THIS WEEK: Dean Lewington – MK Dons
Putting the public and private lives of players under the spotlight
ON THE SPOT:
Position: Defender Date of Birth: 18/05/1984 Marital Status: Been going out with my girlfriend Neve for nearly five years Former Clubs: Wimbledon Car you bought? A black Audi A3. CD you bought? Teenage Icon by The Vaccines. Goal you scored? scored a free-kick against Walsall last season. Their goalkeeper had just been sent off so it was their right back in goal, but I don’t think the keeper would have saved it either! Time you were sent off? Swindon away this year for an alleged elbow. Injury? Four years ago when I strained my ankle ligaments and I was out for about a month. Trophy won? The League Two title with the Dons in 2008.
THE JURY’S OUT
Tea or Coffee? I hate them both. Beans on toast or pasta? Pasta. It’s either that or a bit of scrambled egg or chicken pre-match. Caribbean with the missus or Magaluf with the lads? Caribbean with the missus. I’m getting old now so it’s time I started settling down. Eastenders or Corrie? I don’t really watch either. Big Brother or X Factor? My missus watches Big Brother so I end up watching it occasionally. Megan Fox or Jessica Alba? I’d probably go with Jessica Alba. Who did you support as a boy? I was a bit of a glory hunter. It was Liverpool but that changed to Man United when they started getting good, in about 91. And from then on, it depended on my dad. I followed Palace, Brentford and Fulham. Who is the best player you have played with? I played with Didi Hamann towards the
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end of his career. And Keith Andrews was brilliant for a season with us in League Two before he moved to Blackburn. Who is the loudest manager you have played under? Martin Allen. He’s a lot more sensible than people give him credit for but he is very surreal. He’d put dance music on in the dressing room instead of doing a warm-down. He can lose his temper quite easily and he lets you know when you’re not pleasing him. What three words best describe you? Honest, reliable and solid. Which newspaper do you read? I don’t really read a paper because it’s all online. Which TV football pundit makes you cringe? Mark Lawrenson. He says some weird stuff. And who do you really listen to? Gary Neville speaks a lot of sense, as long as you can ignore the accent. Do you have any superstitions? I went through a stage of not cleaning my boots when I was younger, but it was just an excuse to get out of cleaning them! What are your hobbies outside of football? I’m quite into my golf. Which five people would you invite round for a dinner party? Jesus, because I’d like to hear what he’s got to say. Elvis, because I’ve always respected his music and I’m sure he’d have a few good stories. I like Johnny Cash and I’ve got a lot of his records so I’d have him too. I need someone funny so I’d invite Micky Flanagan. And then I’d have Mila Kunis just to make it a little bit more attractive.
Who is the worst dressed player at the club? There are quite a few contenders. Probably Ian McLoughlin. He’s about six foot four but he thinks he’s a size medium.