Category Archives: Between The Lines

Between the Lines – 05/05/2018

Between the Lines 

This weeks show saw Stoke City relegated from the Premier League after 10 years in the division. 

Premier League

Stoke 1

Crystal Palace 2 

BET 365 Stadium

In a must win game for Stoke they fell short! 

The first goal of the game came from the Swiss wizard Xherdan Shaqiri, the winger converted a brilliant free kick.

Crystal Palace then got the equaliser through a great counter attack ending in a neat finish from midfielder McArthur.

As the clock ticked down on Stokes future in the Premier League a goal for the home side was all the fans wanted, but Roy’s men did the unthinkable and scored the winner in the closing embers of the match.

The goal from Van Aanholt all but secured relegation for the Potters. 

Stoke last 10 years PL history.

  • Won automatic promotion back in 2007/08 
  • Was Premier League representatives in the Europa League in the 2011/12 season
  • Finished 9th under Mark Hughes in the 2013/14, 2014/15 and the 2015/16 season
  • Broke Transfer record transfer fee window by signing Imbula (£18.3 Million).
  • Record Premier League win: 6–1 v Liverpool (24 May 2015)

National League

We kept a close eye on the National League Play Off Semi Final. Tranmere Rovers were victors in a dramatic extra time win against Ebbsfleet.

Music 

This week we played a mix for the summer! I’ll leave a few hits of the playlist below.

  • Drake – Nice for What 
  • Blur – Song 2
  • Disciples – Jealousy
  • Oasis – Some Might Say 

SPORTS ON PHOENIX FM

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix FM in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

Thanks for reading!

 


Between the Lines – 28/04/2018

Don Broco kicked off this weeks music in an action packed show.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

It was the final day of the National League and as per usual all the games kicked off early. Below see the results of a dramatic final day.

  • Barrow Chester 
    – Barrow were playing against already relegated Chester, although losing Barrow stayed up due to a Woking defeat against Play Off chasing Dover.
  • Boreham Wood Guiseley 1
    – Boreham wood secured the play offs and a 4th placed against relegated Guiseley.
  • Gateshead Leyton Orient 3
    The Os ended the season in fashion against 17th placed Gateshead. Perhaps a sign of things to come for the Orient.
  • Macclesfield Town Dagenham & Redbridge 0
    The Champions ended an impressive season with a win!
  • Maidenhead United Bromley 2
    The real surprise of the day came at York Road as Play off hopefuls were dashed by mid-table Maidenhead United.
  • Maidstone United FC Halifax Town 0
  • Solihull Moors Eastleigh 4
  • Sutton United Aldershot Town 1
  • Torquay United Ebbsfleet United 1
    Ebbsfleet hanged on to keep their play off spot, with only being 1 point in the play offs it was a nervy last day for United.
  • Tranmere Rovers Hartlepool United 2
    Hartlepool climbed to 15th with an impressive away win against 2nd placed Tranmere.
  • Woking Dover Athletic 2
    A win was needed for Woking survival hopes. In a match where Dover were down to 10 min fans of Woking will be disappointed they couldn’t capitalise on Barrow defeat at Chester. This game added drama to the final day as Dover scored a last minute winner.
  • Wrexham AFC Fylde 0
    The Play Off for the Play Offs for Wrexham as a win for The Dragons (Wrexham) would see them climb from 10th into the Play offs, knocking AFC Fylde out of the Play Offs on the final day!

Formula 1

This week the Formula 1 reached round 4 which was staged in Azerbaijan. We watched on as Vettel posted a time of 1:41:498 which gave him his 3rd Pole Position in a row. The German was followed by Title chasing rival Hamilton, in 3rd Bottas. Two Red Bulls followed with Riccardo the quicker of the pair.

Premier League

LIVERPOOL 0 – 0 STOKE CITY 

Apart from a Salah miss and a good point for Stoke not much to report back on from this weeks early game.

SPORTS ON PHOENIX FM

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix Fm in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

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Between the Lines – 21/04/2018

West Brom and Liverpool took part in an exciting 2-2 draw on this weeks Between the Lines. ⚽⚽⚽️

PREMIER LEAGUE

West Brom 2

Liverpool 2

A late Rondon bullet header snatched two points away from Liverpool in the Lunchtime Kickoff! In a game where anything less than a win could relegate West Brom this weekend, Liverpool’s Danny Ings scored his first Premier League goal in two years in the fourth minute. The rest of the first half didn’t give us any more clearcut chances so the sides went in for half time with Liverpool in the lead. 

In the 72nd minute a beautifully weighted through ball from Chamberlin connected with Salah. The Egyptian then chipped the keeper and Liverpool lead was doubled, West Brom were all but out of this game. Jake Livermore then scored a close range rebound shot to give the Magpies hope. In the last embers of normal time West Brom striker levelled the game with a brilliant header beating Klavan to grab a draw against the Champion League Semi Finalists. 

STAT OF THE SHOW 

SALAH’S 31st GOAL OF THE SEASON HAS MATCHED THE RECORD AMOUNT OF GOALS IN A 38 GAME SEASON (Premier League).

MUSIC

Firstly on today’s show we paid tribute to an EDM music legend Avicii. The hit maker sadly passed away at the young age of 28. 

[Some of the playlist below]

Bran Van 3000 – Drinking in L.A

1975 – The City 

George Ezra – Paradise 

Arctic Monkeys – When The Sun Goes Down

SPORTS ON PHOENIX FM

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix Fm in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

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Between the Lines – 14/04/18

3 Goals in 8 minutes made all the difference in this weeks featured game.

PREMIER LEAGUE

SOUTHAMPTON 2

(21 Tadic ⚽️, 60 Bednarek ⚽️)

CHELSEA 3 

(70, 78 Giroud ⚽️⚽️, 75 Hazard ⚽️)

A win in this game would see Southampton climb out of the drop zone, so when Tadic opened the scoring against last years champions the stadium erupted. As the ref blew the whistle for the first half the general feeling was that Chelsea were under performing in a season that will already go down as a disappointment.

The second half began, in opening stages it was clear that Chelsea had control of the game in an attacking point of view. The question was did they have the end product. Well somehow in amogst all of the Chelsea poccession, Polish Premier League debutant Bednarek scored on the hour mark to double the Saints lead. At this point myself and pundits across the country starting hinting at the fact this could be a huge win for Southampton in the scheme of the relegation battle.

Giroud diving header sparked the beginning of the end for Southampton yesterday. The Frenchmen bullet header was the first of three goals in this fixture. Just 5 minutes after the opening goal for Chelsea the ball found itself to Eden Hazard, a simple finish followed inside the Saints defensive half. Last but not least Giroud completed his brace with a brilliant shot which just crept in past the keepers post.

MUSIC

\/ Just some of the playlist from the show \/

Mura Masa – Helpline

Khalid – Saved

Stereophonics – Dakota

Kasabian – Club Foot

Sigrid – Strangers (Franky Rizardo remix)

SPORTS ON PHOENIX

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix Fm in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

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The Worst Merseyside Derby Ever? – Between the Lines

The Worst Merseyside Derby Ever?

This weeks show featured an early kick off that had the potential to be brilliant! With Liverpool in great form after an emphatic victory against Man City in the Champions League. The game was already a disappointment when the team news was released as Klopp named a much rested starting eleven with Champions League in mind. The likes of Salah was out injured as well.

Everton named a full strength starting 11 with the likes of Rooney, Walcott and Tosun all starting.

The game finished 0-0 both teams didn’t really do enough to get the winner, although Tosun and Calvert Lewin could both had put the Toffees ahead late on.

Golds Galore for England

With one eye on Merseyside the other was on the Gold Coast in Austrilia for the Commonwealth Games. We recapped all the action so far you can see a medal tally below.

MEDAL TALLY
.                           Gold      Silver   Bronze  Total
1 AUS Australia    24         21         25        70
2 ENG England    17         17          7          41
3 CAN Canada     7           13          8         28
4 IND India           6            2           3        11
5 SCO Scotland    5            6           9        20

8 WAL Wales         3           4            2.       9

SPORTS ON PHOENIX FM

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix Fm in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

Thanks for reading!

 


Between the Lines – 24th March 2018

F1, International Football and Boxing previews all featured on this weeks edition of Between the Lines

F1 IS BACK!

As always on Between the Lines we follow Formula 1, so we welcomed it back with open arms. This week we looked at The Australian Grand Prix which is raced at a track called Albert Park. We gave a review of this weeks qualifying, the defending World Champion captured Pole Position with a stunning record breaking lap around the historic track down under.

 INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL SPECIAL (W.C PREVIEW)

This weeks football content started by talking about England’s impressive win away from home against the Netherlands. The Three Lions won one goal to nil with Manchester United’s Lingard grabbing the goal to give the lads a confidents boost ahead of the Cup later in the year. This victory will be sweet for England’s Gareth Southgate, a line-up many people questioned before the big kick off as he choose a back three with Kyle Walker playing as a RCB.

Along with the England result we looked at all the other matches as well from a action filled Friday Night of football! We previewed all the matches coming up as well including Englands clash with Italy at the home of English Football Wembley.

With it being an International break I thought it was only right to do a World Cup preview (team-by-team guide). Listen back below!

MUSIC

U2 – Get Out of Your Own Way

Phoenix – 1901

Muse – Starlight

Mark Ronson – Stop Me

Honors – Say Yes

SPORTS ON PHOENIX FM

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix Fm in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

Thanks for reading!

 


Between the Lines – 17/03/18

QF DAY IN THE FA CUP ON ST PATRICKS DAY!

FA CUP QUARTER FINAL

SWANSEA CITY 0

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3

Eriksen (11⚽️, 62⚽️)

Lamela (45+1⚽️)

On this weeks show we watched on as Tottenham were the first team to book themselves in the last 4 of the FA CUP.

We saw a complete domination in this match, a game that Spurs bossed in every factor.

SIX NATIONS

As well as it being Quarter Final day in the FA cup it was also finals day in the Six Nation. Italy narrowly missed out on their first win in this years tournament as Scotland beat them in a game which spurred up a lot of late Drama. Ireland had a great day away at Twickenham against England on their national holiday.

MUSIC

T-Shirt Song – Don Broco

19-2000 –  Gorilliaz

Zombie – The Cranberries 🇮🇪

Youth – Foxes

Why Make Sense – Son

SPORTS ON PHOENIX FM

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix Fm in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

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Between the Lines – 10/03/18

On this weeks show we watched on as two of the biggest rivals in English football went head to head!

PREMIER LEAGUE

Manchester United 2 

M.Rashford (14, 24)

Liverpool 1 

E.Bailly OG (66)

In a game between 2nd and 3rd the home took the advantage. The first goal came from David De Gea goal kick which went towards Lukaku, Lukaku then headed a ball in the path of Rashford. The youngster then went on an incredible run, skilled past Alexander Arnold then struck a sweet shot into the bottom corner. Just ten minutes later Rashford completed his second Premier League brace (his first coming on his PL debut against Arsenal).

As the game went on Liverpool gained great amounts of possession but didn’t really create any clear chances against the defensive Manchester United. This was until Senegalese winger Mane cross struck with Eric Bailly in the 66th minute. As the game came to an end Liverpool kept complying pressure to the Red Devils defence but couldn’t find a way through. The game finished 2-1 a result that put a five point gap between the two rivals in the League.

FORMULA 1 

I previewed the new Formula one season in the first hour as well. Looking closely at the pre season timings it looks as if it could three horse race this year. Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull all seem within a shout this year.

The new season starts 25th of March in Australia – Melbourne.

MUSIC 

We started this weeks show by playing Fall Out Boys – Hold Me Tight or Don’t.

Just some of this weeks playlist below.

  • The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy
  • Arctic Monkeys – Are U Mine
  • The Fratellis – Chelsea Daggers
  • Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – It’s A Beautiful World
  • KILLERS – WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG

SPORTS ON PHOENIX FM

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix Fm in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

Thanks for reading!


Between the Lines – 24/02/2018

Leicester took on struggling Stoke City in this weeks featured match.

PREMIER LEAGUE

Leicester City 1            (31,769) 

J Butland (70 og)

Stoke City 1

Shaqiri (43)

After what was a quiet start to the first half Shaqiri scored his 9th goal from outside the box since joining Stoke. It was a lovely Curling shot from about 20 yards that caught out Kasper.

Late in the second, a mistake from Butland gifts Leicester a equaliser. But to say this performance from Butland was bad was unfair as after his mistake he made two crucial saves. The first a brilliant save from an superb Mahrez strike and secondly a save from close range from a Maguire shot this save went onto the post.

Overall a result both sides wouldn’t be happy with.

MUSIC

This week music selection was inspired by The Standon Calling lineup we started the show at 1 by playing Phoenix FM A List track Paradise by Standon Calling Headliner George Ezra.

Later in the show we played THE British Male Single the Year by Rag’N’Bone Man “Human” along with the song we also aired last years Standon Calling Festival interview with the man himself! Interestingly Rag’N’Bone talked of his song Human and how the song was just getting big. The interview was by Phoenix FM pro Steve Robertson check it out in the link below.

SPORTS ON PHOENIX FM

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix Fm in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

Thanks for reading!


Between the Lines – 17/02/2018

Swansea took on Sheffield Wednesday for a place in the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup.

FA CUP ROUND 5

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0         

SWANSEA CITY 0

The match certainly didn’t live up to the hype…

In a game where the winner books theirself in the Quarter Finals, it was a draw 😴😂. So far in every round Swansea have drawn then won in the replay will the same occur in this replay? Sheffield Wednesday defender Prodl had a very Impressive performance making many crucial defensive clearances.

Tammy Abraham was unlucky not to win a penalty in the first half after a clear push. Swansea’s best chance came from defender Van Der Horrn as he had a strong header saved in the first half.

ESSEX AWAY DAYS

This is the first of my new weekly feature on Between the Lines. Essex Away Days is where we pick a random stadium in Essex and preview the football that is going on there!

THURROCK F.C. ~ SHIP LANE

This week we took a look at Thurrock F.C coached by Tony Gay. They play at a stadium called Ship Lane which holds 3,500 (524 seated), it is located in Aveley (east Essex).

Thurrock are playing Hendon this week in the Bostik Premier League. Thurrock are currently 13th in the league. Last time out Thurrock F.C lost to Harrow Borough due to two goals from Cumberbatch.

16 points from the play offs and 22 points from the drop. A mid-table finish looks like an likely outcome for Thurrock F.C a good season for a team who are new to the league as they won the Ryman League North play off last season.

ADDRESS & POSTCODE: Ship Ln, Aveley RM19 1YN

KEY MAN: Charlie Stimson (6 goals and 6 assists) 

 PYEONGCHANG 2018

During the show I was happy to announce that Team GB had won their first gold medal of the games!

Lizzy Yarnold retained her Gold Medal and also got a new track Record whilst doing so!

MUSIC

Some of the songs of the show below \/

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still

Oasis – Some Might Say

Craig David – 16

Bob Marley – Three Little Birds

Twenty ONe Pilots – Stressed Out

SPORTS ON PHOENIX FM

If you have an interest in sports be sure to listen to all the sport shows on Phoenix Fm in the coming week!

•Between the Lines – Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 with Aaron Heanue

•Phoenix Sports – Saturday 15:00 – 18:00 with Chris Hood

•The Orient Hour – Sunday 18:00 – 19:00 with Chris Hood

•The West Ham Way – Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 with Sex, Drugs & Carlton Cole and @exwhuemployee

Thanks for reading!