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Sound of Football Podcast 502 - Welcome to the future

The Sound of Football returns for the new season, our 14th. Having taken the summer off there's plenty for us to catch up on, including Barcelona's shady business practices, Erik ten Hag's introduction to the Premier League and the BBC's decision to axe the Saturday 5pm classified results on Radio 5 Live.

We also look at the latest update to VAR - semi-automation. Ostensibly, this is intended to speed up offside calls but with multiple cameras tracking every player on the pitch, it's a system that could collect the most sophisticated tracking data ever. Data that could be worth tens of millions. Is this the governing bodies looking to move into the world of Big Data?

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.

What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Erik ten Hag looks for his first win in charge of United away to Brentford, there's the first Big 6 meeting with Spurs visiting Stamford Bridge, while in Italy Silvio Berlusconi returns to Serie A as the owner of Monza. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

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