SSFC – Double vase delight

A new Sports Show for Croydon hits the airwaves tonight from 8pm featuring Croydon and AFC Croydon Athletic and highlights from their FA Vase encounters from the weekend. It’s the first time SSFC (either on CSN or when it was on Croydon Radio) that there have been two games covered. The production of the highlights packages is quite labour-intensive on Audacity but it’s really fun to stick it all together.

Just a note about the perils of recording and parenting at the same time. Or rarenting as it will doubtless become known. I missed the Fisher midfielder, Jamie Taylor, picking up a 2nd yellow card while taking my son to the boardroom toilets at Champion Hill. I might also sound a bit shaky in the end of game summary. That’s because my boy banged his face and being blessed with a nose like Niagra Falls gushed ‘claret’ everywhere. I am so grateful for the amazingly talented Fisher physio Emily ‘Chopper’ Sawyer for taking such great care of my wounded soldier. Within minutes she’d cleaned him up, checked for any breaks and determined he wasn’t in pain. And of course being pitchside, he couldn’t resist running onto the hallowed turf with a ball. I also need to thank the Fisher chairman’s daughter for being so helpful and looking after our buggies.

Enjoy the show. No other station spills as much blood bringing you the best local sport and fantastic music.

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The return of SSFC

Sunday night saw the return of SSFC – The Sports Show for Croydon. The pre-recorded show was broadcast at http://www.croydonsn.com at 8.30 and can be heard at that time every night until Friday. The podcast is also available on the website.

When SSFC was originally broadcast on Croydon Radio, it went out live and using the excellent studio meant we could have interviews, breaking fixture news and engagement with anyone who interacted through the Shoutbox facility. Croydon Sports Noise doesn’t have access to a studio – as I’m sure you will have guessed it’s a bloke with a laptop – but the new SSFC tries to recreate the ‘spirit’ of the old with new decent music, match highlights and a focus on local sports. We avoid Palace and Surrey because other people do them, and do them very well.

Technically the new SSFC requires a lot of cutting and pasting on Audacity which was a lot of fun. I recorded the links late at night which gives the Bob Harris effect – I should be introducing Charlie Parker rather than Croydon v Whyteleafe. But ultimately it was really enjoyable and as exciting for me now as it was then.

Hopefully the show and the station can evolve. Thanks for reading and for listening.

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