After the release of his new book, today we're picking the brains of one of the most influential figures of the modern English game.David Dein was a director and major shareholder at Arsenal for 24 years and was a significant voice at the FA for many of them, too. In that time, he brought Arsène Wenger to England, helped assemble one of the greatest sides of all time, and forced through the commercial behemoth that is the Premier League.He’s certainly been at the heart of a lot of change down the years. So today, we’re asking what he makes of the game now: from its owners, to its Super League, to its money. And don't forget the vanishing spray!**You can purchase David's new book, 'Calling the Shots: How to Win in Football and Life', here. All profits go to 'The Twinning Project' charity, which partners prisons with local football clubs to help prisoners' physical and mental wellbeing and overall rehabilitation.**Who would you like Kate to speak to next? Find us on socials @FootballRamble. Sign up for our Patreon to get exclusive live events, ad-free Rambles, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.