Padraig Amond New­port County Striker

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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.

Worst dressed?

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.

Teacher’s pet?

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.

Joe Day

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