Team mates

Trevor Car­son - Hartle­pool goal­keeper

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Best mate at club? I am clos­est to Nicky Feather­stone. When we went on our pre­sea­son army camp, we were shar­ing a room. It’s a pretty good time to bond! Last to buy din­ner? Scotty Fen­wick is prob­a­bly the tight­est. He’s in charge of the fines but he would never get one him­self. All the boys wind him up about it. The FIFA king? Most of our away trips are about ten hours long and the lads pass the time by play­ing FIFA on the bus. Scott Har­ri­son is the undis­puted cham­pion. If you don’t get white­washed by him, it’s a re­sult. Worst dressed? Josh Near­ney, one of the younger lads, thinks he buys all this ex­pen­sive gear and looks good but it doesn’t work. He is go­ing for the gang­ster look. Dress­ing room DJ? Jake Car­roll plays a lot of R’n’B stuff, which isn’t too bad. We ac­tu­ally bought a juke­box be­tween us with the fine money but it went miss­ing, so we just use a phone or an iPad. Most skilful? Kal Nai­smith – you can’t get the ball off him and he will some­times go around seven or eight peo­ple. He is very com­fort­able on the ball and you can see that on a Satur­day. Late for train­ing? Matthew Bates has been late about 20 times this sea­son. He got his front tooth knocked out against Wim­ble­don and, since then, he has been turn­ing up about an hour late. He says he’s been at the den­tist but that must be an ex­cuse – no­body goes to the den­tist that of­ten. Teacher’s pet? Scott Fen­wick would be the chair­man’s pet be­cause he fol­lows him on Twit­ter and re-tweets ev­ery­thing he writes. Michael Woods was a teacher’s pet but he has been out of the team in the last few weeks so it’s there for the tak­ing. Worst cook? When I first signed, a few of us shared a flat and ev­ery­one cooked for them­selves. Peter Den­ton had the plainest chicken and rice ev­ery sin­gle day. First on the dance floor? Kudus Oyenuga – even at weight ses­sions, the mu­sic will come on and he’s bop­ping around. Scott Har­ri­son fan­cies him­self a bit, too. Most likely to dis­grace them­selves at the Christ­mas party? Be­fore the first game of the sea­son, the chair­man put on a party for ev­ery­one and their fam­i­lies and the new sign­ings had to sing a song for our ini­ti­a­tion. Brad Walker wasn’t even a new player but he was up there, tak­ing the mi­cro­phone off the chair­man! Worst tat­too? Fen­wick has got ‘Scott’ on his lower back and it is ter­ri­ble. Never puts the phone down? Jack Car­roll is a sin­gle lad and he is never off the phone. The rule at Hartle­pool is, if the phone is on silent, it’s fine, so it’s quite laid back. Par­tial to the sunbed? Fen­wick again – you don’t get that tan in the north east. He must be on a sunbed. Go­ing to make best man­ager? Matthew Bates talks a great game. Lots of peo­ple will say stuff but he will take ev­ery­thing in and then say his bit and it will make sense.

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