THIS WEEK: Joss Labadie – Notts County
Putting the public and private lives of players under the spotlight
ON THE SPOT
Position: Midfielder Date of Birth: 30/08/1990 Marital Status: Single. Girlfriend: Indie Former Clubs: West Brom, Shrewsbury (loan), Cheltenham (loan), Tranmere, Torquay (loan) Car you bought? Mercedes ML 250, it’s all right. I like 4x4s, it’s better than the C Class I had. CD you bought? I think it’d be Craig David, he’s my guilty pleasure. Goal you scored? My last game for Torquay against Bradford. It bobbled up nicely on the edge of the box and I stuck it in the corner. Time you were sent off? Against Notts County two years ago for Tranmere. We ended up winning 1-0 and I kicked someone off the ball, I thought I’d got away with it but the ref saw me. Injury? I did my medial ligaments in my left knee earlier this season. It wasn’t too bad – I was out for about five weeks. Trophy won? Academy player of the year at West Brom in 2007. I don’t think I’ve won anything since then!
THE JURY’S OUT:
Tea or Coffee? Coffee, it’s just stronger and gives you more energy. Beans on toast or pasta? Pasta’s a bit boring, so beans on toast. You can put ketchup on it and I have ketchup on everything. Caribbean with the missus or Magaluf with the lads? I’ll say Caribbean with the missus – I’ll be in trouble otherwise. Eastenders or Corrie? Eastenders. Being a southerner, it’s closer to home. Big Brother or XFactor? X-Factor, I’m a big fan. Megan Fox or Jessica Alba?
TIME ADDED ON:
Who did you support as a boy? Arsenal, but I only went to Highbury once. I always looked up to Ian Wright and Patrick Vieira. Who is the best player you have played with? Kevin Phillips at West Brom. I only played with him in pre-season but he was always one step ahead of everyone. Who is the loudest manager you have played under? Probably Mark Yates at Cheltenham. He’s never frightened to have a word. What three words best describe you? Loyal, committed and joker. Which newspaper do you read? The Sun, my mum always bought it. Which TV football pundit makes you cringe? Mark Lawrenson. He seems really arrogant. And who do you really listen to? Gary Neville and Jamie Redknapp. They both know their stuff. Do you have any superstitions? I always put my right shinpad and boot on first and then I stick my shirt on last. What are your hobbies? Playstation. I’m a big FIFA man. A few of the lads play me but I’m the best. Julian Kelly and Krystian Pearce try but they just don’t compare. Which five people would you invite round for dinner? David Beckham, Ian Wright, Patrick Vieira, Lee Evans and Barack Obama. The first three are my footballing idols, Lee would bring some banter, and Obama could talk about some politics.
Who is the worst dressed player at the club? Enoch Showunmi. Some of the stuff he wears is awful.