What’s the talk about ‘Terrace Talk’ and Lloyd?

14 Jan

Burnley visit Brentford tomorrow and the Bees will, no doubt, be looking to bounce back from Tuesday night’s defeat to Middlesbrough. Despite playing fantastically at times, that goal just wouldn’t come and, as such, we played the ultimate price. You know what happened by now though.

Instead, to coin that most jarring of phrases, “We go again” . Whilst ordinarily I’d suggest you file that one next to: “every little helps” (bad grammar that doesn’t actually mean anything), “expresso” (the word is espresso – is it that hard to pronounce the letter ‘s’ ?) and “You support Brentwood. In Essex?” as things to get under my skin, I’m kind of desperate for that to happen this time around.

All the plaudits in the world for nice approach play and some cracking chances don’t disguise the fact we lost. Albeit to the League leaders. But there was still plenty in there to inspire and give cause for optimism that we can go one better against Burnley in front of the TV cameras on Friday. And I can’t wait for that chance to come.

The other thing to emerge from Tuesday night’s game, and a subject we’ve not discussed as yet in this column, is the latest ‘Terrace Talk’ video. In a feature that seems somewhat familiar to those that Beesotted have being doing for years, the club have now jumped on the ‘fan interview’ bandwagon.

Hosted by matchday programme contributor Jo Tiley, the initial criticisms are obvious and I feel somewhat like a cat toying with a spider saying anything nasty on this one. It has been accused of being a blatant rip off of a fan produced feature introduced by a presenter who seemed to suffer from volume issues at first (the microphone is what helps us hear, there’s really no need to shout).

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Jo Tiley presents the latest edition of Terrace Talk

Yet.Yet.Yet… I love it. It shouldn’t work given the high profile comparison yet somehow it does and is fast becoming cult viewing. The interviews feature a good cross section of guests – both fans and club figures. Vice-chairman Donald Kerr appears alongside supporter John Hirdle, amongst others, in this latest issue whilst I’m sure I saw Buzzette’s minder in the post Walsall edition.

Jo has definitely refined her presenting technique, too, and even managed to root out an Arsenal fan (who was apparently hospitalised with frost bite) in this one. I’m very much looking to see her do battle with the Sky team on Friday. Come on Jo ! Why not even see if you can rope one of their team in for a chat?

Hey, with Lloyd Owusu deservedly being welcomed into the hall of fame (and more on this tomorrow), he’d be a cracking guest to bag. Or even how about that as a subject of discussion?

Which player do supporters think should be entered into this elite group ?

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Lloyd Owusu – back at Griffin Park this Friday

At the end of the day, Clive, a good idea is going to see similar ones follow suit. Coke and Pepsi; Grandstand and World of Sport. The Last Word and, erm… well, you get my drift.

Terrace talk may come over as the club take on Beesotted, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a crack aswell.

Keep up the good work, Jo. Here’s to the next edition.

terrace talk – the latest edition

Nick Bruzon

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3 Responses to “What’s the talk about ‘Terrace Talk’ and Lloyd?”

  1. tfalbb January 14, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    Ooh, ooh! As you bring up grammar and spelling, may I suggest you write the following on a post-it note and attach it to the side of your screen (or write a quick macro if you do these blogs in Word).

    When you type …
    … tow the line YOU MEAN toe the line.
    … chomping at the bit YOU MEAN champing at the bit.
    … torturous YOU MEAN tortuous.
    … begs the question YOU MEAN raises the question.
    … miniscule YOU MEAN minuscule.

    Thanks. 🙂

  2. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) January 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    Will be great to see Lloyd at Friday’s game. Always so positive in his outlook and a great Bee. As for future Hall of Famers, it will never happen but id love to see Denny Mundee inducted, just because he was brilliant, great to watch, and as a Bournemouthian Bee one of our own (well for me anyway).

    I hope BeeTheDJ is up & running tomorrow night as I have the perfect choice. But like 99% of my requests unlikely to get played! But instead we will get ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ instead, which I thought was a great choice for the Bowie tribute on Tuesday!

    I must confess ive not seen Terrace Talk either online or at the game!

  3. gordonbankole January 14, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

    All I can imagine Nick is that Terrace Talk must have improved massively since the opening efforts, as they were utterly embarrassing.

    However, definitely a step up to get the likes of John Hirdle (no relation to Gus?) on camera – genuinely nice bloke, Bees stalwart x 1000 and someone who always has insightful observations on any game.

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