Up Front With James Gray

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Tune in to Up Front with James Gray weekdays from 1pm on Love Sport Radio


  • A Kyrgios love affair, Nolan misses the mark on Newcastle and a tribute to John McCririck

    05/07/2019 Duração: 58min

    Nick Kyrgios is the man who everyone loves to hate but while he still loses in the first week of Grand Slams, he can act however he wants, James reckons. We also get stuck into Kevin Nolan over Mike Ashley and pay tribute to the baffling legend of John McCririck, who has died aged 79.

  • Anthony Yarde on Love Sport: Kovalev or Canelo, abandoning his hard guy image and learning the game

    05/07/2019 Duração: 07min

    Canelo Alvarez is trying to hijack Anthony Yarde's light-heavyweight world title bid against Sergey Kovalev - but will he let him and fight the winner? Britain's prospect joined The James Gray Show to discuss all that and more.

  • Frank's home: Lampard returns with Chopper Harris and Gareth Hall, Anthony Yarde and cricket with Mike Smith

    04/07/2019 Duração: 55min

    Frank Lampard's return to Chelsea was the worst kept secret in football so we've had plenty of time to prepare for it. Club legend Chopper Harris and former Chelsea defender Gareth Hall, who played alongside Jody Morris among others, give us their thoughts. We also speak to Mike Smith about England's Cricket World Cup progress, Anthony Yarde joins us to talk boxing and James calls out Novak Djokovic.

  • Tunde Ajayi on Love Sport: Boxing trainer on Yarde vs Kovalev, the Canelo deal and why he finally watched Joshua vs Ruiz

    04/07/2019 Duração: 11min

    Is Anthony Yarde about to step aside and let Canelo Alvarez fight Sergey Kovalev? Trainer Tunde Ajayi joined The James Gray Show to discuss that, his verdict on Anthony Joshua and why his charge Yarde is always learning in the ring.

  • Where did England go wrong? James on Neville, Tunde Ajayi on Yarde and Rafa's removal

    03/07/2019 Duração: 45min

    Did Phil Neville get it wrong by playing 4-4-2? Should Steph Houghton have gone for power? Or did England simply lose to a better, stronger, faster team? We dissect another World Cup semi-final defeat, bemoan football managers who are led astray and talk mixed doubles. 

  • Go go, Coco! Wimbledon shocks, England take on the US and boxer Phil Bowes

    02/07/2019 Duração: 45min

    Coco Gauff upset Venus Williams at Wimbledon to light up the first day and we ask whether all the surprises really were surprises, why Arsenal have insulted Crystal Palace with just a £40m bid for Wilfried Zaha and whether Harry Maguire will in fact be worth £70m or more.

  • Benitez speaks out, Verstappen's brilliance, Kohli the whinger and why isn't Lampard done yet?

    01/07/2019 Duração: 48min

    Rafa Benitez has spoken for the first time since leaving Newcastle with a typically classy statement and James is fuming that it hasn't been reciprocated by the club, Spanners tells us why Max Verstappen's drive was so brilliant yesterday and Virat Kohli gets both barrels over 'boundary-gate'.

  • Football IS coming home... maybe: England celebrate, Bairstow vs Vaughan and Forest go rogue

    28/06/2019 Duração: 50min

    Optimism is abound in the Love Sport studios and even James Gray is finding a way to be positive about England's WWC chances. Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan and Jonny Bairstow are at each other's throats, Martin O'Neill has been sacked and Tottenham still can't get Tanguy Ndombele over the line!

  • Lionesses roar? Faye White on England vs Norway, Tottenham and Man Utd dig deep

    27/06/2019 Duração: 51min

    Could England beat Norway to reach the World Cup semi-finals? Legendary defender Faye White assesses the Lionesses' chances, James outlines why Millie Bright's illness might be a good thing and both Tottenham and Manchester United get ready to spend money on Tanguy Ndombele and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

  • England on the brink: A cricketing post-mortem, Ray Clemence interview and Wan-Bissaka to United

    26/06/2019 Duração: 56min

    England's Cricket World Cup hopes are in tatters and today James turns coroner on their campaign so far, ably aided by ESPNCricinfo's Andrew Miller and Love Sport's Kieran Crichard. We also feature an exclusive interview with Ray Clemence, all the latest on Aaron Wan-Bissaka's move to Manchester United and an expert look at Lyon's Tanguy Dembele, who could join Tottenham this week.

  • Fans and fury: Newcastle reality sets in as Rafa Benitez replacements are mooted

    25/06/2019 Duração: 34min

    Rafa Benitez is going and Newcastle fans, pundits and former players alike are trying to pretend he isn't. On today's show, James spoke to ex-Magpies midfielder Mick Martin, reporter Aaron Stokes and took your calls on the Benitez situation before getting stuck into the England U21s, Frank Lampard's future and the latest transfer rumours. 

  • Bye Bye Benitez: Newcastle fans fume over Rexit as James talks Murray-Serena and defends VAR

    24/06/2019 Duração: 58min

    Rafa Benitez will leave Newcastle at the end of his contract and we ask Newcastle fans who or indeed what next for the Magpies. James also asks whether Andy Murray should be allowed to play with Serena Williams and why VAR is still the right option!

  • In defence of Jesse Lingard: VAR farce at the World Cup, gambling in focus and EFL fixture announcement

    20/06/2019 Duração: 47min

    Jesse Lingard has copped far too much flak for posting a video of him and his mates messing around on holiday, James argues. He also asks former goalkeeper Jimmy Walker about VAR and West Ham, recovering gambling addict Chris Murphy about the relationship between sport and bookmakers and whether South African cricket is in crisis.

  • Terry Brazier meets James Gray: Bellator MMA star talks street fights, the Paras and using sport to help deal with PTSD

    20/06/2019 Duração: 51s

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is more common than you think and Terry Brazier didn't even see it coming when he came back from Afghanistan after touring with the Paras there. Terry is in action on Saturday on the Bellator MMA card at Wembley Arena and talked to James about the fight, his own personal battles and how MMA changed his life.

  • Magic Morgan: Eoin's risky business, Pogba's 'loyalty clause' and transfer talk

    19/06/2019 Duração: 45min

    Eoin Morgan may have broken a world record yesterday but should he even have been playing? James considers whether he would have been better off resting, why Paul Pogba is getting a loyalty bonus and Manchester United's pursuit of Issa Diop.

  • The Charlton U-Turn: Lee Bowyer gets a deal after all, Punjab United and Pogba's £26m deal

    18/06/2019 Duração: 40min

    Lee Bowyer was gone yesterday and today he's got a new contract - James asks how much damage Roland Duchatelet's flip-flop has done to the club as a whole. We also speak to the manager of Punjab United after their BBC documentary, look at why Paul Pogba is going to get £26million a week and reveal why the Afghanistan cricket team are quite so important to the sport.

  • The Pogba Challenge: Why Paul is no Eriksen and cannot defend United stance

    17/06/2019 Duração: 51min

    Manchester United remain adamant they will keep Paul Pogba but James reckons that would be yet another heinous error in the transfer market by the club. We also look at how he compares to fellow 'new challenger' Christian Eriksen, how to stop rain ruining the Cricket World Cup and the future of Tyson Fury after yet another win.

  • What's wrong with Woodward? Chelsea managerial front-runners and Gatland to stay on

    12/06/2019 Duração: 55min

    Another busy show as James gets his teeth into whether the USA should have gone easy on Thailand in the Women's World Cup and reacts to the Warren Gatland news. We also ask whether or not Tiger can win the US Open as well as trying to figure out how Ed Woodward's brain works!

  • Is Rafa the GOAT? Ode to Nadal, De Ligt to PSG, United transfer policy, Fury on AJ

    11/06/2019 Duração: 51min

    A packed show as James asks if Nadal at Roland Garros is the most unbeatable sportsperson ever, ex-United winger Gordon Hill assesses their transfer policy, Tyson Fury hits out at Anthony Joshua and we question why anyone would head to Old Trafford this summer!

  • Adieu Eden: A tribute to Hazard, The Stig on Vettel penalty and Nadal's 12th win

    10/06/2019 Duração: 52min

    Eden Hazard will leave a hefty legacy at Chelsea but what will Zinedine Zidane make of him at Real Madrid? James asks the question, The Original Stig tells us that Sebastian Vettel did NOT deserve a penalty and what Rafael Nadal will do next.  

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