The Sports Agents

The Sports Agents

By Global

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. And, the Sports Agents now have merch! To get yours, head to: https://store.global.com/collections/the-sports-agents

Episodes

What it's like to fail a drugs test

*Trigger warning* Some of the themes explored within our interview with Lizzy Banks contains mention of suicide and suicidal thoughtsToday on The Sports Agents, what's it really like for athletes living under the cloud of a failed drugs test? Lizzy Banks, the UK cyclist who has spoken out against Anti-Doping authorities following her 10-month battle to clear her name - which ultimately cost her, her sporting career and almost her life. Lizzy sheds light on the mind-blowing level of commitment it takes to be a 'clean athlete' and why WADA's rules are no longer fit for purpose.Plus, Gabby & Mark pay homage to some monster times from British middle-distance runners in the run up to the Paris Olympics as Josh Kerr and Keely Hodgkinson impressed in Oregon over the weekend.Running order: Lizzy Banks interview (11:07)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!
28/05/2442m 11s

Weekend Edition

This week on The Sports Agents,We brought you an exclusive interview between The News Agents' own Jon Sopel and the Arsenal and Ukraine defender Oleksandr Zinchenko - who reflected Arsenal's season and waning support for the war. A special insight into how world title fights are actually scored from the referee at the centre of what was described as the 'biggest robbery in boxing history'.Gabby & Mark then sat down with the Football League Chairman Rick Parry to discuss the widening gulf between the Premier League and The Championship, ahead of this weekend's Play-Off final. Plus, reaction to Gareth Southgate's provisional squad for this summer's Euros with Joe Cole and much more... New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
24/05/2411m 42s

Is Premier League promotion starting to feel pointless?

Ahead of the Championship Play-off Final, dubbed 'the richest game in football', EFL Chairman Rick Parry, joins Gabby & Mark to answer the big questions facing the Football League - What’s the point in Premier League promotion? Is the gulf between the top two tiers of English football too big and how would a Government regulator close it? Plus, with Vincent Kompany set to succeed Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich and as Chelsea eye Ipswich's Kieran McKenna and Leicester's Enzo Maresca, how has the profile of a desirable manager changed? Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: Rory SymonVideo 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!
23/05/2441m 22s

Judging the 'biggest robbery in British boxing history'

Was Oleksandr Usyk's split-decision victory over Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight crown the correct decision? Should the referee have stopped the fight in the 9th? Does boxing need VAR?...The Sports Agents brings you a bonus interview with former star referee and judge, Ian John-Lewis, days before the eagerly anticipated rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall - a fight described as the 'biggest robbery in boxing history', where Ian was one of the two judges who scored it in favour of Taylor... and never worked for the British Boxing Board of Control again. In this bonus episode, Gabby & Mark explore how elite fights are actually scored, what influences the decision to let a boxer continue and Ian's long drawn-out court battle to clear his name.New episodes every Tuesday & Thursday
22/05/2422m 39s

Zinchenko exclusive: Ukraine's 'real heroes' & Why Arsenal's trophies will come

Today on The Sports Agents, an exclusive interview with the Arsenal & Ukraine defender Oleksandr Zinchenko. In an emotional sit-down with The News Agents' Jon Sopel, Zinchenko talks about football and the war. The pride in representing Ukraine at this summer's European Championships and his 'duty' to use his profile to continue to help. Plus, as the Gunners missed out on the Premier League title on the final day, Zinchenko explains why Arteta's team are edging closer to silverware and reflects on that Son one-on-one! Later, after Gareth Southgate named his provisional England squad for this summer's Euros, Mark & Gabby speak to former England forward Joe Cole about what it feels like to make the squad for a tournament, Rashford's omission and Foden's best position. Guest Sports Agent: Jon Sopel 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!
21/05/2438m 17s

Weekend Edition

This week on The Sports Agents former England defender Rio Ferdinand joined us to discuss the stigma around mental health in football and whether teams are now better equipped to work with players who are struggling. We were also joined by Jadon Sancho's former youth coach and mentor Sayce Lewis-Holmes to find out more about the level of pressure on aspiring footballers today. Plus, with a huge final couple of days in the Premier League and WSL seasons this weekend, football writer Henry Winter talked us through a whole host of topics including the 115 charges for Manchester City over alleged breaches of financial fair play. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday
17/05/2410m 44s

Henry Winter on Big Ange's ambition, 115 charges & How Liverpool move on from Klopp?

Today on The Sports Agents, is it ever OK to want your own team to lose, would Manchester City's historic fourth consecutive title require an asterisk and how do you move on from legendary managers like Jurgen Klopp and Emma Hayes... Writer Henry Winter joins Gabby and Mark in the studio to debate the big stories heading into the final weekend of the Premier League and WSL seasons. Running order: Big Ange's big ambitions (04:12)Man City's 115 charges (14:33)Jurgen Klopp & Emma Hayes (24:00)Fury v Usyk (41:20)Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Shane Fennelly & Arvind BadewalSocial 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!Clips: John Fury (Sky Sports)Mauricio Pochettino (BBC)
16/05/2444m 50s

Rio Ferdinand on Sancho, Rashford & the mental health crisis in football

Rio Ferdinand joins The Sports Agents to discuss the stigma around mental health in sports and a new campaign aimed at helping children to understand their emotions. As more Premier League stars open up about their own mental health struggles, Gabby & Mark asked the former Manchester United defender if his old club has been equipped to help players like Marcus Rashford & Jadon Sancho.Later, we're joined by Sancho's mentor and former youth coach Sayce Holmes-Lewis to talk more about the mentality of a prodigious six-year-old Sancho, how Dortmund helped him to rediscover his confidence and the extreme pressures on young aspiring male and female players.Plus, a weather report from a leaky Old Trafford after Mark is soaked on TV duty and Gabby tells us about Phoebe Gill - the teenage runner who just shocked the Athletics world. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Rory SymonSocial Media Editor: Rory SymonTom 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!Clips: Wayne Rooney (Sky Sports) Phoebe Gill (Team GB)
14/05/2436m 2s

Weekend Edition

This week on The Sports Agents, Gabby & Mark took a closer look at a controversial new rule in cricket - the impact player in the IPL - and whether it's introduction became a threat to the fabric of the sport. The Telegraph's Nick Hoult joined us in the studio to discuss it's impact on the game and whether the current domestic schedule demands too much from players.And with the 'fight of the century' a week away between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, just how big is the latest drug scandal to hit boxing? Two-weight world champion Carl Frampton and broadcaster Adam Catterall explore how sensation Ryan Garcia is making headlines. Catch up with full episodes for more on how much Declan Rice's West Ham depature impacted David Moyes and his final season at the club, and just how do Real Madrid always find a way in the Champions League? New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
10/05/2413m 33s

Does boxing really care about performance-enhancing drugs?

Today on The Sports Agents - with 'The Fight of the Century' between Fury and Usyk just over a week away - how damaging is its latest drugs scandal?Gabby & Mark are joined by the former two-weight World Champion Carl Frampton and broadcaster Adam Catterall to reflect on one of the most bizarre chapters in recent boxing history - involving Ryan Garcia.Handsome, talented and unstable. So why has his stunning victory over Super Lightweight Champion Devin Haney been overshadowed and when, if ever, will boxing take PEDs seriously? Plus, how Real Madrid always find a way to the Champions League final and just how difficult is it to measure a course for a marathon? Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducers: David DombVideo Producer: Sam TrudgillSocial Media Editor: Rory SymonTom 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!
09/05/2435m 43s

Is IPL even cricket anymore?

Today on The Sports Agents - Has the introduction of 'impact players' in the Indian Premier League become a 'threat to the fabric of the sport?' The Telegraph's Nick Hoult joins Gabby & Mark to reflect on a rule change which has divided cricket fans all over the world... While the IPL's franchises, big broadcast deals, and brilliant blend of Bollywood has been widely celebrated - have they made a fatal mistake in meddling with the actual game?Plus, was David Moyes right to single out Declan Rice as the reason West Ham have suffered so many big defeats away from home this season and would any UK sportsperson ever submit themselves to a 'comedy roast' like Tom Brady? Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducers: David DombVideo Producer: Sam TrudgillSocial Media Editor: Rory SymonTom 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! Clips: The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady (Netflix) Kyren Wilson - World Snooker Championships (BBC) Rohit Sharma - Club Prairie Fire Podcast
07/05/2431m 31s

Weekend Edition

This week on The Sports Agents, Gabby & Mark explored whether a Premier League salary cap will actually help smaller clubs bridge the gap to the 'Big 6' and if it could lead to a bigger drain on top English talent... Former Lioness Jill Scott was in the studio to explain why Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham is the obvious candidate to succeed Bayern Munich's Harry Kane as England captain - as they went head-to-head in the Champions League semi-finals. And legendary boxing promoter Frank Warren joined us to reflect on his rivalry with the Hearn family, the British public's complicated relationship with Tyson Fury and the night he was shot outside one of his shows... Catch up with the full episodes for more on Billy Vunipola's Mallorca arrest and Jadon Sancho's resurgence in Dortmund. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
03/05/249m 49s

Exclusive: Frank Warren on Eddie Hearn, Tyson Fury & getting shot

Today on The Sports Agents, a fascinating interview with legendary boxing promoter Frank Warren... Nothing was off-limits, including his long-standing rivalry with the Hearn family, Tyson Fury's remarkable comeback, Riyadh Season coming to Wembley and that fateful night back in 1989 when he was shot outside one of his own shows.Also on the podcast - Gabby & Mark discuss Sancho's starring role for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and Billy Vunipola's Mallorca arrest.Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducers: David DombVideo Producer: Sam TrudgillSocial Media Editor: Rory SymonTom 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!
02/05/2440m 6s

Kane vs Jude & A Premier League talent drain?

As Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane prepare to face off in the Champions League semi-finals, The Sports Agents explore whether plans to introduce a Premier League salary cap, could lead to a drain on top English talent? Former Lioness Jill Scott joins Mark and Gabby in studio, to reflect on their success at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively, and if the Premier League's loss could still be England's gain at the Euros this summer. Plus, a sneak peek at a very special interview with the iconic British boxing promoter Frank Warren, coming your way on Thursday. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David Domb Video Producers: Sam TrudgillSocial Media Editor: Rory SymonTom 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!
30/04/2439m 42s

Weekend Edition

This week on The Sports Agents...A Premier League launched an attack on VAR via their social media account - and threatened legal action... Is there actually any legal recourse for victims of a dodgy offside decision? The Athletic's David Ornstein joined us on the pod to discuss the chaos at Nottingham Forest. Ultra-marathon runner Jasmine Parris then spoke to Gabby & Mark about becoming the first women to ever complete the Barkley Marathons and just what it takes to conquer the legendary 100-mile race.With the NFL Draft taking place this weekend and the number one pick going to Mark's beloved Chicago Bears, former Dallas Cowboys star Jason Bell told us how it all works and why the ingenious system should be the envy of European football. And after Liverpool's defeat to Everton in midweek we asked if Jurgen Klopp has announced his Anfield departure too soon. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
27/04/2415m 50s

Is the NFL Draft the envy of European football?

Today, The Sports Agents catch NFL Draft fever and are joined by former cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys Jason Bell to explore how one pick can transform the fortunes of their beloved team, overnight. Colleen Wolfe then joins us live from Detroit to discuss the global audience for the 3-day event and why it represents the kind of league parity that European football fans can only dream of... Who is number 1 pick Caleb Williams and how does a 22-year-old quarterback with a 'generational talent' tag already on his back, handle the pressure & expectation of Bears fans, like Mark Chapman.Plus, Mark and Gabby react to Liverpool's defeat in the Merseyside derby and Wayne Rooney's suggestion that Jurgen Klopp announced his departure from Anfield at the wrong time. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David Domb Video Producers: Sam TrudgillSocial Media Editor: Rory SymonTom 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".
25/04/2433m 29s

Why Nottingham Forest went to war with VAR

After an explosive statement from a Premier League club alleged that a video-assistant referee, with allegiances to a rival team, should have been removed from their game on Sunday - The Sports Agents reflects on more unintended consequences of VAR and the growing threat to the sport's integrity... Should a 'melodrama' between Nottingham Forest, the Premier League and the FA ever play out on social media? What was former referee Mark Clattenburg's role in the story and should he resign? And why is the Barcelona President Joan Laporta demanding a replay following their El Clasico defeat on the same day!The Athletic's David Ornstein joins Gabby & Mark to unpack the conspiracy theories and whether or not there is infact legal recourse for clubs like Forest - plus his breaking story on Sporting's highly coveted head coach Ruben Amorim and if he'll be heading to West Ham this summer. Later, following Sunday's London Marathon, Ultra-marathon runner Jasmin Paris joins us to talk about the Barkley Marathons - after she became the first woman to finish the legendary race - which makes 26.2 miles sound like a stroll in the city!Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesVideo Producers: Sam Trudgill & Rory SymonSocial 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".Clips: Jim Ratcliffe with Gabby Logan at the London Marathon (BBC)Gary Neville (Sky Sports)
23/04/2455m 55s

Weekend Edition

This week on The Sports Agents... A Sports Agents exclusive - Mark & Gabby had a first-look at an independent report into diversity at the senior levels of sport across every major National Governing Body in UK - Sporting Equals Chief executive Arun Kang joined them in the studio to unpack the findings...Former Lioness Eni Aluko then reflected on her own experiences - after becoming the first black woman in Italy to own a football club.Plus, how damaging were Manchester City & Arsenal's Champions League exits for English football's chances of a fifth qualifying spot in next season's competition? And after Lord Seb Coe announced he had chaired the first meeting of The Old Trafford Regeneration taskforce - Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham sat down with Mark to talk about public money, opportunity and London 2012.Here's some of our favourite bits - new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
20/04/2418m 15s

Have English clubs blown race for 5th Champions League spot?

After holders Man City & Premier League rivals Arsenal were both dumped out of the Champions League quarter-finals, The Sports Agents assess PL hopes of a 5th place in Europe's elite club competition for next season... Gabby & Mark are then joined by the Athletic's Adam Crafton for more on PSG's growing optimism, Mbappe's date with destiny (Real Madrid) and if European matches could finally be heading to US.And with the first meeting held over the regeneration of Old Trafford, we'll also hear from an exclusive interview with the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham - part of the taskforce - and the comparisons he makes with the London Olympics from 2012. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David Domb & Gabriel RadusVideo Producers: Sam TrudgillSocial 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".
18/04/2443m 43s

Exclusive: Is UK sport still too white?

Today, a Sports Agents Exclusive as Gabby & Mark reveal the findings of a report into race representation at senior level of UK sport. Sporting Equals Chief executive Arun Kang sat down with us to discuss the findings of its annual Racial Equality Index and what lessons need to be learned. Plus, former Lioness Eni Aluko joined The Sports Agents in studio, to chat about her own experience as Italy’s first black female football club owner and to reflect on women’s safety in the men’s game - and online.And later, more from Mark’s weekend at Augusta. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducers: David Domb & Rory SymonVideo Producer: Sam TrudgillSocial Media Editor: Rory SymonTom 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".
16/04/2442m 36s

Weekend Edition

This week on The Sports Agents... An array of stardust as the likes of legendary jockeyAP McCoy and Team GB icon Denise Lewis joined Gabby & Mark on the podcast. Is your Premier League club trying to kill off season tickets and is Everton's latest points deduction fair? Does Seb Coe deserve credit for announcing prize money will be paid to Athletes who win gold at the Olympics - and after terror threats at Champions League games - how will Paris ensure fan safety at the Games this summer?All this and much more on the Sports Agents over the last seven days.Here's a little flavour of some of the highlights...
13/04/2418m 6s

AP McCoy on The Grand National, winning at all costs & Arsenal

As promised, a bonus episode featuring the full interview with Sir AP McCoy on the eve of 2024 Grand National at Aintree - a sporting institution with a global audience. Gabby Logan sits down with the most successful jump jockey in history of National Hunt racing to talk about 'the people's race', the extreme sacrifices it took to win and his beloved Arsenal's chances of getting through their Champions League quarter final second-leg against Bayern Munich. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
12/04/2417m 47s

Are the Paris Olympics safe?

Cash for Olympic gold... A step in the right direction or sacrilege? The Sports Agents are joined by Olympic icon Denise Lewis to discuss an historic break from Athletic tradition. And after reflecting on the mid-week Champions League quarter-final magic - amid terror threats - Gabby and Mark also explore how Paris will be trying to make the Games safe for fans this summer. Plus, Mark's live from Augusta at 5am on the first day of The Masters, Gabby's caught up with legendary jump jockey AP McCoy ahead of Saturday's Grand National and more... Additional Guests: Graham Wettone - Stadium policing commentatorExecutive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Sam TrudgillSocial 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".Clips: Lord Seb Coe (ITV News)
11/04/2448m 21s

Are Premier League clubs trying to kill off your Season Ticket?

Today, The Sports Agents takes a closer look at a worrying trend - across the Premier League - after clubs announced more price hikes for next season... The Athletic's Jack Pitt-Brooke explains why Spurs are stopping concessions for OAP's, Daniel Levy's bonuses and the global demand for tickets. Daniel Bowdler, from City Matters - Man City's official fan engagement programme - explains why protests and boycotts can still make a real difference. Plus, Gabby & Mark reflect on Monday's news of a second points deduction for Everton and find out who-dragged-who across the finish line as Gabby and her daughter ran the London Landmarks half marathon! Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Sam TrudgillSocial 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".
09/04/2445m 27s

Weekend Edition

This week on The Sports Agents, your questions for Gabby & Mark on everything from Olympics predictions, to how the panel on Match of the Day is selected! Plus, Sky Sports NFL analyst Phoebe Schecter on Louis Rees-Zammit's chances of becoming a regular starter for the reigning Super Bowl champs, after he made the switch from Rugby to NFL.And a closer look at the 'fractured' state of Golf - a week away from The Masters - with English pros Richard Bland and Laurie Canter on the reality of playing on the controversial breakaway LIV Golf tour.New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
06/04/2414m 46s

The Masters: Is LIV Golf actually working?

A week out from The Masters, Gabby & Mark reflect on the state of Golf - a sport at war - fractured in recent years by the Saudi-backed LIV tour... The Sports Agents are joined by pro golfers Richard Bland - who at age 48 became the oldest first-time winner on the European Tour - and Laurie Canter, who plays on both The European and LIV tours - for insight into the reality for players outside the Top 20.BBC Golf correspondent Iain Carter also helps to explain how the sport was ripped apart and why the tours must find a way to reunite the best players in the world. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Sam TrudgillSocial 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".
04/04/2452m 57s

Q&A Special: Will 'Rees-Lightning' make it in NFL?

To mark our first month of shows, The Sports Agents answer your questions on everything from Olympics predictions to how the pundits on MOTD are decided! Gabby & Mark also check in with Sky Sports' NFL analyst, Phoebe Schecter, to explore Louis Rees-Zammit's chances of making it in the NFL, after the former Welsh Rugby star was signed by reigning Super Bowl Champions, The Kansas City Chiefs. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Sam TrudgillSocial 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".
02/04/2447m 51s

(Easter) Weekend Edition

This week, The Sports Agents dug into why Arsenal are still in a league of their own when it comes to the commercial success of their Women's team, how Gabby became 'obsessed' with Andy Murray and if Gareth Southgate would be a perfect fit for Man United's new owners?And to keep you going over the extended Easter weekend Gabby & Mark also found out all about Corinthians FC - one of the finest teams in English football history, that you've probably never heard of!New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
30/03/2418m 24s

Could Southgate handle 'impossible' Man United job?

Today, The Sports Agents discuss the story that simply won't go away - will England manager Gareth Southgate replace Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford, after the Euros this summer? Gabby & Mark are joined by The Telegraph's James Ducker to explore his links to the owners, INEOS 'best of British' blueprint, Southgate's tactical identity and track-record of lead the sort of cultural reset Man United may still need.And later, Director Helen Tither and Corinthians FC legend Monica Curran join the show to talk about Corinthians: We Were the Champions - and crowdfunding for a documentary about one of the finest football teams - who actually played during the ban on Women's football in the UK. ... Which leads perfectly into an appreciation of Man City and former England captain Steph Houghton - who has announced she'll be retiring at the end of the season.Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Sam TrudgillSocial 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".Clips: Steph Houghton (speaking to Manchester City)
28/03/2451m 2s

How Arsenal cracked the WSL code

Today, The Sports Agents took a closer look at the Women's Super League and Arsenal's monumental commercial success story - despite surrendering their crown to Emma Hayes' Chelsea, on the pitch... How have the club's ticket strategy, a 'one-club' mentality and history made them the gold-standard for English footballChelsea's commerical director Zara Al-Kudcy and The Guardian's Suzy Wrack join Gabby & Mark to reflect on lessons from the continent, salary caps, tribalism and avoiding the financial pitfalls we've seen in the men's game.And the morning after the Sports Journalism Awards (and gongs for almost everyone on the show 👀) Gabby wants reflect on victory and near-misses and talk about her Andy Murray obsession... while he's still playing.Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Sam TrudgillSocial 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".Clips: Andy Murray (sky sports tennis)
26/03/2440m 31s

The Sports Agents: Weekend Edition

This week, The Sports Agents took a closer look at the state of Rugby Union, reflected on Nottingham Forest becoming the latest Premier League club to suffer a points deduction, as well as, the infamous story of one, Ali Dia... On Tuesday, Andy Burnham - Greater Manchester Mayor and furious Everton fan - certainly didn't hold back when discussing why the Premier League needs an independent regulator. Top comedians Dara O'Briain and Josh Widdicombe were then on hand to talk about their six-part podcast series exploring the phenomenon of Ali Dia’s overnight rise to the Premier League – for 53 minutes.Then on Thursday, it was Rugby Union under the microscope as Courtney Lawes, Louis Rees-Zammit, Premiership CEO Simon Massie-Taylor and Wales legend Sam Warburton joined Gabby & Mark to debate the biggest threats to Rugby's future.New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
23/03/2415m 55s

RUGBY UNION SPECIAL: Crisis or crossroads?

Just a few days on from a brilliant Six Nations, it feels like the sport is at a crossroads... With potential superstars like Louis Rees-Zammit switching to the NFL, casual fans are alienated by a complex game that fails to celebrate its own physicality amid wider questions relating to how 'safe' the sport actually is to play. The Sports Agents are joined by a stellar cast of special guests including Louis Rees-Zammit from his Miami training camp, Sam Warburton, Courtney Lawes and Premiership Chief Executive Simon Massie-Taylor, to find out how the sport can navigate the biggest challenges it faces today. Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Sam TrudgillSocial 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".
21/03/2456m 56s

Will the Premier League table be decided in court?

After Nottingham Forest's 4-point deduction on Monday, Gabby & Mark examine the defiant statements and discuss the likelihood of a final Premier League table that won't be decided by the end of the season... And after a football governance bill began its passage through parliament earlier today - has the Premier League proven it cannot govern itself? Plus, comedians Dara O'Briain and Josh Widdicombe joins The Sports Agents to talk about their brand-new Global original podcast series - 53 minutes - all about Ali Dia and one of the greatest mysteries in Premier League history!And as promised, you can check out last week's sensational interview with boxing supremo Eddie Hearn in full hereAdditional Guests: Prof. Rob Wilson (UCFB)Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Sam TrudgillSocial 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".
19/03/2449m 32s

The Sports Agents: Weekend Edition

This week, The Sports Agents were invited to the head offices of 'The Enhanced Games' to interview President Aron D'Souza - who wants to put on an Olympic-style event where all the athletes are permitted (even encouraged) to dope... Don't forget your popcorn for this one!Then on Thursday, Gabby & Mark were joined by boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, to discuss the role the sport is playing in Saudi 'sportswashing'. Plus, why owners of football clubs can't seem to stop at buying just one, and why Liverpool are following suit?New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
16/03/2413m 20s

Eddie Hearn on AJ v Fury & Saudi 'progress'

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn joins The Sports Agents, in studio, to reflect on the significance of Anthony Joshua's win in Saudi Arabia last weekend. Why an all-British undisputed heavyweight super-fight between AJ and Tyson Fury could be staged at Wembley and signs of progress he's seen at grass-roots level in the Kingdom... (21:30)But we begin with former sporting director Michael Edwards' return to Liverpool - tasked with not only replacing Jurgen Klopp but finding another football club to add to the owners portfolio, as Liverpool become the latest Premier League side to explore 'multi-club ownership'. Gabby & Mark are joined by Simon Van Kerckhoven - who helped Man City's owners acquire a Belgian club in 2020 - to discuss the potential post-Brexit benefits, financial fair play loopholes and more.Plus, The News Agents' Jon Sopel stops by to fill us in on a remarkable story that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has approached legendary quarterback Aaron Rodgers about serving as his running mate on an independent presidential ticket! Additional Guests: Simon Van KerckhovenExecutive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Arvind BadewalSocial 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".Clips: Anthony Joshua (Sky Sports)
14/03/2452m 23s

Should Olympic athletes be allowed to dope?

The 'Enhanced Games', as you've probably heard by now, promises a union of sport and science - where doping is not just allowed but actively encouraged.Today, the organisation's President, Dr Aron D'Souza, invited The Sports Agents to Enhanced HQ for an exclusive interview, and to discuss the future of the sport... Don't forget your popcorn.And later, Gabby & Mark speak to the Chief Executive of the Jockey Club, Nevin Truesdale, about tackling horse-racing's image problem on day one of Cheltenham.Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producers: Rory Symon & Arvind BadewalSocial 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".Clips: Lord Seb Coe (Sky Sports)Ben Johnson (Archive)
12/03/2440m 23s

Joshua vs Ngannou & How Saudi Arabia became the new home of Heavyweight Boxing

Anthony Joshua is seemingly one fight away from being either firmly back in the heavyweight title picture... or being finished.The man standing in his way, is an MMA fighter - Francis Ngannou. Former cruiserweight world champion, Johnny Nelson joins The Sports Agents to discuss the risk v the rewards and why more fighters are switching codes. And as Saudi Arabia prepares to host yet another elite heavyweight bout - has the Kingdom become the 'new home' of boxing's blue-riband division. And Gabby & Mark discuss the conflict all fans face between dream fights and human rights.Additional Guests: Sarah Shephard - The Athletic Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Arvind BadewalSocial 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".Clips: Anthony Joshua (Sky Sports)
07/03/2436m 9s

The Christian Horner scandal - is Red Bull about to implode?

The Christian Horner scandal has dominated the headlines in Formula 1 and beyond over the past week. So on today's debut episode of The Sports Agents Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman discuss how the allegations of inappropriate behaviour have impacted Red Bull Racing and what's really going on behind the scenes in formula 1?Should Christian Horner be considering his future? And could this lead to a more competitive season on the track?Later in the show they turn their attention to the Premier League and Manchester City's Phil Foden. Is he the perfect example of a club nurturing academy talent? Executive Producer: Adonis PratsidesProducer: David DombVideo Producer: Arvind BadewalSocial Media Producer: Laura FitzPatrickTom 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".Clips:Christian Horner - Drive to Survive (Netflix)Christian Horner - Sky F1Pep Guardiola - Sky SportsPhil Foden - Sky SportsFemke Bol - BBC
05/03/2440m 9s

The Sports Agents: The Trailer

Welcome to The Sports Agents, a twice-weekly podcast hosted by two of the UK's top sports broadcasters, Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman.With new episodes available every Tuesday and Thursday, starting 5th March.
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