Rev's Ramblings

Are you out and about in Oswestry on Wednesday mornings? If so, make sure you come and say hello to the #TNSTownTour (we like our hashtags at TNS) team. As well as connecting with businesses, we are also engaging with the general public.

Depending on the weather, we are either in the indoor or the outdoor market. One thing is for sure though, we always have some silverware with us. You know what they say, if you’ve got it flaunt it, and TNS certainly has plenty to shout about on the trophy front.

We always give people the opportunity to have their photograph taken with a cup and that is an offer that is usually taken up. Last week we chatted with a couple on vacation from New Zealand and they were thrilled to pose with the Welsh FA Cup.

Of course, we also took the opportunity to tell them of our own Kiwi connection, in the form of Greg Draper. If you watched the recent chat with the striker on TNS TV then, if you weren’t aware already, you’ll now know he has a full New Zealand international cap.

So, how does a young man from the south-west of England end up playing for a nation the other side of the globe? Well, that’s exactly what we asked him as we chatted. To find out the answer for yourself, go to YouTube and search TNS TV.

This Thursday we see a new feature launched via the social media team. At the time of writing we are still deliberating on the exact title, but it will be a weekly TNS Radio feature. Bringing news, chat and features from Park Hall hosted by yours truly, our first guest is our Chief Operating Officer, Ian Williams.

Do you have a question for Ian? If so, let me have it before Wednesday when the show will be recorded. In addition, fancy being our guest on a future programme? Again, get in touch. I can sense another hashtag coming on. #ByTheFansForTheFans

Finally, although it was goalless I enjoyed the away day to sunny Rhyl on Saturday. We had Kevin Marriott and Jonny Drury the press officers from Haverfordwest County and Newtown respectively, live on air. It was great to chat with them.

In addition we went international with Graeme Kirkham and Dave Cleaton all the way from Greece, although the shy chef, Murdo Bailey, stayed in the proverbial kitchen at parties.

And when Sam Thomas said the next caller was a ‘mystery guest’ I was pleasantly surprised to hear my two-year old granddaughter, Nyah, on the line! Although my wife has called, she still did the talking herself!