Training Ground Guru Podcast
#35: Phil Giles: Staying ahead of the curve at Brentford

#35: Phil Giles: Staying ahead of the curve at Brentford

January 13, 2022

Our guest on Episode #35 of the TGG Podcast was Phil Giles, the Director of Football at Brentford.

He told Simon Austin about the club's climb to the Premier League, how they like to do things differently and why they might choose to re-open their Academy.

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#34: Mariela Nisotaki: Norwich City’s scouting pioneer

#34: Mariela Nisotaki: Norwich City’s scouting pioneer

December 30, 2021

Mariela Nisotaki is Norwich City's Head of Emerging Talent and the only female scout on the circuit in the UK.

In Episode #34 of the TGG Podcast, Nisotaki tells Simon Austin how she balances data and human eyes, about Norwich's ambitions and what it's like to be a female pioneer in football recruitment.

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#33: Chris Ramsey: Educating the educators

#33: Chris Ramsey: Educating the educators

November 23, 2021

Chris Ramsey is one of the foremost coach educators in the UK.

In Episode #33 of the TGG Podcast, he tells Josh Schneider-Weiler about his role as QPR's Technical Director and Head of Coaching, about his four decades in the game and why diversity is important.

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#32: Gregg Broughton - Youth development lessons from Bodø/Glimt

#32: Gregg Broughton - Youth development lessons from Bodø/Glimt

October 31, 2021

Gregg Broughton is the Academy Manager of Norwegian champions Bodø/Glimt, having held the same role with Luton Town and Norwich City.

In Episode #32 of the TGG Podcast, Gregg explains how the club do things differently when it comes to youth development - and how living in the moment is key.

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#31: Owen Eastwood: The ancient code of togetherness

#31: Owen Eastwood: The ancient code of togetherness

September 15, 2021

Owen Eastwood is one of the most in-demand performance coaches in world sport. He's worked with Harlequins Rugby, South Africa Cricket and, for the last five years, England football.

In Episode #31 of the TGG Podcast, he explains what he does and how it's rooted in ancient cultures. For more information, visit trainingground.guru or follow us on Twitter @ground_guru

#30: Luke Bornn: The future of data science in football

#30: Luke Bornn: The future of data science in football

August 23, 2021

In this episode, Luke Bornn tells us about his experiences in football and gives insights into the future of data science in the sport. Luke is a former Professor of Statistics at Harvard University, Head of Analytics at AS Roma and Vice President of Strategy and Analytics at the Sacramento Kings. Now he's the founder and chief scientist at Zelus Analytics, which aims to become the world's best sports intelligence platform. 

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#29: Dave Alred: Performing under pressure

#29: Dave Alred: Performing under pressure

July 29, 2021

In this episode, Dave Alred gives us his guide to performing under pressure. The performance coach has a CV that's hard to match. He's worked with sports as diverse as cricket, golf and rugby union, and with stars including Jonny Wilkinson, Francesco Molinari and even Gareth Southgate.

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#28: Russell Martin: People and purpose at MK Dons

#28: Russell Martin: People and purpose at MK Dons

June 21, 2021

MK Dons manager Russell Martin tells TGG about the importance of people and purpose, why he won't change his beliefs on style of play and the importance of buddhism to his philosophy.

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#27: Michael Beale: Inside story of Rangers’ renaissance

#27: Michael Beale: Inside story of Rangers’ renaissance

June 3, 2021

Rangers first-team coach Michael Beale tells TGG about working with Steven Gerrard, winning the Scottish title for the first time in a decade and his own managerial ambitions.

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#26: Emma Hayes: Quest for the quadruple

#26: Emma Hayes: Quest for the quadruple

April 29, 2021

Chelsea Women's manager Emma Hayes talks about her team's quest for the quadruple this season, outlines her leadership philosophy and gives her thoughts on working in the men's game.

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