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Should football managers respond to pundits?

Jim White, Simon Jordan and Danny Murphy discuss whether Newcastle fans are happy with Eddie Howe? Should football managers respond to pundits? And can a transfer window for managers work?

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  • Up Front With Simon Jordan: Les Ferdinand

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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 Football at QPR, becoming the first British black player to hold that position.After stepping down last year ‘Sir Les’ as he is affectionately known joins the show to discuss his unconventional route to superstardom, opening up on his time at Tottenham and Newcastle, his turbulent tenure at QPR and the issues black former players are facing to find jobs in football.Warning: This episode may contain strong language. 18+ gamble responsibly.
  • Civil war in English football after FA Cup replays are to be scrapped

    45:31
    Jim White, Simon Jordan and Martin Keown reflected on a night that saw Liverpool and West Ham fail to overcome their first leg deficits and therefore get dumped out of Europe, leaving Aston Villa flying the flag for England. Elsewhere, FA Cup replays are set to be scrapped next season, with the news not going down well in the EFL. Former FA Chief Executive and now Tranmere Chairman, Mark Palios, gave us his take. Plus, this year's edition of the competition reaches the semi-final stages this weekend. Will Cole Palmer continue his hot streak against his former club for Chelsea, and can Coventry upset the odds against Manchester United?
  • Eni Aluko's Claim: Is Men's Football Unsafe for Women?

    39:02
    Jim White and Simon Jordan discussed the Champions League exits of Arsenal and Manchester City, and the potential impact on the title race. They also reacted to the news that FA Cup replays are to be scrapped. Women football fans shared their opinions on Eni Aluko's claim that men’s football is not a safe place for women. Additionally, Boxing chat with Spencer Oliver on two undisputed fights in Saudi Arabia: Usyk vs. Fury and Beterbiev vs. Bivol.
  • 100 Days to Paris Olympics

    38:48
    Jim White, Simon Jordan and Danny Murphy discuss the race for promotion in the Championship. Are Portsmouth on the verge of producing another EFL rags-to-riches story? With 100 days left until the start of the Paris Olympics, they are joined in the studio by Team GB Breaker Kid Karam. Plus, are Arsenal in danger of becoming the perennial "nearly" team?
  • Palmer's Potential, Football Finance and a Brucie Bonus!

    43:13
    Jim White and SImon Jordan discussed Cole Palmer's brilliant performance for Chelsea against Everton and his long term potential. Football Finance Expert Stefan Borson looks at whether Chelsea could circumvent financial sanctions. Plus, updates on Everton and Nottingham Forest’s appeals against points deductions. Former Man United Captain and Premier League Manager Steve Bruce on a return to football, what does it look like and where he might find his place.
  • Have Liverpool And Arsenal Bottled It?

    39:59
    Jim White, Simon Jordan and former Celtic manager Martin O’Neil look back at a crazy weekend in the Premier League which saw Liverpool and Arsenal both lose at home, it’s advantage Manchester City in the title race and Bayer Leverkusen win the Bundesliga in Germany! 
  • Simon & Souness: A Solution?

    26:30
    This week, the boys discussed whether the Premier League profit and sustainability laws need changing...
  • Up Front With Simon Jordan: Kell Brook

    59:43
    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 technical skills, devastating power, and resilience, Kell is best known for his rivalry with Amir Khan and his blockbuster bouts against the likes of Gennady Golovkin and Terence Crawford.Join us as we delve into the highs and lows of Kell Brook's extraordinary career, from career threatening injuries and public substance abuse issues to sitting on top of the sporting world, Kell has had a career that has featured triumphs and battles in equal measure.A career that may in fact not be over yet…Warning: This episode may contain strong language and references to violence. Viewer discretion advised. Remember, 18+ for gambling responsibly.
  • Atalanta shock Liverpool at Anfield

    36:07
    Jim White, Simon Jordan, and Martin Keown reflected on a shock night at Anfield that saw Atalanta turn up and leave Jurgen Klopp's European hopes hanging by a thread. Jamie Carragher suggested on social media that they may as well write off the second leg, so should all attention now turn to the Premier League for the Reds? Meanwhile, the fallout continues regarding the Dundee vs Rangers postponement, and the boys discuss the Premier League bringing in semi-automated offside technology next season.