team mates

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - James Bit­tner New­port County goal­keep­ing coach

Best mate? I would say its Joe Day as he’s a goal­keeper and I am the goal­keep­ing coach. I think it would be a stretch to find a bet­ter League Two keeper – I would even go as far as to say League One as well. He is a good lad. He’s a good trainer and hope­fully he will be play­ing a lot higher soon. Last to buy din­ner? Ben Tozer. He is tighter than a dead heat! We had a bet once as a joke for a ten­ner and for the last two months, he has been nag­ging me for this £10 note. He is a real night­mare. Worst dressed? Mark O’Brien. He comes in nor­mally in a pair of sweat shorts with tight leg­gings un­der­neath, and a hoodie. Joss Labadie has his own clothes la­bel, so he thinks he’s got a bit of style and he wears his own gear in as well. He comes in with some stuff to model and sell to us – a lot of lads buy it, stupidly. He’s rak­ing it in! Dress­ing room DJ? Tom Owen-Evans – part-time foot­baller, part-time DJ. I am not sure if that is of­fi­cial but the lads say he is a DJ... He plays a lot of the stuff the young lads are into but he can mix it up a bit. Late for train­ing? Paul Hayes, who is a new sign­ing of ours. He has been late quite a lot in the past few weeks. Other than that, the lads aren’t too bad. Paul is the only one who has been caught out. I think he is trav­el­ling a fair dis­tance and the M4 is a night­mare. Teacher’s pet? Tom Owen-Evans, again, to the point where you can’t touch him in train­ing be­cause it’s a free­kick. Mark O’Brien has found this very frus­trat­ing in the past six or eight months – there have been a few out­bursts about that. He has come through the academy and our man­ager (Michael Flynn) was the academy man­ager, so he feels like he is his prodigy. First on the dance floor? Jazzi Bar­numBobb – he thinks he has a few moves but he mixes up am­bi­tion and abil­ity… Most likely to dis­grace them­selves at the Christ­mas party? Mark O’Brien, with­out a shadow of a doubt. He’s a crazy Ir­ish­man – no holds barred. He hasn’t done any­thing too bad, he is just very loose. He is one of those that you don’t push too much be­cause you know he will do any­thing. The boys had their Christ­mas party in Dublin, which is his home city, so I am sure he was act­ing out a lit­tle. Best at FIFA? I’m not sure, to be fair. Mar­lon Jack­son fan­cies him­self on Foot­ball Man­ager though, it’s all he talks about. FIFA doesn’t get men­tioned that much – it is more Foot­ball Man­ager. Mar­lon fan­cies him­self as a bit of a José Mour­inho. Worst tat­toos? Sean Rigg is a qual­i­fied tat­too artist. He prob­a­bly has some bad ones knock­ing about but he will have just cov­ered them up. Best man­ager? Ben Tozer. He is cap­tain sen­si­ble. He likes his foot­ball and he likes play­ing Foot­ball Man­ager as well. He is quite an in­tel­li­gent lad as far as foot­ballers are con­cerned, which isn’t say­ing too much!

Tom Owen-Evans

Ben Tozer

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