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Josh Robinson and Jonathan Clegg’s new book “The Club: How the Premier League became the richest, most disruptive business in sport” provides a fascinating account of the business development of the Premier League, from the initial realisations in the 1980s that maybe football was something you could make money out of, to the multibillion-pound global business it is today.

We speak to Josh about the story of the Premier League and the people who have shaped it. Where did the founders get the idea? Does the league owe its success to the insights and actions of a few key individuals, or would it have happened anyway? And what is likely to come next?

But first up on today’s pod, we speak to Newport County hero – and Carlow native – Padraig Amond, whose 85th minute penalty knocked Leicester City out of the FA Cup last night.

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