By JOHN CHUBB
The 141st FA Cup final ended in victory for Liverpool, who still have the possibility of winning an unprecedented quadruple as they beat Chelsea on penalties, having played out a goalless draw with the Londoners in 90 minutes and extra time.
With this week being Mental Health Awareness Week I was delighted to welcome as my guest Chris Phillips, chief sportswriter with the Basildon/Southend Echo who has organised a charity football match in memory of former Southend United captain Chris Barker, who tragically took his own life at the beginning of 2020 aged just 39.
The ‘Game For Barks’ takes place at Southend’s Roots Hall ground on Saturday 28th May (kick-off 3pm), with a number of Barker’s old team mates from his various clubs taking part and all of the profits going to local mental health charity https://www.secemind.org.uk/.
Chris told me a lot of money has already raised, and he has received tremendous backing with people as high-profile as Gary Lineker and Darren Gough lending their support.
This week’s playlist:
Stevie Wonder – Another Star
Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak & Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open
Skylights – Nothing Left To Say
Beabadoobee – Talk
Tears for Fears – Break The Man
Sam Fender – Spit Of You
Dionne Warwick – Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Def Leppard – Animal
Max�mo Park – Great Art
Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys – Purple Zone
Police – Message In A Bottle
Roy Ayers – Running Away
Prince – I Would Die 4 U
EMF – Crime of Passion
Thousand Yard Stare – Measures
Harry and the Chicks – Snakes In The Streets
Hall and Oates – Kiss On My List
Beatles – She Loves You
Godley & Creme – Wedding Bells
Shea Rafferty – Out Of The Blue
Doja Cat – Say So
Semisonic – Closing Time
Harry Styles – As It Was
Flechettes – Carry Your Matches
Johnny Marr – Easy Money
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Heatwave – The Groove Line