I’ve given you time to digest this afternoon’s announcement I think by now, so here’s the follow-up article for those who haven’t listened.
Following discussions between us and the club, we’re delighted to announce an exclusive live podcast, recording at the club next Monday (9th) in front of a proper audience. The intimate gathering will be by application only and will feature me and Ben recording the show and boasting very special guests indeed. We’ll then release the recordings over the following week.
The special guests? That’s the big bit, right? Me and Ben are no draw, so how about Liam Scully? Still not tempted? Oh well, we’ll throw in the Big Apple himself, club manager Michael Appleton. Yeah, how about that? Michael Appleton’s first live event outside of the press conferences and it’s going to be on a sofa with me and Ben. Madness.
We’re going to be inviting between 20 and 25 guests and anyone is welcome to apply. You have to be quick though; we’re looking to confirm the guest list by Thursday, so drop us an email if you want to come to email@example.com. That’s all you have to do; it’s free to come along as well, but well be drawing names out of a hat before releasing this week’s podcast.
It’s going to be held at the ground, possibly in the 1884 suite or the boardroom, depending on where Ben feels the sound will be best. Doors will be at 5.30 pm, with a 6 pm start expected.
That’s pretty much all we know right now; we may get a player pop by, we may not, but we will definitely have the manager relaxing with us on the sofa, chewing over the fat and hopefully having a few laughs as well. Liam will be there, he’s been a guest before and we’re going to be delighted to welcome him on and maybe we’ll have a few surprises too. You want to be there, don’t you? Well, you know what to do. You can apply for two tickets if you come as a pair, but make that very clear on your application.
This is such a unique and exciting opportunity for us and for you. Thanks in advance to the club, especially to Liam (who first sparked the idea in a chat with ben) and to Terry Hibberd who has been thrashing out the finer details with me over the last week or two.
You can find the announcement podcast here if you basically want to hear Ben say the things you’ve just read as well as have us discuss a few questions as well.
Seriously, how mad is it? Me and Ben, two blokes who record a podcast that sounds like we’re in a pub chatting, getting a super-exclusive interview with the Lincoln City manager and chief executive, and you, 25 readers or listeners being rewarded for sticking with us through swearing, technical glitches and Ben’s constant absence to come along and witness it. Think ‘In Bed With Paula Yates’, only without Paula Yates and a bed. So perhaps a bit more ‘On The Sofa With Gary and Ben’, featuring Michael Appleton, Liam Scully and who knows what?
Apply by sending an email saying ‘I’d love some of that’ to this address firstname.lastname@example.org