Up Front with Simon Jordan

Up Front with Simon Jordan

By Folding Pocket and William Hill

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan, a podcast from William Hill which sees the broadcaster and former Premier League club owner test the biggest names in sport. Simon will ask the questions most interviewers shy away from and hold his guests opinions up to proper scrutiny. He will investigate how sporting challenge, achievement and experience have influenced athlete’s lives whilst imparting his own forthright views on a range of sports and topics. Expect some twists, robust debates and high-profile sportsmen and women being put under the spotlight in the company of Simon. How will they cope with a forensic examination of their views, career, successes and failures? This is Up Front, brought to you by William Hill. 18+ please gamble responsibly.

Episodes

Les Ferdinand | “They cared more about stopping the Super League than stopping racism!”

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 person 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.Subscribe now for the full episode and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan.Warning: This episode may contain strong language. 18+ gamble responsibly.
08/02/24·1h 2m

Leon Edwards | "He used my Dad's death to sell the fight, I couldn't wait to hurt him"

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 sits on top of the MMA world having not tasted defeat in 9 years.Join us as we discuss the rise of Mixed Martial Arts, Leon’s incredible rise, his battles against Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington and the future of crossover fights.Subscribe now for the full episode and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan.Warning: This episode may contain strong language and references to violence. Listener discretion advised. Remember, 18+ for gambling responsibly.
01/02/24·58m 26s

Kell Brook | "I want to fight Chris Eubank Jr, I dislike him more than Amir Khan"

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…Subscribe now for the full episode and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan.Warning: This episode may contain strong language and references to violence. Viewer discretion advised. Remember, 18+ for gambling responsibly.
25/01/24·59m 26s

Peter Schmeichel | "I don’t recognise Manchester United anymore, there's no identity!"

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 in Denmark to his time under Sir Alex Ferguson. We get the inside scoop on a dressing room filled with explosive characters like Eric Cantona and Roy Keane, whilst Peter gives his opinion on the signing of Andre Onana and the current state his old club find themselves in…Subscribe for future episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.Competition terms and conditions are available at the following link: https://wh.bet/UpFront100k
18/01/24·57m 31s

Jesse Marsch | “I didn’t want the Leeds job, I told them to keep Bielsa!”

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 started successfully before ending abruptly 12 months later.Are American managers disrespected in the British game? Why did he he turn down the Southampton job? And did he ultimately deserve to be sacked? No question will be left unanswered in this week’s episode of Up Front.Subscribe for future episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.Competition terms and conditions are available at the following link: https://wh.bet/UpFront100k
11/01/24·1h 5m

Seb Coe | "If I don’t protect the female category, no woman will ever win a medal again"

On today’s episode, we are joined by a double Olympic champion who went on to play a pivotal role in bringing the Olympic Games to London in 2012. From athlete to administrator, Sebastian Coe has been one of the key figures in the world of athletics for nearly 45 years.A world record breaker, his career was marked by rivalries with Steve Ovett and Steve Cram which electrified the nation as they went on to dominate the 1980 games in Moscow and the 1984 games in Los Angeles.Now the president of World Athletics, Seb joins the show to provide insight on the key issues facing the Olympic movement. From the banning of Russian and Belarusian athletes to doping prevention, the transgender issue and beyond.Subscribe for future episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.T&C’s: https://wh.bet/UpFront100k
04/01/24·1h 1m

UP FRONT WRAPPED 2023

In this special episode of Up Front, we take a look back on the first year of the podcast. Since the first episode was released in April, we have welcomed some of the most compelling and talented people from across the world of sport onto the show. In this end of year special Simon will give you an insight into his favourite moments, anecdotes and arguments of the series so far whilst also giving you insight into what the show is like behind the scenes… With more interesting episodes coming up in the new year, make sure you are subscribed to the channel so you won’t miss a thing.
28/12/23·17m 11s

Robbie Fowler | "Michael Owen was fast… but I was the better striker in every way”

On today’s episode, we are joined by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler. The epitome of ‘local lad done good’ Robbie Fowler was one of the most naturally gifted goal scorers to grace the Premier League earning him the nickname 'God' among the Anfield faithful.Nobody in Premier League history has scored as many goals as quickly as Fowler. His tally of 64 goals before the age of 21 surpassed the records of football luminaries like Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen. After retiring Robbie became a manager and after failing to secure an opportunity on domestic shores, he ventured abroad, leading clubs in Thailand, India,  Australia and most recently Saudi Arabia. Join us as we delve into Fowler's exceptional career, as he opens up on his painful split with Liverpool and his rivalry with Michael Owen whilst also giving insight into his departure from Al-Qadsiah in Saudi Arabia…Subscribe for future episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
21/12/23·1h 1m

Chris Eubank Snr | "I’ve always backed Conor Benn, I think he beats them all"

In this episode, we are joined by 2-weight world champion Chris Eubank Snr, a boxing legend whose journey from South London to the ring via New York is etched in boxing folklore. Eubank was known for his eccentricity and unique blend of charisma and showmanship which made him a standout figure in the world of boxing and beyond.During the 1990s, Eubank engaged in two legendary clashes with Nigel Benn that brought Britain to a standstill. Now their sons are set to face off in a clash that has been controversial since the very beginning. Chris joins the show to open up on his legendary battles, his thoughts on the potential clash between Conor Benn and Eubank Jr whilst giving his forthright views on the the current state of boxing in a way that only Chris Eubank can…Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
14/12/23·1h 4m

Ricky Hatton | “I’d rather be loved in my hometown than rich like Floyd Mayweather Jr"

On this week's episode, we sit down with one of the most beloved British boxers of all time - Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton.Hatton's journey from a council estate in Hattersley to becoming a two-weight world boxing champion is the stuff of legend. His epic showdowns with boxing giants Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao saw thousands follow him to Las Vegas, leaving a mark on boxing history. But it was his memorable IBF light-welterweight title victory against Kostya Tszyu in Manchester back in 2005 that remains the pinnacle of his career, a night etched in the hearts of an entire nation.Join us for a raw and deeply honest exploration of Hatton's highs and lows, from conquering multiple weight divisions to dealing with personal challenges beyond the ring.Subscribe for future episodes, 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
07/12/23·58m 27s

Michael Owen | “You don't have to be THAT GOOD to be a Premier League player anymore”

On today’s episode we are joined by one of only four Englishmen to win the Ballon d’Or. Michael Owen was a phenom who burst onto the scene with THAT goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.He went on to score over 150 goals for Liverpool before becoming a ‘Galactico’ at Real Madrid. He returned to England in 2005, joining Newcastle United but his injuries had started to take their toll. He would go on to win a Premier League title at Liverpool’s hated rivals Manchester United before calling time on his career at Stoke City.Giving the inside scoop on his turbulent time at Newcastle United, challenging public perceptions of his character, and offering his thoughts on the current state of the Premier League, Michael joins the show to reflect on his career that featured brilliance and frustration in equal measure.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
30/11/23·1h 4m

Derek Chisora | "See this is why Tyson Fury doesn't like you!"

On this week's episode, we sit down with a true force of nature in the world of boxing - Derek Chisora.From his meteoric rise as a British heavyweight contender, capturing the public's attention with his raw power and fearless attitude, to facing off against some of the sport's biggest names, Chisora has showcased his warrior spirit time and again. His battles against the likes of Vitali Klitschko, Dillian Whyte, and Oleksandr Usyk have earned him a spot in boxing history.The ever-unpredictable Derek has a bone to pick with Simon as he sits down to discuss his career, the 'fairness' of Simon's coverage and the state of the heavyweight division.Subscribe for future episodes and head to http://www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSi... for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
23/11/23·59m 37s

Rick Parry EFL Chair | “Attendance in League 2 is within the top 10 leagues in Europe”

On this week's episode Simon sits down with EFL Chair Rick Parry, a visionary in English football. As the top-flight's chief executive, he brokered the largest TV rights deal in history at the time, £700million, and the division prospered. He was also Liverpool's chief executive for 12 years, presiding over that iconic Champions league triumph in Istanbul.Now, in his current role as the chairman of the English Football League, Parry continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of English football. We'll delve into his experiences, insights, and the challenges he's faced along the way. Don't miss this exclusive interview with one of the most influential figures in football.Subscribe now and watch the full video episode on www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: This episode may contain language that some viewers may find offensive.
16/11/23·59m 36s

Ruud Gullit | “It’s difficult for Ten Hag... Man United are stuck in the nineties”

Simon is joined by a Dutch footballing icon from the ‘total football’ era. One of only 38 men to have lifted the Ballon d'Or, Ruud Gullit joins the show to discuss his illustrious career, from rejecting Ajax as a young boy all the way through to his infamous spell as manager of Newcastle United.One of the greatest players to ever grace a football pitch, Ruud won multiple European cups during his time at AC Milan whilst also captaining the Netherlands to European Championship glory in 1988. Ruud joins the show to discuss his playing days, his passion for diversity and inclusion within football, whilst also giving his unfiltered thoughts on his dutch counterparts currently plying their trade in the Premier League today.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
09/11/23·1h 4m

Eddie Jones | "Saying Australia could win the World Cup was CRAZY"

Eddie Jones is one of the most recognisable coaches on the international rugby stage. Having coached his native Australia, Japan and of course England, where he won multiple Six Nations titles and reached a World Cup final in 2019. Known for his tough coaching methods, his controversial statements and his unwavering commitment to excellence, Eddie Jones is one of the game’s great characters.He joined the show on Friday 27th October, two days before he announced his resignation from his position as Head Coach of Australia. This hour long conversation gives an insight into his state of mind ahead of that big decision... Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
02/11/23·1h 1m

Stuart Broad | “I was staring at them singing SAME OLD AUSSIES ALWAYS CHEATING!”

A World Cup winner with four Ashes victories to his name, Stuart Broad is a modern cricketing icon who always stepped up when the lights were shining brightest.After retiring at the end of this year’s electric Ashes series, Stuart joins the show to reflect on his illustrious career whilst providing insight on the current England cricketing revolution, spearheaded by Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullumA winner, a wind-up merchant and a fierce competitor who has never been afraid to speak his mind, ‘Broady’ pulls no punches on this week’s episode of Up Front.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
26/10/23·1h 2m

Adam Booth | “I’ve lost faith in boxing, it’s just TOO EASY to dope!”

On this week's episode, we are joined by one of the UK's most respected boxing trainers - Adam Booth.Famous for guiding David Haye to cruiserweight and heavyweight glory and overseeing Andy Lee's historic WBO middleweight title win, Adam joins Simon to discuss his history in boxing, his run-ins with some of the world's greatest, and the dark side of doping in the sport.Subscribe for future episodes and head to http://www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSi... for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
19/10/23·1h

Carl Frampton | “The rise of YouTuber fights is a REAL concern for boxing”

For this episode Simon sits down with a boxer who lit up his sport, in divisions that don’t always get the attention they deserve. Rising from the streets of Tigers Bay, Belfast, Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton would go on to become a two weight world champion, brining a noisy and partisan crowd with him no matter the venue.Carl joins the show to discuss his action packed career and his feud with the McGuigans whilst also giving his unique perspective on the current boxing landscape ahead of KSI and Tommy Fury’s showdown.Subscribe for future episodes and head to http://www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSi... for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
12/10/23·58m 26s

Billy Joe Saunders | 'Eubank Jr will NEVER be a World Champion. He can't box!'

On this week’s show we have a boxer who was borne out of a community, where we are often told that fighting is in the blood. Billy Joe Saunders is a two weight world champion, whose only career defeat came two-and-a-half years ago at the hands of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, in front of the biggest live boxing audience in the USA since Ali vs Spinks.Billy joins the show to announce his comeback, whilst giving us the inside scoop on a career that has featured success and controversy in equal measure. Like his good friend Tyson Fury, Billy is not afraid to speak his mind and he puts the middle and super-middleweight divisions on notice in this week’s episode of Up Front.Subscribe for future episodes and head to http://www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive
05/10/23·59m 9s

Paolo Di Canio | "I turned down Sir Alex because I'm West Ham through and through"

In this week’s episode we are joined by a Premier League icon, who was known for his beautiful goals, controversy, fall outs and a fiery Italian passion.Paolo Di Canio started his career at his boyhood team Lazio before plying his trade at a selection of Italian football’s biggest clubs. He went on to achieve legendary status at West Ham United after cementing himself as one of the game’s most volatile yet entertaining talents during his spells at Celtic & Sheffield Wednesday.His management career was more of the same and during this in-depth interview, Paolo and Simon discuss the controversial and sublime moments that punctuated the Italian's career.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
28/09/23·59m 42s

Steve Bruce | “They ridiculed me, like Harry Maguire”

In this week’s episode we are joined by a three time Premier League winner and a defensive stalwart who captained a Manchester United team that kickstarted Sir Alex Ferguson’s dominance in English football.Steve Bruce has since managed over 1,000 games across a 24 year period, even managing for Simon Jordan at Crystal Palace. He joins the show to open up on the difficult moments within his career, whilst also giving his thoughts on the state of play at his former clubs Newcastle and Manchester United.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
21/09/23·1h

Lawrence Dallaglio | Borthwick arrived ‘shocked and surprised’ at England ‘mess’

As England look to make their mark at the Rugby World Cup, on this episode Simon is joined by a member of the most successful English rugby side of all time. The 2003 World Cup winner and a leader who was inspired by tragedy.Lawrence Dallaglio was a one club man, a Lion and an England great who was once described by Warren Gatland as ‘the best captain he had ever worked with’. Lawrence joins the show to discuss his life and career which contained success and scandal in equal measure, whilst telling us the mistakes England have made which means they’ve failed to replicate the success of 2003.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
14/09/23·58m 1s

Stephen Hendry | "I was NOT happy when Ronnie tied MY record!"

This week we are joined by a rarity, a sportsman who can genuinely be called the greatest of all time. With 7 world titles, 36 ranking titles and 777 century breaks, only Ronnie O’Sullivan can be compared to the great Stephen Hendry. And like Ronaldo and Messi the GOAT debate continues with Simon Jordan posing the questions.A dominant force in the 1990s, Stephen took the world of snooker by storm, overseeing an era of dominance that had never seen before. Stephen joins the show to discuss his success, his rivalries and his struggles in this open and candid chat.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
07/09/23·58m 42s

Up Front - The Best Bits

Simon Jordan has chosen his favourite conversations from the podcast so far and tells you what it’s like behind the scenes on the pod. You’ll hear robust exchanges, raw honesty and insight from those competing at the top of a range of sports in this episode. You’ll also hear why Simon wanted to speak to particular guests and how he prepares for an interview with someone whose strident views on a particular subject need to be put under proper scrutiny.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.This is Up Front, brought to you by William Hill. 18+ please gamble responsibly.
31/08/23·28m 54s

Mike Dean | “I HATED VAR and was PETRIFIED of it”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.Mike Dean is arguably the most recognisable Premier League referee there has ever been. The first to brandish 100 red cards, he is known for his eccentric approach, no look yellow cards, exaggerated step overs and banter with the players, there’s simply never been another match official like him.Mike joins the show to gives his most honest and open interview to date, discussing his 23-year-long refereeing career, his struggles with VAR, relationships with Premier League managers and much more.Expect brutal honesty, frank admissions and insight into why the new directives have been introduced at the start of the new season.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
24/08/23·1h 10m

Warren Gatland | “Sport has gone woke, you need mental toughness!”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.This week we are joined by one of the most successful rugby coaches of the modern era. Warren Gatland has won multiple Six Nations Championships, coached the British & Irish Lions but his toughest challenge is just around the corner…On the eve of the Rugby World Cup in France, Warren joins the show to discuss the current state of Welsh rugby whilst also giving an insight into what it takes to coach on the elite, international stage.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
17/08/23·55m 17s

Frank Warren | “Fury vs Ngannou is a sham and you know it Frank!”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.Frank Warren is a boxing promoter who has always blazed his own path. He broke ‘the boxing cartel’ and has worked with a number of this country’s most iconic fighters. Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, Chris Eubank and Tyson Fury to name just a few.Frank joins the show to discuss the ever changing and turbulent boxing landscape. No subject is off the table as Simon and Frank discuss the impact of Saudi Arabia, Frank’s array of feuds and the future of Tyson Fury.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes.18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.Disclaimer: This podcast was recorded prior to the cancellation of Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte 2.
10/08/23·59m 31s

Troy Deeney | "Saudi Arabia... That’s something I'd be interested in!"

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.Troy Deeney is a goalscorer and a leader known for his forthright honesty, making him almost unique amongst footballers today.No player has ever followed the path that Troy took. From bricklayer to the Premier League. From prison to an FA Cup final. Troy joins the show to discuss his unique career whilst offering an exclusive insight into what’s next…Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes.18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
03/08/23·59m 49s

Sam Allardyce | “I’ll never recover from losing the England job"

Synonymous with the Premier League, Sam Allardyce has been portrayed as a long ball specialist, branded a dinosaur and even renowned as a revolutionary. We simply cannot tell the story of modern British football without the man they call ‘Big Sam’. Fresh from his short term Leeds United experiment, Sam joins the show to discuss his time at Leeds whilst looking back at the key moments in his career. Whether it’s his success at Bolton Wanderers or the pain of losing the England job. Nothing is off the table in this week’s episode of Up Front. Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
27/07/23·52m 40s

Sir Ian Botham | "Cricket is NOT racist, misogynistic or elitist!"

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.Sir Ian Botham is one of the greatest all rounders in the history of cricket. A prodigious talent who created as many headlines off the pitch as he did on it. Ian joins the show to discuss his colourful career whilst giving the inside scoop on this year’s highly competitive Ashes test series.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes.18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
20/07/23·56m 3s

Victoria Azarenka | “You were banned from Wimbledon, simply because of your passport…”

This week we are joined by 2x Grand Slam champion and former world number one, Victoria Azarenka. Born in Belarus, during the final years of the Soviet Union, Victoria’s career in tennis started purely by chance. After moving to the USA as a teenager to pursue her dream she would go on to become the first Belarusian to capture a tennis Grand Slam, winning the Australian Open in 2012.But now she has found herself in the middle of tensions, as the sporting and political worlds collide…Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes.18+ please gamble responsibly.Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
13/07/23·1h 2m

Barry McGuigan | “If you are caught DOPING, you should be BANNED for LIFE!”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.This week we are joined by the ‘Clones Cyclone,’ Barry McGuigan. An Olympian and a former world champion who helped to heal a desperately divided country, Barry joins the show to discuss his illustrious career both in and out of the ring.In 1985, 19 million people sat down to watch Barry win his first world title against Eusebio Pedroza, creating a level of fanfare and intrigue that boxing will never see again. In this eye-opening episode Barry opens up on his life full of extraordinary success and incredible tragedy.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
06/07/23·53m 10s

David James | “I think Arsenal have taken away Ramsdale’s character”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.David James spent 25 years as an elite goalkeeper for the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Aston Villa. Often criticised throughout his career he eventually went on to become England’s number one, winning 53 caps along the way.Often portrayed in the media as an ‘atypical’ footballer. David joins the show to discuss his up and down career, the so called golden generation and the future of English goalkeeping. All whilst giving an insight into the mind of one of the most unique characters British football has ever produced.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
29/06/23·59m 58s

Carl Froch | “Tyson Fury is using money as an excuse to avoid Usyk!”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.Carl Froch is one of the greatest boxers this country has ever produced. A 4 time world champion who never shied away from the biggest fights. Carl joins the show to discuss his illustrious career, his unique psychological makeup, whilst also giving his views on the troubled boxing landscape.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
22/06/23·1h

James Wade | “I was diagnosed with bipolar after knocking my house down!”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.James Wade is one of the most iconic names in the modern darts era. A supremely talented ‘leftie’, James burst onto the scene at the age of 24 when he became the youngest player to win a major PDC title. He has since gone on to win a total of 10 major titles but not without his fair share of controversy.A fiery competitor, it was only a late in life diagnosis of bipolar and ADHD that led to James becoming fully aware of the reasons behind his sometimes erratic behaviour. Now an ambassador for Bipolar UK, James opens up about his incredible career and the bumps in the road along the way.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
15/06/23·56m 21s

Matt Le Tissier | "After COVID, my family were worried about my mental health"

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is. This week we are joined by a rarity in football, a one club man. Considered a maverick and nicknamed ‘Le God’ we welcome Matt Le Tissier to Up Front.One of the greatest technical players the UK has ever produced Matt Le Tissier would go on to score 209 goals in an illustrious career at Southampton FC. He joins the show to discuss the relegation of his his beloved Saints, the future of Harry Kane whilst giving the inside scoop on the controversy that surrounded his exit from Soccer Saturday. Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
08/06/23·58m 42s

Tim Sherwood | "I find it difficult to blame Levy for Spurs' problems"

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is. This week we are joined by one of only 15 captains to lift the Premier League trophy, Tim Sherwood. A core part of the successful Blackburn sides of the 90s, Tim went on to make over 600 appearances for a number of teams before being thrust into one of the biggest jobs in management after the dismissal of Andre Villas Boas at Tottenham Hotspur. Largely responsible for nurturing the talent of England captain Harry Kane, Tim joins the show to discuss his own career whilst giving us the inside scoop on the past, present and future of Tottenham’s greatest ever goal scorer. Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly. Warning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive.
01/06/23·58m 7s

Johnny Nelson | "We would go to prisons and spar with murderers!"

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.This week we are joined by Johnny Nelson, this country’s longest ever cruiserweight world champion who experienced years of self-doubt, ridicule and hardships before reaching the summit. Years of tutelage turned under the late, great Brendan Ingle took him from a scared kid in a man’s body to a British boxing great. Now a mainstay of Sky Sport’s boxing coverage Johnny joins the show to discuss his unique career whilst discussing the future of boxing.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes.18+ please gamble responsiblyWarning: this episode contains language that some people may find offensive. 
25/05/23·56m 12s

John Barnes | "Society would not accept a black Simon Jordan!"

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.This week we are joined by John Barnes, a footballing icon of the 80s and 90s who remains one of the most electric players to ever grace these shores. Now an author and commentator on issues of race and class in modern Britain, John joins the show for an explosive interview that leaves no stone unturned.Why are there so few black managers in the football league? Simon & John put all the facts on the table in the search for a definitive answer.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes.18+ please gamble responsibly
18/05/23·59m 2s

Sir AP McCoy | “I broke my back and rode again 8 weeks later”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.The term ‘GOAT’ is thrown around in the media but this week we are joined by a man who is undoubtedly the greatest of all time in his chosen discipline, Sir AP McCoy.The winner of 4,358 races, AP joins the show to diagnose the mindset of a serial winner. There are certain characteristics that people like Michael Jordan, Serena Williams and Cristiano Ronaldo all share. They are willing to sacrifice everything in the pursuit of victory. But what causes a man to get back on the horse only 8 weeks after breaking his back? Simon delves into the mind of the 20 time champion jockey on this week’s Up Front.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes.18+ please gamble responsibly
11/05/23·54m 12s

Graeme Souness | “I wouldn’t have walked out on Match of the Day”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is. After recently announcing his departure from Sky Sports, footballing legend, friend and former sparring partner Graeme Souness joins the show to dissect the ever changing world of modern football. The captain of the great Liverpool side of the 80s, Graeme offers his unique insight on leadership, management and what it takes to stay at the very top of your profession.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes. 18+ please gamble responsibly
04/05/23·54m 59s

Tony Bellew | “Don’t come on here and be a PR for Eddie Hearn & AJ!”

This is Up Front with Simon Jordan. A new show brought to you by William Hill that pulls no punches and tells it EXACTLY like it is.Our debut guest is a former world champion boxer who is known for his forthright views and his combustible nature. Tony Bellew goes Up Front with Simon Jordan as they debate Anthony Joshua’s place in the boxing world, the recent Conor Benn situation and the handling of it by Simon’s verbal sparring partner… Eddie Hearn. All whilst gaining an insight into the mind of one of the country’s most instinctive and ferocious fighters.Subscribe for future episodes and head to www.youtube.com/@UpFrontWithSimonJordan for full video episodes.18+ please gamble responsibly
27/04/23·56m 44s

Welcome to Up Front with Simon Jordan

Welcome to Up Front with Simon Jordan, a new podcast from William Hill which sees the broadcaster and former Premier League club owner test the biggest names in sport.Simon will ask the questions most interviewers shy away from and hold his guests opinions up to proper scrutiny. He will investigate how sporting challenge, achievement and experience have influenced athlete’s lives whilst imparting his own forthright views on a range of sports and topics.Expect some twists, robust debates and high-profile sportsmen and women being put under the spotlight in the company of Simon. How will they cope with a forensic examination of their views, career, successes and failures?This is Up Front, brought to you by William Hill. 18+ please gamble responsibly.
21/04/23·1m 34s
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