Double episode: Drew Barrand and Jim Chaplin

The SB Weekly podcast has returned from a short break with two interviews featuring high-profile names from two very different areas of the football industry. 

Drew Barrand, Marketing Director of the English Football League (EFL) - the world’s oldest and original league football competition - discusses why the organisation needed re-branding, and what the exercise demonstrates about your average rights-holder's inherent inability to market itself.

Download the interview with Drew Barrand on your Apple device, or choose from a range of other listening options


Jim Chaplin, Managing Director of SRi - the recruitment firm behind a number of recent high-profile hires at Manchester United and Liverpool - outlines why sports businesses are now more sophisticated in their talent acquisition, and incredibly unsophisticated ways some football club owners hire managers.

Download the interview with Jim Chaplin on your Apple device, or choose from a range of other listening options