Adam Smith (aka Smithy / Franky Fryer) is a personality recognisable as a TV Presenter, YouTuber, Events Host and comedy character. “He’s a great bloke and we get on really well but he calls songs ‘toe-tappers’ and ‘sing-a-longs’. The majority of the interviews on here are with footballers and one of the regular questions asks the player to discuss their teammates’ choice of songs and artists.
He’ll freely admit that he plays clarinet which just about sums him up for music!
“I once starred in a TV ad for orange juice when I was eight years old. 3 talking about this. I also gave Adam the chance to envisage his ultimate line-up of guests for a Soccer AM show. “I also did the All Sports Show which was a spin-off on Friday evenings which Sheephead produced.
“I really enjoy the presenting side and I’ve been going behind the scenes with ‘Inside Football’ at Portsmouth and Bradford this season talking to the managers, the players and the staff, getting access all areas.
“I’d love to re-record ‘Ossie’s Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley)’.
The fact he played up to it though was brilliant and he calls me his ‘brother from another mother’. Soccer AM star Tubes announced he suffered a major heart attack on Thursday. Smith later went on to be the club's first Academy Director, along with co-director Mike Smith.
“I started right at the bottom as a greasy-haired teenager who wore a lot of pink jumpers! This was Smith’s first Head Managerial position of a Senior Team (aside from two interim games with Sacramento Republic). When we signed him we weren’t doing too well and we were a bit of a one-man team.
We rounded off the interview in style with two questions from a fantasy world.
David Blytheway has done something most Englishmen can only dream of - reaching a World Cup final. Smithy has also presented the Live 2 hour Soccer AM TV Show as well as numerous Live Football Shows on London Live throughout the past few years. ‘Probably’ is the word I’d use.”. “Going to Lapland and getting to meet the ‘official’ Santa was fun. “I got invited to the Loaded Lafta Awards and felt out of place next to all these comedy legends. We were in Covent Garden at the awards and there’s probably about 20 different media people doing interviews in a packed room and I asked Keith if we could have an ‘oosh-off’. View Adam Smith’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Smith, who played as goalkeeper, began his professional playing career in 1992 after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in England with a degree in business and sports coaching.
He starts staring at me and I said: “All I want you to say is ‘it’s time to keep my nut down, oosh!”, “He said: “I really don’t have a clue what you’re talking about brother but what the hell?” I just remember him going absolutely crazy putting some real emphasis on the ‘oosh!’ and then saying afterwards ‘that’s one of the craziest things I’ve done’.”. He is the son of Graham Smith, an ex-professional English footballer who was previously a director at Chelsea of the English Premier League. Smith also represented England Independent Schoolboys at both the U16 and U19 levels.
There was one evening when the two of them compared notes!
Prior to starting his professional coaching career, Smith previously played professional soccer as a goalkeeper in the US with Long Island Rough Riders and Wilmington Hammerheads. “I’ve left a football dressing room where most lads are skinny and run around for 90 minutes but there are guys here picking me up and throwing me around like I’m a little boy!
Smith also gained professional playing experience in England, Scotland, Wales and South East Asia before moving permanently to the United States. Adam was enthused by how he did with the spotlight on him considering he only found out he was going to be presenting the show that morning.
He even did the link live on one show to prove it was all off the cuff. I think he said ‘woosh’ instead but it’s Santa Claus so you can’t really argue with the geezer.”. “I did Glastonbury the year (2007) Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian were there but the one that stood out was when Oasis played Wembley. “Also, being a Spurs fan I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Chas and Dave and I’ve seen them live five times, which not a lot of people can say!”. Adam Smith is an English (now US citizen) football coach and former goalkeeper who was most recently head coach of USL Championship side Fresno FC. This was Smith’s first Head Managerial position of a Senior Team (aside from two interim games with Sacramento Republic).
He turned and said to me, still in character: “Franky, we look a right couple of melts!”.
Each week, Franky will arrive in a different town or city of a football team and will take the viewer around the area, meeting random members of the public and any relevant renowned figures. There was a car journey to Cheltenham where I had to listen to him singing The Corrs or B*Witched so for that reason I’d have to put him down as the worst!”. He is now the face of Sky Sports' new YouTube channel - SoccerAM! “The footballer would be the easiest one – David Beckham. The world’s most expensive player Gareth Bale would have to be in there, without a doubt. After serving 5 years with the MLS club he moved to return to first team professional football with Sacramento at the start of the 2015 season, to work alongside then head coach Predrag Radosavljević (Preki). As someone who has watched Soccer AM for many years and came to know Adam as Baby Elvis long before Franky Fryer I wondered where the idea for the former came from.
Before Franky gets his special guest(s) to shout ‘it’s time to keep my nut down…oosh!’ he has to give it a build-up in his own inimitable style. EMAIL: email@example.com | PHONE: 07971673157
David Bytheway made it all the way to the FIFA gaming World Cup final in 2014. Back in his late teens, Adam was taking his early steps in the broadcasting industry and he first appeared to Soccer AM viewers as ‘Baby Elvis’. Alongside these names have been guests from all sorts of backgrounds including wrestling royalty like ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
I’ve got to go all over for it to places like Lapland, Warsaw, Dortmund, Transylvania, and we’re in the process of possibly arranging Istanbul, which will be proper ‘Keep me nut down’ territory!
It was the same time as the Ashes (summer 2009) and I went on the Thursday and came back on the Sunday – it was incredible.
There will usually be members of the club’s playing or coaching staff involved and Franky will round it off in the stadium chanting alone. Hit the video above to see Stuart give Adam a tour of the Performance Center and to hear just how detailed his medical was prior to joining WWE. Angelina Jolie – a naughty little treacle!”, Like Beats & Rhymes FC on Facebook and never miss another interview. After serving 5 years with the MLS club he moved to return to first team professional football with Sacramento at the start of the 2015 season, to work alongside then head coach Predrag Radosavljević (Preki). Looking to hear a detail about Adam that people might not be aware of, he gave me two, the latter of which will bring back nostalgia for some. Smith later went on to be the club's first Academy Director, along with co-director Mike Smith. Adam Smith is an English (now US citizen) football coach and former goalkeeper who was most recently head coach of USL Championship side Fresno FC. OFFICE: 272/274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BB, OFFICE: 272/274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BB, © Copyright - Extra Time Management 2017. After making his way on Saturday morning show Soccer AM as an Elvis impersonator who made the tea, Adam Smith has captured viewers with his portrayal of ‘Franky Fryer’, and the popular character has gone toe-to-toe with some pretty famous faces. “Then there’s me bowling up to him, wearing a load of rascal gold jewellery, covered in snow asking him to say ‘oosh’ for the camera.
Adam Smith (aka Smithy / Franky Fryer) is a personality recognisable as a TV Presenter, YouTuber, Events Host and comedy character.
Prior to his time at Fresno, Smith was formerly the Assistant Head Coach at Sacramento Republic helping the club achieve a 1st place Western Conference finish in 2016. This gave Franky his catchphrase and Adam has added his own unique extras to create one of the show’s most well-liked features. Away from Soccer AM, there was a double-page Franky Fryer column in Loaded’s ZIP Magazine and he has been making appearances at various events too. Smith also qualified as a financial advisor.