Business of Sport: Wrexham's Hollywood Takeover
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Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Matt Slater are joined by Wrexham FC director Spencer Harris as he takes us inside the takeover deal that saw Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchase the club this week.

We'll hear about their plans to take Wrexham to a global audience, the positive impact they've already made on the local community and there's tales of late night zoom calls with Reynolds and The Rock.

In addition to that we're joined by Harrogate Town chairman Irving Weaver for his perspective on the continued wranglings over the proposed EFL bailout by the Premier League and he has some interesting things to say about Project Big Picture.

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