Team mates

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS - Andy Wil­liams

Best mate at club? It is tough be­cause we have a good group here, but I would say Craig Al­cock. I have known him for a num­ber of years and he was a guest at my wed­ding. He is a friend of the fam­ily and stands out. I get on well with a lot of the lads, though. Last to buy din­ner? Now we’ve signed Matty Blair, he is the out­stand­ing can­di­date! Not so much from go­ing out, but we are led to be­lieve he and his wife didn’t ex­change presents to save costs this year! I can’t imag­ine what they did Christ­mas morn­ing! Worst dressed? I don’t want to ham­mer Matty Blair, but he is a strong con­tender as he prob­a­bly does not want to spend any money on cloth­ing. Liam Man­dev­ille is scruffy at times, but I will have to go for Matty! Dress­ing room DJ? It was Cedric Ev­ina, but there was a mixed re­cep­tion from the lads, un­for­tu­nately, as he likes hiphop. Niall Ma­son has it cur­rently but I don’t think it’s go­ing down so well. The young ones like it, but the older ones don’t. Aaron Tay­lor tends to have con­trol of it in the gym and he keeps every­one happy, so he should have a go. Late for train­ing? Ric­cardo Calder is not very good at his time-keep­ing. He strug­gles a lot, es­pe­cially when there is a change to his rou­tine. He is a reg­u­lar in the fines book and con­trib­uted nicely to the Christ­mas party in New­cas­tle. Teacher’s pet? Tommy ‘Fer­gu­son’ Rowe gets a lot of stick. The gaffer likes Tommy and had him be­fore, so they get on well. He is a good player, though, so it is clearly work­ing well for him. First on the dance floor? I think Liam Man­dev­ille fan­cies him­self as a dancer. We have not had too many nights out as a team, but from the bits I have seen I think Liam is not afraid to throw a few shapes. When I was a bit younger, I fan­cied my­self, but I def­i­nitely don’t have any rhythm any more! I spe­cialise in the ‘dad dance’ now. Most likely to dis­grace them­selves at the Christ­mas party? It is weird be­cause the group is re­ally good. I can’t stress that enough. Some of the younger boys get a bit ex­cited and have a few too many too quickly. Liam Man­dev­ille did that and maybe that’s why he dances the way he does. He crashed and burned a lit­tle bit this year, but we don’t have too many like that. Worst tat­too? We did no­tice our youth team coach, who shall re­main name­less, has Pop­eye on his rear end! The lads are quiet and re­served here. A lot of them don’t have any and those that do have good taste. Par­tial to a sunbed? James Cop­pinger stays well tanned all year round. He has a very nice house up north some­where and I guess he has a sunbed in there. I can’t imag­ine it’s the weather which keeps him that colour! Go­ing to make the best man­ager? I would like to have a go at it. I am good at Foot­ball Man­ager, but I’m not sure if that has any rel­e­vance when I hang up the boots.

Craig Al­cock

Cedric Ev­ina

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