Croydon Sport Noise has moved

Croydon Sport Noise has moved so please update your links in accordance with your favourite media player

*  Winamp, iTunes     http://centovav3.shoutstream.co.uk/tunein/sc_3gbna.pls
*  Windows Media Player     http://centovav3.shoutstream.co.uk/tunein/sc_3gbna.asx
*  Real Player     http://centovav3.shoutstream.co.uk/tunein/sc_3gbna.ram
*  QuickTime     http://centovav3.shoutstream.co.uk/tunein/sc_3gbna.qtl

We’re still playing out the same fantastic range of music, and will be adding new sports shows very soon – remember you can catch the Best of SSFC from our new podcast library.

And we’re changing and plugging our website at croydonsn.com

Thanks for listening

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Podcast library now up on croydonsn.com

I’ve finally sorted out a podcast library so that people can listen or download the Best of SSFC shows I recorded over the summer without needing to hope that I’m updating the main playlist or… indeed… that the one they wanted to listen to was playing.

The Best of SSFC podcasts try and capture some of the spirit of SSFC – The Sport Show for Croydon that was broadcast on Croydon Radio.  There was always a dual role for SSFC – local sport (trying to encourage attendance and participation without focussing on the big sides in the area) and playing music that I liked (and to be fair precious few other DJs on the station played).  Obviously I could achieve the one I was in control of, but the former… well it was enjoyable none the less.

The show had its critic, but I’d like to think people appreciated the sentiment behind what I was trying to do with it (even if the execution might have been lacking).

Croydon Sport Noise gives me the freedom now to play the music I (and hopefully others) want to hear all the time – a lot of it I haven’t heard myself, so doing the washing up with the radio on takes on a whole exciting dimension.  And there will be further incarnations of SSFC which I’ll let you know about as and when they are recorded.

For now, enjoy the music, and the shows, and let me know what you think.

CSN

Contrasting fortunes on the first day of the season

Despite Croydon losing their manager and a number of players over the summer, it was the Trams who fared better on the first day of the season, winning away at Frimley Green 4-1 in the Combined Counties League Premier Division.

The arguably more settled Rams lost at home in controversial circumstances conceding a goal in each period of stoppage time at the end of each half, with the one marking the end of the first 45 minutes being offside, and the one at the end of the game seeing Dean Rose receive a red card. 

August 3rd is very early to start the season –  let’s hope both teams are in the running come April.

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.