team mates

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - Ed Up­son - Mil­ton Keynes Dons mid­fielder

Best mate at the club? Prob­a­bly Dean Bowditch. I’ve known him for a long time and we’ve been at a few clubs to­gether. He is some­one I would say I’m clos­est to at the club, even though he’s been here a few years and I’ve only just come in this sea­son. Last to buy din­ner? Paul Down­ing is prob­a­bly the tight­est man I’ve ever seen. He’s nor­mally al­ways in the toi­let when the bill comes af­ter a meal! I think he for­gets his wal­let most of the time as well. Worst dressed at the club? I’d give an­other nom­i­na­tion to Dean Bowditch. He’s re­cently had to take his flares to get them ta­pered at the tai­lors. I also think he still wears his jeans from 1998. Dressing room DJ? Chuks Aneke nor­mally takes con­trol of the DJ set be­fore a game. He’s quite good, to be fair, but even if he wasn’t you’re not al­lowed to say any­thing to him, any­way! You just do what­ever he tells you to do. The songs are usu­ally very good. He loves his mu­sic and he’s al­ways lis­ten­ing to some­thing new, so we trust him. Late for train­ing? I’d say Nicky May­nard. We’re all fairly punc­tual, but on the odd oc­ca­sion some­one is late it will prob­a­bly be Nicky. He doesn’t make bad ex­cuses, though. He’s straight­for­ward. Teacher’s pet? When the new fit­ness coach came in, I saw Ge­orge Bal­dock in a full track­suit in Hol­land & Bar­rett, straight af­ter the first ses­sion, along with him and Ge­orge Wil­liams! It was only a cou­ple of days af­ter the coach had ar­rived, so the Ge­orges moved fast. First on the dance floor? Ge­orge Wil­liams is lively on a night out. He’s got a few moves and tech­niques he likes to show off when we go out. He’s just gen­er­ally a rhyth­mic man. Most likely to dis­grace them­selves at the Christ­mas party? That’s prob­a­bly Daniel Pow­ell. Dan is al­ways a bit crazy. He just goes nuts. He’s very lively, but not just at par­ties. That’s his char­ac­ter all over. Worst tat­too? I’d have to say my room-mate, (goal­keeper) David Martin. He’s got two dragons on his back. I have asked him about their mean­ing, but I don’t think he’s too happy about them. There are two on his shoul­der blades fac­ing each other, for some rea­son. I think it was some­thing he got when he was younger and now he’s stuck with them for­ever. Par­tial to a sunbed? Ge­orge Bal­dock – he’s very keen to look his best at all times. He’s turned up to train­ing a bit or­ange a few times, but in his de­fence he’s not the only one at the club who likes a sunbed... Go­ing to make the best man­ager? Def­i­nitely skip­per Dean Lewington. He’s been around the block a bit, he’s seen ev­ery­thing and he’s a good voice around the dressing room. He’s re­ally good, a top pro­fes­sional, and when he speaks he knows what he’s talk­ing about, so you just lis­ten and hear what he has to say.

Paul Down­ing

Chuks Aneke

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