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About Steve Robertson

Get in touch with me at any time if you're involved with a local organisation and I will be happy to feature you on Between The Lines - the Phoenix FM lunchtime show, midday to 2PM every Saturday.

The Mantarays Play Live on Between the Lines

It’s always great to have live music on a Saturday lunchtime and this weekend was no exception. We were joined in the studio by Essex-based band The Manatarays.

The Mantarays

The Mantarays

Kyle, Sam, Matt & Luke played live for us, singing the following songs that they have written themselves after meeting at college:-

Eyes.
Leading on.
Take me Back.

To listen again to the session, click the link below:-

For more information, visit the band on facebook at facebook.com/TheMantaraysMusic/

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Lochlan Bearman – Ready for the New Racing Season

Phoenix FM’s teenage racing driver Lochlan Bearman is counting down the days to the start of the 2017 season opener at Brands Hatch on April 9th.

The 5 times karting Champion made the step into the Ford Fiesta Junior Championship as the youngest driver on the grid when he was 14 last season and despite some poor luck finished 4th in the Championship.

Ready for the 2017 Championship

Fiesta Junior Driver Lochlan Bearman

“at the start of the season my objective was a top 10 finish but I realised after the first round at Silverstone that I could do well if we could get the car set-up optimally, however having been running 3rd and closing on 2nd towards the end of the season it was disappointing that the final 2 rounds went so wrong with an electrical fault and being put into the barriers respectively ruining both meetings” said the Essex based youngster.

This season he has been signed by the leading Jamsport Team and pre season testing has gone very well with Bearman topping the timesheets. It’s a massive change going into a big team with all of the support, knowledge and know-how they have. I immediately felt at home and I’m learning more all the time.

Lochlan is Ready for the Forthcoming Season

Lochlan is Ready for the Forthcoming Season

Testing went very well for me but we will know exactly where we are when the racing starts at Brands and I just cannot wait. I really want to win the Championship this year and feel that I’m in the right team to do this, there are still things that would support my challenge such as more testing and some car improvements but currently I don’t have the budget for that. I am very excited and feel positive for the season.

Bearman’s Championship quest kicks off with Rounds 1 and 2 at Brands Hatch on April 9th.

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Phoenix FM 10th birthday: Imogen Heap

This weekend as part of the Phoenix FM 10th birthday celebrations, we caught up with another long time friend of Phoenix FM, local musician Imogen Heap.

Imogen had a lot to talk about as she has written and produced all the music from the Harry Potter stage show, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Imogen Heap at the Creative Sessions in 2011

Imogen Heap at the Creative Sessions in 2011

Imogen spoke to Steve Robertson about her involvement with this production, working alongside J.K. Rowling, saying how wonderful it has been to be involved with Harry Potter. Imogen’s work in the production has lead to an Olivier award nomination for outstanding achievement in music. Having already won two Grammy awards, along with an Ivor Novello, Imogen spoke about how she is looking forward to the ceremony on the 9th of April at the Royal Albert Hall.

We spoke about Imogen’s other musical work and what has been occupying her time since Harry potter and the Cursed Child started its run. Being kept busy as a mother to Scout, Imogen spoke about one of her latest releases – “The Happy Song” which is a song created to make babies happy.

To listen to the interview, click below.

For more information about Imogen’s music and her latest projects, visit her website by Imogen Heap’s Website.

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Phoenix FM 10th birthday: Katy Forkings

16 year old singer/songwriter Katy Forkings visited us during our 10th birthday celebrations to chat on air with Steve Robertson about her music and play some songs live. You can hear it all again here:

Katy, from Chelmsford, recently won the Undiscovered Solo competition and released her debut EP “Find My Feet” on March 10th, which includes 5 original tracks.

Find My Feet is available on iTunes and Spotify. You can find out more about Katy and her music on her YouTube channel.

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Burnley v Lincoln City

Last weekend on Between the Lines we featured the headline grabbing early fixture in the FA cup, as non-league Lincoln beat Burnley at Turf Moor.
Following their draw at Chelsea, Sean Dyche’s team were brought down to earth with a bump against the undergogs. Danny Cowley’s team more than coped with what the Premier League side had to offer and Sean Raggett’s goal capped it for the Imps.

The match kept us occupied and was a big feature as we carried on to 3pm, for Phoenix Sport.

We looked back at a busy week for English football teams in Europe, as Arsenal had lost 5-1 at Bayern Munich, with us adding to the Arsene Wenger speculation. Arsenal facing the prospect of a tough fixture on Sutton United’s 3g pitch in the 5th round of the FA Cup.
Another match we looked back at was Spurs losing 1-0 to Gent, with work to do this coming week for the london side in the return leg at Wembley.
Positive news in Europe, with Manchester United winning 3-0 to Gent.

In other news, we looked back at Super League news from the night before. Leigh 14 – 17 Leeds being the final score.
Our Rugby Union recap included Gloucester 31 – 23 Saracens in the Aviva Premiership.

We looked ahead to local fixtures in the Football League, National League and Ryman League. Highlights including Billericay Town’s away fixture at Mill Field, to Grays Athletic. Brentwood Town were travelling to Waltham Abbey.

The upcoming F1 car launches were looked at, with a busy week for the teams as we are close to a month before the start of the season.

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Son Live Session

It was great to have Dan & Ryan from Son join us in the studio for the last Between the Lines of 2016.

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The local guys played three songs for us, which you can hear by clicking below.

1. Warm.

2. Sophia

3. Untitled

There are many ways you can keep in touch with the band’s work and listen to more of their music.

Bandcamp:

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son–uk.bandcamp.com

Facebook:
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Twitter:
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Billericay Chairman Danny Groves

We spoke to the new Billericay Town Chairman, Danny Groves, just before his first Saturday game in the job.

Danny spoke about his joy at having the role, along with the challenges he faces. Danny also spoke about the match ahead, against Kingstonian.

Danny also talked about Monday’s Fans’ Forum, which is at New Lodge starting at 6pm.

To listen again to the interview, click below:-

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It’s Getting Nearer to Christmas

This weekend on Between the Lines, Gareth Williams and Aaron Heanue looked forward to the weekend’s football action.

Watford v Everton was the early game in the Premier League, finishing in a 5 goal thriller with the home side winning 3-2.

The team looked ahead to the Champions v Manchester City, with the surprise result of Leicester 4-2 Manchester City.

In addition, the Southend game was previewed, with Gareth a Southend United fan. This was a good result for the Essex side, winning 3-1.

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Darrel Church Visits Phoenix FM

Boxer Darrel Church came in to Between the Lines, talking about his training prior to his next fight, his fifth professional fight which comes up next month.

Darrel Church

Darrel Church

To listen to the interview again click below.

Follow Darrel on Twitter @Darrel_Church89

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Aaron Heanue Covering Phoenix Sport

Today I covered Chris Hood for Phoenix sports. As it was international break there was an absence of Premier League and Championship Football. This was no problem as we still covered EFL 1 & 2, National league premier, National league North, National league South, Ryman Division Premier, Ryman Division North, Ryman Division South, ESL and also the two cups being FA Vase and FA Trophy not forgetting internationals so it was safe to say we were busy.

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Scott W kept an eye on the Cricket where England faced India, as well as the England ladies facing Sri Lanka. Scott W also kept the listener in the know for the Rugby, Darts and Snooker.

I gave listeners updates on the F1 where Lewis Hamilton took Pole position in Brazil at the track Interlargos. Finally I previewed UFC 205 where Conor McGregor is facing Eddie Alvarez in New York at the Madison Square Garden arena.

Aaron Heanue

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Lochlan Bearman Visits Between the Lines

It was great to have Lochlan Bearman back in the Phoenix FM studio this weekend, with the 14 year-old recapping on his first season in car racing as he took part in the Fiesta Junior Championship.

John and Lochlan

Lochlan spoke about the experiences they had at 8 circuits throughout the year. Along with his father, John, we spoke about the highs and lows of the season in a racing calendar that includes travels to Silverstone and Angelsey, as well as the more local circuits of Snetterton and Brands Hatch.

To listen to the interview, click below.

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Mexican Grand Prix Weekend

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue was keeping an eye on Sunderland v Arsenal – a match that had a slow start but one that finished with the away side winning 4-1.

We looked ahead to the Mexican Grand Prix qualifying in a weekend they could see the Nico Rosberg become Germany’s 3rd World Champion.

Cricket action, with England in the test at Bangladesh, was another focus of attention.

Tune in every Saturday from midday to 2pm for Between the Lines.

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Phoenix Moon Live Session

We were joined in the studio by the band Phoenix Moon, who chatted to us and played three songs in the studio.

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The first song they played was Girl I Cry. To listen to the song, click below

The band chatted briefly after each song

The second song the band played was For a While, which you can listen to below

The band chatting to us after the song

The third song was You’ll Find Me

You can listen to the last part of the interview below-

To find out more on the Thames Delta band, visit their Facebook page

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Malaysian Grand Prix

This weekend we were looking ahead to the Malaysian Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg userping Lewis Hamilton at the top of the F1 World Championship table.

Barclays Premier League matches we looked ahead to were:-

Hull City v Chelsea, Sunderland against West Brom, Swansea v Liverpool, Watford against Bournemouth and West Ham against Middlesbrough.

The Scottish Premiership saw Celtic beat Dundee at home.

With the local football action, we looked ahead to Billericay v Chippenham in the FA Cup 3rd qualifying round and Aveley v Brentwood in the Ryman League D1 North.

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Singapore Grand Prix

This weekend on Between the Lines we were looking ahead to a packed Premier League campaign, with no early kick off in the top division.

We looked ahead to qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix starting at 2pm. This is still the only race on the calendar that takes place entirely at night.

Film news kept us busy for the first hour of the show. Christian had a look at the latest new releases and the box office top 10.

Aaron Heanue and Scott W looked back at the success so far, nearing the end of the Paralympics. We mentioned many British successes, along with the heroics of former Formula One driver, hand cyclist Alex Zanardi.

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Derby Day

This weekend on Between the Lines we were looking at the Old Firm Derby, kicking off at midday and the first with Rangers’ return to the Premiership. Celtic had the upper hand, winning 5-1.

In addition, Manchester United v Manchester City started at 12.30 and Aaron Heanue was watching this with interest. The blue team winning 2-1

Film news kept us busy for the first hour of the show. Christian had a look at the latest new releases and the box office top 10.

We had the latest Paralympic news from Aaron and looked ahead to the afternoon’s action.

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Ben Simmons

This weekend on Phoenix FM we were visited by local comedian/writer/actor Ben Simmons. Ben spoke about his work as an entertainer and advised on getting into the business.

A lot of Ben’s time is taken up with writing scripts for pantomime and performing with his father, as the double act Simmons & Simmons. Ben and his dad are going to be performing in pantomime this year in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

More information about Ben is available bensimmons.com at . Ben is on Twitter @bensim21.

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Standon Calling 2016

For the last weekend in July Phoenix FM attended the music festival in Hertfordshire, in its 11th year having a pirate theme with the title “Legend of the Lost Seas”.

Standon Calling 2016

Standon Calling Site 2016

Standon Calling has everything for the family, ensuring the family pet isn’t missed out. The dog show this year had categories including “Dog with the Waggiest Tail” and “Best Walk”. The proud winners and their owners had the chance to parade their rosettes on the Clocktower stage.

Standon Calling Dog Show Winners

Standon Calling Dog Show Winners

We caught a lot of the acts, playing across the various stages at the weekend.

Lea Lea

Lea Lea on Stage

Lea Lea on Stage

From Hackney, Lea Lea was into music from an early age, with a family of musicians including a mother who was an opera singer. You can find out more at her LeaLea.co.uk. We spoke to Lea Lea behind the Laundry Meadows stage before her Saturday afternoon set. To listen to Steve Robertson’s chat with her , click below.

Standon Calling Interview with Lea Lea

Steve Robertson with Lea Lea

Steve Robertson with Lea Lea

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

Rag 'n' Bone Man on Stage

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man on Stage

From Sussex, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man played the main stage on Saturday afternoon. Progressing from a rapper to a prolific blues and soul singer, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man is making a name for himself as he steps out of the underground scene – more details are available at his official website. He proved his versatility on the main stage with a varied set to an audience of all ages. Following this, he spoke backstage to Steve Robertson.

Standon Calling Rag ‘n’ Bone Man Interview

Behind the Main Stage with Rag n Bone Man

Behind the Main Stage with Rag n Bone Man

Emma McGrath

Emma McGrath with her band

Emma McGrath

At Just 16 years old, Emma McGrath has been writing and performing her own music, much of that music which she played on the Laundry Meadows stage on Sunday. She has already won awards, including a PRS Foundation prize for female songwriters. Further information is at on her website. After she played her acoustic set, Emma spoke to Steve Robertson.

Standon Calling Emma McGraph Interview

Emma McGrath Backstage with Steve

Emma McGrath Backstage with Steve

Cuban Brothers

The Cuban Brothers on the Main Stage

The Cuban Brothers on the Main Stage

Music, break dancing and comedy on the main stage Sunday afternoon was what the Cuban Brothers gave the Standon Calling audience. They delivered! More information is on their website It was an interesting conversation with Miguel, to hear this click below.

Cuban Brothers Interview

Backstage with Miguel

Backstage with Miguel

Kiko Bun

Kiko Bun on the Main Stage

Kiko Bun on the Main Stage

Sunday afternoon on the main stage saw Kiko Bun delivering his own brand of reggae. He’s worked with the Wailers, and his music has been featured on TV. All his social media channels are on his website. The Loner spoke to Phoenix FM and hou can listen to the interview below.

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Kiko Bun behind the Main Stage

Kiko Bun behind the Main Stage

It was a great weekend. We’re already looking forward to next year.

Standon's Busy Junction

Standon’s Busy Junction

Standon Calling 2016

Standon Calling 2016

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Everywhere live in session!

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We were delighted to welcome Everywhere into the Phoenix FM studio this week for their first interview and session.

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Since their Hypemachine charting debut ‘Eddie’, Eveywhere’s music has been streamed millions of times on YouTube, Soundcloud and Spotify. They made their first International appearance at the 2013 NME Awards in the UK, playing alongside Django Django and Palma Violets, and later went on to support the Kaiser Chiefs and headline Notting Hill Arts Club in London.

The band were formed in Sweden by frontman Max Berga, but when he relocated to London he reformed the band with fellow Londoners from France and Switzerland as well as England – hence the name!

We had a chat about how the current band got together and their current plans for playing live, writing and recording.

They also played some songs for us which you can see again below:

You can keep up to date with the latest news on the band’s Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud pages.

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British Grand Prix and Wimbledon

This weekend on Between the Lines we looked ahead to the women’s final at Wimbledon, starting as the week’s show ended. Aaron Heanue and Scott W also previewed the men’s final and discussed the possibility of another home win for Andy Murray.

The Euro final between France and Portugal was also a major talking point for Aaron and Scott.

Film news kept us busy for the first hour of the show. Christian had a look at the latest new releases and the box office top 10.

The second hour of the show had us looking at qualifying for the British Grand Prix, with us seeing Lewis Hamilton on pole position for his home race.

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In this weekend’s Between the Lines, Aaron Heanue and Scott W kept an eye on all of the sporting action. Looking ahead to Wales and their match against Portugal, the team were wishing the principality well and in honour played the Manic Street Preachers with Together Stronger.

Christian Haywood gave us the latest film news for the first hour of the show, looking at the box office top 10 and reviewing the week’s new releases including Absolutely Fabulous.

Aaron and Scott looked ahead to the Austrian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton on pole for the race at the Red Bull Ring.

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Rebecca Druce

This weekend on Between the Lines Rebecca Druce came in to the studio to sing three songs for us and to chat about her work and musical influences.

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Rebecca sung three of her songs, which are available on iTunes and that can be heard on Spotify:-

Never Learn
You and Me
Away

More information is available from Rebecca’s Twitter account here.

To listen to the interview and three songs, click below/

Rebecca Druce

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The Euros Begin

This weekend on Between the Lines we spent a lot of time looking ahead to the Euros, following France’s debut game and looking ahead to Wales v Slovakia and England v Russia.

The Rugby Union test between England and Australia was featured heavily, with England making history and looking to win a test down under for the first time.

Cricket, with England v Sri Lanka in the test and F1 motor racing with the Canadian Grand Prix were also major talking points.

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The Ultimate Sporting Legend

This weekend on Between the Lines we spent a lot of the show looking back at the life of Muhammed Ali.

Aaron Heanue and Scott W were looking ahead to Euros, with a view to the best outside bets – and there were a few mentions for the Wales team at odds of 80/1!

We had a look at the transfer rumours, with talk of Arsenal’s interest in Jamie Vardy leading the discussions.

Join us next weekend for a look back at the first game of the weekend and a look ahead to the first England match.

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Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue was looking ahead to the weekend’s play off finals, with the football season finishing just over a week before France 2016. We even played the UK number 1 single from this time in 1970 – the England world cup squad with Back Home.

With the England v Sri Lanka cricket test at Chester Le Street, boxing and rugby union we were busy with weekend previews.

In addition we featured the majority of the interupted qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix. For the second weekend in a row a Red Bull made the headlines, with Daniel Ricciardo in pole position (as predicted by Aaron at the start of the session).

The evening’s Champions League final was discussed by the team, with Aaron predicting the closest match for years.

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Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue was looking at the Championship play off semi final between Derby County and Hull City. This ending with the Yorkshire side winning 3-0.

In addition we featured the qualifying session for the Spanish Grand Prix, mainly looking at the performance of Red Bull teenager Max Verstappen, qualifying on the 2nd row.

The Europa League final coming up during the week was previewed by Aaron. In addition, we had a look forward to the summer of sport with the Olympics and Euros coming up.

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Sky Bet Championship 12:30 Kick-offs

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue had 12 matches in the Championship to keep an eye on, all kicking off at 12:30. In addition, Norwich were sealing their fate in (or out of) the Barclays Premier League, losing 1-0 at home to Manchester United.

The Championship results are as follows:-

Blackburn Rovers 3 – 1 Reading
Cardiff City 1 – 1 Birmingham City
Charlton Athletic 0 – 3 Burnley
Derby County 0 – 1 Ipswich Town
Fulham 1 – 0 Bolton Wanderers
Huddersfield Town 1 – 5 Brentford
Hull City 5 – 1 Rotherham United
Middlesbrough 1 – 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Milton Keynes Dons 1 – 2 Nottingham Forest
Preston North End 1 – 1 Leeds United
Queens Park Rangers 1 – 0 Bristol City
Wolves 2 – 1 Sheffield Wednesday

Nearing the end of the season, Aaron has already started looking at transfer rumours. We’re also looking ahead to a packed summer of sport, with the Euros and Olympics.

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Russian Grand Prix Weekend

There was no early Premier League match for Aaron Heanue to update us on this weekend, although there was plenty of action to keep us busy.

In the Scottish Premiership, we kept an eye on Hearts v Celtic, with the away side winning 3-1. We also had Bolton v Hull in the Championship, ending in a 1-0 scoreline to the home side. In League One, the Lancashire derby ended as Blackpool 0-4 Wigan Athletic.

We had a look at the qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix – with Nico Rosberg again on pole position after an engine issue for World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

Other sports this weekend included snooker, with the World Championship.

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FA Cup Semi-final Weekend

This weekend on Between the Lines we had a lot of sport to keep us busy, with the emphasis being on football and the end of the season.

Aafon Heanue kept an eye on the football matches kicking off earlier in the day. The main fixture was:-

Manchester City 4-0 Stoke City.

In the Championship, it was Derby v Sheffield Wednesday, finishing in a 1-1 draw. League One saw Sheffield United v Barnsley, which was goal-less.

In the Scottish Championship we had a 1-1 draw, with Rangers v Alloa Athletic.

Aaron and Scott W looked ahead to the local fixtures at the end of season in the Ryman Premier – Billericay beating Wingate & Finchley 4-0 and Brentwood sealing their drop from the Premier division with a 3-0 loss at Farnborough.

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Chinese Grand Prix Weekend

This weekend on Between the Lines we had 5 league football matches to keep us occupied for the show.

The first game we looked at was between Hibernian and Dundee United in the Scottish FA Cup. The first of the weekend’s semi-finals going to extra-time and then penalties. In the end, the Edinburgh side won 4-2 on penalties.

In the Football League, we had updates from Bolton v Middlesbrough, which kicked off at 12:30 and finished with the away side winning 2-1.

In the Premier League, Aaron Heanue kept an eye on the match between Norwich and Sunderland, finishing with the away side winning 3-0. The two other fixtures were local derby matches, Chesterfield 0-3 Sheffield United and Mansfield 5-0 Notts County.

We looked at all other sport for the weekend, including qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix (with Lewis Hamilton at the back of the grid) and looked ahead to the World Snooker Championship.

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West Ham’s Last London Derby at Upton Park

This weekend on Between the Lines we looked ahead to the Grand National, with the race starting an hour later that previous years, at 5.15.

Aaron Heanue had plenty of football action to keep him occupied with two 12.30 kick-offs.

In the Championship, the full time score in the Lancashire v Yorkshire match was Burnley 1-0 Leeds. In Scotland we had an exciting game between Motherwell and Celtic. This match having everything, including a missed penalty and ending Motherwell 1-2 Celtic.

The early kick-off in the Premier League was at West Ham. Their last match against a London side at their current home had the Hammers down by 2 goals when Andy Carroll started the first of three goals close to half time, going in 2-2 at the break. The match ending West Ham 3-3 Arsenal.

We also looked back at Lochlan Bearman’s first weekend of car racing, as the Phoenix FM sponsored driver came 9th in his first race and 6th in the second after some very promising driving, especially considering the 14 year old was up against far more experienced drivers 3 years older than him.

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Lochlan Bearman Debuts in the Fiesta Junior Championship

This weekend Phoenix FM travelled to the historic Norfolk race circuit of Snetterton, to see Lochlan Bearman begin his car racing career at the age of 14.

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Lochlan was taking part in the first round of the Fiesta Junior Championship.

Before the event, Lochlan told Steve Robertson that he would be happy with a place in the top 10 drivers for his first weekend, consisting of two races. For the first few laps of the first face, it was clear that the 14 year old could hold his own amongst more experienced drivers in the series, aged up to 17.

In race 1 Lochlan was running 5th until he was taken off the circuit by another driver. The Phoenix FM sponsored teenager was able to compose himself afterwards though, running 9th when the chequered flag was shown.

In race 2 Lochlan was pushing the top 3 in the early stages, finishing 6th after a very good showing.

The next round of the championship is at Silverstone in 3 weeks’ time.

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Block 33 – live in session

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Hertford band BLOCK 33 took a short trip around the M25 today to visit Phoenix FM for a debut interview and session.

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Photo: @Aaron_Heanue

Dan, Matt, Jack and Steve visited Steve Robertson’s Between The Lines show to talk about how they got together, recent recordings and gigs, and also to play three songs live which you can hear again below:

Their debut album “In The Eye Of A Hurricane” is out now. You can buy this, or just keep an ear on what the band are up to, by visiting their Facebook or Twitter pages.

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FA Cup Quarter Final Weekend

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue looked back on the Reading v Crystal Palace FA Cup Quarter Final match between Reading and Crystal Palace. This match saw the South London side qualify for the Wembley semi final.

Aaron kept us up to date with the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich and Manchester City, ending in a 0-0 draw but an exciting match nevertheless. The other games Aaron kept an eye on were Partick Thistle 1-2 Celtic and Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Leeds.

We looked ahead to the Formula 1 season, starting in a week’s time, and kept an eye across all sport.

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Marcella Detroit Speaks to Phoenix FM

This weekend on Between the Lines, Steve Robertson spoke to former Shakespeare’s Sister member Marcella Detroit.

Marcella spoke about her latest album, Gray Matterz, along with her upcoming EP which is released later this month.

Most remembered for spending 8 weeks at number one with the Shakespeare’s Sister song Stay, Marcella told us about some of the songs she’s been involved in – including writing and appearing on some of Eric Clapton’s biggest hits, along with her work on a recent Belgian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Click below to listen again to the interview and you will also find out why Marcella might be swapping the L.A sun for a move back to the UK sometime soon.

Interview with Marcella Detroit

To find out more about Marcella’s recent work, visit her website at www.marcella-detroit.com

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West Ham Winning Run Continues

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue kept an eye on the football action, with things hotting up in the Premier League he was watching West Ham beat Sunderland by a goal to nil. Aaron also kept an eye on the Wolves win over Derby in the midlands match, with East v West.

We looked ahead to the local games. Colchester United drawing against Shrewsbury Town, Dagenham & Redbridge losing at home to Yeovil, Leyton Orient beating Crawley Town 2-0 and looking back at Southend’s Friday evening loss at Port Vale.

In the Ryman League we looked ahead to Brentwood’s visit to Burgess Hill Town, finishing 1-1.

All this, along with the sort of music you expect from Phoenix FM, travel news and the events guide.

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Superbike Challenge

This weekend on Between the Lines we were joined by Scott Cooper to talk about the Superbike Challenge.

The Superbike Challenge is an online game, with a win for every round of the British Superbike championship. The game itself is one of skill, testing players’ knowledge of the British Superbike Championship.

Scott told us about the prediction game, how people can get involved and the prizes that can be won for each race. The beauty of this game is that you don’t need to predict the results for the whole season, as prizes are based on predictions for each race.

To listen to the interview again, click below

All the details of the game, which is free to enter, are available at superbikechallenge.uk.

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Mid February Blues (and Reds)

This weekend on Between the Lines Mitchell Young and Aaron Heanue joined us in the studio and kept an eye on all the sporting action. Mitchell was due to travel to Bognor Regis for the match involving Brentwood Town, until the match was postponed. Both Aaron and Mitchell looked at the early kick-off matches, including Manchester United losing to Sunderland and QPR v Fulham.

In other sport, we looked ahead to the rugby 6 nations games for the weekend, had a look at the new F1 tyre regulations and the driver changes for the year. We also kept an eye on the team news for the 3pk kick-offs.

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FA Cup 4th Round

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue looked ahead to the closing of the transfer window, with the latest rumours. Aaron also covered tennis as Jamie Murray was playing the doubles final of the Australian open a day before his brother contested the singles final. As it was FA cup 4th round weekend, we had Colchester United v Tottenham Hotspur as our featured game.

Mitchell Young gave us a preview on Merstham v Brentwood Town, looking for the first Brentwood Town win of the year.

All this, along with the sort of music you expect from Phoenix FM, travel news and the events guide.

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Jonathan Robinson

This weekend on Between the Lines we are joined by Jonathan Robinson.

Jonathan Robinson

With a career as a helicopter pilot and instructor, Jonathan was convicted of stealing from his employer and spent 4 months in prison. He wrote about his experience in his first book, In It.

Jonathan wrote a second book, On It, about his experiences on leaving prison and now dedicates most of his time to prison reform.

Jonathan told us about his experiences and you can listen to the interview by clicking below.

Jonathan’s website is at jonathanrobinson.org

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FA Cup Round 3

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue kept us up to date with the early kick off in the FA cup, seeing Wycombe Wanderers and Aston Villa drawing 1-1.

We brought news of the fixtures falling victim to the weather, including Both Brentwood and Billericay’s games.

Aaron kept us up to date with all the transfer news and we looked ahead to the 3pm kick-offs in the FA Cup and football league.

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First Between the Lines of 2016

Mitchell Young spoke about Brentwood Town’s fortunes for 2016 heading into the first match of the year, against Enfield Town, with new manager Mike Flanagan ready for the challenge.

Aaron Heanue kept us up to date with West Ham v Liverpool and the Dundee derby in the Scottish Premiership.

Spoke about highlights of the year – Aaron talking about Diego Costa in Chelsea v Arsenal. Mitchell talking about the Brentwood and Southend United’s promotion. I mentioned Lochlan Bearman coming down and announcing his change to cars this year. Also Davis Cup win.

Looking ahead to West Ham in the Olympic stadium, we also looked ahead to potential highlights of the year with Euro 2016 in France and the Olympics in Brazil being the obvious talking points for the summer to come.

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Post Mourinho Chelsea

This weekend on the last Between the Lines of the year Aaron Heanue was looking back on the career so far of the former Chelsea manager. Aaron also brought us the news that Gus Hiddink had taken the reigns of the club until the end of the season.

During the show we also brought the sad news that Jimmy Hill had died.

As far as other football was concerned, we had a look back at Friday evening’s match between Southend and Bury, with the Essex side winning by 4 goals to 1. We also looked ahead to Brentwood’s trip to Surrey with Mitchell Young popping into the studio on the way to Leatherhead.

Join us in the new year, every Saturday from midday to 2pm.

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FA Cup 2nd Round Saturday

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue was keeping an eye on the two early kick-off games, between Dundee & Aberdeen and Stoke City v Manchester City.

With the FA Cup 2nd round matches kicking off, there wasn’t much in terms of local league action, although the cup brought us Leyton Orient v Scunthorpe to look forward to at 3pm.

We had a look at the latest news in the world of motorsport, where Renault announced they have taken over the Lotus F1 team and Red Bull said they have come to an engine agreement with Renault.

We looked ahead to the evening kick-off in the Premier League, as Bournemouth beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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Davis Cup and end of the F1 Season

This weekend on Between the Lines we didn’t have a Premier League match for Aaron Heanue to update us on, but there was plenty of action elsewhere. Aaron looked at the last matches in the Davis cup, along with qualifying in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Mitchell Young was in the studio with us, on his way to Suffolk for Brentwood Town v Needham Market. Brentwood losing 4-0 in this match. Aaron and Mitchell also kept an eye across the world of football, with the latest coming and goings in football management, including up the A12 at Colchester United.

All this, along with the sort of music you expect from Phoenix FM, travel news and the events guide.

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Lochlan Bearman talks about his plans for next year

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Champion racing driver Lochlan Bearman visited Phoenix FM the studios this week to talk about his title-winning season and his step up for next year.

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13 year old Lochlan visited with his father John and team boss Gary Cooper from Cooper Motorsport.

Phoenix FM has been sponsoring Lochlan for two years, in which time he has won a number of awards, including winning the Rotax Minimax Championship in 2014 and 2015.

Lochlan announced on Steve Robertson’s “Between the Lines” sports show that he will be competing in the Fiesta Junior Championship next year, turning up to the studio with the very car they will be racing!

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Lochlan will be racing at top circuits in the UK in a campaign that will run from April next year. Some of the circuits Lochlan will be racing on for the first time includes Brands Hatch and Silverstone, with the official race calender being announced in early January.

This is a big step for Lochlan, moving from Minimax Karts but Lochlan, John and Gary are looking forward to the season already and are hungry for success.

Gary is keen to push the academy side of Cooper Motorsport, telling Steve Robertson that he is keen to see Lochlan make the move through to single seaters within the next couple of years.

Steve said, “Lochlan is clearly a real talent and we look forward to continuing to watch his progress next year at the country’s most prestigious racetracks”.

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John added, “It’s an exciting time for us, Lochlan has won four karting Championships and it’s time to step up despite his age. The Fiesta series will be Televised and we are looking for sponsors and partners to join Phoenix FM and Cooper Motorsport and be part of the story to help Lochlan continue his progress”.

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Early November Between the Lines

This weekend on Between the Lines we kept an eye on the early Premier League match between Bournemouth and Newcastle. With all the action from the home side, Newcastle winning 1-0. We also kept an eye on the Yorkshire derby, finishing Huddersfield Town 0-3 Leeds.

Mitchell Young spoke about Brentwood Town’s fortunes, both in the league and cup matches, on his way to see Brentwood travelling to VCD Athetic. Mitchell also gave us a preview for the following weekend’s FA Trophy fixture and journey to Devon, against Bideford Town.

All this, along with the sort of music you expect from Phoenix FM, travel news and the events guide.

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Rugby World Cup Final

This weekend on Between the Lines we looked ahead to the first Mexican Grand Prix since 1992, with Nico Rosberg landing his Mercedes in pole position for the capacity crowd.

We kept an eye on the early Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool. The London side losing 3-1.

Aaron Heanue also looked ahead to the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia.

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Didcot v Brentwood Previewed

This weekend on Between the Lines we spoke to Mitchell Young ahead of one of the biggest games for Brentwood Town in their history. Mitchell was on the players’ coach on the way to Didcot, in the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup. We spoke to Mitchell on the way to the game and even had time to speak to a couple of the players.

As well as looking at the other local sides and games around the leagues we kept an eye on the weather for the US Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton looking to win with his team mate Rosberg finishing second to seal the British driver’s third world championship.

In addition we kept an eye across all sports with a Ruby World Cup semi final preview and an eye on the latest cricket news.

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British Touring Car Championship Final Weekend

This weekend on Between the Lines we looked ahead to Brentwood Town’s FA Cup 3rd qualifying round away to Hoddesdon, with Mitchell Young representing Phoenix FM on his trip to Hertfordshire, and again for the productive replay on Tuesday at the Brentwood Arena.

Aaron Heanue kept an eye on the qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg on pole but having the bad luck of his Mercedes breaking down early in the race and seeing his chances of becoming World Champion this year dwindling.

We also looked ahead to the final three races of the British Touring Car Championship, travelling to Brands Hatch and seeing Gordon Shedden seal his 2nd championship.

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Heading into October

On this week’s Been the Lines Aaron Heanue updated us on the Championship match between Wolves and Huddersfield, with the home side winning 3-0. Fifteen minutes later the kick off at Selhurst Park seeing Crystal Palace beating West Brom 2-0.

Mitchell Young had a look at the Ryman fixtures for the weekend on his way to the afternoon’s featured match between Canvey Island and Brentwood. The match finished with the home side beating Brentwood by a lone goal.

We had the latest update from Lochlan Bearman as the young kart racer heads to the end of the season and we looked ahead to the Rugby World Cup crunch match between England and Australia.

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Singapore Grand Prix

This weekend on Between the Lines we kept an eye on the early kick off in the Premier League between Chelsea and Arsenal. Aaron Heanue also kept an eye on the Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough.

We previewed the Ryman Premier match, with Brentwood travelling to Lewes and winning 5-1.

We looked ahead to qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton only managing a 3rd row grid position.

All this coupled with the latest travel updates and the music Phoenix FM is famous for.

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Southend United’s First Win of the Season

This weekend on Between the Lines Harriet Ivie and Aaron Heanue were watching Southend United v Peterborough in the early kick off in League One, with the final whistle being blown before the end of the match and Southend winning 2-1.

Aaron also looked ahead to England’s European qualifier away to San Marino. In addition, we had news of qualifying in F1 for the classic Italian Grand Prix at Monza, with Lewis Hamilton sealing another top spot as he secured yet another pole position.

As always, the emphasis was on local sides as Aaron looked ahead to thr Ryman League action, with Brentwood Town hammering Staines Town.

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Belgian Grand Prix

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue gave news on the Ashes series, looking ahead to the final test. This along with the Athletics World Championships, latest football transfer news and then live qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.

As always, the emphasis was on local sides as Aaron looked ahead to the day’s football action but the first match featured kicked of at the start of the show, with Dundee United losing to Celtic. Also looking at the Premier League action, through to the Ryman fixtures.

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Phoenix FM and Cooper Motorsport at Brands Hatch

During the week Phoenix FM and Cooper Motorsport staged their first ever track event, taking place on the Indy circuit at the world famous Brands Hatch circuit.

View from the pit box

View from the pit box

I was there to take in all aspects of the event, being driven round the track in a number of cars and then taking to the wheel myself in a racing Ford Fiesta.

Steve Robertson Ready for the Track

Steve Robertson Ready for the Track

The day started with the driver sign in and then safety briefing. Anyone can drive at the event providing they are over 18 and hold a full driving licence. The staff at Brands Hatch check the details and then issue each driver with a wristband.

Dr Evil

Dr Evil

As the day went on I progressed from the position of passenger in “Dr Evil” Mac MacCarthy’s Cooper Motorsports Fiesta, an amazing experience as I was out on the circuit and being driven at high speed for the first time. This was followed by a drive as Gary Cooper’s passenger in the racing Radical, the fastest car on track all day and a vehicle that would put the majority of cars to shame, short of a F1 or LMP1 racing car. This was a truly amazing experience – with Gary using all of his own racing knowledge to make the laps something I’d never forget.

The Radical pulls out

The Radical pulls out

The final on-track experience of the day was my taking of the wheel in the racing Fiesta, building up speed and finding my feet over a few laps. Needless to say, when it was time to come back to the Cooper Motorsports pit box this left me wanting to experience more.

Steve Robertson driving

Steve Robertson driving

To listen to the interviews, which give more of an idea of the atmosphere on the day, click below.

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Gary Cooper

if you’d like to know more or would be interested in booking a race day, contact Steve at sales@phoenixfm.com.

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A Week Before the Start of the Football Season

This weekend on Between the Lines Mitchell Young joined us in the studio with his look ahead to the new football season. As always, the emphasis was on local sides as he previewed the season for Brentwood in the Ryman Premier, along with Billericay. Mitchell also looked at league action and the fortunes of Southend, Colchester, Leyton Orient and Dagenham in the league.

We also spoke with Mitchell about the speedway season for Lakeside Hammers, as they neared the end of their campaign. On top of this, the latest news on Phoenix FM cart champion Lochlan Bearman.

It was also the very start of the Scottish football season with us featuring Celtic v Ross County.

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Latitude 2015: Luke Wright

Essex’s very own Luke Wright again spoke to Nick Field, at this year’s Latitude Festival.

Latitude is a regular fixture for Luke, for this year is both host and co-programmer of the poetry arena for what has become one of the largest poetry events in Europe.

Luke Wright

Luke Wright

Nick chatted to Luke straight from seeing him perform on the poetry stage and spoke about his busy weekend and short-term plans as he was previewing this year’s Edinburgh show “What I learned from Johnny Bevan”. To find out more about Luke, visit his website at lukewright.co.uk

To listen to Nick’s interview with Luke click the audio player below.

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Latitude festival 2015: Music Angel Social Power

We were lucky enough to chat to Baard Johannessen and the team from Music Angel Social Power at the Latitude Festival.

Baard from Music Angel

As a Festival Republic Partner, Music Angel had two locations – both in the village and the family camp, with the aim of providing a fully charged batter pack to plug in to your own mobile phone to keep it charged – and £20 included a recharge card entitling anyone to 2 battery exchanges in any one of their tents. So the £20 would entitle you to a total of 3 charges, with the battery being yours to keep.

The idea behind Music Angel Social Power is that for every battery sold, Music Angel will give one to a Rwandan child, giving at at least 5 years reading light and providing a child with the necessary resource to continue to provide light for the children of Rwanda.

Music Angel Social Power are attending a number of festivals in Europe throughout the summer. To find out more, visit their website at musicangelsocialpower.com.

To listen to the interview, click the audio player below.

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Latitude Festival 2015: Chill Welfare

Last weekend at the Latitude Festival we spoke to Michelle from Chill Welfare, the organisation running the welfare tent situated in the Village area of the festival.

The Chill Welfare Team

The Chill Welfare Team

Michelle spoke about the work of the team, with all of the volunteers being qualified drug and alcohol workers.

The festival is a busy time for Michelle and the team, being open 24 hours each day to provide caring and confidential help for all kinds of practical and personal problems offering general assistance and advice, counselling, a messages service and help for distressed / missing people.

To listen to what Michelle had to tell us about the amazing work of Chill Welfare, click the audio link below. You can also find out more at chillwelfare.org

 

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Latitude Festival 2015: Clean Break

The Clean Break Theatre Company was formed in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed that the theatre could bring the hidden stories of imprisoned women to a wider audience. Over 35 years later they are going from strength to strength, whilst continuing to work towards effecting profound and positive change in the lives of women offenders.

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We spoke to Róisín McBrinn about the plays being shown at this year’s Latitude Festival, Including Joanne which is directed by Róisín and performed by Olivier Award nominated actor Tanya Moodie. The other play we discussed was Sweatbox, which takes place in a prison van, located in the Faraway Forest.

Prison Van - Sweatbox

Prison Van – Sweatbox

To find out more, their website is at cleanbreak.org.uk.

To listen to what Róisín had to say, click below.

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Latitude Festival 2015: Mr Mead

We managed to speak to artist Tom Mead as he created work on 8 foot boards in the wooded area of the festival.

The Bristol artist was at Latitude for the very first time and was working alongside a number of artists taking part in the Lavish Live Art display.

Mr Mead

Mr Mead

Known under the professional name of Mr Mead, Tom’s influences include dark imagery from traditional folk lore. New characters were created for the weekend and he told us more about his work and future plans.

Tom’s website is at mrmead.co.uk

To listen to the interview with Tom, click below.

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Latitude Festival 2015: Hunt & Darton

We managed to catch up with Hunt & Darton in the Forest Fringe on Thursday, prior to their hosting of the Not Great British Bake Off. They spoke to us about this, along with their Set Menu: A Three Course Not For Consumption show which includes menu items such as the Delia Dance.

Hunt & Darton

Hunt & Darton

Hunt & Darton are on their way to Edinburgh but can also be seen at Firstsite Gallery in Colchester.

For more information on Hunt & Darton, go to their website at huntanddartoncafe.com

To listen to the interview, click below.

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Latitude Festival 2015: child.org Charity Concierge

With just a few weeks to go until the completion of the rename from Kenyan Orphan Project, we spoke to the Managing Director of child.org, Thomas Muirhead.20150717_145513 copy

The team from child.org were busy throughout the weekend, initially assisting campers as they arrived in pitching their tents and then serving over 3000 festival goers from breakfast time to late into the evening. The money raised through the weekend was matched by Festival Republic. Thomas spoke about the work of the charity at the festival, with many new friendships being created during the weekend.

With the money raised child.org can continue in their quest to transform the lives of children in the most difficult places in the world. The support of Festival Republic has meant they have access to a good meal, clean water, health services, everything they need to spend a happy, productive day at school.

To listen to the interview, click the player below.

More details are available at www.child.org.

 

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Rowan Bailey – Ginetta Junior Racing Driver

Rowan Bailey

Rowan Bailey

We spoke to racing driver Rowan Bailey this weekend on Between the Lines. Rowan gave us an insight to the BTCC support series for 14-17 year olds, having raced since the age of 9 (in carts).

At just 16 years old, Rowan has ambition to work his way to a BTCC or even Formula One seat and to pass his driving test first time.

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Preview to Next Weekend’s Big Match at the Brentwood Arena

Stewart London

Stewart London

This week on Between the Lines we had the pleasure of being joined by Stewart London from Athona Recruitment. Stewart spoke about his part in organising this coming Saturday’s charity football match, at Brentwood Town’s ground, against Microdec. The game kicks off on the 18th at 3pm and is raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Last year’s game saw Athona win the match 5-1.

There will be plenty to do on the day, with gates opening at 1.30 and tickets costing just £5.00.

To listen again to the interview with Stewart, click below.

 

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It’s the Middle of Wimbledon

This weekend on Between the Lines we followed the qualifying session for this year’s British Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton pipping his team mate, Nico Rosberg, to pole position.

Aaron Heanue kept an eye on the transfer rumours and confirmations for the coming football season. Aaron also had a look at the fixtures coming up. Aaron also updated us with the latest from SW19, at the middle point of Wimbledon fortnight. Aaron also gave us the latest cricket news leading up to the Ashes.

We featured this year’s Sports Fest from the Brentwood Centre as it happened, with interviews coming from the various sports and activities featuring at the festival. Locally we also had an update of Lochlan Bearman’s latest race.

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Formula E Finale

This weekend on Between the Lines we kept an eye on the qualifying sessions for the first if the weekend’s street racing around Battersea Park in Formula E. Aaron Heanue also updated us with the latest in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, along with the latest transfer news in the men’s game.

We also previewed the season ahead for the local football sides and looked ahead to Wimbledon fortnight.

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Football Fixture Lists Announced and Chatting to James from Big Bold Productions

This weekend on Between the Lines, Aaron Heanue gave us the low-down on the latest transfer news – the biggest news breaking as the show started and Joe Gomez signed for Liverpool from Charlton for £3.5m.

Aaron also had a look at the fixture list for the coming season, which is a matter of weeks away and brought the news that Scottish fixtures will start on the 1st of August.

We kept an eye on other sport, with the Austrian Grand Prix keeping us busy and had the latest update from Phoenix FM sponsored karter Lochlan Bearman. All this and the biggest news out of Ascot.

In addition to this, James joined us on the phone from Big Bold Productions talking of his plans for Big Bold Theatre and Big Bold Youth, with their aim of branching out to the home counties.

To listen to the interview with James, click below:-

 

 

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Le Mans 2015 Starts

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue had his eyes across many sports, with the Women’s World Cup match between England and Mexico taking place in the evening along with England v Slovenia in the men’s qualifier the following day. Aaron also previewed the Le Mans 24 Hour race, looking to be a straight fight between Porsche and Audi with the event starting at 2pm.

We brought news from the Brentwood Strawberry Fair, including an interview with the president of Old Brentwoods Rugby club, talking to us about the acorns – for children up to 14.

Phoenix FM’s newest presenter, Sonny Jay, was also with us and gave us a preview of his new show on Phoenix, which starts at 10pm this coming Friday.

Aaron also took our regular summer look at the transfer news of the past few days.

Locally we updated the news on a busy week for Brentwood Town and Barry Corr leaving Southend United.

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French Open Final Weekend

This weekend on Between the Lines Aaron Heanue kept an eye on Andy Murray’s semi final in the French Open tennis, running into its 2nd day. We brought the news that Novak Djokovic won, with domination in the final set. In addition Ronnie O’Sullivan gave his views on Murray’s ability to move on from this defeat, likening the situation to Lewis Hamilton’s loss of the Monaco Grand Prix and the fact this is the number one priority in any individual sport.

We had plenty to keep us busy, looking ahead to two big events in Canada with the Women’s football World Cup, in a week where events off the pitch had been making headlines. We also looked to this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton looking favourite going before qualifying. We also mentioned the penultimate round of the Formula E championship in Moscow, with the final round in London’s Battersea Park at the end of the month.

Aaron also previewed the Champions League Final and news of the Epsom Derby. We also took our regular summer look at the transfer news of the past few days.

Locally we updated the news on a busy week for Brentwood Town and Barry Corr leaving Southend United.

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Getting Near the End of the Premier League Season

This weekend on Between the Lines Mitchell Young looked back at the Ryman League D1N final between Brentwood and Thurrock, seeing Brentwood on a 5 goal rout as they sealed their place in the Ryman Premier.

Aaron Heanue kept an eye on qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton lost out to team mate Nico Rosberg.

Aaron also updated us on the important match for Sunderland as they beat Everton.

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Brentwood Town – Ready for the Play Off Final

This weekend on Between the Lines we looked ahead to the Ryman League D1N final between Brentwood and Thurrock with Mitchell Young. The winner of this match going on to the Ryman Premier.

Aaron Heanue kept an eye on the last day of the Sky Bet Championship with all matches kicking off at 12:15. With the Blackpool v Huddersfield match being abandoned due to a crowd protest, things didn’t turn out as expected for the finale of the season just below the Premier League.

Aaron also gave Antonia Jones updates on the Premier League match between Leicester and Newcastle and looked ahead to the weekend sport with Southend aiming for automatic promotion away to Morecambe and looking ahead to the boxing match of the century.

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Easter Weekend

This weekend on Between the Lines we had 4 football matches to keep us occupied. Aaron Heanue updated us on the League One matches between Barnsley and Sheffield United and Swindon Town v Milton Keynes Dons. The action then turned to the Premier League with Arsenal beating Liverpool in North London. In the Ryman League Division One South the early kick off saw Guernsey beat Sittingbourne 3-0.

Mitchell Young had a look at the Ryman fixtures for the weekend on his way to the afternoon’s featured match between Romford and Brentwood.

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Scottish FA Cup 5th Round

This weekend on Between the Lines we started with the early kick-off in the Scottish FA Cup, with Celtic winning at Dundee 2-0. We also kept an eye on the North London Derby and although Arsenal drew first blood, Spurs ended up winning at home 2-1. The third early kick-off saw Burgess Hill Town beat Guernsey 3-0.

Aaron Heanue looked back at an successful start to the 6 Nations Championship, with England beating Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Mitchell Young previewed the main featured match for the afternoon, with Brentwood Town at home to Waltham Abbey.

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End of January – Australian Open Tennis

This weekend on Between the Lines we had 3 matches to occupy us, along with looking ahead to the rest of the weekend sport and back at an already eventful couple of days.

With Andy Murray through to the final of the Australian Open, we had the news of Serena Williams winning the ladies’ event. We also looked forward to what Sunday morning could bring for the Scottish player.

Other events we featured included the Superbowl, and our regular look ahead to the day’s sport.

Aaron Heanue brought us news from Hull City v Newcastle United in the Premier League, turning out to be a successful trip for the away side winning by 3 goals to nil. He also brought news from the Championship with Middlesbrough winning at Brentford and Leeds winning away to Huddersfield.

As the show finished snow was settling across the Brentwood Centre but the Brentwood match survived the weather.

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Lochlan Bearman Ambitions and Sponsorship

Lochlan Bearman

Lochlan Bearman

This weekend we spoke to Lochman and John Bearman over the phone.

Lochlan, fresh from his season-opening near perfect weekend in the first round of the Hints Kart Racing Championship, explained to us how happy he was with his showing in the Minimax category.

Lochlan’s father, John, gave us a further update on their ambitions for the season as Lochlan is looking to race in Europe this season or compete in the UK National Televised series. The important thing is for the team to arrange sponsorship to help with the cost of running the car, accommodation and travel costs.

As a sponsor you would be able to assist in Lochlan’s journey, supporting the talented driver in his career and being part of his story. On top of this, with the televised series you would have the media exposure thatr this brings.

For more details on the plans and what is involved with sponsorship, the email address is bearman.racing@gmail.com.

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Saturday Premier League Action

This weekend on Between the Lines we kept an eye on the match postponements, Brentwood’s match against Needham Market cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch. As usual, we previewed the day’s fixtures with an eye on the local matches across the leagues.

In addition, looking ahead to the Premier League matches of the weekend, with Chelsea and Manchester City almost as close as possible at the top of the league.

As always we had the travel updates on both road and rail and as usual had a look at the events guide for the next few weeks.

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FA Cup 3rd Round

This weekend on Between the Lines we kept an eye on the match postponements, with both Brentwood and Billericay’s matches being cancelled due to waterlogged pitches. Every match in the Ryman Premier League was postponed. There was also concern with Southend fans travelling to Northampton having to wait on a late pitch inspection before the match was confirmed as definitely taking place.

During the show we had updates from Aaron Heanue, keeping an eye on the early kick-off Scottish Championship match between Hearts and Hibs. The Edinburgh derby ending in a 1-1 draw.

We looked back to the first of the FA Cup 3rd round games, with Colchester losing 3-1 at Cardiff. We then looked ahead to the pick of the 3rd round games, with 17 matches starting from 3pm, and more fixtures keeping us entertained going through to Tuesday.

As we had a lot of rain, we were kept busy with travel updates on both road and rail and as usual had a look at the events guide for the next few weeks.

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Last Between the Lines of the Year

This weekend on Between the lines we looked back at the Boxing Day football action and ahead to the Sunday fixtures across the festive period. On top of this, Aaron Heanue provided updates on the Scottish Championship match between Hibernian and Rangers, ending with the Edinburgh side winning 4-0.

News broke during the show that Neil Warnock had been sacked as the manager of Crystal Palace, sparking discussion of the next potential boss at the South London side.

As usual, we played the sort of music you would expect from Phoenix FM, along with regular travel updates and looks at the events guide.

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Lochlan Bearman Brings his Trophy to Phoenix FM

Lochlan and John Bearman

Lochlan and John Bearman

We spoke to the Phoenix FM sponsored racing driver at the start of the season and Lochlan Bearman has come back to Phoenix FM as the Whilton Mill MiniMax Champion.

It was great to catch up with Lochlan and his father, John, after a busy season for the 12 year old who is gaining experience year on year.

We spoke about the last year and Lochlan’s plans for the year ahead, along with finding out what inspires him and where he sees himself in the next few years.

To listen again to the interview in full, click below.

 

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East Beach Dave

We had live music in the studio this Saturday, courtesy of Essex based singer East Beach Dave. Dave gave us three songs on this weekend’s show, chatting about how he became a singer, something he has been doing as his main occupation for just the past 2 years.

East Beach Dave

East Beach Dave

Dave had time to chat to us about him musical loves and the range of music he sings locally, which includes some Ska, Funk, Swing, Reggae and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

To find out more about Dave and to see videos of him in action, visit his website at www.daveshindler.co.uk

To listen again to the interview, along with the three songs Dave sung for us, click the links below.

 

 

November 29, 2014 at 0125PM (2)

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Last Weekend of the F1 Season

In this weekend’s Between the Lines we looked at the final qualifying session of this year’s Formula One season, with Lewis Hamilton missing out on pole position to his team mate and championship rival, Nico Rosberg.

As always we previewed the weekend’s football, thankfully with very little news of postponements considering the weather for the weekend. On top of this we this Sunday’s fixture at the Brentwood Centre for the Leopards, against Bedford Dragons.

We also kept an eye on the local travel news, the local events for Brentwood and Billericay and played the usual music you would associate with Phoenix FM.

Join us next Saturday from midday for Between the Lines.

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FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round and England v Slovenia

Another busy show concentrating on the start of a football Saturday, with an international break and a preview of the England v Slovenia match with Aaron Heanue. Also keeping an eye on the match between Plymouth and Portsmouth, with the home side winning 3-0.

Updating the travel news, keeping an eye on the local events and playing the usual mix of music you get from Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon. We also looked ahead to next weekend’s title showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg with the possibility of the controversial double points deciding the world champion. In other forms of motorsport, we had an update on the latest from Phoenix FM sponsored karter, Lochlan Bearman.

Join us every Saturday from midday to 2pm.

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Looking Ahead to Half Term

This weekend on Between the Lines we looked at the weekend’s local football fixtures, with Billericay drawing at home to Peacehaven & Telscombe and Brentwood taking 3 points from their visit to Soham.

During the show we had updates from Aaron Heanue, keeping an eye on the early kick-off between Manchester City and West Ham. With the London side winning 2-1.

Looking ahead to the half-term holidays, it was a packed events guide as we looked forward to what is going on locally.

Join us every Saturday from midday to 2pm for Between the Lines.

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FA Trophy Preliminary Round

This weekend on Between the Lines, Mitchell Young gave us his preview to the big game between in-form Brentwood and Redhill. The match finishing 1-1.

We also looked at updates in the match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League with Aaron Heanue. On top of this, looking ahead to the Premier League matches kicking off at 3pm and never imagining the score of 8-0 between Southampton and Sunderland.

Looking ahead to the day’s local events, updating the travel news and playing Saturday afternoon music on Phoenix, Between the Lines is on every Saturday between midday and 2pm.

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A third helping of Taffy

Click here to listen to the whole session and interview:

It was great to welcome back Taffy – Iris, Koichin, Asano and Ken, along with Fifth Taffy Hiroaki – back to Phoenix FM for their third acoustic session.

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The band are on a UK tour to promote their new album of B-sides and rarities, Plus+++, which is out now on Club AC30. And as ever they popped in to rattle off a few more acoustic numbers, which you can see again below:

If you’re reading this missed the London gig sadly but you can catch them at the Craufard Arms in Milton Keynes on 18th October. And you really should see them live if you can – their music dances between Britpop, psychedelia and fuzzed-up shoegaze and it’s one heck of a show.

You can keep ahead of what the band are up to by following their Facebook and Twitter pages or their official website

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FA Cup 2nd Round Qualifying – Maidstone United 2 Brentwood Town 1

Mitchell Young travelled to Maidstone to report on yesterday’s match:-

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Maidstone v Brentwood

Ryman Premier leaders Maidstone United nicked an injury-time winner as they progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 over Brentwood Town at The Gallagher Stadium.

Brentwood got an early lead through a long range shot from Robbie Rees. Maidstone equalised shortly afterwards.

The home side grabbed the all-important goal in the 94th minute by Jack Parkinson in the final play of the game.

Brentwood went in front seven minutes in after a loose ball fell to Robbie Rees who hit a thunderbolt from 20 yards which flew into the top right hand corner.

Maidstone almost made an immediate reply as Ben Greenhalgh wriggled through but for a last ditch tackle by Captain Martyn Stokes saw out the danger for a corner.

The hosts did finally break down The Brentwood defence and equalised five minutes later after a ball whipped in by Aaron Simpson was guided in by Greenhalgh.

‘The Stones’ nearly went in front after a far post header was met by Frannie Collin who headed just wide.

Maidstone again threatened through top goal scorer Collin as he took a touch and shot which was saved by Olly Bowles. His second chance came from the second corner which he headed on the stretch over from two yards out and an open goal.

Jack Parkinson was the next player for the home side as his close range shot from the corner came off the post and cleared away by the Brentwood defence.

Early in the second half Alex Akofi skipped past the Maidstone defence and put it into the path of Rees whose shot was tame. The Brentwood striker was put in once again from Bantick but was well blocked by Lee Worgan.

Shad Ngandu burst into the space and shrugged off two challenges and brought a great save out of Worgan.

As the sides approached the last ten minutes Parkinson found a yard and got a shot away which went wide of Bowles goal.

Maidstone substitute Matt Bodkin attacked the box but for a great reflect save by Bowles. Another rifled shot from substitute James Rogers was again fantastically saved to deny Maidstone the lead.

The home side almost clinched it just into injury time as a cross field ball from Simpson to Bodkin’s who hit it on the half volley which went just wide.

Maidstone in the 94th minute of injury time last play of the game was flicked in by Parkinson and Ngandu and Mbulu were unable to head it off the line. To put Maidstone through to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Maidstone United Lineup: 1 Lee Worgan, 2 Aaron Simpson, 3 Tom Mills,4 Jaime Coyle ©, 5 Sonny Miles, 6 Alex Brown (67), 7 Ben Greenhalgh (80), 8 Jack Parkinson, 9 Jay May (67), 10 Frannie Collin, 11 Alex Flisher

Substitutes: 12 James Rogers (67), 14 Matt Bodkin (67), 15 Ashley Miller (80), 16 Ellis Iandolo, 17 Steve Watt, 18 Bradley Jordan, 21 Will Godman

Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Olly Bowles, 2 Christian Mbulu, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes ©, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Danny Dafter, 7 Shad Ngandu, 8 Daryl Robson, 9 Alex Akofi, 10 Robbie Rees (80), 11 Sam Bantick (70)

Substitutes: 12 Yeshaya Lomoley, 14 Adam Rooke, 15 Jason Dobbs, 16 Jack Gardner (70), 17 Courtney White (80), 18 James Pellin, 19 Sherwin Stanley

Attendance: 1,464

Click below to listen to Mitchell’s full-time report

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Voss Malone Visits Phoenix FM

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Voss Malone Live

This Saturday on Between the Lines we were joined in the studio by the Chris and Alyrck from Voss Malone. Using a number of instruments the two of them played three songs. You can listen to the whole set by clicking below.

If you want to find out more about the band, their official website is www.vossmalone.com.

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Ryman League North: Burnham Ramblers 0 Brentwood Town 2

Mitchell updates us on another great result for the local side:-

Brentwood Town extend their unbeaten run to ten after they grinded out a 2-0 away victory at Leslie Fields against Burnham Ramblers.

Sam Bantick gave ‘The Blues’ an early lead in the second half after a defensive laps and Shad Ngandu sealed the three points in injury time to move up to fourth.

Despite Brentwood’s injured players such as Jack Gardner and Robbie Rees, striker Alex Akofi was also out due to suspension the away side stayed strong at the back and found the net.

In the first five minutes Burnham expressed their threat up front as a dangerous cross was met by Liam Burgess and looked in the bottom corner apart from a great reaction save from Ollie Bowles.

Brentwood’s counter attack with Sherwin Stanley fed Bantick in on the left flank and burst into the box but could not get the ball out of his feet and Matt Belcher blocked the shot.

‘The Blues’ almost took the lead after Stanley’s original shot was blocked but Courtney White reacted first and volleyed his shot goal wards which was well saved by Belcher.

Just before the break Ngandu rifled a shot on the edge of the box which whistled just wide of the near post.

In added time Bantick slipped in Stanley who side stepped the rushed keeper but poked the ball wide as the angle tightened.

Brentwood took the lead four minutes in after a defence laps with after a long throw was won by Danny Dafter was saved and Bantick scuffed shot was fumbled by Belcher at the far post.

Bantick almost grabbed a second two minutes later as White lifted the ball over the top for him to dink the ball on to the roof of the net.

Stanley was next to threat as a clearance turned attack was hit on the volley but was saved by the feet of Belcher to deny Brentwood a second.

In injury time Ngandu sealed the game with a second after substitute Yesah Lomotey got in burst into the box. Ngandu was laid off to slot the ball into the far post and seal the three points and extend their unbeaten run to ten.

Brentwood will now carry this record in to this eagerly anticipated FA Cup tie away to Ryman Premier leaders Maidstone United on Saturday.

Burnham Ramblers Lineup: 1 Matt Belcher, 2 Joseph Nottage, 3 Tyler Haynes, 4 Dave Collins, 5 Kyle Jude, 6 Marc Gorbell ©, 7 Stephen Ikumelo, 8 Liam Burgess, 9 L’Heuruex Menga, 10 Bertie Brayley (80), 11 Bradley Nobbs (54)

Substitutes: 12 Isaac Aubynn (80), 14 Tyrone Scarlett, 15 Jay Kynaston, 16 William Harris (72), 17 Gregory Akpele (54)

Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Christian Mbulu, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Andrew Joslin, 7 Sam Bantick (87), 8 Danny Dafter © (77), 9 Courtney White, 10 Sherwin Stanley (72), 11 Shad Ngandu

Substitutes: 12 Daryl Robson (77), 14 Yeshay Lomotey (72), 15 Adam Rooke (87), 16 Jason Dobbs, James Pelin

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Brentwood Air Cadets

We were joined this Saturday by some of Brentwood Air Cadets, as they approach their open day on the 27th of September.

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Brentwood Air Cadets

You can listen to what they had to say about the local squadron, work they do and how you can get involved by clicking the link below:-

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Ryman League North: Brentwood Town 3 Cray Wanderers 3

Mitchell Young has the latest news:-

Brentwood Town extend their unbeaten run to six as they drew 3-3 against Cray Wanderers at the Brentwood Arena.

Early goals for Sam Bantick and Shaun Welford levelled it up at half-time. The visitors went two goals in front Gary Beckett and Jordan Bird.

Brentwood did not give up and Alex Akofi and Shad Ngandu drew back the visitors to grab the draw.

Brentwood Town burst straight out the blocks as Ngandu lofted a deep ball towards the in-form Bantick with four goals in three games rose above Bird to head in the far post only 44 seconds in.

Cray Wanderers almost struck back through Ramone McRae as his shot went wide. ‘The Blues’ almost doubled their lead three minutes later as Bantick fed in Sherwin Stanley with his curled shot which bounced of the post.

The away side did get their equaliser 13 minutes in after an original shot was parried by Olly Bowles and smashed in by Shaun Welford from close range.

Robbie Rees for the home side had the Cray keeper Darren Behcet worried as he had to tip over a heavy cross.

Cray caught the Brentwood defence off guard and took the lead after a corner was met by Gary Beckett to bundle in from close range.

‘The Blues’ almost grabbed an equaliser twice for Courtney White within a minute after Shad Ngandu slotted him in and went past the keeper but intercepted by the last defender. The second he was put through and beat the keeper but clipped the top of the crossbar.

Brentwood rued their chances and Cray extended their lead after a ball was lifted back into the box from a loose ball and struck sweetly on the volley by Nick Humphreys.

The home side struck back just after the hour mark as substitute Alex Akofi burst through the defence knocked it past the rushed keeper and knocked it in.

A route one ball from the Cray keeper was lifted straight down the middle with the Brentwood defence caught asleep and Welford shot from the penalty spot saved by Bowles for a corner.

Brentwood got their equaliser six minutes from time as White’s byline cross was spilled by Behcet which fell to Ngandu to grab a deserved draw.

Brentwood Lineup: 1 Olly Bowles, 2 Jack Gardner, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Shad Ngandu, 7 Sam Bantick, 8 Daryl Robson, 9 Courtney White, 10 Sherwin Stanley (57), 11 Robbie Rees (57)

Subs: 12 Alex Akofi (57), 14 Jason Dobbs (57), 15 Christian Mbulu, 16 Callum Webb, 17 Danny Dafter

Cray Wanderers Lineup: 1 Darren Behcet, 2 Gianioulis Fakinos, 3 Jordan Bird, 4 Danny Lye ©, 5 Nick Humphreys, 6 Adrian Stone, 7 Gary Beckett, 8 Tom O’Conner (24), 9 Shaun Welford, 10 Ramone McRae, 11 Andre Marques,

Subs: 12 Dan Stubbs, 14 Steve Springgett, 15 Martin Dynan (24), 16 Ian Daly

Attendance: 87

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Ryman League North: Brentwood Town 5 Wroxham 1

photo (13)Mitch Young was at the Brentwood Arena on non-league day for one of the games of the weekend:-

Brentwood Town move up to seventh in the Ryman League North after they beat an in-form Wroxham 5-1 at The Brentwood Centre.

The visitors early lead from Christy Finch spurred the home side on as Sam Bantick’s brace was the spearhead for ‘The Blues’ aided with goals from Sherwin Stanley and late on Shad Ngandu.

Wroxham keeper Elliot Pride had a shaky start after he threw the ball straight to Sam Bantick on the edge of the box but was brought down, nothing given by the referee.

Brentwood conceded two dangerous free-kicks early on and struggled to deal with them as the ball went straight through the defence in the opening ten minutes.

Wroxham gained an early lead 17 minutes in, after right back Ben Lewis lofted a high ball to the back post which wasn’t dealt with by Captain Micheal Alaile and Finch coolly poked it past Ollie Bowles.

Brentwood equalised ten minutes later as a great whipped in free-kick from Ryan O’Rawe came off the head of defender Matthew Halliday due to pressure from Danny Dafter went in to the far corner.

Just after the half-hour mark a corner from Bantick was won by Danny Dafter, which hit the top of the crossbar.

In added time of the first half Wroxham’s goal scorer intercepted Jack Gardner and cut the ball back to striker partner Remy Gordon but struck straight at Bowles.

Brentwood went in front nine minutes in to the second half as a low whipped cross from Alex Akofi found Sherwin Stanley at the back post for a tap in.

Wroxham almost responded immediately as a loose ball over the top of the defence found Gordon but he blazed over.

The away sides strike force increased the pressure as Gordon again span his man and his first time shot was palmed away by Bowles.

Sam Bantick extended ‘The Blues’ lead with a free-kick 62 minutes in, with a low curled shot which caught the keeper unaware.

Brentwood put Wroxham further behind as substitute Courtney White flicked the ball through to Bantick to burst towards goal and lifted the ball over Pride for his second of the day. (72)

In injury time Brentwood added another as Akofi’s outside of the boot pass out wide to substitute Shad Ngandu cut inside his marker and slotted the ball inside the far post to cap off their first home league win.

Attendance: 129

Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Bowles, 2 Gardner, 3 Baucutt, 4 Alaile, 5 O’Rawe, 6 Webb (56), 7 Dobbs (66), 8 Dafter, 9 Akofri, 10 Stanley (69), 11 Bantick

Substitutes: 12 Mbulu, 14 Ngandu (56), 15 White (69), 16 Robson (66), 17 Rees

Wroxham: 1 Elliot Pride, 2 Ben Lewis, 3 Danny Rust (84), 4 David Hinton, 5 Andrew Howell, 6 Matthew Halliday, 7 Jack Garrod, 8 Daniel White, 9 Daniel Shelf (58), 10 Christy Finch, 11 Remy Gordon

Sam Bantick spoke to Phoenix FM after the match. To listen to what he had to say, click below.

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Kate Thomas live on Phoenix FM

Click below to listen to the whole session and interview:

It was great to welcome Kate Thomas back to Brentwood for her first Phoenix FM session. No stranger to the station in recent months, Kate performed for us at Phoenix Fridays and we also caught her after her appearance at this year’s Brentwood Festival too.

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As well as having a chat about her music, Kate performed three songs for us live in the studio which you can see again below:

You can find out about Kate’s music by visiting her Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud pages.

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Speedway Elite League: Lakeside Hammers 45 Poole Pirates 45

Lakeside SpeedwayMitchell Young updates us on yesterday’s local speedway action:-

The Lakeside Vortex Hammers got a draw at home to Poole Pirates after they overturned a four point deficit in the final heat at The Arena Essex.

‘The Hammers’ needed three points to strengthen their play-off hopes but ‘The Pirates’ spoiled the party in the home sides last home match of the season.

The host got proceedings underway with a race win for Captain Davey Watt but guests Cameron Woodward and Peter Kildemand were hot on his heels to split the heat three apiece.

‘The Southend Sensation’ Ben Morely and Adam Ellis gave Lakeside an early lead, Benji Compton was excluded after he fell and injured his finger as Morely edged Ellis to the line in their own race at the front.

Vaclav Milik jumped the gate and flipped the bike on race three. The re-run made it back to back maximums as Daniel King sped to victory as Richard ‘Awesome’ Lawson held off Janowski.

Poole bounced straight back with a 5-1 reverse with Woodward and reserve rider Kyle Newman as they caught out Lewis Bridger and Morely.

Watt got his second of the night and King almost made it a third maximum but fell on the final bend which allowed both Pirates to pick up second third and share the heat.

Bridger was first to bend one of race six but again had to share the points as Lawson pulled up with a chain problem.

Newman replaced Compton as he withdrew from the meeting. Guest Aaron Summers was beaten by the replacement and Josh Grajczonek took third to edge the race 4-2.

Bridger gained another heat win which restored ‘The Hammers’ four point lead after Lawson sneaked past Milik.

In the second reserve race Poole had no second rider with Compton out and Newman in the race. He got the best result the visitors could get as Newman beat both Morely and Ellis.

Watt made his hat-trick in heat ten but Summers struggled and Janowski and Milik snatched their opportunity and kept it tight with another split race.

Kildemand won race 11 but the hosts contained Poole with King and Lawson to pick up second and third for a trio of inseparable heats.

King’s Lyn guest Woodward brought the overall tie all level aided by in form Newman for a 5-1 reverse, to make three home points a mammoth task.

‘The Pirates’ went in front after a shock 5-1 reverse after Watt retired during lap one and Janowski won the race assisted by Kildemand as he shielded off the attack from King.

Heat 14 was the seventh split race of the night with Bridger’s third of the night after superb start line reactions from Bridger but Ellis fell on the first bend which kept Poole in the driving seat.

Despite ‘The Hammers’ unable to get three home points they did not disappoint in the final heat. The determination to not lose in front of the home crowd was huge, the first attempt was feisty with Bridger and King as they attacked the first bend. Janowski fell which stopped the race and Kildemand seemed to pull up shortly afterwards. Janowski excluded, Kildemand was allowed in the

re-run by the referee followed by a frustrated crowd reaction.

At the second attempt both Bridger and King went out even harder. Bridger edged in front of Kildemand both at locker heads, on the final bend both riders touched which caused both to halt. Bridger reacted first as he had all night and King grasped the opportunity to slip into second and Kildemand parked metres from the finish line in uproar. He finally pushed his bike over the line after he confronted the track referee to level the meeting in a dramatic end to Lakeside’s home meets for the season.

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Speedway Elite League: Lakeside Hammers 35 Poole Pirates 26

Lakeside HammersMitchell Young was at yesterday’s meeting at lakeside:-

The Lakeside Vortex Hammers end their seven defeats streak as they secured three points in their push for promotion with a 35-26 victory against Poole Pirates at Arena Essex.

The meeting was abandoned after only ten heats at the Captains agreement due to a downpour during heat seven.

The Lakeside Hammers burst out of the starting blocks as Kim Nilsson got to the first bend infront and won in a sharp 58.6 seconds. Captain Davey Watt passed Dakota North on lap three to take second and an early 5-1.

Adam Ellis led on lap one but Kyle Newman found a way round to gain back a 4-2 which was aided by Benji Compton.

Race three could not separate the two side as Daniel King for ‘The Hammers’ with a superb run but Poole held firm with Maciej Janowski and Vaclav Milik in second and third.

Lewis Bridger got his first race win under his belt even with North and Newman on his heels but ‘The Southend Sensation’ Ben Morely was struggled to get going.

‘The Hammers’ extended their narrow lead up to six as Watt beat the bunch to the bend and saw his victory through as King held off pressure from Josh Grajczonek.

Bridger claimed his second race of the night as he stormed to the line with Janowski in second with Richard ‘Awesome’ Lawson in third on heat six as the home side stretched to a 22-14 lead.

The rain began to loom over heat seven and caught out Ellis on bend three caused him to fall so too did the rain which caused a 40 minute delay.

The visitors looked for a postponement but the Lakeside ground staff and volunteers got to work with clearance of the excess water and sawdust to speed up the delay and to keep the meeting alive.

Once the meeting recommenced Nilsson had a great race despite the track conditions and won as Grajczonek slipped on lap two at bend three with Compton in second.

Bridger made a hat-trick of wins in heat eight to push ‘The Hammers’ closer to victory with Lawson in support to cement a trio of 5-1, with the score at 30-17.

Race nine had a double fall as Ellis went down on the first bend and Compton attempted to overtake Morely on the last bend and fell. The race was awarded to Newman as he was in the lead and Morely took second with Compton excluded.

The away side used the tactical ride in heat ten which nominated rider Janowski won but Nilsson and Watt picked up the pieces to take second and third.

The meeting was then abandoned by mutual agreement from both Captains due to the lack of visibility from the riders on the track with the result standing.

The Lakeside Hammers will welcome back The Poole Pirates on the Friday for their second visit to The Arena for ‘The Hammers’ hoping for a repeat performance to keep their play-off hopes alive.

Heat 01: Nilsson, Watt, North, Pedersen 5-1 Time: 58.60
Heat 02: Newman, Ellis, Compton, Morley 2-4 7-5 Time: 60.00
Heat 03: King, Janowski, Milik, Lawson 3-3 10-8 Time: 59.20

Heat 04: Bridger, North, Newman, Morley 3-3 13-11 Time: 59.80
Heat 05: Watt, King, Grajczonek, Milik 5-1 18-12 Time: 60.10
Heat 06: Bridger, Janowski, Lawson, Pedersen – Retired 4-2 22-14 Time: 59.40
Heat 07: Nilsson, Grajczonek, Compton – Fell 3-2 25-16 Time: 62.40 (Ellis – Fell / Excluded)
Heat 08: Lawson, Bridger, North, Milik – Retired 5-1 30-17 Time: 63.10
Heat 09: Race Awarded: Newman, Morley, Compton – Fell / Excluded, Ellis – Retired 2-3 32-20
Heat 10: Janowski, Nilsson, Watt, Milik – Retired 35-26 Time: 61.50

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The FA Cup Begins for Brentwood in August

This weekend on Between the Lines we looked ahead to the start of the FA Cup, with Mitchell Young. The First Preliminary round reviews. A selection of local scores as follows:-

Aveley 2 – 0 Basildon United
Barkingside 5 – 0 Wivenhoe Town
Bowers & P 1 – 0 Colney Heath
Brentwood T 1 – 0 Potters Bar Town
Burnham R 1 – 3 Hadleigh United
Cheshunt 0 – 1 Thurrock
Codicote 1 – 1 Tilbury
Hertford T 3 – 2 Great Wakering
London Tgrs 2 – 0 FC Clacton
Maldon & T 1 – 2 London Colney
Redbridge 1 – 1 AFC Sudbury
Royston T 2 – 3 Brightlingsea
Saffron Wldn 1 – 1 Welwyn Garden City
Waltham Aby 6 – 3 Cockfosters

As always, we updated the local travel news for another busy Saturday on the roads and rail.

Join us every Saturday from midday to 2pm.

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FA Cup Preliminary Round: Brentwood Town 1 Potters Bar Town 0

Brentwood Town progressed to the FA Cup First Round Qualifier with a 1-0 home win over Potters Bar Town at the Brentwood Arena. Mitchell Young was there for Phoenix FM.

Courtney White grabbed the only goal of the game eight minutes from time to put ‘The Blues’ through and will now have another home tie against London Colony.

Potters Bar Town were down to ten-men for the remaining 28 minutes of the game after Lee Close was given a straight red for a stamp on Callum Webb.

Brentwood had the first chance of the match, with a free-kick lofted into the box was met by Courtney White for Brentwood which fell to Captain Martyn Stokes but his shot was blocked and away from the visitors.

The away side had their first real opportunity from range as Josh Hutchinson’s shot was well held from Ollie Bowles.

Callum Webb had a glorious chance to take the lead 27 minutes in after Sherwin Stanley’s pass came off the defender and into the path of Webb who shot wide from inside the box.

In the second half just after the hour mark Lee Close was sent off after stamp on Webb, referee played advantage and brought it back after spotting the incident and gave him a straight red.

Potters Bar still managed to create chances despite being down to ten men as Hutchinson’s header went just wide.

Early second-half substitute Sam Bantick burst down the left flank and cut inside to whip a shot which stung the palms of Underwood.

Alex Akofi went past his man on the counter-attack and tried to lift the ball over the keeper which was saved, Bantick at the second attempt for Brentwood just outside the box was blocked then the rebound back to Bantick was cleared off the line by Matt Clifford.

The visitors sat deeper and deeper the longer the game went on but Brentwood finally broke the deadlock with eight minutes remaining as Jason Dobbs solo run down the right hand side got a cross in from the by-line was tucked home by White.

Substitute Alex Akofi almost secured the win after he turned his man and attacked the box and lashed his shot towards goal which was well saved by Underwood.

The away side’s defence was beginning to open up and Dobbs again with a great cross was headed just over by Bantick.
Brentwood held off the remaining four minutes of injury time to go into the next of the FA Cup with another home tie on the 13 September.

Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Olly Bowles, 2 Jack Gardner (89), 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes ©, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Callum Webb, 7 Jason Dobbs, 8 Danny Dafter, 9 Courtney White, 10 Sherwin Stanley (55), 11 Robbie Rees (51).
Subs: 12 Alex Akofi (55), 14 Shad Ngandu, 15 Christian Mbulu, 16 Daryl Robson, 17 Sam Bantick (51), 18 James Pellin, 19 Yeshaya Lomoley (89)

Potters Bar Town Lineup: 1 Mike Underwood, 2 Lee Close, 3 Matt Clifford, 4 Jack Friend, 5 Tom Boxer, 6 Ashley Harrison-Barker (89), 7 James Ewington (71), 8 Chris Doyle, 9 Josh Hutchinson, 10 Alex Sheperd, 11 Lamar Simpson
Subs: 13 Connor Sanson, 14 Sonny Feltwell, 15 Mark Brown (89), 16 Laurence Rispoli, 17 Frankie Lane (71)

Attendance: 112

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Redbridge FC v Brentwood Town

Mitchell Young has the latest updates from Brentwood Town FC.

Brentwood secured their second league win of the season with a 2-1 away victory against local side Redbridge.

Sherwin Stanley opened his account for the season in his third spell at the club with Robbie Rees who got the second in the first half, ‘The Motormen’ only managed a late consolation in added time through Daniel Charge.

Courtney White for ‘The Blues’ had the first chance on goal as he was put through after driving in to the box but his tame shot was saved by Mark Parker in the Redbridge goal.

Brentwood took their next opportunity a minute later through Sherwin Stanley seven minutes in after he slotted the ball in from close range to give them the lead.

White beat the keeper to the ball 19 minutes in from a clipped ball into space on the edge of the box, with the referee only awarding a free-kick and a yellow for Parker, Brentwood management were furious he wasn’t sent off.

The resulting free-kick was dangerously whipped in by Jack Gardener which bent just wide.

Brentwood were in full control 20 minutes in.

Four minutes from the break ‘The Blues’ doubled their lead as Stanley again involved, Tyron Thomas’s tackle lead the ball to fall for Robbie Rees whose shot on the spin bend inside the left post.

The visitors almost got a third three minutes in to the second half as Gardner’s free-kick smashed off the bottom of the crossbar and bounced back in to play, for Redbridge to scrap the ball away from danger.

Stanley again making a nuisance of himself to the Redbridge defence and put the ball in to the path of Rees but put his shot wide.

On the hour mark Stanley went down the left after substitute Charlie Parish miss-timed his header leaving him aches of space and slipped the ball in to White whose shot straight at Parker.

Rees long range effort was almost fumbled by Parker from 25 yards on the slick surface but scrapped the ball back away from his goal.

In the final 20 minutes Brentwood nearly sealed the three points as Callum Webb found substitute Alex Akofi but a great last ditch block by Vinny Murphy denied ‘The Blues’ their third.

The home side had a glorious chance to get back in it nine minutes from time as Patrick Damali first time shot fizzed just over the bar.

The home side grabbed a late consolation in the fourth minute of injury time as Daniel Charge tapped the ball in from close range.

This took the shine off a good performance from Brentwood but still held on for the remaining seconds to take all three points back down the A12.

Attendance: 63

Redbridge Line-up: 1. Mark Parker, 2 Vinny Murphy, 3 AJ Adelekan (53), 4 Aaron Scott, 5 Tyron

Thomas, 6 Mark Nougher, 7 Joe Grant, 8 Patrick Damali, 9 Shane Wallace (57), 10 Daniel Charge, 11 Daniel Chambers

Subs: 12 Leon Smith, 13 Brian Moses, 14 Hulusi Mustafa (57), 16 Sam Gent, 17 Charlie Parish (53)

Brentwood Town Line-up: 1 Olly Bowles, 2 Jack Gardner, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Callum Webb, 7 Jason Dobbs (82), 8 Danny Daftner, 9 Courtney White, 10 Sherwin Stanley (68), 11 Robbie Rees (67)

Subs: 12 Alex Akofi (68), 13 Shad Ngandu, 15 Christian Mbulu (82), 16 Sam Bantick (67), 17 Micheal Alaile

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Start of the Football Season

This weekend on Between the Lines we had a at the fixtures on the first full day of the football season.

We also spoke to John Walford at Brentwood Cricket Club as they have reached the semi finals of the national league cup, playing on 31 August.

Mike Jones gave us the latest from Dagenham & Redbridge, talking of all the new signings as the local club starts its campaign.

Chris Hood had a look at the Ryman fixtures for the weekend. In addition, Mitchell Young looked ahead to the first match of the season for Brentwood Town, at home to Thurrock. You can find Mitchell’s full-time report here.

Join the team every Saturday for the local sport previews from midday.

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Brentwood Town v Thurrock

Our man Mitchell Young was at the Brentwood Arena for Brentwood’s first match of the season.

Thurrock started their campaign in The Ryman League North with their first opening season game win in a decade after a 3-0 win against hosts Brentwood Town at The Brentwood Arena.
Former Brentwood Town player Ross Wall got his account started with a 67th minute volley, followed by an own goal from Jason Dobbs.

The result was concrete after another assist from Wall, for second half substitute Lamar Reynolds to tap in.

Brentwood almost got a goal in the opening moments as Courtney White slid in but Andy Walker blocked the shot.

Immediately at the other end Callum Ibe was brought down in the area by Olly Bowles but the referee deemed Bowles got a touch.

Sam Bantick had to come off injured and was replaced by Matt Hall, with Brentwood arguably being better side in the first 20 minutes of the match.

Alex Akofi skipped past his marker and struck his shot off the post just under the half hour mark and Lewis Clark for Thurrock almost put Jack Gardener’s free-kick in his own net five minutes later.

Akofi again nicked the ball in the box and his shot on the turn was blocked but fell to White who couldn’t get enough power on his shot.

Half-time substitute Lamar Reynolds broke the offside trap and was in on goal but Bowls got enough on it to tip it over the bar.

Three minutes into the second half and Akofi was slotted in but his side-footed shot was saved by the foot of Walker.

A Thurrock corner caused a goalmouth scramble after Remi Sutton header was off the post somehow remaining the tie goalless.

The game had a quiet period until the 67 minute when White’s header was tipped away by Walker to deny Brentwood.

Thurrock made the breakthrough two minutes later as Lewwis Spence poked the ball towards Ross Wall who smashed his volley past Bowls leaving him no chance.

The away side extended their lead eight minutes later as debutant Jack Paxman’s free-kick was deflected in by Jason Dobbs to double ‘The Fleet’s’ lead.

The visitors secured the three points two minutes from time as Wall broke through the defence and rolled the ball to the impact-sub Lamar Reynolds to tap in from close range and take the opening points back to Ship Lane.

Attendance: 104
Brentwood Lineups: 1 Olly Bowls, 2 Jack Gardner, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Martyn Stokes, © 5 Michael Alaile, 6 Jason Dobbs, 7 Sam Bantick (20), 8 Callum Webb (86), 9 Courtney White, 10 Alex Akrofi, 11 Sam Cross (75)
Subs: 12 Shad Nganda (86), 14 Christian Mbulu, 15 Matt Hall (20), 16 Robbie Rees (75)

Thurrock Lineup: 1 Walker, 2 Clark (38), 3 Sutton, 4 Gilman, 5 King, 6 Stewart, 7 Paxman (80),© 8 Spence, 9 Ibe (45), 10 Wall, 11 Warner
Subs: 12 Moore-Azille, 14 Okah (81), 15 Reynolds (45), 16 Goode (38), 17 Martin

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End of the Commonwealth Games

It was the last weekend of the Commonwealth Games and we looked back at the event knowing England would finish top of the medal table, already looking ahead to the next games in Australia’s Gold Coast in 4 year’s time.

As usual we had an update on Lochlan Bearman’s progress, the Phoenix FM sponsored racer having the race of his short career last weekend.

We also looked ahead to the following weekend and the start of the Ryman League and Football League season. There will be plenty of previews in next weekend’s show prior to the 3.00 kick-offs.

Join us next Saturday from midday to 2. The new season starts here.

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Commonwealth Games and Hungarian Grand Prix Special

On this weekend’s Between the Lines we brought the latest news from the 20th Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow. With England leading the medal table, very closely followed by Australia the host nation are currently enjoying their third position in the table. We brought news of further medals for England in the Mixed Triathlon, and the first gold medal for Wales in gymnastics.

For another weekend the grand prix qualifying was red-flagged during the session and Lewis Hamilton experienced reliability issues, this time with an engine fire in the first part of qualifying. Hamilton will be starting from the back of the grid and will need an engine and gearbox change.

We also had the local events updates and carried on playing the summer music for a hot Saturday afternoon.

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UB40 talking exclusively to Phoenix FM

It’s the final day of the Brentwood Festival and we had the pleasure of Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue from legendary reggae band UB40 here in the studio.

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The band spoke to me about their forthcoming album and their live set which is full of their greatest hits – although as they had 40 top 20 hits they’re always going to miss a few out!

You can hear the interview again here:

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England Set a Cricket Record and Looking Ahead to the World Cup Final

This Saturday on Between the Lines we looked ahead to the FIFA World Cup 3rd place play off, predicting a win for The Netherlands. We also looked ahead to Sunday’s final, hoping for an exciting match between Germany and Argentina.

We had an update on Minimax karter Lochlan Bearman, facing a tough challenge on Sunday with round 8 of the Hunts Kart racing Club Championship at Kimbolton and Lochlan sitting in 3rd place in the championship.

During the show we also had updates from the 1st test at Trent Bridge between England and India. This day belonged to James Anderson and Joe Root, scoring the highest last wicket pairing in test history as between them they achieved 198.

As usual we updated the travel news and local events, as well as playing the sort of music to coax the sun from the clouds

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MiniMax karter Lochlan Bearman

Phoenix FM is delighted to announce a partnership with 12 year old MiniMax kart rider Lochlan Bearman.

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Lochlan is a karting champion who won his first championship when he was just 8 years old, racing at speeds of up to 55mph. Among his recent achievements were victory in the Kimbolton HKRC Championship in December 2013, and 2nd place in the Buckmore Park Championship. He has also been raising money for CLIC Sargent for children with cancer and you can find out more on his JustGiving page.

Lochlan visited us with his father John and spoke about the career he has had in racing since the age of 6, gradually rising through the ranks in karting and reaching a point where he is running out of room for the number of trophies he has. We spoke about the involvement and the money involved in running a race team and what is involved in an average race weekend for Lochlan and John.

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We covered the most important things for Lochlan to become successful, his ultimate ambitions and his heroes.

Lochlan will be keeping us updated on their progress through the season. To listen again to the interview, click below.

Team Bearman are always looking for sponsorship offers to help support Lochlan’s campaign – if you’re interested in this please contact John Bearman.

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Looking Ahead to the World Cup

This weekend on Between the Lines we were mainly looking ahead to the biggest football tournament in the world and viewing the chances of England against the best teams on the planet.

We looked ahead to the weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, cricket action with England’s test against Sri Lanka and keeping an eye on the local cricket as well.

As always we kept an eye on the local events for the weekend and played some good music to boot.

Join us every Saturday from midday to 2pm.

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Brentwood Eels Open Age Start Their Season

Today on Between the Lines we spoke to Carl Horsman, the Chairman of Brentwood Eels Rugby League team at the start of their season, playing their first two home matches at King Georges.

Brentwood played North Herts Knights in the 2.30 kick-off, which finished with the home side winning 74-24.

On the show we also looked ahead to the Monaco Grand Prix and kept an eye on all the sport. As always we also looked at the local events across the Bank Holiday weekend.

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LLR Team Essex

LLR Team Essex

LLR Team Essex

On this weekend’s Between the Lines Steve Robertson spoke to Lee Bedingfield from LLRTeamEssex raising money for blood cancers as they cycle around the county. Lee spoke to us about the up and coming events they are featuring in. Last year they cycled from London to Paris and this year they are warming up for the 100 mile Ride London event on 10 August from the Olympic park in Stratford to Surrey.

Lee’s daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia from 9 months. That was 11 years ago and Lee and the team have been raising money for blood cancer research ever since.

To listen again to the interview with Lee, click below.

More information on LLRTeamEssex is available from their website

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Spanish Grand Prix and End of the Premier League Season

On this weekend’s Between the Lines we kept an eye on the Spanish Grand Prix qualifying in the last hour of the show. Another weekend ending with Lewis Hamilton on Pole Position.

Locally we kept an eye on the League One Play-off Semi Final between Peterborough and Leyton Orient, ending with a 1-1 draw. We also looked ahead to the League Two Play-off seeing Southend travel to Burton Albion on Sunday.

With summer just around the corner we also looked ahead to Roy Hodgson’s naming of the England squad, kept up to date with the local events and travel news and played the best of music from the Phoenix FM playlist.

Join us this coming Saturday when we’ll be looking ahead to the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Hull City after bringing all the news from the League Two Play-off Semi Final 2nd leg between Southend and Burton. We’ll also be talking cricket, featuring Brentwood Cricket Club and the start of the national T20 season.

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Baseball and Softball with Essex Redbacks

This weekend on Between the Lines, Mike Jones came along from Essex Redbacks.

Mike talked about the work of the club, which is based at Melbourne Park in Chelmsford and Forest Glade near Barleylands Billericay.

The adult teams are based in Chelmsford, with adult and youth teams in Billericay. Mike explained that competitive action begins from the age of 14 upwards and that equipment and insurance are all covered with membership.

Thanks to Mike for coming in to the studio. He will continue to update us on the success of Essex Redbacks throughout the season.

Mike even found time for some live action outside the studio with Chris Sullivan, with some good action shots taken by Alan Johnson.

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Mike and Chris

Chris in action

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Mike in Action

 

 

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Ryman League Shoot Out

This weekend on Between the Lines we looked ahead to the Ryman League action with Phoenix FM regular, local sports journalist Lee Morgan. As always we covered the local sides, also looking ahead to the play-offs. Final scores as follows:-

Ryman Premier

AFC Hornchurch 1-0 Metropolitan Police
East Thurrock 4-2 Bognor Regis Town
Maidstone United 2-1 Grays Athletic
Wealdstone 2-0 Canvey Island
Wingate & Finchley 5-0 Billericay Town

Bognor Regis, Lowestoft, Kingstonian and Hornchurch go through to the play-off finals.

Ryman North

Aveley 4-2 Waltham Abbey
Brentwood 0-2 Harlow
Cheshunt 1-1 Witham
Dereham 0-0 Burnham Ramblers
Heybridge Swifts 6-1 Redbridge
Maldon & Tiptree 2-1 Ware
Thurrock 1-2 Tilbury
VCD Athletic 6-0 Romford
Waltham Forest 1-3 Soham Town Rangers

This sees Heybridge, Harlow, Witham and Needham Market through to the play offs.

Follow Lee Morgan on Twitter @LeeM_007

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Essex Spartans and a Busy Easter

This weekend on Between The Lines we spoke to Ben from Essex Spartans American Football team about the up and coming events. This included the match against Maidstone on Sunday.

Essex Spartans can be followed on facebook and Twitter. Their website is at http://www.essexspartans.co.uk/

As always we kept an eye on the weekend’s sport, although it was a day off for the local sides as the Football League and Ryman League action took a few days off for Easter as they played on Good Friday and have big matches coming up on Easter Monday.

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Looking at the Weekend’s Sport a Week Before Easter

This weekend on Between The Lines we previewed the weekend’s local football, with the added bonus of a local team playing during the show, with the score finishing at Luton Town 2 – 3 Braintree.

We looked ahead to the FA Cup semi-final, with Arsenal beating Wigan on Penalties.

Ryman League Results:-

Billericay Town 2 – 0 Dulwich Hamlet
Canvey Island 0 – 0 Hendon
Grays Athletic 1 – 1 Wealdstone
Harrow Borough 1 – 2 AFC Hornchurch
Leiston 3 – 1 East Thurrock United

AFC Sudbury 2 – 0 Aveley
Burnham Ramblers 1 – 6 VCD Athletic
Chatham Town 1 – 0 Maldon & Tiptree
Erith & Belvedere 1 – 2 Waltham Forest
Harlow Town 2 – 2 Cheshunt
Redbridge 4 – 0 Wroxham
Romford 1 – 3 Heybridge Swifts
Soham Town Rangers 2 – 3 Thurrock
Tilbury 0 – 2 Needham Market
Waltham Abbey 0 – 2 Barkingside
Ware 4 – 0 Dereham Town
Witham Town 1 – 0 Brentwood Town

Between The Lines. Every Saturday from midday to 2pm.

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Ready for Another Big Scoring Weekend

On this weekend’s Between The Lines, we kept an eye on the early kick off Chelsea v Arsenal and Derby v Nottingham Forest matches, finishing 6-0 and 5-0 respectively. We also kept an eye on the Ryman League South match between Peacehaven & Telscombe and Guernsey, which the home side won 2-0.

Looking ahead to the other league games, we also previewed the Ryman matches involving local sides. A selection of the results as follows:-

Ryman Premier
AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0 Maidstone United
East Thurrock 6 – 1 Hendon
Hampton & RB 0 – 1 Billericay
Harrow 2 – 0 Canvey Island
Metropolitan Police 1 – 2 Grays

Ryman North
AFC Sudbury 1 – 3 Romford
Aveley 1 – 2 Heybridge
Burnham 1 – 2 Witham
Erith & Belvedere 0 – 2 Harlow
Redbridge 1 – 1 Brentwood
Thurrock 1 – 0 Cheshunt
Tilbury 0 – 1 Maldon & Tiptree
Waltham Forest 0 – 4 Dereham
Wroxham 3 – 4 Chatham

Join us each Saturday from midday, with the build up to all the sport with Eric Hall from 3pm.

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Brentwood Rugby League on Phoenix FM

Last Saturday we spoke to Carl Horsman and some of the team from Brentwood Rugby League FC.

The team is keen to get as many people involved in the club locally as possible and if you’re currently playing Rugby Union during the winter, explained how it is possible to combine playing in both codes.

Listen again to the interview by clicking the below link

We also spoke to some of the players who are of school age and you can listen to this again by clicking the second link above.

We will continue to update you on the latest from Brentwood Rugby League FC in the coming months and are looking forward to welcoming them back in the studio soon.

More information is available from the club website by clicking here.

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Still Bringing in Local Football Scores

This weekend on the Phoenix FM sport show we continued to bring as many local scores as we could. Ryman results (from the surviving matches) as follows:-

Ryman Premier
AFC Hornchurch 4-2 Leiston
Canvey 2-1 Dulwich
Harrow 4-1 Maidstone
Kingstonian 1-4 Hendon
Thamesmead 0-2 Wealdstone

Ryman D1 North
Burnham Ramblers 5-0 Barkingside
Erith 0-4 AFC Sudbury
Wroxham 4-2 Tilbury
Dereham Town 6-1 Maldon

Chris Hood kept us up to date with all the local action.

Join the sport show team every Saturday afternoon from 3-6 for all the action.

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Paul Webb Visits from Brentwood Cricket Club

In another busy sport show we were joined in the studio by Paul Webb, the Chairman of Brentwood Cricket Club. Paul was looking ahead to the Lashings World XI match which takes place at the Old County Ground on Friday 11 July.

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Paul Webb from Brentwood Cricket Club

Paul also updated us on the work of the club. We will again be featuring all of Brentwood’s season on Phoenix FM from April.

To listen to the interview again click below.

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Brentwood Carp Show

This weekend on the Phoenix sport show we were joined by local angler Jimmy Lindsay, along with Nick from Crowsheath Fishery.

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Fresh from the Carp Show

It’s been a while since we spoke about fishing on the Phoenix FM sport show and with the Carp Show on at the Brentwood Centre it was a good time to talk generally about the sport with the most participation in the country.

To listen to the interview again please click below.

Interview With Jimmy & Nick Fishing

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Leopards Basketball and West Ham Winning

On this weekend’s sport show, we had Lawrence Brown from the Leopards Basketball team joining us with Nigel Clarke and looking back over the season so far, along with looking forward to today’s home match against Bristol AC Flyers. This match tips off at 3pm.

We also kept an eye on the local fixtures in the Ryman League, at least the ones that survived the weather. Results as follows:-

Ryman League Premier Division
Bognor Regis Town 3 1 East Thurrock United
Bury Town 0 0 Thamesmead Town
Canvey Island 3 2 Wealdstone
Enfield Town 1 0 Cray Wanderers
Grays Athletic 0 1 Maidstone United
Hampton & Richmond 4 0 Carshalton Athletic
Harrow Borough 1 1 Lowestoft Town
Leiston 2 2 Lewes
Margate 2 3 Hendon
Metropolitan Police 2 1 AFC Hornchurch

Ryman League Division One North
AFC Sudbury 4 2 Barkingside
Burnham Ramblers 1 1 Dereham Town
Chatham Town 0 0 Needham Market
Erith & Belvedere 0 0 Wroxham
Harlow Town 5 1 Brentwood Town
Soham Town Rangers 4 1 Waltham Forest

We also kept up to date with the league fixtures, seeing Colchester and Leyton Orient both winning. Southend drawing away from home and Dagenham & Redbridge losing at home to Forest Green Rovers.

The big news in the Premier League was West Ham’s 2-0 win away to Cardiff, following their recent poor run of form.

Join us every Saturday for the Phoenix FM sport show, Between the Lines.

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The FA Cup 3rd Round

It was a mixed day for the local sides in the FA Cup 3rd round. Full results as follows:-

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Manchester City
Crawley Town P-P Bristol Rovers
Bournemouth P-P Burton Albion
Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield United
Barnsley 1-2 Coventry City
Bolton 2-1 Blackpool
Brighton 1-0 Reading
Bristol City 1-1 Watford
Charlton P-P Oxford United
Doncaster Rovers 2-3 Stevenage
Everton 4-0 QPR
Grimsby Town 2-3 Huddersfield
Ipswich 1-1 Preston
Kidderminster 0-0 Peteborough
Macclesfield 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Middlesbrough 0-2 Hull City
Newcastle United 1-2 Cardiff City
Norwich City 1-1 Fulham
Rochdale 2-0 Leeds United
Southampton 4-3 Burnley
Southend United 4-1 Millwall
Stoke City 2-1 Leicester City
West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Crystal Palace
Wigan Athletic 3-3 MK Dons
Yeovil Town 4-0 Leyton Orient
Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham

The scores were coming in thick and fast in all the matches, with real interest in the Southampton v Burnley game and respect to MK Dons, earning a home replay to Wigan in the 6 goal thriller. Cardiff’s first match under new management saw them take the spoils and entry into the 4th round at St James’ Park.

The match that had us talking most was the game at Roots Hall. Floodlight failure and late threats of abandoning the game due to the weather didn’t stop Southend beating opposition from 2 leagues above in the match which ended after the Arsenal SPurs match started.

Leyton Orient didn’t manage to grab any headlines at Yeovil.

The Ryman League programme had very few fixtures surviving the weather, but both Brentwood and Billericay didn’t come home empty handed as they earnt hard fought draws.

Maidstone United 1-1 Hendon
Thamesmead Town 3-3 Billericay Town

Dereham Town 2-2 Brentwood Town
Soham Town Rangers 4-1 Redbridge

Join the team every Saturday from 3pm for the latest in local sport and follow us during the week on Twitter @PhoenixFMSport.

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Only the Football League Gets a Break This Time of Year

On this weekend’s sport show, we looked back on another day of wasted opportunities for England in the Ashes series.

Although there was no Football League action, we concentrated on the Ryman League and the Premier League matches, getting updated scores throughout the afternoon.

Results as follows:-

Barclays Premier League
Aston Villa 1 1 Swansea City
Cardiff City 2 2 Sunderland
Hull City 6 0 Fulham
Manchester City 1 0       Crystal Palace
Norwich City 0 1 Manchester United
West Ham United 3 3       West Bromwich Albion

Skrill Premier
Braintree Town 2 0 Tamworth

The Skrill South match between Concord Rangers and Chelmsford City was postponed due to a power cut before the match. The referee called the match off as he wasn’t confident that the standby generator would be able to last the course of the game.

Ryman League Premier Division
Billericay Town P P Maidstone United
Bury Town 3 2 AFC Hornchurch
Carshalton Ath 1 3 Bognor Regis Town
Cray Wanderers 0 6 Dulwich Hamlet
Grays Athletic P P Wingate & Finchley
Hendon 3 1 Leiston
Kingstonian 2 2 Harrow Borough
Lewes 2 2 East Thurrock United
Lowestoft Town 2 1 Canvey Island
Margate 1 0 Enfield Town
Met Police 3 1 Thamesmead Town
Wealdstone 1 3 Hampton & Richmond Borough

Ryman League Division One North
AFC Sudbury 1 1 Maldon & Tiptree
Brentwood Town 2 1 Barkingside
Burnham Ramb 3 1 Tilbury
Chatham Town 1 2 Aveley
Cheshunt 0 1 Soham Town Rangers
Harlow Town 1 1 Thurrock
Heybridge Swfts 3 1 Ware
Romford         P P Erith & Belvedere
VCD Athletic 2 0 Waltham Abbey
Witham Town P P Dereham Town
Wroxham (0) 0 1 Waltham Forest

Join us next week for more news from the local sporting scene, as the scores come in.

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Every Nearer to Christmas Local Sport

Another busy sport show with updates on the following:

Chelmsford City 0-0 Hayes & Yeading United
AFC Hornchurch 3-2 Margate
East Thurrock United 2-2 Billericay Town
Erith & Belvedere 2-4 Brentwood Town
Waltham Forest 0-4 Romford

So Brentwood, in beating Erith & Belvedere managed to climb out of the relegation zone in the Ryman D1N by a point.romford also had a good day, finishing 17th.
In the Ryman Premier, AFC Hornchurch remain top wuth a 2 point lead. Billericay are sitting in 11th.

Local League action :-
Bradford City 1-1 Leyton Orient
Colchester United 0-4 Notts County
OXford United 2-1 Dagenham & Redbridge
Torquay United 1-0 Southend United

Join us every week from 3-6 for Between the Lines.

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England out of the Rugby League World Cup

This weekend on the Phoenix FM sport show we started with the Rugby League World Cup semi-final result of New Zealand 20-18 England

In football, we featured all the local non-league action including:-

Billericay Town 1-2 Hampton & Richmond Borough
Brentwood Town 2-2 Redbridge
Braintree 1-0 Halifax Town
chelmsford City 0-4 Dover Athletic

Local League Club Results:-

Preston North End 1-1 Colchester United
Swindon Town 1-3 Leyton Orient
Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Dagenham & Redbridge
Southend United 2-1 York City

Join us this Saturday for the usual mix of music, along with news and travel updates.

Between the Lines. 3-6 on Phoenix FM

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FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round

In this weekend’s Between The Lines we covered the results from local sides in the FA Trophy 3rd qualifying round. Including the following final scores:-
Bury Town 5 – 1 Grays Athletic
Chelmsford City 1 – 2 St Albans City
Dulwich Hamlet 1 – 1 Concord Rangers
East Thurrock United 4 – 2 Merthyr Town

In the Skrill Premier it finished:-
Alfreton Town 3 – 1 Braintree Town

Ryman League Results:-
Hornchurch 0 – 0 Kingstonian
Leiston 2 – 2 Billericay
Metropolitan Police 0 – 1 Canvey
Waltham Forest 3 – 3  Brentwood Town
Wroxham 3 – 2 Romford

And with no Premier League or Championship action so we concentrated on the following local league games:-
Colchester 1 – 2 Swindon
Leyton Orient 0 – 1 Preston North End
Dagenham & Redbridge 2 – 0 Burton Albion
Exeter City 0 – 2 Southend

We also featured the latest from the Brentwood Sunday League with Roger Johnson.

Between the Lines, every Saturday afternoon from 3-6 on Phoenix FM

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FA Cup 1st Round

Keeping an eye on the local sides in the first round of the FA Cup on the sport show from 3 it was a day of mixed fortunes for the Essex sides.

Braintree Town earned a replay and a trip to Wales after drawing 1-1 with Newport County. Dagenham & Redbridge lost 3-0 away to Bristol City. Colchester United lost at home to Sheffield United. Leyton Orient beat Southport 5-2 and Southend won 3-0 at Morecambe.

Brentwood and Billericay’s matches were postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

We also had our regular Brentwood Sunday League updates from Roger Johnson.

Between the Lines, every Saturday afternoon from 3-6.

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At the Formula Ford Festival with Straight Talking Events

Phoenix FM had the pleasure of visiting The Straight Talking Events Hospitality Suite for this year’s Formula Ford Festival.

We spoke to the first ever winner of a Formula Ford race, Ray Allen. Ray spoke about his motor racing career which was across various single-seater formulas and included Formula Atlantic and Formula 5000. Ray then went on to have a long career as a racing instructor, eventually retiring from “sitting in the wrong seat” in 2009.

To listen to the interview with Ray click below.

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After chatting to Ray, we spoke to Tony Trimmer. Still racing at the age of 70 Tony has competed at various levels and wins include the famous Monaco Grand Prix Formula 3 support race, receiving the winner’s trophy from Princess Grace. Tony also raced in Formula 1, becoming the first winner of the British F1 championship which was run in the 1970s.

To listen to Tony’s interview click below.

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Thanks again to all the staff from Straight Talking Events. For more information on the best way to view racing at the famous Brands Hatch circuit visit www.straighttalkingevents.com.

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FA Trophy First Qualifying Round

Another busy sport show and it was the FA Trophy that kept us on our toes. Results included:-

Eastbourne 0 – 0 East Thurrock
Grays 1 – 1 Herne Bay
Guernsey 1 – 2 Billericay
Hemel Hempstead 3 – 2 AFC Hornchurch
Heybridge Swifts 1 – 2 Canvey Island
Hythe Town 3 – 1 Tilbury
Maldon & Tiptree 1 – 3 Maidstone

Join us on Between the Lines, every Saturday from 3-6.

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Local Sport all the Way

Because of the international break, where England did the business against Montenegro, no top league action meant we could rely on local sides’ performance for this weekend’s sport show.

Updates from the games included:-

League One
Colchester 1 – 1 Walsall
Leyton Orient 2 – 1 Milton Keynes Dons
(Orient preserving their unbeaten record)

League Two
Burton Albion 0 – 1 Southend United
(With Southend scoring the goal in the last minute)
Dagenham & Redbridge 1 – 2 Cheltenham Town

Skrill Premier
Nuneaton 1 – 1 Braintree

Ryman Premier
Enfield 1 – 2 Billericay

Ryman D1 North
Aveley 1 – 2 Waltham Forest
Barkingside 2 – 4 Maldon & Tiptree
Brentwood 1 – 2 Tilbury
Burnham 2 – 2 Soham
Romford 2 – 3 Witham
Wroxham 2 – 3 Thurrock

FA Cup Third Qualifying Round
(With the winners just one step from the 1st round proper)
Hornchurch 6 – 1 Wealdstone
Bromley 1 – 2 Heybridge
Canvey 2 – 1 North Greenford

We also updated the action from the Brentwood Sunday League, kept an eye on all the rugby action and previewed the Japanese Grand Prix.

Join us every Saturday from 3-6.

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Non League Football Start of the Season

On this week’s Between the Lines, Gerry Smith kept us up to date with the featured match between East Thurrock and Bury Town. We also kept an eye on all the matches featuring local sides a week before we get in full flow with Premier League matches as well.

A recap of the main scores:-

Hereford 1 – 1 Braintree
Dartford 1 – 0 Alfreton
Hornchurch 0 – 1 Lewes
Bognor Regis 0 – 3 Grays
Canvey 0 – 1 Kingstonian
East Thurrock 2 – 2 Bury
Harrow 1 – 1 Billericay
Aveley 6 – 1 Wroxham
Dereham 1 – Heybridge 3
Maldon & Tiptree 3 – 1 Brentwood
Needham Market 3 – 0 Romford
Soham 1 – 1 Harlow
Thurrock 1 – 3 Sudbury
Tilbury 0 – 3 Witham
Carlisle 1 – 5 Leyton Orient
Gillingham 0 – 1 Colchester
Dag & Red 2 – 0 York
Hartlepool 0 – 1 Southend

Join us next Saturday from 3pm.

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The Start of the 125th Football League Season

This week we mainly concentrated on the Football League action as the majority of league teams started their season as soon as this week’s Between the Lines started, at 3pm.

We kept on top of all the scores in the first half, although we experienced the same issue that all other media organisations had when trying to bring the the second half updates. The results involving the local sides:-

Carlisle 1-5 Leyton Orient
Gillingham 0-1 Colchester
Fleetwood 3-1 Dag & Red
Southend United 1-0 Plymouth

As is the case this time of year, our featured cricket team, Brentwood CC, had a busy week. They won the Essex 20/20 cup last Sunday and face Norfolk side Horsford in the regional final next week. Things didn’t go as well for the side in the Essex League this weekend, as they lost to last year’s champions, Wanstead, by 1 wicket in a long match.
Brentwood 163 all out.
Wanstead were 164 for 9.

See you next weekend from 4 as the Non-League teams start their campaigns. When the Premier League season starts the show moves to 3pm so you won’t miss an update in the new 3 hour Phoenix FM sport show.

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Writtle FC Visit Phoenix FM

After a season where we have been featuring Writtle FC regularly, the team came into the studio to chat about the upcoming season.

Just 12 minutes up the A12, the club is far more than a football club covering all sports in their historic venue. They also discussed the history of the club and brought in the trophy the won last season, for sportsmanship.

To listen to the interview click below.

Phoenix FM Interview with Writtle FC (Steve R 27-07-2013)

More details are available from the club’s website:-

http://www.sportstation.co.uk/clubs/writtle

Writtle Football Club

Writtle Football Club

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Latitude 2013: Dr Who and the Latitudes

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Steve Robertson managed to have a quick chat with Dr Who and the Latitudes fresh from their performance in the woods on Sunday morning. You can hear the interview again below:

Phoenix FM interview with Dr Who and the Latitudes (Steve R, 21-07-2013)

We would put a link up more of their stuff, but unfortunately Time Lords don’t use the internet, so you’ll just have to come along to the woods and catch them next year.

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Latitude 2013: The Samaritans

For one reason or another, not everyone could be having a good time at a festival – which is why the Samaritans are on hand every year to give advice and comfort to those who need it.

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Steve Robertson spoke to Jane and Kate about the work they do and you can hear the interview again below.

Phoenix FM interview with the Samaritans (Steve R, 19-07-2013)

You can find out more about the Samaritans’ work at www.samaritans.org – and they can also be contacted on 08457 90 90 90.

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Latitude 2013: Dan Kitchener

One of the great things about the Latitude Festival are all the artists you find in the woods – not just theatre or music but “real” artists too, painting pictures!

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Steve Robertson bumped into Essex artist Dan Kitchener and you can hear his interview below:

Phoenix FM interview with Dan Kitchener (Steve R, 20-07-2013)

You can see more of his work at www.dankitchener.co.uk.

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Latitude 2013: Kenyan Orphan Project

KOP – the Kenyan Orphan Project – is a UK registered charity committed to supporting the health and education of orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa. Our projects and partners are currently focussed in western Kenya. Linked to the project work in Africa is an active UK student programme in which KOP university groups provide direct support for projects. Through participation in projects and the KOP student programme students gain education and experience of global child health.

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Steve spoke to Ben and Marti from KOP and you can hear the interview again below:

Phoenix FM interview with Kenyan Orphan Project (Steve R, 20-07-2013)

You can find out more about KOP at www.kopafrica.org.

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Latitude Festival 2013 is go

The sun is shining, the sheep have been painted, tents have been erected and we are now looking forward to a great weekend at this year’s Latitude Festival.

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The 8th running of the Suffolk festival has something for everyone including, music, cabaret, poetry, film, art and a whole lot more.

Foals, Bloc Party and Kraftwerk are just some of the bands to grace the many music stages over the course of the weekend.

Phoenix FM will be bringing you as close to the festival as possible as the weekend unfolds. Stay tuned to 98FM and keep an eye on the website along with twitter and facebook for all the latest news.

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Ashes Changes Emphasis and Brentwood CC Take on Shenfield

On this week’s sport show we reached a major turning point in the Ashes 1st Test from Trent Bridge. During the show England had turned a finely poised match into one where they ended the day as more likely favourites, partly due to some fine bowling from Graeme Swann. Australia finishing the day at 174 for 6 and needing a further 137 runs to reach their victory target at the end of day 4.

Local cricket was featured as always. A day after this year’s Lashings match, Brentwood CC taking on Shenfield and losing the match by 2 wickets. Shenfield’s reply to Brentwood’s 317 for 9 over 64 over’s proving to be too much as they reached 320 for 8 as the evening action drew to a close.

Gerry Smith brought us action from the local friendly football match between Billericay and Romford. The team from outside the M25 winning 2-1 on home turf.

The other sporting news included the world of tennis following Andy Murray’s win at Wimbledon. We featured updates from athletics, the women’s football Euro championships and motor sport as well as previewing the local events for the next few weekends and playing some good summer music in between.

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The Show Must Go On

This weekend on Between The Lines, I spoke to Paul Webb less than a week before the Lashings match at Brentwood Cricket Club. This coming Friday you’ll have the chance to see some of the world’s top cricket players in Brentwood as they play the Buccaneers at the Old County Ground.

The women’s singles final at Wimbledon, Lewis Hamilton’s pole position at the German Grand Prix and the British and Irish Lion’s win against Australia were all sporting events featured during the two hours, even though I had very little voice.

Hoping to be back in full fettle next weekend so join me from 4pm for Between the Lines.

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Wimbledon Middle Saturday and the British Grand Prix

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This weekend we spoke to Jonathan Walford, the captain of Brentwood Cricket club, fresh from the end of their match away to Colchester. Brentwood won the match by 7 wickets to the team sitting at the bottom of the table. Jon spoke about his excitement at the forthcoming Lashings match, coming up on the 12th of July.

It was a good day for British sport, with the exception of the Lions losing by a point to Australia. Laura Robson and Andy Murray through to the last 16 at Wimbledon helped with the patriotism on a warm Saturday. We also spoke to Ben Pearce, live from Silverstone, with the news that Lewis Hamilton had earned pole position at the British Grand Prix.

It was the second week for the new West Ham feature with Tommy Wathen and his podcast.

Join us each Saturday for the latest sport here on Phoenix FM.

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A Tragic Le Mans 24 Hour Race

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This year, Between The Lines travelled to the home of the most famous endurance race of them all, to the 90th year of the Le Mans 24 hour race.

Three British drivers ended up on the podium, with Alan McNish winning for the third time alongside Danish driver Tom Kristensen who broke his own record by winning the race for the 9th time in the number 2 Audi.

Kristensen dedicated his race win to his fellow Dane Allan Simonsen who died after a crash at Tetre Rouge on the 4th lap of the 8.5 mile circuit. The whole of the race was run under a cloud after the accident and due to changing conditions much of the race took place under the safety car.

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Sport from the 15th of June. The build up to Le Mans.

It was another feature packed show with plenty of talk on the day’s events, a look back at some of the week’s sporting stories and a look ahead to what most enthusiasts consider the world’s greatest motor race.

In the 2 hours we brought news of the rain effected Aegon Championship from Queens. Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets to make the final in his warm-up tournament before Wimbledon. The world number 2 having to wait several hours before finally getting on court and eventually getting the job done.

Prior to the show, the British and Irish Lions had completed an emphatic victory over the New South Wales Waratahs, winning 47-17.

We brought news from the US Open golf and kept on top of India’s win over Pakistan at Edgbaston. We also kept an eye on Brentwood’s cricket scores, ending in a rain effected draw.

The other featured sport was the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. It is a week before the event and I will be bringing live updates from the circuit next weekend throughout the race on its 90th anniversary. This is the event that National Geographic Magazine listed as number one in their top ten sporting events, pushing the Olympics into second place.

Join Chris Siviter next Saturday from 4pm for Between the Lines. Keep an ear out for updates from the race throughout next weekend and keep an eye on my twitter updates @steverobbo.

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Heading to a Summer of Sport

This weekend on Between The Lines, we spoke to Rory Barlow ahead of the Southend Half Marathon. Rory is raising money for Havens Hospices and his Just Giving Page has more details.

We also featured all the summer sport with cricket updates from Shenfield v Brentwood. Shenfield won this with 161 for 7 in response to Brentwood’s 160 all out.

We had news leading up to the Canadian Grand Prix and ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which I will be at in 2 week’s time, bringing all of the action from France.

Tune in next week from 4pm for the Phoenix FM Birthday sport show.

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Keeping up With Cricket and American Football

This weekend on Between the Lines, Steve Watson from Essex Spartans joined us to keep us up to date on the events and competitions the Billericay based club are involved in. Looking ahead to the home game against Kent Exiles and the big news that the Spartans Youth team were returning to competition after many years away.

Heading towards the halfway stage in the league, Spartans lost 44-8 to the side from across the water. Keep up to date withe the Spartans on Phoenix FM and http://www.essexspartans.co.uk.

It was better news for Brentwood Cricket club as they won against Chingford. In response to Chingford’s 170 all out, Brentwood won by 9 wickets.

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Billericay and Little Burstead Team Ministry.

Revd Paul Carr came into the studio on Friday. Paul is the Team Rector at the Billericay and Little Burstead Team Ministry.

The Billericay and Little Burstead Team Ministry is an Evangelical parish which has five churches, and seven congregations, located right across Billericay, offering a variety of styles of worship.

Paul spoke to Patrick about his work, which has brought him from Sunderland to Essex.

For more information go to http://www.billericaychurches.org/

You can listen to the interview again:-

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Scott Malvern Visits Phoenix FM

Essex racing driver Scott Malvern came in to talk to Between the Lines.

Scott spoke about the work involved in trying to raise funding to compete each year, in spite of his numerous championships and awards.

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Racing Driver Scott Malvern

During the interview the current BARC Formula Renault Champion, 2011 Formula Ford Festival Winner and Autosport British club driver of the year referred to his Go Fund Me page which is available at http://www.gofundme.com/drku8.

Follow Scott on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/scottmalvern.

Listen to the interview by clicking the link below.

Scott Malvern Interview

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Essex Spartans – Competition

We were visited on Saturday by Steve Watson and Aaron Millar from Essex Spartans American Football team. We spoke about the amount of American sport available to do in Essex, with the Leopards basketball team and Essex Redbacks Baseball both having come to the studio recently.

The fixture list is now up on the Essex Spartans website at http://www.essexspartans.co.uk. Their first match at Hannakins Farm on 27 April.

In addition, Steve and Aaron set off the competition to win the T-Shirt and calendar they are holding in the photo.

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The question – What number does Aaron Millar wear on his team kit?
All answers by email to sport@phoenixfm.com and please include your name and a contact telephone number.

We will announce the winner of the competition in this Saturday’s Between the Lines show on Phoenix.

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Talking Baseball and Softball with Sean Briscombe from Essex Redbacks

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We spoke to Sean for the first time in a few years about the club that is continuing to grow and ensure more people across the county are playing baseball.

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To find out more, Essex Redbacks are having tryouts for the club’s adult team son Sunday the 24th of this month.

The tryouts are taking place in the indoor sports hall at Chelmsford Sports and Athletics Centre and are open to anyone over the age of 16 with no experience necessary.

More information is available on the Essex Redbacks website at http://www.essexredbacks.com

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Still a Reduced Saturday Sport Programme

Again, there was very little in terms of local fixtures for the weekend as waterlogged pitches took their toll on the football action. The 4th round of the FA Cup kept us busy with updates on upsets taking us through the first hour of the show. Both Brentwood and Billericay had their league matches called off. Mike Jones brought us reports from Victoria Road as Dagenham & Redbridge lost at home to Morecambe.

Local results included:-

Nuneaton Town 2-4 Braintree Town
AFC Hornchurch 1-1 Tonbridge Angels
Truro City 1-2 Chelmsford City
Bury Town 0-4 Concord Rangers
Canvey Island 3-0 Harrow Borough
Aveley 3-1 Ware
Maldon & Tiptree 2-2 Redbridge

Harry Redknapp and Delia Smith would both have been expecting more. QPR becoming the first ever Premier League side to lose to non-league opposition in the FA cup as Luton must have taken inspiration from Bradford City’s Capital One Cup heroics during the week. The Norwich loss at home to MK Dons just reinforced the Norfolk side’s terrible lack of recent form.

We looked at the Australian Open tennis, with Andy Murray’s final up tomorrow. Brought the latest news of rule changes in Rugby League and union.

Join us every Saturday from 4-6 for up to date sport action.

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Snow Local Sport

With very little local action as a result of the weather, we were able to concentrate mainly on the Premier League, Championship and League One action.

Rugby Union and League action kept us busy.

Further stories on reactions to Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey came through during the show. Sunday Times journalist David Walsh looking at his options for suing the disgraced and de-throned former Tour De France winner.

Andy Murray in the Australian Open, the latest disability sport news and England’s loss against India in the third test gave us a chance to recap on earlier news.

Colin Besley brought us the classified football results after 5 and we kept an eye on the weather forecast and travel news with an eye to the sky.

Join us next weekend when we hope to have more local action.

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November has Well and Truly Started

We looked back to a great weekend in local sport, with a large quota of local teams going through to the 2nd round of the FA Cup including Chelmsford City.  We akso liiked ahead to a busy weekend of live events.

Playlist as follows:-

Blur – For Tomorrow
REM – All The Way To Reno
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Skunk Anansie – Weak
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Wild Beasts – Albatross
Ultravox – All Stood Still
Super Furry Animals – Juxtapozed With U
Tori Amos – Professional Widow
Al Stewart – On The Border
Mcalmont And Butler – Yes
Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Suede – Beautiful Ones
Fox – S-S-Single Bed
Björk – Play Dead (With David Arnold)
Madonna – Live To Tell
Johnny Cash – Gods Gonna Cut You Down
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc
Terry Callier – Time Peace – Love Theme From Spartacus
Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same
Neil Young – Like A Hurricane
Marillion – Kayleigh
Oscar Peterson – Hymn To Freedom

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Firework Weekend Starts Here

As we head into November and the weather threatens local sport fixtures, we also looked through all the local firework displays in a show that started 2 hours earlier than normal.  Music as follows:-

 

The Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend
Inxs – Disappear
Alice Cooper – Poison
Faces – Stay With Me
Crowded House – Saturday Sun
Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
My Life Story – Girl A, Girl B, Boy C
Joni Mitchell – This Flight Tonight
Jonny Cola and the A Grades – Marlborough Road
Soft Cell – Torch
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
The Maccabees – No Kind Words
The Undertones – My Perfect Cousin
Shocking Blue – Venus
Genesis – I Know What I Like
Gary Numan – We Are Glass
Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground
Joe Cocker – With Little Help From My Friends
George Harrison – What Is Life
The Police – Voices Inside My Head
Xtc – Senses Working Overtime
REM – First We Take Manhattan
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

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25th of October Playlist

Two hours of music as follows:-

Squeeze – Cool For Cats
Split Enz – I Got You
David Bowie – Heroes
Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive
Pet Shop Boys – Left To My Own Devices
Clash – I Fought The Law
Van Morrison – Gloria
Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
New Order – Blue Monday
Black – Wonderful Life
Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star
Blur – Song 2
The Doors – Riders On The Storm
Terry Callier – I Don´t Want See Myself
Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World Beautiful People
Laura Branigan – Gloria
Kraftwerk – Showroom Dummies (Single)
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
Pulp – Common People
Nirvana – Come As You Are
Robert Palmer – Looking For Clues
Neil Young – Like A Hurricane
10Cc – Wall Street Shuffle

Every Thursday between 10 and midnight, The Weekend Starts Here on Phoenix FM.

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18th of October Looking Ahead to the Weekend

Playlist for the week as follows:-

Prince – When Doves Cry
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Beatles – Revolution
E.L.O – All Over The World
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Inxs – New Sensation
R.E.M. – At My Most Beautiful
Nina Simone – Put A Spell On You
Neil Young – Helpless
White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
Bonnie Raitt – Nick Of Time
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
Feeder – Buck Rogers
Kula Shaker – Tattva
Goldfrapp – Alive
Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together
The Verve – Lucky Man
The Automatic – Monster
Roxy Music – Dance Away
Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
Rush – The Spirit Of Radio
Republica – Ready To Go
Simon & Garfunkel – 59Th Street Bridge Song
Lou Reed – Satellite Of Love
Michael Mcdonald – Sweet Freedom
Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same

We looked ahead to the weekend’s local events and sport across Essex.

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Quite a Few Long Tracks This Week

Looking ahead to the weekend where the weather forecast was promising. I had a chance to play quite a few long tracks for two hours, in between the events and news updates.

Van Morrison – Gloria
Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Joe Jackson & Iggy Pop – It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing
Nina Simone – I Put a Spell on You
Pet Shop Boys – Your early Stuff
Levellers – One Way
Manic Street Preachers – Kevin Carter
Scott Walker – Patriot (A Single)
Big Audio Dynamite – Medicine Show
Delphic – Good Life
Icicle Works – Love is a Wonderful Colour
Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun
Al Stewart – The Year of the Cat
David Byrne – Don’t Fence Me In
New Order – Blue Monday
ELO – Mr Blue Sky
Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught the Train
Marc Almond – Jacky
Eagles – One of These nights
Dusty Springfield – The Look of Love
Editors – An End Has a Start
Ladyhawke – Black White and Blue
Lloyd Cole – Perfect Skin
Madness – Night Boat to Cairo

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Last Weekend of September Starts Here

Looking at the day’s news, along with the local events coming up and national sport.  The music as follows:-

Blur – There’s No Other Way
Brian Ferry – Let’s Stick Together
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Ian Dury – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Killers – Somebody Told Me
Kingsmen – Louie Louie
Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same
Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Blondie – Atomic
Carly Simon – You’re So Vain
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
Badly Drawn Boy – Once Around the Block
Beatles – Something
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Bob Sinclar feat Steve Edwards – World Hold On (Children Of The Sky)
Polica – Dark Star
Sultans of Ping – Girlwatchin’
Pigeon Detectives – This Is An Emergency
Busted – Year 3000
Emeli Sande – Read All About It, Pt III
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Perfect Skin
Alanis Morissette – Thank U
Madonna – Music
Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
New Order – Hellbent
Gay Dad – To Earth With Love
Beatles – Something
Ocean Colour Scene – Profit In Peace

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20th of September Playlist

Shorter than advertised, we still looked ahead to the weekend of sport and had a look at the pick of the local events.

Music as follows:-

Divine Comedy – The Frog Princess
Embrace – Ashes
David McWilliams – The Days Of Pearly Spencer
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3
Everything But The Girl – The Only Living Boy In New York
Happy Mondays – Step On
Flight Of The Conchords – Inner City Pressure
Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him
R.E.M. – Leaving New York
Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

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13 September Playlist

Another look ahead to the weekend’s events, with a mixture of music as follows:-

 

Athlete – Westside
Blondie – Sunday Girl
Fleetwood Mac – Dont Stop
Donna Summer – I Feel Love
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
Smashmouth – Walking On The Sun
Zombies – She’s Not There
Smiths – How Soon Is Now
Led Zeppelin – Rock And Roll
Outkast – Ms Jackson
Roxy Music – Love Is A Drug
New Order – True Faith
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Van Morrison – Moondance
Kraftwerk – Showroom Dummies (Single)
Happy Mondays – Step On
James Brown – The Boss
Lonestar – Amazed
Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom
Maroon 5 – Payphone
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know
Morrissey – First Of The Gang To Die
Jingle – 3 Sec Vocal
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Supernaturals – Smile
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends

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Going for Gold

Keeping an eye on the Paralympics and looking ahead to the weekend’s events and up and coming sport. We even got time to play some decent music:-

Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Sam And Dave – Soul Man
Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think
Young Knives – Turn Tail
White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Stranglers – Peaches
All Seeing I feat Tony Christie – Walk Like A Panther
B-52s – Rock Lobster
Big Country – Wonderland
Blur – There’s No Other Way
Boxer Rebellion – Flashing Red Light Means Go
Joe Walsh – Life’s Been Good
Shed Seven – Going For Gold
Tears For Fears – Mothers Talk
Joe Jackson – Stepping Out
REM – Daysleeper
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Trio – Da Da Da
Queen – We Will Rock You
Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Pulp – Disco 2000
Puretone – Addicted To Bass

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Looking Ahead to the Last Weekend of the Paralympics

With an eye on the Paralympics and a look at the weekend’s event, it was another busy show. Great weather for the start of September helped but we still got time to play some good music from 10-midnight:-

Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Sam And Dave – Soul Man
Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think
Young Knives – Turn Tail
White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Stranglers – Peaches
All Seeing I feat Tony Christie – Walk Like A Panther
B-52s – Rock Lobster
Big Country – Wonderland
Blur – There’s No Other Way
Boxer Rebellion – Flashing Red Light Means Go
Joe Walsh – Life’s Been Good
Shed Seven – Going For Gold
Tears For Fears – Mothers Talk
Joe Jackson – Stepping Out
REM – Daysleeper
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Trio – Da Da Da
Queen – We Will Rock You
Rolling Stones – Sympathy For  The Devil
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Pulp – Disco 2000
Puretone – Addicted To Bass

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Looking Ahead to a September Weekend

It was a busy evening with the Paralympics in full flow. The chatroom was full of people appreciating the music, which was nice (even if there were requests for the teletubbies).

As usual we looked ahead to the weekend’s events, along with Joe bringing us interviews from his visit to Brentwood Trampoline Club during the week. Joe is due to bring us handball next week.

Playlist as follows:-

Cerys Matthews – Arlington Way
Air – Kelly Watch the Stars
Crash test dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Lily Allen – LDN
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream
Cure – Lovesong
Beatles – Get Back
Soup Dragons – I’m Free
Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
Nina Simone – Sinnerman
Wierd Al Yankovic – Eat it
Madness – Night Boat to Cairo
Loaded – Primal Scream
Oasis – Whatever
Public Enemy – Harder Than you Think
Joan Jett – I Love Rock and Roll
Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
Maximo Park – The Undercurrents
David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Kylie Minogue – I Believe In You
Lightning Seeds – Life of Riley
Lloyd Cole – Lost Weekend
Manic Street Preachers – You Love Us
Police – Walking on the Moon
Prodigy – Firestarter

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Bank Holiday Starts Here

Thursday evening and in the Bank Holiday mood, as always we looked ahead to the weekend’s events locally as well as on a larger scale with weekend sport and the Reading Festival.

Playlist as follows:-

Kate Bush – Running up That Hill
10cc – Rubber Bullets
Queen – March of the Black Queen
Zutons – You Will You Won’t
Athlete – Half Light
Midnight Oil – Beds are Burning
Wolf Parade – You are a runner and I am my Father’s Son
New Order – Blue Monday
Peter Gabriel – Solesbury Hill
Tracy Chapman – Thinking of You
Placebo – Nancy Boy
The Passions – I’m in love with a German Film Star
Green Day – American Idiot
David Bowie – Fashion
Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control
Spoon – They Never Got You
T Rex – 20th Century Boy
U2 – Desire
Coldplay – Sparks
Supertramp – Breakfast in America
Stranglers – Always the Sun
Steeley Dan – Do it Again
The Who – Pinball Wizard
Landscape – Einstein a Go Go
Visage – Fade to Grey
Madonna – Vogue
Massive Attack – Protection

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Mid August Looking Ahead to the Weekend and the Paralympics

With the summer now in full flow, we looked ahead to the Paralympics starting in less than 2 week’s time.  As always looking ahead to the weekend’s local events and the weather.

We also found time to play some decent music as follows:-

Bronski Beat – Small Town Boy
The Animals – The House of the Rising Sun
Ladyhawke – Black White and Blue
Spiller – Groovejet
Electrix Six – Gay Bar
Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
Killers – Runaway
Gossip – Move in the Right Direction
Sam the Sham – Wooly Bully
Rudimental – Feel the Love
Michael Gray – The Weekend
Train – 50 Ways to Say Goodbye
Divine Comedy – Everybody Knows (Except you)
Futureheads – Hounds of Love
Razorlight – Somewhere Else
Spencer Davis Group – Keep on Running
Oasis – Cigarettes and Alcohol
Elvis – A little Less Conversation
Frank & Nancy Sinatra – Something Stupid
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
Holly Valance – Kiss Kiss
Garbage – Bright Bright World
Coldplay – Princess of China
INXS – Need You Tonight
Joe Walsh – Life’s Been Good

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Playlist for the Last Thursday of the Olympics

As always we looked ahead to the weekend, with the Olympic closing ceremony coming up. During the show, we were winning more gold medals, which is always worth talking about.

The playlist as follows:-

Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed
Beatles – Day Tripper
Fleetwood Mac- Oh Diane
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
No Doubt – Don’t Speak
White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin Beats
Florence and the Machine – Kiss With a Fist
Foo fighters – Wheels
Fool’s Garden – Lemon Tree
Fun Boy Three – Tunnel of Love
Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
Suzi Quatro – Devil Gate Drive
Talking Heads – Psyco Killer
Damned – Eloise
Thrills – One Horse Town
Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive
Run DMC Vs Jason Nevins – it’s Like That
U2 – Discotheque
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
Scarlet – Independent Love Song
Calvin Harris – Acceptable in the 80s
Bloc Party – Octopus
Idlewild – A Modern Way of Letting Go
The Who – The Kids are Alright
Zutons – Why Won;t You Give Me Your Love?
Young Knives – Turn Tail

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Super Olympic Weekend Starting Here

Keeping an eye on the latest goings on from East London we had a look at the top gigs across the county for the coming weekend. Most of the songs played were number ones from years gone by:-

Morrissey – Suedehead
Jon and Vangelis – I’ll Find My Way Home
Killers – Runaways
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Petshop Boys – West End Girls
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
The Specials – Too Much Too Young
Tori Amos – Professional Widow
Madness – House Of Fun
Hot Chocolate – So You Win Again
Beatles – The Ballad Of John & Yoko
Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
Dave & Ansil Collins – Double Barrel
Blondie – Call Me – 1980
Ash – Return Of White Rabbit
Tubeway Army – Are Friends Electric
Police – Walking On The Moon
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Jam – Beat Surrender
Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
Kraftwerk – The Model
Pretenders – Brass In Pocket
Kinks – You Really Got Me
Animals – The House Of The Rising Sun
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
10cc – I’m Not In Love
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Everybody’s On The Run

The weekend starts on Phoenix FM every Thursday at 10pm.

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The Olympics Starts Here

I really enjoyed playing the following tracks:-

Sparks – The Number One Song In Heaven
Sniff ‘n’ the Tears – Driver’s Seat
Shirley Bassey – Diamonds are Forever
America – Ventura Highway
From Indian Lakes – We are Invincible
Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You
MC Solaar – Le Belle Et The Bad Boy
Metronomy – The Look
Air – Surfing on a Rocket
Propaganda – Duel
Passion Pit – Constant Conversations
Dave Edmunds – Girls Talk
Blur – Under the Westway
Dusty Springfield – Spooky
Wings – Band on the Run
The Strange Death of Liberal England – Rising Sea
Foals – Olympic Airways
Joni Mitchell – Car On A Hill
Paul Simon – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Jackson Browne – Somebody’s Baby
Midge Ure – No Regrets
Kinks – Lola
The Antlers – Zelda

It’s another busy weekend locally and I found time to look ahead to the Olympic opening ceremony. Tune in next week for more of the same.

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Mid July Playlist

Playlist as follows:-

1 – Foo Fighters – This is a Call
2 – Madness – Embarrassment
3 – David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World
4 – Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2
5 – The Who – Baba O’Riley
6 – Queen – Now I’m Here
7 – Michael Stipe & Asha Bhosle – The Way You Dream
8 – Blur – Under the Westway
9 – Wild Beasts – Two Dancers (part one)
10- Yusuf – Road singer
11- Isaac Hayes – Theme from Shaft
12- Bloc party – Octopus
13- Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi
14- The Vapours – Turning Japanese
15- Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Roadrunner
16- Kirsty MacColl – They Don’t Know
17- The Jam – Start
18- Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
19- Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek
20- Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive
21- K.D. Lang – Helpless
22- Madonna – The power of Goodbye
23- Glen Campbell – By the Time I Get to Phoenix
24- Jonny Cola and the A Grades – Marlborough Road (Live at Phoenix FM)
25- Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone
26- The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
27- Boxer Rebellion – We Have This Place Surrounded (Live at Phoenix FM)

As I am covering for Dave Turner on the sport show this Saturday, it was nice to look back over a couple of my favourite memories from old sport show birthday sessions at the Baytree Centre, playing Jonny Cola and the Boxer Rebellion.

We also headed through the weekend gig guide across Essex and looked at the more local events coming up for the weekend.

See you next Thursday at 10PM

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Timewarp

I had a great time playing a few more guilty pleasures than usual, with the likes of The Eagles and Dire Straits. The full playlist as follows:-

Jimi Hendrix – Foxy lady
Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart
Waterboys – Whole of the Moon
White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love
Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross
Neil Young – like a Hurricane
Kraftwerk – Autobahn
Elbow – One Day Like This
Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
Roxy Music – Ladytron
Focus – Sylvia
Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun
Dire Straits – Industrial Disease
ELO – Rockaria
Eagles – One of these Nights
James Brown – The Boss
The Jam – That’s Entertainment
Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
Air – Sexy Boy
B52s – Love Shack
Pretenders – Stop Your Sobbing
Radiohead – Karma Police

The playlist almost resembles the sort of music I would have been playing on the radio twenty years ago.

I looked ahead to the weekend’s events locally, as well as some of the bands playing further afield including Southend, Chelmsford and Harlow’s weekend entertainment.

See you at 10PM next Thursday for some more up to date music.

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Mid June Playlist

With a look at the events for the weekend, some of the latest news from the area and an eye on the weather forecast, we also played the following music:-

 

Cure – In Between Days
Ian Dury – Sex and Drugs
Led Zeplin – Kashmir
REM – Final Straw
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the devil
Frankie Valli – Dec 63
Simon and Garfunkel – Sound of Silence
Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Roxy music – Virginia Plain
Tears for Fears – Mothers Talk
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Split Enz – I Got You
Muse – Hysteria
Queen – Another one Bites the Dust
Automatic – Monster
Daft Punk – One More Time
Flight of the Concords – Inner City Pressure
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Waterboys – Whole of the Moon
Squeeze  – Tempted
Prince – When Doves Cry

 

I even found time to explain to the younger members in the chatroom who Paul Simon is.

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7 June Starts Here

With a look at the local news and upcoming events for the weekend, we also found time for some music:-

Smash – Real Surreal
Genesis – Battle of Epping Forest
Kate Bush – Sat in your lap
Clash – London Calling
Chicks on Speed – We Don’t Play Guitars
Chris Issak – Wicked Game
The Doors – Love her madly
Neil Diamond – Solitary Man
U2 – With or Without You
Hot Chip – Night and Day
Mike Oldfield – Family man
Coldplay – Clocks
Neil Young – Like a hurricane
Santigold – Disparate youth
Temper trap – Rabbit Hole
Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
Ladyhawke – Sunday Drive
Van She – Idea of Happiness
Mystery Jets – Someone Purer
Donovan – Catch the Wind
Santana – Samba Pa Ti

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Postponed Matches So Far – 4 February

After a very busy show last week, all of the local matches have already been called off:-

Ryman Premier
AFC Hornchurch v Hastings United
Billericay v Hendon
East Thurrock v Bury
Harrow v Concord Rangers
Horsham v Aveley
Kingstonian v Margate
Wingate v Lewes

Ryman Division 1 North
Great Wakering Rovers v Brentwood
AFC Sudbury v Ware
Heybridge v Harlow
Leiston v Waltham Forest
Needham Market v Waltham Abbey
Potters Bar v Grays
Redbridge v Cheshunt

Blue Square North
Chelmsford v Weston Super Mare

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Still Top of the League

This Saturday we concentrated mostly on sport with a mixture of good music and local politics.

We started off with Neil Diamond’s version of Daydream Believer and took it from there. Following on from the defection of Nigel Clarke from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservative Party, we featured the official statement from Cllr Clarke’s previous party.

In football, both Billericay and Southend held on to their positions at the top of their leagues despite mixed fortunes.

Join us this weekend when we’ll be joined on the phone by Joe Hallett from Always A Chance.

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Local Sides Top of the League

As none of the top two sides in the Ryman Premier League were playing on Saturday, Billericay made the most of it and went back to the top of the league after beating Wingate 2-0.
As for Brentwood they lost 1-0 against a resiliant Enfield in front of a crowd close to 500 at the QEII Stadium. Brentwood even missed the chance to score from the spot as Dave Kendall was sent-off for Enfield and Brentwood missed the subsequent penalty.

Southend climbed to the top of the League Two on goal difference as they won 5-2 away at Northampton.

Other local scores:-
Dag & Red 0-1 Hereford
Colchester 1-1 Scunthorpe
Leyton O 1-1 Chesterfield

Sutton U 1-1 Thurrock
Truro 0-2 Chelmsford

This Saturday Brentwood are at home to Ware (under 16s just £1). As always, @BrentwoodLoyal will be keeping us up to date.

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FA Cup 3rd Round and Billericay Lose Top Slot

Billericay Town had a true game of two halves yesterday as the side were top of the table at the start of the match against relegation zone side Tooting and were 2-1 up at half time. The second Half ending with the away side winning 4-2, dropping Billericay from top place to 3rd at the end of the day.

Brentwood beat Chatham 3-0 taking sixth place in Ryman Division 1 North. Thanks again to @BrentwoodLoyal on Twitter for keeping us up to date with the score. Romford had the shock result of the day, losing 5-0 to Enfield Town who went back top the top of the league.

Other local results we brought had Sutton United bringing an end to Chelmsford’s 17 match unbeaten run 2-3, even though the Essex side were 1-0 up at half time.

Elsewhere, Dagenham & Redbridge earnt a replay at the New Den as they drew 0-0 with Milwall in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. In League One it finished Carlisle 4-1 Leyton Orient. Southend beat Port Vale 3-0.

Join us next Saturday from 4pm for more local sport.

@steverobbo

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The Last Between the Lines of the Year

As always on a Saturday afternoon we kept up to date with the scores involving Brentwood Town and Billericay.
In the Ryman Premier League, 429 people saw Billericay Town beat Harrow Borough 3-0 and they held on to the top spot in the league thanks to their goal difference.
Brentwood travelled to Bayliss Avenue in the 1PM kick-off against Thamesmead Town and after controlling most of the first half Danny Drafter scored in the 35th minute. It was a deserved win for Brentwood and has kept them in 8th place in the Ryman League Division 1 North, just 2 points from the play off places. Thanks as always to @brentwoodloyal on Twitter for keeping us up to date with the score.

In the league West Ham didn’t pull it off away to Derby, losing 2-1.
The late kick-off in the Championship finished Leyton Orient 1-0 Charlton.
Southend travelled to The Fans Stadium and beat AFC Wimbledon 4-1, in a great way to end the year.
Colchester beat Exeter 2-0.

See you in 2012 for more Between the Lines.

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Mid December Local Football

Billericay Town Travelled to Canvey, drawing 0-0 with Concord Rangers who moved out of the relegation zone in the Ryman Premier League and stil holding on to top place. Both sides finished with 10 men with Billericay’s Junior Luke being dismissed after a flare up at the end of the match. Concord’s Steve King was dismissed after receiving 2 yellow cards
As for Brentwood, they lost 2-1 at home to Cheshunt in the Hertfordshire side’s first away success of the season. They were two up in 19 minutes through Matt Thomson and Josh Hutchinson. Dean Green replied in the 33rd minute and the home side came close to an equaliser when Darren Blewitt’s header hit a post.

As always, we updated the local travel and events for a Saturday afternoon and played some good music along the way.

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A Mixed Bag for Local Clubs

Another busy week on Between the Lines
We kept an eye on the scores concerning the local sides.
Billericay drew 1-1 with Margate in the Ryman Premier League.
Brentwood Town dred 2-2 at Redbridge.
Other local scores:-
Colchester 4-1 Bury
Leyton O 3-0 Exeter
Cheltenham 3-0 Southend
Dag & Red 1-2 Port Vale

We also had the pleasure of talking to Alacia from BATIAS Empowerment the day before the Family Fun Day at Hannakins Farm in Billericay.
You can follow BATIAS on Twitter at @BATIAS

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FA Cup 2nd Round and 1st v 2nd in the Ryman Premier League

Another packed day of sport kept us busy between 4 and 6 this Saturday afternoon on Phoenix FM.

In the Ryman Premier League, top of the table Billericay travelled to Crown Meadow where they were beaten by 2nd in the table side Lowestoft in front of a crowd of 814. Hornchurch managed to pull a last-graspo victory at Leatherhead keeping them in third place in the table and an amazing record of 9 away wins from 10 matches. Aveley gained a point at Hendon where it finished a goal a piece.

In the Ryman Division One North Brentwood drew 1-1 against Needham Market who were the top of the table team at the start of the match. Brenwood took the lead in the second minute through Dean Green, Danny Bloomfield scoring the equaliser three minutes into the second half. Brentwood keeper Elliot Justham saved a penalty in the first half as well. Romford beat Great Wakering Rovers 1-0.

There was a lot of local action in the FA Cup second round with the headlines coming from Chelmsford City who were a goal up for a lot of their match against Macclesfield Town eventually drawing 1-1 in front of a capacity 3000 crowd at Melbourne Park. Other local scores from the FA Cup are as follows:-

Colchester 0-1 Swindon
Dag & Red. 1-1 Walsall
L. Orient. 0-1 Gillingham
Southend 1-1 Oldham

Every Saturday from 4-6pm, Between the Lines on Phoenix FM.

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Between the Lines with a Look at Books 25 November

Last Saturday on Between the Lines, as always the main emphasis was on sport and we kept up to date with all the local football results as follows:-

Romford 0-0 Brentwood
Maidenhead 1-0 Billericay (FA Trophy)

We look forward to the FA cup 2nd round matches this coming Saturday along with the top of the league clash in the Ryman Premier league in what promises to be one of the matches of the year as Billericay travel to play Lowestoft Town.

In the second hour we were talking books with Gina.  We spoke mainly about the fantasy genre.  Gina will be back in December talking more about books.

Every Saturday from 4-6, Between the Lines on Phoenix.

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Kernow Karate on Between the Lines

Thanks to Paul Newman from Kernow Karate who came to the studio to talk about the club with venues in Ingatestone and Doddinghurst, along with Chelmsford.
Paul spoke about the work of the club that has over 200 members benefiting from a blend of traditional martial arts and modern day training.
Further information is available from the club’s website at http://kernowkarate.co.uk/

To listen again to the interview click below:
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As usual it was a busy few hour as far as local sport clubs were concerned.  Dagenham & Redbridge v Southend United ended with the away side winning 3-2 and holding onto the top spot in League 2 by 2 points.
Billericay beat Hendon by 2 goals to 1, and sit just a point behind top of the table Lowestoft in the Ryman Premier League.
Brentwood took on Great Wakering Rovers and won 5-0, taking them to 5th in the league.

Other local football results were as follows:-
Leyton O         1-1 Hartlepool
Tranmere         0-0 Colchester
Gateshead        2-2 Braintree Town
Chelmsford       6-1 Bromley
Hampton & R’mond 0-2 Thurrock
Aveley           2-1 Horsham
Bury Town        5-2 East Thurrock
Concord Rgs      1-0 Harrow Borough
Hastings         1-3 AFC Hornchurch
Wealdstone       1-2 Canvey Island
Grays            3-1 Potters Bar Town
Harlow           1-1 Heybridge
Soham Town       0-1 Tilbury
Thamesmead       1-0 Ilford

See you next week from 4pm.

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The First Ever Between the Lines

Every Saturday afternoon from 4-6 we are updating you on the latest national and local news and keeping you bang up to date with the happenings in local sport.

Last Saturday we had the plaesure of bringing you the news that Chelmsford, Colchester and Leyton Orient were through to the 2nd round of the FA Cup, Billericay had stayed top of the Ryman League Premier on goal difference and Redbridge, Southend, Dagenham & Redbridge and Leyton Orient were through the 2nd round draw after ending their games without a winner.

It wasn’t such good news for East Thurrock United in the FA Cup as they lost at home to MAcclesfield Town and also bad news for Brentwood Town as they lost at Leiston in the Ryman Division 1 North.

Join me this weekend where we’ll be talking karate.  If you’d like to appear on the show and talk about a local club, association or sport then leave a comment, or tweet me @steverobbo.

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90s Playlist – 7th of November

Charles Daborn chose the music this week as follows:-
Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank
Groove Armada – If Everybody Looked The Same (Radio Edit)
Fleetwood Mac – Don’t Stop
Cornershop – Brimful of Asha
Len – Steal My Sunshine
Eiffel 65 – Blue 20:27:45
Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hot Stepper
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Prodigy – Firestarter
No Doubt – Don’t Speak
Primal Scream – Movin’ On Up
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Pulp – Sorted For E’s & Wizz (edit)
Pet Shop Boys – Go West
Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer
Ultra Nate – Free
Wamdue Project – King Of My Castle
Spice Girls – Stop
Dodgy – Staying Out for the Summer ’95
Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train
Nirvana – Come As You Are
Pixies – Head On
Blur – Song 2
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffanys
Green Day – Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
TLC – Waterfalls 21:51:14
Oasis – Wonderwall
Garbage – Stupid Girl

Join us every Monday from 8-10 for the 90s show. Do You Remember The First Time?

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90s Playlist – 31 October

This week we didn’t go for an entirely Halloween free playlist from the 90s.

Tom Jones and Mousse T – Sex Bomb
Cranberries – Zombie
Livin’ Joy – Don’t Stop Movin
Original – I Luv U Baby
B-52’s – Roam
No Doubt – It’s My Life (90s cheat)
Billy Bragg – Sexuality
Grid – Swamp Thing
Blur – End of a Century
49ers – Touch Me
Young Disciples – Apparently Nothin’
Soul II Soul – Keep On Movin’ (90s cheat)
Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
U2 – One
Five – Keep On Moving (guilty pleasure)
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Dodgy – In A Room
Aswad – Shine
Freak Power – Turn On Tune In Cop Out
Edwyn Collins – Girl Like You
Alanis Morissette – Head Over Feet
Beloved – Hello (LP Version)
Apollo 440 – Stop The Rock
Ben Folds Five – Underground (edit)
Everything But The Girl – Love Is Strange

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10 October 90s Playlist

Another 2 hours crammed full of 90s tunes.

Playlist as follows:-

M People – One Night In Heaven
Moloko – Sing it Back
Madonna – Ray of Light
Love City Groove – Love City Groove
Presidents of the USA – Lump
Prince -1999 (90s cheat)
Oasis – The Masterplan
Bjork – Human Behaviour
Duran Duran – Ordinary World
Air – All I Need
Alison Limerick – Where Love Lies
Blondie – Maria
Blur – To the End
Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence
Soundgarden – Block Hole Sun
Space – Ballad of Tom Jones
Was (Not Was) – Shake Your Head
Spice Girls – Wannabe (guilty pleasure)
Everything but the Girl – Missing
Kula Shaker – Tatva
Cornershop – Brimful of Asha
Cardigans – Lovefool
Chicane & Bryan Adams – Don’t Give Up
Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm
Cast – Walk Away
Charlatans – The Only One I Know
Daft Punk – Da Funk

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3 October 90s Playlist with Matt Jarvis

Another week of a mixture of tumes from the 90s, with Matt Jarvis picking some of the music.

Playlist as follows:-

Prince – Nothing Compares 2 U (90s cheat)
The Farm – All Together Now
The Divine Comedy – Something for the Weekend
Frank & Walters – After All
Metallica – Enter Sandman
The Pet Shop Boys – Go West
Space – Neighbourhood
Tears for Fears – Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)
Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught the Train
Massive Attack – Teardrop
Blur – Coffee & TV
Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
The Cure – Friday I’m in Love
Pulp – Do You Remember the First Time?
Wannadies – You and Me Song
Inspiral Carpets – This is How it Feels
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Björk – Play Dead (with David Arnold)
Dodgy – Staying out for the Summer
B52s – Roam
Ice Cube – It Was a Good Day (radio)
Groove Armada – If Everybody Looked the Same
Pixies – Head on

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90s Playlist for 26 September. R.E.M Tribute

This evening we played the usual mix of 90s tracks. We had two 90s cheats, both being sampled for Blackstreet’s No Diggity. The guilty pleasure was from Right Said Fred.
Playlist as follows:-
Alanis Morrisette – Head Over Feet
Jesus Jones – Right Here Right Now
Lush – Ladykillers
Inspiral carpets – This is How it Feels
R.E.M. – Lotus
Marillion – Cover My Eyes
Lightning Seeds – Lucky You
Stereo MCs – Step It Up
Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl
Chris Issak – Wicked Game
R.E.M. – The Radio Song
Stiltskin – Inside
Squeeze – Some Fantastic Place
Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy (guilty pleasure)
James Brown – The Boss (90s cheat)
Bill withers – Grandma’s Hands (90s cheat)
Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Adamski – Killer
Fool’s Garden – Lemon Tree
Electronic – Disappointed
Fat Boy Slim – Praise You
Blur – Country House
Duran Duran – Come Undone
Endaswap – Torn
The Grid – Swamp Thing
R.E.M. – Leave
R.E.M. – Nightswimming

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Reading Festival 2011: The Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army have played a major part at every single Reading Festival – and Community Manager Stuart Scott has been at every single one!

Stuart talked about the amazing work that the Salvation Army does in providing food, shelter and a helping hand both for festivalgoers and also people in the wider community.

If you want to get involved you can visit their website using one of these links:

Main UK site
The Salvation Army in Reading central

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Reading Festival 2011: Sharks

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Leamington Spa punk rockers Sharks were the first band on the Lockup stage on day two of this year’s Reading. Having been compared to classic bands such as the Clash, the Buzzcocks and Black Flag, they’re definitely ones to watch for the future. We caught up with them after their set.

You can find out more about what the band are up to on their Facebook page.

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Reading Festival 2011: Royal Bangs

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Having caught them on the Festival Republic stage earlier in the day, we then managed to find Royal Bangs in the plush surroundings of the Festival Republic bar.

After chatting about the usual festival things the interview concluded with a quick game of Connect Four, in which the Tennessee rockers came out on top. It hardly seemed fair though, as they had three times as many goes as we did …

You can find more on their official website here.

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Reading Festival 2011: Digitalism

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We braved the mud and headed backstage at the Festival Republic stage to meet up with German electronic duo Digitalism.

Having already established them as St Pauli fans – which came as no real surprise – Isi and Jens then spoke about the unusual way they make their music and their plans for the future.

You can visit their official website here.

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Reading Festival 2011: Dry The River

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A band tipped as one to watch at this year’s festival, Stratford’s Dry The River played the Festival Republic stage where we caught their fantastic set. After building momentum in 2010, 2011 has seen the band play rapturously received shows at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas and they’re also recording their debut album, due for release later this year.

We caught up with Scott and Pete before their set and talked about the busy year and the weight of expectations upon them! You can find out more about them by visiting their official website.

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Reading Festival 2011: White Denim

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Genre hopping four piece White Denim played the Festival Republic Stage off the back of their critically acclaimed new album, ‘D’. A bit of a wordplay first for Phoenix FM as the band are from Austin, Texas – and we spoke to Austin! We also managed to catch part of their great set from the plus non-mud surroundings of the Festival Republic bar (more about that later). You can find out more about the band by visiting their official website.

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Blur Top 21

It was great to play the top 20 tracks voted for by the Phoenix FM listers.  All with the added bonus track, as there was a joint number 20.

Full tracklisting as follows:-

1    The Universal
2    Coffee & TV
3    Parklife
4    Beetlebum
5    Song 2
6    This Is A Low
7    For Tomorrow
8    Girls & Boys
9    There’s No Other Way
10    Tender
11    End Of A Century
12    To The End
13    Tracy Jacks
14    Country House
15    Bugman
16    Caramel
17    She’s So High
18    Stereotypes
19    Fool’s Day
20    Clover Over Dover
==    Popscene

Tune in this Friday for the Kate Bush top 20.

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90s Playlist – 9th of May

Macy Gray – I Try
Shanks & Bigfoot – Sweet Like Chocolate
New Order – True Faith 94
Supergrass – Caught By The Fuzz
Blur – Song 2
Bruce Springsteen – Streets Of Philadelphia
Bryan Ferry – I Put A Spell On You
Goldie – Inner City Life
L7 – Pretend We’re Dead
David Bowie – Black Tie White Noise
Fools Garden – Wild Day
Manic Streat Preachers – Kevin Carter
Counting Crows – Hangingaround
Third Eye Blind – Jumper
Marc Almond – A Lover Spurned
Smoke City – Mr Gorgoeus (and Miss Curvaceous)
Billie Myers – Kiss The Rain
Terry Hall – I Saw The Light
Electronic – Get The Message
Tori Amos – Caught A Lite Sneeze
Badly Drawn Boy – Once Around The Block
Fatboy Slim – Praise You
Bananarama – Long Train Running
Black Crowes – Remedy
Pavement – Major Leagues
Terry Callier – Love Theme From Spartacus
Bonnie Raitt – I Can’t Make You Love Me
B.B. King & The Rolling Stones – Paying The Cost To Be The Boss

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90s Playlist – 2 May

Bjork – Human Behaviour
Blondie – Maria
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Ini Kamoze – Here Comes the Hotstepper
Pet Shop Boys – Go West
Seal – Killer
Catatonia – Road Rage
Fatboy Slim – Right Here Right Now
Blur – To The End
Lightning Seeds – What if
Alabama 3 – Woke up this morning
deelite – Groove is in the heart
Daft Punk – Around the world
Happy Mondays – Step On
Alanis Morisette – Head Over Feet
Color Me Bad – I want to sex you up
Groove armada – Find the River
Kyle Minogue – Confide in Me
Madonna – Ray of Light
Divine Comedy – Something for the Weekend
Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
R.E.M. – Strange Currencies
M People – Don’t Look Any Further
DNA – Tom’s Diner
Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness
Massive Attack – Teardrop

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John Moncur Chats to Phoenix FM

Last Saturday Brentwood Town FC celebrated St Georges Day in style with their Help for Heroes charity day.  A crowd of 763 included former West Ham players Julian Dicks and John Moncur.

Julian Dicks and John Moncur

John spoke to me about the gap between Premier League football and that in the Ryman League and discussed whether former professional players can really influence the current state of English football.

To listen to the interview click below

Phoenix FM Interview With John Moncur

The last home match of the season is at the Brentwood Arena on Saturday from 3PM against Wingate & Finchley. The result of this match will determine who Brentwood Town plays in the play-offs.

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90s Playlist – 25 April

Olive – You’re Not Alone
Kula Shaker – Tatva
Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
Blur – There’s No Other Way
Air – Sexy Boy
Echobelly – Great Things
Cranberries – 21
Crash test dummies – Superman Song
Guns n roses – November Rain
Dr Evil – Just The Two of Us
John Secada – Just Another Day
Future sound of London – My Kingdom
The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds
Charlatans – Over Rising
Ugly kid Joe – Cats In the Cradle
Hootie & the Blowfish – I Go Blind
Klf – justified and Ancient
Tal Bachman – She’s So High
Kate Bush – Rubberband Girl
Suede – The Beautiful Ones
Stranglers – All Day and the Night
Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
Salt & Pepper – Whata Man
Roachford – Only to be With You
Omar – Say Nothing
REM – The Great Beyond

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Local Sport 15th of April

Last week on the Commentary Box we spoke to Keith Woodcock, breaking the news that both Julian Dicks and John Moncur will be at the St Georges Day match at the Brentwood Arena against Cheshunt.  Gates open tomorrow at midday with the fun starting at 12.15.

The fixture is in aid of Help For Heroes.  The Mayor of Brentwood Cllr David Tee will be there, as will The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps Marching Band performing on the pitch.  Tune in to the Commentary Box tonight for more news on the fixture and a recap on the auction lots including an England shirt and FA pennant signed by Sir Trevor Brooking and 2x season tickets for Brentwood Town’s campaign next year.

In last week’s show we also covered an exciting night in Super League and the Football League with both Southend and Norwich winning.  We also previewed an exciting weekend of sport at the time of year when cricket and football feature heavily.

We looked ahead to the Chinese Grand Prix, arguably one of the most exciting Grand Prix races in recent history.

Join Dan Westram and Dave Turner along with me this evening from 8.

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90s Playlist – 18th of April

This week’s 90s cheat was also a guilty pleasure in Smokie’s Living Next Door to Alice.

Playlist as follows:-

Happy Mondays – Loose Fit
Pet Shop Boys – Jealousy
The Cardigans – Lovefool
En Vogue – Free Your Mind
Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
Wonder Stuff – Unbearable
Cure – Mint Car
Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You Baby
Oasis – Supersonic
Crowded House – Fall at Your Feet
Gabrielle – Dreams
The Divine Comedy – The Certainty Of Chance
Blur – This Is A Low
Kenickie – Punka
They Might Be Giants – Istanbul
Pearl Jam – Jeremy
Smokie – Living Next Door To Alice
Vanessa Paradis – Be My Baby
Paula Abdul – Rush, Rush
Voice of the Beehive – Monsters and Angels
Daryl Hall – Stop Loving Me, Stop Loving You
Madonna – You’ll See
Dubstar – I Will Be Your Girlfriend
Culture Club – Cold Shoulder
U2 – So Cruel
Robert Miles – Children (Original Version)
Foo Fighters – Walking After You (live)

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90s Playlist – 11 April

I really enjoyed picking a few lesser-played hits from the 90s for a week, along with a good few favourites.

Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman
Texas – Say What You Want
Ini Kamoze – Here Comes the Hotstepper
Tarkan – Simarik
Waterboys – Glastonbury Song
Talking Heads – Sax And Violins
Sheryl Crow – A Change Would Do You Good
Santana – Maria Maria
10000 Maniacs – Candy Everybody Want
Ian Brown – Can’t See Me
Massive Attack – Safe From Harm
lisa Loeb – I Do
Mc Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
Pop Will Eat Itself – Get the Girl! Kill the Baddies! (radio)
Snap – The Power
Smash Mouth – Can’t Get Enough of You Baby
Semisonic – Closing Time
Suzanne Vega – Blood Makes Noise
TLC – Creep
Soundgarden – Spoonman
The Wedding Present – Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
Cure – High
Billy Bragg – Accident Waiting To Happen
Tori Amos – Spark
Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
Depeche Mode – The Policy of Truth
Fiona Apple – Never Is A Promise

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