Grow4Joe charity match a success

leukaemiaLast Saturday, we played a charity football match against 7Waves in aid of Grow4Joe at Kirklands, home of Cammell Laird FC.

The game featured some fantastic former Tranmere players in Chris Malkin, Gareth Roberts, Andy Parkinson, Georges Santos, Andy Robinson and Kenny Irons as well as ex-Premier League stars in Frank Sinclair and Ade Akinbiyi. They were all fantastic alongside the superb supporters who made up the rest of the two squads.

It was a good game of football with Totally Tranmere taking a 2-0 lead in the first half through an own goal and a Matty Smith penalty. 7Waves came back strongly and inspired by Andy Robinson, they scored three goals to overturn the scoreline and take a 3-2 win.

The most important part of the day was the fundraising and we managed to raise a sum of around £3,500 split between Grow4Joe and 7waves with an attendance of around 250 at the match and then some fantastic money raised from a sporting memorabilia auction and raffles in the evening.

I must say a huge thank you to everybody involved. To all the pros who gave up their time to star in the game, all the supporters who paid a donation to play, all the people who attended to come and watch and buy auction lots and raffle tickets to help us raise a great sum, you are all stars. And of course big thanks to Adam Siddorn of 7waves who did a lot of organising for the event and obviously his team.

There is still a bit of fundraising remaining. We have DVDs of the match for sale including the full game, pre and post-match interviews with the star names (and Paul Harper) and a host of fantastic photos from the event. They are priced at £5 with all proceeds going to Grow4Joe and 7waves. If you’d like one, get in touch with Paul Harper on twitter @paulharper82 or via email paulharper82@gmail.com.

#Grow4Joe charity match – Saturday 10th May 5:30pm ko

leukaemiaOn Saturday 10th May at Cammell Laird FC, we are fundraising and raising awareness for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (registered charity no. 216032) in support of the #Grow4Joe campaign for Tranmere winger Joe Thompson.charitymatch-poster

The event kicks off with a pro-am football match which starts at 5:30pm between Totally Tranmere Podcast & 7Waves Radio featuring a number of top former Tranmere players including Andy Robinson, Andy Parkinson, Chris Malkin, Kenny Irons, Gareth Roberts and Georges Santos as well as a couple of ex-Premier League players in the form of Frank Sinclair and Ade Akinbiyi.

In the 7th minute of the match, as has been happening during Tranmere matches this season, we will be holding a minute’s applause in support of Joe.

The Totally Tranmere team will be managed by Paul Harper and is made up of Tranmere supporters including former The Apprentice candidate Christopher Farrell.

charity-match-posterAfter the football, we will move into the Cammell Laird Social Club for an evening of entertainment with a sporting memorabilia auction (signed items donated to us by Tranmere Rovers, Everton & Liverpool among others), raffles, live music from Jennifer Jewell and a comedian.

It should be a great evening of football and fun, so please come and join us and help us raise money for a great cause.

Admission prices: Adults £3 (£5), Concessions £1 (£2) – price in brackets is for both the match and evening function. You can pay on the door on the day.

Location: Cammell Laird FC, St Peters Road, Rock Ferry, CH42 1PY.

Saturday 10th May – Charity match

leukaemiaOn Saturday 10th May at Cammell Laird FC, we are fundraising and raising awareness for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (registered charity no. 216032) in support of the #Grow4Joe campaign for Tranmere winger Joe Thompson.charitymatch-poster

The event kicks off with a pro-am football match which starts at 5:30pm between Totally Tranmere Podcast & 7Waves Radio featuring a number of top former Tranmere players including Andy Robinson, Andy Parkinson, Chris Malkin, Kenny Irons, Gareth Roberts and Georges Santos as well as a couple of ex-Premier League players in the form of Frank Sinclair and Ade Akinbiyi.

In the 7th minute of the match, as has been happening during Tranmere matches this season, we will be holding a minute’s applause in support of Joe.

The Totally Tranmere team will be managed by Paul Harper and is made up of Tranmere supporters including former The Apprentice candidate Christopher Farrell.

charity-match-posterAfter the football, we will move into the Cammell Laird Social Club for an evening of entertainment with a sporting memorabilia auction (signed items donated to us by Tranmere Rovers, Everton & Liverpool among others), raffles, live music from Jennifer Jewell and a comedian.

It should be a great evening of football and fun, so please come and join us and help us raise money for a great cause.

Admission prices: Adults £3 (£5), Concessions £1 (£2) – price in brackets is for both the match and evening function. You can pay on the door on the day.

Location: Cammell Laird FC, St Peters Road, Rock Ferry, CH42 1PY.

Episode 26 – Deep In Trouble

ttpTranmere have appointed a new chief executive in Jeremy Butler. We give you some background on the new CEO and discuss what impact he might make on the club.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro has returned from a loan spell, can he help Tranmere in their relegation fight?

And we look ahead to a massive game for Rovers when they take on Colchester United on Saturday.

Don’t forget, you can hear the podcast plus a whole host of other Tranmere shows on Rover Radio, details of how to listen are at http://roverradio.co.uk/listen

Episode 24 – Takeover Talk!

ttpIt’s another packed podcast this week with plenty of news to discuss from Prenton Park.

Chairman Peter Johnson has indicated that a sale of Tranmere Rovers is close to being finalised, we discuss what that means to the club and hear the thoughts of caretaker manager John McMahon and former manager and physio Les Parry.

We also take a look at matters on the pitch with injury concerns over midfield duo James Wallace and Jason Koumas.

And we look ahead to another big game with Tranmere’s trip to Port Vale this weekend. Can Rovers kick on from that 3-2 win over Notts County and pick up back-to-back victories for the first time this season?

You can listen to the podcast in a multitude of different ways. It will be played on our new project Rover Radio throughout the day at regular intervals online at www.roverradio.co.uk/listen. You can download the show from http://totally-tranmere.podomatic.com or from the iTunes Store. Or you can simply click play on the podPlayer below.

Episode 22 – Will Fonners get his Wales chance?

ttpIt’s a packed Totally Tranmere Podcast again this week.

Matthew and Paul discuss Lorraine Rogers resigning from the board of directors and what impact that may have on the club.

Stephen Arthurworrey has extended his loan for another month, we talk about his progress at Prenton Park.

Owain Fon Williams has been called up again for Wales, will he finally get his chance on the pitch for the national side?

And we look ahead to a BIG game at the weekend with the trip to Stevenage.

Charity match – Saturday 10th May

joethompsonOn Saturday 10th May, we are hosting our 3rd annual charity match with 7Waves at Cammell Laird Football Club in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in support of Tranmere winger Joe Thompson and his initiative #Grow4Joe.

It is a pro-am game with our team made up of Tranmere supporters along with some former Rovers players.

After the match, there will be a function in the social club with food and drink, a live singer and a comedian along with an auction and raffles throughout the evening.

We are currently looking for items for the auction and the raffles. If you have anything you would like to donate for us, they would be extremely gratefully received. Please contact Paul Harper on paulharper82@gmail.com or on twitter @paulharper82 or @totaltranmere.

Full details on the charity event can be found here: http://totallytranmerepodcast.co.uk/charity-game/

Episode 20 – What formation should we use?

ttpThis week’s podcast debates which formation would be best suited to the players we have available. 4-4-2, 4-3-3, diamond midfield, which would be the best for us?

As well as that, we look forward to this weekend’s trip to Bristol City and we discuss the impact that Matthew Kennedy has had since joining from Everton after news that he has prolonged his loan for another month.

We also read out your tweets on last week’s question of former Tranmere players you’d like to see back at Prenton Park. And we set a new question – What is the worst weather conditions you have watched a match in? Tweet us @rover_radio or email roverradio1884@gmail.com.

Don’t forget that you can hear much more Tranmere content on our new internet radio station called Rover Radio. All the latest news from the club, press conference highlights and plenty of interviews too. Log on to http://roverradio.co.uk to listen online.

You can download this week’s podcast from iTunes and http://totally-tranmere.podomatic.com or simply press play on the PodPlayer below. Enjoy the show!

Episode 19: The loan rangers stay in town

ttpOn this week’s podcast, we discuss the loan extensions for defenders Steven Arthurworrey and Matthew Pennington and ask if they are really necessary?

We take a look ahead to the weekend game against Preston at Prenton Park, can Rovers get back to back wins for the first time this season?

And given Preston’s trio of former Tranmere players, we ask which former Tranmere player would you most like to bring back to Prenton Park? Tweet us @totaltranmere or @rover_radio or email roverradio1884@gmail.com

Don’t forget, you can hear the podcast and a host of other Tranmere features on Rover Radio, our new 24/7 Tranmere Rovers internet radio station – by the fans for the fans. Tune in at www.roverradio.co.uk

Episode 18: Rover Radio is born!

ttpThe Totally Tranmere Podcast has a new home on Rover Radio (www.roverradio.co.uk) but it will continue to be available via download.

The new station will first broadcast the podcast every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm and then it will be repeated throughout the day along with other content such as ex-player interviews and documentaries.

There will be new shows launched in the coming days so keep an eye on the website www.roverradio.co.uk for updates.

On the podcast this week, we discuss the dismal defeat against Rotherham and former Rovers full-back Gareth Roberts was at the game and gives us his views on the game along with ex-Tranmere striker Simon Haworth. Also on the agenda is the poor attendances, Jason Koumas and we look forward (if that’s the right expression) to the trip to MK Dons on Saturday.

You can listen to the podcast on Rover Radio (repeated throughout the day), by downloading for free via the iTunes Store or simply by clicking play on the PodPlayer below.