On a Flintshire wing and a prayer
With TNS unbeaten in all domestic competitions this season, as we headed into Flintshire most would not have described Airbus’ chances as anything more than a wing and a prayer. However, as they say, all good things must come to an end, so on that front well done to the Wingmakers for their well-earned victory.
TNS Radio again had the luxury of taking over the press box, and we were in with the home fans, who needless to say were pretty passionate as they reflected the on-field activity. We soon developed a good rapport with them though and several joined us live on air.
Brian and Steve both expressed themselves very well and it was great to see their passion for Airbus coming through. We had three young girls in front of us who were also happy to say a few words. So well done to Lauren, Mia and Meesha for saying hello. Lauren is the daughter of Airbus’ coach Andy Thomas.
Getting to be quite a regular on the show, we also had our own Tallie Brazier again. It’s always great to see youngsters, who are not only the future of Welsh football but also the present, at games. So whether the home girls, or the contingent from the Saints that made the journey, ultimately it’s about the big picture.
John Salvi joined us on air. John is someone who I’ve got to know through Facebook and he’s been joining in with #BeatTheBelle, our just-for-fun competition. As he lives not too far away, he paid us a visit and it was great to connect. I asked John to share a few words.
“I would like to say what a super day I had at my first Welsh Premier League match. It was a super experience which I thoroughly enjoyed. To top it all I even got to go on air with Stewart on TNS radio which was great fun. Once again have to say I had a fab day at Airbus.”
Talking of #BeatTheBelle, we had a winner this week as Peter Miller went for 1-0 to Airbus. There were a number of entries that predicted draws and the usual volume of TNS wins, but just the one going for our opponents. Cortez himself went for 3-1 to The Saints.
Finally, Robert Parkin and Kimberley Ford were at the recent Aberystwyth game, where their son Charlie was the mascot. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves, which is great to hear of course, and this is what Kimberley said to me:
“It was amazing, thank you, Charlie really enjoyed it. I’d like to thank the hospitality people and TNS goalkeeper Paul Harrison for looking after Charlie on the pitch. Really amazing, thank you again.” Thanks Kimberley, I’ve passed on your thanks to both Paul and hospitality.