UK: Football’s original hard man, Vinnie Jones, will be up bright and early as of Monday (12 February) with new weekly segment on talkSPORT breakfast. Jones will give his views and unique take on the weekend’s games and a look ahead to the big clashes of the week with Alan and co-host Joey Barton.
It’s not just football… listeners and fans can expect to hear the latest Hollywood gossip doing the rounds alongside whatever caught Vinnie’s eye that week from horse-racing to baseball, basketball to boxing.
Now an LA local and more known for his acting prowess, the former Welsh international and captain enjoyed an eventful career as a professional footballer that lasted 15 years.
A firm fan favourite, Jones cultivated a reputation as a tough-tackling midfielder and spent three seasons at Wimbledon, helping the club to FA Cup success over Liverpool in 1988. During his colourful career, he also played with Leeds United, Sheffield United, Chelsea, and Queens Park Rangers.
Commenting on his new leading role, Vinnie said:
– I can’t wait to get started with Alan and the team and I certainly won’t be holding back. Expect lots of banter with listeners and the talkSPORT team and my unique take on who’s done what in the football and further afield.