Luke James Coulson
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Weston Super Mare
Cardiff City FC
Oxford City FC
Ebbsfleet United FC
Hello Luke – Introduce yourself…
Who was the player, or players, you looked up to most growing up, and why?
Firstly, David Beckham, growing up as a Manchester United fan, it was impossible not to love the idol that is Beckham.
Secondly, Zinedine Zidane, I fell in love with his quality and the way he plays the game, majestic is the only word.
Thirdly, Wayne Rooney, the passion and enthusiasm he has for the game combined with his ability was just phenomenal.
Lastly, Ronaldo, what can you say. He’s just scored his 1000th goal at his age. Frighteningly good.
Luke you have played ten years in the academy at Manchester City FC. How did you experienced the youth competitions?
I always thoroughly enjoyed my time at Manchester City. I was given the opportunity to play in the U19 Champions League and to play against amazing young players.
In November 2012, you signed for Cardiff City FC in the Championship. And you made your debut for Cardiff as a substitute in an FA Cup defeat against Macclesfield Town on 5 January 2013. How important was that moment for you ?
Hugely important of course, however, I was told I would be starting the game but events happened which meant I only came on late as a substitute and I always look back to think ‘What If’ I started that match and played well for 90 minutes.
After two seasons, you signed in January 2015for Oxford City FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between these clubs?
Yeah naturally the club had less funds and it was do it yourself. Train in your own clothes, bring your own food, small minibus to games instead of luxury travel. It’s the little things you take for granted.
In the first half of the 2016–17 season and after six goals, you moved from Eastleigh FC to Barnet FC for a club record fee (this time a record sale for Eastleigh FC). How did you experience your period by Eastleigh?
I loved Eastleigh FC. I joined in the January and the lads were amazing, I remember the squad being brilliant, very welcoming and just a good group of players to be around which I felt helped me mature as a player.
Luke, you made your Football League debut for the Bees as a substitute against Newport County AFC on 21 January 2017. How important was that moment for you ?
I never look upon my time at Barnet with great fondness, in all honesty, it’s clear from the statistics that my time at the club wasn’t successful. I wasn’t given an opportunity to progress after that moment and so it lost its significance. However, I hope to experience that moment again.
In July 2017, you signed for Ebbsfleet United FC, where you made 61 league appearances during two season. Why did you leave Ebbsfleet United FC ?
I left due to the problems at the club which have been well documented. I wish the group of players we had could have achieved what we wanted because we were so close and it was a fantastic time to be at the Fleet. Despite the disappointing end, the club seem to be in a much better position now.
You have played at several football clubs. At which club did you learned the most?
I would have to say Manchester City just due to the fact of how long I was there and the age I was as I was developing.
Luke, What are your targets for this season?
My targets for this season are to match my 15 assists of last season and aim for 10 goals as it was goals that lacked last year in my game.