In last week’s column I looked back over 2018 and selected three highlights from the year. This time round I want to rub the magic lamp and when the football genie appears ask that he would grant me the following three wishes.
Retain the JD Welsh Premier League
In my time at Park Hall I’ve never seen anything less than a title win for the team come the end of the season. Not only is it an excellent feeling to lift the trophy after ultimate domestic success but it opens the door to UEFA Champions League football.
When you work in the beautiful game you want to experience success, and especially after living the good life, you don’t want to settle for anything less.
Lift the JD Welsh Cup
With exit from the other knockout competitions, this remains the last hope of cup success this season. As well as the desire to be the best that we can on the field, this is also my favourite competition. It doesn’t carry the prestige of the league, and certainly doesn’t open the same doors, but the history associated with the Welsh Cup means it’s number one for me.
As well as the corporate desires that revolve around the team, there is also a personal one that is important. With a three-hour round trip every time I visit Park Hall, plus the travelling from there to venues across Wales, I do spend a lot of time on the road.
When you take into account that working in media is anything but a 9-5, Monday to Friday affair, but rather something that covers seven days a week, there is commitment involved.
You can only do that and give your best when you’re happy, otherwise it becomes a burden.
Just like I want the best for the team on the pitch I also want the same for myself off it. I want to be the best that I can be and although no-one is 100% happy all the time, nevertheless I want to be firmly on the right side of the line.
Happy hens lay the best eggs.
The lead image is from our visit to Denmark in the UEFA Europa league. Welsh football and BBC Final Score man, Marc Webber, picked it as one of his top nine photographs of 2018. I love it because of the look on the girls’ faces. I had only met them seconds before as they were walking past us in the stand and started talking to them on TNS Radio. They look so comfortable and relaxed and that shows that we’re doing the right thing.
Rev’s Ramblings is my weekly TNS blog, written from a personal perspective, following my adventures with the champions of Wales. Read past entries HERE