Matt Harrold –
Best mate at the club? We’ve got a car school – five of us – so we’re all pretty good mates. Jon Ashton, Jimmy Smith, Lee Barnard and Youngy (Lewis Young). We’re all pretty tight. We all travel together for a couple of hours a day. You become quite close! Last to buy dinner? Lewis Young. That’s partly because he’d pick me. With all of his millions, you don’t see much of it. The FIFA king? I’ve never even picked up a controller, but I hear Bobson Bawling talk about it a lot. I don’t even know how to turn on a computer. Worst dressed? Luke Rooney has come in for a bit of stick for his dress sense on a few nights out we’ve had. But then there’s also John Ashton because of the 16-year-old Birkenstock sandals he wears every single day. Luke Rooney wears bootleg trousers, which went out of fashion five years ago. He’s got to let them go. Dressing room DJ? Youngy does the tunes along with Joe Mac (Joe McNerney), but Joe’s taste is a bit questionable. It’s a bit varied, but I suppose variety is the spice of life! I don’t even know what it is he plays. Old, random tunes which no-one seems to know. He gets a bit of stick for them, but he doesn’t really care, which is good. Youngy does a lot of the matchday stuff, which is decent. Most skilful? Roarie Deacon would be up there – he’s tricky. Hendo (Conor Henderson) is also technically very good, but Roarie nicks it. Late for training? The lads moan at me a lot for being five minutes late for the car school every morning. They might have a point! Teacher’s pet? Jon Ashton. He’s never far away from the manager, always crawling around him. Best/worst cook? I’d put myself down for best cook. I can do anything – especially the high end stuff. Jimmy Smith doesn’t even know how to do toast. First on dancefloor? Jon Ashton. As soon as the tunes are on, he does the same old stiff dance every morning. He does pilates which he doesn’t shut up about. He talks about it every minute of the day – it’s not as if it helps him on the dancefloor! Most likely to disgrace themselves at the Christmas party? Jimmy Smith, because last year he didn’t turn up on the Sunday. He had about three beers the night before and was struggling the next day. We remind him about it quite a lot. Worst tattoo? Jon Ashton has got the ten commandments down his back. Pretty shocking! Never puts their phone down? The whole team! It’s just unbelievable what technology is doing now. People are losing the art of conversation. Pretty much everyone is glued to the phone. It’s a crime if you do it in the canteen and a few have been caught. Going to make the best manager? I’ve done some badges and I could be OK. Woody (Freddie Woodman) seems to have his head on his shoulders and is quite sensible. I can see him being a very good goalkeeper coach. Maybe Simon Walton as well. He’s such a moaner he might just naturally become a manager.
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