Whose side are you on?

So the nightmare draw has arrived in the FA Vase.  Fisher FC, the team I’ve followed for 12 years since moving to London will play AFC Croydon Athletic, one of the featured teams on Croydon Sport Noise.

At the Fish and Rams level, the Vase represents the only chance of getting to Wembley (though the Trams of Croydon get to play them in the league… <cue tumbleweed>).  For Fisher, the revenue any cup run would generate is essential given the potential for them to move back close to their former ground in Rotherhithe.  For the Rams, to achieve that in their 2nd year of existence would be a miracle, allied to the return to the KT Stadium. 

For me, I find it easy to fall in love with football clubs – Fisher stole my heart with a 2-2 home draw against Dorchester Town.  AFC gave me their chairman as my first interviewee on SSFC – The Sports Show for Croydon.  I love Croydon too, not least for the coaching staff who wind up being ‘gamesmakers’ and run as far as Mo Farah during every home game when the ball gets tonked into the long jump pit.

I’ve already pledged to be neutral and record highlights for broadcast on the station – it’ll be a horrible afternoon for one of ‘my’ teams whatever happens.

This is Croydon Sport Noise

It’s customary on these occasions to start with a manifesto of what you intend to achieve with your clean, fresh, untainted blog. Maybe that’ll come later.

For now, I’d like to promote my internet radio station. It runs 24 hours a day and can be found at http://www.croydonsn.com. At the moment it’s playing 3 shows compiled of clips from the shows I presented on Croydon Radio (www.croydonradio.com) called SSFC – The Sport Show for Croydon.

My next move will be to develop the killer playlist – inspired by stations such as Garbage Panda (www.garbagepanda.net) I like the idea of sharing some of my music collection so that when I’m doing the washing up I’ve got a good chance of hearing something I like.

I’m also exploring web development and social media, something incredibly overdue, but interesting all the same. My experience on Croydon Radio has made me thankful for anyone who follows on Twitter or listens to the show – the same gratitude will prevail in everything branded with Croydon Sport Noise.

Anyway as this is veering towards pledges and promises I’ll make my excuses and go play with tags and stuff. Speak soon.