Padraig Amond Newport County Striker
Best mate at the club?
I get on with all the lads quite similarly. It’s only the second dressing room I have ever been in where everyone gets on. I don’t think anyone doesn’t like anyone else and that is rare. The other one was at Grimsby.
Last to buy dinner?
The least likely person to pay for it would probably be Joe Day – he is a little bit tight-fisted, which is worrying because he is a goalkeeper, so he has got some big hands. He’s a big lad too, so I’m a little bit worried now – but I’d pick him.
The Fifa king?
I am not sure who it is because they all claim to be. If you ask Antoine Semenyo, Tyreeq Bakinson and Josh Sheehan, they will all tell you they are the best. When they are playing on the bus, they all seem to be beating each other so I don’t know.
If you asked the lads, they would probably throw my name out there. Just to cause a little bit of controversy, let’s say Joss Labadie. I know that will hurt him because he has got his own clothing company and it is quite nice. To be fair, when all the lads go out and have a go, everyone is well-dressed.
The pre-match dressing room DJ?
Dan Butler is the dressing room DJ. He took one song from everyone at the start of the season and stuck it on a playlist, and now he has added a few more himself as he has got more confident.
Me. Everyone else would probably say me. I am one of the older players and a bit more senior. I have also done my coaching badges, so I will often be talking to the manager (Mike Flynn) about different things like opposition we are coming up against and if I can help in any way, obviously I do. I’ve got a really good relationship with the boss, which is what you want as a player – so I can see why the lads are saying I’m teacher’s pet.
First on the dancefloor?
Dan Butler has got a couple of moves and so does Labadie and then the rest just filter in. I am a ‘can’t dance, won’t dance’ kind of guy and I’d rather stand at the bar with a drink.
Most likely to disgrace themselves at the Christmas party?
The Christmas party was cancelled this year because of the FA Cup replay (against Wrexham) but we had a smaller one ourselves when the time was right. Nick Townsend was last man standing but the jumper he came out with at the beginning of the night didn’t make it home with him. It ended up folded up into a pint glass and then it was held up as a scarf for a You’ll Never Walk Alone song because Liverpool were playing. The jumper has seen better days. He still doesn’t know who did it – so I can’t tell you that.
Going to make the best manager?
Andrew Crofts and myself. I have finished my A Licence and Crofty is in the middle of doing his at the moment. We look after the U16s together, so it would definitely be one of the two of us.