DEN­NIS WISE ASKED ME: “DO US A FAVOUR AND PUT THAT GUY IN THE STANDS...”

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play or are they not? Any­one that’s in an off­side po­si­tion is al­ways in­ter­fer­ing with play be­cause you’re af­fect­ing how the de­fender stands and how he’s push­ing up or drop­ping off. If you’re off­side, you’re off­side! My proud­est mo­ment was play­ing for Aus­tralia. You dream of that when you’re a kid and ev­ery time you had a chance to play for Aus­tralia it was a very proud mo­ment. If it wasn’t for foot­ball I wouldn’t have been able to meet and be­friend so many great peo­ple of all na­tion­al­i­ties around the world. When you play over the years, you meet so many dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters in foot­ball and some of them stick more fondly in your memory than oth­ers. You might have a re­la­tion­ship or a bond with some­one that you might not speak to for five years, but then you might come across them again and it al­ways brings back so many great mem­o­ries. Three words that sum me up would be tall, white and gin­ger. If I had one wish I would rewind the clock and do it all again! There’s a lot of things you think you could change and you don’t want to change the course of your life, but if I could go back and start my foot­ball ca­reer again I would. There’s noth­ing bet­ter than play­ing foot­ball – it’s the best time of your life.

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