Almost a year to the day and I am off on my travels again following the Northern Ireland football team. This time last year alongside Paulo and Rebecca from the radio show and Alex from the Cool FM news team we embarked on a journey we will never forget. The European Championships in France exceeded all of our expectations. It was the most amazing three weeks of hard work and exhilaration following our team and the fans around a truly great country.
The people were amazing and welcoming and the fans did our part of the world proud. The players had their moment, like the teams of ’58, ’82 & ’86 had before them. They wrote themselves into the footballing history of Northern Ireland and with France being so accessible thousands of fans followed them and created the most amazing memories for themselves. A year on and the team have put themselves in prime position to finish 2nd in their qualifying group and reach a play off for a place in the World Cup in Russia 2018.
(Northern Ireland Hero Johnny Evans joins the team in France)
The road to Russia has been great so far and fingers crossed that continues. Next stop, Azerbaijan and we are going to. Paulo, Rebecca and myself will present two special shows from the ‘land of fire’ on Friday 9th June (7am) and Saturday 10th June (9am) on Cool FM. Whilst we will reminisce about the journey we travelled last summer, this trip is about creating new memories, new stories and following our team who are currently on the crest of a wave. Follow our trip on Cool FM online and on air as we discover Azerbaijan.
Pete Snodden in Morning presents ‘Breakfast in Baku’ on Cool FM in association with Vauxhall. Friday 9th June, 7-10am & Saturday 10th June 9am – Midday.