The Upshot

The Upshot

By The Upshot

The Upshot pulls back the curtain on your favourite sports and dives into all the stuff BBC and Sky wouldn’t touch with a bargepole: drunken antics, dressing room squabbles and the simmering sexual tension of the French football team.Check out our semi-legendary newsletter that goes to 100,000+ subscribers: http://www.upshot.email?utm_source=poddescriptionAnd our Twitter account, where we dig into the archives and spill classic tales from the past: http://www.twitter.com/upshottowers

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Episodes

F1: the stories Drive to Survive won't tell you

These days F1 drivers have all the personality of a gently steamed leek.But they weren't always so dull. From shootouts with drug lords to “intimate relations with dolphins”, meet F1's biggest shaggers, wrong'uns and hell-raisers…Sign up for our newsletter: http://www.upshot.email?utm_source=podlink Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/24·47m 46s

Extra shot: Premier League weed farms and a Tinder date gone wrong

Welcome back to Extra Shot, our Thursday pod spilling the funniest stories in sport this week.This week: A Premier League weed farm, Erling Haaland’s lucky escape and a Tinder date gone wrong.Want to come to our Euro 2024 live show? Sign up here: https://forms.gle/W9igoBZSUELVXDVp8Vids from today’s episode:Kalvin Phillips fan chant: https://twitter.com/City_Chief/status/1759194692988584018n  Roy Hodgson angry interview:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFr_hFklf5sMichael Buble on mushrooms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOBTFDuLIcE Tinder date gone wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9g_POqu6vc Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/24·47m 3s

Jesé Rodriguez: a wonderkid gone wild

You might remember Jese Rodriguez as a misfiring Stoke striker with a penchant for godawful nightclubs.But his off-field antics are worthy of a soap opera.From exploding apartments to getting run over by his fiancée, this is the story of his truly ludicrous life…Sign up for our newsletter: http://www.upshot.email?utm_source=podlink Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/24·51m 27s

Extra shot: Heung-Min Son’s hotel scrap and an FA Cup love triangle

Welcome back to Extra Shot, our Thursday pod spilling the funniest stories in sport this week.This week: Son’s ping pong ding dong, Fergie’s spouting gibberish to Luke Littler, and how Jurgen Klopp invented pancake day.Want to come to our Euro 2024 live show? Sign up here: https://forms.gle/W9igoBZSUELVXDVp8Vids from today’s episode:Curtis Jones thinks Klopp invented fist pumps: https://twitter.com/arsenaltweeta/status/1755929933212262497 Liverpool Echo claims Scousers invented Pancake Day: https://twitter.com/notbirdappdylan/status/1757511704089366891?s=48&t=AYJ7rh4FQSV3LrWsojYohw Luke Littler meets Fergie: https://www.tiktok.com/@dailymailsport/video/7331743955698142496   Beckham Chinese New Year message: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/davidbeckham/video-2354572/Video-David-Beckham-speaks-Chinese-wish-Happy-Lunar-New-Year.html Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/24·38m 10s

Touré of booty: Kolo and Yaya’s outrageous adventures

The Ivorian brothers hoovered up silverware, shagged in car parks and led secret double lives.From cursing managers to comparing knobs, this is the story of football's friskiest fraternity…The Kolo Toure shower photo: https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1455418.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200b/0_Kolo-Toure.jpgSign up for our newsletter: http://www.upshot.email?utm_source=podlink Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/24·48m 16s

Extra Shot: Beckham hounded out of Hong Kong and Christian Horner’s ‘inappropriate pic’

Welcome back to Extra Shot, our Thursday pod spilling the funniest stories in sport this week.This week: Beckham and Messi face the rabid mob in Hong Kong, Christian Horner’s on trial for an “inappropriate photo” and John Terry’s training ground tyranny.Follow us on Insta: http://www.instagram.com/upshottowersDavid Beckham booed as he tries to give speech on the pitch: https://twitter.com/GanglaniJay/status/1754089103749173412Christian Horner v Martin Brundle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeAF7gAJCCM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/24·39m 12s

Hitmen, uzis and nautical gangbangs: the NFL’s biggest wrong’uns

Firing Uzis at snowball fights. Begging cops for blowjobs. Smoking crack on game day.The NFL is filled with some absolute mad dawwwwgs.As the Super Bowl rolls into Las Vegas, we’ve dug through the bozos and badboys to bring you American football’s most unhinged superstars…The Kansas City Chiefs bank robber: https://mcusercontent.com/5b3a0380100d0a826c937bcf4/images/bc0c9832-3b28-c16b-870e-28a0f6d96493.jpgSign up for our newsletter: http://www.upshot.email?utm_source=podlink Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/24·46m 8s

Extra Shot: Rashford’s miserable bender and pornstars crash Mahrez’s Eid party

Welcome back to Extra Shot, our Thursday pod spilling the funniest stories in sport this week.This week: Rashford’s awful Belfast bender, Riyad Mahrez’s sordid gatecrasher and the Man United target turned cocaine trafficker…Follow us on Insta: http://www.instagram.com/upshottowersRiyad Mahrez’s porn-star gatecrasher: https://www.tiktok.com/@threesixtytv/video/7327701859177663777 "Anthony’s the greatest" chant: https://twitter.com/Aaronnn_96/status/1751924617118191901/video/1  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/24·33m 13s

Harry Redknapp: he’s not a fackin’ wheeler dealer

They don't make 'em like Harry Redknapp any more.The West Ham gaffer struck deals like Del Boy, bollocked players on live TV, and sent fans on as substitutes.From pornstar transfer targets to karate kicks in training, meet football's most triffic manager...Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/upshottowers/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/24·44m 45s

Extra Shot: defenders snogging dogs and Pele's secret lovechild

Welcome back to Extra Shot, our Thursday pod spilling the funniest stories in sport this week.This week: Claire Foden's in cuffs, Pele’s secret lovechild and why is Nuno Tavares snogging his dogs?Follow us on Insta: http://www.instagram.com/upshottowersNuno Tavares video: https://twitter.com/La_Esterisco/status/1749346054770733136Brighton press officer proposal video: https://www.tntsports.co.uk/football/premier-league/2023-2024/beautiful-moment-as-brighton-staff-member-proposes-in-tunnel-before-wolves-match_vid2070888/video.shtml Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/24·36m 29s

Graham Stack: Arsenal’s unruly Invincible

There was one player in Arsène Wenger’s Invincibles squad who couldn't be tamed.He punched fans, crashed the team bus and flogged fake Gucci to Thierry Henry.Meet the ticket touting enfant terrible: backup keeper Graham Stack…Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/upshottowers/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/24·47m 52s

Extra Shot: commentators on coke and Ronnie O’Sullivan’s filthy habit

Welcome back to Extra Shot, our Thursday pod spilling the funniest stories in sport this week.This week: The frat boy who took down Ajax, Wesley Fofana runs over TV royalty in his Lamborghini, and Mauro Icardi’s exhausting love life goes up another notch.Join the Instagram pile on: http://www.instagram.com/upshottowers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/24·31m 41s

Mario Balotelli: the Italian Nutjob

Mario Balotelli was the Premier League’s most notorious nutcase.From lobbing darts at teammates to burning his own house down, the striker wreaks havoc wherever he goes.But you haven't heard it all.Buckle in for the full manic story of Mario Balotelli… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/24·54m 33s

Extra Shot: porn star keepers and that Sadio Mane rumour

Welcome to Extra Shot, our new Thursday show where we discuss the funniest stories in sport this week.On the pod this week: footballers dragged into the Epstein scandal the real reason James Rodriguez quit Qatar, and *that* Sadio Mane rumour… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/24·27m 22s

Crack pipes and grave robbing: snooker’s golden age

These days, snooker crowds are full of dozing pensioners nibbling corned beef sandwiches.But the sport was once a hotbed of booze, crack pipes and shagging.From foursomes with fans to benders with the Rolling Stones, meet the bad boys of snooker… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/24·57m 45s

Diego Maradona and Napoli: mafia pacts and benders at the Vatican

Diego Maradona and Napoli: it was football's wildest romance.A head-spinning cocktail of devotion, chaos and glory - plus enough drugs to kill a horse.From prosthetic penises to doing coke in the Pope's bathroom, this is the story of Diego in Naples… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/24·49m 41s

Unhinged ultras and car chases: the wildest stories of 2023

Cocaine-fuelled car chases. Ultras invading orgies. And Kyle Walker waving his willy around a Manchester bar.It’s been a wild year in the world of sport. And today we celebrate all of it, with our annual awards ceremony: the Shotties…If you’re enjoying the pod, please answer this quick survey to help us improve. It’s all multiple choice and takes 30 seconds:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4IEGuJLGn8V0TvfEXY2hjVr-oC2bRgsiWY3fLS7jWzfveXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/23·41m 41s

Steve Bruce: The No.1 Geordies’ Detective Agency

He fights gangs, pens murder mysteries and once served a stint in the slammer.Steve Bruce is not who you think he is.From con tricks to cabbage crimes, this is his story…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/23·52m 0s

Joey Barton: This Charmless Man

Joey Barton is fucking mental.He punches children, quotes Nietzsche, and once sunk his teeth into his own club captain. And that’s just the tame stuff.From cigars in eyes to zoo animals on the loose, this is the story of the Premier League’s biggest wrong’un…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/23·54m 41s

Crazy Gang: how to win cups and traumatise people

It was football’s wildest fairytale: in ten years ramshackle Wimbledon went from non-league to the top flight and FA Cup glory.But that’s only half the story. Vinnie Jones, John Fashanu and co were a bunch of absolute animals.They torched cars, held press conferences naked, and hospitalised each other with dressing room beatings.This is the story of the Crazy Gang…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/23·52m 23s

Galácticos: Real Madrid’s sesh-head superstars

The year is 1999 - Real Madrid are at war.Legendary striker Raul brands the dressing room “a cesspit of lies, treachery and whispers”.Something has to change...From murderous hitmen to pigs heads on the pitch, this is the story of the Galacticos…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/23·50m 30s

Erling Haaland: I eat the heart and liver (with Lars Sivertsen)

Erling Haaland isn’t like other humans.He gorges on chicken livers, raps about world peace, and wakes up to the Champions League anthem. Every day.As the Robo-Viking smashes every record under the sun, we’re joined by Haaland expert Lars Sivertsen to explore the weird world of Erling Haaland…If you’re enjoying The Upshot podcast, please share it with your friends. It really helps us grow.For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/23·46m 28s

Ian Botham: weed, wickets and waitresses (with Dom Joly)

Trigger Happy TV creator Dom Joly joins us to discuss a tabloid sensation who smoked weed, punched coppers and made magic on the pitch.From drug scandals to accidental dick pics, this is Beefy’s story…If you’re enjoying The Upshot podcast, please share it with your friends. It really helps us grow.And for more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/23·50m 44s

Roy Keane: shove it up your bollocks

Everyone knows Roy Keane is a mad bastard.The United legend humiliated teammates, knocked out opponents and scrapped with his own manager.But there’s more. So much more.From drunken headbutts to kung fu kicks in the dressing room, this is his story…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/23·52m 12s

Adrian Mutu: all the gear but no idea

You might remember Adrian Mutu as a promising Chelsea striker with a taste for cocaine.But Class As weren’t his only vice.From high speed car chases to drinking a porn star's blood, meet the Bad Boy of Bucharest…Jack (http://www.twitter.com/jackrivlin) and Zach (http://www.twitter.com/zachary_sl) are joined by JP Lockwood (http://www.twitter.com/jplockwood) to discuss the cokey Chelsea striker.For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email:https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/23·46m 33s

Serie A stalkers and rugby-playing cannibals: a Halloween special

Rugby playing cannibals. Stalkers in Serie A. Ghostly visitations from the late George Best.As Halloween draws near, we’ve braved the haunted crypts of Upshot Towers, digging up a selection of macabre, gruesome and terrifying tales.Gather round, children, for the scariest stories in sport…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/23·45m 9s

David Beckham: the stories Netflix won’t tell you

With his good looks, magic right boot and penchant for queueing, David Beckham is a national treasure.But you didn’t tune in to hear about all that, did you?From knobbing his PA to the “stag do of the millennium”, meet the real David Beckham…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/23·54m 13s

Sacre Bleu! French football’s strange and sordid decade

Masked hitmen. Sex tape blackmail. Organ harvesting allegations.It’s been an incredibly weird, sexually charged, and occasionally glorious decade for French football. We’re joined by ESPN’s Julien Laurens as we dive into Les Bleus' sinister sexual psychodrama...For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/23·55m 39s

Mike Ashley: Sports Direct’s biggest mug

Mike Ashley's Newcastle reign was a disaster for fans, and behind the scenes it was booze-soaked chaos. The giant mug magnate enjoyed 14 years of drunken mayhem at St James Park. From puking in fireplaces to stripping at staff parties, welcome to Big Mike's decade on the Toon…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/23·44m 35s

Tiger Woods: Get in the hole!

Drug-fuelled car crashes. 121 mistresses. Shagging the next door neighbour's daughter.No one does scandals like Tiger Woods.But if you think you know the full story, think again. Buckle in for the sordid tale of a golfer gone wild…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email:https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescriptionAnd get a rundown of the week’s funniest stories and clips on our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/@UpshotTowers/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/23·51m 15s

Neil Warnock: he’d fookin’ die for you lot

They don't make managers like Neil Warnock anymore. He gave team talks naked, cut his players' toe nails and picked the team based on his wife's dreams. So by all means enjoy this podcast, but "enjoy it by being fucking disciplined"...For more tales of sport’s most colourful characters, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/23·50m 7s

Wayne Rooney: the gran, the myth, the legend

When Wayne Rooney burst onto the scene in 2002, there was only one nagging doubt.Would he have the sordid private life to match his undeniable footballing genius?It didn’t take long for him to deliver.From PVC grannies to spiking his teammates with Viagra, welcome to the wild world of Wazza…For more tales about sport’s most colourful characters, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/23·43m 0s

Rugby’s biggest reprobates: drink, drugs and “disgusting forfeits”

If you like to think rugby is a civilised sport played by gentlemen, stop reading now. From dealing drugs to defecating on dancefloors, the sport is filled with absolute wrong uns.As the World Cup kicks off, meet rugby's rowdiest reprobates…For more tales of sporting scandal, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/23·55m 10s

Mauro and Wanda Icardi: football’s wildest romance

From human trafficking charges to arson, Mauro Icardi's love life has thrown up some ludicrous drama. The former PSG striker and his wife Wanda are the stars of football’s most chaotic marriage. This is their story…For more tales from sport’s most colourful characters, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/23·48m 38s

Michael Owen: England's weirdo wonderkid

For a bloke who won the Ballon d'Or and lit up the World Cup, Michael Owen's life is comically dull. The England legend has never tasted tea or coffee, and his mum managed his bank account until he was 38. This is the story of England's weirdo wonderkid…For more tales from sport’s most colourful characters, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/23·47m 19s

Ronaldinho: Parties, prison and polygamy

In the mid 2000s Ronaldinho was the king of football... and an absolute shagger. But the madcap world of the buck-toothed genius was about to come crashing down. From four-way relationships to stints in the slammer, buckle in for the scintillating saga of Brazil’s sesh-head superstar…For more tales from sport’s most colourful characters, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/23·45m 24s

Biggest wrong'uns of the 2023/24 Premier League season

The Premier League doesn’t just specialise in high quality football and obscene sums of cash - it does a lovely side business in scandals too.Ahead of the new season, we’ve picked out the biggest rogues, shaggers and miscellaneous comedy characters..From cat kickers to willy wavers, this is the 2023/24 wrong’uns XI…For more tales from sport’s most colourful characters, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/23·47m 57s

Shane Warne: Spin, sex and suspicious partners

Shane Warne wasn't like other sportsmen. A sex-mad cricketing genius, he once summed up his life: "I smoked, I drank, and I bowled a bit of leg spin. I don't have any regrets." From sexting scandals to lasagne sandwiches, welcome to Warnie's World…For more tales from sport’s most colourful characters, join 100,000+ subscribers who get our free weekly email: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/23·40m 6s

Nicklas Bendtner: Boob job blackmail and bedding Baronesses

You might remember Nicklas Bendtner as a misfiring Arsenal striker with godawful tattoos. But what he lacked in goals, he made up for in scintillating off-field scandal. From bedding baronesses to boob job blackmail, welcome to the ludicrous life of Lord Bendtner…For more tales of footballing drama, try our free weekly email, spilling the funniest stories in sport to 100,000 subscribers: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/23·43m 55s

Chelsea’s season from hell: Blunders, bust-ups and Boehly

When Roman Abramovich sold Chelsea, the fans feared the worst. And it turns out they were right! Todd Boehly's first season in charge has been an absolute shitshow. From macho death grips to mysterious off-field scandals, this is the story of Chelsea's season from hell…For more tales of footballing scandal, try our free weekly email, spilling the funniest stories in sport to 100,000 subscribers: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescription Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/23·43m 33s

The scandalous saga of Jermaine Pennant

Ankle tags. Threesomes with Ashley Cole. Cat murder cover-ups. No one embodied noughties football excess like Jermaine Pennant.Jack and Zach from The Upshot are joined by Mickey Down (co-creator of HBO/BBC sensation Industry) to delve into the wild life of a Premier League bad-boy.Starting with his hungover hat-trick on debut for Arsenal, we explore some of Jermaine's most colourful antics and biggest scandals, including some utterly ridiculous tales of boozing, law-breaking and tabloid stitch-ups.And there will be the odd mention of actual football too.For more tales of footballing scandal, try our free weekly email, bringing 100,000 subscribers the funniest stories in sport: https://www.upshot.email/subscribe?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=poddescriptionYou can buy Jermaine's book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mental-Behaviour-Ugly-Truths-Beautiful-ebook/dp/B07FV3NDTH/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/23·42m 16s

This is The Upshot podcast

Welcome to The Upshot podcast. Each week, we'll pull back the curtain on your favourite sports and dives into all the stuff BBC and Sky wouldn’t touch with a bargepole: drunken antics, dressing room squabbles and the simmering sexual tension of the French football team. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/23·1m 27s
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