Up Front

Up Front

Welcome to Up Front brought to you by William Hill. On this channel you will find hard-hitting, sporting content that cuts through the nonsense and gets to the heart of the story. Whether that’s in ‘Up Front with Simon Jordan’ our podcast series that sees the broadcaster and former Premier League club owner sit down with interesting characters from the world of sport and beyond. Or ‘Three Up Front’, our new show hosted by Simon Jordan, Graeme Souness and Troy Deeney that tackles the biggest talking points in world football through the eyes of a player, a manager and an owner. Be sure to subscribe for weekly content and remember, 18+ please gamble responsibly.

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June 13, 2024 37 mins

For the first time in a long time England enter a major tournament as the favourites. It is also the tournament that is set to define the legacy of Gareth Southgate and his tenure with England.


Under his guidance he has created the most harmonious England squad in decades and nurtured a fresh bond between fans and the players. He’s led them to the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final in the last three major tournaments...

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The managerial merry-go-round is in full swing. Mourinho has sparked fanfare in Turkey by becoming Fenerbahce’s new manager. Vincent Kompany has officially been unveiled as Bayern Munich’s new manager, and Plymouth have announced Wayne Rooney as their new manager for next season. One manager staying put is Carlo Ancelotti as he welcomes Kylian Mbappe to his newly crowned Champions League squad.


Kevin De Bruyne’s recent ...

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On today’s episode we are joined by a divisive figure, a powerhouse in the media world, and our first non-sporting guest.


A celebrity, journalist, and author, Piers Morgan is known for his no-nonsense, cutthroat opinions. His explosive personality has led him to deliver groundbreaking interviews, hold government ministers accountable, and spark debates on a variety of subjects, including his beloved Arsenal.


Piers jo...

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As another Premier League season comes to an end, a familiar story unfolds - Manchester City, Premier League champions. Elsewhere, Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton Town head straight back down to the Championship - with a record low points total.

So with each passing season - is the Premier League becoming more of a closed shop at the top and more difficult than ever to survive at the bottom? In this week's episode of Th...

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Since Sir Alex Ferguson left the Premier League, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have been the two dominant forces in English football. As Jurgen says auf wiedersehen and speculation rises around Pep’s future, the lack of an obvious successor is apparent.

In this week’s episode Simon, Graeme and Troy will be taking a look at which managers are next in line to take over from the best in the game. Whether that be up-and-coming...

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In the second episode of 'Three Up Front', Simon Jordan, Troy Deeney and Graeme Souness discuss Manchester United's travails after they suffered their most humiliating defeat of the season at Crystal Palace. The trio look at where this once great club is and what the expectations should be for next season…

With Sir Jim Ratcliffe becoming more of a prominent voice in football operations, Manchester United appear to be at a c...

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Welcome to the first episode of 'Three Up Front' brought to you by William Hill. A new show that combines three of football's most distinctive voices to bring you no-nonsense football opinions, discussions and ensure talking points are analysed from the perspectives of a player, a manager and an owner.

 

In our debut episode Simon Jordan, Graeme Souness and Troy Deeney sit down to analyse the underwhelming end to Klopp’s fin...

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Three of football's most opinionated voices come together to bring you no nonsense football opinions, discussions and no doubt banter, each and every week alongside our normal programming, Up Front is not going away.

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On today's episode we are joined by a Chelsea legend who led the club through an unprecedented era of success, winning every available trophy along the way.

John Terry is a serial winner, a stalwart defender and, for many, the ultimate leader. The former England captain often divided opinion throughout his career, combining outstanding play with off the field issues to become one of the most notable members of ‘the golden g...

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On today’s episode we are joined by the youngest of four brothers from one of the most famous boxing families. Fighting out of Liverpool and coached by Joe Gallagher, Callum Smith went on to gain British and European success at super middleweight before overcoming George Groves for the WBA Strap.

His continued rise within Boxing led him face to face with Cancelo Alvarez, which unfortunately for Smith became his first loss. ...

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On today’s episode we are joined by a top England Rugby International, who in recent times won the Premiership title with Leicester Tigers before returning to his roots with Bristol Bears. Ellis Genge faced early struggles in his life, growing up in the working class area of Knowle West in Bristol. An angry young man who faced problems in school and with the law, he found solace in an unlikely place - Rugby. A sport which ...

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On today’s episode we are joined by one of the greats of German Football. Born in East Germany at a time of upheaval and division, Michael Ballack went on to become a legend for his country, making 98 appearances and scoring 42 goals.


Through playing street football at an early age, Ballack found his love for the game and knew he wanted to become a pro. He came to prominence at Kaiserslautern and was part of the side th...

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On today’s episode we are joined by one of the most iconic Italians to grace the Premier League. From humble beginnings in Sardinia, Gianfranco Zola was famed for playing the game in a beautiful way. He became one of the rising stars in his hometown which earned him a big money move to Napoli who were led by the God-like figure Diego Maradona.


After impressing in Naples, he moved to Parma and formed a deadly partnership...

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On today's episode we are joined by a player who burst onto the scene for Arsenal as a teenager, showing a tenacity and technical ability that few English players have ever possessed. After a breakout performance against Messi and Guardiola’s Barcelona, the sky seemed to be the limit for Jack Wilshere but an ongoing ankle issue would lead to him retiring from the game at age 30 after spells at Bournemouth, West Ham and AGF...

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On today’s episode, we are joined by a two time Premier League winner with over 50 caps for England.


Paul Ince’s 20 year career took him from his local club West Ham, to Italy, Old Trafford and Anfield as he became one of the few players to represent both sides of the Premier League’s fiercest rivalry…


Paul went on to become a manager, learning his trade at Macclesfield Town and MK Dons before a short stint in the Pr...

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On today’s episode, we are joined by a Premier League great who started off in non-league football and went on to become PFA Player of the Year.


Les Ferdinand enjoyed a successful and varied career playing for clubs such as QPR, Tottenham Hotspur as well as being part of the ‘great entertainers’ under Kevin Keegan at Newcastle United. After retirement he returned to West London and took up the role as Director of Footba...

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In this episode, we are joined by our first ever guest from the world of MMA, the welterweight world champion of the world Leon Edwards.

One of just 3 UFC champions ever from the UK, Leon has a unique story full of tragedy, resilience and glory. Born in Jamaica before moving to Birmingham, Leon was raised around gang culture, tragically losing his father to gun crime at a young age. MMA would be his salvation, and he now si...

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In this episode, we are joined by Sheffield's own, former welterweight champion of the world Kell Brook.

In a long career that featured 40 wins and only 3 losses, Kell fought the very best, never turning down a fight, even when the odds were stacked against him. He won his IBF welterweight championship of the world in historic fashion beating Shawn Porter in his own backyard to put the world on notice.

Known for his sharp te...

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On today’s episode, we are joined by the Manchester United and Danish icon, Peter Schmeichel. Regarded by many as the greatest goalkeeper in Premier League history, Schmeichel was a leader in a dominant Manchester United side, winning the treble in 1999 as well as inspiring his native Denmark to a shock title at the European Championship in 1992.

Join us as we delve into Schmeichel's incredible career, from his early days i...

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On this week’s episode we are joined by a rarity in English football an American in the dugout. Jesse Marsch started his career in the MLS before moving into football’s Red Bull model. After spells in Salzburg and Leipzig, he moved to the Premier League, leading one of the country’s most iconic clubs in Leeds United.


Charged with saving the club from relegation after a period of decline under Marcelo Bielsa, his tenure ...

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