Being just a day before New Years Eve, I had to play some New Years themed songs!
The Old Firm Derby finished goal-less today. A game either side could’ve won!
This weeks edition of Between the Lines started with a New Years themed hit, The Foo Fighters – Next Year. I also played PRINCE with his huge hit 1999 not long after to stick to the theme! The 3rd new years themed tune I played was Pulp – Disco 2000.
In the second hour U2 – New Year’s Day was the first themed song to be played! T Rex 20th Century Boy was another of the themed tunes. To end the show I choose the absolute New Years anthem The Final Countdown!
Not only did I play songs that are New Years themed but I played songs that celebrated what a great year of music 2017 was! I played Despacito, Havana and also Liam Gallager – For What It’s Worth. My presenters pick track of the year Feel It Still was also played!
I started with Wizzard, finished with Shakin Stevens!
Everton 0 (Att 39181)
This weeks featured game was played at Goodison Park home of Everton Football Club. The Toffees faced a tough test against last years champions Chelsea. The game finished goalless, which is always a shame on radio! Chelsea almost opened the scoring early on in this game, if it wasn’t for Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams goal line defensive heroics. Evertons GK Jordan Pickford was yet again impressive, so that’s a positive. To summarise a great defensive performance from Big Sams boys!
As well as keeping an eye on the early kick off, I looked ahead and previewed all the festive football!
Real Madrid 0 (Att 80264)
D Carvajal ( 🔴63)
L Suarez (⚽️54)
L Messi (⚽️64 pen)
A Vidal (⚽️90+3)
I don’t normally feature Spanish football on the show but with arguably the biggest game in world football going on I couldn’t resist! The El Classico kicked off midday today so I was able to feature the second half of the clash on the show. The first half finished goal-less, but Luis Suarez converted a brilliant cross from Roberto just after the break to make it 1-0 Barca! Soon after Carvajal was sent off in the process giving away a penalty which was converted by Messi. Late on in the game Vidal added even more shame to the home team as he slotted in a third just before the full time whistle.
Today on the show I played an array of Christmas hits including songs from Wham!, Darkness and Wizard.
I played a few indie and alternative tunes such as Are U Mine, Kiwi 🥝 and Creature Comforts as well!
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Between the Lines kicked off with one of The Wombats new tracks Lemon To A Knife Fight!
Leicester City 0
O Ndidi (🔴 61)
Crystal Palace 3
C Benteke (⚽️19)
W Zaha (⚽️40)
B Sako (⚽️90+4)
The featured game this week was Leicester City against Crystal Palace. The game saw Christian Benteke score Crystal Palace first away goal in over 900 minutes, then Wilfred Zaha made it two with a goal in the 40th minute. The second half saw birthday boy Ndidi sent off for Leicester with a second yellow card for an awful dive in the box. The game finished with a late superb curling strike from Sako (Crystal Palace midfielder). So overall a massive surprise result in the early PL kick off.
As always on Between the Lines team news from all five Premier League three’o’clock kick offs was delivered to the listeners.
Although the season has just ended the previews have just began. I looked at the comfirmed 2018 calendar and was happy to see the return of the French GP!
This weeks music selection was a real mix from the radio edit of Green Day – American Idiot to Bob Marley – Sun is Shining!
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Today on Between the Lines I was Joined by SON an electro-alternate duo.
In July SON released an EP called reflections, we listened to this EP throughout the show today! SON and myself spoke about the back story and the creative process behind each track. Ryan and Daniel also talked about the used of ambience in their track “New Beginnings”. Another subject we discussed was all about the wide range of music the two lads listen too and how it can influence all the different sounds of SON.
To find SON’s EP and all their musical content check out their Band Camp account (SON–UK)
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Two Derbys were taking place.
1. The Old Firm – So of course this Derby consists of Rangers and Celtic. In this game we saw Celtic victorious away at the Ibrox Stadium, a defeat that all Rangers fans would despise. The opener was scored by Australian international Tom Rogic, the second from Leigh Griffiths a man who was scored 66 goals in 75 apps for Celtic.
2. The London Derby – This one ended up being the more interesting of the two. West Ham against Spurs at the London Stadium. Two first halve goals from Harry Kane put Spurs in a good position going into the second half. The second 45 started well for Spurs as Eriksen made it 3-0 for Tottenham away from home, soon after Serge Aurier was sent for an early shower as he received his second yellow in 6 minutes. Soon after this red card Hernandez grabbed a goal back and gave West Ham a lifeline, the Hammers gave it a good go but it wasn’t enough a late goal by Kouyate made it 3-2 to Spurs.
The show also featured a preview to a boxing match between 2012 British Gold medalist “Luke Campbell” who faces the WBA World Light Weight Champion Jorge Linares, in a battle for the belt!
“The Top Ten Football Fans Bases in the World” was this weeks Top 10, inspired by Celtic being nominated for the best fan base in “The Best Awards”. This list saw the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Boca Juniors, Napoli and Celtics supporters get a mention.
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This weekend on Between the Lines we were joined by Alan Mason, who was in the studio to talk about Frankie’s Classic Car & Bike Fest in aid of Saint Francis Hospice.
Alan gave us a few previews for what is coming up for the event taking place on Sunday the 3rd of September at the Ford Technical Centre, Dunton. Included will be celebrations of the 15th anniversary for the Mk1 Ford Focus and the 25th anniversary of the Escort Cosworth.
Alan Masom. Frankie’s Car Fest
The event has something for everyone, including the rockabilly band the 501s playing live and the Hornchurch Jive Bombers swinging in style.
This weekend on Between the Lines we looked back at Friday evening’s football action, at the start of the season.
Sky Bet Championship
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Milwall
Barrie McKay with a storming goal.
Sunderland 1-1 Derby
Lewis Grabban equaliser from the penalty spot for the home team at the Stadium of light.
Also looking back at the evening before’s Rugby League.
Huddersfield 36-6 Wakefield Trinity
Hull FC 32-16 Salford
Leeds Rhinos 32-16 Wigan Warriors
Where a Stevie Ward hat-trick helped the Rhinos to a 32-16 win.
In the show itself we were looking at the Ladbrokes Premiership 12.30 kick-off between Celtic & Hearts. Ending with the home side winning 4-1 at Celtic Park.
National League action kept us occupied with the 12.30 kick-off.
Sutton United 2-0 Leyton Orient was the final score At Gander Green Lane.
In cricket, the 4th test between England & South Africa
At Old Trafford.
England leading the series 2-1.
We also looked ahead to other local sides with 3.00 kick-offs.
Sky Bet League One
3pm Southend United v Blackburn Rovers
Southend starting the season as play-off favourites. Blackburn start as favourites to win the championship.
Sky Bet League Two
3pm Accrington Stanley v Colchester United
John McGreal’s team travel to the Wham Stadium.
3pm Dagenham & Redbridge v Barrow
John Still’s team at home for the first match of the season.