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Rick Parry on BBC 72+ Podcast

In-depth interview with EFL Chairman

18 April 2021

EFL Chairman Rick Parry has addressed some of the big issues affecting clubs in an in-depth interview. Mr Parry was a guest on the latest edition of the BBC's 72+ podcast. He talked about a variety if topics, including the financial health of the game and the return of fans to stadium.

The 72+ podcast is on the BBC Football Daily feed. The weekly show looks at the issues affecting the EFL, as well as updates on the promotion and relegation battles in all three divisions. Brentford FC Non-Executive Director Monique Choudhuri has been a guest and you can hear that episode here.

Mr Parry was a guest on the episode released on Thursday, along with former Millwall and Cardiff City manager Neil Harris, as well as Millwall player Jed Wallace. The interview looked at the EFL Day of Action, which took place on Wednesday, 14 April, where Brentford Football Club and its Community Sports Trust joined the rest of the EFL in highlighting the positive impact football has in changing people’s lives. You can see Brentford's role in that day here.

As well as discussion on that day, Mr Parry talked about a variety of other topics. He looked at proposals to reform English football - dubbed Project Big Picture - that were mooted last year as well as the ongoing issue of social media abuse of players and the potential response of the EFL and its clubs. Listen to the interview as part of the podcast below.

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