The Premier League ‘needs’ Leeds United, says Charlton boss Lee Bowyer, who insists former club ‘fully deserve’ promotion from the Championship

23 May

Lee Bowyer says the Premier League ‘NEEDS’ Leeds United back in the top flight, with the Yorkshire club on the cusp of ending their long 16-year-old exile. Marcelo Bielsa’s side top the Championship table and are seven points clear of Fulham in third place, ahead of plans to resume the 2019/20 campaign in June. But […]

Ray Parlour reveals Arsene Wenger once yelled at Arsenal assistant Pat Rice to ‘shut up’ after he shouted at Robert Pires – ‘You couldn’t have a go at Robert’

22 May

Ray Parlour has explained to talkSPORT why ‘nobody could have a go’ at Arsenal legend Robert Pires during his celebrated spell in north London. Pires is a Highbury hero, fan favourite and was a key player in the Gunners’ famous ‘Invincibles’ side that won the Premier League title with an unbeaten record in 2003/04. The […]

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer fuming about ‘unfair’ EFL proposal, telling talkSPORT: ‘We’ve only been in the bottom three for SIX DAYS’

22 May

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has slammed the English Football League and says their proposal to decide the final Championship table on a points-per-game basis is ‘wrong’. The EFL have faced a backlash after finally announcing on Thursday their plans for how to end the 2019/20 season should the action not resume due to the […]

Matt Ritchie hails Steve Bruce amid Newcastle takeover rumours and says players have ‘really taken’ to the manager

21 May

Newcastle United star Matt Ritchie has praised manager Steve Bruce amid the uncertainty over his future at the club, and says the whole team are itching to get behind their boss by getting results on the pitch. Bruce’s days at Magpies boss could be numbered, according to reports, with the wheels moving on the club’s […]

Jamie O’Hara says League Two and National League should MERGE to save lower league football after coronavirus crisis – ‘It’s a shambles, it needs to happen’

21 May

Jamie O’Hara believes League Two and the National League should ‘MERGE’ after the coronavirus crisis to save lower league football. The Billericay Town boss claims the foot of the EFL and top of non-league should combine and be split into North and South Divisions. He believes it would not only keep travel costs down, but […]

Dimitar Berbatov at Tottenham and Fulham ‘never spoke to anyone,’ but Darren Bent says maverick striker was completely different at Man United

20 May

Darren Bent recalled Dimitar Berbatov was not the easiest person to get to know and explained he felt so superior his teammates at Tottenham and Fulham that he barely spoke to anyone off the pitch. And when we say ‘off the pitch’, we literally mean as soon as he left the field. That was it. […]

Simon Jordan attacks ‘gutter reporting’ of Dele Alli’s stolen watch in armed robbery, as Freddie Flintoff accuses public of ‘perverse interest’ in celebrities

20 May

Simon Jordan was caught in a scathing row with talkSPORT host Jim White over the ‘gutter reporting’ of Tottenham star Dele Alli’s recent armed robbery ordeal. England international Alli revealed last week he was held at knifepoint and punched in the face by burglars who robbed him at his north London home in the early […]

Simon Jordan ‘respects’ Troy Deeney but says Watford striker is ‘wrong’ to refuse to return to training over coronavirus fears

20 May

Simon Jordan has told talkSPORT he has great respect for Watford striker Troy Deeney, but believes he is ‘wrong’ to refuse to return to training. Clubs have invited their players back to training this week after a unanimous vote from Premier League shareholders. As part of ‘phase one’ of the gradual process of resuming full […]

Freddie Flintoff says he was fat-shamed so badly during early cricket career he developed an eating disorder – ‘The feeling of self-loathing and shame was awful’

19 May

England cricket legend Freddie Flintoff has opened up on his eating disorder battles and the ‘self-loathing and shame’ he felt after being fat-shamed throughout his early career. This week, former Manchester United ace Luke Chadwick has been trending for his honest comments about his struggles with anxiety and self-confidence, over the relentless abuse he suffered […]

Ally McCoist claims ‘Rangers COULD have caught Celtic’, as Neil Lennon says he has ‘no sympathy’ for rivals after being crowned Scottish champions

19 May

Ally McCoist insists Celtic have been ‘awarded’ their ninth Scottish Premiership title in a row, and that his former club Rangers COULD have caught them if the season was allowed to continue. But Hoops boss Neil Lennon has told talkSPORT he has ‘no sympathy’ for their Old Firm rivals that their attempts to catch up […]

Troy Deeney backed by Ally McCoist as Watford captain reveals he is refusing to return to training this week over coronavirus fears

19 May

Watford captain Troy Deeney has been backed by Ally McCoist after revealing he is refusing to return to training this week over fears he could contract coronavirus or pass it to his family. The Premier League announced in a statement on Monday that, after a unanimous vote from shareholders, top flight clubs will be allowed […]

Harry Kane admits he has ‘benefited’ from coronavirus break, as Tottenham striker is now injury-free

18 May

Tottenham star Harry Kane has admitted to talkSPORT he is thankful for the extra months’ rest, and insisted he will be fully fit and ready to play whenever it is football returns. Let’s make it clear, the coronavirus crisis has had a devastating affect across the world, with people losing loved ones, some losing their […]

Uwe Rosler reveals extreme rules for Bundesliga clubs as German football prepares to return from coronavirus hiatus this weekend

14 May

Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Uwe Rosler has revealed some of the extreme measures in place for Bundesliga clubs as German football gets ready to return to action this weekend. German football chiefs confirmed last week the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign will resume on May 16 after a two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many have reservations […]

‘Footballers have the luxury of refusing to work, but what about nurses, doctors and bus drivers?’ – Alan Brazil on ‘Project Restart’

14 May

talkSPORT Breakfast host Alan Brazil has suggested players should get on with in and get back to work, just as plenty of others are doing up and down the UK. The Premier League is aiming to get the 2019/20 back under way by June 19, but a number of players, pundits and fans have issued […]

‘Pep Guardiola RUNS Man City’ and won’t leave, claims Noel Gallagher, but Trevor Sinclair says Barcelona return rumours ‘might be true’

13 May

Noel Gallagher has dismissed reports Pep Guardiola could leave his post as Manchester City manager to return to Barcelona, although Trevor Sinclair has told talkSPORT he feels it could happen. Reports have ramped up in Spain that the coach could decide to return to the Nou Camp, after Joan Laporta announced his intension to run […]

Noel Gallagher reflects on ‘Agueroooooo’ goal and reveals he was forced to watch ‘the greatest moment in Man City’s history’ from an empty bar in Chile

13 May

Manchester City superfan and rock legend Noel Gallagher has told talkSPORT about how he was forced to watch ‘the great moment of the club’s history’ from a deserted bar in Chile instead of the Etihad Stadium stands. On this day, May 13, in 2012, football fans witnessed one of the most dramatic moments in the […]

Ally McCoist and Freddie Flintoff respond to Danny Rose’s foul-mouthed outburst against Project Restart – ‘I agree with his sentiment, but he’s gone about it the wrong way’

12 May

Ally McCoist has told talkSPORT he ‘agrees with the sentiment’ behind Danny Rose’s rant against ‘Project Restart’, but says the defender was wrong to say he ‘doesn’t give a f***’ about the nation’s morale. The Tottenham defender – currently on loan at Newcastle – issued a foul-mouthed rant against the Premier League’s plans to resume […]

Ally McCoist reveals Graeme Souness once had to be held back from ‘killing’ him in Rangers dressing room bust-up after a defeat to Celtic

11 May

Ally McCoist has revealed he once wound up former Rangers boss and Liverpool legend Graeme Souness so much he thought the fiery Scot was going to kill him. The former Scotland striker told talkSPORT another of his hilarious stories from his Ibrox career on Monday’s Sports Breakfast, about how you mess with Souness at your […]

Freddie Flintoff ‘absolutely disgusted’ with Tim Paine after Australia captain reveals he pooed himself during Ashes Test at Old Trafford

11 May

England legend Freddie Flintoff was shocked, outraged and straight up ‘disgusted’ after being told about Tim Paine ‘doing a number two’ on the pitch during an Ashes Test last year. The Australia captain recently revealed he POOED HIS PANTS at Old Trafford back in September just before the Aussies retained the urn, and Flintoff has […]

Ray Parlour says ‘players have the right to say NO’ amid claims Premier League is ‘blackmailing’ clubs into returning during COVID-19 crisis

8 May

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes footballers should be permitted to REFUSE TO PLAY – should the Premier League be given the green light to resume the 2019/20 season. Top-flight chiefs are due to meet on Monday to discuss ‘Project Restart’ and how best to complete the current campaign. The coronavirus pandemic has seen the sporting […]

Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Uwe Rosler ‘nervous’ about Bundesliga return due to cancer history but says ‘it’s my choice’

6 May

Uwe Rosler, manager of Bundesliga club Fortuna Dusseldorf, has told talkSPORT he is ‘nervous’ about the league’s return to action later this month. The German top flight was given the green light by the government for the current campaign to resume within the next two weeks. Former Manchester City player and ex-Wigan and Leeds manager […]

Ally McCoist dismisses Rod Stewart’s ‘absolute nonsense’ claims Rangers should concede Scottish Premiership title to Celtic

5 May

Ally McCoist has laughed at rock and roll legend Sir Rod Stewart’s ‘nonsense’ claims that Rangers should ‘give’ the Scottish Premiership title to rivals Celtic. Speaking to talkSPORT on Monday, boyhood Hoops fan Stewart accused ‘horrid’ Rangers of bad sportsmanship for not conceding the championship to their Old Firm rivals. Celtic are 13 points clear […]

‘If Ravel Morrison had 75 per cent of Cristiano Ronaldo’s mentality, he would have made it’, says ex-Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen

5 May

Rene Meulensteen has insisted Manchester United ‘turned over every stone’ to help Ravel Morrison fulfil his amazing potential at the club. The former Red Devils youth and first-team coach says the young midfielder was ‘the closet thing I have seen to Paul Gascoigne’ and would have been a ‘top, top footballer’ if only he had […]

Ally McCoist loves talkSPORT so much he’s even willing to be ‘a substitute for Darren Bent’ – ‘How the mighty are fallen!’

5 May

Everyone loves Ally McCoist on talkSPORT. His puns are fantastic – who can forget the hilarious Supermarket XI and the Pie XI – while his stories, especially those about Gazza, are truly legendary. And it appears Ally loves talkSPORT as much as people love him being on the airwaves. In an interview with The Times, […]

Man City’s David Silva hailed as one of the Premier League’s greatest ever midfielders – ‘He’s up there with Gerrard and Lampard’

4 May

Ally McCoist says Manchester City’s David Silva deserves to be regarded as one of the greatest Premier League midfielders of all time. The Spaniard has already confirmed this season will be his last at the Etihad Stadium and he will leave at the end of his contract in the summer. Silva has spent a glorious […]

Football and cricket should NOT return during coronavirus crisis, insists England legend Freddie Flintoff

4 May

Freddie Flintoff has told talkSPORT he is AGAINST football and cricket resuming action while the coronavirus crisis is still affecting lives. Sporting events across the world have been postponed or even scrapped altogether as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global lockdown. However, those in charge of the world’s leading sports are making plans […]

talkSPORT’s Laura Woods hosts end-of-season awards for relegated Sunday League club Riverside Rovers on Zoom

2 May

In case you weren’t aware, talkSPORT host Laura Woods is a bit of a legend. Our new Breakfast Show presenter spent her Friday night hosting the end-of-season awards for a relegated Sunday League team on Zoom. Riverside Rovers, a Southampton-based team famous for their utterly atrocious pitch, took a punt on Twitter to see if […]

Ali Dia: Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier, Graeme Souness, and more on George Weah’s cousin – football’s most famous phoney

2 May

The story of Ali Dia – George Weah’s ‘cousin’ – and his 53 minutes of fame at Southampton has become one of the most famous and most bizarre stories in English football history. It’s also something the man who signed him, former Saints boss Graeme Souness, will never be allowed to forget, despite his attempts […]

Sam Allardyce questions Dave Kitson’s intelligence and calls bid to replace PFA chief Gordon Taylor ’embarrassing’

1 May

Sam Allardyce has told talkSPORT he was ’embarrassed’ by Dave Kitson’s passionate bid to tout himself for Gordon Taylor’s job at the PFA. Kitson, the former Reading, Portsmouth, and Stoke forward, has faced a fierce backlash for detailing his plans to replace Taylor as the union’s chief executive. “It’s scandalous what is going on at […]