A Day In The Life – Behind The Media Scenes On Match Day In The JD Cymru Premier (Live Blogging)

6.00 a.m.

Up nice and early. It’s going to be a long day today, not that I’m complaining though, even though it’s work, it’s football,

It’s destination Pembrokeshire, as The New Saints take on Haverfordwest County in the top-flight of Welsh football, the JD Cymru Premier.

8.45 a.m.

On my way from home, in the south of Staffordshire, across Shropshire and then to Park Hall, where The New Saints play.

Although it’s a Welsh club, a move several years ago saw TNS located just across the border in England.

Berwick Rangers is the club that probably comes to mind when you think of team playing in a different country to where it is based.

10.15 a.m.

At Park Hall, light traffic so an easy journey.

10.30 a.m.

Before we set off for Haverfordwest, I’ve done a quick clip with Greg Draper.

Via the league, we are in partnership with the Welsh Blood Service (WBS), so it was a thank you to everyone who has donated blood and an encouragement to do so in the future.

Plus, thanking the WBS for the great work that they do.

10.45 a.m.

On the team bus, making our way initially on the A483 through Welshpool and Newtown, as we weave across Wales.

I enjoy football-related travel and the scenery is always magnificent when we cross the spine of the country.

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau. The land of my fathers. Indeed.

1.45 p.m.

Arrived at the Diplomat Hotel in Llanelli for pre-match food.

The journey was indeed very pleasant.

2.30 p.m.

Fed and watered and we’re on our way to Pembrokeshire. Next stop, Bridge Meadow Stadium, for a 5.15 p.m. kick-off, which is live on S4C.

5.00 p.m.

All set and ready to go. Done some video filming of interviews that went out live on S4C, as well as other footage.

I’ll be doing commentary on TNS Radio, so I’ll be looking forward to that very much indeed. If The New Saints win, it’s back to the top of the table.

6.00 p.m.

Half-time here in Pembrokeshire and it’s the home side who have a 1-0 lead. Prior to kick-off, our caretaker-manager, Chris Seargeant, gave me a mention in his S4C interview.

8.00 p.m.

It ended 2-1 to Haverfordwest County – just TNS’ second league defeat of the season.

I’m back on the team bus and we’ve just left the stadium, for the journey back to Park Hall. Hopefully I’ll get enough wi-fi to do post-match media.

8.30 p.m.

At least I’ve had a good signal, as we travel from west Wales. Due to really wind interference, had to edit the post-match interviews with Chris Seargeant and Blaine Hudson.

They’re both on one video.

9.00 p.m.

Internet still going strong, managed to upload a video from pre-match behind the scenes. The wind is strong at times but overall it’s ok.

12.15 a.m.

Arrived at Park Hall.

1.30 a.m.

Back home. I did say it was going to be a long day.

2.15 a.m.

Final post before I think about bed. Interviewing Chris Seargeant, following the game. Just received from Sam, who also works in TNS media.

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