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Football Today

Aug 31, 2020

As we chronicled last week, football clubs are collecting more data than ever before. Every action and movement on a pitch is captured, tracked, and recorded.

But what happens to this data once it's stored? Who is protecting it and how?

Today, we ask: how safe is football's data?

Guest:

Sarah Lyons is the Deputy...


Aug 27, 2020

For many of us in the UK, the closest we get to seeing the US women’s national team players in the flesh is when there is an international tournament in Europe.

This is about to change though. With the news that Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle are joining Manchester City and Tobin Heath and Christen Press could be joining...


Aug 24, 2020

Data. As the world evolves data is becoming increasingly important. Performance data, medical data, tracking data, financial data, the list seems to never end. In football, players' personal data is increasing at a seemingly exponential rate. 

But who owns this data? Who is responsible for holding it? And who can make...


Aug 20, 2020

When the football season draws to a close and the summer arrives, it can only mean one thing…

The transfer window is upon us and that brings with it the phenomenon of the transfer rumour

But where do these rumours come from? Are they even real to start with?

In this episode, we trace a transfer rumour back to its...


Aug 17, 2020

I don't know about you, but May feels like a lifetime ago. Back then there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of football and nowhere was this feeling stronger than in the EFL. With dozens of clubs at risk of bankruptcy, many within the game thought structural change was necessary

After months of talk,...