Rev's Ramblings – Podcasts and Radio Shows

It was great to interview the club’s latest signing, Ryan Brobbel, recently for TNS TV. On the pitch, post-match, immediately following the Newtown game, as always it made the weekly podcast (episode 27). I thought he came over really well, as indeed do all the players.

There will be another interview with him coming up soon though, this time a general one. Have you got a question you’d like me to ask him? It can be about football or Ryan the person, either way let me know and I’ll choose some to put to him.

The latest addition to my collection
The latest addition to my collection

It’s all Brobz at the moment as he was also the cover boy on the MBi Llandudno programme. This season I’ve been getting mine signed and they do make an impressive personal collection. Above everything else, I’m a fan.

Talking of the podcast, the current one (episode 28) kicks off on the Park Hall balcony chatting with Kieran Lee-Birch. There is some great stuff going on in the TNS Academy, plus I ask Kieran with the current season drawing to an end, how can kids get involved next time round. If that’s relevant for you then make sure you check it out.

Always there but never heard or seen, the other half of the TNS TV team also features in the latest TNS Radio Football Show, to give the podcast its full title. I chat with Sam Thomas specifically about our post-match interviews, in one of the corridors at a busy Park Hall.

Clint Jones, Welsh ground-hopper
Clint Jones, Welsh ground-hopper

I like the term ground-hopper because of what it encapsulates, and it’s quite common to see blogs published on social media from those who pursue the challenge of taking in new stadiums. One such poster in Welsh football is Clint Jones, who runs the 94th Minute blog.

What’s that all about? Is it the Welsh equivalent of Fergie time? Well, not only have we had Clint on TNS Radio for the last couple of games but I’m going to get him on a podcast in the future as well. In the meantime, search for his blog on the Internet.

It was great to have Martyn Naylor on with his son, Frankie
It was great to have Martyn Naylor on with his son, Frankie

Prior to the MBi Llandudno game, Park Hall’s stadium announcer Keith Weaver said that we may well have a special guest lined up. It’s when he mentioned the connection with England’s greatest team, Wolverhampton Wanderers, that I guessed correctly.

His brother played left back for the mighty Molineux men for a number of seasons. Yes, none other than TNS ex-player, Martyn Naylor, joined us on air for a chat with his son, Frankie. You can check out Martyn via the ‘listen again’ facility on the TNS radio link on the club home page.

Chairman Mike also put in an appearance live on air
Chairman Mike also put in an appearance live on air

One of the things I love about doing TNS Radio is the interaction, which takes several forms. One of them is via Twitter, where we communicate with people around the world. It’s been great in recent weeks having Paolo Fabrizio on from all the way across the pond in Ontario, Canada.

If you’re familiar with the show then you’ll know we have a TNS Radio cake, well Paolo is a baker himself and Sam Thomas usually sends him a ‘virtual’ piece through the airwaves. Well, at the last game Paolo sent us one back. Very impressive, eh? (See what I did there?)

Cake from Canada
Cake from Canada

We had a number of people who went for TNS to beat MBi Llandudno 2-0 so well done to Tallie Brazier, Jeff Pearson, John Salvi, Brandon Arthur and yours truly who all #BeatTheBelle

Poor Cortez, who came so close with his 2-1, is yet to get one right yet. Although I’m forever teasing him, it does show how difficult it is. Fancy having a go yourself? Just send me your prediction and you’re in the mix.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 15), Mr. Belle goes for Bala Town 1 TNS 3. Can you #BeatTheBelle? Then on Saturday (March 19) for another bite of the Belle cherry this week, he goes for The New Saints to edge gap Connah’s Quay 2-1 in Flintshire.

Finally, I hope you’ve enjoyed the expansion of Rev’s Ramblings the last couple of weeks with added photographs. The feedback has certainly been very positive. What about the embedded tweet above? Fancy getting one of yours in the column? Tweet us on the @tnsfc account during a show and see if you make it! Don’t forget to use the hashtag though #TNSRadio.

Contact: stewart.bloor@tnsfc.co.uk