Today's guest is ESPN senior writer, Gabriele Marcotti, one of the most insightful and informative writers in football journalism both in print and online. Gabriele has covered sports since the 1996 Olympics and rose to prominence writing about the Premier League in the 1990s. He's also authored books with Gianluca Vialli and on Paulo Di Canio, Fabio Capello and Claudio Ranieri.

In addition to his written work which you can read in English and Italian, Gab has been a TV\radio expert on most major UK and US outlets. Gab has been podcasting since 2006, having started it at the Times, which he left after 16 years. to join ESPNFC's coverage. He is one half of The Gab & Juls Podcast with Julien Laurens and also writes the Marcotti's Musings column, which if it isn't already should be your one-stop shop for all the important things that took place over the weekend of football. It's not only a mix of smart observations/takeaways from all the games he watches (and he watches them all!), but a measured commentary on the global game.

For those reasons, we thought he'd be the perfect guest to talk about the larger issues football faces right now: from COVID-19 to its footballing and financial implications inside and outside of stadiums, the threat of a European Super League, Project Big Picture, TV money and government intervention. Don't miss an hour of lively conversation full of Gab's encyclopedic knowledge, unique insights on football's pressing issues!

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