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Welcome to Upfront, the dedicated women's football feed brought to you by the Football Ramble. Each week we'll bring you the biggest stories from the WSL and beyond, and take you to the cultural heartbeat of the women's game. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Welcome to Upfront, the dedicated women's football feed brought to you by the Football Ramble. Each week we'll bring you the biggest stories from the WSL and beyond, and take you to the cultural heartbeat of the women's game. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Cup chaos and a damning report from the NWSL

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Chloe and Rachel are joined by a legend of the game on today's episode as we welcome former Chelsea, England and Team GB full-back, Claire Rafferty! 


We discuss Conti Cup upsets galore and preview England's clash with the USA this weekend. We also look into the hugely damning report around sexual harassment and bullying in US women's soccer, with gross misconduct found across all levels of the game.

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.

Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free shows from across the Ramble universe, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.

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Oct 04 2022

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Making History - Live from the North London derby

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At last weekend's record-breaking North London derby, Rachel hosted an episode of Upfront alongside Arsenal FC and INMOTION in front of a live audience.


Join her as she sat down with Lucy Monkman - aka Monki - and Arsenal-mad content creator Bella Andrewartha to assess the state of women's football. We reminisce about an incredible summer and dig into ways we can capitalise on the unprecedented momentum now around the women's game without compromising its soul.

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

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Sep 29 2022

39mins

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Derbies deluxe and an unprecedented situation in Spain

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After a few blockbuster WSL derbies this weekend, Chloe and Rachel pick through the highlights alongside Football Beyond Borders and Dulwich Hamlet’s own, Ceylon Andi Hickman!


We then look into the unprecedented - and alarming - situation over in Spain, where fifteen national team players have removed themselves from contention around the coach and team culture. Also, Ceylon gives us some more info about the amazing work that Football Beyond Borders are doing in the community.

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

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Sep 27 2022

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Upsets galore on the WSL’s opening weekend

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Chloe and Rachel are joined by women’s football journalist Jessy Parker Humphreys to look back on the WSL’s opening weekend - and what a bloody weekend it was!


Liverpool proved how stubborn a test they’ll prove for the big dogs after beating Chelsea, while Arsenal and Man United impressed. Elsewhere, Man City’s loss to The Rachel Daly Experience bring more questions about the future of Gareth Taylor.

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

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Sep 20 2022

46mins

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Keira Walsh, Ireland’s moment, and racism in women’s football

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There was no WSL this weekend, but Chloe, Rachel and former Spurs and Watford defender Renee Hector are here to get stuck into a whole host of stories!


They chew over what Keira Walsh’s transfer means for Man City's season, while Rachel tells us about the vibes in Ireland as they stand on the brink of the World Cup. 

Renee also opens up about suffering racist abuse from a fellow player in 2019 and the support she needed back then that finally exists in the game today.

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free shows from across the Ramble universe, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.

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Sep 13 2022

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Our bumper WSL season preview

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The WSL is almost upon us! Chloe and Rachel are joined by Spurs legend Jenna Schillaci to provide your definitive lowdown on every club’s summer business and how things are going to shake out this season.


Can anyone break Chelsea’s monopoly? Why will this season see the WSL’s tightest ever relegation battle? And who are the hidden gems you should be looking out for this weekend? We plant our flagpoles in the sand on all that and loads more.

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

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Sep 06 2022

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Upfront 2022/23 trailer

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Upfront is back for the 2022/23 season! Join Chloe Morgan, Rachel O'Sullivan and a special guest every Tuesday for discussion about the biggest stories in women's football.

Plus, more interviews and At The Match episodes throughout the season that will take you to the very heart of the game's cultural significance.

Hit subscribe now!

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.

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Sep 05 2022

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At The Match: Crystal Palace 3-0 Coventry United, August 2022

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We’re back! Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Rachel O’Sullivan and Chloe Morgan reunite for a special Crystal Palace homecoming for Chloe in their very first home game at the Hayes Lane Stadium since her retirement.


They discuss life for a player post-retirement and the buzz around one of the most exciting clubs in the Championship after the Euros. We also hear from Palace players Felicity Gibbons, Annabel Blanchard and Leigh Nicol and get amongst the ultras!

Upfront will return on September 6th with a bumper WSL preview - hit the subscribe button above this episode and we'll see you then!

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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Aug 30 2022

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Welcome to Upfront!

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An important message about the future of Football Ramble Presents and our brand new Upfront feed!


Liked our Euros content? 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 listeners to find us in the new season. Thanks!

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Aug 04 2022

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Upfront: England win the Euros!

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IT HAPPENED PEOPLE! After an almighty tussle with Germany, England – at last – lifted their first major tournament in 56 years. 


Flo, Chloe and Rachel pick themselves up from the floor and congregate on Wembley Way to hail England’s history-makers. From Ella Toone’s dink, to Jill Scott’s iconic sledging, the girls relive one of the greatest nights in the history of English football.

There’s also a drop-in from England legend Rachel Brown-Finnis! And listen to the end of the show for a HUGE announcement…

Upfront will return in September alongside the launch of our women's football feed - hit the subscribe button above this episode and we'll see you then! Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©

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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Aug 01 2022

38mins

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Upfront: Euro 2022 Final Preview

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History beckons for England. Flo, Chloe and Rachel pick through what will be a huge occasion on Sunday night, but what will most of all be a mouthwatering battle between the two best teams of the tournament.


From the key battles, to both teams’ routes to the final, to some scarring past meetings – we cover everything you need to know ahead of England vs Germany. Join us!

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.

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Jul 30 2022

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Upfront: The Lionesses roar on and Germany stifle France

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Flo, Rachel and Chloe have just about composed themselves after two cracking semi-finals, where Germany edged out France and England smashed Sweden in Sheffield.


We're here to get stuck into it all: Alessia Russo's backheel, that Alexandra Popp masterclass and the end of France's blistering tournament. 

Join us on Saturday for our preview of the final! Got a question ahead of the game? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.

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Jul 28 2022

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Upfront: Euro 2022 Semi-Final Preview

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It's crunch time! Flo, Rachel and Chloe are here with all you need to know ahead of two mouthwatering semi-finals, as the tournament's four best sides jostle for a place in the final.


First up is the Lionesses vs Sweden; we debate who should start for Sarina Wiegman and assess their opponent's strengths. Then, in what could easily result in a penalty shootout or a 8-0 win, France's chaotic beauty goes up against some ruthless German efficiency.

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.

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Jul 26 2022

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Upfront: France best the Dutch, Austria give Germany a fright and Sweden break Belgian hearts

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And then there were four! Flo, Chloe and Rachel look back over three closely-fought quarter-finals, where some tournament favourites struggled to make their mark. Even if the Netherlands defence did resemble that Peter Kay football advert.


Plus, which player rents out bouncy castles for a living and would Mark Parsons improve with a blonde wig? Come join us!

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.

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Jul 24 2022

33mins

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Upfront: England battle through to the semi-finals

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What a night! But it certainly wasn’t eazaaay. England came back from behind to oust a rampant Spain thanks to Ella Toooonay and, well, an absolute howitzer from Georgia Stanway!


Flo, Chloe and Rachel relive the night and their experience of it from pitchside, the stands and - in Chloe’s case - lots of bars. Plus, more feisty polling!

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.

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Jul 21 2022

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Upfront: Belgium make history, Denmark are out, and England kick off the quarter-finals!

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Even though the quarter-final line-up is sorted, we can't quite agree on who should be there. Iceland will feel unlucky, but should Denmark? 


Flo, Rachel and Chloe also look ahead to England's first proper test as they take on Spain in tomorrow's quarter-final, with all you need to know about where the game might be won or lost. Come on England!

Artwork photo credit - GirlsontheBall

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

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Jul 19 2022

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Upfront: English overconfidence, Kenny Shiels' bizarre comments, and a Norwegian implosion

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Flo, Rachel and Chloe are here to wave England through to the quarter-finals after their 5-0 win. We wonder if Alessia Russo should start over Ellen White and highlight some lingering overconfidence England will need to stamp out.


Elsewhere, Marie-Antoinette Katoto's injury took away from another France victory - and our dark horses fell at the first hurdle! What do we know...

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Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

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Jul 16 2022

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Upfront: Sweden prove their worth, Germany survive their tough test, and the Dutch march on (through Leigh)

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With the second round of group games we’re starting to see who might make a splash this summer, with Sweden and Netherlands leading a four-horse race in Group C!


We dial in from our respective horror hotels to reflect on their race for top spot, before grading Germany’s tough test in Brentford and marking Denmark with a potential dark horse tab! 

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Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

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Jul 14 2022

29mins

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Upfront: An eazay win for England, Northern Ireland's journey ends, and some fantastique French flair

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Flo, Rachel and Chloe just about make it to the studio after a chaotic night in Brighton, where England blew Norway to pieces! 8-0! Have some of that!


We report back from the Amex and wonder how vital Sarina Wiegman is to England's chances. We also look over the other main contenders, including a sumptuous France performance, and tip the hat to Northern Ireland after their hopes of qualification were extinguished by Austria.

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Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

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Jul 12 2022

40mins

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Upfront x At The Match: England 1-0 Austria, July 2022

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This summer's UEFA Women's Euros looks set to be a defining one for English football. Join Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Chloe Morgan and Rachel O'Sullivan as they head to Old Trafford to catch England's opening game!


Immerse yourself in the sounds of a pulsating Warwick Road on the walk to the ground and a seismic England win. You'll also hear our memories about watching England down the years and what we can expect from the next three weeks.

Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble@FloydTweet@GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89

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Jul 11 2022

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By Alex Ioffe - Apr 13 2019
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Gorgeous show, I'm enjoying every minute of it!

Best football podcast

By Mshadri aka Docshadroc - Mar 08 2019
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A must listen if you want to keep up with the best of European football.