This week we welcomed Staines Town manager Drax Hippolyte and captain Tommy Brewer in the studio to co-host the show.
The show also includes plenty of football news, interviews and chat as Hayden Bird (manager of Merstham FC), Jamie Howell (manager of Bognor Regis), Ian Chapman (manager of Burgess Hill Town), Bradley Quinton (manager of Enfield Town), Alan Douson (manager of Hampton & Richmond), Ant Jupp (manager of Horley Town) and Paul Walker (manager of Crawley Wasps LFC) all joined us.
There were the usual fun and games including Higher or Lower, Get To Know Your Club (with Lingfield FC) and co-host Dara Wilson and producer Luke went head to head on the Non-League Football Quiz.
This weeks radio show saw a double-whammy of co-hosts. In the first hour Frank Wilson, manager of Tooting & Mitcham United and Sol Patterson-Bohner, captain of the team join us. As league leaders of the Ryman South Division One, it was only right to bring Dorking Wanderers’ (who are currently 2nd in the league, just 3 points behind Tooting) manager, Marc White into the mix, and he joined us on the line.
In the second hour, Dom Rolfe (vocalist) and Tom Drakeley-Burr (drummer) of Nobodies Birthday joined us to co-host. After staying top of the Three Match Ban(d)s league table for 364 days, retaining their title mirrored the fall of Leicester City…
In celebration of Nobodies Birthday joining us in the studio, Higher or Lower was a special edition. Instead of the usual topic of Transfer Fees, on Tuesday night it was all about Birthday’s. ‘Nobodies Birthday’? Riyad Mahrez and Phil Jones, to name a few both celebrated their birthday on show day.
With the forfeit of equipment duty there to avoid, Listen Again to the show to see if it was Frank or Sol taking on the task.
In the first hour, Katie Shanahan interviews Peter Adeniyi, the player/ manager of Carshalton Athletic and Darren Freeman, the manager of Lewes.
The full post-match press conference with Paul Doswell, following Sutton’s fantastic FA Cup run and performance against Arsenal can be found in hour 2.
Also in hour 2, Dara Wilson interviews James Cameron, manager of Banstead Athletic, who are currently top of the Combined Counties Division One.
Into hour 3, and it kicks off with One-On-One, this week with Redhill FC. The Non-League Football Quiz and debutant feature A-B-C-D-E F.C. provided competition to the studio, with Katie wanting to once more be the ranked as the person in the studio with the ‘Best Non-League Knowledge’.
Hour 3 also sees Ben Eltham interview Lee Bradbury of Havant & Waterlooville, and Junior Kadi of Dulwich Hamlet.
In this week’s Coaches Corner with the Surrey FA, the talking point was the new Level 2 Coaching course.
This week we welcomed the Vice Chairman, Manager and Captain of Crystal Palace Ladies FC to co-host the show. Despite missing a training session to be in the studio, a fitness forfeit was up for the taking when Dean and Freya went head-to-head in Higher Or Lower. With only one winner, you’ll have to listen below to see who will be doing extra laps in Thursdays training session…
The key discussions in the first hour include: the Women’s football pyramid, Crystal Palace’s phenomenal contributions to girls and ladies football (24 teams!) and ambitions of Super League Two.
The show also includes plenty of Ryman football chat, both Premier and South- From top scorer, to top of the league, to season targets. Marc White (manager of Dorking Wanderers’), Jamie Howell (manager of Bognor Regis), Frank Wilson (manager of Tooting & Mitcham United), Matt Blake (striker for Leiston, and current top scorer of the Ryman Premier), Malcolm Porter (manager of South Park) and Junior Kadi (Dulwich Hamlet) all joined us.
Gavin Gordon of Redhill FC also came on the show, his side are currently battling for top spot of the Combined Counties Division One, and have had a very impressive unbeaten run!
Coaches Corner welcomed the Surrey FA, and they share with us how they can help you. Craig Hicks, Mike Gilham, Emma Barnes, Peter Augustine all share with us their roles, and answer scenario questions.
Who Am I? and The Final Whistle both make a comeback, and debutant feature The Non-League Football Quiz makes the starting line up. With bragging rights up for grabs, and dishes in the sink, who out of our co-presenters and producers has the best and worst non-league knowledge?
Three Match Ban(d)s welcomed The Sheratones and OVER-SCORE to take on the Quick-Fire Quiz, position themselves in the League Table and introduce their music.
Team Line-Up: Luke Prior, Ben Eltham, Remy Sylvester, Dara Wilson and Katie Shanahan.
The Sheratones are an indie-pop rock band comprising of four individuals, with plenty of charisma and personality, from Woking. By matching up razor sharp riffs, melodic vocals and rhythmic grooves to create a sound reminiscent of the best of British rock and pop from the 50’s to present.
The Sheratones were described by James Chappell of Get Surrey as:
“Woking Rockers with an anarchic Arctic Monkeys-esque sneer”
The entire band, (all 58 of them!) crammed into a car to connect to us via conference call to take part in Three Match Ban(d)s. Out of Johnny (bassist), Adam (drummer), James (guitarist) and Matt (singer/ guitarist), it was Adam who was nominated the ‘football expert’ of the band. You can Listen Again below to see how he fared up against the clock.
This week we invited Dorking Wanderers Manager Marc White, and Non-League Journalist Kaylee Seckington to co-host the show. With two guests in the studio, it was a no brainer to have our hosts go head-to-head in brand new feature, Higher Or Lower.
In “New Year, New Me” fashion, we also debuted One On One, and Charlwood Village were the first club to take the stand.
Our Three Match Ban(d)s guests included Glaswegian rockers, The Hollows and local, indie-rockers Dead Natives.
Our show debate discussed the importance of winning in youth football, to which we welcomed a host of guests to share their views. As ever, we had one-on-one exclusive interviews with both management and players involved in the local scene. Please see full line-up below:
Paul Doswell (Sutton United), Malcolm Porter (South Park), Jamie Daultry (Frimley Green), Drax Hippolyte (Staines Town), Hayden Bird (Merstham), Frank Wilson (Tooting & Mitcham), Chris Haigh (East Grinstead/ Komarni Football), Daniel Ajakaiye (Whyteleafe/ Komarni Football), Dan Turkington (Godalming Town), Charlwood Village FC, Peter Augustine (Surrey FA), Alex (Eastbourne Town U12), John Devlin (Merstham Youth) and Darren (Horley Town U9).
Dead Natives are a 4-piece alternative rock band from Surrey/London, who formed in the summer of 2016. With two singles under their belt, ‘The Love I Have’ and ‘Rollercoaster Scream’ both receiving great reception, and with their debut EP only nine days from release (13-01-2017), Dead Natives have been described as a band to watch out for in 2017.
Frontman Liam joined BOTN to discuss the bands upcoming release and of course, football. You can listen to the full interview below:
On our December Sussex & Surrey Football Show, Merstham FC manager Hayden Bird was our co-host. Merstham have had a busy season so far, including an FA Cup run through to the 1st Round. Listen to his highlights from the show below.