322 episodes

Welcome to Upfront, the dedicated women's football podcast brought to you by the Football Ramble! Join Chloe Morgan and Rachel O'Sullivan every week for reaction and analysis throughout the season. We'll also tell the cultural stories that matter across the women's game, from the grassroots to the very top.
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Upfront - A Women's Football Podcast Stak

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    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings

Welcome to Upfront, the dedicated women's football podcast brought to you by the Football Ramble! Join Chloe Morgan and Rachel O'Sullivan every week for reaction and analysis throughout the season. We'll also tell the cultural stories that matter across the women's game, from the grassroots to the very top.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    A much improved England beat France!

    A much improved England beat France!

    We’re back with a bonus episode after England tried the exact same thing against France - but got a win!
    We celebrate some impressive performances from Hannah Hampton and Alessia Russo and wonder if England’s stuttering form is because they don’t have a tournament to conquer this summer. Plus, Ireland put in another good showing but will finish bottom of the group after losing to Sweden.
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! Email us show@upfrontpod.com.
    Sign up for the Football Ramble Patreon to get ad-free Upfront shows and more: patreon.com/footballramble.
    ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***

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    • 26 min
    The Lionesses drop points and FIFA’s step in the right direction

    The Lionesses drop points and FIFA’s step in the right direction

    We’re back after England came out on the wrong side of a tussle with France - should we accept that this is part of the harder qualification process we asked for? Or is there cause for concern…
    We also recap some impressive performances from Scotland and Ireland, see Emma Hayes make her debut as the USWNT manager and discuss FIFA’s new maternity protocols that are definitely an improvement - but do they go far enough?
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! Email us show@upfrontpod.com.
    Sign up for the Football Ramble Patreon to get ad-free Upfront shows and more: patreon.com/footballramble.
    ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***

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    • 31 min
    Everything you need to know about Brazil hosting the 2027 World Cup!

    Everything you need to know about Brazil hosting the 2027 World Cup!

    Brazil is set to become the first-ever South American country to host a Women’s World Cup, as they’ve won the 2027 bid!
    So what will this World Cup look like? Brazilian football journalist Júlia Belas Trindade joins us to discuss the response to this announcement back home in Brazil, as well as the background behind their bid. And finally, they tackle the million-dollar question: could Brazil lift the World Cup on home turf?
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! Email us show@upfrontpod.com.
    Sign up for the Football Ramble Patreon to get ad-free Upfront shows and more: patreon.com/footballramble.
    ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***

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    • 33 min
    Barça and Putellas rule Europe again and England prepare for France

    Barça and Putellas rule Europe again and England prepare for France

    Barcelona toppled the mighty Lyon for the very first time on Saturday! Chloe and Rachel react to an epic spectacle and the fairytale ending to a difficult season for Alexia Putellas.
    Plus, we discuss who should start in midfield for the Lionesses against a tricky France side and Chair of Goaldiggers Gaia Lailder joins us to talk about a growing problem in grassroots football.
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! Email us show@upfrontpod.com.
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    • 55 min
    The 2023/24 Upfront Awards!

    The 2023/24 Upfront Awards!

    Who was our player of the season? Who was our manager of the season? And – most importantly of all – what was our WTF moment of the season?!
    The prestigious Upfront Awards are back. Join Chloe and Rachel to relive a glorious and dramatic season of WSL football!
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! Email us show@upfrontpod.com.
    Sign up for the Football Ramble Patreon to get ad-free Upfront shows and more: patreon.com/footballramble.
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    • 33 min
    Chelsea fans on Emma Hayes' legacy

    Chelsea fans on Emma Hayes' legacy

    On the final day of the WSL season, Chloe and Rachel spoke to a range of Chelsea voices around Old Trafford about Emma Hayes, what she means to them, and her and the club’s future.
    They catch up with Mark and Prue, two of the founders of the Chelsea Women’s Supporters Group who remember times when there was just four(!) of them turning up at away games. We also chat with Tracy Brown, chair of Chelsea Pride, and hear from Jessy Parker Humphreys about exactly what kind of hole Hayes will leave behind. Come join us for the ride!
    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube! Email us show@upfrontpod.com.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

AimsLH ,

One of the best women’s football pods

Good presenters, very knowledgeable and always say it in a way that the audience can understand it - love they’ve recently been getting new episodes out so quickly after key women’s footy events!

Pete7585 ,

Insightful and entertaining

Brilliant coverage of the domestic leagues, Europe, and international games. The best podcasting over the 2023 World Cup and will be a great way to follow the WSL

Reetpetit ,

World Cup Winners

Thank you both so much for your fabulous coverage of the World Cup. It really added so much to the tv experience by hearing an ‘on the ground’ view. You kept me captivated and amused in equal measure. Well done, enjoy your break and looking forward to the next WSL season already. No door slams please! 😉

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