It is great to be back with another show and once again thank you all those who contacted us after the last show, your positive feedback means a great deal, and it is good to know you enjoy listening.
On this show we head to Scotland, where we catch up with the CEO of Scottish Hockey, David Sweetman. David and his team have worked wonders in the past three years as they focussed on growing the game and participation. The approach taken was one that has reaped huge rewards and is a lesson to many that sport needs to be funded from the bottom up. Just to show how far they have come the Scottish Men’s Hockey team is up for the team of the year award at the Scottish Sports Awards; their fellow finalists Glasgow Celtic and Scotland Seven’s Rugby.
In our topics under discussion rather appropriately John turns his attention to video technology and whether it has indeed helped umpires make the right decision. Certainly a few England batsmen in the First Ashes test would question whether it has. Are we now at ground zero with this technology? Can it ever make us 100% certain on every decision?
In our other topic under the microscope, Ashley raises the issue as to whether the FIFA World Cup needs to change to see the best teams competing, rather the best teams from various parts of the globe. Some argue that Asia would not watch if Asian teams were not playing, but EPL viewing figures would say otherwise, along with the fact that the modern day fan supports players rather than a team. We would love to hear your views on what is a very contentious subject.
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