to key stakeholders to find out how those uncomfortable decisions were reached and the effect the new changes will have on both current players and the next generation - as the entire South West of England (and Scotland) have been left without a team. Will Netball Super League 2.0 and the broadcast deals to televise every game enhance the sport, or will the changes mean many young fans are lost to other sports? NSL Managing Director Claire Nelson, Sarah Gandon from the Players' Association and Team Bath's own Kadeen Corbin feature, as well as, your questions! Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
If you hadn't actually watched England's defeat to Iceland in their final warm-up game ahead of the Euros, you'd have been forgiven for thinking Bukayo Saka was largely responsible... Images of the Arsenal talisman adorned the back pages of almost every major newspaper - despite him only being introduced as a 65th minute substitute at Wembley on Friday night.Today on The Sports Agents, Gabby & Mark are joined by football writer Henry Winter and Channel 4 sports correspondent Jordan Jarrett-Bryan, to explain the why the context matters, how those photos actually end up on the back pages of multiple publications, and ultimately, why this keeps happening with Saka & England. And later, a sneak peek at Thursday's special episode into the fall-out from the announcement of a Netball Super League 2.0.Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducers: David Domb & Sophie PenneyVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition

2024-06-0713:39

This week on The Sports Agents, The extraordinary story of Khalida Popal - the first ever captain of the Afghanistan Women's National Football Team - hounded out of her country by those who believed women have no right to play and who orchestrated her team's daring escape from Afghanistan, when the Taliban returned. Then, as Manchester City announced legal action against the Premier League, Gabby & Mark found out if this new legal action could influence the outcome of their long-awaited hearing into 115 alleged breaches of the Premier League's financial rules - Sports lawyer Daniel Geey gave us his verdict. And former footballer-turned-agent, Paul Dalglish, joined us to discuss the ethics and issues in football agency, their role in multi-million pound transfers and why the industry needs to evolve.Just scroll back through The Sports Agents feed to listen to these interviews in full. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
As Manchester City go to war with Premier League over its financial rules - how crucial is next week's hearing to the Champions beating their 115 charges once and for all? Sheridan's Sports lawyer Daniel Geey, explains the nuanced differences between the two cases involving Associated Party Transaction Rules, how 'fair market-value' is actually determined and why Man City will have more support from rival Premier League teams than you might think.Then, as the mother of all transfer sagas ended with Kylian Mbappe's 'free' transfer to Real Madrid, former footballer and coach, turned football agent, Paul Dalglish, joins Gabby & Mark to reflect on the evolving landscape for agents, address some of the stereotypes and explain what it's really like to put these multi-million pound deals together. Running Order:Man City v Premier League (04:14)The evolution of football agents (25:00)Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducers: David Domb & Sophie PenneyVideo Producer: Sam Trudgill Social Media Editor: Georgia FoxwellTom Hughes is Editor for The News Agents podcast networkVicky Etchells is the Commissioning Editor for Global You can listen to this episode on Alexa - just say "Alexa, ask Global Player to play The Sports Agents".And, the Sports Agents now have merch!
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Tim Biddle

I'm sorry but no kid is asking where the smile has gone off of a happy meal box.

May 18th
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Alex Bates

Podcast is missing the seod half. Just the chat about the football, nothing else. Really disappointed.

Apr 25th
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