Team mates

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS - Ox­ford United winger

Best mate at the club? I will go for Chey Dunk­ley be­cause I knew him from Kidderminster Har­ri­ers be­fore. We spent three years there to­gether, so we got to know each other pretty well. We don’t so­cialise much be­cause he still lives up there, but we hang out at the club. Last to pay for din­ner? I will go for Chey again. I think he would be the last one. He looks af­ter him­self and that is it! It is just word of mouth and I feel he would be that per­son. Worst dressed? There are a few, but I will go for Phil Ed­wards be­cause he is an older guy and is past it for the type of stuff which is in fash­ion nowa­days. Dress­ing room DJ? That is pre­dom­i­nantly Rob Hall, but some­times Chris Maguire tries to take over. Rob puts on the usual club and R’n’B stuff. He is a big fan of Dr Dre, so that is of­ten blar­ing out. Chris puts on sim­i­lar stuff, too, to be fair. Some­times the lads do not like it and go against it, but he is strong and leaves it on. Late for train­ing? Wes Thomas is aw­ful for it. We call him Late­ness. He is bet­ter now be­cause he starts ear­lier for re­hab on his in­jury, but be­fore that he had the nick­name. It has gone past the point now where it is se­ri­ous and all the lads just laugh at him. I am pretty punc­tual. I al­ways try to get in for nine and we do not have to be in un­til 9.30. I al­ways make sure I get in early. Teacher’s pet? We don’t re­ally have one. None of the boys likes to get close to the gaffer (Michael Appleton) be­cause he can change his mood very quickly. He is the type that is quite stern so no-one re­ally gets too friendly with him. Ev­ery­one keeps their dis­tance! First on the dance floor? Chey Dunk­ley loves to try, so I will go for him. A lot of the guys hold back, but Chey goes for it. He is all right, to be fair. He likes his mu­sic so he gets up there and puts in the ef­fort. I will get up if it is a good night. I like to get up and have a go. I don’t know who is the worst be­cause so many hold back. Maybe they are all re­ally bad! Most likely to dis­grace them­selves at the Christ­mas party? We had a Christ­mas party at the start of De­cem­ber down in Lon­don. It was a long way be­cause we played Bury away that day, so it would have made sense to go to Manch­ester. But the staff were hav­ing theirs in Manch­ester, so we did not want to go there, too. It was well or­gan­ised and we went to Win­ter Won­der­land. Ev­ery­one was still a lit­tle drunk the next morn­ing! It was a group ef­fort. Worst tat­too? I don’t even know who has them. Only a few. I have a few all over my body. I never get the mick taken out of me and they all mean some­thing, so that is the main thing. We don’t have many play­ers with tat­toos, strangely. Who will be the best man­ager? Joe Skarz and Char­lie Raglan just eat, sleep and breathe foot­ball. They watch ev­ery doc­u­men­tary and know all there is to know, so I will go for them.

Wes Thomas

Chey Dunk­ley

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