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Neil Gits FA Cup Fever

14th August 2021
Posted by Neil Matthew

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It’s no secret to regular listeners of my show that I am a keen football fan and love visiting teams in the lower levels to see matches and photograph their homes. Not having been able to catch any action live in the flesh for so long, you can imagine I had quite a list of places I wanted to go by the the time the very first round of the FA Cup came around last Saturday and was longing to hear the click of the turnstiles as I entered the ground, feel a shiny new matchday programme in my hands, see the corner flags flapping in the breeze and smell the burgers cooking in the food bar. It’s teams at the level of East Thurrock United / Bowers & Pitsea or below that I enjoy going to the best, but the “Extra Preliminary Round” of the FA Cup is too early even for small clubs like them and having been to virtually every club in Essex over the years, I was struggling to find a match to see that was not too far away from home for my return pitchside.

Problem solved ! A good look through the fixtures brought up Stanway Rovers just this side of Colchester, and what a good choice it was ! I really enjoyed the occasion all round, especially as the home side scored a late winning goal and I was in the perfect spot at the time to see it close up ! Now I hope to continue to work through my very long “must do” list every Saturday whenever practical – I’ve been deprived of my fix too long ! – and like you, I may well find myself on the way home within eearshot of Gateway 97.8FM in the car between 5pm & 7pm and be able to hear at least some of the ‘Repeat Play’ of my show. You can of course also listen online whenever you wish via the “Listen Again” section of this website, but there’s nothing like hearing top tunes in the car on the radio after taking in a good footy match !

This Week’s Tunes – Monday 9th August

Imagination – Flashback

Archie Bell & Drells – Old People

D.C.R. – Positive Vibes

Cameo – Word Up (12” Extended Version)

Cheryl Lynn – I’ve Got Just What You Need

Dimitris Dimopoulos/Linda Anagnostopoulou-Own Pace

Freddie McGregor – Tease My Love

Randy Hall – Bring It On Home

Ray Goodman & Brown – Special Lady

Moments – Nine Times

Stevie Wonder – Superstition (REENO Mix)

Atlantic Starr – Cool Calm Collected

The Paul Bailey Sound – Take A Walk In The Moonlight

Garcia Walker Durrell-Get Into Your Life (Tom Moulton Radio Edit)

David Grant & Jaki Graham – Mated

Mac & Katie Kissoon – Sugar Candy Kisses

Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – It Takes Two

Sugar Rainbow – Game Of Love

Rich Beggar – Pretty Brown Eyes

The Chimes – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Cool Notes – You’re Never Too Young (Steve Mac Mellow Mix)

Diana Ross – Work That Body

Ronnie Foster – Happy Song

Feel free to get in touch with your soulful request or just for a mention on the show – post on “The Old Gits Soul Show” page on Facebook or message me personally …

E-mail: [email protected] or send a text message to (01268)833978.

The Old Gits Soul Show is on Gateway 97.8 in Basildon & East Thurrock and also around the world via www.gateway978.com from 7pm–9pm every Monday, also repeated on Saturday evening from 5pm–7pm, plus you can hear it again anytime you like via the “Listen Again” button on the Gateway website – search “Cool Soul” !

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