The Jewish Chronicle


Ashley Hirschberg­er (Hertswood Vale)


Age: 25

Lives: Bushey

Occupation: Sports sponsorshi­p executive Nicknames: Ash, Fazzer

Team supported: Arsenal Position: Anywhere in defence Previous clubs: Maccabi London Lions, Kenton Maccabi, Aldenham Falcons, Jewdinese Status: Recently off the market Likes: All sports, slide tackles and sunsets

Dislikes: Vegetables, early mornings and trips to Essex on a Sunday morning

Football idol: Thierry Henry (but I play more like Nacho Monreal)

Which boots do you wear? Adidas x17.1

Pick your best five-a-side team (players played with): Adam Zaidman, James Neidle, Josh Wood, Ollie Brill, James Millett Famous look-a-like: Used to be Thomas Vermaelen … not so much any more

Favourite ground: Highbury Favourite food: Steak and chips Favourite kosher restaurant: Hummus Bar

Favourite holiday destinatio­n: Rio De Janeiro

Favourite film: Don’t mess with the Zohan

Favourite car: BMW I8

Actual car: Vauxhall Astra

Big match preparatio­n: Wake up 15 minutes late, relax in the dressing room, spend 30 seconds as a team visualisin­g how the game will go Worst-dressed team-mate: Josh Gorb

Dream date: Margot Robbie Career highlight: Winning back-to-back Players’ Player of the year at Vale (don’t think I’ll make it a hat-trick!) Most embarrassi­ng moment: Breaking my collarbone and two fingers in the same year Claim to fame: Being caught on camera cornering Thierry Henry for a picture when working at Sky Sports One regret: Not going to a Boca Juniors’ game while travelling

Motto: Don’t take no for an answer from someone that doesn’t have the authority to say yes

Studs or blades? Studs Bagels or rye bread? Bagels Shwarma or falafel? Shwarma


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