Bath City FC
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Larkhall Athletic FC
Frome Town FC
Bath City FC
My Name is Joe Raynes, I’m a Right Back for Bath City FC, But known as a utility man as I have played in several positions during my time at the club.
Who are the most important people within football environment?
The most important people for me are the players I am playing with, when you have a good dressing room which you get on with so well and know they try to get the best out of you in training and on the pitch, it helps a lot!
Joe, you started your football career by Odd Down AFC and Larkhall Athletic FC. How did you experience these periods?
I was very young, and I was very late to develop, so coming into men’s football half the size and half the weight to what I am now, was tough to get into.
After your time by Larkhall Athletic FC, you moved to Frome Town fc. Was there a lot of difference between these clubs?
There was a difference in the teams you were facing each week, more athletic and physical, I learned a lot in my time coming up through from those leagues.
You joined to Frome Town FC in July 2017 and was immediate an hit with the Southern League side. How did you experience your time by Frome Town FC ?
I enjoyed my time at Frome FC, I was playing regularly and managed to score a lot of goals from midfield.
Your Bath City debut was on 4 July 2018 against Dartford FC. How did you experience these day?
Apart from the result, it was a Great experience!
What is the most important football lesson you have learned and who taught you that?
Most important lesson Is to keep yourself as fit as possible to go back into pre-season because then you are one step ahead, if you are the fittest you can be, then all you need to think about is the ball, if you have to work on your fitness too, then you have more than just the ball to think about.
In which match did you get the most nerves (goose bumps) ?
I’d say the most nervous I’ve felt was at home to Torquay when we won 3-2, biggest crowd I’ve played in front of, and I had been so ill that week, I actually lost 9lbs in 6 days so felt horrendous, but adrenaline must have got me through the game.
What were your highs and lows during your football career?
High point in my career was last year getting nominated to play against Herefordshire for England C. Low point in my career is getting rejected by league clubs when I was younger.
You are a firm favourite amongst the Twerton Park faithful. What are your personal goals for this season?
My personal goals for this season, is to better my season from last year, more assists, more goals and to reach those play off places again.